1988 BX coming to USA

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1988 BX coming to USA

Post by antonioconceicao » Thu Jul 06, 2017 4:32 pm

My name is Antonio and I just got a euro BX to import to USA :D

A got a good friend of mine in Portugal that check the car for me, one owner car and seems really clean and take care of it.
I had my friend to drive it and no overheats no leaks only think it needs is the AC checked prior to ship it to USA. I dont think they use AC



Its great there is some BX lovers in UK, shipping parts from UK is fast and not that cheap in case I need it

Antonio

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Re: 1988 BX coming to USA

Post by deltic » Thu Jul 06, 2017 10:10 pm

Lovely!
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Re: 1988 BX coming to USA

Post by Kitch » Fri Jul 07, 2017 1:49 pm

Good work! There's an over 25 rule in the USA isn't there?

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Re: 1988 BX coming to USA

Post by antonioconceicao » Fri Jul 07, 2017 2:26 pm

Yes any car over 25 years old you dont have to deal with EPA beside the state of California. Because I am living in the state of Virginia I will tag it as classic , no property taxes just insurance with a set value

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Kitch wrote:
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Good work! There's an over 25 rule in the USA isn't there?
1990 Porsche C2 race car G Class
1990 Mercedes G 3.0 Diesel 5 speed
1968 Citroen ID20
1988 Renault 4 TL
1970 Citroen Mehari Beach Car
2007 Porsche Turbo
1988 Citroen CX Turbo
Gone and missed 1988 Renault 5 GT Turbo

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Re: 1988 BX coming to USA

Post by antonioconceicao » Fri Jul 07, 2017 2:27 pm

Thanks!
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Lovely!
1990 Porsche C2 race car G Class
1990 Mercedes G 3.0 Diesel 5 speed
1968 Citroen ID20
1988 Renault 4 TL
1970 Citroen Mehari Beach Car
2007 Porsche Turbo
1988 Citroen CX Turbo
Gone and missed 1988 Renault 5 GT Turbo

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Re: 1988 BX coming to USA

Post by Tim Leech » Fri Jul 07, 2017 9:09 pm

Well you certainly won't park next to another one at the "mall" car park
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Re: 1988 BX coming to USA

Post by antonioconceicao » Mon Jul 10, 2017 8:43 pm

You right about that, I am guessing there is 3 or 4 total in USA, but mine is the only 88 GTI

Is my 88 GTI MK1 or MK2 ?

I think mine has the smaller engine 1.6L, used by peugeot, only 8 valves right? not sure if any parts available in USA I dont think peugeot sold any 1.6L in USA

Antonio
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Well you certainly won't park next to another one at the "mall" car park
1990 Porsche C2 race car G Class
1990 Mercedes G 3.0 Diesel 5 speed
1968 Citroen ID20
1988 Renault 4 TL
1970 Citroen Mehari Beach Car
2007 Porsche Turbo
1988 Citroen CX Turbo
Gone and missed 1988 Renault 5 GT Turbo

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Re: 1988 BX coming to USA

Post by deltic » Mon Jul 10, 2017 10:21 pm

I'm sure I'll be corrected if I'm wrong but your car is a Mk2, Phase 1, 1905cc, 8v GTi.
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Re: 1988 BX coming to USA

Post by Kitch » Tue Jul 11, 2017 9:32 am

It could well be a 1.6 - they did 16GTi models in Europe, which I think had the 115bhp 1.6 lump from the 205GTi. Didn't get them in the UK.

And yes it is a mk2.

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Re: 1988 BX coming to USA

Post by antonioconceicao » Tue Jul 11, 2017 2:10 pm

Thanks

I think kitch is right its a 1.6L 8V from the 205

I did not know was never sold in UK, is not going win any races but for USA 115 HP is already too fast LOL
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Re: 1988 BX coming to USA

Post by Tim Leech » Tue Jul 11, 2017 11:00 pm

Looking at the cylinder head it looks like a 1.6.
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Re: 1988 BX coming to USA

Post by Way2go » Thu Jul 13, 2017 12:01 am

It has the Bosch Jetronic multipoint injection system.

Didn't the 1.6 injections use a single point injection system or was Jetronic a variant on continental 1.6 Gti's ?
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Re: 1988 BX coming to USA

Post by antonioconceicao » Thu Apr 05, 2018 6:34 pm

Hello everyone

Remember the BX coming to America? got here safe! already driven couple miles with it.

it doenst drip on the garage but is getting wet around the 5th sphere I will post pictures to see what you guys think I should do.

I am also doing a cooling flush on it , cooling system is nasty , are you guys using green or red stuff for antifreeze?

couple pictures of a rare site in America LOL

Bye Bye
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Antonio
1990 Porsche C2 race car G Class
1990 Mercedes G 3.0 Diesel 5 speed
1968 Citroen ID20
1988 Renault 4 TL
1970 Citroen Mehari Beach Car
2007 Porsche Turbo
1988 Citroen CX Turbo
Gone and missed 1988 Renault 5 GT Turbo

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Re: 1988 BX coming to USA

Post by Kaapelimies » Thu Apr 05, 2018 7:08 pm

Great job, looks great! Did I read right the VIN is VF7, so it's a french made BX? I thought Portuguese sold BX's could be made in Spain (or where does this BX originate from?). We do have at least one Spanish-made BX here in Finland, and it says VS3 as the first letters in VIN, if I remeber it right.
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Re: 1988 BX coming to USA

Post by antonioconceicao » Thu Apr 05, 2018 8:24 pm

Vin is VF7XBFL0000FL5286


You right is from France but the model FL number is not coming up not sure why
ANtonio

Kaapelimies wrote:
Thu Apr 05, 2018 7:08 pm
Great job, looks great! Did I read right the VIN is VF7, so it's a french made BX? I thought Portuguese sold BX's could be made in Spain (or where does this BX originate from?). We do have at least one Spanish-made BX here in Finland, and it says VS3 as the first letters in VIN, if I remeber it rifgt.
1990 Porsche C2 race car G Class
1990 Mercedes G 3.0 Diesel 5 speed
1968 Citroen ID20
1988 Renault 4 TL
1970 Citroen Mehari Beach Car
2007 Porsche Turbo
1988 Citroen CX Turbo
Gone and missed 1988 Renault 5 GT Turbo