Free Citroen Bx GTi 4x4 and 4x4 Estate cars available........

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Re: Free Citroen Bx GTi 4x4 and 4x4 Estate cars available........

Post by Pastis » Sat Feb 03, 2018 8:40 pm

I've just joined this forum specifically - to get a BX! Preferably a petrol hatchback, but I'll look at anything remotely useable! So if any of the above are still going..........

One reason for my search (apart from a happy 140,000 miles in a BX19 DTR many years ago) is that the roads around us are degenerating into farm tracks. My old BX was quite happy on farm tracks and green roads (did the entire Ring of Killarney!) The front wheel drive, coupled with the ability to increase ground clearance, got me all over the place - often to the amazement of passing 4x4 drivers.

Forgive me, this thread just seemed an opportune moment too good to miss!

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Re: Free Citroen Bx GTi 4x4 and 4x4 Estate cars available........

Post by Kevin B » Thu Feb 08, 2018 2:56 pm

/\ Seen your PM and will give you ring in the near future to discuss in more detail.

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Re: Free Citroen Bx GTi 4x4 and 4x4 Estate cars available........

Post by Pastis » Thu Feb 08, 2018 5:00 pm

Kevin B wrote:
Thu Feb 08, 2018 2:56 pm
/\ Seen your PM and will give you ring in the near future to discuss in more detail.


Thanks Kevin. Just seen cars on google earth! Will need loppers and shears?!

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Re: Free Citroen Bx GTi 4x4 and 4x4 Estate cars available........

Post by Izaak » Sat Jan 12, 2019 9:18 am

Hi Kevin
I’ve just joined. I have a BX TZD 1.7 Turbo Hatch. Can you tell me if it’s possible to fit my car with 4x4 wheel drive.
The main stumbling block I foresee is does the Transfer Box fit my Gearbox ? The Transfer boxes are fitted to the 1.9D as far as my research has shown, so I’m giessing the gearboxes are the same except for the final drive ratios?
The Peugeot Mi16 405R4 had it fitted which I believe to be the same engine ?

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Re: Free Citroen Bx GTi 4x4 and 4x4 Estate cars available........

Post by mat_fenwick » Sun Jan 13, 2019 11:43 pm

Welcome. You might be best off starting a new thread with this question though, rather than adding to a year old for sale thread...
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Re: Free Citroen Bx GTi 4x4 and 4x4 Estate cars available........

Post by Tim Leech » Fri Jan 18, 2019 12:56 pm

Hi Izaak

I wouldn't bother, the 4x4 system is notoriously a week point and unreliable, with many specific parts, the torque of the TD engine will not do it any good.

if you want one best to try and find a 4x4 that's had the system overhauled.
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Re: Free Citroen Bx GTi 4x4 and 4x4 Estate cars available........

Post by Izaak » Tue Jan 22, 2019 7:10 am

Hi. Yes I’m very interested in a 4x4.

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Re: Free Citroen Bx GTi 4x4 and 4x4 Estate cars available........

Post by David » Sat Jan 26, 2019 12:32 am

Izaak wrote:
Sat Jan 12, 2019 9:18 am
Hi Kevin
I’ve just joined. I have a BX TZD 1.7 Turbo Hatch. Can you tell me if it’s possible to fit my car with 4x4 wheel drive.
The main stumbling block I foresee is does the Transfer Box fit my Gearbox ? The Transfer boxes are fitted to the 1.9D as far as my research has shown, so I’m giessing the gearboxes are the same except for the final drive ratios?
The Peugeot Mi16 405R4 had it fitted which I believe to be the same engine ?

Best Regards



Is it possible to fit a 4x4 system to another car? the answer is yes, as I've done it myself, But it really is not easy.

If you're going to do it on a TD, it will be even harder as the turbo and transfer box are in the same place (So I've heard, I've not messed with a TD myself). You'll ideally need a scrap 4x4 car for all the parts, but if you know what you need & can source it all, then it can still be done. Some of the parts are used on the Peugeot 405, but bare in mind that some are different too, and some bits cannot be mixed and matched between them (such as the drive shafts & rear axle). You'll also need the wires and control boxes, differing depending on what transfer box and rear diff you use. you'll need a custom exhaust making, different heater water pipes, the specific 4x4 fuel tank, gearbox, rear axle & front subframe, and some way of securing the prop shaft. The height control rod also needs altering, along with the spare wheel carrier, rear hydraulic pipes, transfer box dipstick, & possibly the exhaust manifold & turbo setup.

Before you've done all the work, you need to remember that the tranfer boxes are a common weak spot & the turbo engine might be too much for it. You'll need a good transfer box & gearbox splines in the first place. I've heard of them being modified to be stronger, but I've not seen it myself.

You'd be better creating a new seperate thread if you're going to proceed and do it.
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