Mulley's New 19TXD

Tell us about life with your BX, or indeed life in general!
User avatar
MULLEY
Over 2k
Posts: 8375
Joined: Thu Jun 22, 2006 11:10 pm
Location: Derbyshire
x 3

Re: Mulley's New 19TXD

Post by MULLEY » Tue Jul 10, 2012 9:58 pm

Shaun came round on Saturday & cut out the rot in the boot floor & exhaust hanger section & welded in some new tin, dodged one massive cloudburst which lasted approx 20mins & then it was dry & sunny :) Cheers matey
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
MULLEY
Over 2k
Posts: 8375
Joined: Thu Jun 22, 2006 11:10 pm
Location: Derbyshire
x 3

Re: Mulley's New 19TXD

Post by MULLEY » Sun Jul 15, 2012 10:47 pm

Went to do the front pads today & after checking decided not to bother as there was still plenty of meat on the pads, just gave the calipers a quick clean up & knocked all the rust off the actual discs. The driver side caliper for some reason had the rubber dust cap on the piston dislodged, so i gave that area a clean & put a load of coppaslip onto it. I'll need to remove the caliper though & re-fit the rubber dust sheild/cap. Also spotted some cracks on the strut return pipe, so that'll need doing soonish. Had a look at the droplink & even though the suspension was on high, i could barely detect any movement in it, does it need to be unloaded to check? Either way i cleaned up the threads & nut & sprayed with WD40 so that i could tackle it next weekend. It does chatter quite a bit these days :(
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
docchevron
The Immoderate half of the admin team
Posts: 7524
Joined: Sun Jun 04, 2006 7:03 pm
Location: A Bucket of Fish
x 7

Re: Mulley's New 19TXD

Post by docchevron » Wed Jul 18, 2012 2:12 am

drop links can feel fine and yet be totally knackered. They dont seem to last very long these days sadly, and I'm sure thats down to manufacture rather than the condition of the roads..
Smokes lots, because enough's enough already!

Far too many BX's, a bus, an ambulance a few trucks, not enough time and never enough cash...

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

Re: Mulley's New 19TXD

Post by MULLEY » Wed Jul 18, 2012 12:55 pm

Exhaust has come away from the middle silencer again, aaaaarghhh, now sounds like a tractor on heat :(
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
MULLEY
Over 2k
Posts: 8375
Joined: Thu Jun 22, 2006 11:10 pm
Location: Derbyshire
x 3

Re: Mulley's New 19TXD

Post by MULLEY » Fri Jul 27, 2012 11:05 pm

Today, did the following:

Re-fitted the rear exhaust box.
Driver side droplink.
Driver side strut return pipe.
External extra filter to the lhm tank, old one was very dirty inside, so its been doing its job.
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
MULLEY
Over 2k
Posts: 8375
Joined: Thu Jun 22, 2006 11:10 pm
Location: Derbyshire
x 3

Re: Mulley's New 19TXD

Post by MULLEY » Mon Jul 30, 2012 9:39 pm

Exhaust is still on, bonus.
Driver side droplink made not one iota's difference to the bloody noise that is coming from the front of the driver side wheel area??? Good job i kept the old droplink, i suspect there's nothing wrong with it, i might re-fit.

When i went to Lincs on Sat, there was a terrible groaning sound emanating from the front driver side wheel area. I was thinking initially that it was a driveshaft or possible wheel bearing. Then on my return journey i had a brainwave, lets check the wheel bolts that i clearly tightened up when i did the above jobs, ooooooops, they were loose. Noise has now gone away, what a prat, haha......
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
MULLEY
Over 2k
Posts: 8375
Joined: Thu Jun 22, 2006 11:10 pm
Location: Derbyshire
x 3

Re: Mulley's New 19TXD

Post by MULLEY » Wed Aug 29, 2012 7:02 pm

Last tankful i averaged approx 56mpg :) Who needs these modern cars, hah....
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
docchevron
The Immoderate half of the admin team
Posts: 7524
Joined: Sun Jun 04, 2006 7:03 pm
Location: A Bucket of Fish
x 7

Re: Mulley's New 19TXD

Post by docchevron » Thu Aug 30, 2012 1:08 pm

just managed 31 from the valver, but plan to fix the weeping injector on the diesel before retuning it to the road, that should get it back up to a comparable figure to yours I hope
Smokes lots, because enough's enough already!

Far too many BX's, a bus, an ambulance a few trucks, not enough time and never enough cash...

User avatar
hilarystone
BXpert
BXpert
Posts: 315
Joined: Wed Oct 05, 2011 10:44 pm
Location: Cwm

Re: Mulley's New 19TXD

Post by hilarystone » Thu Aug 30, 2012 4:36 pm

I regularly get 30–31mpg from my 16V too – though on one occasion I got it down to about 23mpg and on a gentle day of the Challenge this year got 38… The 4x4 is not as good, though generally in the high 20s.
Hilary Stone

http://www.Hilarystone.com
Period bikes, frames and parts

1985 Citroen CX Ambulance, 2 x 1989 Citroen BX 16V, 1996 Citroen Xantia Activa, 1990 Citroen BX GTI 4x4, 1987 Citroen Visa GTI, 2004 Citroen C8 2.2hdi, Citroen BX Van 16V engine,Honda Integra R, Clan Crusader, 1970 Lotus Elan

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

Re: Mulley's New 19TXD

Post by MULLEY » Sat Sep 01, 2012 11:19 pm

Paul296 came round today & got rid of the flaking paint & slight rust that has appeared above the side strip on the psgr rear quarter. Took the side strip off as it was in the way, a little filler to get the smooth finish & then white primer put on, looks soo much better than it did before & it hasn't even been painted yet. Cheers Paul. Managed to remove the side indicators today, only to find out that i'd been sold the wrong bulb, however, as luck would have it, i'd bought some bulbs last year for the front dipped which turned out to be the wrong type, but they were an exact match for the side indicators, bonus. We'll have to see if the blue light in the orange lens gives off a strange colour at night or not, but at least they work & of course i did both sides so that i'd have matching bulbs :)
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.

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

Re: Mulley's New 19TXD

Post by mds141 » Sun Sep 02, 2012 12:47 am

hilarystone wrote:I regularly get 30–31mpg from my 16V too – though on one occasion I got it down to about 23mpg and on a gentle day of the Challenge this year got 38… The 4x4 is not as good, though generally in the high 20s.
I can get 19 mpg out of the valver whilst towing the caravan!! :shock:
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
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: Mulley's New 19TXD

Post by Paul296 » Sun Sep 02, 2012 5:52 am

MULLEY wrote:Paul296 came round today & got rid of the flaking paint & slight rust that has appeared above the side strip on the psgr rear quarter. Took the side strip off as it was in the way, a little filler to get the smooth finish & then white primer put on, looks soo much better than it did before & it hasn't even been painted yet. Cheers Paul. Managed to remove the side indicators today, only to find out that i'd been sold the wrong bulb, however, as luck would have it, i'd bought some bulbs last year for the front dipped which turned out to be the wrong type, but they were an exact match for the side indicators, bonus. We'll have to see if the blue light in the orange lens gives off a strange colour at night or not, but at least they work & of course i did both sides so that i'd have matching bulbs :)
These were going in my blog - but you can 'av 'em. 8) Initially the bubbling on the rear wing looked like ruptured underseal that was allowing the wing to corrode from the inside. Luckily, a bit of over enthusiastic power washing that stripped the bubbly paint ( :shock: ) proved that that wasn't the case - on sanding it all down there was hardly a trace of rust other than one or two pinpricks.

Sanded it all down, a skim of filler just to level the surface and then a coat of white primer - just needs rubbing down and painting now. Looks like BXCs favourite ugly duckling (well, dirty duckling anyway) is turning into a swan! :D

Image

Image

User avatar
Tim Leech
Over 2k
Posts: 15079
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 TSL 982
1980 Morris Marina 1.7HL DBV468W
1985 CITROEN BX 19GT C1TBX
1991 CITROEN BX 19TZI AUTO A/C BXi 19
1994 CITROEN XANTIA 1.8 SXi M908HRY
2002 Rover 75 CDT Connossieur SE Nav Auto R40TSL
2002 Rover 45 1.6i Spirt S TAL 91S
2003 Rover 25 1.6i XL L33CHT
x 45

Re: Mulley's New 19TXD

Post by Tim Leech » Sun Sep 02, 2012 9:46 am

If youve got some white left can you have a fiddle withe tzi's wherl spats please!
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: Mulley's New 19TXD

Post by MULLEY » Sun Sep 02, 2012 11:41 pm

Cheers for the piccies Paul, i like the dirt duckling line :) I've got a fair few more rusty bits that are out of view when the doors are shut that need doing, which i hope to have a better go at than before, the rust has kinda come back, so i've clearly not done them right :( Rear arches & one front arch needs a bit of tlc, but she's not looking too bad for a daily driver. Thanks to Paul for his help, he really is the master at sorting out bodywork.

Your rear discs & pads whilst not looking mint are perfectly fine, so plenty of time to get those bits for the rears & we'll get them done when they actually need doing. I reckon they'll easily last another year :) My rear discs that i got changed were in a hell of a state compared to your's, they started to break up & everytime i pressed the brake pedal there was a thumping sound from the back, now thats what i call knackered, haha...

We can do a full lhm change on your 17rd though, it'll probably need it as the fluid i emptied out when i bled your rear brakes was a bit dirty & it will hopefully make the soft ride even nicer once done :)
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: Mulley's New 19TXD

Post by Paul296 » Mon Sep 03, 2012 12:57 am

MULLEY wrote:Cheers for the piccies Paul . . .
You're welcome 8) . I think the rust that's returned in the rear door shut could either be rust that's so far down behind the weld seam that you can't get at it or it's coming through from the weld seam in the rear wheel arch. Next time, I'll clean out all the wheel arch and waxoyl it. Hopefully that might nail it. It might be an idea to change the LHM on my TGD before doing the brakes and pads?

Matt also used a bit of his Hi-Fi wizardry to sort out my car radio that had only been playing through one speaker. Apparently he moved the 'balance' control to the central position. It all sounded a too technical for me - but it's working fine now! =D>