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Post by Philip Chidlow » Mon Jan 18, 2010 11:40 am

Had the BX up to a fair old lick early this morning, :wink: Not too far off it's theoretical maximum.... Noticed the wind noise from the sunroof wind deflector though! (Wonder what effect that has on economy? :lol: )

Anyway,

I have always been under the impression that there was NO 1.9 turbo diesel BX produced. OK maybe a test-bed, but essentially not.

Then I saw this:
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Post by Tim Leech » Mon Jan 18, 2010 12:20 pm

I have that brochure and its defo a 1.9D n/a, with the T standing for something else like on a BX 14TE/16TGS etc or maybe like a Merc 300TD estate, where the T stands for transport?
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Post by Philip Chidlow » Mon Jan 18, 2010 12:25 pm

Ahh, I see. I which case Tim you'll need to correct my Heuliez article caption. :)


PIC: 007 BX TD VAN
Commercial versions of the BX included this (n/a) 1.9 diesel panel van.
• 1992 Citroen BX TZD Turbo Hurricane
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Post by Philip Chidlow » Tue Jan 19, 2010 1:03 pm

I don't know why (it's not really precipitated by anything that's happened on here recently) but I feel the need to get something niggling off my chest: It's my blog so this might be the best place.

Over the last few years on here, I regularly got stick for posting points for discussion and suggestions that would ultimately lead nowhere and (to some) seem pointless. I like to think aloud, I say. I enjoy discussing the practicalities of, for instance, creating a BX track day car, or making a BX WRC homage, but because I don't actually do it doesn't mean it's without merit in discussing. Anyone who knows me will know I do go off into a fantasy world sometimes. It's what I do for a living!

I was criticised and mocked for buying cars, saying this or that was the dog's and then selling it again a few months later. Well, on the face of it maybe that's justified. Case in point might be the 23k mile 16TGS auto I bought. It was to all intents and purposes like buying a new BX. But it didn't harmonise with my driving style. It was, dare I say, a little boring? So was I wrong to sell it on (it was offered to the BXC first)? OK I made some quids... but there you go.

As far as the 16v 'HVS' I had for a few months goes, I couldn't avoid selling it. In hindsight, I was over-enthusiastic about spending money on it early on and then moaned about losing so much when I sold it! I made a mistake. I feel bad about the rants I posted, some of which were too personal. I bear no ill-will to anyone involved - it's just the way the cookie crumbles sometimes.

I have in the past, mooted some plans that ultimately came to nought (but who doesn't do that?). Some ask(ed) what's the point in spending anything on a BX or finding 'my ideal BX' when all I do is sell it on. Well as far as the recent St. Tropez activity went (I kept it a week), it was an experiment - an opportunity to take - but pretty quickly I decided it wasn't for me... But I always meant well. As for accusations that I'd accept 'free stuff' for a BX that was then sold on very soon - therefore in some way insulting the gesture, I can only think of one instance - I was given some 16v badges. In fact, I send stuff out now and then for free, but it's generally free because I don't need it or it didn't cost me much in the first place lol!

But I sat down yesterday to start work and caught sight of the BXagon map I still have on my wall and realised there was something we did together which was worthwhile. We did raise over £5,000 for Cancer Research UK and we had a great time and the event did a lot to raise awareness of the BX within the CCC. (Thanks again to everyone who took part and thanks to those who supported the effort).

As a spin off, I am resigned to being (hardly reluctantly!) a BX owner for as long as it is practical. The GTi I have has been in my possession for 17 months now and as sure as I can be, will be with me for a lot longer.

Which brings me to end of this cringe-worthy self-justification. But I feel better for it. So onwards and upwards. :lol:
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Post by docchevron » Tue Jan 19, 2010 1:29 pm

No-one should have to justify themselves here Phil, certainly not for owning a BX anyhow!

Has anything specific happened you want looked into?
PM me or Mat if there is.
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Post by Philip Chidlow » Tue Jan 19, 2010 2:09 pm

No nothing recently and certainly nothing that specific - but I have had some feeling for a while that maybe I have been misunderstood in the past!

No, I think the main reason for my blog entry was cathartic. Everything's cool.

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Post by docchevron » Tue Jan 19, 2010 2:13 pm

cool,
shouldn't worry, I'm misunderstood all the time, some people are silly enough to think I actually know what I'm talking about! PHAIL!
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Post by Philip Chidlow » Fri Jan 22, 2010 10:25 pm

Help me. I think I'm going to try to buy an XM. Very soon.
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Post by MULLEY » Fri Jan 22, 2010 11:21 pm

Lets have a sweepstake of how long you keep that one :wink: :lol: :lol:
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Post by Philip Chidlow » Sat Jan 23, 2010 1:30 am

Don't be so harsh. I do change cars quite often being fickle and spontaneous - but if I want to buy it and keep it - or not - that isn't necessarily a bad thing. :D
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Post by Tim Leech » Sun Jan 24, 2010 8:22 pm

Phils defected to the XM boys! :shock:
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Post by Philip Chidlow » Sun Jan 24, 2010 9:09 pm

Hardly defected. I haven't even got the car yet!

But for the foreseeable, my BX GTi will be our daily car. And I've got to see it through it's repair and general overhaul....
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Post by Philip Chidlow » Fri Jan 29, 2010 11:39 am

They're taking the piss.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/london/8486666.stm

Four months?!! Any one of us would've lost our licence for a year or more - AND had to pay a bigger fine - AND even be jailed.

I don't think the punishment is too lenient. I would accept it (if it was me) as pretty fair. What I object to is that this penalty (pardon the pun) is not applied evenly.
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Post by Defender110 » Fri Jan 29, 2010 8:31 pm

'Being chased by paperatsi' as a defence! what did he think they were going to do if they caught him fire live rounds from their cameras?? Rather than admit to boy racing he thinks inventing a tale that puts his and other peoples lives in danger to avoid a picture justifies speeding and what grounds does he think he has for an appeal especialy when he didn't even bother to turn up in court for the hearing.

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Post by MULLEY » Fri Jan 29, 2010 9:19 pm

He was only doing 104, thats still 2nd gear in a lambo :lol:
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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