TIMS BX BLOG

Tell us about life with your BX, or indeed life in general!
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MULLEY
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Re: TIMS BX BLOG

Post by MULLEY » Sat Jan 17, 2015 11:30 pm

All the best with your new venture Tim :)
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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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
2003 Rover 25 1.6i XL L33CHT
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Re: TIMS BX BLOG

Post by Tim Leech » Sun Jan 18, 2015 9:33 am

Cheers John/Matt, hope all is well with you and the missus/kids (matt)
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1963 VW BEETLE 1200
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
2003 Rover 25 1.6i XL 5 DR

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Re: TIMS BX BLOG

Post by MULLEY » Sun Jan 18, 2015 7:04 pm

It's been going great, i'm knackered but its worth it :)
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.

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Tim Leech
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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
2003 Rover 25 1.6i XL L33CHT
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Re: TIMS BX BLOG

Post by Tim Leech » Sun Jan 18, 2015 8:43 pm

Excellent, hats off to you.
1963 VW BEETLE 1200
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
2003 Rover 25 1.6i XL 5 DR

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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
2003 Rover 25 1.6i XL L33CHT
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Re: TIMS BX BLOG

Post by Tim Leech » Mon Jan 19, 2015 4:57 pm

Well today was/is very bizarre, I'm sat at my usual desk, but the garage is silent and empty, everyone else has moved down to the new site, I shall be based here whilst we set up the other arm of the business and I buy plenty of stock to feed both sites. Company car goes at the end of the month, I wanted to set up a traders policy but at £2300 a year and lots if things I can and can't so I will stick with insuring them individually.

Part of my job is disposing and sourcing vehicles so if you have something to sell or you are in the market please let me know as I may be able to help, not just Vw, and will mean you can avoid the sharks like we buy any car....
1963 VW BEETLE 1200
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
2003 Rover 25 1.6i XL 5 DR

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Post by Leobx16v » Wed Jan 21, 2015 8:35 pm

Try travelers insurance should be a lot cheaper than that
1991 Citroen BX 16v - Red
1991 Citroen BX 16v - Silver
1992 Citroen BX 16v - White
1989 Peugeot 205 MI16 - Miami Blue
2002 Peugeot 406 est. HDI110 exec - Dark Blue
2006 Citroen C6 2.7HDi Exclusive - Storm Grey

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G650PGX 1989 ph.2 red BX 16v
G-VOT 1989 ph.1 White BX 16v

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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
2003 Rover 25 1.6i XL L33CHT
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Post by Tim Leech » Sat Jan 31, 2015 7:28 pm

All is well with the new job, in fact it's great, I have a garage to myself plus a use valet bay and no weekends, ok I loose the company hack but have a car to use as a runabout during working hours.

I had a visitor last week, Kitch himself! Who was in burton collecting his missus new motor who he bought from an old trader buddy of mine (yes it's a small world).

Xantias lovely and doesn't the TZI look well in this months Bxclusive!!
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1963 VW BEETLE 1200
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
2003 Rover 25 1.6i XL 5 DR

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Re: TIMS BX BLOG

Post by Philip Chidlow » Sat Jan 31, 2015 9:10 pm

Great. And yes, the TZi looks spiffing :)
• 1992 Citroen BX TZD Turbo Hurricane
• 2006 Xsara Picasso 1.6 16v

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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
2003 Rover 25 1.6i XL L33CHT
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Re: TIMS BX BLOG

Post by Tim Leech » Fri Feb 13, 2015 9:28 am

well things are moving along nicely, still changing everything over to the new "married" name, Xantia starts first time every morning, and is very comfy indeed! Fuel economy seems to be great, easily averaging 45+ which isn't much less than I got from my 2.0 Golf.

I am slowly doing a few bits to make it more useable, upgraded bulbs, a new front bumper has been purchased for not much and will be painted din the future along with some used wings. Its the main family car and will average about 600 miles a month, filling it up from empty to the brim for the first time using my own money at a cost over of 70 quid was a bit of a shock.

In other news the claim for the SD1 is FINALLY settled, after 10 months and threats of having to go to Nottingham court and put my account across was muttered the claims people have got the twunt with the BMW to agree to 50/50, which isn't what I wanted but he refused to back down as did I we were at a stalemate, maybe one of those dash cams will come in handy in the future! I will be getting some moneys back, which will cover the cost of the extras I paid for and the purchase of the Xantia so not all bad!

Roll on summer so I can get the BX's out and about again!
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1963 VW BEETLE 1200
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
2003 Rover 25 1.6i XL 5 DR

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Re: TIMS BX BLOG

Post by Defender110 » Fri Feb 13, 2015 1:35 pm

It's about time that SD1 was moved on to a new custodian so you can concentrate on Citroening :roll: :wink: :idea: :D [-o< :?:
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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
2003 Rover 25 1.6i XL L33CHT
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Re: TIMS BX BLOG

Post by Tim Leech » Sat Feb 14, 2015 1:46 pm

Defender110 wrote:It's about time that SD1 was moved on to a new custodian so you can concentrate on Citroening :roll: :wink: :idea: :D [-o< :?:

I would sell it, but it would need to far more than its worth to make me consider it.
1963 VW BEETLE 1200
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
2003 Rover 25 1.6i XL 5 DR

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Re: TIMS BX BLOG

Post by Tinkley » Sat Feb 14, 2015 3:57 pm

Tim Leech wrote:well things are moving along nicely, still changing everything over to the new "married" name, Xantia starts first time every morning, and is very comfy indeed! Fuel economy seems to be great, easily averaging 45+ which isn't much less than I got from my 2.0 Golf.
Well I managed a bit better than that on my Athena over the last 700 miles.... :wink: and petrol's still cheaper than diesel!.

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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
2003 Rover 25 1.6i XL L33CHT
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Post by Tim Leech » Sat Feb 14, 2015 11:06 pm

I wouldn't really choose a xantia petrol, unless it was a V6 or Auto,
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1963 VW BEETLE 1200
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
2003 Rover 25 1.6i XL 5 DR

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Post by Tinkley » Sun Feb 15, 2015 7:22 am

....and both taste vile when you suck them through a pipe to drain it...... :lol:

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Tim Leech
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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
2003 Rover 25 1.6i XL L33CHT
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Post by Tim Leech » Sun Feb 15, 2015 10:35 pm

Well I changed the fuel filter today if that counts? Took all of 2 minutes and the old one was as clean as the new one!

Fitted a new radio (thanks paul) and downloaded the code from the net so for £8 I have a fully working radio casette which lights up too!

Off then to stone to see Chris Abbott to pick up some parts I bought, he had the 19TGD bxi700 that was written off last year when the ball joint gave way and the suspension collapsed.

If anyone's interested the car complete with 5.5j speed lines is at copart in Chester and was mint.

2 weeks and 500 miles down all seems well.
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1963 VW BEETLE 1200
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
2003 Rover 25 1.6i XL 5 DR