What did you do with your BX today ?

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Wow Rich, what a buy. That will keep you busy for years I reckon and will no doubt be a credit to your skills and abilities. Now I know why you have been selling off other Citroën projects.
But please please don't lose your passion for the BX
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Saturday, removed the A/C compressor - drained and flushed it, filled with the new PAO68 oil, and refitted.
Today, fitted new drier and pressostat, and renewed the system's O-rings.
Only ones unable to do were the two at the bulkhead: unions just too tight to undo. Left as were.
Tomorrow, book an R134a re-gas at our local garage.
Lots of fingers crossed for a decent result. [-o<
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Appt fixed for R134a re-gas, 0900 Friday.
"The car is older than I am..." remarked the mechanic.
He's a very skilled chap (immaculate bodywork and resprays), and the owner's son. Speaks good English too, which sometimes helps! :)
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Cleaned up evidence of LHM leaks from front height corrector and pressure regulator prior to MOT on Friday.
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Broke down, twice. Better than the previous day, where I broke down three times.
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Jaba wrote:
Tue May 18, 2021 12:00 pm
Wow Rich, what a buy. That will keep you busy for years I reckon and will no doubt be a credit to your skills and abilities. Now I know why you have been selling off other Citroën projects.
But please please don't lose your passion for the BX
I don't think you can control what you have and have no passion for, but I can't see my love for the BX fading much :lol:
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Re: What did you do with your BX today ?

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There is an old saying "Never go back...", often applied to houses where you once lived (and which subsequent occupiers messed with), and also, sometimes, to ex-'s (for a similar reason) :roll: .

However, when it comes to BX ownership, second-time-around does seem to have it's attractions! \:D/
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Kitch wrote:
Thu May 20, 2021 9:43 am
Broke down, twice. Better than the previous day, where I broke down three times.
Ouch, when my HT leads were FUBAR, I recently had a couple of near misses. Otherwise both recently and back In the day I dont recall a single occasion when a BX failed me. That said I am quite anal at preventative works. Otherwise known ( according to Mrs Marc) as as waste of bl00dy money. Still she is happy st the moment. As whilst I drive the BX. Then her daily is my new discovery.
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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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Jaba wrote:
Wed May 19, 2021 11:24 pm
Cleaned up evidence of LHM leaks from front height corrector and pressure regulator prior to MOT on Friday.
MOT today = PASS. with two verbal advisories FRH brake dragging slightly + one tyre need replacing.

Going to replace front rear pipes this weekend for safety then tax it on June 1st.
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Drove it yesterday in the rain and have rediscovered the massive blind spot caused by the wiper not fully clearing my side of the screen. I may fit an LHD mechanism in future. Apart from that the ride is so much more comfortable than the Micra's. It just absorbs bumps like nothing else.

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I thought the BX wipe was central and symmetrical. Ours is, anyway. No unwiped area.
Try repositioning the wiper arm on the spindle.
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Fumbler wrote:
Mon May 24, 2021 12:49 pm
Drove it yesterday in the rain and have rediscovered the massive blind spot caused by the wiper not fully clearing my side of the screen. I may fit an LHD mechanism in future. Apart from that the ride is so much more comfortable than the Micra's. It just absorbs bumps like nothing else.
The wiper arm is fully adjustable on the BX. If it doesn't sweep low enough, then just remove the wiper arm & refit it so it sweeps lower on the drivers side.

Also, make sure that you've got a big wiper blade fitted; the bigger the better. I think that I have a 20" blade on mine, but I'd have to double check.

Failing that, if you're still not happy about the wiper sitting on the passenger side, then you can dismantle the motor and reassemble it so that the arm sweeps in the opposite direction so that it'll stop on the drivers side, like some Mercedes models do. I've never done this myself, but several members of this forum have previously. Some have noted though that they don't like the wiper arm sitting in their field of view.
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David wrote:
Mon May 24, 2021 1:16 pm
Fumbler wrote:
Mon May 24, 2021 12:49 pm
Drove it yesterday in the rain and have rediscovered the massive blind spot caused by the wiper not fully clearing my side of the screen. I may fit an LHD mechanism in future. Apart from that the ride is so much more comfortable than the Micra's. It just absorbs bumps like nothing else.
The wiper arm is fully adjustable on the BX. If it doesn't sweep low enough, then just remove the wiper arm & refit it so it sweeps lower on the drivers side.

Also, make sure that you've got a big wiper blade fitted; the bigger the better. I think that I have a 20" blade on mine, but I'd have to double check.

Failing that, if you're still not happy about the wiper sitting on the passenger side, then you can dismantle the motor and reassemble it so that the arm sweeps in the opposite direction so that it'll stop on the drivers side, like some Mercedes models do. I've never done this myself, but several members of this forum have previously. Some have noted though that they don't like the wiper arm sitting in their field of view.
Sounds easy enough. I'll attempt it tonight.

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Discovered my rear tyres are 20 years old. :)
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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Pcheaven wrote:
Mon May 24, 2021 2:40 pm
Discovered my rear tyres are 20 years old. :)
Check your spare then, it might be the original.
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