Tims Newest BX- 16TXS Auto

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Tims Newest BX- 16TXS Auto

Post by tim leech » Mon Jul 16, 2007 4:37 pm

Read the story about this car on

http://bxclub.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?t=6458

Now fully road legal and in amazing condition for a 15 year old car which had sat outside for 8 years unused. Clicked over to 24000miles on the way home for the CCC national rally. Complete and original in every detail needing nothing more than a good service and few perishables to get it back on the road.

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Post by rob-bx16v » Mon Jul 16, 2007 4:45 pm

Looks nice that tim,

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Post by tim leech » Mon Jul 16, 2007 4:48 pm

Ta Rob, amazing waht you can do with a steam cleaner and lots of autoglym stuff! :D

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Post by rob-bx16v » Mon Jul 16, 2007 4:53 pm

auto glym nooooooooooooooo i hate the stuff i use meguires it makes my 16v,s paint look better than it actualy is without leaving white marks everwhere :lol: As for the steam cleaner there ace! need one on the gti 8v engine at the mo :D
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Post by MULLEY » Mon Jul 16, 2007 8:11 pm

I've got to say, that car looked superb in the flesh & i really liked that interior, shame its a petrol auto, but apart from that its ace.... well done saving that one from the crusher....

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Post by tim leech » Mon Jul 16, 2007 8:15 pm

Petrol autos are ok, and so relaxing to drive too which goes so well with the comfort of a BX, and better on fuel on a run that you would think. It averaged a good 40mpg at the weekend.

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Post by MULLEY » Mon Jul 16, 2007 8:41 pm

Thats better than what i got in my tzd, mind i did tank it along some of the way.

Whats a bit frustrating with my car is that it will actually go faster than she can, in other words the car goes into the red on the rev counter & continues going whilst in 5th gear.

Is everyone else's like that as well?

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Post by mountainmanUK » Mon Jul 16, 2007 9:18 pm

I must admit I had to pull back on the reins a good few times on Sunday!
On the way back up the A1(M), I was cruising along with my foot creeping down more and more, on a nice clear open stretch (North of Doncaster), when I took a glance at the rev counter..........around the 4800 mark! I normally drive in the 2700-3500 region which equates to around 85mph usually. When I looked across to the speedo, I was gobsmacked to see it a good way over the "ton"! :shock:
I am continually amazed at the ease with which Monica eats up the miles so smoothly, for a 14 yr old car that has not always been treated well in her life! Apart from a slight clutch judder and a slightly-too-heavy clutch pedal (all to be soon sorted!), she is remarkably quiet for a TD, so much so that it is very easy to find myself well above the speed limit!

When I finally refilled the tank on my way home from work this evening, the figures for the weekend computes to an extremely efficient 52.6 mpg!

I have a feeling thaty Monica and I are going to stay together for a long time to come! :wink:

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Post by tim leech » Mon Jul 16, 2007 10:41 pm

MULLEY wrote:Thats better than what i got in my tzd, mind i did tank it along some of the way.

Whats a bit frustrating with my car is that it will actually go faster than she can, in other words the car goes into the red on the rev counter & continues going whilst in 5th gear.

Is everyone else's like that as well?
Nope as I dont drive mine like ive nicked it from someone! :wink:

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Post by cacaolat » Tue Jul 17, 2007 2:23 pm

compliments...a great car !
I completely agree petrol autos are relaxing and quiet ...the main thing, that drew me to citroens many years ago
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Post by capri » Tue Jul 17, 2007 11:35 pm

Tim... As you're obviously into the car cleaning malarkey may I point your eyes in this direction...

www.detailedobsession.co.uk

This company was set up recently by a friend of mine and sells products that are superior even to Autoglym and Meguiars. Specially imported from the states, the Poorboys stuff he sells really does work wonders - I can speak from experience. Just a quick wash with Poorboys shampoo makes the Capri so shiney it looks like it's been polished. Might be worth a look! :D
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Post by rob-bx16v » Wed Jul 18, 2007 12:09 am

Poorboys is awsome....... Timmo has used that on my 16v i think? A lot of the bufftys use it on the Ford RS Owners forum and ive seen the results :D
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bx16v p2 j reg green
bx gti 8v h reg blue
escort rs turbo g reg red
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Post by docchevron » Thu Jul 19, 2007 3:37 am

tim leech wrote: I dont drive mine like ive nicked it from someone! :wink:
It's the only way to drive!! :twisted:

I got 39.6mpg from the valver over the whole trip to the national and back, a journey to work in traffic, and a hell for leather flat out emergency rev limiter bouncing trip to my best mates, I beat the second police car by some margin, and I came three times the distance. Not bad I thought..
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