1988 BX coming to USA

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Re: 1988 BX coming to USA

Post by Kaapelimies » Fri Apr 06, 2018 2:22 pm

Well this is what service.citroen.com knows about your car:
service.citroen.com wrote: Vehicle characteristics

Vehicle family BX
AS/RP N° 04639 CJ 1 0215
Warranty Start Date 01/01/1990
OPB B00C
General information
PRODUCT TYPE CAR
COMMERCIAL MARQUE/COMPONENT TYPE CITROEN
VEHICLE FAMILY BX
SILHOUETTE 5 DOOR SALOON
ENGINE INJECTION XU5JA
TRANSMISSION BVM5 4X2
Vehicle characteristics
STEERING POWER STEERING
Fuel supply-Engine
ENGINE INJECTION XU5JA
Gearbox Transmission
TRANSMISSION BVM5 4X2
Suspension-Steering-Brakes
STEERING POWER STEERING
Body fittings
GLASS (APPEARANCE) TINTED
Interior fittings
FRONT WINDOW LIFT FRT ELECT CONTR FRT WIND LIFTR
REAR WINDOW LIFT ELECT CNTRL RR WINDOW LIFTR
Electrical
Component manufacturers
Miscellaneous
SPECIAL SPECIFICATION STANDARD
So, not very much..
BX 4x4 estate, several BX Van's and some more normal estates in Finland.

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Re: 1988 BX coming to USA

Post by antonioconceicao » Fri Apr 06, 2018 2:57 pm

No sure why but every car I get the antifreeze looks like mud after coming out of the boat

YEsterday flush all the system well before burp the system looked liked this , much better




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BTW I always have best resolt with palmolive dish detergent :D


Antonio
1990 Porsche C2 race car G Class
1990 Mercedes G 3.0 Diesel 5 speed
1968 Citroen ID20
1988 Renault 4 TL
1970 Citroen Mehari Beach Car
2007 Porsche Turbo
1988 Citroen CX Turbo
Gone and missed 1988 Renault 5 GT Turbo

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Re: 1988 BX coming to USA

Post by antonioconceicao » Tue Apr 17, 2018 3:53 pm

Hello everyone

The BX keeps adding miles, after cleaning up the colling system it runs much lower temperature and I finally got the colling looking green!

For now I park it until I have more time for it but its a great little car, no problems cruzing at 100 mph and still average 28 mpg since got to USA

some pictures of my family collection
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As you can see we like Citroen :D
1990 Porsche C2 race car G Class
1990 Mercedes G 3.0 Diesel 5 speed
1968 Citroen ID20
1988 Renault 4 TL
1970 Citroen Mehari Beach Car
2007 Porsche Turbo
1988 Citroen CX Turbo
Gone and missed 1988 Renault 5 GT Turbo

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Re: 1988 BX coming to USA

Post by antonioconceicao » Tue Apr 17, 2018 4:00 pm

Found 2 of this in our old shop , both are full

I could not found the old gauges to use it but I order a set

Car has AC option , the previous owner told me supposed to be working. When I select cold and the AC buttom the front fans come on, not sure if the compressor is on but it also could be because is not charge or too low

I understand the chances to be working after 30 years are low , but what would be the steps to test it out just for fun :D

I see one port on the bottom front but I cant find the other one , is that possible only has one port ??
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Antonio
1990 Porsche C2 race car G Class
1990 Mercedes G 3.0 Diesel 5 speed
1968 Citroen ID20
1988 Renault 4 TL
1970 Citroen Mehari Beach Car
2007 Porsche Turbo
1988 Citroen CX Turbo
Gone and missed 1988 Renault 5 GT Turbo

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Re: 1988 BX coming to USA

Post by Kaapelimies » Tue Apr 17, 2018 6:02 pm

You want to change the thermostat also, normal running temperature for BX is 83-88 celsius depending on the version (and assuming the gauge shows right).
BX 4x4 estate, several BX Van's and some more normal estates in Finland.

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Re: 1988 BX coming to USA

Post by Jaba » Wed Apr 18, 2018 6:02 pm

antonioconceicao wrote:
Tue Apr 17, 2018 4:00 pm
Found 2 of this in our old shop , both are full

I could not found the old gauges to use it but I order a set

Car has AC option , the previous owner told me supposed to be working. When I select cold and the AC buttom the front fans come on, not sure if the compressor is on but it also could be because is not charge or too low

I understand the chances to be working after 30 years are low , but what would be the steps to test it out just for fun :D

I see one port on the bottom front but I cant find the other one , is that possible only has one port ??


Yes the BX only has one charging port. It is on the high pressure side
The Joy of BX with 3 too many Citroëns. RIP one is dead now so I have two too many Citroens, till death us do part.

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Re: 1988 BX coming to USA

Post by antonioconceicao » Wed Apr 18, 2018 10:39 pm

Thanks to confirm that

Is the High pressure around 250 PSI?

Once again thanks for the help

Antonio
Jaba wrote:
Wed Apr 18, 2018 6:02 pm
antonioconceicao wrote:
Tue Apr 17, 2018 4:00 pm
Found 2 of this in our old shop , both are full

I could not found the old gauges to use it but I order a set

Car has AC option , the previous owner told me supposed to be working. When I select cold and the AC buttom the front fans come on, not sure if the compressor is on but it also could be because is not charge or too low

I understand the chances to be working after 30 years are low , but what would be the steps to test it out just for fun :D

I see one port on the bottom front but I cant find the other one , is that possible only has one port ??


Yes the BX only has one charging port. It is on the high pressure side
1990 Porsche C2 race car G Class
1990 Mercedes G 3.0 Diesel 5 speed
1968 Citroen ID20
1988 Renault 4 TL
1970 Citroen Mehari Beach Car
2007 Porsche Turbo
1988 Citroen CX Turbo
Gone and missed 1988 Renault 5 GT Turbo

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Re: 1988 BX coming to USA

Post by antonioconceicao » Tue May 01, 2018 2:53 pm

Some updates on the AC

Compressor is working but I notice 3 ports , same size
2 with white caps and one with a black cap on it , all nipples are same size

I check the records on the car was charged back in 2003 , amazing how car got all the invoices since new from Citroen


Does anyone know what are the 2 white cap ports on the compressor ??
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1990 Porsche C2 race car G Class
1990 Mercedes G 3.0 Diesel 5 speed
1968 Citroen ID20
1988 Renault 4 TL
1970 Citroen Mehari Beach Car
2007 Porsche Turbo
1988 Citroen CX Turbo
Gone and missed 1988 Renault 5 GT Turbo

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Re: 1988 BX coming to USA

Post by antonioconceicao » Mon May 14, 2018 2:24 pm

Some updates

I still using the BX, car drives very well, I did some cleaning


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1990 Porsche C2 race car G Class
1990 Mercedes G 3.0 Diesel 5 speed
1968 Citroen ID20
1988 Renault 4 TL
1970 Citroen Mehari Beach Car
2007 Porsche Turbo
1988 Citroen CX Turbo
Gone and missed 1988 Renault 5 GT Turbo

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Re: 1988 BX coming to USA

Post by antonioconceicao » Mon May 14, 2018 2:26 pm

Also replaced all the dashboard lights , all working now
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1990 Porsche C2 race car G Class
1990 Mercedes G 3.0 Diesel 5 speed
1968 Citroen ID20
1988 Renault 4 TL
1970 Citroen Mehari Beach Car
2007 Porsche Turbo
1988 Citroen CX Turbo
Gone and missed 1988 Renault 5 GT Turbo

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Re: 1988 BX coming to USA

Post by antonioconceicao » Mon May 14, 2018 2:36 pm

On the AC , its under vacum still, but I am waiting for a new dryer , got one from ebay in UK.

I am still learning how AC works, I was thinking to flush the system, except for the compressor, dryer, expansion valve then replace the oil on the compressor and see what happens, will be nice to have a citroen with AC , heat is brutal here

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1990 Porsche C2 race car G Class
1990 Mercedes G 3.0 Diesel 5 speed
1968 Citroen ID20
1988 Renault 4 TL
1970 Citroen Mehari Beach Car
2007 Porsche Turbo
1988 Citroen CX Turbo
Gone and missed 1988 Renault 5 GT Turbo

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Re: 1988 BX coming to USA

Post by antonioconceicao » Wed May 16, 2018 8:13 pm

How to find out if the BX got leaks :P

Mine got none ; )

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1990 Porsche C2 race car G Class
1990 Mercedes G 3.0 Diesel 5 speed
1968 Citroen ID20
1988 Renault 4 TL
1970 Citroen Mehari Beach Car
2007 Porsche Turbo
1988 Citroen CX Turbo
Gone and missed 1988 Renault 5 GT Turbo

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Re: 1988 BX coming to USA

Post by Jaba » Wed May 16, 2018 11:21 pm

Hey, nice video. Looks wet over there.
Something not right with the oil level/pressure gauge. The backlight should go out after a minute or so when it changes over from reading the oil level to the oil pressure.
Does yours change over ? What should happen is with ignition on and before starting the engine the gauge should swing over and show the oil level in the sump. Then after starting a short while later it switches to reading the pressure and the white backlight goes out.
Its not a big deal that gauge as I have found that the oil level indicator is not a reliable indicator of how much oil there is and the pressure gauge often gives a very unsteady reading so don't worry too much about yours !
The Joy of BX with 3 too many Citroëns. RIP one is dead now so I have two too many Citroens, till death us do part.

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Re: 1988 BX coming to USA

Post by antonioconceicao » Tue May 22, 2018 1:36 pm

Thanks for the info

I didnt know, aways been like this , I check the oil and its fine. Light aways on it doesnt change over :shock:

Always marks the same, maybe one day I will look over until then I will just check the oil level

Thanks again for the info

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Jaba wrote:
Wed May 16, 2018 11:21 pm
Hey, nice video. Looks wet over there.
Something not right with the oil level/pressure gauge. The backlight should go out after a minute or so when it changes over from reading the oil level to the oil pressure.
Does yours change over ? What should happen is with ignition on and before starting the engine the gauge should swing over and show the oil level in the sump. Then after starting a short while later it switches to reading the pressure and the white backlight goes out.
Its not a big deal that gauge as I have found that the oil level indicator is not a reliable indicator of how much oil there is and the pressure gauge often gives a very unsteady reading so don't worry too much about yours !
1990 Porsche C2 race car G Class
1990 Mercedes G 3.0 Diesel 5 speed
1968 Citroen ID20
1988 Renault 4 TL
1970 Citroen Mehari Beach Car
2007 Porsche Turbo
1988 Citroen CX Turbo
Gone and missed 1988 Renault 5 GT Turbo

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Re: 1988 BX coming to USA

Post by antonioconceicao » Tue May 22, 2018 1:54 pm

This past weekend due to the rain most of the drovers bail out on the citroens

Once a year we all meet at Carlisle PA around 100 miles from DC , we normally about 20+ citroen , a lot of everything , really nice day , we do a driving and also a dinner , fun to hang out a see couple citroens
I took the BX this year , car drives amazing. Going up I follow a DS and a CX, due to rain we cruze around 80kph but coming back by myself the BX stay easily 120-140 kph

All day did over 300 miles with the BX .

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Antonio
1990 Porsche C2 race car G Class
1990 Mercedes G 3.0 Diesel 5 speed
1968 Citroen ID20
1988 Renault 4 TL
1970 Citroen Mehari Beach Car
2007 Porsche Turbo
1988 Citroen CX Turbo
Gone and missed 1988 Renault 5 GT Turbo