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Post by Mickey taker » Sun Jan 08, 2012 4:26 pm

just had a very pleasant drive back from Rye in the meteor
first impressions not bad.

tick over wouldent drop below 1500 revs towards the end of the 125 mile journey but have been out and started it again and it seems fine now,
heater control jammed on cold despite the heater tap being rebuilt last year so may be cables.
sun roof wouldent open but now do's
radio dosent work ,
but apart from that very happy

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1991 BX Meteor 1.6

light travels faster than sound, thats why you look intelligent and then you spoil it all by opening your mouth !!!!!

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Post by Dollywobbler » Sun Jan 08, 2012 4:46 pm

Looks smart. Have you tried moving the heater tap by hand? It's a bit of an acrobatic struggle, but can be done.

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Post by bx petrol auto saloon » Sun Jan 08, 2012 5:42 pm

Dear Susan
She does look very nice doesn,t she 8) Mine has the same problem
with the heater tap stuck in the cold position, BBRRR :!: it is possible
to lay on your back in the drivers footwell and reach the heater tap :wink:
mine is all connected with the rods and the cables all in place, but just
appears to be something in the way of the rods somewhere. :!: I don,t
want to force them and damage anything at the moment :!: but good
luck with sorting it out.
Hope this helps.
Vince.
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1988 Silver SAAB 900i 2.0 8v F/lift,
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Post by Tim Leech » Sun Jan 08, 2012 6:38 pm

BARGAIN!, with a little TLC and some cosmetics you have a very nice car there Mick.
1963 VW BEETLE 1200
1985 BX 19GT Mk1
1991 BX 19TZI Auto A/C
1994 Xantia 1.8i SX
1972 Morris Marina 1.8 SDL
1979 Rover SD1 V8-S
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Post by Willy » Sun Jan 08, 2012 6:59 pm

My tickover sticks at about 1100 too, lame.
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1979 Rover SD1 3.5 V8-S TSL 982
1980 Morris Marina 1.7HL DBV468W
1985 CITROEN BX 19GT C1TBX
1991 CITROEN BX 19TZI AUTO A/C BXi 19
1994 CITROEN XANTIA 1.8 SXi M908HRY
2003 Rover 25 1.6i XL L33CHT
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Post by Tim Leech » Sun Jan 08, 2012 7:05 pm

Mines at 750 now, it was awful before, you can adjust them, maybe a good dose with some carb cleaner may help

Nice original dealer plates too, always nice to see.
1963 VW BEETLE 1200
1985 BX 19GT Mk1
1991 BX 19TZI Auto A/C
1994 Xantia 1.8i SX
1972 Morris Marina 1.8 SDL
1979 Rover SD1 V8-S
1980 Morris Marina 1.7HL
2002 Rover 75 CDTi Connossieur SE AUTO Nav
2003 Rover 25 1.6i XL 5 DR

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Post by Mickey taker » Sun Jan 08, 2012 7:32 pm

until the old boy gave it to the garage it was one owner, not sure if the garage sent off the old V5 ( an old blue one came with the car , the back was filled in in the garages name but not sure if they ever sent it off)
1991 BX Meteor 1.6

light travels faster than sound, thats why you look intelligent and then you spoil it all by opening your mouth !!!!!

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Post by Dollywobbler » Sun Jan 08, 2012 7:43 pm

If these are anything like 2CV carbs, the mechanism gets all gunked up and the throttle doesn't shut properly. Always worse after a run. I have no idea about BX carbs though having never owned a non-injected one.

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Post by Mothman » Sun Jan 08, 2012 7:46 pm

Nice motor bud, glad the collection went ok. Had i not been collecting a new pup today i would have met you on the A21 for a cuppa.

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Post by Mickey taker » Sun Jan 08, 2012 10:14 pm

hows the pup settling in Andy?

the wife's goingto drive the BX for the first time tomorrow, lets see how she gets on with it,
a lot of money was spent on the car over the last couple of years
£1300 in may2010 for a head overhaul
skim, pressure test etc,timing belt, water pump.
over £500 was for the 14 hours labour put into it
1991 BX Meteor 1.6

light travels faster than sound, thats why you look intelligent and then you spoil it all by opening your mouth !!!!!

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Post by Mothman » Sun Jan 08, 2012 10:29 pm

Whinging at the moment bud but they always do this for a while.
Ime upstairs and cant hear it.
It will be ok, they always are.

Andy

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Post by Paul296 » Sun Jan 08, 2012 11:34 pm

Very nice looking car - and potentially stunning with a bit of tlc. Well done!

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Post by Mickey taker » Wed Jan 11, 2012 9:40 am

really enjoying the meteor, the wife and I almost fight over the keys to drive it. Only dissapointment so far is that unlike vw citroen dont seem to pre wire there cars fir extras like the remote locking module in the roof, doors open panel etc
1991 BX Meteor 1.6

light travels faster than sound, thats why you look intelligent and then you spoil it all by opening your mouth !!!!!

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1972 Morris Marina 1.8 SDL BFA720L
1979 Rover SD1 3.5 V8-S TSL 982
1980 Morris Marina 1.7HL DBV468W
1985 CITROEN BX 19GT C1TBX
1991 CITROEN BX 19TZI AUTO A/C BXi 19
1994 CITROEN XANTIA 1.8 SXi M908HRY
2003 Rover 25 1.6i XL L33CHT
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Post by Tim Leech » Wed Jan 11, 2012 10:54 am

Susan Donym wrote:really enjoying the meteor, the wife and I almost fight over the keys to drive it. Only dissapointment so far is that unlike vw Citroën dont seem to pre wire there cars fir extras like the remote locking module in the roof, doors open panel etc
Not on the meteor mate no, which of course is a 16RS/TGS. The 16TZS did have it.

Ive had a toad aftermarket kit fitted to my 89 16TRS which works great
1963 VW BEETLE 1200
1985 BX 19GT Mk1
1991 BX 19TZI Auto A/C
1994 Xantia 1.8i SX
1972 Morris Marina 1.8 SDL
1979 Rover SD1 V8-S
1980 Morris Marina 1.7HL
2002 Rover 75 CDTi Connossieur SE AUTO Nav
2003 Rover 25 1.6i XL 5 DR

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Post by Mickey taker » Thu Jan 12, 2012 8:59 am

thought I might as well put up some of the ebay ad pictures of the car

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Its going to get a good hoover out and wash this weekend if the weather holds and then start fitting the new stereo and the sunroof visor.

heres the stereo I got for it for £40.00

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1991 BX Meteor 1.6

light travels faster than sound, thats why you look intelligent and then you spoil it all by opening your mouth !!!!!