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On 8/9/2021 at 7:59 PM, SmokinWaffle said:



That's.....not meant to be that melty. I figure it's had some crap on it, more resistance over time, more heat, repeat, melt. I'll give it a clean up when I get a second and see how it goes and keep a close eye - might have to replace that connector though. I probably should anyway.

Oh - I also picked up a garden swing seat in it the other day but forgot to take a picture. Boo.

Am I right in thinking that this is a H4 bulb holder? Now it's getting darker I really need to replace this and a H4 looks about right...I could go outside and take a closer look but it's much warmer on the sofa!

On 8/11/2021 at 10:14 PM, adw1977 said:

I will admit to also owning a pair of black crocs.

Check moneybags out over here - these are shoezones finest. :-D

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  • 6 months later...

This has been off the road since the MOT expired in November, just had other things going on. 

Wife's Corsa then failed the MOT on the airbag light in late Jan which has been a saga, hopefully over soon, leaving us with no car 

In the meantime I picked up an Aygo with an engine light for very cheap, gave it an oil and filter change, Italian tune up and the engine light is all good so that's been our reliable runaround for the past few months. Actually quite like it. Sweet little thing. Aircon and cup holders too. 

I miss the BX dearly, always starts even after sitting though. Went into it a month or so ago and there was a small lake in either footwell which was nice. Took out the carpets, rolled them out and dried in the garage, and put little moisture collector's in it which have done a great job. 

Taking a proper look at it soon to make a list of what I know is needed, and I'll pop it in for an MOT to see what it fails on. 

I know one of the backs of the front arches is questionable, sills probably could do with cutting out and freshening ( although not an MOT failure I don't think, just I know what lurks). Also the fuel pipe on the injection pump keeps popping off every now and then no matter what I do. 


Aaaand it has a leaky injector seal. 


Stay tuned, hopefully movement soon. 


At least now the MOT will be near summer so I'm not scrambling around in winter :)

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Two months already? Life doesn't slow down does it.

Got a mostly free weekend - off for a week next week on a little much needed getaway then have a free Sunday after that. Figured I'd take a quick look this eve and start it up at the weekend for a bit of a once over, and book the MOT for either next weekend or the weekend after.

Battery dead for the first time - not surprising but impressive. It's sat for nearly 8 months and has only been started to jump start a couple other cars - at least 6-7 times and only now is the battery flat.

Sills are looking....well, see for yourself:



Not great. But I'll take a better look when I can raise it up.

Popped the battery out and busted out the trusty Halfords battery charger that has served me well the past few years:


Will hopefully start it up tomorrow and check the various fluid levels, LHM, rust, that leaky injector and take it for a nice little uninsured poke around the bloke to see what's what.



Sitting in it and smelling it, just being in it brings me such joy and happiness. I miss it so much esepcially with this nicer weather and want to get it back in use! Soon my pretty, soon.

Also there is now a big fuck off spider that lives next to one of the front spheres in the engine bay. Like, it's huge. I'm hoping it's gone by tomorrow.

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After many months of no movement (car wise at least - life has been very busy elsewhere), we have acquired a house of our very own with a chuffing great garage w/a workshop area out back. House needs renovation - but the garage doesn't. BX was moved in two days after we got the keys. 



LOOK AT THE SPARE SPACE AROUND THE CAR. It even has electric heating if needed, and storage overhead.

First time in over a year it's been out of the elements and it was genuinely a very happy and almost emotional moment getting it in there. Finally in a place where I can give it the care it needs. Since we had more rain and some snow it's acquired a large amount of water on the passenger seat and carpet, which has caused some mould to start to form - so it couldn't come soon enough.

The car itself was also so excited it couldn't contain itself, and had a large diesel piddle on the road outside. New neighbours loaned me their pressure washer and hose to get it all cleaned up / washed in the drains as when it started to spread out with the rain it was a large hazard. 


Nothing gives better new neighbour first impressions than causing an environmental hazard immediately.

The line from the injector to the pump has a couple pinholes in it now it seems and was spraying out like nobodies business. Only noticed after I'd been talking to the recovery driver for 5 minutes though after unloading!

Also pictured, cheeky Berlingo £400 driveway find that I got the other week. Sitting for a year, but went straight through an MOT an put it immediately into use. Stripped out the back to use as a van for the house stuff/tip runs, job's a good'un. Already more than earning it's keep.

Probably no updates for 3-6 months at least, as we'll be mega busy with the house - but at least in that time it's not filling with water or rusting away in the elements!

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Good luck with the new place, sounds like you got the workshop/house condition the right way around and that garage is proper fancy with it's tiled flooring and whatnot.  I bet the water is getting in through the front passenger door seal again.

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On 12/27/2022 at 6:32 AM, somewhatfoolish said:

Going to start a house thread so we can tell you you're doing it RONG? Nice garage, is there room at the far end for a workbench?

There is, but I don't need it because it has a separate part through the door at the back right which is an attached workshop/space. I'm extremely happy with it!


On 12/27/2022 at 2:05 PM, vulgalour said:

Good luck with the new place, sounds like you got the workshop/house condition the right way around and that garage is proper fancy with it's tiled flooring and whatnot.  I bet the water is getting in through the front passenger door seal again.

Thank you - appreciate that. And it certainly is by the looks of it. Looked at it again today though after being in the garage for a few days. Much less condensation - I'll get  dehumidifier in there in time / when I'm not doing a constant episode of 60 minute makeover on repeat!

On 12/27/2022 at 5:17 PM, GrumpiusMaximus said:

I’ve seen the estate agent’s pictures of the inside of the house.  Don’t change a thing!  It suits the BX perfectly!

In ripping off wallpaper and such we actually found some writing and it appears to have been redecorated in 1986 last - so it lines up with when the BX rolled off the forecourt nearly! But no. It smelt and looked awful - pictures don't portray the stagnant old cigarette/old room smell!

On 12/27/2022 at 8:03 PM, bigfella2 said:

Are you still in Sheffield?

Rotherham, yes.

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