1992 Bx Image from Serbia

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Re: 1992 Bx Image from Serbia

Post by BXImage » Tue Aug 19, 2014 10:44 pm

Also, the new rubber protection was made - I used rubber from the inside of Visa front seat, thickness is the same as original and quality is pretty good.

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I also had problem with fuel pump shield rubber - the rubber was in sorry state:

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There is a problem when searching for replacement, since ends are thicker then the middle:

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Re: 1992 Bx Image from Serbia

Post by BXImage » Tue Aug 19, 2014 10:48 pm

Visa parts came to the rescue again. I used same seat rubber as mentioned above to re-inforce original - I just cut out a piece in same dimensions and glued it to the original with universal glue.

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More to come! :)

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Re: 1992 Bx Image from Serbia

Post by BXImage » Sun Aug 24, 2014 2:15 pm

Next thing I had to deal with was the filler pipe - iron ring was in a sorry state. So, I took one filler off a 1987 diesel since it is supposed to detoriate less.

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But what I saw when I removed the ring wasn't so nice:

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Ring that came off my car was even worse:

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Re: 1992 Bx Image from Serbia

Post by BXImage » Sun Aug 24, 2014 2:20 pm

After spending few days in fust remover, parts look like this:

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After the treatment, everything was protected with grey zinc spray paint. This was a temprorary solution - my friend gets some parts zinc plated, and I'll add up 2 more filler pipe rings from a donor cars. Changing everything to match original soon! :)

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Re: 1992 Bx Image from Serbia

Post by BXImage » Sun Aug 24, 2014 2:24 pm

So everything was ready to be put back in place:

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It turned out that filler pipe has some cracks near the tip - they didn't leak fuel or let the water in, but just in case I sealed them with epoxy putty. Interesting thing is, that filler off a donor car has indentical cracks!

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So I put the ring back in place:

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Also new screws were fitted:

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Re: 1992 Bx Image from Serbia

Post by BXImage » Sun Aug 24, 2014 2:29 pm

Few more bits - crotchetes on a rubber that holds a hose that goes from small to the big tank were rusty, so I changed them with ones from GS seat - they're indentical:

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Tank recess was changed with another one:

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All clamps were changed and lubricated to prevent rusting:

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Tank cap seal was also changed with petrol-resistant rubber new one:

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Re: 1992 Bx Image from Serbia

Post by BXImage » Sun Aug 24, 2014 2:35 pm

Finally, I got to the fuel pump. Since this pump is made for a few car models, I had to adjust it a little bit. Since it is a bit smaller then original, I mounted two rubber strips (Visa seat rubber, again :lol: ) to prevent moving in the holder.

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Re: 1992 Bx Image from Serbia

Post by BXImage » Sun Aug 24, 2014 2:37 pm

At last, everything was ready to be mounted back in place! 8)

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Re: 1992 Bx Image from Serbia

Post by citsncycles » Thu Aug 28, 2014 2:24 pm

Some great pics there, thanks - they'll be useful for when I change the filler ring on the 4x4.
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Re: 1992 Bx Image from Serbia

Post by BXImage » Thu Aug 28, 2014 2:39 pm

So we go on. Everything is getting back in place - wires, hoses...

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Altough I bought Wurth hoses that are most expensive, cracks appeared only 2 months later! :x So last week I had to change hose that leads from the fuel tank to the pump. :roll:

Wire that goes to the pump was damaged, and it caused an ignition relay to burn. Everything was replaced with new wires, and this is how old wire looked when I removed the carpet:

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Re: 1992 Bx Image from Serbia

Post by BXImage » Thu Aug 28, 2014 3:13 pm

After everything was back in place, I tried to start the car while switched to petrol, but it turned out that previous owner (a dickhead that calls himself a "Citroen expert") didn't use petrol to drive the car since he fitted it with LPG. :roll: He told me that "car doesn;t have a fuel pump since it got broke only 2-3 days after selling", but the truth is that pump was removed on purpose - LPG was fitted in such way, that when car works on LPG it still continues to use petrol! To put it simple - the car was mixing petrol and LPG. That was the reason to put a relay that turns off fuel pump when car is switched to LPG.

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Here you can also see a 10A fuse - it protects the fuel pump and ignitoion relay in case of short circuit. Interesting thing is, that Peugeot 405 has this fuse but BX doesn't. :?

Many other things were changed - ignition coil, camshaft sensor, monopoint was cleaned in ultrasound tub, air and water temperature sensors were changed; all four Ferodo brake discs, brake pads (TRW Lucas in the front, Textar in the back), oil filler hose, new CV joints and bellows, new summer tyres (Tigar 165/70 R14), and of course TZI wheel covers ("The pills", as we call it here). :mrgreen: I wish I could do more, but I don't have enough "time" (money) as we like to say here. :D

And one more picture, with my friend's Pallas made of 19 TZI:

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Re: 1992 Bx Image from Serbia

Post by BXImage » Thu Aug 28, 2014 3:23 pm

Also, should this topic be in http://www.bxclub.co.uk/forum/viewtopic ... 9&start=15 instead in "Gallery"? If so, feel free to move it! :)

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Re: 1992 Bx Image from Serbia

Post by BXImage » Sat Sep 06, 2014 11:05 am

Last weekend we had small meeting:

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Re: 1992 Bx Image from Serbia

Post by BXImage » Sat Sep 06, 2014 11:21 am

I made a small photo session of my BX, which was also used as a bed to sleep over the night. :lol:

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Pictures from abandoned petrol station:

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Re: 1992 Bx Image from Serbia

Post by BXImage » Tue Sep 09, 2014 9:09 am

When you have old car, it is a must to have at least one more in pieces. :lol: So, few months ago me and my friend got a tip about 2 BX's laying 60 km aouth of Belgrade. We managed to make a deal with the owner and move them just few hours before terrible floods in May. Our friend with a trailer and his 2.2 HDI C5 was of great help!

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