BX Project

Tell us about life with your BX, or indeed life in general!
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BX Project

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During lockdown 1.0, I revived the BX Project and started blogging about all things cars again, may be of interest to some of the BXClub members. I'll update this thread as I add specifically BX content. You can find the Blog here;
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https://bxproject.co.uk/blog

You can also find the BXProject on Facebook here; https://www.facebook.com/BXProjectFB
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I'm not a big car detailing (or even washing) fan, but when the filth builds up, I use Autobrite Purple Rain wheel cleaner. Rear more here;
https://bxproject.co.uk/blog/bx-purple- ... l-cleaner/
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I do enjoy reading your blog, interesting stuff
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CITROËN BX – RESTORING THE WING MIRRORS.

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At nearly 30 years old, the Citroen BX black mirror plastics are going grey. What is the best solution, miracle wax or fire?

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Black boot polish.
90 BX Tzd turbo 294k SORN undergoing major surgery
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Spray on stuff called Back to Black. Its good on skis as well as a temporary substitute for waxing the bases.I used to use it when I was ski racing at Gloucester dry slope. Went there in a BX of course!
The Joy of BX with just one Citroën BX to my name now. Will I sing Bye Bye to my GTI or will it be Till death us do part.
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A New Restoration Project

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Ready for the next Automotive Adventure, an opportunity came about I couldn't resist. Now I have a new Citroën BX 16Valve restoration project. It's a little on the crusty side, but given the cars near-death history, its in perfect shape for returning to the road.

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You can read the first instalment of the story here;

https://bxproject.co.uk/blog/citroen-bx ... n-project/
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Great! will follow with interest
1991 Citroen BX 16v
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Thats a big challenge Vanny. Hope you have plenty of spare time for it.
The Joy of BX with just one Citroën BX to my name now. Will I sing Bye Bye to my GTI or will it be Till death us do part.
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CITROËN BX – THE HISTORY OF G553 XPO

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Having recently bought a new Citroën BX 16Valve project, I've had a look back over its 31year history. XPO certainly has a story to tell.

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Citroën BX – The Mi16 Engine Removal
Perhaps not a conventional start, my first task on this restoration is the removal of the engine so I can work on it in the warm garage.

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Continue reading the article over on BX Project
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Citroën BX - Cleaning the engine and gearbox

I don't think I've ever ever seen such filth under the hood of a car. It's time for some cleaning of the engine and gearbox, before tearing it down.

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https://bxproject.co.uk/blog/citroen-bx ... d-gearbox/
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Citroën BX - MI16 Engine Strip

While cleaning the engine I started to strip the ancillaries and found a multitude of poor engineering practices, and 10mm sockets!

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https://bxproject.co.uk/blog/citroen-bx ... ine-strip/
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Can't be many engines that don't have one somewhere! I've lost a few over the years...
1991 BX GTi auto, grey, 137,000 miles (2015, 2017 & 2019 Citroen Classic Challenge veteran)
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Citroën BX – Cylinder Head Leak Testing

The running engine has arrived up with ~25 BHP missing. Can I find the missing ponies with some cylinder head leak testing alone?

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https://bxproject.co.uk/blog/citroen-bx ... k-testing/