Skip's 1989 BX TD

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Skip's 1989 BX TD

Post by Skip » Tue Dec 16, 2008 5:06 pm

Hi all,

Newbie here - just thought I would say hi and pop a picture of my new steed up for all to see. Its a genuine one owner from new BX (TXD I think) with the 1.8TD engine - its been maintained by my father-in-law (himself an independant Citroen specialist in Norwich) from only about 6 months old for an older gentleman - its now covered 217,000 miles! Its immaculate inside and the only "issues" outside are rust at the bottom of the windscreen and in the door hinge area at the front.

For £230 with a years MOT and 6 months tax it was too good to pass up :)

Will add more details when I pick it up on Friday - I am really looking forward to it 8)

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Post by Tim Leech » Tue Dec 16, 2008 5:40 pm

Lovely lookingmotor there Skip, nice and shiny too, a man after my own heart! If its a T/D on that age it will be a DTR turbo.
1985 BX 19GT Mk1
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Post by Philip Chidlow » Tue Dec 16, 2008 5:49 pm

Nice in white, with the C pillar glazed. Excellent. Is that another BX behind it? 16v maybe?
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Post by Skip » Tue Dec 16, 2008 6:58 pm

Cheers guys - I hope it has many more miles left in it :) Looking forward to seeing how much MPG I can squeeze out of it!
Philip Chidlow wrote:Nice in white, with the C pillar glazed. Excellent. Is that another BX behind it? 16v maybe?
Eagle eye! It is indeed a 16v - a 1990 on a G plate if memory serves. Its been parked up for a while now after it failed the MOT on rot at the back end due to a bodged accident repair some years ago. Father-in-law cant bring himself to scrap it as the rest of the car is sweet - no rust in the other usual places and only about 100k on the clock - he is just sitting on it for now as he cant decide what to do with it!

Whats the thing about the C pillar being glazed? :?
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Post by toddao » Tue Dec 16, 2008 7:14 pm

Welcome along Skip. Nice motor too! I'm sure someone around here could find a use for that 16v or most of it anyway!
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Post by Philip Chidlow » Tue Dec 16, 2008 8:05 pm

Skip wrote:Whats the thing about the C pillar being glazed? :?
You know, the smoked plastic panels on the rear pillars (OK 'glazing' might be the wrong word :roll: :D )
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Post by Tim Leech » Tue Dec 16, 2008 10:58 pm

The rear quater window designates its a TR or TZ (posh) spec and very nice it is too! 8)
1985 BX 19GT Mk1
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1994 Xantia 1.8i SX
1972 Morris Marina 1.8 SDL
1979 Rover SD1 V8-S
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Post by Skip » Wed Dec 17, 2008 8:36 am

Philip Chidlow wrote:You know, the smoked plastic panels on the rear pillars (OK 'glazing' might be the wrong word :roll: :D )
Sorry I realised what it meant I just didnt see why it was special!
Roverman wrote:The rear quater window designates its a TR or TZ (posh) spec and very nice it is too! 8)
Now I do though :)

Only had a quick chance to look round it yesterday lunchtime - its definitely got electric front windows but didnt see any other "toys" :lol:
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Post by Skip » Wed Dec 17, 2008 8:38 am

Skip wrote:
Philip Chidlow wrote:You know, the smoked plastic panels on the rear pillars (OK 'glazing' might be the wrong word :roll: :D )
Sorry I realised what it meant I just didnt see why it was special!
Roverman wrote:The rear quater window designates its a TR or TZ (posh) spec and very nice it is too! 8)
Now I do though :)

Only had a quick chance to look round it yesterday lunchtime - its definitely got electric front windows but didnt see any other "toys" :lol:
Oh and thanks everyone for the warm welcome! :D
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1991 CITROEN BX 19TZI AUTO A/C BXi 19
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2002 Rover 75 CDT Connossieur SE Nav Auto R40TSL
2002 Rover 45 1.6i Spirt S TAL 91S
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Post by Tim Leech » Wed Dec 17, 2008 9:18 am

Your welcome Skip, being the DTR Turbo it should have eleccy windows all round, eleccy sunroof, nice thick carpets, patterned seatbelts, rev counter and alots of other gizmos that the more "standard cars" dont have, it was the top of the range of the diesels in its time and rewrote the diesel rule back when launched back in 1988. Mr Rutherford owns a very simliar car.

And quite rare now too as the only made the DTR Turbo for about 18 months, the TZD Turbo which replaced it is more readily available.
1985 BX 19GT Mk1
1991 BX 19TZI Auto A/C
1994 Xantia 1.8i SX
1972 Morris Marina 1.8 SDL
1979 Rover SD1 V8-S
1980 Morris Marina 1.7HL
2002 Rover 75 CDTi Connossieur SE AUTO Nav
2002 Rover 45 1.6i Spirit S Special
2003 Rover 25 1.6i XL 5 DR
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Post by Skip » Wed Dec 17, 2008 9:21 am

Roverman wrote:Your welcome Skip, being the DTR Turbo it should have eleccy windows all round, eleccy sunroof, nice thick carpets, patered seatbelts, rev counter and alots of other gizmos that the more "standard cars" dont have, it was the top of the range of the diesels in its time and rewrote the diesel rule back when launched back in 1988. Mr Rutherford owns a very simliar car.

And quite rare now too as the only made the DTR Turbo for about 18months, the TZD Turbo which replaced it is more readily available.
Yup it has a rev counter and a sunroof - will have a good look round and post more pics this weekend.

Its being MOTd today - no reason it should fail at all - last year all it got was an advisory that one lamp was affecting another when braking.

Just out of interest what sort of MPG should I expect with mixed driving?
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Post by Tim Leech » Wed Dec 17, 2008 9:33 am

40mpg around town, 50+ on a run I expect and the magical 60 if you drive like a nun! So a good average should be about 45.
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Post by MULLEY » Wed Dec 17, 2008 1:04 pm

Or 36mpg if you boot it whenever possible :D

As Tim's said, i reckon low 40's is easily achievable with longer runs better, so pretty good for an old car....

Can that rot in the A pillar be sorted? or would it need replacing?
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Post by Skip » Wed Dec 17, 2008 1:29 pm

MULLEY wrote:Can that rot in the A pillar be sorted? or would it need replacing?
Havent had a close look at it but it doesnt look good tbh :(
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Post by stuart_hedges » Wed Dec 17, 2008 1:53 pm

MULLEY wrote:Or 36mpg if you boot it whenever possible :D

As Tim's said, i reckon low 40's is easily achievable with longer runs better, so pretty good for an old car....
Mine returns a fairly consistent 44mpg (dropping into the 30s when crossing London) except when being driven by David, a man not known for his nun-like driving style.

When it manages 47mpg.