The Aubergine

Tell us about life with your BX, or indeed life in general!
Dollywobbler
Over 2k
Posts: 3940
Joined: Sun Dec 04, 2005 2:25 pm
Location: Wales

Re: The Aubergine

Post by Dollywobbler »

Which fuel pump have you got? I'm struggling to get less than 54mpg out of my TXD Turbo which I find astonishing. I'm wondering if the Lucas is better for mpg than the Bosch.

User avatar
TizzyD
BXpert
BXpert
Posts: 527
Joined: Fri Jun 01, 2012 10:36 pm
Location: Bedfordshire
x 10

Re: The Aubergine

Post by TizzyD »

Not sure which pump it's got to be honest, I was getting low 50s on long runs like going up to Fleetwood and the trip to France last summer

I'm not sure if it's really making a difference or if I'm imagining it but she seem less sooty

Image
'02 Clio Dynamique 1.2 16v - 92K - Sold
'09 Yamaha YBR 125 - 1100 miles
'93 Bx 17 TZD Turbo - 240K - The Aubergine

Image

Dollywobbler
Over 2k
Posts: 3940
Joined: Sun Dec 04, 2005 2:25 pm
Location: Wales

Re: The Aubergine

Post by Dollywobbler »

I'm tempting to put a treatment through my TXD. It certainly can be very sooty! Mind you, handy for dealing with tailgaters...

mds141
Over 2k
Posts: 5274
Joined: Sat Jul 31, 2010 1:26 am
Location: Lancaster
x 6

Re: The Aubergine

Post by mds141 »

Millers eco max Ian. Works a treat in the XM.
Mark Smith

Is it just me or is everything shit?

1989 BX GTi 16 valve. Blanc Alpine. Completed the Citroen Classic Challenge Ecosse and 1337 miles without a hitch.
2000 XM VSX 2.1 td Auto. Rouge Magenta.
TGD saloon many years ago.

1990 Swift 'Corniche' 12/2 aka BXClub HQ.
Honda Firestorm. Gone, but not forgotten.
2015 Triumph Tiger Explorer XC.

User avatar
Philip Chidlow
Over 2k
Posts: 11585
Joined: Fri Oct 07, 2005 1:08 pm
Location: Chelmsford, Essex
x 19

Re: The Aubergine

Post by Philip Chidlow »

Millers Ecomax diesel FTW ;) Pug 806 laps it up. There is a definite albeit not incredible, improvement on power and mpg. Less smoke too.
• 1992 Citroen BX TZD Turbo Hurricane
• 2006 Xsara Picasso 1.6 16v

User avatar
MULLEY
Over 2k
Posts: 8406
Joined: Thu Jun 22, 2006 11:10 pm
Location: Derbyshire
x 8

Re: The Aubergine

Post by MULLEY »

If you want extra smoke, just pour 1 litre of used engine oil into your fuel tank, it works a treat :)
2002 C5 2.0 HDI Estate - Jasmine - Now SORN
2011 Mini Cooper D Clubman - SOLD
2016 Mercedes A180D Sport - Auto refinement
1992 TZD Turbo - Bluebell - My daily
1991 Gti 16V - Blaze - crash damaged, will get repaired.
1990 Gti 8Valve SOLD - looks like it's been scrapped
2002 Mini Cooper S - SOLD - i miss this car
1992 TXD - Scrapped in March 2014
1988 CX 25 GTI Turbo2 - SORN
1996 - AX Memphis 1.5D - Dream - SORN

I'm not just a username, i'm also called Matthew.

User avatar
TizzyD
BXpert
BXpert
Posts: 527
Joined: Fri Jun 01, 2012 10:36 pm
Location: Bedfordshire
x 10

Re: The Aubergine

Post by TizzyD »

As I've said else where, my speedlines are in for refurb at the moment and the company has posted a picture of one of them on their twitter

Image

Looking pretty good so far, I'm really pleased with it, just waiting to have the lip diamond cut :D :D :D
'02 Clio Dynamique 1.2 16v - 92K - Sold
'09 Yamaha YBR 125 - 1100 miles
'93 Bx 17 TZD Turbo - 240K - The Aubergine

Image

User avatar
vulgalour
BXpert
BXpert
Posts: 520
Joined: Mon Feb 04, 2013 11:30 am
Location: Kent
My Cars: 1980 Austin Princess 1.7 HL
1987 Citroen BX 17RD
x 94

Re: The Aubergine

Post by vulgalour »

Those are going to look the business on the Aubergine, they really are.

User avatar
Paul296
Over 2k
Posts: 3483
Joined: Wed Nov 03, 2010 10:39 pm
Location: Newark Nottinghamshire
My Cars: Citroen BX 17 TZD Hurricane
Citroen BX 17 TGD

Re: The Aubergine

Post by Paul296 »

'LIKE' 8)

User avatar
saintjamesy89
1K Away
1K Away
Posts: 1865
Joined: Tue May 04, 2010 8:01 pm
Location: Cider country
My Cars: 1985 Citroen BX19 GT
1988 Volvo 740 2.0 GL Hearse
Kia Venga 1.4 CRDI
x 27

Re: The Aubergine

Post by saintjamesy89 »

Paul296 wrote:'LIKE' 8)
Very much :D
I'm not a Saint, or a James, but a Tom Saint-James!

Mes voitures:
1985 Citroen BX19 GT
1988 Volvo 740 2.0 GL Hearse
2002 NIssan Micra 1.0 S CVT
2012 Kia Venga 1.4 CRDI

User avatar
TizzyD
BXpert
BXpert
Posts: 527
Joined: Fri Jun 01, 2012 10:36 pm
Location: Bedfordshire
x 10

Re: The Aubergine

Post by TizzyD »

Cheers for the comments and heres the finished article

Image

Can't wait to pick them up in the morning :D :D :D :D
'02 Clio Dynamique 1.2 16v - 92K - Sold
'09 Yamaha YBR 125 - 1100 miles
'93 Bx 17 TZD Turbo - 240K - The Aubergine

Image

mds141
Over 2k
Posts: 5274
Joined: Sat Jul 31, 2010 1:26 am
Location: Lancaster
x 6

Re: The Aubergine

Post by mds141 »

Just don't kerb them!!
Mark Smith

Is it just me or is everything shit?

1989 BX GTi 16 valve. Blanc Alpine. Completed the Citroen Classic Challenge Ecosse and 1337 miles without a hitch.
2000 XM VSX 2.1 td Auto. Rouge Magenta.
TGD saloon many years ago.

1990 Swift 'Corniche' 12/2 aka BXClub HQ.
Honda Firestorm. Gone, but not forgotten.
2015 Triumph Tiger Explorer XC.

User avatar
mat_fenwick
Moderator
Posts: 7293
Joined: Tue Sep 20, 2005 4:08 pm
Location: North Wales
x 15

Re: The Aubergine

Post by mat_fenwick »

Seems almost a shame to put them on the car! Does that match the original finish, or is it more metallic?
Image

1993 1.9 TZD Turbo Estate
1996 3.9 V8 Discovery
1993 VW LT35 campervan
1985 Hyundai Stellar V8
2016 Hyundai iLoad

User avatar
Paul296
Over 2k
Posts: 3483
Joined: Wed Nov 03, 2010 10:39 pm
Location: Newark Nottinghamshire
My Cars: Citroen BX 17 TZD Hurricane
Citroen BX 17 TGD

Re: The Aubergine

Post by Paul296 »

They really are lovely Andrew. If they were mine I'd be tempted to put steelies and trims on for 'everyday' and keep those for 'parade dress'! If I kerbed those babies I'd be wanting Valium! :D

User avatar
Caffiend
Reluctant BXpert
Posts: 1222
Joined: Tue Jul 19, 2011 1:39 pm
Location: Hertfordshire

Re: The Aubergine

Post by Caffiend »

Those are bloody gorgeous - where did you get 'em done, I shall be looking at having mine refurbed later in the year when funds allow.
Diagonally parked in a parallel universe
1991 TZD hatch (Triton Green)
1992 Hurricane