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graphite bx estate tzd

Post by Cromptons » Tue Nov 12, 2013 11:56 am

I bought this car off Nick (in for sale section) for a massive £300.

The end intention is is to use it (and a peugeot 305 estate) for a mates euro trip next year.

I already own a Citroen zx hatch 1.9td engine giving roughly 180-200hp ( big turbo, heavily modded fuel pump, rebuilt engine etc etc etc), and a black zx 16v and just acquired a xm 2.1.

The bx so far has had

heavy internal clean
2 front spheres and accumulator (made an amazing difference!)
New long drive shaft (yet to fit)
near side drop link
engines had a slight tune but clutch is totally knackered

Other bits and pieces what I can't remember. but so far quite impressed with the bx (my first one to own/drive).

Jobs to do
change rear spheres
clutch
leak on pressure regulator (looks like the end oppo the accumulator?)
poss engine change to a 1.9



Unique bx parts i need: (expect this list to grow)!
head rest is missing from drivers seat, which has for some reason been swapped onto passenger side (whole seat)
possibly a tailgate as lock unit has been smashed from plastic support

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Re: graphite bx estate tzd

Post by Cromptons » Tue Nov 12, 2013 12:00 pm

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bx with the zx td and the 305 euro car.

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zx 16v

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bx engine bay clean

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after first interior clean

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Re: graphite bx estate tzd

Post by MULLEY » Tue Nov 12, 2013 9:02 pm

Welcome & an interesting collection of cars :) Look forward to reading more in your blog.
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

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Re: graphite bx estate tzd

Post by Tinkley » Wed Nov 13, 2013 9:39 am

Although it might be tricky, check your droplinks are the same length. There is quite a bit of variation and some members have reported cars steering to one side because of differing lengths. My last pair were 7-8mm shorter than the ones they replaced.

Good luck with the car.

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Re: graphite bx estate tzd

Post by bxzx16v » Fri Nov 15, 2013 9:19 pm

Welcome along James, that's quite an interesting collection you've built up, how's the ZX16V going?

Mark (with the green 16v)

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Re: graphite bx estate tzd

Post by Cromptons » Sun Jan 04, 2015 9:02 pm

Update!

It performed very well on trip in May to italy and back.

Now it's been treated to a xud9 engine with a 2052V turbo

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Re: graphite bx estate tzd

Post by Tim Leech » Sun Jan 04, 2015 9:58 pm

Lovely. Not sure about the pink wheels though lol
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Re: graphite bx estate tzd

Post by Tinkley » Mon Jan 05, 2015 8:03 am

Don't worry Tim, the rest of the car is bound to follow suit..... :lol:

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Re: graphite bx estate tzd

Post by Cromptons » Tue Jan 06, 2015 9:38 pm

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Re: graphite bx estate tzd

Post by Philip Chidlow » Tue Jan 06, 2015 10:25 pm

Arrghh! My eyes!! lol ;)

Is that an exhaust I see poking out in front of the rear wheel?
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Re: graphite bx estate tzd

Post by Mothman » Tue Jan 06, 2015 10:28 pm

I like the Cornish flag too.

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Re: graphite bx estate tzd

Post by themildbunch » Thu Jan 08, 2015 1:07 am

love the engine mods you've been doing - be good to read more details about these.... thanks for the lucas pump and injectors you dropped off.. what happened to the old engine?!
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Re: graphite bx estate tzd

Post by Cromptons » Thu Jan 08, 2015 8:45 pm

Adrian, hello

Old engine donated a lot of its ancillaries to the current engine, also hg was on its way (still perfectly drive able). (If anyone wants any bits and an unopened hg then shout)

The only reason I dropped a 1.9 in as you can't get mls gaskets for the xud7

Keeping power sencible 15/16 psi should do around 140hp, but with it being a vnt turbo be very responsive and help with having the hdi gearbox.

Having a few issues
Clutch slipping, need to convert to a pull type and fit a paddle clutch
Heater matrix on way
Tick time down to about 8 secs ( been like it a while) but after fitting new engine went up to about 50 secs, but now back again to 8ish

+ plenty of small niggles!

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1991 CITROEN BX 19TZI AUTO A/C TAL91S
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Re: graphite bx estate tzd

Post by Tim Leech » Thu Jan 08, 2015 9:13 pm

You get plenty of niggles with a BX, just so you don't get complacent!!
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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

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Re: graphite bx estate tzd

Post by Tinkley » Fri Jan 09, 2015 7:05 am

Cromptons wrote: Tick time down to about 8 secs ( been like it a while) but after fitting new engine went up to about 50 secs, but now back again to 8ish
If you mean hydraulic system tick time, most likely, the accumulator sphere needs changing. Maybe the others, if you don't know when they were done?, although they affect the ride quality more.