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by Vanny
Tue Sep 01, 2020 7:44 pm
Forum: BX16v.com Chat
Topic: Who's on the road (or could be), who is Not?
Replies: 188
Views: 151383

Re: Who's on the road (or could be), who is Not?

I'm not too worried about mine getting wet/dirty, but I avoid taking the BX in the rain due to month long stopping distances and a lack of vision due to the floppy floppy wiper.
by Vanny
Wed Jul 22, 2020 8:11 pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Deflection Pulley/Tensioner for 16V
Replies: 3
Views: 915

Re: Deflection Pulley/Tensioner for 16V

I wonder if it's something that could be made up by an engineering firm?
by Vanny
Wed Jul 01, 2020 6:22 pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Deflection Pulley/Tensioner for 16V
Replies: 3
Views: 915

Re: Deflection Pulley/Tensioner for 16V

Fantastic question, the one I have for my car has a totally shot bearing.

I do wonder if it's possible to change just the bearing but I can't see a way to pull it apart.
by Vanny
Tue Jun 02, 2020 10:59 am
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Wanted: LH Nearside 16v front wheel trim
Replies: 10
Views: 10068

Re: Wanted: LH Nearside 16v front wheel trim

Can't find another one. Luke might know where one is lying around.
3d printing is one option, but casting another out of polyester resin might be the easier method. Saves the huge cost for scanning!
by Vanny
Mon Jun 01, 2020 7:46 am
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Wanted: LH Nearside 16v front wheel trim
Replies: 10
Views: 10068

Re: Wanted: LH Nearside 16v front wheel trim

Hmmm, I've got one on a wing. It's my only spare 🥺

Let me have an ask around, I might know where there is another.
by Vanny
Sun May 17, 2020 10:33 am
Forum: BX16v.com Chat
Topic: Ultrasonic cleaner
Replies: 1
Views: 2010

Ultrasonic cleaner

Like most Valver owners, I've got a stock of spares. Having recently sheared a rear brake calliper nipple, I knew I was going to need to rebuild on of the old ones, but the filthy state of them was really putting me off. I figured it was time to go hardcore on the cleaning and order an Ultrasonic Cl...
by Vanny
Fri May 15, 2020 7:57 pm
Forum: BX16v.com Chat
Topic: Chrome paint pen for badges
Replies: 0
Views: 1108

Chrome paint pen for badges

Over on the BXClub Facebook page, someone suggested a Molotow liquid chrome paint pen for going over my badges on the back of the car. https://bxproject.co.uk/blog/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/Chrome_01_wp.jpg The results are ace! I know its not the original factory white, but on this test part, it lo...
by Vanny
Thu Apr 23, 2020 6:54 am
Forum: BX16v.com Chat
Topic: Who's on the road (or could be), who is Not?
Replies: 188
Views: 151383

Re: Who's on the road (or could be), who is Not?

My understanding is that yhe structure of LHM is long chains. With age the chains get broken up, making the fluid thinner. Hence new LHM always performs better than broken up old LHM. But if I read that right Timmo, once you cleaned the system out with hydraflush, you put the old LHM back in and out...
by Vanny
Wed Apr 22, 2020 11:55 am
Forum: BX16v.com Chat
Topic: Who's on the road (or could be), who is Not?
Replies: 188
Views: 151383

Re: Who's on the road (or could be), who is Not?

You have that "Hydraurinçage" in then, need to cover a few miles for that to do it's thing, + - 1000 or so? Very much depends who you speak to! Pleides, who i bought it from a loooong time ago, used to run a car (possibly a yellow GSA) ONLY on the hydraflush they sell/sold. Its not the Total/Citroe...
by Vanny
Tue Apr 21, 2020 9:05 am
Forum: BX16v.com Chat
Topic: Who's on the road (or could be), who is Not?
Replies: 188
Views: 151383

Re: Who's on the road (or could be), who is Not?

Well the car came back from the garage yesterday. Repiped front to rear, 4 new tyres, an MOT. It's taxed and insured. It had new front ebc pads and discs, new pattern hand brake cables before it went in. It's on hydraflush too. It actually stops reasonably sharp now. There is a slight delay, somewhe...
by Vanny
Sun Apr 19, 2020 7:12 pm
Forum: Technical,Tuning and Modification
Topic: Electrical problem
Replies: 7
Views: 4897

Re: Electrical problem

Except that I have to disturb years of carefully gathered dust just to find anything! Worse still, answering your posts here reminded me how much I hated the near black back ground of the forum, so I fixed that. Then i remembered ho much it annoys me that the banner at the top doesn't resize, so I f...
by Vanny
Sat Apr 18, 2020 4:31 pm
Forum: Technical,Tuning and Modification
Topic: Electrical problem
Replies: 7
Views: 4897

Re: Electrical problem

I suppose your next question, is do I have an ignition barrel :D

Probably. Finding it however . . . .
by Vanny
Sat Apr 18, 2020 4:10 pm
Forum: Technical,Tuning and Modification
Topic: Electrical problem
Replies: 7
Views: 4897

Re: Electrical problem

Maybe the ignition barrel has died? Potentially the earth cable. I don't think there is a relay that would cause a complete loss of electrical power, but the ignition barrel is a bloody big isolator switch If you know the battery is good, try sticking a jump cable between battery negative and a clea...
by Vanny
Mon Apr 13, 2020 10:07 pm
Forum: Admin Announcements
Topic: BX 16valve register
Replies: 2
Views: 11552

Re: BX 16valve register

A GDPR friendly version of the BX16Valve Register has been sent for inclusion into the CCC BX Register which can be found here;

https://www.facebook.com/groups/bxclubU ... 5499857571
by Vanny
Fri Apr 03, 2020 9:57 pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: 16v bits wanted
Replies: 14
Views: 10519

Re: 16v bits wanted

Yes, found one in my desk drawer of all places