My Black GTi

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My Black GTi

Post by G820_ALB » Sun Oct 26, 2014 5:08 pm

Hi Im Joe,

Purchased this around 2 weeks ago and is my first Citroen and I have done around 1200 miles in it, Oops :lol: no major work carried out so far, Concentrated on getting it running correctly as it was quite fuelly and lumpy. Adjusted Idle and throttle cable new plugs leads new dizzy and rotor and shes running great. Sills and wiper arms were repainted drivers door frame adjusted new headlight bulbs fitted screenwash repaired and the tired door speakers binned and got some similar to the original fog lights on order.

Planning to use it for weekends, shows and basically restore it as the bumpers are all marked and the passenger side door is a bit rusty and the drivers side bent and a kink in the rear wheel arch.

Definitely my favourite car I've owned :)

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Re: My Black GTi

Post by Gary » Sun Oct 26, 2014 5:12 pm

Looks Very nice in black.
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Re: My Black GTi

Post by Mothman » Sun Oct 26, 2014 5:25 pm

Looks bloody marvelous bud, enjoy...


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Re: My Black GTi

Post by bxzx16v » Sun Oct 26, 2014 5:57 pm

You can't beat a black Gti 8).

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Re: My Black GTi

Post by mds141 » Sun Oct 26, 2014 6:15 pm

You could in a black 16 Valve. ;-)
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1989 BX GTi 16 valve. Blanc Alpine. Completed the Citroen Classic Challenge Ecosse and 1337 miles without a hitch.
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Re: My Black GTi

Post by greendale65 » Sun Oct 26, 2014 7:33 pm

mds141 wrote:You could in a black 16 Valve. ;-)
True I've got a black 16v. awesome
8) :) :)

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Re: My Black GTi

Post by bxzx16v » Sun Oct 26, 2014 8:21 pm

Gti vs 16v, it's closer than what you'd think, don't ask me how I know :twisted:. A more interesting match would be a Zx16v vs Bx16v :-k .

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Re: My Black GTi

Post by Philip Chidlow » Sun Oct 26, 2014 10:03 pm

Now. That IS one SEXY black BX... Nice one. And it can only appreciate in value, look after it :)
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Re: My Black GTi

Post by G820_ALB » Sun Oct 26, 2014 10:06 pm

bxzx16v wrote:Gti vs 16v, it's closer than what you'd think, don't ask me how I know :twisted:. A more interesting match would be a Zx16v vs Bx16v :-k .

Mark

:lol: All I know is the 8v is a bit slovenly low down but after 3 and a half grand it pulls like a train.. I think its only 0.8 of a second to 60 between them?

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Re: My Black GTi

Post by mds141 » Sun Oct 26, 2014 10:15 pm

You do have to be quite 'brutal' to get the best out of a valver. I imagine a Gti 8v offers slightly more 'relaxed' performance.
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1989 BX GTi 16 valve. Blanc Alpine. Completed the Citroen Classic Challenge Ecosse and 1337 miles without a hitch.
2000 XM VSX 2.1 td Auto. Rouge Magenta.
TGD saloon many years ago.

1990 Swift 'Corniche' 12/2 aka BXClub HQ.
Honda Firestorm. Gone, but not forgotten.
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Re: My Black GTi

Post by bxzx16v » Mon Oct 27, 2014 8:04 am

I'd happily take either but I'm afraid lack of space, I had a lovely Gti years ago with the optional black leather, very nice indeed. My Zx16v is now gone and has been replaced by a 406 V6se coupe with a manual gearbox, awesome car and incredible value at the minute.

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Re: My Black GTi

Post by Tim Leech » Mon Oct 27, 2014 8:55 am

A lovely low mileage example, well known in BX circles, congratulations, enjoy and look after it!
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Re: My Black GTi

Post by Kitch » Mon Oct 27, 2014 9:22 am

bxzx16v wrote:Gti vs 16v, it's closer than what you'd think, don't ask me how I know :twisted:. A more interesting match would be a Zx16v vs Bx16v :-k .

Mark
The two ZX 16vs I drove (one was I car I owned) wouldn't know which way the BX went :lol: Much more sluggish than a decent 16v (though I admit, not all 16vs are decent performers).

Xsara VTS is the tool you need to beat a BX 16v in my experience. Not a huge difference, but the Xsara's just a little bit faster in every way. I'm pretty sure the Saxo VTS could make a BX 16v look silly up until around 70mph. It's definitely quicker in 2nd gear, though I've not had to the chance to 'compare' them like I did the ZX.

If memory serves we had a BX 16v vs. ZX 16v vs. tweaked Activa sprint on the A34 once. BX won, but I can't remember the other two. Think the ZX lost, but we concluded that if the Activa was standard, the ZX probably would have bettered it.

edit: Forgot to say, tidy car. Congrats!

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Re: My Black GTi

Post by mds141 » Mon Oct 27, 2014 6:15 pm

Track day sometime next year? :)
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Is it just me or is everything shit?

1989 BX GTi 16 valve. Blanc Alpine. Completed the Citroen Classic Challenge Ecosse and 1337 miles without a hitch.
2000 XM VSX 2.1 td Auto. Rouge Magenta.
TGD saloon many years ago.

1990 Swift 'Corniche' 12/2 aka BXClub HQ.
Honda Firestorm. Gone, but not forgotten.
2015 Triumph Tiger Explorer XC.

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Re: My Black GTi

Post by mds141 » Mon Oct 27, 2014 6:15 pm

Or 'run what ya brung' at Santa Pod?
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Is it just me or is everything shit?

1989 BX GTi 16 valve. Blanc Alpine. Completed the Citroen Classic Challenge Ecosse and 1337 miles without a hitch.
2000 XM VSX 2.1 td Auto. Rouge Magenta.
TGD saloon many years ago.

1990 Swift 'Corniche' 12/2 aka BXClub HQ.
Honda Firestorm. Gone, but not forgotten.
2015 Triumph Tiger Explorer XC.