Jon's 19TGD 1991

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Jon Sanderson
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Jon's 19TGD 1991

Post by Jon Sanderson » Sun Feb 19, 2012 12:25 pm

So I'm 3 weeks into BX ownership and so far so good! I thought I'd post a few photos and introduce myself......

Having been a life-long Citroen fanatic with a few cars under my belt (2cv, Visa, Xsara, DS plus a few Pug 205's) I figured it was about time to try a BX. I bought this one from another forum member, 2 owners from new (the first up until 1 year ago) full main dealer service history and 66k on the clock was all very attractive to a non-mechanic like me!

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So far I've had it serviced and the cam belt replaced, I've fixed the non-blowing blower, cured a squeaky steering wheel and shampooed the interior. Managed to get some original rubber mats (thanks for the spot, Tim!) and a sunroof wind deflector - on the hunt for some mudflaps but think they might be a hard find! Still some big jobs to do, rear arm bearings and spheres in the next few months and a dozen little jobs that I'll tackle as and when I have the time.

Above all I'm really enjoying driving it - hope to get to some meets soon.
Last edited by Jon Sanderson on Sun Feb 19, 2012 9:33 pm, edited 1 time in total.
1991 Citroen BX 19TGD
1989 Volvo 740
1987 Citroen 2cv6 Special
1990 Peugeot 205 Roland Garros

Mothman

Post by Mothman » Sun Feb 19, 2012 2:11 pm

Nice motor, keep up the good work and may i wish you many more miles of BXing.

Andy

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Tim Leech
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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 » Sun Feb 19, 2012 2:13 pm

Looking good mate, the X rally is probably the one to go to asides the ICCR.
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 Dollywobbler » Sun Feb 19, 2012 7:18 pm

That is so like my first BX. Love it.

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My Cars: 1958 ROVER P4 90 UWP 84
1963 VW BEETLE 1200 KGJ413A
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
x 70

Post by Tim Leech » Sun Feb 19, 2012 9:24 pm

Did you get the tax situation sorted with vendor?
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 Jon Sanderson » Sun Feb 19, 2012 9:36 pm

Not yet I'm afraid, I'm in the process of trying to contact him. Hoping it's just another oversight :?
1991 Citroen BX 19TGD
1989 Volvo 740
1987 Citroen 2cv6 Special
1990 Peugeot 205 Roland Garros

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Post by Jon Sanderson » Sun Feb 19, 2012 9:38 pm

By the way Tim, hope you noticed the pin stripes! :D
1991 Citroen BX 19TGD
1989 Volvo 740
1987 Citroen 2cv6 Special
1990 Peugeot 205 Roland Garros

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1963 VW BEETLE 1200 KGJ413A
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
x 70

Post by Tim Leech » Sun Feb 19, 2012 9:39 pm

Jon Sanderson wrote:Not yet I'm afraid, I'm in the process of trying to contact him. Hoping it's just another oversight :?
Hmm :roll: strange that ey. I think its whats called a selective memory!
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 saintjamesy89 » Sun Feb 19, 2012 10:10 pm

There's something so beautiful and simple about a TG spec BX in that silver, really nice looking car, if it was a 14 i'd be very jealous :D
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Post by MULLEY » Sun Feb 19, 2012 11:07 pm

Nice looking car, & with rare green tinted rear lights 8)
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Post by Paul296 » Mon Feb 20, 2012 1:04 am

Lovely looking car! Welcome to BX ownership - you won't regret it, though your credit card might be more circumspect I imagine! Having said that as a died in the wool 'Citroeniste' I'm sure you know that already?

'Gris nacre metallise'/grey/tweed interior on TGs does look nice. There are one or two other fans of that particular combination about these parts - me included.

That 'D' lurking in the background looks very NICE! Do you have any pics of that?

^^ ^^

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Post by Jon Sanderson » Tue Feb 21, 2012 8:05 pm

MULLEY wrote:Nice looking car, & with rare green tinted rear lights 8)
Thanks Mulley - I'm showing my naivety here but I didn't realise that there were different coloured tints on the rear lights? Would the others have been grey?
1991 Citroen BX 19TGD
1989 Volvo 740
1987 Citroen 2cv6 Special
1990 Peugeot 205 Roland Garros

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1963 VW BEETLE 1200 KGJ413A
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
x 70

Post by Tim Leech » Tue Feb 21, 2012 8:17 pm

Jon Sanderson wrote:
MULLEY wrote:Nice looking car, & with rare green tinted rear lights 8)
Thanks Mulley - I'm showing my naivety here but I didn't realise that there were different coloured tints on the rear lights? Would the others have been grey?
They do a pinky red, green, a light smoked(which looks a little bit blue) and a dark smoked.
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 Jon Sanderson » Tue Feb 21, 2012 8:22 pm

Paul296 wrote:
That 'D' lurking in the background looks very NICE! Do you have any pics of that?

^^ ^^
Hi Paul, well it would be rude not to share a few pictures of the D!

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a 1973 DS23 Pallas in 'beige tholonet' with mustard cloth seats and rare front fogs, LHD with semi-auto box. Like driving a space ship - utterly brilliant. I've owned this for almost 5 years now, but alas she's for sale - I just don't drive her enough to justify the maintenance costs (I almost had to re-mortgage the house when the gearbox packed up!). The BX is kind of a DS replacement - and after the DS (these might be famous last words) the BX is going to seem very cheap to run!

I also have a low-mileage 2CV and a very low mileage 205....

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(I know you didn't ask for photos of those but I got carried away!)
1991 Citroen BX 19TGD
1989 Volvo 740
1987 Citroen 2cv6 Special
1990 Peugeot 205 Roland Garros

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Post by Dollywobbler » Tue Feb 21, 2012 8:23 pm

Cor, not seen KYE for many years! 205 looks lovely too. They will be a definite classic of the future.