My MK1 BX 19 DTR Saloon

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Tim Leech
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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
2002 Rover 45 1.6i Spirt S TAL 91S
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Post by Tim Leech » Wed Aug 24, 2011 11:34 am

[quote="PhilGreaves"]Wakefield ey Tim..how desperate are you for that parcel shelf? ;) (theres no rush like but just thought id mention it!!).
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Hi Phil

As per previous posts, I wont need it now mate sorry as I have the one from the 16TRS which is received a split fold rear seat, I am going home on the train so wouldnt have fancied carrying it back with me anyway! :lol:
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
2002 Rover 45 1.6i Spirit S Special
2003 Rover 25 1.6i XL 5 DR
1963 VW BEETLE 1200

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Post by PhilGreaves » Thu Aug 25, 2011 9:10 pm

fair enough more for mee muhahahahaaaaa...

and those wheel trims.. :lol: good luck with it..they look great when done you know...
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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
2002 Rover 45 1.6i Spirt S TAL 91S
2003 Rover 25 1.6i XL L33CHT
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Post by Tim Leech » Tue Aug 30, 2011 1:42 pm

PhilGreaves wrote:fair enough more for mee muhahahahaaaaa...

and those wheel trims.. :lol: good luck with it..they look great when done you know...
She is now away on her holidays with Uncle Ken, and cruised happily up the M1 the 90 miles to Wakefield without so much of a murmour at a steady 70mph.

However the NEW wheeltrim on the osf managed to make a break for freedom somewhere enroute :cry:.
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
2002 Rover 45 1.6i Spirit S Special
2003 Rover 25 1.6i XL 5 DR
1963 VW BEETLE 1200

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Post by Dollywobbler » Tue Aug 30, 2011 1:47 pm

How are the trims meant to attach? Are the wheel bolts meant to hold them? I tried fitting mine after final tightening of the bolts and they didn't seem at all secure.

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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
2002 Rover 45 1.6i Spirt S TAL 91S
2003 Rover 25 1.6i XL L33CHT
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Post by Tim Leech » Tue Aug 30, 2011 2:05 pm

Yes Ian they are, the older the trims get the looser they and they hav ea tendency to "Rattle" at slow speeds, weird its the new one that pinged off even though it was pushed on hard.

Ahh well, I will have to fit my metric alloys instead then! :lol:
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
2002 Rover 45 1.6i Spirit S Special
2003 Rover 25 1.6i XL 5 DR
1963 VW BEETLE 1200

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Post by sdelasal » Tue Aug 30, 2011 5:44 pm

To cure those rattly/loose hub caps, with careful application of a heat gun you can squeeze the plastic locating lug and make it a tighter fit on the wheel nut.

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Post by ken newbold » Tue Oct 11, 2011 10:47 pm

All I can say about this car is, it looks a lot better from underneath than it does on top :)

It's actually in quite good structural condition, has a bit of rust under the front end but the back end is incredibly good.
A new nearside rear wing would really do justice to the car, and mechanically she's all but MOTable.

Bet our neighbours are really sad to see it leave. :lol:


Well the first bit was right :lol:
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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
2002 Rover 45 1.6i Spirt S TAL 91S
2003 Rover 25 1.6i XL L33CHT
x 54

Post by Tim Leech » Tue Oct 11, 2011 10:49 pm

Thanks Ken

She made it home with no issues at all, made me realise how buggered the clutch is on the 19TZD (soon to be replaced) but its quite a bit slower too (that 6bhp makes ALL the difference). I think it runs on air though as the fuel gauge hardly moved!

Anyway, the bodywork starts in ernest very soon as its rather a tatty old barge!
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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
2002 Rover 45 1.6i Spirit S Special
2003 Rover 25 1.6i XL 5 DR
1963 VW BEETLE 1200

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Post by ken newbold » Tue Oct 11, 2011 10:51 pm

Roverman wrote:Thanks Ken
I think it runs on air though as the fuel gauge hardly moved!
My kind of car :D

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Post by Paul296 » Wed Oct 12, 2011 1:06 am

ken newbold wrote:
Roverman wrote:Thanks Ken
I think it runs on air though as the fuel gauge hardly moved!
My kind of car :D
And mine! If you do work out a way to actually run a car on air - I'd like to be told! :D

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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
2002 Rover 45 1.6i Spirt S TAL 91S
2003 Rover 25 1.6i XL L33CHT
x 54

Post by Tim Leech » Wed Oct 12, 2011 8:59 am

Paul296 wrote:
ken newbold wrote:
Roverman wrote:Thanks Ken
I think it runs on air though as the fuel gauge hardly moved!
My kind of car :D
And mine! If you do work out a way to actually run a car on air - I'd like to be told! :D
Will do Paul, I will get a man to fly over from my castle in Monte Carlo and tell you how I did it! :lol:
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
2002 Rover 45 1.6i Spirit S Special
2003 Rover 25 1.6i XL 5 DR
1963 VW BEETLE 1200

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Post by Dollywobbler » Wed Oct 12, 2011 9:17 am

Glad I'm not the only one amazed by the difference of 6bhp. My Mk1 feels quite a bit more sluggish than my old Mk2, especially on steep hills. Was wondering if it was just me - apparently not!

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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
2002 Rover 45 1.6i Spirt S TAL 91S
2003 Rover 25 1.6i XL L33CHT
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Post by Tim Leech » Wed Oct 12, 2011 10:11 am

Im going to stick some injector cleaner and fit a new airfilter and see if that helps, the engine tone also sounds slightly different!
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
2002 Rover 45 1.6i Spirit S Special
2003 Rover 25 1.6i XL 5 DR
1963 VW BEETLE 1200

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Post by Philip Chidlow » Wed Oct 12, 2011 10:47 am

We put some injector cleaner in and fitted a new air filter... :lol:

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Post by Wooscary » Wed Oct 12, 2011 2:31 pm

That looks decidedly cool! :D

And I'm very jealous of the positioning of your cold start advance, why does mine have to go behind the oil filler neck!!?? (But the photo has given me a clearer view of the cable routing, so thanks for that).