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I bought this car off Nick (in for sale section) for a massive £300.

The end intention is is to use it (and a peugeot 305 estate) for a mates euro trip next year.

I already own a Citroen zx hatch 1.9td engine giving roughly 180-200hp ( big turbo, heavily modded fuel pump, rebuilt engine etc etc etc), and a black zx 16v and just acquired a xm 2.1.

The bx so far has had

heavy internal clean
2 front spheres and accumulator (made an amazing difference!)
New long drive shaft (yet to fit)
near side drop link
engines had a slight tune but clutch is totally knackered

Other bits and pieces what I can't remember. but so far quite impressed with the bx (my first one to own/drive).

Jobs to do
change rear spheres
clutch
leak on pressure regulator (looks like the end oppo the accumulator?)
poss engine change to a 1.9



Unique bx parts i need: (expect this list to grow)!
head rest is missing from drivers seat, which has for some reason been swapped onto passenger side (whole seat)
possibly a tailgate as lock unit has been smashed from plastic support

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bx with the zx td and the 305 euro car.

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zx 16v

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bx engine bay clean

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after first interior clean

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Welcome & an interesting collection of cars :) Look forward to reading more in your blog.
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

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Although it might be tricky, check your droplinks are the same length. There is quite a bit of variation and some members have reported cars steering to one side because of differing lengths. My last pair were 7-8mm shorter than the ones they replaced.

Good luck with the car.

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Welcome along James, that's quite an interesting collection you've built up, how's the ZX16V going?

Mark (with the green 16v)

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Update!

It performed very well on trip in May to italy and back.

Now it's been treated to a xud9 engine with a 2052V turbo

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Post by Tim Leech »

Lovely. Not sure about the pink wheels though lol
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Don't worry Tim, the rest of the car is bound to follow suit..... :lol:

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Arrghh! My eyes!! lol ;)

Is that an exhaust I see poking out in front of the rear wheel?
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I like the Cornish flag too.

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love the engine mods you've been doing - be good to read more details about these.... thanks for the lucas pump and injectors you dropped off.. what happened to the old engine?!
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Adrian, hello

Old engine donated a lot of its ancillaries to the current engine, also hg was on its way (still perfectly drive able). (If anyone wants any bits and an unopened hg then shout)

The only reason I dropped a 1.9 in as you can't get mls gaskets for the xud7

Keeping power sencible 15/16 psi should do around 140hp, but with it being a vnt turbo be very responsive and help with having the hdi gearbox.

Having a few issues
Clutch slipping, need to convert to a pull type and fit a paddle clutch
Heater matrix on way
Tick time down to about 8 secs ( been like it a while) but after fitting new engine went up to about 50 secs, but now back again to 8ish

+ plenty of small niggles!

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You get plenty of niggles with a BX, just so you don't get complacent!!
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1985 BX 19GT Mk1
1985 BX 19 DTR Mk1
1991 BX 19TZI Auto A/C
1994 Xantia 1.8i SX
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1979 Rover SD1 V8-S
1980 Morris Marina 1.7 HL
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Cromptons wrote: Tick time down to about 8 secs ( been like it a while) but after fitting new engine went up to about 50 secs, but now back again to 8ish
If you mean hydraulic system tick time, most likely, the accumulator sphere needs changing. Maybe the others, if you don't know when they were done?, although they affect the ride quality more.