Heavy heart time - BX TZD turbo estate for sale

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Heavy heart time - BX TZD turbo estate for sale

Post by Wooscary » Wed Mar 13, 2013 12:35 pm

Well, as above, with a heavy heart it's going to have to go.

Changes at work mean that one car is hardly an option, let alone two.

Obviously the usual offering it here first, then on to Ebay.

As some of you know the car, this might be repetitive, but here goes.

1993 L Citroen BX TZD turbo estate, red. 305752 miles. MOT 21 Oct 2013, Tax 31 May 2013. Car is located in central
Manchester, close to rail and motorway networks. I'd like £500 for it, but understand the mileage will put people off a bit?


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I've owned it for the last 3 years, before that it was owned by Geoff (who is a sometime user of this forum too).
Geoff had a lot of work done on it, including a replacement engine. The engine milage is
more like 200000 from my reckoning. It starts, drives and stops like you'd expect. It's transported me all over the place from Scotland to Berlin, Spain, France etc etc.

It had two problems at last MOT - emissions, a good blast around a clean out, no problem (and seemingly now a lot less smoky),
and rear half of exhaust had reached end of useful life, replaced. It always gets a mention from anyone who works on it how clean
it is underneath. It has had regular oil and filter changes.

Good bits:

General condition is really good, no massive rusty patches or dents. Interior
is clean and tidy.

Lots of bits and bobs done on it recently -

Starter motor

Tyres (less than 500 miles on the fronts)

'Stat and 'stat housing

About half the exhaust

Wheel bearing, ball joint, pads, calipers

Windscreens front and rear (and no rust found underneath)

LHM change

Hydraulic pipes replaced

New battery

All four electric windows work (passenger front in a little slow sometimes)

Central locking works

4 Speedlines plus decent spare

Timing belt, water pump and tensioner done at 275532 miles

Kenwood CD player. I've also replaced the speakers all round (not saying they'll reproduce
bass incredibly well, but better than what was in there).

Two sets of keys.

Piles of invoices for the last ten years, nice and easy to see when things were done.

Worse bits:

Cosmetically not perfect, various small scratches, some thin bits of paint and delamination on
boot lid and small patch on roof.

Slight oil leak from rocker gasket, although this seems to be pretty much sorted now, rarely have
to top up.

Front struts are a bit creaky, only noticed this when car is rising. I've kept them well lubed and this
keeps them quiet for a few months.

Parcel shelf brackets are cracked/missing. It still holds up, but is a bit temperamental.

Glovebox has been repaired, it works but if a spare was located it would work better.

Small hole in drivers door seal. Temp fix with silicone.

Small mark on dashboard (looks like someone has had something glued to it at some point?)

So that's it, sorry for the full dissertation, I'm sure there's more to add. Nothing to hide, come and have a look, etc etc.

See my blog for a load of photographs I've just taken.

Cheers

Martin

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Post by Dollywobbler » Wed Mar 13, 2013 12:43 pm

And there I was thinking it'd take ages for the right turbo diesel estate to come along! Any idea when the rear arm bearings were last done?

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Post by Wooscary » Wed Mar 13, 2013 12:50 pm

Without even rising from the sofa, I can tell you :).

Both were done in 2004, then for some reason the off side one was done again in 2008 (at the same time
as a new pump). All done by Geoff.

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Post by Dollywobbler » Wed Mar 13, 2013 1:00 pm

Good stuff. I have dropped you a PM...

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Post by Wooscary » Wed Mar 13, 2013 1:17 pm

Cheers. Replied to.

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Re: Heavy heart time - BX TZD turbo estate for sale

Post by Tim Leech » Wed Mar 13, 2013 1:20 pm

She wears those miles well, Geoff Rothan knowsn his way around cars, I spoke to him on the challenge and he confirmed that the engine from a much lower mileage vehicle was fitted so imagine its done about half that (he regretted selling it tbh)

Not a fan of those primer grey alloys but worth £500 all day long.
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1991 BX 19TZI Auto A/C
1994 Xantia 1.8i SX
1972 Morris Marina 1.8 SDL
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Post by Dollywobbler » Wed Mar 13, 2013 2:15 pm

SOLD! To me. :mrgreen:

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Post by Paul296 » Wed Mar 13, 2013 2:18 pm

Dollywobbler wrote:SOLD! To me. :mrgreen:
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Post by Dollywobbler » Wed Mar 13, 2013 2:27 pm

I hope I can sell my BX as quickly...

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Post by Wooscary » Wed Mar 13, 2013 2:34 pm

That's got to be a record! :D

Cheers.

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Re: Heavy heart time - BX TZD turbo estate for sale

Post by Tim Leech » Wed Mar 13, 2013 2:58 pm

Well done Ian!
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
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Post by Mickey taker » Wed Mar 13, 2013 3:01 pm

I imagine, knowing Ian a set of speedlines may be up for sake soon
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Post by Mothman » Wed Mar 13, 2013 3:10 pm

Well done to both of you for a super smooth and quick transaction and keep the speedlines Ian, they look good on the motor.

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Post by Dollywobbler » Wed Mar 13, 2013 3:16 pm

I am already fretting about wheels. I really don't like alloys! If George still has his TZD wheel trims, I may have found the solution.

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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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Re: Heavy heart time - BX TZD turbo estate for sale

Post by Tim Leech » Wed Mar 13, 2013 3:18 pm

He does Ian.
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