PcHeaven's 91 Meteor. One owner 18,000 miles

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Re: PcHeaven's 91 Meteor. One owner 18,000 miles

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I was working in london, and collected the car from there also. I live in tunbridge wells Kent.
BX Meteor. Sub 20000 miles. Very Original.

ToDo list.

1. Get cam bet etc replaced etc
Have a GnT
2. G̶e̶t̶ ̶t̶h̶e̶ ̶r̶a̶d̶i̶o̶ ̶t̶o̶ ̶w̶o̶r̶k̶.̶ ̶
Have a GnT
3. Adjust the clutch
Have a GnT
4. Clean LHM tank then a complete flush
Have a GnT
5. Wash, clay bar then ceramic coat paintwork.
Have a GnT

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Re: PcHeaven's 91 Meteor. One owner 18,000 miles

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Pcheaven wrote:
Wed Mar 31, 2021 7:36 pm
white exec wrote:
Wed Mar 31, 2021 6:55 pm
Looking very tidy.
Does the 18k miles check out?
How much did it cost in the end?
I paid the princely sum of £2200, which I believe to be a bargain. With a full tank of petrol.
I would agree!

I hope you have a garage/storage?
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Re: PcHeaven's 91 Meteor. One owner 18,000 miles

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Thank you

Sadly no garage.
BX Meteor. Sub 20000 miles. Very Original.

ToDo list.

1. Get cam bet etc replaced etc
Have a GnT
2. G̶e̶t̶ ̶t̶h̶e̶ ̶r̶a̶d̶i̶o̶ ̶t̶o̶ ̶w̶o̶r̶k̶.̶ ̶
Have a GnT
3. Adjust the clutch
Have a GnT
4. Clean LHM tank then a complete flush
Have a GnT
5. Wash, clay bar then ceramic coat paintwork.
Have a GnT

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Re: PcHeaven's 91 Meteor. One owner 18,000 miles

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Thorough rustproofing an absolute must, then. These Citroens rust from the cavities outwards; the original outer paint is pretty good at keeping weather (and salt) at bay, and if wax-protected, any amount of rain isn't normally a problem. It's the hidden nooks and crannies that are poorly protected.

Not sure how much work you can do yourself, or want to do, but if rustproofing is something you feel like doing, take a look at the Sealey SG18 waxing gun - it runs off a 6-bar air-line - and can handle any of the available cavity waxes.
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Re: PcHeaven's 91 Meteor. One owner 18,000 miles

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white exec wrote:
Thu Apr 01, 2021 6:42 pm
Thorough rustproofing an absolute must, then. These Citroens rust from the cavities outwards; the original outer paint is pretty good at keeping weather (and salt) at bay, and if wax-protected, any amount of rain isn't normally a problem. It's the hidden nooks and crannies that are poorly protected.

Not sure how much work you can do yourself, or want to do, but if rustproofing is something you feel like doing, take a look at the Sealey SG18 waxing gun - it runs off a 6-bar air-line - and can handle any of the available cavity waxes.
More than capable of doing the waxing. Just don’t have time. I tried looking around to find someone to do it. Most places have stopped this service. :(
BX Meteor. Sub 20000 miles. Very Original.

ToDo list.

1. Get cam bet etc replaced etc
Have a GnT
2. G̶e̶t̶ ̶t̶h̶e̶ ̶r̶a̶d̶i̶o̶ ̶t̶o̶ ̶w̶o̶r̶k̶.̶ ̶
Have a GnT
3. Adjust the clutch
Have a GnT
4. Clean LHM tank then a complete flush
Have a GnT
5. Wash, clay bar then ceramic coat paintwork.
Have a GnT

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Re: PcHeaven's 91 Meteor. One owner 18,000 miles

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Pcheaven wrote:
Thu Apr 01, 2021 6:31 pm
Thank you

Sadly no garage.
Any chance of finding one, leaving that out in all weathers it will deteriorate rapidly, you can rust proof it but the paint, rubber, plastic trim will age.

A good quality car cover will help if you have off street parking
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Re: PcHeaven's 91 Meteor. One owner 18,000 miles

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I have OS parking. Am looking for a cover now. :)
BX Meteor. Sub 20000 miles. Very Original.

ToDo list.

1. Get cam bet etc replaced etc
Have a GnT
2. G̶e̶t̶ ̶t̶h̶e̶ ̶r̶a̶d̶i̶o̶ ̶t̶o̶ ̶w̶o̶r̶k̶.̶ ̶
Have a GnT
3. Adjust the clutch
Have a GnT
4. Clean LHM tank then a complete flush
Have a GnT
5. Wash, clay bar then ceramic coat paintwork.
Have a GnT

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Re: PcHeaven's 91 Meteor. One owner 18,000 miles

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Pcheaven wrote:
Fri Apr 02, 2021 3:45 pm
I have OS parking. Am looking for a cover now. :)
And if anyone has any good suggestions for car overs I'd be grateful, too.
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Re: PcHeaven's 91 Meteor. One owner 18,000 miles

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deltic wrote:
Fri Apr 02, 2021 8:43 pm
Pcheaven wrote:
Fri Apr 02, 2021 3:45 pm
I have OS parking. Am looking for a cover now. :)
And if anyone has any good suggestions for car overs I'd be grateful, too.
👍👍
BX Meteor. Sub 20000 miles. Very Original.

ToDo list.

1. Get cam bet etc replaced etc
Have a GnT
2. G̶e̶t̶ ̶t̶h̶e̶ ̶r̶a̶d̶i̶o̶ ̶t̶o̶ ̶w̶o̶r̶k̶.̶ ̶
Have a GnT
3. Adjust the clutch
Have a GnT
4. Clean LHM tank then a complete flush
Have a GnT
5. Wash, clay bar then ceramic coat paintwork.
Have a GnT

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Re: PcHeaven's 91 Meteor. One owner 18,000 miles

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Be careful with car covers, used outdoors. Unless they incorporate through-ventilation, they can actually trap moisture and humidity. An uncovered car will naturally dry off as soon as it stops raining.
IMO, better to organise some sort of car port, to keep the sun off. A bit of rain will not damage a car with decent paintwork, and waxing will look after everything else.
I had numerous ungaraged cars in the UK, but with waxed cavities and undersides, none of them suffered any rust. Sun damage is something else, though, and needs some protection. We get copious UV damage here in southern Spain, especially to cars with a clear lacquer coat.
Chris

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https://www.amazon.co.uk/FoxHunter-Wate ... ver&sr=8-3

Something like this is a good idea...again keeping good ventilation is a must and a good solid floor
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Or one of these if you can keep it safe

https://www.carcoon.com/carcoon-double-skin-outdoor
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Re: PcHeaven's 91 Meteor. One owner 18,000 miles

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By the way, are those wheel trims original? I love your car but think those don’t really suit it, sorry.

Maybe someone can help you out with a set of BX ones?
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Previous BX's:
A966 XRL -- BX 16 TRS
H767 BEG -- BX 14 TGE
B316 AMP -- BX 14 E

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Re: PcHeaven's 91 Meteor. One owner 18,000 miles

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jamescarruthers wrote:
Sat Apr 03, 2021 5:14 pm
By the way, are those wheel trims original? I love your car but think those don’t really suit it, sorry.

Maybe someone can help you out with a set of BX ones?
I suspect they are not original

I have no love for them either.

:)
BX Meteor. Sub 20000 miles. Very Original.

ToDo list.

1. Get cam bet etc replaced etc
Have a GnT
2. G̶e̶t̶ ̶t̶h̶e̶ ̶r̶a̶d̶i̶o̶ ̶t̶o̶ ̶w̶o̶r̶k̶.̶ ̶
Have a GnT
3. Adjust the clutch
Have a GnT
4. Clean LHM tank then a complete flush
Have a GnT
5. Wash, clay bar then ceramic coat paintwork.
Have a GnT

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Re: PcHeaven's 91 Meteor. One owner 18,000 miles

Post by jamescarruthers »

There is a set of ZX ones on Autoshite for £20, collection only from Coventry, if you want them?

They probably don’t look right either but better anyway.

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2002 Renault Avantime Privilege 3.0 V6

Previous BX's:
A966 XRL -- BX 16 TRS
H767 BEG -- BX 14 TGE
B316 AMP -- BX 14 E