What did you do with your BX today ?

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Re: What did you do with your BX today ?

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Pcheaven wrote:
Sun May 02, 2021 10:08 pm
Lots of driving around. It’s my daily driver now it’s had the cam belt changed.
Spent half an hour looking for the correct part number for the bottom hose. Lots of conflicting information. Will continue the search next week.

Installed my new standalone apple play display. It works perfectly. Now need better speakers. 30yr old factory ones are well past it.
What’s this standalone display? I have Apple Car Play in a work car and am quite impressed by it.

For the hoses, I remember Sasic’s online catalogue being good for old French stuff.
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Previous BX's:
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H767 BEG -- BX 14 TGE
B316 AMP -- BX 14 E

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Re: What did you do with your BX today ?

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Pop up (or PM) your VIN for the Meteor, and I'll dig up the Citroen part numbers for the hoses.
Chris

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Re: What did you do with your BX today ?

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jamescarruthers wrote:
Mon May 03, 2021 7:54 am
Pcheaven wrote:
Sun May 02, 2021 10:08 pm
Lots of driving around. It’s my daily driver now it’s had the cam belt changed.
Spent half an hour looking for the correct part number for the bottom hose. Lots of conflicting information. Will continue the search next week.

Installed my new standalone apple play display. It works perfectly. Now need better speakers. 30yr old factory ones are well past it.
What’s this standalone display? I have Apple Car Play in a work car and am quite impressed by it.

For the hoses, I remember Sasic’s online catalogue being good for old French stuff.
Here is the display

It’s fair to say the wireless car play experience is very good. Though occasionally I have to ask me phone to connect when starting the car.
It’s soo good I am going to upgrade my speakers

Road Top Newest Wireless Apple Carplay Wired Android Auto Car Multimedia Player, 7" LCD Touchscreen Monitor Bluetooth Navigation System (Real Plug and Play Device) https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B08FFJBK4D/ ... UTF8&psc=1
BX Meteor. Sub 20000 miles. Very Original.

ToDo list.

1. ̶G̶e̶t̶ ̶c̶a̶m̶ ̶b̶e̶t̶ ̶e̶t̶c̶ ̶r̶e̶p̶l̶a̶c̶e̶d̶ ̶e̶t̶c̶
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
6. Replace rear spheres
Have a GnT
7. Replace bottom hose

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Re: What did you do with your BX today ?

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white exec wrote:
Mon May 03, 2021 8:35 am
Pop up (or PM) your VIN for the Meteor, and I'll dig up the Citroen part numbers for the hoses.
Very kind of you to offer assistance.
I will get the vin when I am home later.

👍👍
BX Meteor. Sub 20000 miles. Very Original.

ToDo list.

1. ̶G̶e̶t̶ ̶c̶a̶m̶ ̶b̶e̶t̶ ̶e̶t̶c̶ ̶r̶e̶p̶l̶a̶c̶e̶d̶ ̶e̶t̶c̶
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
6. Replace rear spheres
Have a GnT
7. Replace bottom hose

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Re: What did you do with your BX today ?

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Have done a reply here, Marc
viewtopic.php?p=269980#p269980
to prevent us going offtop:c
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white exec wrote:
Mon May 03, 2021 1:22 pm
Have done a reply here, Marc viewtopic.php?p=269980#p269980.
thank you, seen, confused, and responded :)
BX Meteor. Sub 20000 miles. Very Original.

ToDo list.

1. ̶G̶e̶t̶ ̶c̶a̶m̶ ̶b̶e̶t̶ ̶e̶t̶c̶ ̶r̶e̶p̶l̶a̶c̶e̶d̶ ̶e̶t̶c̶
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
6. Replace rear spheres
Have a GnT
7. Replace bottom hose

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Re: What did you do with your BX today ?

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Hi All
I am all new this forum. Good to emeet you.
Glad to find other friends of BX.
Today I removed the towbar from my BX RE14
And drove it a bit as well
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Re: What did you do with your BX today ?

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Welcome.

Nice looking bx

I havnt seen many with a tow bar. I considered fitting one to mine but couldn’t find one locally so gave up. I use my landrover if I want to carry my bikes instead.
BX Meteor. Sub 20000 miles. Very Original.

ToDo list.

1. ̶G̶e̶t̶ ̶c̶a̶m̶ ̶b̶e̶t̶ ̶e̶t̶c̶ ̶r̶e̶p̶l̶a̶c̶e̶d̶ ̶e̶t̶c̶
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
6. Replace rear spheres
Have a GnT
7. Replace bottom hose

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That's a very nice example, lhd and Berlingo? Wheels
My introduction to bx's was a 14re with a very rattly 150c engine 4sp box and biodegradable seats. My Mrs used to hate it because the brakes were too sharp and the steering too heavy and she just couldn't grasp the dash layout.
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Thank you very much. Very nice looking car indeed. Not so great driving it as you mentioned. My biggest worry is whining gearbox on first and second gear. It is 2BT84. 5speed.
Despite the issues it is a
Great piece of history. Love the looks of it.

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Re: What did you do with your BX today ?

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Hi, and welcome. That's a very tidy looking early car.
Delage Red - Is it a re-spray?

On the gearbox whine, I had that on ours (although a much later BE5 'box).
It was improved considerably by adding a tube of Forte Gear & Diff Treatment (125ml). No great fan of oil additives, but this one worked. The whine has now virtually disappeared.
Correct oil (for the BE3/5 'box) is 75W-80 gear oil, GL-4 (and not GL-5 or 4/5), for best operation of the synchromesh.

Whereabouts are you based, by the way?
Chris

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Re: What did you do with your BX today ?

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Spare parts day.

New Spark Plugs ordered - I like to keep a spare set
New rocker gasket ordered , as mine has a small weep
Bottom radiator hose ordered - thanks to those that help in the part no search. I am pretty sure I have the correct one ordered. time will tell.
Rear spheres are due today, new HT leads are due Friday.
BX Meteor. Sub 20000 miles. Very Original.

ToDo list.

1. ̶G̶e̶t̶ ̶c̶a̶m̶ ̶b̶e̶t̶ ̶e̶t̶c̶ ̶r̶e̶p̶l̶a̶c̶e̶d̶ ̶e̶t̶c̶
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
6. Replace rear spheres
Have a GnT
7. Replace bottom hose

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Welcome, what a beauty!

Where did you find that?
Lots of Motors, mostly semi broken....

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Thank you for the advise Chris. I found it in UK. Was imported from France. The whole hystory is here https://www.carandclassic.co.uk/car/C1321364
Whether it has been in a barn in France for 20 years as stated - I do not know, but after polishing it the result on the bodywork is amazing. Few scratches and also a nasty dent on the other side front door, this is the only bodywork that I wish to repair everything else I can live with. However this color I know is very difficult to match. Unless you guys can recommend something. I live in Surrey.
Dilyan

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This is beautiful. The Mk. 1 BX is just so lovely.

The suitcase engine and gearbox share their oil as I’m sure you know. I remember mine being a bit whiney in low gears but thought that was just the “cut” of the gears and not much to worry about.

I was quite happy with the suitcase engine. It adds a bit of charm.

This was mine:
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1987 Volvo 480 ES
2006 Citroen C6 Exclusive 3.0 petrol/LPG

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