Cleon-Fonte's Hurricane Thread

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Cleon-Fonte
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Cleon-Fonte's Hurricane Thread

Post by Cleon-Fonte » Sat May 07, 2016 1:16 pm

Hello everyone

I've lurked here a long while as a non-member and as I've finally joined it seemed an apt time to start a blog for my BX.

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For some reason I've always wanted a BX, so this year I decided it was something I finally had to do. My only requirements were that any potential BX of mine had to be a turbodiesel, and it had to be triton green. I saw a few but nothing to really tempt me until a Hurricane came up for sale at an attractive (well, cheap) price locally to me. Whilst slightly rough around the edges, for the price I couldn't argue and finally I became a BX owner.

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Inevitably it's had its problems: the head gasket went a few weeks into my ownership (and was repaired by a very unenthusiastic Citroen specialist who thought I should scrap the car); the starter motor also gave up the ghost in an entirely inconvenient location and it's currently sat broken outside my house while I try to discover where air is intruding into the fuel system. And it's a neglected, previously poorly maintained BX that's sat around for years so small jobs have become trickier than they otherwise would have been, but it'll be a good one evetually.

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Niggles aside though, it's a good one and I look forward to it finally being sorted.

As for my other cars:

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This has been my labour of love for nearly five years now. Catastrophically broken from the get go, it should return to the road this year after two years off. Still, a life without a Rover V8 is not a life well lived.

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The Daihatsu Sirion is my 'modern'. Reliable but by no means boring.
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Tim Leech
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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
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Re: Introducing Myself and my BX

Post by Tim Leech » Sat May 07, 2016 4:35 pm

Welcome! I have an Sd1 aswell! Find a decent Citroen specialist, anyone who said scrap it doesn't deserve your money.

Where are you?
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

Cleon-Fonte
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Re: Introducing Myself and my BX

Post by Cleon-Fonte » Sat May 07, 2016 5:41 pm

So somebody else does have an SD1/BX combiation! Your V8-S is in excellent condition for a pre-facelift car. Hopefully it works better than mine.

I've vowed not to go back to the specialist again, post-HG change was when it first started letting air into the fuel system, and my attempts to solve the problem has disturbed parts of the fuel system that haven't been touched for 24 years and made the problem worse. And I can do without being told my car is crap by somebody who should be an enthusiast.

I'm in Glossop, between Manchester and Sheffield.

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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
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Re: Introducing Myself and my BX

Post by Tim Leech » Sat May 07, 2016 8:01 pm

There's plenty of good Citroen specialists around, I use Bourne Citroen centre or Chevronics, neither are local but I know and trust them.

Interesting forum name!
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

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Re: Introducing Myself and my BX

Post by Cleon-Fonte » Mon May 09, 2016 6:45 pm

If I need another specialist I'll consider one of your recommendations, there seem to be a few dotted about south Derbyshire/Nottinghamshire with very little information available about them which I had thought of trying. Apparently Citroen specilaists can be a funny breed.

Rather guiltily for a Citroen-related forum my username is taken from a Renault engine. It's the only one I can guarantee nobody will have used before!

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Re: Introducing Myself and my BX

Post by mat_fenwick » Wed May 11, 2016 10:23 pm

Welcome along! There's a slim chance I may be heading over to my parents in Sheffield this weekend, so if you want another pair of eyes/hands I'll let you know if I am passing.
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Re: Introducing Myself and my BX

Post by Defender110 » Thu May 12, 2016 10:26 am

Welcome aboard, I do quite regular trips to Sheffield (where my son is at uni) from Manchester via Glossop so I will watch out for you on my travels.
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Re: Introducing Myself and my BX

Post by Cleon-Fonte » Fri May 13, 2016 11:30 pm

mat_fenwick wrote:Welcome along! There's a slim chance I may be heading over to my parents in Sheffield this weekend, so if you want another pair of eyes/hands I'll let you know if I am passing.
Typically I'm out and about this weekend, off to the Autoshite meetup in Cannock tomorrow and I think Madame Cleon-Fonte has plans for Sunday. I've bought a rebuild kit for the fuel filter housing so fingers crossed that works, although it seems to be lost in the post :( . Hit me up next time you're in the area though, I'll put the kettle on.

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Re: Introducing Myself and my BX

Post by Cleon-Fonte » Fri May 13, 2016 11:31 pm

Defender110 wrote:Welcome aboard, I do quite regular trips to Sheffield (where my son is at uni) from Manchester via Glossop so I will watch out for you on my travels.
Ah, another BX owner who's local. I didn't know there were any others in Greater Manchester!

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Re: Introducing Myself and my BX

Post by TizzyD » Tue May 17, 2016 1:14 am

Welcome to the club! Nice looking BX :-D
'02 Clio Dynamique 1.2 16v - 92K - Sold
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Re: Introducing Myself and my BX

Post by northernchap » Wed Aug 03, 2016 2:54 pm

I'm only in Bradford too, with family in Stockport so if you ever need a look at another turbo diesel or whatever then give me a shout :)
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1988 Fiat Panda 4x4 [NATO green]
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Re: Introducing Myself and my BX

Post by mds141 » Wed Aug 03, 2016 6:03 pm

If you don't mind travelling some distance then I cam recommended NFC Autocare in Thornton Cleveleys and Dave Ashworth Citroen in Blackpool. Both are enthusiastic about the BX.
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Re: Introducing Myself and my BX

Post by northernchap » Fri Aug 05, 2016 12:21 pm

Oh, and on the specialist front we have Ray Calvert at C&C Motors in Bradford - good guy, knows his stuff.
1992 BX17 TZD Turbo Diesel Estate [Red]
1988 Fiat Panda 4x4 [NATO green]
1991 Peugeot 309 GLD [Champagne beige]
1965 Ford Mustang [Black]