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#31 OFFLINE   beko1987

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Posted 06 March 2019 - 12:30 AM

Yep, thanks for all your help with it! Wouldn't have it otherwise!

I've been spoilt by 5 successive turbo diesel cars! It's slow, steering is very heavy, its noisy over 70.... But my god its fun! Like slipping back into an old friend!

Lots of nice little bits to do, fit the droplinks in the boot for one! Hoping my wheels from the 406 fit, their 15" not 14... I'm also having loud thoughts about seeing if the drivers seat from the 406 will bolt in... Probably won't though... I miss my arm rest!

Those spotlights are fucking brilliant too! It's like driving in daylight with them on

Was a bit lost on the empty motorway, but during my commute, it'll be fab!

Thanks daz and bramz!
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Posted 06 March 2019 - 09:59 AM

Office achieved! Bar having to plan overtakes a bit more, including a 5th to 4th shift at 60 to keep going as I did an overtake it's grand!

Not sure the 406 wheels will fit though, their alot bugger. Ned to post up both tyre sizes and see what the panel thinks
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Posted 06 March 2019 - 10:04 AM

Office achieved! Bar having to plan overtakes a bit more, including a 5th to 4th shift at 60 to keep going as I did an overtake it's grand!

Not sure the 406 wheels will fit though, their alot bugger. Ned to post up both tyre sizes and see what the panel thinks

 

Lift kit? :mrgreen:


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Posted 06 March 2019 - 03:15 PM

Not sure the 406 wheels will fit though, their alot bugger. Ned to post up both tyre sizes and see what the panel thinks

 

The wheels themselves will physically bolt on and should be the correct offset if they're 406 ones (later 206/307 ones are wrong though).  The tyre profile (195/65R15 on a 406 isn't it?) will be too tall though and I suspect will foul the rear arch.



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Posted 06 March 2019 - 04:17 PM

Ah buggar, that's the sensible practical answer I wasn't hoping for... But that I expected after seeing the difference!

Anyone want some 15" 406 wheels with brand new winters and good rears? Free to collect, or £35 posted!
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Posted 06 March 2019 - 05:01 PM

I saw this in daylight for the first time properly at lunchtime! It's quite tidy on the outside, few giffer dents here and there but that never bothers me

 

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It has an engine (surprisingly) but all this room to work around it is very new and alien to me.... (2.2dci I'm looking at you)

 

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Low mileage, some possibly careful owners, then bub...

 

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However, every speck of dirt it has picked up in it's 57000 miles of life is all in the carpet...

 

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Which I'm looking forward to sorting out, possibly going to be a carpet out job, but I'll see how the steam cleaner and vax shifts it!

 

Immediate plans are to fit the droplinks from the boot to the car, as the knocking noise from the drivers side rivals what I made the 406 start doing after destroying it's droplink, and maybe flick a vacuum around to get the worst of the scum out, and see how many more of Bub's belongings I can find, and fit my headunit.

 

More medium term plans are to drive it until payday and spend some actual money on it! The plus sides of this are parts are very cheap (timing belt and waterpump kit for £30 etc) and it takes the same oil as the 406, and I have a brand new bottle of that ready to go, which saves some dough!

 

The steering is very heavy, heavier than my old 1.4 was. I'll check the steering UJ as that caused problems in my old Volcane, and see what the power steering fluid looks like

 

The gear linkage is comically baggy! Like I can make the lever go on a meandering detour from 4th to 5th... Anyone know if there's any bushes or such that go?

 

Maybe lift the rear seat cover and see how fucked it is, bub says it's torn alot and to not look

 

Try not to buy things for it that are cosmetic (anyone got a keypad assembly? Mine is missing buttons...)

 

 

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Posted 06 March 2019 - 05:05 PM

I didn't find the steering bad at all so you've made me feel really good about my gym regimen now.

Baggy gear changes sound like all of the ZXs I have ever had.
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Posted 06 March 2019 - 05:07 PM

I'm noticing it!

 

Could be a combination of:

 

I've been driving modern over-servo'ed crap for too long

I'm a massive flabby bastard

Something amiss but not terribly because as you say, it steers fine


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Posted 06 March 2019 - 05:10 PM

I suspect it's the first one. I found 406 steering really oddly light on both that one and another.
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Posted 06 March 2019 - 05:49 PM

Tidy little car.

Am sure it will respond to some two bucket wrongism. I guess you likely have the most bullet proof car in the universe being a former Bub car that survived his gentle ministrations.
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Posted 06 March 2019 - 06:01 PM

Free pen! Jammy. If anyone can clean those carpets then it's you!

 

57k is very low, should have plenty of life left.


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Posted 06 March 2019 - 06:02 PM

I'll have you know I was careful with it. And I never lifted the matslts up. I washed it outside when I fetched it and only having it a week and shit weather I never got round to hoovering it out
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Posted 06 March 2019 - 06:03 PM

I stand by my comments PMSL.
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Posted 06 March 2019 - 06:04 PM

And the roof doesn't leak and it works

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Posted 06 March 2019 - 06:04 PM

 

 


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Posted 06 March 2019 - 06:06 PM

Pictures of the interior clean please. I like your cleaning threads. Any money under the mats or just the blue biro?
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Posted 06 March 2019 - 06:06 PM

Bub AKA Hairy Brenda.
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Posted 06 March 2019 - 06:10 PM

Leave hairy Brenda out of this....
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Posted 06 March 2019 - 06:25 PM

Pictures of the interior clean please. I like your cleaning threads. Any money under the mats or just the blue biro?



I found bubs debit card under the drivers mat... Might tax it off that!
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Posted 06 March 2019 - 06:26 PM

And the roof doesn't leak and it works


I opened it earlier actually and it opened fine! And closed again which is a win in French car bingo!
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Posted 06 March 2019 - 06:30 PM

It tilts and slides too. The debit card is of an unused account I leave open for reasons. At this point it's empty. It's never had anything in it either yet.

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Posted 06 March 2019 - 06:42 PM

Your ph2 Lag2 looked nice!
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Posted 06 March 2019 - 06:45 PM

Your ph2 Lag2 looked nice!


It was! Far prettier than the ph1 in my eyes
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Posted 06 March 2019 - 06:46 PM

Excellent purchase! I have a ZX fetish too...

Can't quite see which carpets that ZX has but some are horrible to clean. It's easier to take it out and jetwash it than spend hours hoovering and scrubbing it!
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Posted 06 March 2019 - 07:22 PM

Also, you probably already know this, but keep a couple of bungees in it...

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Posted 06 March 2019 - 07:25 PM

I am contemplating just removing the carpet to clean, it's the horrible type that my old 1.4 had, rather than the lovely type the volcane had!

Bungee's, is that for the door latch failings? The rear drivers one bounces, and the check strap does nothing...
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Posted 06 March 2019 - 07:43 PM

Yes, it usually only happens on really cold mornings but my latest one does it all the time. Not had chance to look at it yet.

You should put it on the 'ZXs of Autoshite' thread
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Posted 06 March 2019 - 07:46 PM

I’m not particularly fussy about clean car interiors, but that’s gopping in there.
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Posted 06 March 2019 - 07:47 PM

Mines all the time. I shall fire a variety of liquids at it one day and see if it helps

My old blue 1.4 was a bastard for freezing the doors shut. After 2 weeks of freezing weather I boiled the kettle as I put my shoes on to go out, got the door open, turned the engine on, left the door open and put the kettle back and shut the door

Yes, I need to update that thread, well reminded!

You've not got any odds and sods kicking around have you? Keypad is missing buttons, or an oddments tray would be sweet... Parcel shelf is mega fucked too! And the drivers wing mirror does not adjust, even by force it flops down again after a few miles, gr9 for pulling out into l2 for an overtake...
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Posted 06 March 2019 - 07:48 PM

I’m not particularly fussy about clean car interiors, but that’s gopping in there.


it stinks! It's worse in the boot tbh, I've not dare investigate yet...
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