ZX same 1.9td as BX???

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ZX same 1.9td as BX???

Post by nuts250 » Sat Dec 03, 2005 11:09 am

Hi All,

I am new to this forum. I have had my 94 td aura ZX since 98 and I am inquistive to know if it has the same 1.9TD engine as a BX. My curiosity has been raised following reading the posts on veggie oil use. Do i have the right pump as Bosch seems to be the required one?

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Post by Stewart (oily!) » Sat Dec 03, 2005 11:26 am

Yes the bosch pump is the one that will withstand veggie oil, as far as the engines the ZX had a 1.9 TD unit which is externally identical to the BX 1.7 TD units apart from detail differences.
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Post by ken newbold » Sat Dec 03, 2005 11:26 am

Hi Mark and welcome.

As far as we know the BXs weren't fitted with the 1.9TD only the 1.7TD however someone will probably prove me wrong.

This shouldn't make any differance to your intention to run on veggie oil.

I'm know Stewart (oily) has a 1.9TD retro fitted in his, and it seems to run quite happily.
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Post by cavmad » Sat Dec 03, 2005 11:28 am

Hello and welcome from me too! My 1.9 n/a diesel (with a Bosch pump) runs happily on vegetable oil if that helps.
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ZX same 1.9td as BX???

Post by nuts250 » Sat Dec 03, 2005 5:00 pm

Many thanks for your responses.
I think I shall try 20% veggie oil and see how i go.

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Post by DavidRutherford » Sat Dec 03, 2005 8:30 pm

It has to be recommended that you register with customs and excise to do this. If you don't, and are caught, you'll loose the car, and face a hefty fine.

It also tarnishes the image of what is an up-and-coming industry

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Post by Vanny » Sat Dec 03, 2005 11:41 pm

There where no factory fitted 1.9td BX's, they kept the engine for the Xantia (give it another selling point). The stranger thing is that the engine was launched in the Xantia on a K plate so i presume they had it ready before then and so there shouldn't have been any reason not to put it in the BX, big bullies!

Though it seems to be a common conversion these days :D

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Post by DavidRutherford » Sun Dec 04, 2005 11:29 am

PSA are known for keeping engines specifically for one model. Even though the 1.9D oval port engine with 71BHP was available from 1988 onwards, the 309 stuck with the older 65BHP square-port engine until 1993.

Same with the Turbo-diesel engine in both the 205 and 309, they stuck with the non-intercooled td engine until phase-out in 1993/4, despite the intercooled engine being available, and would fit.
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