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Post by mihaistan » Sat Nov 21, 2009 6:41 am

well ... it will have over 300 nm of torque ... and it is an estate version(the longer... the better (NOT) ... and yes the previous owner didn`t care to much about the car ...
i can feel it even in normal driving... how it twists ... so it is a good adition!

There are no more 16 valves in Romania there are 3 or 4 left... and they are not for sale... and the shiping for a interior from outside the country doubles the cost of the 16 v interior :cry:
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Post by mihaistan » Wed Nov 25, 2009 6:53 pm

new intercooler (from a friend :D )
32"X12X3 UNIVERSAL TURBO INTERCOOLER

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Post by Jeth » Wed Nov 25, 2009 10:56 pm

Have fun fitting it! :D It's gonna get tight...

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Post by BX Bandit » Thu Nov 26, 2009 6:11 am

I have to say that the photo looking into your engine bay from the top shows what a very neat job you have done. You've taken a lot of care! Have you used a standard XM/Xantia 2.1 radiator and inter cooler?
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Post by mihaistan » Thu Nov 26, 2009 7:39 am

jeth .. it will fit in :twisted: or else !

bx bandit , all the wiring and the air ,water and stuff .. are original from the xm.. mostly they are exactly in the same position as in the xm ... we didn`t want the engine to seem out of place ...
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Post by BX Bandit » Thu Nov 26, 2009 9:23 am

Did you have to modify any of the slam panel to fit it in? I'd like to fit a larger front mounted inter cooler (say from my 2.1 Xantia) but from a brief glance it means cutting bits out of the car which I'm reluctant to do.

Well i think your efforts of taking all the parts from the XM was worth it as it really does look neat!
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Post by mihaistan » Thu Nov 26, 2009 10:07 am

yes ... the front of the car needs a bit of work ... cut in one place... strenghted in other ....
measured the original intercooler .... it is 86 cm wide , 37 cm heigh .. so it is just a case of remodeling the original status of the fan units ...

here are some photos with the front

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(we have added a bar in front .. for protection)

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also the bottom end(the one that the radiator and the intercooler sits... needs to be lowerd and moved a little in the front ... just for that little extra space ... in case of something ...the engine won`t suffer much !)
any questions i will help you with joy ! i do not recomend the original intercooler ! If you want to do an upgrade ... choose the c5 2.0 hdi one !
I will do that on a 1.7 td engine for a friend... and i think it is less space consuming... and better performance :wink:
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Post by Jeth » Thu Nov 26, 2009 5:44 pm

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Even that neede lot of cutting, so im looking forward how you're doing it, i suggest slim fans..

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Post by mihaistan » Thu Nov 26, 2009 6:26 pm

i think it will fit ... i have enough space ... i tought at slimer fans... we shall se what i can find ! and also ... the final product :D
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Post by mihaistan » Sun Dec 06, 2009 12:30 am

pictures of the wagon :roll:

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Post by BX Bandit » Sun Dec 06, 2009 7:13 am

I'm sorry to say that you've bent your car, judging by the last picture! :wink:

Nice work. I like the black & red combination, my favourite. Those black bumpers work nicely!
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Post by Philip Chidlow » Sun Dec 06, 2009 9:13 am

That looks great. All the better to know it's backed up by distinctly un-BX performance! 8)
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Post by mihaistan » Sun Dec 06, 2009 10:35 am

thanks :) hope i will make it better ...
performance on 1/4 miles

bmw 120d 163 bhp vs bx wagon -bx first by 2 cars
clio rs 200 bhp vs bx wagon (rolling start ,my clutch is done) clio won by 1 car and a half
citroen c4 vts 180 bhp vs bx wagon - bx first by 1 car and a half

i am pretty pleased with the overall performance.. and with the progress done this year ! hope next year will bring much more ! I salute you !
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Post by mihaistan » Sun Dec 06, 2009 11:44 am

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Post by mihaistan » Thu Dec 17, 2009 7:01 pm

Today changed 12 little bastards , new glow plugs and other minor stuff ... !
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and this is my fathers cx 2500 gti engine.. waiting to be installed , it is with new parts , and some improvemens ... Image



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