Project "save the 16v" begins

Anything about BXs
User avatar
Kitch
Over 2k
Posts: 6203
Joined: Sun Jul 03, 2005 9:36 pm
Location: Fareham, Hants
x 49

Post by Kitch » Sat Sep 23, 2006 9:10 pm

Its all back in one piece! Runs very well, more like a purr!

Gave it a quick test, it sprang a leak. Shit I thought!!! But it turned out to be the washer bottle....relief!

Tomorrow see's its proper clean and tidy up. Pics to come. Then its MOT time, after that someone will need to show me the readys :lol:

User avatar
Philip Chidlow
Over 2k
Posts: 11570
Joined: Fri Oct 07, 2005 1:08 pm
Location: Chelmsford, Essex
x 15

Post by Philip Chidlow » Sun Sep 24, 2006 1:25 am

Not being negative or anything, but wouldnt running it for a few hundred miles help reassure any potential purchasers? :wink: :lol: Unless there's a warranty! :lol:
• 1992 Citroen BX TZD Turbo Hurricane
• 2006 Xsara Picasso 1.6 16v

User avatar
Kitch
Over 2k
Posts: 6203
Joined: Sun Jul 03, 2005 9:36 pm
Location: Fareham, Hants
x 49

Post by Kitch » Sun Sep 24, 2006 12:02 pm

Philip chidlow wrote:Not being negative or anything, but wouldnt running it for a few hundred miles help reassure any potential purchasers? :wink: :lol: Unless there's a warranty! :lol:
I would if it were taxed and insured. I'd use it daily until it sold :lol:

User avatar
Philip Chidlow
Over 2k
Posts: 11570
Joined: Fri Oct 07, 2005 1:08 pm
Location: Chelmsford, Essex
x 15

Post by Philip Chidlow » Sun Sep 24, 2006 12:09 pm

Make sure you get some good final pictures of it. I think the photographic record you've made is great. Well done, Kitch.
• 1992 Citroen BX TZD Turbo Hurricane
• 2006 Xsara Picasso 1.6 16v

User avatar
Kitch
Over 2k
Posts: 6203
Joined: Sun Jul 03, 2005 9:36 pm
Location: Fareham, Hants
x 49

Post by Kitch » Sun Sep 24, 2006 12:15 pm

Thanks

I'm not going to give it a full clean today after all. Thought it might be better to wait until its actually for sale and MOT'd, otherwise it'll sit here getting dirty.

Going to fetch my own 16v later on and attempt to limp it home :lol:

User avatar
Mike E (uk)
1K Away
1K Away
Posts: 1115
Joined: Sun Aug 14, 2005 9:10 am
Location: High Wycombe, Bucks

Post by Mike E (uk) » Mon Sep 25, 2006 12:02 am

Good Job you have done there Kitch.

IIRC, the engine bottom end came from Luke.

You are right, it did have air-con. Takes more oil to fill.

That's the engine Vanny & I took out of a friend's H reg bx, it had only done about 76k. That bottom is very heathy, and it ran very nicely last winter before the car was scrapped because of accident damage.

It is pleasing that another bx has been saved by the donor.

Mike