My Citroen bx tzd

A place for us to show off our cars in all their glory. Please keep picture sizes to about 800x600 pixels.
James BX17 tzd
New Member
Posts: 5
Joined: Sun Apr 21, 2013 5:50 pm

Re: My Citroen bx tzd

Post by James BX17 tzd »

I've managed (after searching some past posts from the forum) to locate the fuel sender. Firstly i cleaned the top terminals then reconnected, the float seemed to move freely on tipping up/down = no luck. After further searching i then managed to prise off the unit lid, cleaned the contacts (which were reasonable clean) then noticed some of the circuit print had come off at the bottom of the circuit board (being caught in the float contacts). Also some still parting away at the bottom. Thought this may of been the problem so just re-fitted the unit until the time comes for a new one. However the gauge now moves, so it now maybe fine?? or do you think it may now be giving an incorrect reading with some of the print now missing?? Will have to wait until fri to put more diesel in to see. Also where would i find a unit to replace if need be? Thanks in advance for your help. (i know this is a tech talk but topic is within this post, so though would be ok) :D

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

Re: My Citroen bx tzd

Post by MULLEY »

I just use the trip & if the amber low fuel warning light comes on, i know i can get another 100 miles out of my TXD. Carry a spare can of fuel, just incase you run out.
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
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: My Citroen bx tzd

Post by Paul296 »

Tim Leech wrote:
Dollywobbler wrote: Looks really nice. Non-original wheeltrims, but they work I reckon.

Off a mk1 Xantia. Look nice!
But let's be honest. A set of these would really do the trick . . .



Over 2k
Posts: 2488
Joined: Sun Sep 02, 2012 9:54 pm
Location: South Lincs
My Cars: 65 Peugeot Boxer van 160k
Ven red tzd turbo 294k it will live again
Nissan Micra K13 the wife's run around
x 97

Re: My Citroen bx tzd

Post by rutter123 »

second that as above prob a cooling fan overide switch, obviously done some towing, good idea tho, i would tend to leave as is if all working ok, seems the previous owner took every precaution to never see the death lamps. of course you can always fit a temp gauge from a gti just to be trebly sure.
90 BX Tzd turbo 294k SORN undergoing major surgery
90 BX Tzd turbo estate 46k awaiting surgery
65 Peugeot Boxer Van the new workhorse
52 Toyota Rav4 180k Bulletproof Jap reliability