TIDY TGS on EBAY

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TIDY TGS on EBAY

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Looks clean and a bargain!

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Linky...

Fleebay

If anyone buys it to break for spares I`ll happily pay for the rear spoiler and wheel trims!
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Although it's not one for me, IMHO I'd say it looked too good to scrap.
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Its got 7 months mot guys, whos talking about scrapping it! :shock:

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Ian Fearn do u fnacy going halves?

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Wonder if I can persuade Joe that a BX is the way forward instead of Polo/106 etc!

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Go for it Tim/Joe!
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Wil try and persuade!

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tim leech wrote:Ian Fearn do u fnacy going halves?
Why??? Do you have a cunning plan?

I'll put in a few quid but i've no idea what i'd do with it!!!

I'm now in talks about getting BX 4x4 number 3 and a 1990 DTR Turbo
Over and out from me

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£50 each maybe, have had email from seller it runs sweet just a pig when its cold!

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Post by mnde »

Sounds just like mine... :)

What's this flurry of interest in 1.6 petrols now?? I thought most people on here panned them.... :?: :wink:

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Headgaskets gone on it now guys so its £50!

No thanks!

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Does anyone have any advice on the advisability of trying to repair this engine ? I was seriously considering buying it to restore and keep when it was first listed at £100. Is a blown head gasket generally an indication that a car has been driven very hard ? I seem to remember reading that the 1.9 BXs have a much more durable head/engine than the smaller engines. Would it be feasible to swap the engine from my 19TRS into the Meteor, or is everything arranged differently ?

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Post by DavidRutherford »

Sounds like a lot of work to save a petrol BX. The 1600's and 1900's are very similar, as they are both XU series engines, but it has to be said that it would be far more worthwhile to spend a bit more and buy a diesel one. The difference between 35-40 mpg and 50-55 mpg makes a massive difference.

plus... even £50 for a bx with a blown head gasket sounds expensive, when you consider mr Cavmad managed to buy a 1600 with a poped head gasket for £1.60!, and mr mdne got a very nice 1600 BX in lovely condition with current mot for £100.

I once saw a very good method for valuing old/cheap cars on the bangernomics site. It's something like:

Start with the value of the car if it had no MOT, and was to be broken for parts.
Add on the value of the MOT, at £30 per month remaining (£360 for a full year)
Subtract the cost of immediate repairs needed to keep the car roadworthy.

works surprisingly well.

In this case:
Value of Car in running order: £50?
Value of MOT £180
Repair to head gasket -£150
Recon/Replacement carb -£50

overall value of car... £30. (scrap value)

in this case, the cost of the repair work is more than the value of the MOT, so the car becomes worth less than it would be if it was in running order, but with no MOT... so barely worth it.

Plus... if you were to drive it 6000 miles over the 6 months of MOT remaining, it would cost about £675 in fuel. A diesel BX would cost £475 in fuel, so you might as well spend an extra £200 on a diesel bx, that doesn't need repairing, and save an awful lot of grief.

or, of course, just spend £150 on a diesel BX, and save all round.
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