BX - alternative donors?

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BX - alternative donors?

Post by Pastis » Sat Mar 10, 2018 1:51 pm

Sorry if been asked before, I can't find an answer using 'search':

Are there other cars useful as donors for a BX? I had a good walk around my local scrappy and there's a goodly number of Picassos, 206s, 306s, a couple of 406s, a single 205. Also a number of Renaults of various types and sizes. These amongst the VWs, Fords, Rovers.

Anything especially useful likely to be there?

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Re: BX - alternative donors?

Post by St.Eve » Sat Mar 10, 2018 3:43 pm

As far as i know - not really. BX is made with Peugeot / PSA Components, mostly the electrics, engine, gearbox and driveshafts. Most in common there should be in Peugeot 205, i know that the speedo cluster is the same in the CTi/GTi Models as in BX, just different looking. Some smaller parts looks like the same as the sticks for wiper and lights, and i think you could use the cigarette lighter from any car. :D

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Re: BX - alternative donors?

Post by rutter123 » Sat Mar 10, 2018 5:49 pm

Not a great deal tho all PSA of the same are cut from the same cloth so to speak, the 1.4TU and the XUD engines are of the same thoroughbred and as Steve says some of the electrical components are the same. There are plenty of good bx parts sources with more and more bits being remade and specialists who can refurbish hydraulics etc. There are a good amount of bx's being broken up so finding parts isn't really an issue yet. Plenty of NOS stock floating about on eBay at reasonable prices or specialists such as Chevronics, Plaedies, Bourne Citroen, and some bits still available from Citroen main dealers.
I don't think any of the modern rubbish will be suitable donors for anything relating to a bx.
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Re: BX - alternative donors?

Post by Pastis » Sun Mar 11, 2018 4:17 pm

Thanks both. I was just wondering!

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Re: BX - alternative donors?

Post by Kitch » Mon Mar 12, 2018 4:46 pm

Depends what you're trying to find. There's a fair bit shared over the years, but it really hinges on what you need.

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Re: BX - alternative donors?

Post by RobC » Tue Mar 13, 2018 3:30 pm

For example the bx shares indicator stalks with the 205 and early 405 (and probably the 309 too?)
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Re: BX - alternative donors?

Post by David » Sat Jun 23, 2018 11:21 pm

As already mentioned above; it depends on what you're trying to find. Some of the componants are shared across a lot of cars, so some things are easy to find, but other things are specific to the BX. Some of the engines, for instance, can be found in the Peugeot 405, 306, Citroen Berlingo, MK1 Xsara, and some others although most have minor alterations for newer technology. Other items, like the window switches, can be found in a Citroen Saxo, and I have a boot switch out of a Renault, although I don't remember what model.

Hope that helps.
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