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Post by Way2go » Thu Nov 06, 2008 12:25 am

Most of those jobs are pretty easy and straightforward and quick though including changing a strut (surprised me) ! The rear arm bearings are probably the only job which is a pig in that list. :)
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Post by Philip Chidlow » Thu Nov 06, 2008 8:04 am

Some of us are more competent/technically knowledgeable and/or confident than others. Also I only have the roadside to work on a car - not ideal.

It's the decision I have made that, if I am going to have a BX I can justify not doing all the work myself, by the fact it still costs me a lot less than running a younger/more modern car.

Reassuring though, that these jobs (bar the rear arm bearings) are so simple, because it won't cost me the earth. :wink: :D
• 1992 Citroen BX TZD Turbo Hurricane
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Post by Way2go » Thu Nov 06, 2008 3:16 pm

Philip Chidlow wrote:Also I only have the roadside to work on a car - not ideal.
Mmmh..........Had to replace the front strut where it broke down at the roadside 30 miles away. Couldn't even drive it home to replace it as it was emptying the contents of the lhm reservoir in a few minutes through the return blown apart by the pressure bypass! :shock:
Not ideal but when needs must! :wink:
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Post by Tim Leech » Thu Nov 06, 2008 3:29 pm

MULLEY wrote:And of course its winter with lousy weather, so i dont blame you for getting someone else to do all that dirty work :D
Amen to that, I HATE working on cars in bad weather.
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Post by Philip Chidlow » Fri Nov 07, 2008 3:06 pm

Not much to report.

I've just bought a pair of front fogs for the BX, vgc, working, for £10 + P&P. Don't need them but will overhaul them, clean them up and yellow tint them. They'll be my BXagon fogs. (Or my spares if I need them)...

I'm looking forward to getting my front struts etc. delivered as well soon!

I thought I would use the opportunity, when I get them done, to ask Dennis (Mr. Citroen Softride) if he would like to sponsor my BXagon team... and maybe squeezing some free labour out of him too... :)
• 1992 Citroen BX TZD Turbo Hurricane
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Post by mat_fenwick » Fri Nov 07, 2008 9:11 pm

It might be a bit late now Phil, but I think that these look good on good on a BX. They fit quite tidily in the existing holes too...
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Post by Philip Chidlow » Fri Nov 07, 2008 9:16 pm

You're not wrong there, Mat, they look neat. But alas, too late. But hey, worth remembering for when I get my TZi Estate with air con. as if :D
• 1992 Citroen BX TZD Turbo Hurricane
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Post by Philip Chidlow » Tue Nov 11, 2008 2:48 pm

Second strut and a nice pack of Citroen front brake pads arrived. The stock of parts is building up. I have to work out when I can get them all fitted!
• 1992 Citroen BX TZD Turbo Hurricane
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Post by Philip Chidlow » Tue Nov 11, 2008 2:53 pm

My new Avatar:

Made up from a nice scene and a nice BX...

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Post by Philip Chidlow » Wed Nov 12, 2008 9:56 am

More bits, this time from Roy Hassel. Excellent service and very reasonable cost too. (Brand new electric, heated driver's side mirror, used VGC near side electric mirror plus a few unexpected 'bonus items' including new ashtrays and a new rear view mirror. Nice'n clear - as opposed to the one I have which is a little dulled with age - so that was welcome!)

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Shame he was mauled by certain members to the extent he has now decided not to have anything else to do with the Forum. Let's hope if enough of us keep in touch he will understand we are generally a good lot really.
• 1992 Citroen BX TZD Turbo Hurricane
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• COMING SOON... 1998 Citroen Xantia 2.0 16v auto Exclusive

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Post by Philip Chidlow » Tue Nov 18, 2008 11:37 am

Yahoo! Got the Ulysse through another MOT. Needed a front gaiter but I knew that. Everything else fine. Cheap motoring for another year then!
• 1992 Citroen BX TZD Turbo Hurricane
• Xsara Picasso 1.6 16v
• COMING SOON... 1998 Citroen Xantia 2.0 16v auto Exclusive

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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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Post by Tim Leech » Tue Nov 18, 2008 12:03 pm

Bargain there Phil! Am still collecting bits for my three, a complete new set of lamps for the 16TRS havent half "freshened" her up.
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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Post by Philip Chidlow » Tue Nov 18, 2008 12:07 pm

I bought some yellow film for the front fogs. Couldn't resist applying it. Looks cool IMHO!

The set of front fogs I bought off eBay the other day were crap. I can't be arsed to make a fuss. I think I'll just keep my eyes open for a new-ish set or buy the ones Mat recommended 8)
• 1992 Citroen BX TZD Turbo Hurricane
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• COMING SOON... 1998 Citroen Xantia 2.0 16v auto Exclusive

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Post by mat_fenwick » Tue Nov 18, 2008 11:11 pm

Philip Chidlow wrote:buy the ones Mat recommended 8)
Just for you Phil :wink: , I took a few quick shots of mine this afternoon so you can see how they look on a BX.

Off...
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...and both on.
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Not sure if they would fit within the original factory housings, mine didn't have that luxury so I just removed a few slats in the bumper.
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1996 3.9 V8 Discovery
1993 VW LT35 campervan
1985 Hyundai Stellar V8
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Post by Philip Chidlow » Sun Nov 23, 2008 1:22 pm

Cold snap finally killed the battery. It was a 360 amp budget make of 6 year's vintage. Checked out Ato Express's tests and bought the recommended 440 amp Calcium one from Halfords (needs as must). Fired up eagerly first time. Pissed off as I dropped my 'Plipper' this morning and now it doesn't work. The batteries were getting v.weak though so maybe it's a co-incidence. If it is mullered can I easily recode another as I have the original (I seem to remember they have a sticker inside with the code? Not sure.

Anyway, going for a blast this afternoon. 8)
• 1992 Citroen BX TZD Turbo Hurricane
• Xsara Picasso 1.6 16v
• COMING SOON... 1998 Citroen Xantia 2.0 16v auto Exclusive