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PostPosted: Mon Sep 23, 2019 5:30 pm 
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Hello guys and girls

We bought a tx1 a while back to use as a family car, we probably do a maximum of 3000 miles per year.

Since we got things have started going wrong.. not hugely wrong but just a pain.

It blows out quite a bit of black smoke from the exhaust, the drivers windows have stopped working and the brake has locked on on the drivers side.

Also I can only count 3 gears on the automatic gearbox whilst driving... which doesn’t seem right.

I confess, not great at fixing and tinkering with vehicles.

It definitely needs new brake lines and probably a whole lot more...

Does anybody know of an honest place that I could take it to get looked at? I’m all for getting it fixed one problem at a time, however I don’t want to waste money on something that is not worth it.

We live in Rickmansworth which is close to Watford if that helps...

We have our third child on the way so I would like to have our transport sorted ASAP one way or other..

Many thanks for taking time to read this ;)


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 24, 2019 6:52 am 
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I would google the firms that rent out black taxis to the trade, as they will all have garages and mechanics that do nothing else but repair London cabs.

I just googled London taxi garage and got these.

https://www.blacktaxirentals.com/black-taxi-cab-repairs

http://www.mhtaxisltd.com/

Bound to be loads more, but not sure how near they are to you.

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 25, 2019 7:23 pm 
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Look to London to buy a new old one. The owner drivers there are being paid up to £10,000 to de-commission and buy a new electric one. They are having to go through a full test before drivers are being paid out. We are buying TX1s and 2s up to '09 from £400 to £1500. Use your old one for spares or scrap it.

https://www.gumtree.com/p/other-cars/lt ... snow.co.uk

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