Saving the BX 16v

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Saving the BX 16v

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I have decided to keep and save the BX, i'm rather liking the car again now i'm not looking at it under a sheet and its been cleared out.

The LHM fluid leak turned out to be the accumulator sphere seal, well thats what it looks like, it wasn't very tight and once tightened the leak went from a gush to a drip, so i'll be at euro parts or GSF when they open to purchase a new one (although a seal would do it).

Then i'll be doing the cambelt and water pump, then replace buggered tyres and sort exhaust blow on middle section.

Then its off for an mot, i don't expect it to pass but i don't think it will be terrible.

speaking with rich about whats needed in preventative shell rot that will be the next job once its on the road.

My spare t5r is due to come off the road by end of november, so if i can get it all done before then i'll be very happy.

May try and get along to a french car meet of some sort.

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Re: Saving the BX 16v

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Well done, its a rare beast and a very good shell so im glad.
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Re: Saving the BX 16v

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Nice one! 16v not many left now, def worth the work just for the fun factor. Got pics?
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It's the one for sale on eBay, its my car but I've decided to keep it now. I'm quite local to kitch, so ill be asking him lots of questions.

Pics on the someone save his bx thread in spotting.

I took the accumulator sphere off and the end of the thread is dented like its been dropped, the seal was very very shot and one of the accumulator bolts was missing.

A a guess someone has changed the accumulator, dropped sphere and lost a bolt in process and reused old seal.

Nice new one will be going on in the morning.

Thanks for the encouragement

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Aah cool, don't trust Kitch though he knows EFF all about valvers :D :wink:

Only kidding, yours might be platinum Silver? Not sure, same colour as mine if it is.

Keep us posted on progress.
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Yeah rich is a good guy, might be platinum silver?

Just got the acc sphere for £17.50 plus, seems a good price, will fit today fingers crossed

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Dalhousie2008 wrote:Yeah rich is a good guy, might be platinum silver?

Just got the acc sphere for £17.50 plus, seems a good price, will fit today fingers crossed

Or chafed! :lol:
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Re: Saving the BX 16v

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Arise mighty citroen!!

Popped the sphere on today and topped up the fluid and it works a treat with no other leaks i can see.

Engine sounds very sweet, just try and get cambelt and water pump done this week if i get time, and exhaust then just find a cambelt cover and its off an mot.

I had a look around underneath and it doesn't look to bad bearings bushes etc. :lol:

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There was I averting my eyes from a possible. Now miffed as it was possibly a probable, or was it? All good news anyway.
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Oh well, i was going to give you a bell about your car, but heyho :( Perhaps when its back on the road & you want to sell you'll get back in touch :)
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Re: Saving the BX 16v

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yeah if i hadn't been looking at it too long with the cover off i'd probably sold it, but it will make a nice change to drive something other than a volvo and its a talking point (i do drive rare volvos).

hopefully if there is a meet or show or something you can have a look at it, if your there that is.

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Always good to see a car in the flesh thats been saved rather than broken up :)
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
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1992 TXD - Scrapped in March 2014
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1996 - AX Memphis 1.5D - Dream - SORN

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Re: Saving the BX 16v

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Need to find a Cambelt cover before I do Cambelt #-o so if anybody knows of one available, I've already shook rich down but he doesn't have any spare ones.

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Re: Saving the BX 16v

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Replaced 2 broken exhaust rubbers and a clamp, the exhaust is now fixed, I have noticed from the underneath the car is solid. However the fuel lines need replacing urgently a job for tomorrow, ill replace with rubber, I've done a couple of volvos this year so it actually looks a lot easier.

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Re: Saving the BX 16v

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It's good to hear of progress on your 16v , fantastic cars these and in silver very nice.

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