Tims New BX 19TZI Auto

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Post by scarecrow » Tue Dec 07, 2010 4:40 pm

Roverman wrote: Image

he's been working on Citroens since 1974 apparently
What they failed to mention was that it was the same one :wink:

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1980 Morris Marina 1.7HL DBV468W
1985 CITROEN BX 19GT C1TBX
1991 CITROEN BX 19TZI AUTO A/C BXi 19
1994 CITROEN XANTIA 1.8 SXi M908HRY
2002 Rover 75 CDT Connossieur SE Nav Auto R40TSL
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Post by Tim Leech » Tue Dec 07, 2010 5:05 pm

scarecrow wrote:What does it drive like Tim, I bet it's smooth as hell?

"White" is growing on me.
Its lovely, the front struts aren't great, I have lubed them but they still groan and stick so the ride isn't as good as it could be but its miles better since the arms and spheres have been done, the autobox is creamy smooth and the engine is nice and torquey so its a lovely drive. The seats are the GTi type so very comfy but has the grey interior which not to everyone's tastes is very light and airy. And the heater is bloody amazing :lol:
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1963 VW BEETLE 1200
1985 BX 19GT Mk1
1991 BX 19TZI Auto A/C
1994 Xantia 1.8i SX
1972 Morris Marina 1.8 SDL
1979 Rover SD1 V8-S
1980 Morris Marina 1.7HL
2002 Rover 75 CDTi Connossieur SE AUTO Nav
2003 Rover 25 1.6i XL 5 DR

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Post by mds141 » Tue Dec 07, 2010 10:02 pm

^^bx> Looking excellent Tim. Agree with you on the heater in the BX my Peugeot 407 has the full monty dual-zone climate control and i swear the heater is better in the BX. What are you buying the BX's for Christmas?
Mark Smith

Is it just me or is everything shit?

1989 BX GTi 16 valve. Blanc Alpine. Completed the Citroen Classic Challenge Ecosse and 1337 miles without a hitch.
2000 XM VSX 2.1 td Auto. Rouge Magenta.
TGD saloon many years ago.

1990 Swift 'Corniche' 12/2 aka BXClub HQ.
Honda Firestorm. Gone, but not forgotten.
2015 Triumph Tiger Explorer XC.

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1980 Morris Marina 1.7HL DBV468W
1985 CITROEN BX 19GT C1TBX
1991 CITROEN BX 19TZI AUTO A/C BXi 19
1994 CITROEN XANTIA 1.8 SXi M908HRY
2002 Rover 75 CDT Connossieur SE Nav Auto R40TSL
2003 Rover 25 1.6i XL L33CHT
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Post by Tim Leech » Tue Dec 07, 2010 10:24 pm

mds141 wrote:^^bx> Looking excellent Tim. Agree with you on the heater in the BX my Peugeot 407 has the full monty dual-zone climate control and i swear the heater is better in the BX. What are you buying the BX's for Christmas?
Well ive just spent £300 on the TZi, plus £540 for the plate so nothing on that one, the GT is in winter storage but doesnt need much (except taxing and a heater tap), as for the 16TRS I have a plan afoot for that and all will be revealed, as for the GTi will depend on how badly it fails the MOT on friday :shock: whether I keep it and "mint it up" or get shut.
1963 VW BEETLE 1200
1985 BX 19GT Mk1
1991 BX 19TZI Auto A/C
1994 Xantia 1.8i SX
1972 Morris Marina 1.8 SDL
1979 Rover SD1 V8-S
1980 Morris Marina 1.7HL
2002 Rover 75 CDTi Connossieur SE AUTO Nav
2003 Rover 25 1.6i XL 5 DR

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Post by mds141 » Tue Dec 07, 2010 10:48 pm

Tim if you don't mind me asking how much do chevronics charge for the arm bearing job?
Mark Smith

Is it just me or is everything shit?

1989 BX GTi 16 valve. Blanc Alpine. Completed the Citroen Classic Challenge Ecosse and 1337 miles without a hitch.
2000 XM VSX 2.1 td Auto. Rouge Magenta.
TGD saloon many years ago.

1990 Swift 'Corniche' 12/2 aka BXClub HQ.
Honda Firestorm. Gone, but not forgotten.
2015 Triumph Tiger Explorer XC.

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1980 Morris Marina 1.7HL DBV468W
1985 CITROEN BX 19GT C1TBX
1991 CITROEN BX 19TZI AUTO A/C BXi 19
1994 CITROEN XANTIA 1.8 SXi M908HRY
2002 Rover 75 CDT Connossieur SE Nav Auto R40TSL
2003 Rover 25 1.6i XL L33CHT
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Post by Tim Leech » Tue Dec 07, 2010 11:54 pm

I'm not sure as they did a few jobs together and I paid one bill. I think its about £100 a side plus bits.

Also fitted in the last few months are new rear badges (one came from Australia), new rear lamps (the nice dark smoked) and a 16v rear box with super shiny tailpipe, looking at the pictures taken in the summer of the two cars together you can see how much the rear wheels on the TZI are "on the piss" so money well spend as they are nice and vertical now. :D

Doseur valve and new struts next then.....
1963 VW BEETLE 1200
1985 BX 19GT Mk1
1991 BX 19TZI Auto A/C
1994 Xantia 1.8i SX
1972 Morris Marina 1.8 SDL
1979 Rover SD1 V8-S
1980 Morris Marina 1.7HL
2002 Rover 75 CDTi Connossieur SE AUTO Nav
2003 Rover 25 1.6i XL 5 DR

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1980 Morris Marina 1.7HL DBV468W
1985 CITROEN BX 19GT C1TBX
1991 CITROEN BX 19TZI AUTO A/C BXi 19
1994 CITROEN XANTIA 1.8 SXi M908HRY
2002 Rover 75 CDT Connossieur SE Nav Auto R40TSL
2003 Rover 25 1.6i XL L33CHT
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Post by Tim Leech » Sun Jan 08, 2012 6:52 pm

Well its been a year since an update, not much has happened since last time, a new s/h drivers wing has been been painted and fitted as the existing one was starting to rust on the edges, as have a set of NEW stainless steel bumper inserts (ala TX) and Helix Garage look-a-like plates and a colour coded grille.

Today I changed the oil, greased the groaning struts (again), and gave her a good polish with some very posh "lifeshine" treatment from work (we werent busy). Shes road legal again now since June 11, and I intend to clock some miles up on dry days. After doing 250 miles in the TZD yesterday this feels like a Rolls in comparison

Things left to do are get the dent man to have look round her and change the squeaky aux belt :lol:

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1963 VW BEETLE 1200
1985 BX 19GT Mk1
1991 BX 19TZI Auto A/C
1994 Xantia 1.8i SX
1972 Morris Marina 1.8 SDL
1979 Rover SD1 V8-S
1980 Morris Marina 1.7HL
2002 Rover 75 CDTi Connossieur SE AUTO Nav
2003 Rover 25 1.6i XL 5 DR

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Post by maxgreenwood » Thu Jan 12, 2012 11:07 pm

I love the look of that car. Sounds like it drives very well too.
'92 16TXS (m), Dark metallic green, 74k
'90 16TZS (m), White, 86k
'89 19TRS auto, Olympic Blue, 133k
'88 Saab 900 8v Turbo (auto) 107k Red with Tan leather, lovely drive and well maintained.
'07 Hyundai Santa Fe 2.2 CRDi 85k (m). Practical family wagon

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1980 Morris Marina 1.7HL DBV468W
1985 CITROEN BX 19GT C1TBX
1991 CITROEN BX 19TZI AUTO A/C BXi 19
1994 CITROEN XANTIA 1.8 SXi M908HRY
2002 Rover 75 CDT Connossieur SE Nav Auto R40TSL
2003 Rover 25 1.6i XL L33CHT
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Post by Tim Leech » Thu Jan 12, 2012 11:21 pm

maxgreenwood wrote:I love the look of that car. Sounds like it drives very well too.
It does, i went to my local SD1 O/C meeting in it yesterday and it flew down the M42, with a dab of the throttle it was up past 80 and is very responsive, still need to sort that front struts though and the squealing aux belt but overall its a lovely car. Even a couple of the Rover guys commented on what a lovely example.
1963 VW BEETLE 1200
1985 BX 19GT Mk1
1991 BX 19TZI Auto A/C
1994 Xantia 1.8i SX
1972 Morris Marina 1.8 SDL
1979 Rover SD1 V8-S
1980 Morris Marina 1.7HL
2002 Rover 75 CDTi Connossieur SE AUTO Nav
2003 Rover 25 1.6i XL 5 DR

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Post by maxgreenwood » Thu Jan 12, 2012 11:33 pm

Yes the responsiveness of that engine is very nice, same one as gti I think? I still have a slight intermittent misfire / occasional judder on mine which I hope to get sorted.
New / recon struts make a world of difference. Although the ones on my gti are good I might swap them for the recon ones I have on the 16tzs before I have to let it go sadly. I just can't afford to swap the engine on that one. I have someone interested for £200, shame as I put a new clutch, octopus and cam belt on it, but I think I'll have to cut my losses.
Pleiades do a really good job on recon struts around £300.
'92 16TXS (m), Dark metallic green, 74k
'90 16TZS (m), White, 86k
'89 19TRS auto, Olympic Blue, 133k
'88 Saab 900 8v Turbo (auto) 107k Red with Tan leather, lovely drive and well maintained.
'07 Hyundai Santa Fe 2.2 CRDi 85k (m). Practical family wagon

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1980 Morris Marina 1.7HL DBV468W
1985 CITROEN BX 19GT C1TBX
1991 CITROEN BX 19TZI AUTO A/C BXi 19
1994 CITROEN XANTIA 1.8 SXi M908HRY
2002 Rover 75 CDT Connossieur SE Nav Auto R40TSL
2003 Rover 25 1.6i XL L33CHT
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Post by Tim Leech » Fri Jan 13, 2012 9:13 am

I have a pair of struts in my store which seem to be lovely and smooth, when the weather gets better I wil have a go at changing them.

Its basically the same engine as the GTi, but with a catalyst so is 123bhp instead of 125 according to the book.
1963 VW BEETLE 1200
1985 BX 19GT Mk1
1991 BX 19TZI Auto A/C
1994 Xantia 1.8i SX
1972 Morris Marina 1.8 SDL
1979 Rover SD1 V8-S
1980 Morris Marina 1.7HL
2002 Rover 75 CDTi Connossieur SE AUTO Nav
2003 Rover 25 1.6i XL 5 DR

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Post by mds141 » Fri Jan 13, 2012 8:54 pm

Lovely looking car that Tim. :)
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Is it just me or is everything shit?

1989 BX GTi 16 valve. Blanc Alpine. Completed the Citroen Classic Challenge Ecosse and 1337 miles without a hitch.
2000 XM VSX 2.1 td Auto. Rouge Magenta.
TGD saloon many years ago.

1990 Swift 'Corniche' 12/2 aka BXClub HQ.
Honda Firestorm. Gone, but not forgotten.
2015 Triumph Tiger Explorer XC.

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1972 Morris Marina 1.8 SDL BFA720L
1979 Rover SD1 3.5 V8-S TSL 982
1980 Morris Marina 1.7HL DBV468W
1985 CITROEN BX 19GT C1TBX
1991 CITROEN BX 19TZI AUTO A/C BXi 19
1994 CITROEN XANTIA 1.8 SXi M908HRY
2002 Rover 75 CDT Connossieur SE Nav Auto R40TSL
2003 Rover 25 1.6i XL L33CHT
x 63

Post by Tim Leech » Fri Jan 13, 2012 9:59 pm

Thanks Mark, I have to say, if someone said you could only keep one BX, it would be a tough call between the GT and this, its just such a lovely "wafty" drive.
1963 VW BEETLE 1200
1985 BX 19GT Mk1
1991 BX 19TZI Auto A/C
1994 Xantia 1.8i SX
1972 Morris Marina 1.8 SDL
1979 Rover SD1 V8-S
1980 Morris Marina 1.7HL
2002 Rover 75 CDTi Connossieur SE AUTO Nav
2003 Rover 25 1.6i XL 5 DR

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Post by mds141 » Fri Jan 13, 2012 10:32 pm

Should try a XM Tim, it's like being on a water bed!
Mark Smith

Is it just me or is everything shit?

1989 BX GTi 16 valve. Blanc Alpine. Completed the Citroen Classic Challenge Ecosse and 1337 miles without a hitch.
2000 XM VSX 2.1 td Auto. Rouge Magenta.
TGD saloon many years ago.

1990 Swift 'Corniche' 12/2 aka BXClub HQ.
Honda Firestorm. Gone, but not forgotten.
2015 Triumph Tiger Explorer XC.

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1972 Morris Marina 1.8 SDL BFA720L
1979 Rover SD1 3.5 V8-S TSL 982
1980 Morris Marina 1.7HL DBV468W
1985 CITROEN BX 19GT C1TBX
1991 CITROEN BX 19TZI AUTO A/C BXi 19
1994 CITROEN XANTIA 1.8 SXi M908HRY
2002 Rover 75 CDT Connossieur SE Nav Auto R40TSL
2003 Rover 25 1.6i XL L33CHT
x 63

Post by Tim Leech » Fri Jan 13, 2012 10:43 pm

mds141 wrote:Should try a XM Tim, it's like being on a water bed!
I think an early XM SE in a dark colour is a wonderful looking beast, but like water beds, XM's do tend to spring leaks and are more complicated than I like (a bit like the TZI with its A/C and ABS). Nice car, not for me though, a bit too big.
1963 VW BEETLE 1200
1985 BX 19GT Mk1
1991 BX 19TZI Auto A/C
1994 Xantia 1.8i SX
1972 Morris Marina 1.8 SDL
1979 Rover SD1 V8-S
1980 Morris Marina 1.7HL
2002 Rover 75 CDTi Connossieur SE AUTO Nav
2003 Rover 25 1.6i XL 5 DR