What spec is an RD???

Anything about BXs
madasahatter
New Member
Posts: 6
Joined: Sun Apr 10, 2011 5:07 pm
Location: Hamphire

What spec is an RD???

Post by madasahatter »

Strange i know but what is a BX hatch RD?? Is that a non turbo model by any chance???

Anyone let me know about them??

Have found a 2 owner from new for very little money sub 350 with 6 months MOT and garaged since '96

Thoughts... i know its not what i want but is it close??

Defender110
Over 2k
Posts: 5916
Joined: Wed Dec 16, 2009 8:02 pm
Location: Harwood, Bolton
My Cars: Land Rover Discovery Series 1 200tdi 3 door
Land Rover Discovery Series 2 Facelift TD5
2020 Fiat Panda cross 4x4 twin air.
x 26

Post by Defender110 »

Yes it's a non turbo 1.9 NA, it obviously delivers it's power in a more sedate way and is not as smooth or free reving as the turbo engine but it is pritty bombproof and will still eat up the motorway miles. I have an auto 1.9 NA which is slower still and absolutely love it. The 1.7 Turbo in my TZD is much more akin to modern diesels but there are many on here who do prefer the 1.9 NA.
The only thing that would put me off would be if it has a lack of PAS?
Kevan
1997 Mercedes C230 W202
2003 Land Rover Discovery Series 2 Facelift TD5 - Daily driver / hobby days and camping.
1993 Land Rover Discovery 200tdi Series 1 3 door - in need of TLC
2020 Fiat Panda 4x4 Cross Twin Air.

User avatar
mat_fenwick
Moderator
Posts: 7309
Joined: Tue Sep 20, 2005 4:08 pm
Location: North Wales
x 16

Post by mat_fenwick »

Defender110 wrote:Yes it's a non turbo 1.9 NA
Not necessarily... :wink: The RD is just the trim level, so could either have the 1.7 (1769cc) N/A engine or 1.9 N/A engine. It may even be the rare RD Turbo if they just haven't mentioned the Turbo part?

I'm sure Tim will be along shortly to give you exact production dates and quantities! :P :lol:
Last edited by mat_fenwick on Tue Apr 12, 2011 4:59 pm, edited 1 time in total.
Image

1993 1.9 TZD Turbo Estate
1996 3.9 V8 Discovery
1993 VW LT35 campervan
1985 Hyundai Stellar V8
2016 Hyundai iLoad

madasahatter
New Member
Posts: 6
Joined: Sun Apr 10, 2011 5:07 pm
Location: Hamphire

Post by madasahatter »

So what sort of economy would i get from it on the motorways then??

No power steering is not really an issue really......

User avatar
toddao
BXpat
Posts: 2833
Joined: Fri Jan 12, 2007 5:01 pm
Location: The Hegau

Post by toddao »

Very economical - 55 mpg? A bit challenged on long hills on motorways - slight drop in speed but in Uk I can't imagine that's an issue. I proudly cruise the autobahns in a BX RD without gay steering either. I keep up with the traffic with the whole family aboard, obviously I don't compete with the Porsches and suchlike but it's not a milk float. ( It is actually fast compared to my Merc bus which pulls an impressive 20mph up hills)
It's the most simple and reliable BX in my biased opinion!
Todd


this yellow writing is really hard to read

User avatar
Philip Chidlow
Over 2k
Posts: 11592
Joined: Fri Oct 07, 2005 1:08 pm
Location: Chelmsford, Essex
x 22

Post by Philip Chidlow »

I'm thrilled to bits with my 1.9 n/a TXD. I am easily achieving 48+ mpg mixed driving, so expect 50 mpg easily achievable on the motorway.

I used to have a 19 TXD - about four or five years ago - 'GRX' if anyone remembers it, but I don't remember being quite so impressed. It's probably because I have got older and fuel is considerably more expensive!

I had a St. Tropez without PAS and frankly didn't get on with it. But I guess it's down to how slothful, lardy and southern one is. :lol: :roll:
• 1992 Citroen BX TZD Turbo Hurricane
• 2006 Xsara Picasso 1.6 16v

User avatar
Tim Leech
Over 2k
Posts: 15469
Joined: Tue Apr 15, 2008 11:12 am
Location: Derby
My Cars: LOTS!
x 120

Post by Tim Leech »

Evening all,

If its a Mk2 19RD they have power steering, as matt says it could be the even rarer 60bhp 1769 non turbo lump which is a very sweet unit but no speed machine. They did make an RD Turbo which is the same spec as a 19RD but with the 1769 90BHP engine and rev counter and digital clock.

All RD models had

Central locking

Electric Front Windows

Power Steering on 19D and 17TD models (mk2)

I would expect it to be a 19RD as they are the more common model, if its a 17D then drive it first as a oil burner with out power steering can be a pain!.

Good luck.
Last edited by Tim Leech on Thu Apr 14, 2011 8:56 am, edited 1 time in total.
Lots of Motors, mostly semi broken....

User avatar
Paul296
Over 2k
Posts: 3483
Joined: Wed Nov 03, 2010 10:39 pm
Location: Newark Nottinghamshire
My Cars: Citroen BX 17 TZD Hurricane
Citroen BX 17 TGD

Post by Paul296 »

..that_ :D

User avatar
docchevron
The Immoderate half of the admin team
Posts: 7524
Joined: Sun Jun 04, 2006 7:03 pm
Location: A Bucket of Fish
x 7

Post by docchevron »

my 1989 19RD had leccy roof, tint windows and split fold rear seat from new..

analogue clock and no rev counter though..
Smokes lots, because enough's enough already!

Far too many BX's, a bus, an ambulance a few trucks, not enough time and never enough cash...

User avatar
smiffy1071
pies are evil!
Posts: 255
Joined: Tue Aug 12, 2008 12:05 pm
Location: Bristol

Post by smiffy1071 »

It seems like a hundred years agio now, but I remember your car when it was a 19RD Chris!

User avatar
Tim Leech
Over 2k
Posts: 15469
Joined: Tue Apr 15, 2008 11:12 am
Location: Derby
My Cars: LOTS!
x 120

Post by Tim Leech »

docchevron wrote:my 1989 19RD had leccy roof, tint windows and split fold rear seat from new..

analogue clock and no rev counter though..
Show off :roll: :lol:

Sunroof and tints (with sunblinds) were an option, not sure about the seat.
Lots of Motors, mostly semi broken....

User avatar
docchevron
The Immoderate half of the admin team
Posts: 7524
Joined: Sun Jun 04, 2006 7:03 pm
Location: A Bucket of Fish
x 7

Post by docchevron »

and me J Dizzle. I almost miss it as was, but I equally like it how it is now..

When you say sunblinds, Tim, do you mean on the parcel shelf? Cos yeah, it had them too!
Smokes lots, because enough's enough already!

Far too many BX's, a bus, an ambulance a few trucks, not enough time and never enough cash...

User avatar
Tim Leech
Over 2k
Posts: 15469
Joined: Tue Apr 15, 2008 11:12 am
Location: Derby
My Cars: LOTS!
x 120

Post by Tim Leech »

docchevron wrote:When you say sunblinds, Tim, do you mean on the parcel shelf? Cos yeah, it had them too!
Indeed, they came as a package. My GT had them too as option according to the invoice 8)
Lots of Motors, mostly semi broken....

User avatar
MULLEY
Over 2k
Posts: 8406
Joined: Thu Jun 22, 2006 11:10 pm
Location: Derbyshire
x 8

Post by MULLEY »

I average anywhere between 50-53mpg doing my daily commute to work & back which is a mixture of driving. Motorway driving i can get 58mpg as i drive quite steady as the engine noise isn't so bad when doing 3000rmp in 5th gear, that equates to 63mph :lol: This is in my 1.9n/a TXD. Never had the tzd on the road long enough to record any details & fuel was a damn site cheaper then so i never bothered....
2002 C5 2.0 HDI Estate - Jasmine - Now SORN
2011 Mini Cooper D Clubman - SOLD
2016 Mercedes A180D Sport - Auto refinement
1992 TZD Turbo - Bluebell - My daily
1991 Gti 16V - Blaze - crash damaged, will get repaired.
1990 Gti 8Valve SOLD - looks like it's been scrapped
2002 Mini Cooper S - SOLD - i miss this car
1992 TXD - Scrapped in March 2014
1988 CX 25 GTI Turbo2 - SORN
1996 - AX Memphis 1.5D - Dream - SORN

I'm not just a username, i'm also called Matthew.

richardd1652
1K Away
Posts: 1224
Joined: Tue Apr 06, 2010 10:13 pm
Location: Keighley,Yorkshire.

Post by richardd1652 »

I have an RDTurbo, but that has a full length webasto roof.
Richard.