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BX GT saved!

Post by milkyjoe069 » Sun May 31, 2015 7:30 pm

As many of you on here have probably seen, a GT was advertised on Retro Rides forum for sale, and if not sold quickly it would be scrapped. I had to buy it purely for that reason (never had any other thoughts about BX ownership).

Well today I had it delivered to me, it has sat since 2002 in a garage. 2 owners from new. Original dealer stickers etc in window. Stainless exhaust boxes.

From a quick glance it needs door bottoms front and back, rot hole around windscreen repairing, hole repairing on drivers side rear arch behind the door, steering cowling plastics, drivers seat material is very worn (probably impossible to replace).

Don't know what else it needs until I get fresh petrol and a battery, just expect plenty of posts from me about not having a clue. It will be a long process but I just couldn't bare to see it scrapped.

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Any help/hints/tips would be very grately received.

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Re: BX GT saved!

Post by mds141 » Sun May 31, 2015 7:41 pm

Well Saved. =D>
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Re: BX GT saved!

Post by Pongo » Mon Jun 01, 2015 9:00 am

Well done, you have a rare car there mate, i hope you manage to save it.
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Re: BX GT saved!

Post by Tim Leech » Mon Jun 01, 2015 9:10 am

First things first, do a full inspection to see the condition of A pillars, boot floor, inner wings and sills are like to determind what kind of a job you have on.
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Re: BX GT saved!

Post by Kitch » Mon Jun 01, 2015 10:25 am

Tim Leech wrote:First things first, do a full inspection to see the condition of A pillars, boot floor, inner wings and sills are like to determind what kind of a job you have on.
And get it off the damp wood and grass before you make what's there any worse! :lol:

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Re: BX GT saved!

Post by milkyjoe069 » Mon Jun 01, 2015 3:29 pm

Well, she starts, goes up and down swiftly and smoothly, runs and drives and stops!! I'm well chuffed. Idles perfectly and revs up really nicely. Very smooth too.

Do they usually have a very stiff throttle peddle? Mine is and doesn't return instantly, carb is free and returns (new carb), so i guess the problem lies within the pedal and cable.

Secondly, the warning lights on the dash, why are there what look like 3 for the water? 2 look the same though

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1980 Morris Marina 1.7HL DBV468W
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1991 CITROEN BX 19TZI AUTO A/C BXi 19
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Re: BX GT saved!

Post by Tim Leech » Mon Jun 01, 2015 4:30 pm

Nope, it should be very light, I would lubricate the carb linkages,

You should have no warning lamps on when its up to temp except the handbrake (if its on)

I know its tempting to keep starting it up but that cambelt's going to snap soon, get it changed!
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1991 BX 19TZI Auto A/C
1994 Xantia 1.8i SX
1972 Morris Marina 1.8 SDL
1979 Rover SD1 V8-S
1980 Morris Marina 1.7HL
2002 Rover 75 CDTi Connossieur SE AUTO Nav
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Re: BX GT saved!

Post by milkyjoe069 » Mon Jun 01, 2015 6:29 pm

I meant what are the lights for? One was flashing when it got hot (thermostat opened as rad and hoses hot), out of the 3 warning lamps it was the lamp on the right

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1980 Morris Marina 1.7HL DBV468W
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1991 CITROEN BX 19TZI AUTO A/C BXi 19
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Re: BX GT saved!

Post by Tim Leech » Mon Jun 01, 2015 7:13 pm

Sounds like it's overheating.
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1979 Rover SD1 V8-S
1980 Morris Marina 1.7HL
2002 Rover 75 CDTi Connossieur SE AUTO Nav
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Re: BX GT saved!

Post by milkyjoe069 » Mon Jun 01, 2015 9:06 pm

why are there 2 water temp lights though Tim? I need to get a handbook too

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Re: BX GT saved!

Post by Pongo » Mon Jun 01, 2015 9:24 pm

Rad could be blocked mate, i suggest you remove it. Clean it by back washing it and the engine etc. Lack of use probably hasnt helped. You have a great deal to do to get her working again but hopefully you will be successful.
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Re: BX GT saved!

Post by milkyjoe069 » Mon Jun 01, 2015 9:39 pm

There is no rush to do it so hopefully I will get there. I could feel the whole rad was hot and so where all hoses, so in my head i told myserlf the rad wasn't blocked, thermostat was opening and the water pump was pumping. Quite annoying not having a temperature gauge

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1980 Morris Marina 1.7HL DBV468W
1985 CITROEN BX 19GT C1TBX
1991 CITROEN BX 19TZI AUTO A/C BXi 19
1994 CITROEN XANTIA 1.8 SXi M908HRY
2002 Rover 75 CDT Connossieur SE Nav Auto R40TSL
2003 Rover 25 1.6i XL L33CHT
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Re: BX GT saved!

Post by Tim Leech » Tue Jun 02, 2015 9:15 am

You get used to that, one is a low water light and the other is a temperature lamp, was the STOP light on?
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1985 BX 19GT Mk1
1991 BX 19TZI Auto A/C
1994 Xantia 1.8i SX
1972 Morris Marina 1.8 SDL
1979 Rover SD1 V8-S
1980 Morris Marina 1.7HL
2002 Rover 75 CDTi Connossieur SE AUTO Nav
2003 Rover 25 1.6i XL 5 DR

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Re: BX GT saved!

Post by milkyjoe069 » Tue Jun 02, 2015 9:28 am

My camera is broken so excuse me using someone elses pic, but on the top left are the water lights:

water temp water level water temp

Only the one on the right flashes, the one on the left didnt?

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On my engine bay picture above, what is the device at the front of the bay that the fuel pipes go into? the come from the engine mounted mechanical pump to this, and it has 3 wires to it. I cannot find its purpose in the haynes manual.

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Re: BX GT saved!

Post by jamescarruthers » Tue Jun 02, 2015 11:25 am

That interior looks absolutely fantastic mate. And, you've got the computer in the centre console... very cool.

Be very sure before you chuck away the interior because as you have already noticed, replacements are hard to come by.

In my Mk. 1 I made the mistake of changing the seats but didn't take into account the door cards being different between Mk. 1 and Mk. 2 cars. They will fit but will have material missing!

Well done on saving it, also just for the record, I am envious!
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