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New Cdx
« on: March 10, 2013, 11:12:59 AM »
Well I picked up the CDx from Lancashire yesterday.
Its a bit of a mixed bag and I will be asking for advice and parts LOL

Good points
Seems to be totally rust free
Interior generally very tidy
Drives very well
20SE engine with no Cat
Full MOT and 6 months Tax
Cruise works (sort of, drops off when you get a gear change)
Air-con (might work)
Heated seats work
New rear doughnuts just fitted
Most dash/switch lights work
Recent cambelt and pump
Diffs quietish

Problems (in order of requiring fixing priority)
Heater only operates on Hot (Suspect broken Cable)
Blower only works on full, and not too powerful there (Switch/motor/res pack)
Grundig display and CD player knackered, surface error (Probably fit modern)
Sun Roof opens but doesn't close (easy fix switch)
Cover missing on pass side indicator
D/S rear door window inop
Other windows only go up and down in jerky steps (ideas?)
Clip missing on D/S rear door lock knob
ABS light doesn't come on.......at all (Shouldn't that fail MOT?)
Fuel warning light perm on (Gauge works)
Drivers seat height seized
Few bits of loose trim
Aerial seized half up
Leaky rocker cover, though had new gasket and filter
Runs very cold
Paint on Bonnet and roof is much worse than pictures indicated

So a little peeved that none of these faults where not fully disclosed prior to me going down but thats life.
Its got potential to be very good though so just got to sort niggles

Ill get photos up soon as snow melts





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Re: New Cdx
« Reply #1 on: March 10, 2013, 11:51:55 AM »
is this the one on e-bay at mo for buy now 900.00?

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Re: New Cdx
« Reply #2 on: March 10, 2013, 11:54:14 AM »

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Re: New Cdx
« Reply #3 on: March 10, 2013, 11:58:07 AM »
Well I picked up the CDx from Lancashire yesterday.
Its a bit of a mixed bag and I will be asking for advice and parts LOL

Good points
Seems to be totally rust free
Interior generally very tidy
Drives very well
20SE engine with no Cat
Full MOT and 6 months Tax
Cruise works (sort of, drops off when you get a gear change)
Air-con (might work)
Heated seats work
New rear doughnuts just fitted
Most dash/switch lights work
Recent cambelt and pump
Diffs quietish

Problems (in order of requiring fixing priority)
Heater only operates on Hot (Suspect broken Cable)
Blower only works on full, and not too powerful there (Switch/motor/res pack)
Grundig display and CD player knackered, surface error (Probably fit modern)
Sun Roof opens but doesn't close (easy fix switch)
Cover missing on pass side indicator
D/S rear door window inop
Other windows only go up and down in jerky steps (ideas?)
Clip missing on D/S rear door lock knob
ABS light doesn't come on.......at all (Shouldn't that fail MOT?)
when selecting carlton on the mot computer ,the screen shows "CAT,ABS,RWD"
 It could be that the ABS has been removed,if so,it is possible to disregard the ABS light when testing, read the VOSA MOT handbook about that.
or ABS may have been overlooked/bulb removed. you can "piggyback" a bulb on the ABS ECU loom to see if the bulb is blown or been removed,without taking all the dash out. ;)
Fuel warning light perm on (Gauge works)
I've a spare dash / clock for the SE carlton if it's the PCB on clocks
Leaky rocker cover, though had new gasket and filter
Has the gasket has been seated correctly between the lugs on the underside of the rocker cover  ::)
Runs very cold
Thermostat stuck open is very common on the carlton init  :P
Paint on Bonnet and roof is much worse than pictures indicated

So a little peeved that none of these faults where not fully disclosed prior to me going down but thats life.
Its got potential to be very good though so just got to sort niggles

finding one without rust is the main BIG plus,
the minor faults won't be hard to fix





« Last Edit: March 10, 2013, 12:09:01 PM by Dave the Builder »
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Re: New Cdx
« Reply #4 on: March 10, 2013, 12:02:53 PM »
pic  clicky
If the ABS is "removed/disabled ,you think they'd remove the ABS decall from the rear  ;D
more pics clicky
vinyl roof and carbon fiber wrap film for the bonnet John ??  :D
I'd try some silicone lube spray on the window runners,though it may be dry grease on the inside mech.
check and make good all earth points too ,especially the strap from alternater  to block AND the bunch of earths near the battery on the inner wing.
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Re: New Cdx
« Reply #5 on: March 10, 2013, 01:12:56 PM »
Well as the guy who sold it to me appears to be the MOT tester then anything is possible
pic  clicky
If the ABS is "removed/disabled ,you think they'd remove the ABS decall from the rear  ;D
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Re: New Cdx
« Reply #6 on: March 10, 2013, 01:25:08 PM »
Then he'll know how to use the MOT rules to avoid non safety critical fails.
It's well worth reading through the MOT testers guide book ,very helpful when prepping a car for mot.
guide clicky

If an ABS or ESC system has been intentionally rendered inoperative, the whole system must be removed.  However, this does not apply to sensor rings or other ABS components which are an integral part of another component e.g. brake disc or drive shaft.
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Re: New Cdx
« Reply #7 on: March 10, 2013, 01:59:58 PM »
Well I have a year before I need to worry about the ABS ;)
More concerned with heater at the moment, had to drive back with window open LOL

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Re: New Cdx
« Reply #8 on: March 10, 2013, 02:17:58 PM »
Hope you get it sorted soon John, just wish you had been in a position to of had my 2.6 as it had none of the issues you seem to of inherited with yours.

Sorry PSL, I deleted this post by accident

I would have preferred the 2.6 but its all about timing ::)

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Re: New Cdx
« Reply #9 on: March 12, 2013, 08:36:19 PM »
glad this survived , its the burgundy one whos owner died . really nice guy who told me garage wanted lot of money to cure inop heater . the paintwork laquar peeling should rub down and relaquar ? leaky gasket i told him to get gauze changed in cam cover as did not know existed

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Re: New Cdx
« Reply #10 on: March 12, 2013, 08:56:43 PM »
The 20se cam cover breather filter is removable metal filter that can be "washed"
unlike the breather filters in later 8v offerings
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Re: New Cdx
« Reply #11 on: March 12, 2013, 10:25:16 PM »
Got a receipt for new filter fitted last year with gasket.
Reckon the heater is a broken cable, I'll dig in later this week.

Cars really solid and drives well, if a little 'Juicy'.
Will sort the problems and take for a professional opinion on the paint, seems to be a contamination rather than just lacquer peeling.
Plan is just to use as a weekend toy rather than daily driver so hope to get it in good condition

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Re: New Cdx
« Reply #12 on: March 12, 2013, 10:34:09 PM »
The heater cable that operates the flaps on the heater matrix has a blue outer,
the outer is clipped to a lug and comes un-clipped ,and you loose "flap control" :P
before you source a replacement ,I'd check it's not just unclipped
I had the same issue with mine when i first got it.
spent ages removing all the bits from a donor, (which I still have somewhere),only to find the loose clip  ::)
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Re: New Cdx
« Reply #13 on: March 13, 2013, 08:15:42 AM »
Re being a bit juicy on petrol, the earlier non cat carltons do better mpg by at least 2mpg I found. You said it is non cat so it should be good mpg. However, if its a cat car and its been taken off it will be worse as everything has been designed to have the cat which gives the correct back pressure.

I used to get 35mpg on a run non cat and when they introduced the cat I got about 32 mpg.

Its one of the factors I never argeed with fitting cats. You actually use more fuel and hence more of the 'other' nasty toxins. But the German greens decided that cats were the way to go in despite of lean burn being the actual answer to less pollution, but since when have the greens been sensible.
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Re: New Cdx
« Reply #14 on: March 15, 2013, 10:50:11 AM »
Got to disagree with you there Keith. I found the difference between cat and non cat to be more than 2 mpg. A gulf of 6-7 mpg worse is a cat equipped Carlton to a non cat Carlton, on a good day :o Wasn't what I expected >:(
Everyone knows that rwd is the proper way. Some refuse to admit it.

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Re: New Cdx
« Reply #15 on: March 23, 2013, 09:04:54 AM »
All been a bit quiet on this, weather, selling a house and other issues.
Using it as a daily at the moment as the Rover catastrophically failed MOT. (you think vauxhalls rust LOL)
Idea is to get something modern and economical as a daily (considering Honda Insight) then take my time getting this up to scratch properly.
Hoping the paint might sort with a mop and relaquer but will take professional advice on that

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Re: New Cdx
« Reply #16 on: March 26, 2013, 07:08:58 AM »
Idea is to get something modern and economical as a daily (considering Honda Insight)

I was never an advocate of modern cars, but since having the Renault Scenic dCi, that view has changed a tad. Ok, I know it's a mobility car, but it has mpg figures that I could only dream of. Around town on short runs, 42-45 mpg. On the A470 dual carriageway I'm only on it for a short distance and I've seen 52 mpg. On the motorway with the cruise on I should be in the 60 mpg  region. But I still miss the Carlton ;)
Everyone knows that rwd is the proper way. Some refuse to admit it.

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Re: New Cdx
« Reply #17 on: March 26, 2013, 09:34:53 AM »
I'd had 64mpg out of the meriva and the torque is amazing, it blows away most things being the turbo derv but like you say kev there is no substitute for the Carlton, it's just modern day life needs modern day mpg due to fuel costs.