Bought a BX

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Bought a BX

Post by whitburn » Fri Jul 26, 2019 7:51 am

Hi i just paid £750 for a BX 17 turbo diesel with full mot, a nice interior and exterior, but very high miles and a clutch on the way out soon. 201,000 miles,
5 owners. Is that cheap, okay or expensive in your view? i am just curious.
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Re: Bought a BX

Post by Tim Leech » Fri Jul 26, 2019 10:49 am

Doesn't sound expensive, the days of BX's for £50 with MOT are long gone as have most of the cars sadly.

These car if maintained will do huge mileages, and are mechanically simple, but tend to rot away underneath but if you have a fresh MOT that's a good start!

Is the clutch slipping or is the bite low to the floor, as the cable is adjustable and that may help? (plenty on here on how to adjust)

First things first, if you intend to keep it make sure the cambelt and tensioner has been done recently, they can snap and snap the camshaft and basically scrap the car, also change the fluids including LHM.

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Re: Bought a BX

Post by panky » Fri Jul 26, 2019 11:27 am

Sounds reasonable - and I'm very jealous :D
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Re: Bought a BX

Post by Ross S » Fri Jul 26, 2019 12:34 pm

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Re: Bought a BX

Post by rutter123 » Sat Jul 27, 2019 9:01 pm

Join the turbo diesel club, should be nicely run in at that mileage, mines on 294k and it's 3rd clutch and just recently at 284k needed the turbo rebuilt
Think Tim has given you the lowdown
Great job look after it.
Clutches are reasonably easy to do I've done loads but only use Valeo as cheap ones are rubbish
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Re: Bought a BX

Post by TizzyD » Sun Jul 28, 2019 1:31 pm

Another TD owner here - mine is on 264k - as said keep on top of them and they'll go on forever! Headgaskets can be an issue so I would recommend a full coolant flush along with belt and water pump change if there isn't any supporting evidence of this work having been done recently.

As for clutches I can't advise, Ive done 107k of my own miles on my current clutch and have no idea if it's been done before I got the car.

£750 seems like a good price, I paid £400 with tax and test 7 years ago for mine with 157k on but take into account that the number cars has dropped in that time and well as more people seeing the BX as a modern classic/retro cool car than a cheap banger then yeah. £750 seems solid.
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Re: Bought a BX

Post by rutter123 » Sun Jul 28, 2019 7:39 pm

I fitted a digital water temp gauge to mine-easy to source and fit, don't rely on the "lamp of eternal death" as it will be too late your engine will have already cooked.
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