TIMS BX BLOG

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Re: TIMS BX BLOG

Post by mds141 » Wed Jun 13, 2012 7:11 pm

Need to sell a few more Touareg's [-o< [-o< :)
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Re: TIMS BX BLOG

Post by Tim Leech » Wed Jun 13, 2012 7:41 pm

Lol we hardly sell those, too much cash for the wrong badge!! And too thirsty,
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Re: TIMS BX BLOG

Post by mds141 » Wed Jun 13, 2012 7:45 pm

How is the new, new Beetle selling? Not seen any on the roads yet! Does look much better than the last new Beetle. Is it still built by our Sombrero wearing friends?
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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.

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Re: TIMS BX BLOG

Post by Tim Leech » Wed Jun 13, 2012 7:52 pm

Sales ars slow, its only availble as one model with a petrol engine starting at £19k, once the cheaper basic models and diesels are out it should do ok. Still made in mexico!
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Re: TIMS BX BLOG

Post by saintjamesy89 » Wed Jun 13, 2012 8:41 pm

Roverman wrote:Lol we hardly sell those, too much cash for the wrong badge!! And too thirsty,
The V10 diesel sounds like a good idea to me though! It may be thirsty for a diesel, but I bet it shifts - just imagine the torque...
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Re: TIMS BX BLOG

Post by Tim Leech » Wed Jun 13, 2012 9:28 pm

saintjamesy89 wrote:
Roverman wrote:Lol we hardly sell those, too much cash for the wrong badge!! And too thirsty,
The V10 diesel sounds like a good idea to me though! It may be thirsty for a diesel, but I bet it shifts - just imagine the torque...

Its hialrious! but no cheaper to run than the V8 petrol they made for a short while, also the engine weighs so much it kinda ruins the handling!,

I think we sold one.
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
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Re: TIMS BX BLOG

Post by Birotor » Wed Jun 13, 2012 9:54 pm

Definitely Autoglym Shampoo, Polish and then Extra Gloss Protection. Been at this for 60 years - beats the rest hands down.
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Re: TIMS BX BLOG

Post by citsncycles » Wed Jun 13, 2012 11:36 pm

Showed photos of the rust to the local bodyman, says he can sort it so just waiting on him so I can get it too him, its about 4 miles from where shes stored....
Thats great news! :D
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Re: TIMS BX BLOG

Post by Tim Leech » Thu Jul 05, 2012 9:19 am

Fecking Xantias! I told him he should have bought a turbo D but no! The thing STILL isnt running right......Pulled up at the GCCG meeting last night (after spend £122 on 6 months rent!), it coughed a bit when cold but I put that down to it being dormant for 6 months then sat at 75-80 to Coventry no problem, I pulled into the car park at half 7 next to Jon and his BXTGD, upon where it coughed then stalled and when it retarted it was lumpy and misfiring.....a bit of 6000rpm made it sound worse, so much I thoughth I had broken something, and then it cleared and ran fine on the way home but is still rather flat and hesitant.....or that just could be me?

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Re: TIMS BX BLOG

Post by Philip Chidlow » Thu Jul 05, 2012 10:00 am

Oh dear. Some cars just don't want to keep going :( Put it out to pasture, Tim. Let is go peacefully in its sleep... and get the tax back.... sounds harsh but it seems to make sense to me. But then again not a lot of what we do is common sense is it? A difficult one.
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1980 Morris Marina 1.7HL DBV468W
1985 CITROEN BX 19GT C1TBX
1991 CITROEN BX 19TZI AUTO A/C BXi 19
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2002 Rover 75 CDT Connossieur SE Nav Auto R40TSL
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Re: TIMS BX BLOG

Post by Tim Leech » Thu Jul 05, 2012 10:17 am

Your right Phil, but it drives well, is quiet, refined, looks a million dollars (for a Xantia), I will stick some injector cleaner through it, and see if that helps, if not I will put it in a lock up with a sheet over it until I can stand to spend money on it again.
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 mds141 » Thu Jul 05, 2012 11:28 am

Tim, just try taking it for a nice long drive, perhaps to the seaside. Put on your favourite tunes, shades and chill. :)
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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.

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Re: TIMS BX BLOG

Post by Philip Chidlow » Thu Jul 05, 2012 11:36 am

mds141 wrote:Tim, just try taking it for a nice long drive, perhaps to the seaside. Put on your favourite tunes, shades and chill. :)
...and relax in the deckchair, watching as the poor Xantia gently sinks into the North Sea. :lol:

:wink: Sorry, poor taste :oops: :wink:
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Re: TIMS BX BLOG

Post by mat_fenwick » Thu Jul 05, 2012 11:44 am

Roverman wrote:Cars....I need a new hobby!
Women can be just as expensive and unfathomable! Oh, wait... :wink:
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1980 Morris Marina 1.7HL DBV468W
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1991 CITROEN BX 19TZI AUTO A/C BXi 19
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2003 Rover 25 1.6i XL L33CHT
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Re: TIMS BX BLOG

Post by Tim Leech » Thu Jul 05, 2012 12:32 pm

Philip Chidlow wrote:
mds141 wrote:Tim, just try taking it for a nice long drive, perhaps to the seaside. Put on your favourite tunes, shades and chill. :)
...and relax in the deckchair, watching as the poor Xantia gently sinks into the North Sea. :lol:

:wink: Sorry, poor taste :oops: :wink:

As you know if it was any other Xantia I would just bin it, but its part of the family, and Ive known it since "birth" so even if I have to park it up and just look at it I could never scrap it.

The only other option is to buy a scrapper and swop bits over...
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