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Post by mnde » Wed Jun 06, 2007 5:27 pm

In order to help solve my BX16 crisis quickly, I may need one of the following to get the car up and running again:

Coil (later wedge type with 4 pin connector, not cylindrical with spade connectors)

Ignition module

Ignition wiring loom (i.e. the LT wiring between the module, coil and earth)

N.B. I am not a solderer, so I can't mess around with trying to replace single wires.

If anyone has any of these items in known good condition, please shout and I'll send a PM if my electrical tests tonight conclude that I need one or more of these. Time is of the essence because I'm moving house 1st July, and this Sunday I'm going to Tunisia for a week!

If I can't get it fixed I will either offer it to the club for a token amount.... or free if necessary (MOT until April 08, tax until July 07, lots of recent expensive work done), or.... it'll be scrapped :cry: . I cannot afford to have it recovered and repaired at a garage.

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Mark.
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Post by jeremy » Wed Jun 06, 2007 6:07 pm

Become a Crimper . . . . if you don't like soldering.

http://www.machinemart.co.uk/shop/searc ... imp/page/1

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Post by stuart_hedges » Wed Jun 06, 2007 11:04 pm

This is a worthwhile car and worth saving - but Mark has better things to do this month than learn to fix fiddly bits of Citroen deep in the chevronic pit of oily electrical doom.

I have - very rudimentary and out of practice - soldering skills but I intend on spending more time helping Mark and his lovely girlfriend move house than chasing electrical gremlins in a 20-year-old French car at a time when we've all got a lot going in our lives.

Help please! If we can get the whole fleet up and running with a few replacement parts and worry about chasing gremlins later, that would be good.

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Post by mnde » Wed Jun 06, 2007 11:25 pm

Thanks Jeremy and Stuart :)

Obviously I'd be upset to have to scrap the car, as it owes me a lot of garage bills: cambelt, rad, clutch, octopus, rear arms etc. and it's still only done c 98,000 miles, all the susp spheres are good, etc... Hopefully it won't come to that. But in all honesty, who is enthusiastic enough to come and trailer away a non-starting BX16?

Well, I've taken a fair amount of further multimeter readings which I'll post back on the Technical page and see if they mean something to someone. Thankfully my 151,000 mile GSA is in excellent health and performing like a car of substantially less mileage - on its original engine 8)

Stu: Moving date is provisionally 1st July if you're free. Lucy thinks you're a star and sends her thanks :) I'll email you soon.

Cheers,

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Post by stuart_hedges » Wed Jun 06, 2007 11:31 pm

It's all about karma. I owe a move, so even if I can't muster a vehicle I'll be there with my (admittedly limited) muscle power ;)

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Post by DavidRutherford » Thu Jun 07, 2007 12:18 am

As it happens, I am due to be in roughly that neck of the woods on 31st Jun / 1st July, and would not only be happy to come over (with soldering iron) and see if I can assist, but if it would be of any use in moving house, can also come up in one of the largest vehicles to display a Citroen Badge... A C25 LWB&Hi-top panel van. Any use to you? Could probably save several dozen car journeys.....
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Post by mnde » Thu Jun 07, 2007 12:43 am

Thanks Stuart, and my word David that's a mighty kind offer, thankyou! :) We were looking at hiring a Kendals van @ £60 per day, but not sure what their opening hours are on a Sunday, cos we'd need to return the van same day otherwise we'd pay double.......... I'll have a word with Lucy and get back to you.

In the meantime more multimeter readings have carefully been noted and recorded here:

http://bxclub.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?t=6046&start=30
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Post by DavidRutherford » Thu Jun 07, 2007 12:52 am

£60 per day? Given that you just know they're not going to be open when you need them to be, and hence will end up with a £120 bill, you're most welcome to make use of the big blue one. Events like this are exactly why I have it.

You do need to have plenty of Weetabix though. 3.5 tonnes GVW and no PAS. :mrgreen:
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Post by mnde » Fri Jun 08, 2007 2:40 pm

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Is it like this?

We would be very grateful for the use of your "big blue one" :) I'll be in touch shortly! Will let you know re. the BX. At the moment it's still very much "en pannes".

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Post by DavidRutherford » Fri Jun 08, 2007 7:19 pm

That's very much more like the first J5-variant van I had, which was a Talbot Express:

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Which was a 1300kg SWB normal roof variant. It was also as rusty and rotten as they come, so when it came to MOT time, I didn't even bother. Instead, I got another one. The two are together here:

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The replacement one is a C25 1800kg LWB high-top variant, and is a much nicer vehicle. Was free, as it needed a clutch. (which is a swine of a job on these. Very much akin to a CX)

So the answer is yes, sort of like that, but bigger:

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In fact, big enough that I can (at 6') walk around in it. With a new clutch, and a change of seats from the godawful standard ripped-to-shreds van seats to a pair of MK3 Cavalier seats, it's a surprisingly comfortable vehicle to drive.

Plus, it (astoundingly) does over 30mpg if you're a bit careful.
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Post by mnde » Sat Jun 09, 2007 1:07 pm

You're on! Thankyou :) I'll get in touch re logistics nearer the time.

Cheers,

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Post by Way2go » Sat Jun 09, 2007 2:57 pm

DavidRutherford wrote:Plus, it (astoundingly) does over 30mpg if you're a bit careful.
:shock: Better than a BX19 Petrol then? :wink: 8)
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Post by MULLEY » Sat Jun 09, 2007 11:25 pm

Got 36 out of my Gti, its all about skill :D

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Post by DavidRutherford » Sun Jun 10, 2007 12:15 am

Way2go wrote:Better than a BX19 Petrol then?
Yes, but progress is nowhere near as rapid. :lol:

In actual fact, this one suffers from its raised roofline. The smaller red one used to manage low-to-mid 30's, despite being the same (2.5D) engine.
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Post by docchevron » Sun Jun 10, 2007 3:08 am

I'd love a C25 van, but I'd stuff a CX 2.5GTi Turbo engine in it with a DTR box. Wouldn't care about the fuel consumption, but it really would be the fastest van in the west!! :D
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