TIMS BX BLOG

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

Post by Caffiend » Wed May 06, 2015 1:16 pm

Couldn't be in better hands, which means sadness is only little :)
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1991 TZD hatch (Triton Green)
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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
2002 Rover 45 1.6i Spirt S TAL 91S
2003 Rover 25 1.6i XL L33CHT
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Re: TIMS BX BLOG

Post by Tim Leech » Wed May 06, 2015 4:34 pm

You have visiting rights!
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
2002 Rover 45 1.6i Spirit S Special
2003 Rover 25 1.6i XL 5 DR
1963 VW BEETLE 1200

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Re: TIMS BX BLOG

Post by MULLEY » Wed May 06, 2015 10:28 pm

Erm, i think you've forgotten about the blue one you sold to me approx 8yrs ago which i've still got, so this is your 2nd turbo d hatch ;)
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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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
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Re: TIMS BX BLOG

Post by Tim Leech » Thu May 07, 2015 8:37 am

I never really drove that Matt or registered it to me I just bought it, cleaned and did the MOT and sold it on.
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
2002 Rover 45 1.6i Spirit S Special
2003 Rover 25 1.6i XL 5 DR
1963 VW BEETLE 1200

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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
2002 Rover 45 1.6i Spirt S TAL 91S
2003 Rover 25 1.6i XL L33CHT
x 54

Re: TIMS BX BLOG

Post by Tim Leech » Thu May 07, 2015 5:19 pm

Inside of j119 started today, and has come up well but the carpet will need to be replaced as the nsr looks to have had a leaking battery placed on it as it's ruined, any one with a spare black one please let me know.

Also I am missing rear headrests and 5 of the buttons that hold the boot side panels in place if anyone has spares they will sell me?.

Now wearing a set of Xantia Steel wheels which are black it looks kinda cool but I am aware the engine although performing well appears to have a noisy tappet which is quite audible, I thought they were hydraulic but not sure. You may not know that this car recently had a replacement head when the waterpump seized and stripped the cambelt causing valve and cam damage.
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
2002 Rover 45 1.6i Spirit S Special
2003 Rover 25 1.6i XL 5 DR
1963 VW BEETLE 1200

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Re: TIMS BX BLOG

Post by Caffiend » Thu May 07, 2015 5:25 pm

Oops, I have rear headrests, forgot to put 'em back after back seat was down last. Sorry! Will drop off Sun, with other bits, incl rear exhaust :)

EDIT: 'Tappety' noise might be fan? Barry warned me it might need doing soon.
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1991 TZD hatch (Triton Green)
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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
2002 Rover 45 1.6i Spirt S TAL 91S
2003 Rover 25 1.6i XL L33CHT
x 54

Re: TIMS BX BLOG

Post by Tim Leech » Thu May 07, 2015 5:32 pm

Sorted! It's definatly a noisy tappet from the sounds of it
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
2002 Rover 45 1.6i Spirit S Special
2003 Rover 25 1.6i XL 5 DR
1963 VW BEETLE 1200

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Re: TIMS BX BLOG

Post by RxBX » Thu May 07, 2015 5:59 pm

Tim Leech wrote:Inside of j119 started today, and has come up well but the carpet will need to be replaced as the nsr looks to have had a leaking battery placed on it as it's ruined, any one with a spare black one please let me know.

Also I am missing rear headrests and 5 of the buttons that hold the boot side panels in place if anyone has spares they will sell me?.

Now wearing a set of Xantia Steel wheels which are black it looks kinda cool but I am aware the engine although performing well appears to have a noisy tappet which is quite audible, I thought they were hydraulic but not sure. You may not know that this car recently had a replacement head when the waterpump seized and stripped the cambelt causing valve and cam damage.
Hi Tim !

XUD's don't have hydraulic tappets :wink:

Valve clearances on XUD engines are set by using a selection of shim(s) thickness which are fitted between the cam-followers and valve stems (Where the clearances would have been carefully checked/set-up from new, therefore would need checking/adjusting on a head rebuild) to achieve the correct valve to cam clearances !

:)

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Re: TIMS BX BLOG

Post by MULLEY » Thu May 07, 2015 9:37 pm

Tim Leech wrote:I never really drove that Matt or registered it to me I just bought it, cleaned and did the MOT and sold it on.
I stand corrected, i didn't realise.
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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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 54

Re: TIMS BX BLOG

Post by Tim Leech » Fri May 08, 2015 7:02 pm

Thanks Richard, it sounds like maybe the shims isn't right, I understand to change them you have to remove the cam etc? So will have to live with it.
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
2002 Rover 45 1.6i Spirit S Special
2003 Rover 25 1.6i XL 5 DR
1963 VW BEETLE 1200

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Tim Leech
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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 54

Re: TIMS BX BLOG

Post by Tim Leech » Mon May 11, 2015 12:56 pm

Bit of progress with the Green Hornet (or goblin as beloved calls it), new head unit (Ipod connectivity is a must) and speakers installed, as is working glove box with lid and lamp! rear headrests refitted as is newly cleaned boot carpet.

Started first turn of the Key today and will be the daily hack for the next few months whilst the green Xantia is being sorted for the MOT at Barrys.
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
2002 Rover 45 1.6i Spirit S Special
2003 Rover 25 1.6i XL 5 DR
1963 VW BEETLE 1200

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Re: TIMS BX BLOG

Post by Philip Chidlow » Mon May 11, 2015 1:13 pm

Green Xantia?
• 1992 Citroen BX TZD Turbo Hurricane
• 2006 Xsara Picasso 1.6 16v

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Re: TIMS BX BLOG

Post by Way2go » Mon May 11, 2015 3:15 pm

Tim Leech wrote:(Ipod connectivity is a must)
Dunno about ipod connectivity but there is a good deal on RDS Radios (Deckless) in Aldis at present. They have 3.5mm jack, USB and SD card inputs for your auxiliary devices and all for the bargain price of £34.99!
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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
2002 Rover 45 1.6i Spirt S TAL 91S
2003 Rover 25 1.6i XL L33CHT
x 54

Re: TIMS BX BLOG

Post by Tim Leech » Mon May 11, 2015 8:33 pm

Philip Chidlow wrote:Green Xantia?

Greeny grey!
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
2002 Rover 45 1.6i Spirit S Special
2003 Rover 25 1.6i XL 5 DR
1963 VW BEETLE 1200

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Re: TIMS BX BLOG

Post by Philip Chidlow » Mon May 11, 2015 10:54 pm

Sorry, I forgot about the 'hack' one lol
• 1992 Citroen BX TZD Turbo Hurricane
• 2006 Xsara Picasso 1.6 16v