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Barrett
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Hello everyone. I recently bought a BX. This one, in fact:
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Which I'm sure you all recognise. It's ruddy ace! Not sure how I've survived this long without a BX, but there you are. I'm officially converted now. At least I was before it went to get some new discs and pads and has been stuck in the local garage for three days while they tried (and failed) to fit the incorrect bits several times... but that's another story. It's all pointy and modern! And a bit leaky. Great stuff.

Just look at it! Phwoar
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Anyway, it's mainly quite tidy (working glovebox and all) but the bonnet has serious lacquer peal and the front bumper has been badly sprayed to match, which is now coming off in big chunks. If anyone could point be in the direction of a bonnet and bumper in the correct shade I'd be most grateful. Cheers!
1992 BX 19 TXD
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1965 Peugeot 404 Cabriolet
1966 Triumph Herald 1300
1968 Bond Equipe GT4S 1300
1981 Austin Allegro

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Hi, and welcome. Can't help with the parts I'm afraid, but thought I'd say hi.

Interesting collection of cars by the way.
Mike Sims
BX 19RD Estate Mk1 - Timex!
BX 4X4 Estate - Oh god, I've done it again!
BX 17RD MK1 - it called to me!
BX14 TGE, - SOLD
XM Turbo SD,GS Club Estate,Visa 17D Leader,HY Pickup,Dyane Nomad,Dyane 6,2CV AZL,Falcon S,Trabant P50,3x Land Rovers (88" series 1,109" series 2a FFR,series 2a Marshall ambulance),DKW F7, Lambretta LD150 x 1.5,Mobylette SP93,Ural Cossack,Ural M63,CZ 250 Sport,Honda Varadero 125,lots of bicycles & tricycles including (but not only) Sunbeams,Higgins & Bates!

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Welcome! If you speak to Rutter he is breaking a silver BX currently, that BX is well known on this forum previously owned by Ian Seabrook aka Dollywobbler.

Nice to see another BL fan on board
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Indeed, the poor maligned Bond Equipe. Sorry cannot get exited about Allegros, they just are not as nice as the 1100 series to me. But a BX adds to your status as a supporter of underdog motoring.
Miguel - 16 TRS Auto S, light blue, 43k miles - £450
Pluto - 14 E S, White, 105k Miles - in work
Egbert - 19 16v Gti, White, A/C & Leather, - Keeper
Walt - 17 TZD Turbo S, graphite, 70k miles, good op extras - Keeper
Scraper- 17 TZD Turbo E, blue, 208k miles - parts
Homer - 19 TXD E, Red, 189k miles - £250
Gary - 17 TZD Turbo E, 118k miles - in work

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404 cabriolet. Mmmmm, nice!
1990 BX TZD Estate ('the grey one', 1991 BX TZD Estate ('the white one'), 1982 2CV6 Charleston (in bits), 1972 AZU Serie B (2CV van), 1974 HY72 Camper, 1990 Land Rover 110 diesel LWB, 1957 Mobylette AV76, 1992 Ducati 400SS, 1966 VW Beetle, 1990 Mazda MX-5, 1996 Peugeot 106D, 1974 JCB 2D MkII, 1997 BMW R1100RS, 1987 Suzuki GSX-R1100, 1978 Honda CX500A, 1965 Motobecane Cady, 1988 Honda Bros/Africa Twin, 1963 Massey Ferguson 825, and a lot of bicycles!

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Welcome to the club bud. You will find a lot of help here.

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Welcome aboard. ^^bx>
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Is it just me or is everything shit?

1989 BX GTi 16 valve. Blanc Alpine. Completed the Citroen Classic Challenge Ecosse and 1337 miles without a hitch.
2000 XM VSX 2.1 td Auto. Rouge Magenta.
TGD saloon many years ago.

1990 Swift 'Corniche' 12/2 aka BXClub HQ.
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Welcome :D

Looking at the other cars in your excellent collection I can see why you describe your BX as 'modern' !
1992 BX19 TGD estate 228K Rusty - SORNed
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I always thought having a car that was younger than me was a bit of a cop-out, but the BX is a good compromise between interesting technology, rarity, good looks (though a late facelift car is hardly the best example of this) and usability, reliability and convenience. Now I've said that I'm sure it will break in a fairly dramatic way next time I get in. Although it does still feel a little like cheating to drive this to work, I have been thinking about BXs for a while now, and this just happened to pop up for sale when I'd decided I would make the effort to go out and get one. As I know the last four or five owners I figured it was probably a good'un (or they were all involved in a conspiracy of silence in a bid to foist it on some unsuspecting idiot)
I have had the brakes sorted after a fair old kerfuffle, which cost two thirds what I paid for the car... Really want I want is a decent Ami 6 to smoke about it, so if anyone wants to buy a Bond and a Herald let me know... Otherwise all my time and money is being directed at this heap, which will be a really nice car one day...

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PS - what oil does my BX drink? I have only ever had to buy straight 30 or 40 in the past and am a bit lost with these modern synthetic things...
1992 BX 19 TXD
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1965 Peugeot 404 Cabriolet
1966 Triumph Herald 1300
1968 Bond Equipe GT4S 1300
1981 Austin Allegro

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I just run mine on the 15/40 or 15/50 mineral or semi synthetic oil for high mileage engines, seems to like it OK.

As for Ami 6's do you want a saloon or estate - the saloon has the full on looks, but the estate is quite a practical car and there seem to be loads in France from about 400 Euro upwards depending on what you want to spend - good ones are a couple of grand, with the saloons much more expensive.
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BX 19RD Estate Mk1 - Timex!
BX 4X4 Estate - Oh god, I've done it again!
BX 17RD MK1 - it called to me!
BX14 TGE, - SOLD
XM Turbo SD,GS Club Estate,Visa 17D Leader,HY Pickup,Dyane Nomad,Dyane 6,2CV AZL,Falcon S,Trabant P50,3x Land Rovers (88" series 1,109" series 2a FFR,series 2a Marshall ambulance),DKW F7, Lambretta LD150 x 1.5,Mobylette SP93,Ural Cossack,Ural M63,CZ 250 Sport,Honda Varadero 125,lots of bicycles & tricycles including (but not only) Sunbeams,Higgins & Bates!

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Hmm, looks like Finmere Trojan Owners Club day. If so we were all up mucking about with the Hot Air Balloon or having lunch as I do not recall seeing the car there.
Miguel - 16 TRS Auto S, light blue, 43k miles - £450
Pluto - 14 E S, White, 105k Miles - in work
Egbert - 19 16v Gti, White, A/C & Leather, - Keeper
Walt - 17 TZD Turbo S, graphite, 70k miles, good op extras - Keeper
Scraper- 17 TZD Turbo E, blue, 208k miles - parts
Homer - 19 TXD E, Red, 189k miles - £250
Gary - 17 TZD Turbo E, 118k miles - in work

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Nope, just a trip to the pub. The Trojan did not make it to that event because.... Well, because it's a long way to go to hang out with a bunch of Trojan owners. My friend Robin (with the balloon) mentioned talking to you in the pub about Invacars - I put two and two together, remembering vaguely the days of AUA, and figured out who you were. Didn't know you were a BX man as well, but it makes sense! Is this stalking?

You can recognise our Trojan anywhere as it's the only one currently running on proper solid tyres. Everybody else has wimped out and fitted pneumatics...
1992 BX 19 TXD
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1965 Peugeot 404 Cabriolet
1966 Triumph Herald 1300
1968 Bond Equipe GT4S 1300
1981 Austin Allegro