Lonely In Scotland!

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tranentbx
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Re: Lonely In Scotland!

Post by tranentbx » Sun May 17, 2015 12:14 pm

Thanks rutter123 I'm thinking of getting a carb refurbishing kit for it but am scared of opening it all up and then finding I can't put the thing back together. (I'm not a total novice but these things can be so fiddly) There's one on ebay for 30 quid.

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Re: Lonely In Scotland!

Post by honey00 » Tue Jun 23, 2015 9:40 am

nice car, little touch up here and there..

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Re: Lonely In Scotland!

Post by Bill » Mon Jun 29, 2015 10:51 pm

Certainly no need to be lonely in Scotland, I know of at least 2 BX enthusiasts in the central belt and we get occasional visitors from over the wall!
Theres a monthly meeting of CCC and 2cv Ecosse, with all who have an interest in Citroens most welcome.
See http://www.scottishcitroen.co.uk/news/news.html
That really looks like a nice car you've got.

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Re: Lonely In Scotland!

Post by ken newbold » Mon Aug 10, 2015 9:21 pm

I think I passed you or this car anyway in Mussleborough last year. I was in a green Synergie and flashed you as I was heading into town looking for a petrol station.
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Re: Lonely In Scotland!

Post by tranentbx » Sun Aug 16, 2015 8:44 am

Hi Ken,

Yes it would have been me. Where do you live?

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Re: Lonely In Scotland!

Post by ken newbold » Mon Aug 17, 2015 11:58 am

Wakefield, but I'd been to Edinburgh and bought the Synergie that I was driving, running on fumes as I recall.
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Re: Lonely In Scotland!

Post by callyy_f » Sat Oct 08, 2016 5:03 pm

Hello,

I have a BX that has always been a pain to start when hot. We tried carb spacers, but that made little difference. The BX manual actually states that when hot starting after it has sat for a little while (a behaviour you have noticed here) the trick is to crank it while the accelerator pedal is fully depressed. It will reliably spring to life within a few seconds with no drama. The tricky thing is learning to do it such that as soon as it starts you reduce accelerator press enough so as not to rev it but not too much that it stalls again. Seems to be a heat issue but has never bothered me since the manual mentions it.

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Re: Lonely In Scotland!

Post by tranentbx » Tue Nov 01, 2016 7:34 am

Hi Callyy, I've been using the pedal to the metal technique for a while now and it does work (Just like it was written in the manual all along!)