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Post by TheBig-D »

Well i weighed her in for scrap this satarday only weighed 1100kg :shock: I always thought the bx was heavier. :lol:

It was my 18th Bday & i scrapped my 1st car.. :lol: I'll never forget that one.. :lol:

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Good of you to offer parts from it to everyone else in the club, or to offer the car for sale so that someone else to do the repairs needed.

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Post by Matt H »

Oh well, you can't save 'em all I guess... But offering the car for parts would have been nice :?

I have to say that if it was my car, I probably would have fixed it, but that's just me...

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Post by kermit the frog »

GIVE IT A GO
don't let some dipstick tell you it's knackered until you have tried all that has been posted here.

some time ago i drove my BX over a small wall holeing the sump and snapping off the oil pump

second hand sump new oil pump new oil and filter and it is still going. 8)

Regards Kermit :) :)

ps Don't let it die emrgency surgery is allways an option.
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Post by kermit the frog »

sorry for my last post must be the pain killers again didn't read the second page oops :oops:

Regards Kermit :) :)
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Post by stuart_hedges »

kermit the frog wrote:don't let some dipstick tell you it's knackered until you have tried all that has been posted here.
He may be small and green, but he makes sense.

I speak as someone who's been told to scrap a very good BX (which is still on the road, three years later) because of a broken exhaust hanger.

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Post by jonathan_dyane »

TheBig-D wrote:Well i weighed her in for scrap this satarday only weighed 1100kg :shock: I always thought the bx was heavier. :lol: It was my 18th Bday & i scrapped my 1st car.. :lol: I'll never forget that one.. :lol:
Cheers mate...
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Popularity, a rare thing.
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Far too many BX's, a bus, an ambulance a few trucks, not enough time and never enough cash...

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Post by Philip Chidlow »

The folly of youth, eh? Don't be too hard on the chap.

There're still BX's in abundance. Now, if it'd been a GS or even a Visa, well....
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Post by DLM »

Perhaps we should compile a sticky for future reference: things motor trade people say about a BX when what they really mean is

"Get that old French car off my forecourt/out of my yard as I don't want to fix it or can't be bothered".

Unfortunately, I think it could be a very long list.
Relying on two wheels and musclepower since the last BX (or any car) had to go.

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Post by kermit the frog »

Sharp intake of breath
ooh thats going to cost a fortune to fix that you need to get something newer. :twisted:
Answer No it isn't cos i can fix it myself with all the help i need from my mates on the BX forum so stuff your newer crap where the sun don't shine.
See you next year for the MOT then. :lol:

Regards Kermit :) :)
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Well i never expected this many replys.. :)

Shoot me down i scrapped a bx.. :roll:

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Post by DavidRutherford »

TheBig-D wrote:Shoot me down i scrapped a bx.. :roll:
No, what you did was weighed in a complete BX that could have been repaired with a minimal amount of work, or broken for spares to keep others on the road, without mentioning to anyone on the forum that you intended to.

Had you said "I'm going to weigh in my BX, if anyone wants to buy any bits off me, or offer me scrap value for it, please contact me" that would have been a different matter. Even if no-one had replied, at least the offer had been made.

What makes this particularly annoying is that you'd already discussed what the problems are in this very thread, and knew that a number of people had mentioned that it sounds like an easy fix.

But you scrapped it.

and laughed about it.
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Post by docchevron »

/\ what he said.

It was more than likley that for the cost of alternator belt, and maybe a cam belt if you were feeling frivolous it probably would have been fine.
Maybe an hours work.

Further, even if you hadn't the inclination to fix it, someone could have repaired it easily and cheaply and kept it going.

Further still, even if the thing was cactus, you'd have made considerably more than the weigh in for the parts from the car.
In short, it was a bit of a waste.
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