BX TD with 1.9 engine.

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BX TD with 1.9 engine.

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Had a bid on this and I`m trying to contact the owner, would appreciate it if no-one bid against me. My eBay user i.d is: only1andymilner by the way!


http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll? ... 4628311928
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Sounds like it has done the same as mine did, it will be a corroded rear suspension unit they are easy to change and you have a couple on your old estate. :D
Mine did it on my parents drive Ohh what a mess. :oops:
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Sounds a good 'un. Once repaired should last a while with all the work that's been done... Go for it, Billy... After all you need another BX don't you! :wink: :D
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:lol: Of course I do Philip, I`ve only got about four now and temporary custody of another two!

I`m a bit confused by the seller`s description though: he says (I think) rear arm bearings have been done but o/s/r suspension needs attention and also the bit about it leaking oil everywhere.
I`m thinking it might be LHM as opposed to oil, though unsure as to what the suspension problem is.
Hopefully he`ll be back to me to clear this matter up as I really fancy this car.
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Post by adamskibx »

Cavmad: Would you like me to go and have a look at this car for you and cast a BX experienced eye over it? I live in Malvern so it cant be more than 3 miles away as Malvern is very small! I have a suspition its one of the two local specialist selling it as he is based very near the "Three Counties Showground" on the way towards the center of Malvern.

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If you could Adam I`d be very grateful. He`s now got back to me with what he thinks is wrong with the car and he seems a genuine and decent bloke so fingers crossed.
Cheers Adam, much appreciated.
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Ah the famous 1.9TD BX, you know you want one :D
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no you dont, there tasteless and unreliable, there slower than the 1.7td and cos you think its faster you drive like a crazed loon and waste diesel, there pretty pointless conversion and the insurance will be astronomical!

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Not trying to maintain our exclusivity there are you Vanny, mine does about 40 MPG currently (on a fast motorway trip)
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Vanny wrote:no you dont, there tasteless and unreliable, there slower than the 1.7td and cos you think its faster you drive like a crazed loon and waste diesel, there pretty pointless conversion and the insurance will be astronomical!
Oi! Shut it! How dare you try and shatter my dreams young man :twisted: :D
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Post by Stewart (oily!) »

Having re-read the listing it looks like the piston rod has become unclipped from the arm, this can happen when a bozo puts a jack in the wrong place and should be a really easy fix/temporary get home repair.
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Post by adamskibx »

Thats OK Cavmad it would make sense for me to see it first as I live nearby. Shall I try and get the exact location details off the guy or do you have a postcode or something I can type into Multimap? I know roughly where it will be but obviously I need an exact address. Thinking about it, it cant be the Citroen specialist I know as he would know exactly how to fix it, ensuring that he got about twice as much for it! Ill try and have a look underneath if there is any way of doing it-if its not got rear mudflaps then it might be safe to reverse it up some axel stands? Then again, if one strut is all linked up OK, it should rise up reasonably level due to the anti-roll bar. I think I can invisage what may have happened- exactly what stewart says- The strut end to arm fixing does look fairly hap-hazzard as it is so it will most probably be this that slipped out of place. Im free on Saturday anytime before 11.30, or between 4.30 and 6.00, and Sunday anytime after 4.30 BTW so can go over to see it then. I can ask him about how to get there over ebay, but it might make more sense if you do as your the bidder etc. Ill be back online tomorrow night sometime so if you just let me know what you want to do then ill go ahead with it. From the general description the guys given of his location, hes got to be within a mile of a BX specialist I know (Bill Griffiths), so if the worse came to the worse and you needed a part off a scrapper, he'll have that part! Hope the auction goes well for now. Adam


edit: I have just read the advert again- Stewarts dead right. The guys description sounds exactly like what will have happened; he seems to know a fair bit about BX's by the sounds of it. I beleive he may be right about the rear strut over extending but I have no idea whether they can just pop apart when not under resistance?? Should jsut be a case of fitting the pin/rod part, driving the strut back together, and topping up of LHM if its lost too much.

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I`d be very grateful if you wouldn`t mind Adam.
I`m a bit confused still having read the description again. He says he did all the servicing and repairs himself then said the garage he used was closing down :?:
Never mind, I`m still interested and hopefully it won`t go too mad as there`s no MOT and it needs repairs. Heck, I`d even fire up the recovery truck to go and collect it too. It needs a good run out and as the exhaust fell off earlier this week going to work I need to test out the repair my local garage made to it.
I half fancy getting the engine taken out and put into my estate if the bloody thing ever gets through an MOT that is!
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Post by ken newbold »

Sorry Cav, seller says he only want it to go to a good home :lol: not to be dismantled for it's engine :twisted:

As for it's problem, I suspect the cup on the end of the suspension push rod which locates in the radius arm, has shattered. The push rod then shoots out and jams up against the arm somewhere, the rear boot/gaiter will be ripped and most of it's fluid lost.

The car will not rise at the back due to the loss of pressure by the missing pushrod but if you took a jack, pushrod assembly and some fluid it could probably be got home.

I 've seen these shatter before. :shock:
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Thanks Ken! If the seller wants it repaired then maybe that`s the option. I think for recovery purposes I could winch it onto the truck without too much trouble, maybe just extend the ramps or put blocks under them to get it on safely. The winch is a belter by the way, pulled my Volvo 940 turbo up without any problems and is in regular use pulling up all kinds of crap cars.
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