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Hello to everybody! I have been advised to join this forum via Autoshite as you are a friendly and informative crowd on all things BX.

Brian is the name, a man of Kent, mid 60's, retired, divorced, so i can have as many cars as i like without any worries. Self employed for 40 years involving cars,vans or lorries,usually driving them.

Anyway,the Citroens in my life. I have had a Traction Avant, a couple of CX's, and a BX diesel. I needed an automatic car so thought i would try another BX.
I arranged with the seller of the TZi to view it on Saturday morning. Well the car was sort of described correctly, but i have viewed enough cars in my life to always expect the worst. It obviously needs a new exhaust and new nearside door mirror. The paintwork is as flat as hell though and will need a lot of hard work to restore it to some sort of shine,both corners of the front bumper need realigning and there is a scrape to the nearside of the rear bumper. It has good points though. 42000 miles, MOT, new radiator, 4 new spheres,it drives ok,changes gear well and at the moment everything electrical works. So a deal was done and i collect it Tuesday or Wednesday when i expect more will be revealed on the drive home.

Update to follow.
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Post by Tim Leech »

Well done Brian, welcom to the fourm, I own a very similar car, so I thinkyou and I are the only TZI Hatch owners on here so far.

Locating the exhaust and mirror should be easy.
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Vantman wrote:Hello to everybody! I have been advised to join this forum via Autoshite as you are a friendly and informative crowd on all things BX.
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P-ss off! :lol: only kidding , not another petrol one ! Very welcome aboard the mad house.
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Howdy sir! I look forward to reading more about this car. It was firmly on my wish list.

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Vantman wrote:............. It obviously needs a new exhaust and new nearside door mirror. ...................................

Update to follow.
Hi and welcome to BXC Brian, you've secured a nice spec. model with very mileage, so well done !

With it being a TZi the N/S mirror will be an electric one, so I don't know if its just the actual lense your needing or the whole housing/assembly ?
But I did notice some on E-Bay advertised however these may only be electrically operated (which have the one Yellow plug) yours may also be heated so will have an additional White plug (best to wait/check what's actually fitted to yours to be sure) !

Ad. #1 PLAIN-ELECTRIC
and
Ad. #2 PLAIN-ELECTRIC

I hope it may be of help for you ? Enjoy your new BX (When you get it) 8)

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Post by bx petrol auto saloon »

Dear Brian.
Well done indeed Brian :D 8) I think you have been very very
lucky indeed, they don,t come up like that with that kind of mileage on
very often :wink:
I just 4 months ago, with a lot of help from the very very kind
people on this forum :D to aquire a white ' 93 BX 1.6 TXi saloon auto
with sunroof, ABS, air-con, pram handle spoiler etc, with FCSH and
one lovely very very carefull owner with 47,000 miles from new 8) :D
They all are a lovely bunch on here, so very thoughtful and all
very helpful too, it doesn,t matter how silly the question may be
either :wink:
I look forward indeed to more info Brian 8)
All The Very Best.
Vince.
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Hello Brian (Vantman), if you take some pics, it would be great to see them (if you've used Autoshite you'll know how to post them).

A slight caution for you, I'm also Brian, so be careful not to confuse digs made about Brian ... on the other hand ... :lol:

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BX Meteor wrote: A slight caution for you, I'm also Brian, so be careful not to confuse digs made about Brian ... on the other hand ... :lol:
Electrokid is also Brian and still active. :?
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that's 3 of us now at least ... time for a name change by deed poll

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Welcome Brian (the new one :wink: ), look forward to seeing some piccies & the good & the bad bits, sounds like a nice car though 8)
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BX Meteor wrote:that's 3 of us now at least ...
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Welcome aboard Brian! Nice car btw 8)

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:rofl: but I thought they did that in the film Spartacus

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Thanks for the friendly welcome, comments and jolly banter about the obviously 'must have' name of Brian!
I am just preparing myself for the collection trip to sunny Lancing. A few tools,water,wire,cable ties etc.. And the camera,if only i could find it!

Further update tomorrow(or Thursday).

Brian

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Paul296 wrote:(pic is just up there ^^^)
Darn ninjas.

Oh, and your name's not Brian? That could get a bit confusing ...
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