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Post by mihaistan » Mon Nov 10, 2008 9:24 am

or maybe... it was from the wheelspin ! :wink:
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Post by BX Bandit » Mon Nov 10, 2008 1:08 pm

It's a very interesting project you've done. I have a 2.1 in a Xantia and that goes very well so you must really fly in a BX.

I know this may take you some time, but if you are able to list some of the problems and how you overcame them it would be interesting.

Also, does the car feel front heavy at all? Have you put 'stiffer' spheres on to help with any handling issues?????

Thanks tho', very interesting!
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Post by mihaistan » Mon Nov 10, 2008 3:16 pm

well, problems ... the whole front end of the car needs modifications ! to make room for the intercooler, the turbo .. needs some modifications and also the thermostat needs a little work ! it is a lot of work is u want the final product to be reliable ! how to get over obstacles? with a lot of hard work :wink:
i really don`t feel the difference between a bx with 1.9 td engine ,and this one ... now i`m using xm hidractive spheres 35 bar on front , and 30 bar in the back ... but when i load the back with people.. and stuff.. it kind of bounces around .. the same problem had a friend... and the magic solution is the presure ... 25 bar !!! i didn`t had time for modifications but ... that`s about all !
(a passat tried to out run me on a road with .. hard bends.. and everything .. but he had a little surprize ,if you know what i mean... and yes the handling depends of the driver :idea: )
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Post by mihaistan » Sat Nov 22, 2008 9:47 pm

today the fuel injectors were checked and they were working at 155 -160 bar , the corect presure needed 175 bar .. so we solved the presure problem and now it works much much better :twisted: but now it needs more diesel and more air :( really need a bigger air filter .. but coming soon :D keep in touch
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Post by mihaistan » Wed Dec 03, 2008 8:22 pm

hello , as usual the "beast" made another victim , the upper engine mount (the second one since i have this engine, this one was from xm ...) anyway now we have put a xantia/xsara one .. with the limitators the whole thing , if this doesn`t work ... ](*,)
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Post by mihaistan » Sat Dec 06, 2008 9:50 pm

hello to all :D today is a big day ... i finally got my brake calipers (fron and rear) from a xantia 2.1 , the big ones 15" :twisted: can`t wait to put them on the car 8) , and now i`m running on full fuel settings (it needs a bigger air-filter) , also i removed the "rev limiter" it now pulls all the way to 4000 (when it will have more air.. i think it will go very clean to 4300/4500 rpm ! who said it wasn`t a revy engine :twisted: )
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Post by mihaistan » Tue Jan 27, 2009 3:49 pm

well... been working at the car ... the rear brakes are done.. but ran out of money at brake pads... hope next week i finish the brakes.. (283mm ones ) and the are picture with other minor modifications :D

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also my dream came true... i found a cheap set of....
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also here are some pictures.. from a monthly meeting here in Romania
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Post by mihaistan » Tue Jan 27, 2009 3:52 pm

by the way ... this is what i want to do with the headlights :twisted:
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Post by mihaistan » Sat Feb 07, 2009 7:47 pm

one step closer :twisted:
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p.s. Today was a lucky day... I drove a C-crosser >>^

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(all i have left to try are: ds/id , 2cv, c5-III ,c6)
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Post by mihaistan » Thu Feb 12, 2009 3:59 pm

well... the breaks are huge... :| did a test on the bench ... and man... it`s big , if this isn`t working... then i`m buying a parachute!
tomorrow i think they will be on the car !
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Post by mihaistan » Fri Feb 13, 2009 7:23 pm

today .. i finished the brakes ! lot of work.. but it is finally done !
TIP - u need longer bolts! and 5,7 mm spacers !!!!
and pics from todays work
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Post by mihaistan » Fri Feb 20, 2009 7:19 pm

new stuff... found some rims 16" et15 7j .. they fit ... perfectly


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Post by mihaistan » Mon Feb 23, 2009 5:53 pm

the old granny is ready :) what do you think?
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Post by Kitch » Mon Feb 23, 2009 9:48 pm

I'm not really diggin' the wheels and the blue headlights, but otherwise a tidy project there. The 2.1TD is a nice engine to drive and probably gives the standard TD BX a fairly decent power hike.

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Post by mihaistan » Tue Feb 24, 2009 10:32 am

hello , thanks .. but the lights aren`t blue ! the are white 6000k leds .. but the phone .. sees them blue`ish :oops:
the rims will be white or black ..
i like them.. and they improve the ride control ! :wink:
this is a pic in the day light

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