Greek citroen BX - crazywolf

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Greek citroen BX - crazywolf

Post by crazywolf » Tue Jan 15, 2008 12:28 pm

Greetings BX fans from greece. My name is Alexandros, and I am member of www.greekcitroenclub.gr .
I have a citroen BX 1.4, with 195.000 klm on it. It is the car I got from my father and on wich I learned to drive.

This is how it was on its first phase.
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After getting her new “shoes”
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After 19 years my oldies first accident (a mini cooper S crashed on my while the car was parked… :x )

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And after taking her back
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Now I want to change her the engine, and I am betwin the saxo VTS 1.6 120hp engine (wich fits perfecty) and the 1.9 16v 140hp GTI engine.

I have a year to think of it, but I’ll figure out the best solution…

Anyway, best regards, and I hope this place will help me a lot in making my car great…
If you wish to give regards to greek citroen club, here is the English part (its poor, but better than nothing…)
http://www.greekcitroenclub.gr/forum/vi ... php?t=2169

Cya

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Post by tim leech » Tue Jan 15, 2008 12:47 pm

Welcome aboard matey, nice car that. I would check what difference the engines make to your insurance. Not seen a BX with Saxo wheels on before, they dont look half bad!

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Post by toddao » Tue Jan 15, 2008 3:17 pm

Hello Alexandros, welcome along. Yes, a nice car - good that you repaired it after that crash - many BXs would have been written off after that. Do you see many BXs in Greece?
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Post by crazywolf » Tue Jan 15, 2008 11:03 pm

Thanx guys.
Yes we have a lot of BXs in greece. It was a really good car, as C4 is now... and a lot of them are still rolling...
We have also some GTIs in the club, and we are having fun by racing some vag group cars like Octavia turboz... They usually cant believe in there eyes...
My engine is really old and in bad condition, but I am thinking of changing it as as sayed before.
The problem with the vts 1.6 engine is that its TU not XU... and I cant do it laufully...
Anyway...
(sorry for my english but I am just a student :P :D )

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Post by Philip Chidlow » Tue Jan 15, 2008 11:11 pm

crazywolf wrote: (sorry for my english but I am just a student :P :D )
Better than my Greek!!! :D
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Post by MULLEY » Tue Jan 15, 2008 11:25 pm

Welcome to the club, why not just fit an XU engine if that would make it legal?

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Post by tim leech » Wed Jan 16, 2008 9:33 am

Mk2 BX 1.4s are TU engines anyway so fitting a 1.6 TU shouldnt be illegal?

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Post by crazywolf » Wed Jan 16, 2008 10:04 am

Thank you for the welcome :D

Well it is illegal because only the 1.4 and 1.1 BX had a TU engine. The 1.6 engine was always the old XU 90 hp engine...

So now I want some more horsepower, but...
the 1.9 XU engine is too much ( I am a new driver with 4 (curvy) years of driving) and also too costy (it "drinks" too much gaz fuel :( )
So thats why I want the saxo engine...
The only problem is that I have to cut off the octapus, and generally the wires...
Anyway.
Thanx again for the wellcoming :D

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Post by crazywolf » Thu Aug 26, 2010 5:57 am

So back again after some years... :P
I finally bought my own BX from a friend of mine, wich looks like this...
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It finally has the saxo engine on it...
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And working on it to become a track day car...
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Cheers!! :twisted:
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Post by Tim Leech » Thu Aug 26, 2010 10:12 am

Thats nice, good man
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Post by richardd1652 » Thu Aug 26, 2010 12:58 pm

Hi Alex and welcome.Have you any pics of weird Bx that we dont get like the Bx11 ?
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Post by crazywolf » Thu Aug 26, 2010 6:36 pm

You mean the one that was only for Greece and the rest poor countries? :lol:

You can find it like "Atout" but I dont have any pics of cars like that...
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Post by richardd1652 » Thu Aug 26, 2010 11:50 pm

Are there any Bx11,s left or have they all died now?
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Post by crazywolf » Wed Sep 01, 2010 5:37 am

mostly the have died, or modified to 1.6 or 1.9
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Post by richardd1652 » Wed Sep 01, 2010 4:44 pm

Hi Alex,did they have the chain driven/gearbox in sump or the TU engine?
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