Paul's polishin' blog

Tell us about life with your BX, or indeed life in general!
User avatar
Tim Leech
Over 2k
Posts: 15061
Joined: Tue Apr 15, 2008 11:12 am
Location: Burton on Trent
My Cars: 1963 VW BEETLE 1200 KGJ413A
1972 Morris Marina 1.8 SDL BFA720L
1979 Rover SD1 3.5 V8-S ERC742T
1980 Morris Marina 1.7HL DBV468W
1985 CITROEN BX 19GT C1TBX
1991 CITROEN BX 19TZI AUTO A/C TAL91S
1994 CITROEN XANTIA 1.8 SXi M908HRY
1998 Rover 75 V6 Connoisseur Auto S392DEH
2002 Rover 75 CDT Connossieur SE Nav R40TSL
2003 Rover 25 1.6i XL L33CHT
x 45

Re: Paul's polishin' blog

Post by Tim Leech » Thu Nov 21, 2013 12:55 pm

Think I made the same mistake on the LUK clutch I bought off eBay for the TZD, it looked like a reconditioned one and slipped. £80 later a barnd new valeo one in a sealed box did the trick.
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
1998 Rover 75 2.0V6 Connoisseur Auto
2002 Rover 75 CDT Connossieur SE Nav
2002 Rover 45 1.6i Spirit S Special
2003 Rover 25 1.6i XL 5 DR

User avatar
Paul296
Over 2k
Posts: 3483
Joined: Wed Nov 03, 2010 10:39 pm
Location: Newark Nottinghamshire
My Cars: Citroen BX 17 TZD Hurricane
Citroen BX 17 TGD

Re: Paul's polishin' blog

Post by Paul296 » Thu Nov 21, 2013 4:21 pm

The clutch I have is a brand new Valeo in a Citroen box from Malcolm Lockwood - it's booked in with Shaun to get done next month along with that bit of welding. My lovely Hurricane deserves it! :D

mds141
Over 2k
Posts: 5269
Joined: Sat Jul 31, 2010 1:26 am
Location: Lancaster
x 6

Re: Paul's polishin' blog

Post by mds141 » Thu Nov 21, 2013 6:06 pm

It most certainly does. :-)
Mark Smith

Is it just me or is everything shit?

1989 BX GTi 16 valve. Blanc Alpine. Completed the Citroen Classic Challenge Ecosse and 1337 miles without a hitch.
2000 XM VSX 2.1 td Auto. Rouge Magenta.
TGD saloon many years ago.

1990 Swift 'Corniche' 12/2 aka BXClub HQ.
Honda Firestorm. Gone, but not forgotten.
2015 Triumph Tiger Explorer XC.

User avatar
Tim Leech
Over 2k
Posts: 15061
Joined: Tue Apr 15, 2008 11:12 am
Location: Burton on Trent
My Cars: 1963 VW BEETLE 1200 KGJ413A
1972 Morris Marina 1.8 SDL BFA720L
1979 Rover SD1 3.5 V8-S ERC742T
1980 Morris Marina 1.7HL DBV468W
1985 CITROEN BX 19GT C1TBX
1991 CITROEN BX 19TZI AUTO A/C TAL91S
1994 CITROEN XANTIA 1.8 SXi M908HRY
1998 Rover 75 V6 Connoisseur Auto S392DEH
2002 Rover 75 CDT Connossieur SE Nav R40TSL
2003 Rover 25 1.6i XL L33CHT
x 45

Re: Paul's polishin' blog

Post by Tim Leech » Thu Nov 21, 2013 7:01 pm

mds141 wrote:It most certainly does. :-)

Seconded.
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
1998 Rover 75 2.0V6 Connoisseur Auto
2002 Rover 75 CDT Connossieur SE Nav
2002 Rover 45 1.6i Spirit S Special
2003 Rover 25 1.6i XL 5 DR

User avatar
MULLEY
Over 2k
Posts: 8375
Joined: Thu Jun 22, 2006 11:10 pm
Location: Derbyshire
x 3

Re: Paul's polishin' blog

Post by MULLEY » Thu Nov 21, 2013 9:07 pm

Mine was deffo a new luk & not reconditioned, but i know from previous posts that some members don't like LUK & conversly some don't like valeo. I've bought a couple of new clutches over the last few years as they were going cheap, both were valeo & deffo not re-conditioned.
2002 C5 2.0 HDI Estate - Remapped - It goes better
2011 Mini Cooper D Clubman - it does over 60mpg
1992 TZD Turbo - SORN - slowly getting there
1991 Gti 16V - Blaze is back on the road since 2008
1990 Gti 8Valve SOLD - looks like it's been scrapped
2002 Mini Cooper S - SOLD - i miss this car
1992 TXD - Scrapped in March 2014

I'm not just a username, i'm also called Matthew.

User avatar
Paul296
Over 2k
Posts: 3483
Joined: Wed Nov 03, 2010 10:39 pm
Location: Newark Nottinghamshire
My Cars: Citroen BX 17 TZD Hurricane
Citroen BX 17 TGD

Re: Paul's polishin' blog

Post by Paul296 » Thu Nov 21, 2013 9:18 pm

I bought a no-name clutch off eBay for a tenner recently. I'm probably not going to use that now am I!? :shock:

User avatar
BX Bandit
Backslash Bandit
Posts: 2583
Joined: Thu Aug 31, 2006 7:46 am
Location: Closet boozing...normally under bonnet
x 1

Re: Paul's polishin' blog

Post by BX Bandit » Fri Nov 22, 2013 11:07 am

I wouldn't, Valeo all the way for me!
have some balls
1990 BX 16V Platinum Grey
1990 BX TZD (with A/C) Pink
1990 BX TGD White
2003 Audi A6 2.5 TDi
1960 Morris Minor Clarondon Grey
1971 Triumph 2000 Auto Valencia Blue

User avatar
MULLEY
Over 2k
Posts: 8375
Joined: Thu Jun 22, 2006 11:10 pm
Location: Derbyshire
x 3

Re: Paul's polishin' blog

Post by MULLEY » Fri Nov 22, 2013 9:58 pm

Paul296 wrote:I bought a no-name clutch off eBay for a tenner recently. I'm probably not going to use that now am I!? :shock:
It depends, get Shaun to have a look at it, if he thinks its ok then you could get it fitted especially if you're not planning on doing much mileage in that car. I would need to make sure i've got a decent clutch, as mine is a daily doing upwards of 12k a year.
2002 C5 2.0 HDI Estate - Remapped - It goes better
2011 Mini Cooper D Clubman - it does over 60mpg
1992 TZD Turbo - SORN - slowly getting there
1991 Gti 16V - Blaze is back on the road since 2008
1990 Gti 8Valve SOLD - looks like it's been scrapped
2002 Mini Cooper S - SOLD - i miss this car
1992 TXD - Scrapped in March 2014

I'm not just a username, i'm also called Matthew.

User avatar
Paul296
Over 2k
Posts: 3483
Joined: Wed Nov 03, 2010 10:39 pm
Location: Newark Nottinghamshire
My Cars: Citroen BX 17 TZD Hurricane
Citroen BX 17 TGD

Re: Paul's polishin' blog

Post by Paul296 » Fri Nov 22, 2013 10:05 pm

MULLEY wrote: get Shaun to have a look at it

Can you tell if a clutch is any good just by having a look at it? I was planning to use it for the TGD at some point - the clutch isn't brilliant in that but it has loads of life left in it yet - maybe I'll have won the lottery by then and be able to buy a Valeo one. :D

Tinkley
1K Away
1K Away
Posts: 1494
Joined: Sat Jun 06, 2009 11:27 am
Location: N Hants England
x 5

Re: Paul's polishin' blog

Post by Tinkley » Fri Nov 22, 2013 10:58 pm

Valeo clutch kit for my petrol was around 80 including postage. In some ways the easiest as they give you the centreing tool in the kit and a bit of grease for the splines FWIW. Worked fine to get good assembly. Least the flywheel face was like a mirror after 4 years sitting outside and not running... :lol:

User avatar
MULLEY
Over 2k
Posts: 8375
Joined: Thu Jun 22, 2006 11:10 pm
Location: Derbyshire
x 3

Re: Paul's polishin' blog

Post by MULLEY » Fri Nov 22, 2013 11:23 pm

Yes, if its poor quality it will look like it, also the amount of friction material as well is an indicator. It could still work absolutely fine though, just depends how much shaun charges you for fitting it, you can then guage if its worth taking a small risk on a car which won't get used much?
2002 C5 2.0 HDI Estate - Remapped - It goes better
2011 Mini Cooper D Clubman - it does over 60mpg
1992 TZD Turbo - SORN - slowly getting there
1991 Gti 16V - Blaze is back on the road since 2008
1990 Gti 8Valve SOLD - looks like it's been scrapped
2002 Mini Cooper S - SOLD - i miss this car
1992 TXD - Scrapped in March 2014

I'm not just a username, i'm also called Matthew.

User avatar
Tim Leech
Over 2k
Posts: 15061
Joined: Tue Apr 15, 2008 11:12 am
Location: Burton on Trent
My Cars: 1963 VW BEETLE 1200 KGJ413A
1972 Morris Marina 1.8 SDL BFA720L
1979 Rover SD1 3.5 V8-S ERC742T
1980 Morris Marina 1.7HL DBV468W
1985 CITROEN BX 19GT C1TBX
1991 CITROEN BX 19TZI AUTO A/C TAL91S
1994 CITROEN XANTIA 1.8 SXi M908HRY
1998 Rover 75 V6 Connoisseur Auto S392DEH
2002 Rover 75 CDT Connossieur SE Nav R40TSL
2003 Rover 25 1.6i XL L33CHT
x 45

Re: Paul's polishin' blog

Post by Tim Leech » Sat Nov 23, 2013 9:45 am

I would wait and buy a Valeo one. It will cost more having to change it again than the difference in clutch price. Trust me I know!
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
1998 Rover 75 2.0V6 Connoisseur Auto
2002 Rover 75 CDT Connossieur SE Nav
2002 Rover 45 1.6i Spirit S Special
2003 Rover 25 1.6i XL 5 DR

User avatar
Paul296
Over 2k
Posts: 3483
Joined: Wed Nov 03, 2010 10:39 pm
Location: Newark Nottinghamshire
My Cars: Citroen BX 17 TZD Hurricane
Citroen BX 17 TGD

Re: Paul's polishin' blog

Post by Paul296 » Mon Nov 25, 2013 5:20 pm

Anyway - moving on from to clutch or not to clutch, I put the 'invisibly' repaired tailblazer on my TGD today. I agree with those who think they're a right pain in the arse . . . but they look so nice. 8)

Image

Image

I've got to get a power steering rack on that car - parking it is a bloody nightmare. :(

mds141
Over 2k
Posts: 5269
Joined: Sat Jul 31, 2010 1:26 am
Location: Lancaster
x 6

Re: Paul's polishin' blog

Post by mds141 » Mon Nov 25, 2013 5:26 pm

Lovely!! :-)
Mark Smith

Is it just me or is everything shit?

1989 BX GTi 16 valve. Blanc Alpine. Completed the Citroen Classic Challenge Ecosse and 1337 miles without a hitch.
2000 XM VSX 2.1 td Auto. Rouge Magenta.
TGD saloon many years ago.

1990 Swift 'Corniche' 12/2 aka BXClub HQ.
Honda Firestorm. Gone, but not forgotten.
2015 Triumph Tiger Explorer XC.

User avatar
Tim Leech
Over 2k
Posts: 15061
Joined: Tue Apr 15, 2008 11:12 am
Location: Burton on Trent
My Cars: 1963 VW BEETLE 1200 KGJ413A
1972 Morris Marina 1.8 SDL BFA720L
1979 Rover SD1 3.5 V8-S ERC742T
1980 Morris Marina 1.7HL DBV468W
1985 CITROEN BX 19GT C1TBX
1991 CITROEN BX 19TZI AUTO A/C TAL91S
1994 CITROEN XANTIA 1.8 SXi M908HRY
1998 Rover 75 V6 Connoisseur Auto S392DEH
2002 Rover 75 CDT Connossieur SE Nav R40TSL
2003 Rover 25 1.6i XL L33CHT
x 45

Re: Paul's polishin' blog

Post by Tim Leech » Tue Nov 26, 2013 9:17 am

What a lovely car, silver does seem to be quite popular at the moment!
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
1998 Rover 75 2.0V6 Connoisseur Auto
2002 Rover 75 CDT Connossieur SE Nav
2002 Rover 45 1.6i Spirit S Special
2003 Rover 25 1.6i XL 5 DR