Talking B____X

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Re: Talking B____X

Post by Tinkley » Thu Feb 19, 2015 9:45 pm

Why not? A few meters of 3.5 Cunifer will sort it.... :wink:

It actually seems like at around the 22-28 year old cars require a re pipe front to rear and new fuel pipes. If your really lucky with a never used in the salt car it might be a while longer, seems more an age issue tan abuse to be fair, and I don't doubt you have a decent car Philip. This age car also will be looking at a second replacement of cooling hoses and likewise front brake flexies. As for wishbone bushes and droplinks etc, well mileage may be more critical. One problem for carburettor cars is the age of the diaghrams and how they react to increasing levels of ethanol.

I'd be quite interested in running a steam or fuel cell powered BX but that may be possible in the next decade.... :wink: Even better with no road tax...remember 40 yr old vehicles pay none and it is now a rolling target...., please note Mothman!.

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Re: Talking B____X

Post by Philip Chidlow » Mon Feb 23, 2015 11:29 am

The car's back with me and initial impressions are good. Much, much better - I'm glad to report. But bloody hell, does it need a hoovering out, thorough wash and polish!

I'll have to see if it leaves a green calling card on the road over night, but hopefully sorted. Until the next thing: Actually there is still a list, including sunroof drain tubes, and this and that, as well as a few Challenge-specific jobs... but it's a much shortened list.

No pics until shiny!
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Re: Talking B____X

Post by Tim Leech » Mon Feb 23, 2015 5:39 pm

I've had the GT 7 years plus and there are still little jobs to do on that Phil so don't worry!
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Re: Talking B____X

Post by Jaba » Tue Feb 24, 2015 10:53 pm

You are doing well!
The lists on mine are getting longer all the time as I become less inclined to work on them myself.
But we don't have BXs to just look at and talk about do we, do we ?
The Joy of BX with just one Citroën to my name now. Will I sing Bye Bye to my GTI or will it be Till death us do part.

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Re: Talking B____X

Post by Philip Chidlow » Tue Feb 24, 2015 10:58 pm

Absolutely, J! I decided 'in for a penny, in for a pound'... It's cetainly proved a challenge to get this far, but what's the point of giving up?
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Re: Talking B____X

Post by mds141 » Tue Feb 24, 2015 11:45 pm

Philip Chidlow wrote:Absolutely, J! I decided 'in for a penny, in for a pound'... It's cetainly proved a challenge to get this far, but what's the point of giving up?
More money in your wallet? :D
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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.

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Re: Talking B____X

Post by Philip Chidlow » Wed Feb 25, 2015 7:57 am

True. But what better way to spend it than on a BX? ;)

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Re: Talking B____X

Post by mds141 » Wed Feb 25, 2015 2:18 pm

Four course meal with a nice bottle of Chateuneuf du Papes, Liz by your side and a large amount of Brownie points to boot. :lol:
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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.
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Re: Talking B____X

Post by Philip Chidlow » Wed Feb 25, 2015 9:50 pm

Bloody trouble-maker....
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Re: Talking B____X

Post by Philip Chidlow » Thu Feb 26, 2015 2:03 pm

Right, the car's now something I really look forward to driving: I've put a few local miles on it, but it really needs a good run. It's still, however' dropping a bit of LHM, so it's not entirely fixed, but much better than it was. Forgot haw nice it was having new struts fitted.

New Speedlines and tyres to go on soon.

I'll wait for a few weeks (assuming the leak doesn't get worse) and get it checked again when it's serviced (and maybe, the ABS is replaced with the working loom/ECU I have here).

Then it's on to cosmetics - (I really can't face doing anything with the sunroof at the moment) - and fitting the newly acquired Sony head unit and door speakers.
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Re: Talking B____X

Post by Philip Chidlow » Sun Mar 08, 2015 9:55 pm

A summary. Before the next phase:

Bought the car in August 2014 with an new MOT (ha! >:( ) from dodgy firm in Wolverhampton, with 91k miles showing.

Since then I've dried it out. (Which took a lot of patience!). Sunroof sealed up for now... drain tubes to do in the spring...

Here's a list of work carried out (much by Phil Boxall - a legend)... to this point, although there will be more week by week...

Cam belt changed. Waterpump, tensioner checked and good.
No leaks from camshaft ends.
Oil Change, filter change.
Fuel filter (Purflux) changed.

New rad cap.
Wiper blades.
Wiper nozzle fitting.

LHM replaced.
Accumulator sphere changed.
New headlights/Indicator lights fitted.
New higher power H4 bulbs.

New rear lights and bulbs.
New Michelin tyres x 4.

Driver’s door mirror replaced.
Driver’s window regulator replaced with new.

Rear headrests.
New number plates.

Replaced all dash bulbs incl. heater panel.
Rear fog lights repaired.
Fuel feed and return lines replaced.
Waxoyled underneath.

Replaced front discs and pads.
New front flexible hoses fitted.
New passenger side strut top.
Both front struts replaced. New OE return pipes/clips.

LHM tank/filters cleaned.
Replaced LHM and bled system.

Front splitter repaired.
Tailgate repaired.
Front wiper motor replaced with refurbished unit.

New seal around intercooler duct.
TZD decals replaced.

Rear arm bearings done.
New front spheres fitted.
Rear spheres replaced.
Rear discs and pads replaced. Brakes all bled.

Front N/S outer CV boot replaced.
New speedo upper cable fitted.
New stop solenoid fitted.

Welding to rear boot floor and exhaust hanger done.
New octopus and other oil harnesses replaced. Replacement high pressure pipe with curly (front subframe) fitted.
New steering coupling fitted.

More LHM poured into the tank.

Oh, and at least six treatments with Redex in that time too.
• 1992 Citroen BX TZD Turbo Hurricane
• Xsara Picasso 1.6 16v
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Re: Talking B____X

Post by Philip Chidlow » Thu Mar 12, 2015 8:41 pm

Still Leaking :(
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Re: Talking B____X

Post by Philip Chidlow » Thu Mar 12, 2015 8:42 pm

Fggfggfffgffffgg!!!!!! :(

Ahh. That's better.

So it's off back to the workshop and get it sorted. Again :/
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1991 CITROEN BX 19TZI AUTO A/C BXi 19
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Re: Talking B____X

Post by Tim Leech » Fri Mar 13, 2015 9:52 am

My GT has come out in sympathy Phil!
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
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Re: Talking B____X

Post by mds141 » Sat Mar 14, 2015 11:45 am

With age, comes incontinence. :oops:
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.