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Dear All.
Firstly, please accept my sincerest apoplogies for not bieng " on-line " as much as I should have been over the last couple of months of last year :oops:
As most of you may already be aware that I had to get the cylinder head " skimmed " on my daughters 1.6 Saxo. The car had done a " whopping " 175 miles since the head was done, when the Saxo broke down with " no drive " at all. I checked the transmission fluid to see if the fluid level droppped, when she was started, this was not the case, which meant that the " pump splines " had been " stripped ". This was the case when I removed the " pump rod " with the splines on. I had to drop both the engine and the auto box out through the bottom of the engine bay with my engine crane, as the gearbox was to heavy for me to lift out on my own.
After the engine and the replacement automatic gearbox were refitted, the Saxo was " hunting " when she had got warmed up, I renewed the coolant temperature sensor for the E.C.U. This rectified this fault. Also, the car was idling fine, until you put it into drive, then it would " stall ". I renewed the MAP sensor, This has cured that fault completly and the car is now starting with the correct amount of " fast-idle ". And the Saxo is now running and driving like new, as it should do :D
This has put me back quite a while with all my other work, I need to get a new repair kit for the rear height corrector on the BX and also get it ready for its M.O.T soon.
Anyway, please accept my apoplogies to everyone :wink:
All the best
Vince.
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Hi Vince. Sounds like a fair dose of trauma! Glad you're still with us.

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Welcome Back Vince, theres not enough of us "polishers" on here so im glad your back online!
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Hi Vince! You have definitely been missed. Welcome back! 8)

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Hi Vince,

jolly good to hear from you again bud, its been a long time no speak. I hope both you and your family are well. Mum has been in hospital twice since October, but out and okish for now.
Look forward to hearing a lot more from you in the future.

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Dear Ian.
Firstly, thank-you so very much, :wink: yes these things are sent to try us ( and, try us they do :roll: The good thing the " said Saxo " hasn,t been an ounce of trouble at all, now for a whole 6 weeks. :D
I hope everything is going well for you aswell Ian :)
All the best.
Vince.
Passion Hydropneumatic Citroen,s

Cars;- 1993 White Citroen BX 1.6 TXi petrol
saloon auto with air-con & ABS.
47,594 Miles from new.
Owned for 3 years sorned.
1988 Silver SAAB 900i 2.0 8v F/lift,
saloon 5sp with 3 spoke Ronals,
69,000 Miles from new.
Owned for 15 years T & T.

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Good to know you're well Vince, although sounds like you have been very busy. Good luck with sorting the BX for its MOT now your daughter's car is running OK.
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Dear Mat.
Thank-you, very much aswell Mat :wink: You are a very clever chap, and most very kind indeed Mat
All the best =D>
Vince.
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Cars;- 1993 White Citroen BX 1.6 TXi petrol
saloon auto with air-con & ABS.
47,594 Miles from new.
Owned for 3 years sorned.
1988 Silver SAAB 900i 2.0 8v F/lift,
saloon 5sp with 3 spoke Ronals,
69,000 Miles from new.
Owned for 15 years T & T.

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Dear Tim.
Firstly, thank-you so much too Tim, it is most kind :wink:
Secondly, this is the first year that I have sorned my " show-car ". So she is still nicely tucked away for the winter :!:
Thirdly, so I am a little behind with my " polishing ", if you know what I mean Tim :oops: The nice chap that did all the paintwork on the BX last year, he recommended that I change my wax polish to Poorboys Naty blue. I have only managed to do the BX only the once before it went into the garage for winter. So I really need to have a lot more times to polish her before I make my mind up completely enough to recommended to enyone else as yet Tim :)
Lastly, what is all this project bx/xantia about then Tim :?: if you don,t mind me asking 8)
All the best :wink:
Vince.
Passion Hydropneumatic Citroen,s

Cars;- 1993 White Citroen BX 1.6 TXi petrol
saloon auto with air-con & ABS.
47,594 Miles from new.
Owned for 3 years sorned.
1988 Silver SAAB 900i 2.0 8v F/lift,
saloon 5sp with 3 spoke Ronals,
69,000 Miles from new.
Owned for 15 years T & T.

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Hi Vince

Good to hear from you, you must be THE most politist poster! Be good to see the 16TXI in her glory, regarding polish I always find autoglym to be good, and well priced.

The BX TCT project is very much in its infancy, so not much to report yet.
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Welcome back Vince. =D>
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Dear Paul.
Firstly, thank-you very kindly Paul =D> I trust your two beautifull BX.s are still looking a million dollars Paul and behaving themselves impecably too :mrgreen: [-o< :D
All the best.
Vince.
Passion Hydropneumatic Citroen,s

Cars;- 1993 White Citroen BX 1.6 TXi petrol
saloon auto with air-con & ABS.
47,594 Miles from new.
Owned for 3 years sorned.
1988 Silver SAAB 900i 2.0 8v F/lift,
saloon 5sp with 3 spoke Ronals,
69,000 Miles from new.
Owned for 15 years T & T.

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Dear Andy.
Thanks ever so much Andy :wink: yes, very sorry long time no speaky :oops:
I am very sorry to hear about Mum Andy :( having to go into hospital, I hope it isn,t serious [-o< I am really glad that she is back at home again now, and long may it stay that way too Andy [-o< :)
Shari an I fine thanks Andy, but we are both worried about Nat as she has just been diagnosed with the early symptoms of cancer. I think we will just have to wait to see how these things pan out Andy. :?
Congratulations aswell on your new additions to your fleet Andy =D>
Anyway, take care my friend :wink:
Vince.
Passion Hydropneumatic Citroen,s

Cars;- 1993 White Citroen BX 1.6 TXi petrol
saloon auto with air-con & ABS.
47,594 Miles from new.
Owned for 3 years sorned.
1988 Silver SAAB 900i 2.0 8v F/lift,
saloon 5sp with 3 spoke Ronals,
69,000 Miles from new.
Owned for 15 years T & T.

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Great to have you back on here Vince, hope the Saxo behaves itself now! My BX is going beautifully at the moment although I have had one or two issues over the past months which I hope my new battery will help with. I haven't been able to tackle the rust on her yet but am hoping to be able to afford to get it sorted in the spring/summer. When I think of how fabulous yours looked after getting the paintwork done it gives me hope, although I will need a lottery win first!!!

Best wishes,

Jane
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