SOLD BX 16TGS Automatic (1991) for sale/ 2 new tyres £150

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SOLD BX 16TGS Automatic (1991) for sale/ 2 new tyres £150

Post by cacaolat » Thu Sep 10, 2015 4:13 pm

After 9 years of BX ownership my BX has failed its MOT and I am offering it for sale.
I thought it would easily pass its Mot that's why I just had 2 brand new Pirelli P1 Cinturato Tyres fitted (front). At the back there are 2 Pirelli P4 Cinturato still very good.
The reasons for Mot failure are here:
both rear position lamps not working, (Probably just the lightbulbs)
Headlamp insecure (a bit wobbly but can be fixed)
Front offside brake hose damaged
Radius arm has excessive play in a pin/bush nearside rear

and now the last one which is rubbish (The Mot tester obviously wanted the car to fail)
Exhaust emits dense blue smoke at idle (This is not true and yesterday I started the car from cold and made a video of it. The smoke is not excessive at all and not blue.

Car could be saved as it drives very smoothly, no problems with engine. Full service history only 2 owners from new. No problem with automatic gearbox.
Also the battery is less than 2 years old and is a high powered Varta. Octopus small and large just fitted last year. Ihave only used the new original Citroen parts still available.
The interior is in a very good condition and even all the windows and the sunroof work very well.

Please see the photos, although this is the good side of the car. The other side has some light scratches . The exhaust is leaking somewhere and the rear bumper has a crack in the middle. The front bumper is a bit loose.
I think you are still allowed to drive the car to be repaired for a Mot re-test, so collection should be no problem. (I believe)

The price is ok since the car has a scrap value of £80 and the tyres which are only a few weeks old did cost £94.
The car is in London SE24

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Post by Defender110 » Thu Sep 10, 2015 5:20 pm

cacaolat wrote: and now the last one which is rubbish (The Mot tester obviuosly wanted the car to fail)
Exhaust emits dense blue smoke at idle (This is not true and yesterday I started the car from cold and made a video of it. The smoke is not excessive at all and not blue.
So he failed it on a visual without taking an emission reading?
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Post by Kitch » Thu Sep 10, 2015 6:09 pm

If nobody jumps at this one, I'll take it. I'd only be doing it to fix it up, get the MoT and then find it a new home while putting any profits towards my kids surprise trip to Disney next year, so if anyone sees this and falls in love then I'm happy to step aside :)

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Post by nortonchase » Thu Sep 10, 2015 6:28 pm

Hi, what is your number?

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Post by cacaolat » Thu Sep 10, 2015 7:57 pm

Hi Defender110
The Co measurement was 0.829 and the maximum limit would be 3.500
The HC measurement was 189 and the maximum limit would be 1200
Yes and the smoke level was just a visual fail
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Post by cacaolat » Thu Sep 10, 2015 8:02 pm

Hi Kitch
yes I think it would be worth fixing up, I just have no time and garage to do this.
The car also has a Sony stereo with Aux in (for ipods or similar) but other than that it is as original as a car can get, no re spray ever all original

I forgot to mention that 2 years ago I had 2 brand new front brake calipers fitted
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Post by cacaolat » Thu Sep 10, 2015 8:06 pm

nortonchase I send you a private message
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Post by Kitch » Thu Sep 10, 2015 8:49 pm

Well like I say, I'm willing as long as I don't tread on anyone's feelings!

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Re: BX 16TGS Automatic (1991) for sale scrap / 2 new tyres £

Post by Tim Leech » Thu Sep 10, 2015 10:45 pm

The mot tester sounds like a twit!
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Post by cacaolat » Thu Sep 10, 2015 11:16 pm

Yes Tim I regret that I went to this garage. There used to be 2 business partners and the other one was the nice guy but he left the business.
Potential buyers I forgot to mention the heating fan only works intermittent.
The bracket thet holds the exhaust at the very back has recently broken. I made a temproary clamp bracket, which seems very stong.
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Post by cacaolat » Fri Sep 11, 2015 7:27 am

Kitch wrote:Well like I say, I'm willing as long as I don't tread on anyone's feelings!
Whoever comes first will get it
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Post by Tinkley » Fri Sep 11, 2015 8:05 am

Is the car actually MOT'd now? ie can it be driven for a few days or not?

I had some idiots try the same kind of trick(s) to fail one of my BXs' some years back. The issue they picked was some fluff on the seat belts - fail. I doubt the minute fluffing reduced the tensile strength by even 1% but to them it was a fail. I ended up putting in belts that had already done over 175k into a car with belts that had done 53k, nuff said...... :twisted:

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Post by Thread Bear » Fri Sep 11, 2015 8:25 am

Sadly there are those that seem to have a pet hate for certain cars, not least Citroen. I suspect some of this is down to being inadequate enough not to understand how the cars work, therefore they feel threatened. But if you are around long enough you will find a bent MOT guy.
One fav is that the fault found is allowed in the scope of the limited service of the host outfit - wipers, brakes, tyres, exhaust, and they make their extra uplift by supplying the required parts to gain the MOT. But I have had idiots who fail cars for 'faults' which are instrumental to the safe function of the car. Loose brake unions, on cable brake cars, and such. Of course having owned some bizarre machines, this is all the more likely. A disturbing trend is a refusal of younger testers to use a Tapley meter. I do not know if it has become a voluntary part of training, but some cars have to be tested by a Tapley meter if the station has a rolling road. Variomatics for instance.

This car sounds well worth rescuing, and its a sad day that you are having to pass it on.
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Post by cacaolat » Fri Sep 11, 2015 9:53 am

Thank you Thread bear
The Mot was Tuesday, from what i understood I can have a free re-test within 10 days and can drive it to be repaire.
So if someone very soon arranges a repair than it could be driven for this reason only.
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Post by Defender110 » Fri Sep 11, 2015 3:56 pm

Once it has failed MOT you can only drive it to a garage for repair AND to a pre-booked MOT test appointment. You cannot however continue to drive a defective car (MOT test fail) until it has been repaired even if it's current MOT certificate is still valid. A current test certificate does not allow continued use of a defective vehicle on a public road.
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