BX GTi 16V 1988 from Slovakia

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TycoonX
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Post by TycoonX » Fri Jan 28, 2011 7:56 pm

now it doesnt matter, i wanted to put controls of trip computer to steering wheel, but i placed them near fog light switch on the left

btw: car goes to garage from 1 year parking :) im starting :)

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BX GTi 16V 1988
Xantia 2.0 HDi Exclusive 1999
C5 2.2 HDi Exclusive 2002

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Post by TycoonX » Wed Feb 02, 2011 11:52 am

news: engine is already here: http://www.skrabsky.sk/ponuka.htm

after 2-3 weeks i have a new 16V engine :)
BX GTi 16V 1988
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Post by TycoonX » Sun Feb 27, 2011 8:47 am

news:

new windscreen
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engine after overhaul:
new liners,new main bearings, new valves and all gaskets
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new water pump, belt and (i dont know whats that rotating things name in english..)
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board computer not connected
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new clutch by LUK repset .. litlle rusty .it waited for a long time
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cable and digital output from XM for board computer
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new alternator ,starter, oil measure thing...
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litlle modified MK2 bumper, waiting for paint
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cleaned and painted inlet
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now i must wait for another vacancy..
BX GTi 16V 1988
Xantia 2.0 HDi Exclusive 1999
C5 2.2 HDi Exclusive 2002

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Post by TycoonX » Wed Apr 20, 2011 7:27 am

4/2011

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im thinking about change LDS over LHM.. LDS is fully synthetic hydraulic oil for citroen C5 and newer..

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engine completed
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Xantia 2.0 HDi Exclusive 1999
C5 2.2 HDi Exclusive 2002

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Post by MULLEY » Wed Apr 20, 2011 8:56 pm

Nice job, nothing quite like an immaculately clean engine bay & engine :D

Why are you thinking of changing to lds? I thought it was quite a bit more expensive than lhm & won't the current hydraulic set-up fail as lds is quite diffferent, seems like a lot of potential extra work & hassle for no benefit?
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Post by TycoonX » Thu Apr 21, 2011 9:41 pm

LHM is mineral based oil, and have changing period about 60 000kms, LDS is fully synthetic, and in C5 have period about 200 000kms ..and theoretically the parts will be in better condition than with lhm.. i think
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Xantia 2.0 HDi Exclusive 1999
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Post by MULLEY » Thu Apr 21, 2011 11:35 pm

No idea tbh, i'd heard that if you put in lhm into an lds car it buggered everything up, thats why i thought the same thing would happen the other way round. If i'm wrong fair enough & look forward to some more posts about how you are going to do it & what modifications if any you'll have to do. Perhaps various seals might not work? It would make a change to see an orange stain on a drive rather than a green one :wink:
2002 C5 2.0 HDI Estate - Remapped - It goes better
2011 Mini Cooper D Clubman - it does over 60mpg
1992 TZD Turbo - SORN - slowly getting there
1991 Gti 16V - Blaze is back on the road since 2008
1990 Gti 8Valve SOLD - looks like it's been scrapped
2002 Mini Cooper S - SOLD - i miss this car
1992 TXD - Scrapped in March 2014

I'm not just a username, i'm also called Matthew.

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Post by TycoonX » Fri Apr 22, 2011 6:47 am

thats what im afraid of.. lds and lhm are not mixable..and i cant get out all lhm from system.. so, i will use lhm for this time because its cheaper and i plan litlle changes on hydraulic circle.. some antisink spheres from xantia, and maybe hydractive :P

now im getting informations about anti sink and hydractive modifications.. one man from czech bxclub have it,

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Post by TycoonX » Fri Apr 22, 2011 11:41 am

so changing the LDS for LHM is impossible..
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Post by TycoonX » Tue Apr 26, 2011 12:38 pm

i have a litlle question.. can i use plastic fuel pipes from 406 HDi ? mine is totally rusty and find new one is impossible..
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Post by TycoonX » Sat May 21, 2011 6:29 pm

slideshow of repairs 2009-2011

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XUfPP0OPlsA

rate..ehm like pls :)
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Post by frog » Tue May 31, 2011 7:45 am

Hey TycoonX,

Is the LDS conversion impossible because you can't remove all the LHM? or because you LHM parts aren't compatible with LDS? and if they aren't compatible do you know why?

I've been wondering if a new electric high pressure pump from a C5 could be put in a BX and run on LHM.

Also if you have anymore pictures and information on the Hydractive activa type suspension I'd love to see it.

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Post by TycoonX » Wed Jun 01, 2011 11:02 pm

C5 is too complicated.. not the hydraulic circuit but the electronics , electric pump is operated by BHI (block hydraulique integree) and the BHI is operated by BSI central electronic unit.. too many cables and work to get it run

yes i cant remove all LHM, and the lhm and lds are not mixable (few people filled C5 with LHM and have a big problem :D ) so i think with bx will be the same problem

if you are looking for hydractive its easier is to apply older version of hydractive, similar is xantia hydractive but still more complicated..and runs on LHM
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Post by Jeth » Sun Jun 05, 2011 1:56 am

We've tried LDS to LHM car and we dont have any problems with it.

Other car is XM and other Xantia Activa.

XM got LDS about 4 years ago, Activa got it 1 year ago.

We didn't get all LHM out of the system.

And as we're in Finland, there sure is all kinds of weather, -30 celsius to +30 celcius :P

I wouldn't try putting LHM to LDS car tho :P

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Post by TycoonX » Fri Jun 24, 2011 6:13 pm

hmm..this info comes too late :) i putted LHM.. maybe next time..
how the car is riding ? its better ? the same ?
BX GTi 16V 1988
Xantia 2.0 HDi Exclusive 1999
C5 2.2 HDi Exclusive 2002