the eagle(well bxgt) has landed!

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the eagle(well bxgt) has landed!

Post by citroen7 » Thu Dec 22, 2011 9:11 am

just to let you all know the gt ibought from Richard is now safely on my drive although it is stuck on the trailer :( as it wont start. condition generally good back end quite rusty will get some pics once it is off the trailer and had a wash!

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Post by richardd1652 » Fri Dec 23, 2011 9:54 pm

Glad she has turned up safe and sound.
ps, she doesnt like any throttle at all to start or she floods(bloody auto chokes)
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Post by Tim Leech » Fri Dec 23, 2011 11:21 pm

richardd1652 wrote:Glad she has turned up safe and sound.
ps, she doesnt like any throttle at all to start or she floods(bloody auto chokes)
Richard,
Same as my GT, just crank it over from cold for 10 seconds or so with no gas and it starts first time.
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Post by messerschmitt owner » Sat Dec 24, 2011 11:24 am

I have a sticker on my BX which recommends exactly this - if starting from warm depress pedal fully till it starts too!

It is an official BX Citroen sticker from new!
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BX-less at the moment!

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Post by citroen7 » Sat Dec 24, 2011 12:38 pm

not that simple im affraid the starter motor is not turning at all not even a click, the transport company said she starts with a tow so it will be a loose connection somewhere. i put the battery on charge last night so will have another bash later on,i had to charge it because some nosey bleeder was poking around it on monday and had left the doors open so the interior lights were on :x Thank goodness for my four legged security guards!

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Post by Tim Leech » Sat Dec 24, 2011 3:54 pm

New battery me thinks!
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Post by RogerPorter » Sat Dec 24, 2011 7:44 pm

some nosey bleeder was poking around it on monday.....
Not guilty .... yet! :wink:
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Post by Dollywobbler » Sat Dec 24, 2011 9:11 pm

To be honest, BX's seem quite good at the 'completely dead starter' trick. I think I'm going to have to admit defeat and change the starter on mine as it still randomly does it. Hopefully it'll behave while it's away for welding...

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Post by B-Hive » Tue Dec 27, 2011 10:28 am

Try fitting a manual choke...

My Gt (now sorted) starts first kick every time cold ...full choke (no throttle) and almost immediately push the choke back in...

Hot/warm no probs ....minor throttle ..and she will fire first kick...it is everything that I always expected from a Weber equipped car...
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