Kierans Mk1 BX 19RD

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Re: Kierans Mk1 BX 19RD

Post by Tim Leech » Thu Jun 12, 2014 9:01 am

Not at all shes a beauty!
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Re: Kierans Mk1 BX 19RD

Post by maxgreenwood » Sun Jul 20, 2014 10:55 pm

Ah Kieran you bought that Xm! If I didn't have others on the go I might have gone for that myself. Looks lovely. You enjoying it?
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Re: Kierans Mk1 BX 19RD

Post by kieran.l » Mon Aug 18, 2014 11:05 pm

Hi Max,
My apologies, I have not been on here in a long while!

Yeah really liking the XM alot :) When it just came up, given the spec it had, I couldn't resist it! Lovely the big diesel engine with lots of torque low down, much more than the 1.6HDi in the same C4 that has the same bhp. Feels like your driving a lot of car. Lovely light power steering though. Just put it into winter hibernation yesterday. My father had a Peugeot 605 with same 2.1TD engine for a while, so that was my preferred spec. I would like one of those too at some point but they are even rarer than XM I think :lol:

I think I have enough in keeping two going at this stage, so that's my lot for now.

Company for the BX! :wink:

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Re: Kierans Mk1 BX 19RD

Post by benifotrem1 » Fri Nov 21, 2014 10:22 pm

Well done, it looks stunning
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Re: Kierans Mk1 BX 19RD

Post by maxgreenwood » Thu Dec 11, 2014 12:15 am

Agreed great looking cars, really good to see that BX has had the work it deserves, slightly kicking myself for not bagging it a coup,e of years ago when I test drove it. Maybe if I'm down that way I mimght come and have a look :)
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Re: Kierans Mk1 BX 19RD

Post by Defender110 » Thu Dec 11, 2014 4:18 pm

maxgreenwood wrote:Agreed great looking cars, really good to see that BX has had the work it deserves :)
Seconded, great posts. we need a like button on here. =D>
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Re: Kierans Mk1 BX 19RD

Post by kieran.l » Fri Apr 03, 2015 1:27 pm

Passed the NCT for another year this morning :D Well pleased! Also cheap tax now as over 30 years.

As usual they couldn't figure out how to open the bonnet :lol:

While there were no advisories, the tester said there was slight play in the steering on the left side. He said it was nothing serious but something to look at. Any ideas of what to look for?

She always gets some attention at the test centre :)
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Best car there :lol:
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Re: Kierans Mk1 BX 19RD

Post by kieran.l » Mon Jun 13, 2016 3:56 pm

Hello all,

Its been a while since I was here but unfortunately the mk1 has developed a problem.

There is a split in the return pipe from the accumulator to the resevoir.

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This is where the split is (arrow)
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I think the part needed is 95 603 421 (shown below, oil back harness). However, this part has a 'T-junction' which doesn't appear to be present in the pipe on my car - it seems to join direct between the accumulator/regulator without branching (it does branch up at the reservoir like on this part). Can anyone explain this? Is there another similar but different (maybe older) part. My car is non-PAS, don't know if that has anything to do with it?
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Thanks for the help!!
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Re: Kierans Mk1 BX 19RD

Post by kieran.l » Mon Jun 13, 2016 3:59 pm

Also, on the BX Parts list, all of the pipes similar to 95 603 421 appear to have this T-junction..
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Re: Kierans Mk1 BX 19RD

Post by Defender110 » Tue Jun 14, 2016 4:11 pm

Can't see the pictures?
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Re: Kierans Mk1 BX 19RD

Post by Kitch » Tue Jun 14, 2016 6:16 pm

I could see them the other day on my phone, I just didn't know the answer!

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Re: Kierans Mk1 BX 19RD

Post by kieran.l » Tue Jun 14, 2016 7:15 pm

Strange! I can't see the pics either once I switch computer :? Will try sort it
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Re: Kierans Mk1 BX 19RD

Post by kieran.l » Sun Jun 19, 2016 5:32 pm

I've updated the pictures so hopefully they are visible above now!
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Re: Kierans Mk1 BX 19RD

Post by Kaapelimies » Sun Jun 19, 2016 9:37 pm

Yes that's the older PAS-model. Later has 4 pipes as I recall, the non-PAS does not have the T-junction. Just plug it with a bolt or something if you're not after 100% original setup.
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Re: Kierans Mk1 BX 19RD

Post by kieran.l » Mon Jul 25, 2016 5:54 pm

Thanks for the suggestion and clarification.

My father fixed this by doing a bit of cutting and joining makeshift pipework and now it works perfectly..

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We filled the reservoir back up, probably over filling it and so she was throwing out a bit... even after a number of drives she was still intermittantlky throwing out LHM even though the indicator on the thank was perfect and the light wasn't coming on...

So if you see greenish liquid on the ground, don't assume its not LHM because the light is not on...and say its just discoulored rain water...

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..because it could be coolant!! :shock: #-o (the flashing coolant light should have been a hint... #-o as well as the abolute lack of heat even with the internal heater up to max)

So it turns out that the blanking cap on the engine block near the engine water inlet-internal heater outlet has failed.

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In the red box here
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Is this a known or common failure??

Also, while investigating this, we learned that the alternator pulley is important for holding the timing belt on... If it wasn't for the engine mount it would have come off...! #-o :roll:

A couple of important lessons learned in the last few days :lol:
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1984 BX 19RD
1993 BX 17TZD Turbo
1993 XM 2.1SD
2006 Citroën C4 coupé 1.6 HDi