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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Dave_16v wrote:
Mon May 24, 2021 3:04 pm
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.
Discovered (last year) that mine was! #-o
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Dave_16v wrote:
Mon May 24, 2021 3:04 pm
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.

Top tip
Cheers. Can’t believe I forgot that

If it is then one of the existing front tyres can go on it ( they are approx 4 yes old with plenty of tread)
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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I washed my 3 and the xantia, plus others at the "barn"
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Lots of Motors, mostly semi broken....

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Wished mine happy 30th birthday today!
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Not quite today but my BX made it to the local cars and coffee last weekend
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1989 Citroën BX 16v
1993 Citroën BX 16v project

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Wow, gosh \:D/
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Re: What did you do with your BX today ?

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frog wrote:
Mon May 24, 2021 11:57 pm
Not quite today but my BX made it to the local cars and coffee last weekend
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Great wheels.


Could do with something nicer on my bx ☹️
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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frog wrote:
Mon May 24, 2021 11:57 pm
Not quite today but my BX made it to the local cars and coffee last weekend
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Car of the day. For some reason, I like that a lot. 😊
Prefer it to the Lamborghini, like Signor Gandini!

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Re-aligned the wiper yesterday. All is good.

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Started to do the prelims for replacing a front to rear hydraulic pipe from the HC to the priority valve. As its such a fiddly job and I like to put the replacements in all the pipe clips along the route I started wondering why am I actually doing this. I put it on my things to do list in 2016 and could not remember why.
So I had a long search to find the rusty bit and eventually discovered it just forward of the rear wheel. It was surface rust that I had covered up in 2016 with the black stuff. But it was still only surface rust not serious so I decided to inhibit the rust and underseal it again and thereby deferring it again for another 5 years unless I need to take the LH suspension arm off.
Then having taken the middle silencer off for access most of its guts spilled out when I upended it. As the front silencer has rusted away internally too I have ended up replacing the exhaust system instead of a hydraulic pipe.

Going for a long walk tomorrow and a pub lunch to get me away from my needy BX.
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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Big pipe, little pipe - all in a day's work! Hope the pub lunch goes well. \:D/

Surprising how durable the hydraulic lines are, unless they happen to be kept wrapped in muddy dampness (eg in subframe gaps).

I'd entirely forgotten just how basic a diesel exhaust system was on the BX - no front end box at all. Diesel exhausts tend not to rust, and so they can get forgotten about. Do find the 19D exhaust a tad "chuffy" at the back at idle . . . am used to dead silence on the XM.

A turbo quietens exhaust enormously, by smoothing out the shock-waves. Have driven our RAV4 D4D with nothing except 0.5m of downpipe attached: surprisingly quiet, except at full throttle.

Did wonder about fitting a front-end box to the 19D, to quieten things down a bit. Good idea? Any other options?
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frog wrote:
Mon May 24, 2021 11:57 pm
Not quite today but my BX made it to the local cars and coffee last weekend
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And a Lancia Fulvia Zagato on the right!
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And on the subject of Zagato, try this for a one-off...
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The wheel trims are the giveaway.
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Yes Lancia made some great cars. I had a Beta for about 3 years, not one of their great ones but an enjoyable car nevertheless.
I could not beat its rust however so sold the 4 year old car for peanuts to a guy who wanted the engine.
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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Those trims are very similar to Rover P6 2000
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