````good home wanted BX19 diesel

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````good home wanted BX19 diesel

Post by GideonB » Fri Mar 01, 2013 10:48 am

The below car failed the mot an rear suspension welding ( which i've had done two months ago) a leaking load corrector and one of the rear spheres.
My intention was to get it mot'd this summer and drive it around France for a couple of weeks. ( bit of a nostalgic trip as something i did 20 years ago with another BX and trailer tent). Unfortunately i'm unable to commit any more time to the project and " her indoors" says it has to go.
The hard bit has been sorted, this is a clean motor which a good engine. It would be a shame to scrap it , but if nobody's intrested it will have to go to the scrapyard in a week or so. £175 is a reasonable price given the cost of the welding.
I'm in Mold (North Wales) about 12 miles from Chester.

If anyone is interested i suggest getting in touch on 07595 880959 as i'm working 15 hour days at the mo and can't guarantee getting on the computer.

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The youtube video was taken before the welding was done.

Cheer Steve

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Re: ````good home wanted BX19 diesel

Post by djoptix » Fri Mar 01, 2013 10:57 am

Sounds very reasonable to me, surely this will find a home. Way too good to scrap!
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Re: ````good home wanted BX19 diesel

Post by mat_fenwick » Fri Mar 01, 2013 1:16 pm

Currently in 'domestic discussions' about this before I contact the seller, as it's only about 60 miles from me. Don't let this put anyone off though, as it would be easier for me if I didn't have it - more of a last resort if it would otherwise be scrapped.
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Re: ````good home wanted BX19 diesel

Post by mat_fenwick » Tue Mar 12, 2013 9:19 pm

Well, I'm hoping to go and have a look at it tomorrow...I seem to have got a (slightly reluctant) green light so long as it doesn't stay here too long!
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Re: ````good home wanted BX19 diesel

Post by Dollywobbler » Wed Mar 13, 2013 8:58 am

Drop a TD engine in it and then sell it to someone slightly south of you. Sorted! ;)

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Re: ````good home wanted BX19 diesel

Post by mat_fenwick » Wed Mar 13, 2013 11:47 am

The thought had indeed crossed my mind, but would need things like the gearbox, radiator, exhaust, bonnet lining, plumbing etc. Now if only there was a donor vehicle...
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Re: ````good home wanted BX19 diesel

Post by MULLEY » Wed Mar 13, 2013 7:05 pm

Nothing wrong with a n/a diesel, they are rather unappreciated in my view, & are much better round town than the laggy turbo.
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Re: ````good home wanted BX19 diesel

Post by Dollywobbler » Wed Mar 13, 2013 7:44 pm

I was always a very vocal supporter of the NA diesel, and still am. In certain conditions, the NA is supreme. I don't encounter many conditions like that anymore...

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Re: ````good home wanted BX19 diesel

Post by Kitch » Wed Mar 13, 2013 7:51 pm

MULLEY wrote:Nothing wrong with a n/a diesel, they are rather unappreciated in my view, & are much better round town than the laggy turbo.
I'd go with that. N/a is quick enough, no lag, more simple. Mine likes to rev too!!

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Re: ````good home wanted BX19 diesel

Post by MULLEY » Wed Mar 13, 2013 9:58 pm

Mine's quite happy to rev to the redline, its the only way to overtake anything without having to make a prayer beforehand, haha. In all honesty i don't think they are all that slow & aren't bad when you consider its only got 71bhp (assuming none has been lost, i must pop down for the next rr day) & mine's 20 years old. If you're in the wrong gear, then its v-slow as there is no torque.
2002 C5 2.0 HDI Estate - Remapped - It goes better
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Re: ````good home wanted BX19 diesel

Post by mat_fenwick » Wed Mar 13, 2013 10:35 pm

I went to see it early this evening - in a nutshell the shell is sound with no rot in the usual spots. Front wheel arches, A pillars, exhaust hanger and rear crossmember all solid although towbar incredibly crusty. Slight bit of rust in the seam under the washer bottles, but it passed the prod test! Tidy interior for the mileage.

Downsides are one perished tyre, headlamp glass fallen off, heater blower not working, two out of three of three heater knobs split where they go onto the shafts, broken off driver's door mirror, charging warning lamp not working, missing wheel trim. There were a few other failures on the MOT sheet, but all in Welsh so I don't know what they are :oops: It had an advisory on the handbrake, but it didn't feel disastrous when pulling it on. Oh, and it needs a front wiper blade desperately :lol:

The green light at home seems to have been revised downwards to an amber, although that may be because things aren't going too well for her at the moment. I'll have to raise the subject when she's in a better mood, as I could potentially collect it at the weekend.
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Re: ````good home wanted BX19 diesel

Post by Dollywobbler » Wed Mar 13, 2013 10:37 pm

I may have a pal interested in this, but he's not a BXer (yet!) so would need guiding through some of the pitfalls.

EDIT - he's just played the 'too many cars' card, so perhaps not!

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Re: ````good home wanted BX19 diesel

Post by Tim Leech » Wed Mar 13, 2013 10:52 pm

Too many cars eh! Hmm I know how that feels
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Re: ````good home wanted BX19 diesel

Post by Vanny » Thu Mar 14, 2013 7:12 pm

Tim Leech wrote:Too many cars eh! Hmm I know how that feels
I'm not convinced you do! Will you ever stop adding to the fleet?

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Re: ````good home wanted BX19 diesel

Post by Mothman » Thu Mar 14, 2013 9:06 pm

I have plenty of spare heater knobs, even some NOS jobbies and ime sure i can sort a door mirror too bud.
I have a spare wheel trim too but its not in too good nick.

Andy