Melchior's BX GTi - 1991

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Melchior's BX GTi - 1991

Post by Melchior » Fri Feb 15, 2013 4:58 pm

Bought yesterday:

These photos are from the previous owner over on http://www.citroen-forum.nl/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
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These two I took yesterday after picking the car up:
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And this funky little number:
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Dutch 1991 BX 8v GTi. 280,000km
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Re: Melchior's BX GTi - 1991

Post by Philip Chidlow » Fri Feb 15, 2013 5:06 pm

Very, very nice. Want one again!
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Re: Melchior's BX GTi - 1991

Post by mds141 » Fri Feb 15, 2013 5:15 pm

Very nice looking car. And welcome to the BXClub. :-)
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Re: Melchior's BX GTi - 1991

Post by Caffiend » Fri Feb 15, 2013 5:24 pm

Hello and welcome - saw your other thread: think the colour of yours is Meteor Grey, one of the paint fiends will doubtless correct me in short order if I'm wrong on that.

Nice looking car :)
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Re: Melchior's BX GTi - 1991

Post by Tim Leech » Fri Feb 15, 2013 8:53 pm

Lovely! Great colour!
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Re: Melchior's BX GTi - 1991

Post by Paul296 » Fri Feb 15, 2013 11:39 pm

Caffiend wrote:Hello and welcome - saw your other thread: think the colour of yours is Meteor Grey, one of the paint fiends will doubtless correct me in short order if I'm wrong on that.

Nice looking car :)
That would be 'Gris Dolmen' same as the (sobs!) Athena. A lovely looking car that - I particularly like the uppy-downy gif type thingy! =D> Oh and welcome 8)

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Re: Melchior's BX GTi - 1991

Post by rutter123 » Sat Feb 16, 2013 7:44 pm

that looks very tidy for a car of 180,000 miles
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Re: Melchior's BX GTi - 1991

Post by MULLEY » Sun Feb 17, 2013 9:23 pm

Nice car, spitting image of my old one :)
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Re: Melchior's BX GTi - 1991

Post by RobC » Mon Feb 18, 2013 10:45 am

working oil pressure gauge!
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Re: Melchior's BX GTi - 1991

Post by Melchior » Mon Feb 18, 2013 4:36 pm

RobC wrote:working oil pressure gauge!
Well, yes and no. It moves up and down if that's what you mean! As you see from that photo, even well above idle the gauge doesn't show the pressure it ought to. And the oil level mode is terrible, it shows a different level every time you turn the ignition on, even if you do it two or three times in a row (hence my other post about the dipstick).

Here's some more photos I took today with my proper camera:


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Dutch 1991 BX 8v GTi. 280,000km
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Re: Melchior's BX GTi - 1991

Post by MULLEY » Mon Feb 18, 2013 7:52 pm

Aha, you'rs is jectronic whereas mine was motronic, not sure if that means the dipstck is in a different location or not, i wouldn't have thought so. The dipstick should be to the right hand side of the engine behind the back of it as you face the engine bay. The engine bay does look a little different, the oil filler cap on my car was slap bang in the middle of the engine rather than to the right hand side that yours is located.
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Re: Melchior's BX GTi - 1991

Post by mat_fenwick » Mon Feb 18, 2013 8:21 pm

You appear to have a very similar radio to mine!
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The oil level sender works by heating up, and measuring the rate at which it cools down, which will depend on the oil level. I assume for this reason it doesn't work well on hot starts, or shortly after starting.
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Re: Melchior's BX GTi - 1991

Post by Melchior » Fri Apr 19, 2013 5:41 pm

yes Matt, it's pretty much the same radio. I never use it! Total shite - unless I'm being a real dumbass, I cannot figure out how to get it to scan up/down the band. On all other car and home radios I've had, you either press a certain button to scan up/down to the next station, or press and hold. On this one, the up/down buttons switch through the presets and the left/right goes up and down the band. holding it in moves you up/down until you let go, not until it finds a station. Plus the speakers are totally shizzle.

Anyway, here is a pic I took today - I deemed it cool enough to post :)

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Dutch 1991 BX 8v GTi. 280,000km
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Re: Melchior's BX GTi - 1991

Post by djoptix » Sun Apr 21, 2013 1:05 pm

Lol @ you always putting it in Low to take photos, I used to do that with mine (and still will when it's back on the road :lol: )

It looks a bit high at the front - does it need a fiddle with the height corrector?
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Re: Melchior's BX GTi - 1991

Post by Paul296 » Sun Apr 21, 2013 1:18 pm

Everyone puts their car in low to photograph it! :D (then panics like mad because the struts are too sticky to get it back up again :shock: #-o )