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Quick Question Thread

Post by Dragon Man » Tue Jul 05, 2016 8:47 pm

rather than make lots of new topics, i thought i would just make a thread where folk can ask a quick question and hopefully get an answer.

ill go first..

the seller claims that these brake flexi hoses are for both ABS and none ABS.. would they work for my ABS BX, as i thought that the ABS flexis were super rare...
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Brake-Hose-CI ... xyY3ZRr0lh
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Re: Quick Question Thread

Post by ken newbold » Tue Jul 05, 2016 9:26 pm

I dunno, but the ABS ones are different from non ABS ones
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Re: Quick Question Thread

Post by Dragon Man » Tue Jul 05, 2016 11:48 pm

hmm it appears that for some reason, citroen decided to do what they do best and use some god unknown size.
from what i have looked up, the non ABS uses an M8 thread.. but the ABS one uses an M9 thread. how very annoying. wonder if i can get some made up.

more details on this thread here:
http://www.bxclub.co.uk/forum/viewtopic ... 8&start=15


also, what size are the ball joint dust covers? on ebay they have 3 sizes.. small med and large. my guess is that they are going to be the small size as they look the same as the ones used on the old fiat pandas.
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Re: Quick Question Thread

Post by rutter123 » Wed Jul 06, 2016 9:36 am

Agreed with Ken ABS flexi lines are different (bigger) than standard non ABS, i ordered some so called standard lines from ebay and they turned up as ABS brake hoses which did not fit.
Which ball joint are you refering to? Track rod end or lower wishbone?
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Re: Quick Question Thread

Post by Dragon Man » Wed Jul 06, 2016 9:43 am

hmm.. well im after all of them, as i want to replace them all. :mrgreen:
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Re: Quick Question Thread

Post by rutter123 » Wed Jul 06, 2016 10:47 am

My local factors only kept 2 sizes luckily the smaller ones fitted the rod ends and the larger ones fitted the lower wishbone ball joints.
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Re: Quick Question Thread

Post by Dragon Man » Wed Jul 06, 2016 1:26 pm

ahh thanks . ill get the small and medum sizes :)
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Re: Quick Question Thread

Post by Dragon Man » Thu Jul 07, 2016 12:11 am

actually, another small question. can anybody tell me which engine mounts fit my BX? i want to replace them all but there seems to be a few different types.

*ahem edit*

i have the bottom mount and gearbox's side engine mount (it looks a lot like the fiat panda engine mount :mrgreen:) however the engines (cam belt) side mount is odd.. i see 2 types of mount for the same side??

oh, are the brake discs and pads the same on ABS and none ABS? i have actually not had a rear wheel off yet, so i am not sure if it is drum or disc on the back! i see rear disc brake pads on ebay but not seen any shoes yet... anyway, i've not got that far yet.. starting from the front and working my way to the back. Image
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Re: Quick Question Thread

Post by ken newbold » Thu Jul 07, 2016 8:53 am

I wouldn't bother changing the o/s engine mount unless it's seperated due to some clot jacking up the car by the engine. :evil:

All BX front discs are the same other than 16v ones which are of the vented type.

Discs on the rear, no drums, no shoes. Just pads.
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Re: Quick Question Thread

Post by Dragon Man » Thu Jul 07, 2016 5:32 pm

thanks, for what the mounts cost ill replace them anyway. i have got one hell of a shopping basket on ebay, just waiting for work to pay me haha
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Re: Quick Question Thread

Post by Dragon Man » Thu Jul 21, 2016 11:58 pm

hey guys, is the BOLK timing belt kits OK? i really dont want to have to go through all this work again..
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/BOLK-Cam-Belt ... SwNuxXaS0s

or should i just go with the good old GATES kits for the few quid more... given that the 1.8 and 1.9 cam belts are the same.. (i assume they are??)
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Re: Quick Question Thread

Post by Kaapelimies » Fri Jul 22, 2016 12:35 am

I ordered Bölk timing belt set for Berlingo and inside was SKF tensioner, cambelt and some noname water pump. So you never know what you get from those brands that just pack things they buy from where-ever.
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Re: Quick Question Thread

Post by Defender110 » Mon Jul 25, 2016 1:44 pm

For the sake of £7 I wouldn't be even asking the question, Gates all the way!
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