A 16v saved from certain destruction

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A 16v saved from certain destruction

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Well today I picked a H reg 16v up from burton on Trent, the engine had a head gasket failure and there's next to nothing compression the pistons have gone I was told, but I have some engines so shouldn't be a problem. And yes there is a but, the car needs ALOT! Of work bodywork is terrible, there's a big LHM leak from the return pipes and probably more, I will post some pics tomorrow.
1991 Citroen BX 16v - Red
1991 Citroen BX 16v - Silver
1992 Citroen BX 16v - White
1989 Peugeot 205 MI16 - Miami Blue
2002 Peugeot 406 est. HDI110 exec - Dark Blue
2006 Citroen C6 2.7HDi Exclusive - Storm Grey

Scrapped:
G650PGX 1989 ph.2 red BX 16v
G-VOT 1989 ph.1 White BX 16v

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Re: A 16v saved from certain destruction

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Double good. A temptation and a job to far. Two best left to someone who already has the bits and some understanding of what he is doing. And relax. :wink:
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Re: A 16v saved from certain destruction

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Glad you got it home ok bud, good luck with it!
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Re: A 16v saved from certain destruction

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As promised here are a few pics

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Tim might like this one
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I gave it a quick rinse with the steam cleaner
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And last but not least got these little gems
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1991 Citroen BX 16v - Red
1991 Citroen BX 16v - Silver
1992 Citroen BX 16v - White
1989 Peugeot 205 MI16 - Miami Blue
2002 Peugeot 406 est. HDI110 exec - Dark Blue
2006 Citroen C6 2.7HDi Exclusive - Storm Grey

Scrapped:
G650PGX 1989 ph.2 red BX 16v
G-VOT 1989 ph.1 White BX 16v

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Every panel that's metal has a ding and all plastics have cracks and all lacquer has faded and just one bit of rot! Apart from the the rest is mechanical
1991 Citroen BX 16v - Red
1991 Citroen BX 16v - Silver
1992 Citroen BX 16v - White
1989 Peugeot 205 MI16 - Miami Blue
2002 Peugeot 406 est. HDI110 exec - Dark Blue
2006 Citroen C6 2.7HDi Exclusive - Storm Grey

Scrapped:
G650PGX 1989 ph.2 red BX 16v
G-VOT 1989 ph.1 White BX 16v

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Re: A 16v saved from certain destruction

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How many valvers does one man need. Seriously though good luck with the work. Possibly my favourite colour too.

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Re: A 16v saved from certain destruction

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Well i never! Not the first time this car has had a last minute rescue

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This is it in 2006 having just had a headgasket job with belts and water pump. The previous owner (Cheshire based) was something of a boy racer stuck in his youth and used to jump in and cane it from cold. Eventually it blew the head gasket and we was quoted something astronomical for fixing it so was going to scrap it. Fortunately Billy/Cavmad bought it and i did the head job on it. He drove it for a little while but decided he much preferred a 1.4 and the car was sold on to Tim Favell.

I know Tim had all manner of problems with it, and i thought it had already met its maker. Obviously not.

Between its history and Tim's experience with it, I wonder if the engine has been on the slippery slope to doom for a long while.

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Re: A 16v saved from certain destruction

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Much preferred a 1.4 to a valver [-X.

Mark

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bxzx16v wrote:How many valvers does one man need. Seriously though good luck with the work. Possibly my favourite colour too.

Mark
You can never have too many valvers, but I do want a black ph2!

And it's good see some history about the car cheers vanny :)
1991 Citroen BX 16v - Red
1991 Citroen BX 16v - Silver
1992 Citroen BX 16v - White
1989 Peugeot 205 MI16 - Miami Blue
2002 Peugeot 406 est. HDI110 exec - Dark Blue
2006 Citroen C6 2.7HDi Exclusive - Storm Grey

Scrapped:
G650PGX 1989 ph.2 red BX 16v
G-VOT 1989 ph.1 White BX 16v

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Re: A 16v saved from certain destruction

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Oh its THAT one, I remember Tim having it, another Helix car, ive been looking for another one for ages and see two in the same week, belonging to the same guy!

good luck.
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Re: A 16v saved from certain destruction

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them head lith covers for sale any chance ???

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Re: A 16v saved from certain destruction

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I'm afraid they are both broken :(
1991 Citroen BX 16v - Red
1991 Citroen BX 16v - Silver
1992 Citroen BX 16v - White
1989 Peugeot 205 MI16 - Miami Blue
2002 Peugeot 406 est. HDI110 exec - Dark Blue
2006 Citroen C6 2.7HDi Exclusive - Storm Grey

Scrapped:
G650PGX 1989 ph.2 red BX 16v
G-VOT 1989 ph.1 White BX 16v