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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Thank you James. I might just live with it.
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Re: What did you do with your BX today ?

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Apologies if I've wrongly advised on gearbox oil for dilom's RE14. Assumed it was separate gearbox and engine oils.

The dark red does look like Citroen's 'Delage Red', sometimes referred to as burgundy. Our '89 19RD was the same colour.
As a buff-up and polish, your car looks amazing. Colour matching on very old cars is good fun, as the original paintwork will have had 30+ years to change colour slightly. Most good paintshops will use a colour spectrometer on the car to establish its 'exact' shade, and paint a whole panel with edges, rather than a patch.
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white exec wrote: Tue May 04, 2021 1:04 pm Apologies if I've wrongly advised on gearbox pil for dilom's RE14. Assumed it was separate gearbox and engine oils.
You’re normally shit hot so we can let this one slide!

:wink:

The 150C suitcase engine’s gearbox’s “whine” is even mentioned in the Wikipedia page so don’t worry and just enjoy.
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Re: What did you do with your BX today ?

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I couldn't hear the gearbox whine on my 150c as it was drowned out by the rattly camshaft.
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Shocking , the HT leads ( champion LS50’s) I ordered Saturday arrived today

20 minutes to fit and spray wd40 around the ignition module and coil lv connections

The Old ht leads were as stiff as 10mm copper pipe.

Missfire cured. Happy days
BX Meteor. Sub 20000 miles. Very Original.

ToDo list.

1. ?G?e?t? ?c?a?m? ?b?e?t? ?e?t?c? ?r?e?p?l?a?c?e?d? ?e?t?c?
Have a GnT
2. G?e?t? ?t?h?e? ?r?a?d?i?o? ?t?o? ?w?o?r?k?.? ?
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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Today, a drive out to get (as well as the shopping) a price on a towbar for the car. They require professional fitting and paperwork here, so not a diy job, unfortunately. Should know next week when the job can be done. Will do my own electrics.

Car, amazingly, continues to just drive better and more powerfully with each outing. Have put around 3000km on it now, since acquisition in October, and getting road-legal in December. Surprisingly flexible in 3rd up winding mountain roads.

On the motorway, the whine (in 5th) at 110km/h was not good, and the car needed a good bit of welly to get it to 120 (the legal limit here). It now does 120-125 with ease, and quietly. The whine has almost disappeared. Perhaps I have knocked it into submission.

Looking forward to getting the AC going soon. Just waiting for the new pressostat. Although tinted, all that glass is not too clever at blocking sun-heat — not a patch on the 4-year newer XM.

This thread has seemingly now morphed into a Group Blog, which is rather jolly.
I guess I have succumbed... #-o
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Whining; yes mine does it too it peaks at around 60 - 70mph but is quite bearable and is always blocked out when I put some MUSIC ON LOUD.
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Re: What did you do with your BX today ?

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The whine I had peaked at the same - 60-70 (100-110km/h). The Forte has shut it up almost completely.
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Had a parcel delivered to my neighbour, as I was out

Hoping it’s from autodoc with a new rocker gasket, spark plugs and a top radiator hose.
BX Meteor. Sub 20000 miles. Very Original.

ToDo list.

1. ?G?e?t? ?c?a?m? ?b?e?t? ?e?t?c? ?r?e?p?l?a?c?e?d? ?e?t?c?
Have a GnT
2. G?e?t? ?t?h?e? ?r?a?d?i?o? ?t?o? ?w?o?r?k?.? ?
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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Got it on the road after a 15year absence!
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Re: What did you do with your BX today ?

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Kitch wrote: Tue May 18, 2021 9:17 am Got it on the road after a 15year absence!
Is this the grey -16valver?
BX Meteor. Sub 20000 miles. Very Original.

ToDo list.

1. ?G?e?t? ?c?a?m? ?b?e?t? ?e?t?c? ?r?e?p?l?a?c?e?d? ?e?t?c?
Have a GnT
2. G?e?t? ?t?h?e? ?r?a?d?i?o? ?t?o? ?w?o?r?k?.? ?
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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Kitch wrote: Tue May 18, 2021 9:17 am Got it on the road after a 15year absence!
Congrats! The TRS to make way for the SM..?

(Yes I too have discovered your YouTube, great stuff!) :lol:
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Re: What did you do with your BX today ?

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Pcheaven wrote: Tue May 18, 2021 10:02 am
Kitch wrote: Tue May 18, 2021 9:17 am Got it on the road after a 15year absence!
Is this the grey -16valver?
Don't have a grey one, you might be thinking of the black one. And no, it's the mk1 we switched spheres with.
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Re: What did you do with your BX today ?

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RobC wrote: Tue May 18, 2021 10:38 am
Kitch wrote: Tue May 18, 2021 9:17 am Got it on the road after a 15year absence!
Congrats! The TRS to make way for the SM..?

(Yes I too have discovered your YouTube, great stuff!) :lol:
Oh god, I'm cringing that I've started doing these. No idea why I have!
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Re: What did you do with your BX today ?

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Because it's a wonderful and beautiful car. I was looking at it on Ebay too but there was no chance I would bid.
Just to embarrass you further

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCoH_ts ... dlg/videos

But you do present very well and I just noticed there's a couple more vids to catch up on :D
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