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Could anyone tell me what model my BX is?

Post by Sean20 » Mon Jan 14, 2019 7:00 pm

Hi all bought my first BX today can anyone tell me what model it is? was advertised as a 1.9 dtr diesel but not sure if it is thanks

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Re: Could anyone tell me what model my BX is?

Post by rutter123 » Mon Jan 14, 2019 7:19 pm

Looks like a dtr to me. 1.9n/a, quite rare but Tim Leech would be the man to clarify he has the knowledge. Looks tidy tho.
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Re: Could anyone tell me what model my BX is?

Post by Sean20 » Mon Jan 14, 2019 7:47 pm

rutter123 wrote:
Mon Jan 14, 2019 7:19 pm
Looks like a dtr to me. 1.9n/a, quite rare but Tim Leech would be the man to clarify he has the knowledge. Looks tidy tho.


Thanks there is nothing on the v5 to tell me what model it is are the dtr turbo? all i have is the badge on the back which could have been stuck on by the previous owner
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Re: Could anyone tell me what model my BX is?

Post by rutter123 » Mon Jan 14, 2019 8:11 pm

No its non turbo 1.9n/a I don't think the dtr had the turbo engine as an option, I would think you have the early XUD9 62/65bhp engine. Its defo a dtr as it has the windows in the rear quarters. FYI the turbo diesels have an intercooler sitting on top of the engine and are smaller capacity 1.7 giving out 90bhp. The 1.9 turbo was never fitted to the BX only in later Xantias.
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Re: Could anyone tell me what model my BX is?

Post by Sean20 » Mon Jan 14, 2019 8:44 pm

rutter123 wrote:
Mon Jan 14, 2019 8:11 pm
No its non turbo 1.9n/a I don't think the dtr had the turbo engine as an option, I would think you have the early XUD9 62/65bhp engine. Its defo a dtr as it has the windows in the rear quarters. FYI the turbo diesels have an intercooler sitting on top of the engine and are smaller capacity 1.7 giving out 90bhp. The 1.9 turbo was never fitted to the BX only in later Xantias.


Thank you for that what does dtr exactly stand for?
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Re: Could anyone tell me what model my BX is?

Post by rutter123 » Mon Jan 14, 2019 9:23 pm

The D represents the diesel engine the TR I'm pretty sure is the trim level.
The DT does not denote diesel turbo.
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Re: Could anyone tell me what model my BX is?

Post by Defender110 » Mon Jan 14, 2019 10:33 pm

Yes, it's exactly what it says it is and looks in lovely condition with great mileage. You need to get the cambelt done if it hasn't been done recently. It's the only killer to an otherwise pretty bomb proof engine.
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Re: Could anyone tell me what model my BX is?

Post by Jaba » Tue Jan 15, 2019 10:43 am

DTR: Is this is an anglicised version of the french TRD model the reason for which is obvious? It is unfortunate that the DTR badging has mislead many to think that it is a turbo model IMO.

For a similar reason the little Toyota MR2 model is badged as MR in France.
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Re: Could anyone tell me what model my BX is?

Post by Tim Leech » Fri Jan 18, 2019 10:34 am

Yep its a 19DTR non turbo, so a 1905cc diesel with 65bhp, the 1769turbo diesel version DTR Turbo came out in 1988, making it a very rare car indeed!

As Kev says first thing is to do the belts.

TR stands for Tres Riche apparently!

It should have white bumpers and clear non smoked rear lamps lenses and hubcaps if you want to return it to stock

well bought!

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Re: Could anyone tell me what model my BX is?

Post by Sean20 » Fri Jan 18, 2019 9:31 pm

Tim Leech wrote:
Fri Jan 18, 2019 10:34 am
Yep its a 19DTR non turbo, so a 1905cc diesel with 65bhp, the 1769turbo diesel version DTR Turbo came out in 1988, making it a very rare car indeed!

As Kev says first thing is to do the belts.

TR stands for Tres Riche apparently!

It should have white bumpers and clear non smoked rear lamps lenses and hubcaps if you want to return it to stock

well bought!

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Thanks! wasn't bad for £700 then

this is the way she sits at the moment put some cheap hubcaps on just to tidy it up.

might get the bumpers done next :)

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Re: Could anyone tell me what model my BX is?

Post by Sean20 » Fri Jan 18, 2019 9:36 pm

Defender110 wrote:
Mon Jan 14, 2019 10:33 pm
Yes, it's exactly what it says it is and looks in lovely condition with great mileage. You need to get the cambelt done if it hasn't been done recently. It's the only killer to an otherwise pretty bomb proof engine.


Thanks i'm not sure if the cambelt has been done so i''ll just get it done to be on the safe side.
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Re: Could anyone tell me what model my BX is?

Post by Tim Leech » Sat Jan 19, 2019 9:54 am

Good ide Sean

She looks well, its had the tailgate painted at sometime as it should have black paint over the rear lip spoiler and around the window frame plus the badges are in the wrong places, again easily sorted if you wanted to put it back to original.

Look at it his way, you wont find another one in Morrisons car park!

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Re: Could anyone tell me what model my BX is?

Post by vulgalour » Sun Jan 20, 2019 12:43 am

I just noticed, you're not a million miles away from me, we might see one another out and about once I've sorted the few bits and bobs mine needs.

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Re: Could anyone tell me what model my BX is?

Post by Sean20 » Sun Jan 20, 2019 7:37 pm

vulgalour wrote:
Sun Jan 20, 2019 12:43 am
I just noticed, you're not a million miles away from me, we might see one another out and about once I've sorted the few bits and bobs mine needs.


I've booked in a few shows so might see you at one hopefuly i'm going to one in Middlesbrough in april
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