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Post by Philip Chidlow » Mon Mar 28, 2011 12:14 pm

A little more infromation. First, the pick up went very smoothly and I was hugely grateful to Andrew (the seller) for his thoroughness in going through everything, and for having kept such a comprehensive service history. The car's in pretty good order. Especially the paintwork which is very impressive given the car's age.

The car came with a bootload of bits including Valeo alternator, a new, spare Citroen alloy wheel in its box, belts, filters, a set of steelies and some (dubious) trims. And over 10 gallons of diesel in the tank... which was nice :)

A few things though:
It will need a service and gearbox oil change, apparently. Included in the service should be front pads and the belt that drives the compressor etc.. Nothing worrying at all. There is an issue with the throttle which looks easy to rectify? (It essentially means it doesn't open fully - but I'll explain in the technical section with pics).

Another thing is thanks to a leaky roof at some point the roof lining is speckled with damp mould stains (although it's dry as a bone now and doesn't smell at all). I have tried cleaning but it doesn't come off. I wondered if I could 'paint' a (slightly) darker grey 'stain' on the roof lining to help disguise it? Any thoughts?
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Post by scarecrow » Mon Mar 28, 2011 2:00 pm

Maybe try a very weak bleach solution - do do a patch test though.

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Post by Philip Chidlow » Mon Mar 28, 2011 2:30 pm

Thanks, I'll try that, under a visor.
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Post by Philip Chidlow » Mon Mar 28, 2011 3:26 pm

Some snaps. Not art, but they'll have to do for now :)

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Post by Philip Chidlow » Mon Mar 28, 2011 3:37 pm

When I heard that Andrew, in his 15 years of owning the TXD, had experimented with different spheres, I was intrigued. Especially as the car sports CX TRi ones on the front and Safari ones on the back. Can't say it's the BEST riding BX I've ever been in (that honour goes to Tim's GT) but it's damned close. Not as soft as you might think. Just right for the leisurely driving a TXD encourages.
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Post by mat_fenwick » Mon Mar 28, 2011 4:41 pm

Looks pretty smart! Welcome to the (very exclusive) air conditioned club...
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Post by Tim Leech » Mon Mar 28, 2011 5:07 pm

Ok its known I dont like Estates, but that is lovely. 8)
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Post by Matt H » Mon Mar 28, 2011 5:14 pm

Oooh... As a general rule I don't like estates, but there are several exceptions to the rule... This particular car being one of them 8) My favourite non-16v interior, and a nice colour and spec.

I have A/C too, but the compressor is sat in a box in my garage. Does that get me into the club? :wink:

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Post by Tim Leech » Mon Mar 28, 2011 5:32 pm

Matt H wrote:Oooh...

I have A/C too, but the compressor is sat in a box in my garage. Does that get me into the club? :wink:
Its been there for about 10 years from memory :lol:
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Post by Philip Chidlow » Mon Mar 28, 2011 8:36 pm

I like the way you can smack a BX and it starts working again. The GTi's rear wash (not wipe) failed. Hit the switch and it now works. Like that.

(I know- switch out, clean contacts etc... but hitting it is always the first approach; it worked with the heater fan motor and with the sunroof switch...) :lol:
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Post by docchevron » Tue Mar 29, 2011 12:30 am

Matt H wrote: I have A/C too, but the compressor is sat in a box in my garage. Does that get me into the club? :wink:
I've got an entire unit sat in the cupboard, where it's been for, oh, since I moved here, and some time in the old house..
I'll fit it oneday..
Smokes lots, because enough's enough already!

Far too many BX's, a bus, an ambulance a few trucks, not enough time and never enough cash...

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Post by toddao » Tue Mar 29, 2011 8:53 am

That looks very nice indeed Phil. Can I ask how many sheets were exchanged? Let me guess.. 700?
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Post by Philip Chidlow » Tue Mar 29, 2011 9:07 am

Between you, me and the gate post... £550 including about 50 litres of diesel in it.
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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
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Post by Tim Leech » Tue Mar 29, 2011 9:56 am

Philip Chidlow wrote:Between you, me and the gate post... £550 including about 50 litres of diesel in it.
As the orange man on TV says "cheap as chips"
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 Mar 29, 2011 10:32 am

Yep, I will need to keep on top of things, but essentially it's a brilliant car for the money. 5 month's Tax and MOT too.
• 1992 Citroen BX TZD Turbo Hurricane
• Xsara Picasso 1.6 16v
• COMING SOON... 1998 Citroen Xantia 2.0 16v auto Exclusive