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Blatant Plug for My BX
Posted 29 January 2008 - 02:37 PM
My 1.7 TGD non turbo Diesel Saloon.
In 1849 Aliens crashed in Fleetwood, the resultant radioactive mush of metal had lain buried irradiating the population and accounting for their inherent strangeness and George Formbyâ€™s fondness for the resort until it was discovered and excavated in 1989 and transported to France where skilled craftsmen were employed to whip and cajole unskilled pre revolutionary peasants into building the BX we have on offer today.
Extensively fettled and brought back to life by El-Presedente last summer the car received many new parts, including a new clutch, LHM, new flexis, some new pipes, rear brakes overhauled and replaced in the way only El Presedente knows how, a set of four brand spanking new Firestone Eco tyres and some spit and polish. Surprisingly rust free (probably has something to do with the lack of sunshine roof. Rises quickly (apparently to do with the lack of PAS). Liberal application of Humber bilt brown to the chassis legs and so on will hopefully see it remain that way.
Olympic Blue (apparently this is a good point)
Nope, thatâ€™s about it, cant think of anything elseâ€¦..
Brakes fine, but fronts nearing the end of their life rears have bags of life in them.
Needs a couple of dash pod bulbs or one of those infra red night goggle things would do the trick.
Some car park dings to the nearside
Front bumper painted by a colour-blind midget with a yard brush
94500 miles (and rising daily)
MOT till the end of May 2008
Rent if required at cost price
Service history and book of paperwork you could beat a whale to death with.
Spartan inside, I mean really really Spartan â€“ once you have played with the electric window switches thatâ€™s your excitement done for the day, I mean really, go and have a little lie down â€“ donâ€™t wear yourself out â€“ save the wireless for another day possibly as its just too much â€“ I didnâ€™t and now spend my days unfulfilled and living dangerously. Only yesterday I stopped Mike Tyson in the street and told him his mother sells whelks in Hull, I did this whilst wearing trousers with 10kg weights in each pocket so I could not run so fastâ€¦...
Just sampling the tweedy upholstery does it for me, and looking at all the blanking plates are on the dash where switches in higher spec cars would live. Hours of fun can be spent imagining what goes where â€“ alternatively I like to fit non working push buttons and pretend they are triggers for machine guns and take my vengeance on other road users, I am of course still taking the tablets and my Doctor says I m doing well.
1700 non-turbo diesel excitement. â€“ 50 â€“ 55 mpg
Bosch fuel injection system (wink wink nudge nudge).
Located a stones throw (by a very strong man, or even one of those siege engine things) from M65 J1 / M61 / M6 Interchange.
Email me if you are feeling mascohistic.
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2014 Seat Ibiza 1.2 S A/C 5dr - Boring company car
1988 Austin Metro 1275 Auto - Vanden Plas!
1987 Lada 1200s
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Posted 31 January 2008 - 12:58 AM
Even in major supermarkets where it's now about 75p a litre, it's still a large saving on the price of diesel (112.9p per litre here).
Buying it fresh is nearly as dear as diesel ffs!
Posted 31 January 2008 - 01:27 AM
1986 Austin Montego (Exec) 1986 Fiat Uno 1986 Volvo 340 DL 1991 Ford Escort 1.6 1993 Ford Transit (Smiley) 1992 Peugeot 205 1.1 1994 Fiat Punto 2000 Ford Transit (Smiley) 1987 Mazda 323 GL 1994 Peugeot 405 GLX 1995 Peugeot 405 GLX 1997 Citroen Xantia 1.9 TD SX 1997 Citroen Synergie 1.9 TD SX
2000 VW Golf GT TDi
Posted 31 January 2008 - 10:20 AM
2003 Renault Espace IV 2.0 petrol - living up to its reputation...
Posted 31 January 2008 - 12:38 PM
Posted 31 January 2008 - 05:24 PM
I used a hand fluid pump for veggy oil if I got it in big drums, they're made by Draper and about Â£4 from the local motor factor.Gravity, a hose and your mouth to start the flow off works quite well too... 50/50 is wise at this time of year.
You can get 20ltr drums of new veg oil in CostCo for just under Â£14, so at 70p/ltr it's 40p less than dinoderv from the pump.I've not gone higher than a 50/50 mix, but the car does seem to run a little smoother. Lovely chipshop smell from the exhaust too.Only issues are the ideological (if more people use fresh veg oil for fuel, that means fewer crops will be used for food), and the physical - I have to decant the drum to a jerry can, 5 litres at a time, and then put it in the tank...
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