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#1 OFFLINE   ruffgeezer

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Posted 08 November 2015 - 04:07 PM

So as some of you will know, I bought a ZX estate yesterday because dugong is a git.

 

Dugong posted this for sale;

 

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Which he was selling near to me, but by the time I'd had some time at the NHS's pleasure, it was sold.

 

There is nothing worse than being told you can't have something, so immediately fired an "Or best Offer" on this one.  It'd been knocking around on ebay for a couple of months, and I'd been idly watching it's price drop, as I have on so many cars but then not bothered to buy. This time it was different, because dugong is a git.

 

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Asking price £250 with an option to make an offer, which I did because dugong is a git.

 

I bartered the car to £150, and arranged to collect it on Saturday morning, taking my Mother-in_Law along as co-driver in the wife's Berlingo.

 

 

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I went prepared but this turned out to be unnecessary as when I arrived, the car struck up first time, although I suspect there may be a dodgy glow plug as it was a bit lumpy to start with.  I rescued my tools and spares from the Berlingo and sent it and M-i-L on their return journey and we filled in the paperwork for the sale.

 

After a quick call to add the car to my insurance, I was all set to return to base with my newly purchased shed.

Except I couldn't, the keypad beeped a new tune and the car refused to even turn over, this all seemed familiar as I had recently been speaking to Dugong whilst he was stranded on a Peterboghorror petrol station forecourt.

 

After attempting to jump start it from the spare battery, I elected instead to swap it onto the car and then success!

 

No stops for Pez on the way home, I took a more scenic route than just blatting up the A17, but rejoined it in time for the BFO gun shot instead;

 

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The return journey was reasonably uneventful, immediate thoughts are as follows;

 

  • Tracking required urgently
  • This 1.9td couldn't pull the pisser off a chocolate mouse.
  • Both rear window regulators are fucked
  • Like many well used Citroens, the steering wheel is made of ick.

 

When I got it back to base, I had a closer look at the little horror, and had my minions give the insides a bit of a clean.

 

Something here is NOT factory fitted;

 

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Bonnet lends it's name to a forum member, it's rough:

 

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Looks a little less shitty now it's had a wash:

 

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Minions at work:

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It has MOT until Feb but I think I will see if it will test early so I can release it once we are out of the worst of the winter. 

 

It doesn't seem too bad on balance, but not as pretty as that white one up there which is the reason I bought this one in the first place, that's right, dugong is a git!


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Posted 08 November 2015 - 04:17 PM

Looks ok.

Most ZX's need mucho welding by now.

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Posted 08 November 2015 - 04:40 PM

Does it need a good service or something? The TDs in these are normally mega quick.


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Posted 08 November 2015 - 04:56 PM

The 4th glowplug is almost never changed as they are a twat to access.

 

I have to echo Cav's sentiments - I've had four or five 1.9NA dizzles now and never found them slovenly. Perhaps its not delivering enough dino juice - you can adjust the pump.

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Posted 08 November 2015 - 05:26 PM

Lovely, top buy!

Get the glowplugs changed, find a motorway or dual carriagway and hold it in 3rd and boot it up to 80, then 4th and do 10 miles, then rag it back through all the gears. Should see a lovely cloud of shit out the back and it should be alot faster! Mine does this if I drive like an old lady for a few weeks.
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Posted 08 November 2015 - 05:27 PM

It was none of those, it was the 3/4" of slack in the throttle cable that did it!


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Posted 08 November 2015 - 05:32 PM

Dugong has a lot to answer for.  I do like a micro-estate and the ZX is one of the more stylish offerings out there.  Top purchasing.


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Posted 08 November 2015 - 06:24 PM

Presume slack cable/poor performance explains why it was so cheap, hope the owner gets to hear about it ! lol


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Posted 08 November 2015 - 06:30 PM

Well done Dougong I say.


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Posted 08 November 2015 - 06:30 PM

No, the purebred rancidity results in it's low value.

 

It's had paintwork on the LHR door, well I say paintwork, what I really mean is at some point in it's life it has been driven through a puddle of silver paint and some stuck, that door is awful and lumpy.


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Posted 08 November 2015 - 06:47 PM

We have had our ZX TD estate for 4 years and every man and his dog has borrowed it from us and found it useful.

I did have a hatchback as well but I lost that to a broken cam belt, if you get to like yours it's worth doing the cam belt.

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Posted 08 November 2015 - 06:56 PM

It was none of those, it was the 3/4" of slack in the throttle cable that did it!

I was going to suggest that when you told me how it idled, I found mine used to idle too low when the cable went slack  - its not as nice as Dugongs ZX though - I always think white cars look so much nicer than Silver...

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Posted 08 November 2015 - 08:23 PM

No you are correct that white looks nicer, but it also goes matt and is the worst for rust.


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Posted 08 November 2015 - 08:26 PM

You know, I think I've got some wheels that would fit that  :-D



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Posted 08 November 2015 - 08:31 PM

Hehe, pop them over in t'mornin? :D


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Posted 10 November 2015 - 05:43 PM

Right well this definitely needs a pair of rear window regulators, if anyone happens to spot some on their travels, please let me know!

 

Current plans are to drag it to work at some point and swap the winter wheels onto it.


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Posted 10 November 2015 - 05:47 PM

You can rebuild worn teeth on regulators with weld if you can A: be arsed and B: it has toothed metal regulators.



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Posted 10 November 2015 - 06:41 PM

I know of a pair of ZX hatchbacks that have been sat for a couple of years. I can enquire if you like?


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Posted 10 November 2015 - 06:46 PM

Mine are the earlier sort with the cable regulators, to swap to the later type would mean changing everything including the glass!

 

Sealtainn if you wouldn't mind asking that'd be great, BTW there is another batch of stickers en-route, not sure how long a carrier pigeon takes to get to you mind!


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Posted 15 November 2015 - 05:32 PM

I went out to the ShedX today, just over a week since it's triumphant return to base, only to find it had drained it's battery enough so as it wouldn't start.

 

I left it on charge for the day and got my own back by throwing a load of damp kitchen units in the back of it, I have spent almost all day finishing up our kitchen and I FUCKING HATE CHIPBOARD RAAAAAAHHHHHHHH HULK SMASH!


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Posted 19 November 2015 - 08:16 PM

Ok so due to me being fickle and quite busy and the fact I've bought another car since buying this, I've elected not to hang onto this grufty little shedex.

 

I've had to put a new battery on today, but I will swap it for a good second hand one if someone wants it for price I paid for it.

 

Mot until Feb 2016

Starts, stops and drives ok (a bit steady if anything)

WILL NEED WELDING FOR MOT

rear window regulators knackered

paint shit.

Generally quite miserable, like driving around in Morrisey's head.

 

£150 or take it with it's sparkly new battery for £190?


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Posted 20 November 2015 - 12:36 AM

I am a git. GLWTS.
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Posted 20 November 2015 - 11:21 AM

I'm tempted to make this a raffle of abject misery, nothing says FU like buying someone a 3 quid a ticket for a horrible car.

The current influx of really moody old shit at critical mass. I'm still grumpy about missing out on the Austin 10. Today's offering was a rusty, dented, flat white 3dr 206. I didn't bother with that one.


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Posted 20 November 2015 - 11:33 AM

A car for less than a pint... Bargainous

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Posted 20 November 2015 - 11:38 AM

26 & 27 & 34 please


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Posted 20 November 2015 - 11:52 AM

I'd take 3 lucky dips on a raffle.

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Posted 20 November 2015 - 11:53 AM

Yep 3 for me as well ...

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Posted 20 November 2015 - 11:53 AM

Screw it. I blame fbp7 and my saxo for liking diesels at the minute and welding on mot won't be a concern as it will probably end up shagging a hedgerow before then. 20 and 32.

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Posted 20 November 2015 - 12:01 PM

Daryl, step away from the shagged old Citroen.  No, this one.

 

DO IT NOW.

 

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Posted 20 November 2015 - 12:05 PM

But but but but........ I'm stocking up inventory for the inevitable
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