PcHeaven's 91 Meteor. One owner 18,000 miles

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Re: PcHeaven's 91 Meteor. One owner 18,000 miles

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Thanks. Not for me

I want to stay as original as possible.

Besides. I need to cost up a new cam belt and clutch ( ( just in case they need doing ..) before spending money on wheels.
BX Meteor. Sub 20000 miles. Very Original.

ToDo list.

1. ̶G̶e̶t̶ ̶c̶a̶m̶ ̶b̶e̶t̶ ̶e̶t̶c̶ ̶r̶e̶p̶l̶a̶c̶e̶d̶ ̶e̶t̶c̶
Have a GnT
2. G̶e̶t̶ ̶t̶h̶e̶ ̶r̶a̶d̶i̶o̶ ̶t̶o̶ ̶w̶o̶r̶k̶.̶ ̶
Have a GnT
3. Adjust the clutch
Have a GnT
4. Clean LHM tank then a complete flush
Have a GnT
5. Wash, clay bar then ceramic coat paintwork.
Have a GnT
6. Replace rear spheres
Have a GnT
7. Replace bottom hose

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Re: PcHeaven's 91 Meteor. One owner 18,000 miles

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Fair enough. Good luck!
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Re: PcHeaven's 91 Meteor. One owner 18,000 miles

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Take a look on Mister Auto (owned by PSA) for those belt/clutch items.
You can use OE part numbers on the site, as well as go in by model and year.
Plenty of choice of brands there.

Personal recc's fwiw...
- Valeo clutch (was original item)
- Contitech belts/kits (by Continental)
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Re: PcHeaven's 91 Meteor. One owner 18,000 miles

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Pcheaven wrote:
Sat Apr 03, 2021 6:34 pm
jamescarruthers wrote:
Sat Apr 03, 2021 5:14 pm
By the way, are those wheel trims original? I love your car but think those don’t really suit it, sorry.

Maybe someone can help you out with a set of BX ones?
I suspect they are not original

I have no love for them either.

:)
The type of trims are very rare now, unlike alot of the BX hubcaps they weren't affixed by the wheel bolts, but instead a plastic trim ring, with metal clips that held the trim itself on, they break/corrode and the trims fall off so are very hard to find.

Leboncoin or ebay france may help

http://www.auto-pub.net/ASL/Citroen/pag ... eor_90.htm

Lots of Motors, mostly semi broken....

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Re: PcHeaven's 91 Meteor. One owner 18,000 miles

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Yuck, they are horrible too!
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They weren't Citroens finest hour, and look like generic Halfords one but they were fitted to BX and CX models!
Lots of Motors, mostly semi broken....

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Re: PcHeaven's 91 Meteor. One owner 18,000 miles

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Sam Skelton was desperately looking for some of those for his CX.
Messages left for Sam all over the place, but he only passes Planet Earth on rare occasions...
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Re: PcHeaven's 91 Meteor. One owner 18,000 miles

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white exec wrote:
Thu Apr 08, 2021 12:32 pm
Sam Skelton was desperately looking for some of those for his CX.
Messages left for Sam all over the place, but he only passes Planet Earth on rare occasions...
If I source some nice wheels and tyres. They will be up for grabs.
BX Meteor. Sub 20000 miles. Very Original.

ToDo list.

1. ̶G̶e̶t̶ ̶c̶a̶m̶ ̶b̶e̶t̶ ̶e̶t̶c̶ ̶r̶e̶p̶l̶a̶c̶e̶d̶ ̶e̶t̶c̶
Have a GnT
2. G̶e̶t̶ ̶t̶h̶e̶ ̶r̶a̶d̶i̶o̶ ̶t̶o̶ ̶w̶o̶r̶k̶.̶ ̶
Have a GnT
3. Adjust the clutch
Have a GnT
4. Clean LHM tank then a complete flush
Have a GnT
5. Wash, clay bar then ceramic coat paintwork.
Have a GnT
6. Replace rear spheres
Have a GnT
7. Replace bottom hose

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Re: PcHeaven's 91 Meteor. One owner 18,000 miles

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Pcheaven wrote:
Thu Apr 08, 2021 4:53 pm
white exec wrote:
Thu Apr 08, 2021 12:32 pm
Sam Skelton was desperately looking for some of those for his CX.
Messages left for Sam all over the place, but he only passes Planet Earth on rare occasions...
If I source some nice wheels and tyres. They will be up for grabs.
Sam Skelton would definitely buy a set of those, if he hasn't already found some.
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Re: PcHeaven's 91 Meteor. One owner 18,000 miles

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Sam Skelton would certainly buy them for his CX! Sorry, haven't been about on here or many forums lately, life has got in the way. I can also be contacted on Facebook or on OH 7 NINE 8 ONE 116 OH SIX SIX (to fool the spam number harvesters online) if the time comes and I don't pop up. :D

Those trims are two part, a face plate and a ring which clips into the wheel. I'd be keen on both parts. Thank you.

And thank you Chris for the messages. I'm sure I'll pick the rest of them up soon! :lol:



Edit - hang on. I got overexcited and only looked at the pic above. The ones on it in the first page aren't the original type... :(
Last edited by Sam Skelton on Sun Apr 18, 2021 5:43 pm, edited 1 time in total.

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Re: PcHeaven's 91 Meteor. One owner 18,000 miles

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Pcheaven wrote:
Thu Apr 08, 2021 4:53 pm
white exec wrote:
Thu Apr 08, 2021 12:32 pm
Sam Skelton was desperately looking for some of those for his CX.
Messages left for Sam all over the place, but he only passes Planet Earth on rare occasions...
If I source some nice wheels and tyres. They will be up for grabs.

What wheels are you after? I'm more than happy to help you find some.

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Re: PcHeaven's 91 Meteor. One owner 18,000 miles

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Sam Skelton wrote:
Sun Apr 18, 2021 5:37 pm
Pcheaven wrote:
Thu Apr 08, 2021 4:53 pm
white exec wrote:
Thu Apr 08, 2021 12:32 pm
Sam Skelton was desperately looking for some of those for his CX.
Messages left for Sam all over the place, but he only passes Planet Earth on rare occasions...
If I source some nice wheels and tyres. They will be up for grabs.

What wheels are you after? I'm more than happy to help you find some.
PM answered :).

Unsure of the wheel style etc, as I haven't the time to research at the moment.
I hope to have some free time in 2-3 weeks to look into this. Then the trims are on the "to go" list
BX Meteor. Sub 20000 miles. Very Original.

ToDo list.

1. ̶G̶e̶t̶ ̶c̶a̶m̶ ̶b̶e̶t̶ ̶e̶t̶c̶ ̶r̶e̶p̶l̶a̶c̶e̶d̶ ̶e̶t̶c̶
Have a GnT
2. G̶e̶t̶ ̶t̶h̶e̶ ̶r̶a̶d̶i̶o̶ ̶t̶o̶ ̶w̶o̶r̶k̶.̶ ̶
Have a GnT
3. Adjust the clutch
Have a GnT
4. Clean LHM tank then a complete flush
Have a GnT
5. Wash, clay bar then ceramic coat paintwork.
Have a GnT
6. Replace rear spheres
Have a GnT
7. Replace bottom hose

Pcheaven
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Re: PcHeaven's 91 Meteor. One owner 18,000 miles

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RobC wrote:
Wed Mar 31, 2021 7:47 pm
Lovely.

Is Robert’s motorworks a Citroen specialist? Be warned that very few garages know how to deal with a BX these days and could cause more harm than good, especially to a car with so little wrong with it as this.

I’m located in Leyton E10 and know the mechanics of BXs inside out if you’re this side of London and need any advice etc

Enjoy!
Sorry - missed this

Yes, Roberts Motorworks was my BX / CX etc specialist back in the day. Though they see less of the older cars now, and the son has taken over from the father.
Sadly when I visited my experience was more of a money making machine than the customer based service they used to supply. So they wont get to work on my BX

I am in Hainaut / Chigwell a lot over the coming weeks, though in my Landrover until my BX Cam belt has been replaced.
Always happy to meet and chat when I have the BX fully mobile :)
BX Meteor. Sub 20000 miles. Very Original.

ToDo list.

1. ̶G̶e̶t̶ ̶c̶a̶m̶ ̶b̶e̶t̶ ̶e̶t̶c̶ ̶r̶e̶p̶l̶a̶c̶e̶d̶ ̶e̶t̶c̶
Have a GnT
2. G̶e̶t̶ ̶t̶h̶e̶ ̶r̶a̶d̶i̶o̶ ̶t̶o̶ ̶w̶o̶r̶k̶.̶ ̶
Have a GnT
3. Adjust the clutch
Have a GnT
4. Clean LHM tank then a complete flush
Have a GnT
5. Wash, clay bar then ceramic coat paintwork.
Have a GnT
6. Replace rear spheres
Have a GnT
7. Replace bottom hose

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Re: PcHeaven's 91 Meteor. One owner 18,000 miles

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You really shouldn't know about this. Really. But here goes . . .
https://frenchcarforum.co.uk/forum/view ... 46#p683146
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Re: PcHeaven's 91 Meteor. One owner 18,000 miles

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white exec wrote:
Fri Apr 23, 2021 7:48 am
You really shouldn't know about this. Really. But here goes . . .
https://frenchcarforum.co.uk/forum/view ... 46#p683146

Thank you... I think.....


Soo much reading to do.

I will save this reading exercise for when I am next in Dart/Exmoor and have a seat with a view and a pint.
BX Meteor. Sub 20000 miles. Very Original.

ToDo list.

1. ̶G̶e̶t̶ ̶c̶a̶m̶ ̶b̶e̶t̶ ̶e̶t̶c̶ ̶r̶e̶p̶l̶a̶c̶e̶d̶ ̶e̶t̶c̶
Have a GnT
2. G̶e̶t̶ ̶t̶h̶e̶ ̶r̶a̶d̶i̶o̶ ̶t̶o̶ ̶w̶o̶r̶k̶.̶ ̶
Have a GnT
3. Adjust the clutch
Have a GnT
4. Clean LHM tank then a complete flush
Have a GnT
5. Wash, clay bar then ceramic coat paintwork.
Have a GnT
6. Replace rear spheres
Have a GnT
7. Replace bottom hose