New Member in East Sussex

Anything about BXs
Josh2109
New Member
Posts: 7
Joined: Wed Feb 16, 2022 10:34 am
Location: East Sussex
My Cars: 1992 Citroen BX Break 1.7 TZD
1988 Zastava 311
1992 Honda Prelude 2.2 Si VTEC
1994 Skoda Favorit Forman
1995 Volvo 940 2.3 SE Estate
2000 Honda Insight
2001 Mercedes SLK320
2001 Mercedes E430 Estate
2001 Subaru Legacy Outback H6
2001 Mitsubishi Shogun Sport V6 Elegance
2008 Renault Clio 1.2 Expression
x 4

New Member in East Sussex

Post by Josh2109 »

Hi folks,

I thought it would be a good shout to introduce myself before I scurry off to the parts/cars for sale area looking for the parts my car needs!

I collected a BX break last year that needed quite a bit of welding plus some other bits, I already had a few projects on the go but it was free to a good home and I've always wanted one so I figured it wouldn't hurt to pick away at it around the other projects. I rented a recovery truck, and my partner begrudgingly rode shotgun to help with loading at the other end.

Image
Image
Image

Being unused to the BX I didn't realise it would settle on the deck so quickly during our journey, luckily no harm done! I've since bought a twin axle trailer with a flat bed so shouldn't have to worry about that going forward mind.

Since landing back with me the main things I've done with it is give it a good clean inside and out, remove the interior to check the floorpans, and identify the parts that need replacing and the areas that need welding. We have a lot of other cars on the go so the BX has been on the back burner since then, however the intention was always to use this as our go to for long haul travel as my partner is Slovakian and before Covid we would find ourselves driving across the continent regularly as we prefer road trips to flying. The Honda Insight is a bit small for us and the dog, and seeing as borders are opening now it feels like a good time to focus on getting the BX in to shape for the 2,000 mile round trip!

Before cracking on with the welding I'll need to track down some parts to fix some of the mechanical problems, so hopefully with the help of the group I'll be able to source what I need to save this BX :D

Cheers,
Josh

User avatar
Fumbler
BXpert
Posts: 263
Joined: Thu May 20, 2021 7:21 pm
Location: Tunbridge Wells
My Cars: Citroen BX14 RE
Nissan Micra Shape
x 31

Re: New Member in East Sussex

Post by Fumbler »

Welcome! Didn't expect to see you here!

This lot is very helpful and should be able to give good advice.

User avatar
white exec
BXpert
Posts: 682
Joined: Sat Sep 12, 2020 4:04 pm
Location: Sayalonga, Malaga
My Cars: 1992 BX19D Millesime
- LHD, NA, AC, RP_5800
1996 XM 2.5TD Exclusive
x 69

Re: New Member in East Sussex

Post by white exec »

Hi, and welcome.
Whereabouts in E.Sussex?
A lengthy list of cars there; are they all current, or some 'past glories' ?
Chris

rutter123
Over 2k
Posts: 2582
Joined: Sun Sep 02, 2012 9:54 pm
Location: South Lincs
My Cars: 90 Bx Tzd turbo ven red 295k
74 D Super 5 black
05 Volvo V50 2.0d 180k
65 Peugeot Boxer work van 280k
x 110

Re: New Member in East Sussex

Post by rutter123 »

My own red bx came from your neck of the woods 15yr ago. Worthing.
That had also had the salty sea air attack it and required a substantial amount of welding, but its done me proud and some 170k whilst I've had it.
Most bx parts can be got fairly easily off the net but if your fabricating you'll prob have to make your own repair panels.
90 BX Tzd turbo 294k SORN undergoing major surgery
90 BX Tzd turbo estate 46k awaiting surgery
65 Peugeot Boxer Van the new workhorse
52 Toyota Rav4 180k Bulletproof Jap reliability

Josh2109
New Member
Posts: 7
Joined: Wed Feb 16, 2022 10:34 am
Location: East Sussex
My Cars: 1992 Citroen BX Break 1.7 TZD
1988 Zastava 311
1992 Honda Prelude 2.2 Si VTEC
1994 Skoda Favorit Forman
1995 Volvo 940 2.3 SE Estate
2000 Honda Insight
2001 Mercedes SLK320
2001 Mercedes E430 Estate
2001 Subaru Legacy Outback H6
2001 Mitsubishi Shogun Sport V6 Elegance
2008 Renault Clio 1.2 Expression
x 4

Re: New Member in East Sussex

Post by Josh2109 »

Fumbler wrote:
Wed Feb 16, 2022 9:14 pm
Welcome! Didn't expect to see you here!

This lot is very helpful and should be able to give good advice.
I seem to end up everywhere these days! Now that the BX work is starting in earnest I thought it would be good to be on the forum to pick brains/parts stashes :D Good to see you here mate, I need to have a catch up on your BX thread!
white exec wrote:
Wed Feb 16, 2022 9:30 pm
Hi, and welcome.
Whereabouts in E.Sussex?
A lengthy list of cars there; are they all current, or some 'past glories' ?
I'm in Seaford, and alarmingly they are all current - I think it would take me quite come time to recall and list every car I've owned! :P The Insight and Clio are our daily drivers, the Favorit, Volvo and Shogun Sport were all in use as secondary cars until we went to Slovakia over the holidays and I laid them up.
rutter123 wrote:
Wed Feb 16, 2022 10:20 pm
My own red bx came from your neck of the woods 15yr ago. Worthing.
That had also had the salty sea air attack it and required a substantial amount of welding, but its done me proud and some 170k whilst I've had it.
Most bx parts can be got fairly easily off the net but if your fabricating you'll prob have to make your own repair panels.
Is yours a diesel? The chap who had mine previously worked in a lot of harbours, and also did a lot of mileage. it's sat on 281k miles from memory :shock: Still starts and runs happily enough, the XUD motors seem to be pretty solid. In terms of repair panels, most of the parts I need to weld are flat or boxy sections on the inner/under structure, so shouldn't be too much grief to make repair sections up. The bit that I find tedious is removing everything nearby that will catch on fire/get damaged by heat.

rutter123
Over 2k
Posts: 2582
Joined: Sun Sep 02, 2012 9:54 pm
Location: South Lincs
My Cars: 90 Bx Tzd turbo ven red 295k
74 D Super 5 black
05 Volvo V50 2.0d 180k
65 Peugeot Boxer work van 280k
x 110

Re: New Member in East Sussex

Post by rutter123 »

Yes it's a turbo diesel with 295k so it's nicely run in, they are capable of high miles if looked after and not overheated as that kills them stone dead.. But there's not much to go wrong and if you've got a Bosch pump even better.
Have a good look at the rear axle mounts, you can get a better view if the lift the rear seat base cos this is the worst area to repair requires removing the fuel tank and rear axle, big job.
90 BX Tzd turbo 294k SORN undergoing major surgery
90 BX Tzd turbo estate 46k awaiting surgery
65 Peugeot Boxer Van the new workhorse
52 Toyota Rav4 180k Bulletproof Jap reliability

User avatar
greendale65
BXpert
Posts: 489
Joined: Sun Mar 02, 2014 5:52 pm
x 11

Re: New Member in East Sussex

Post by greendale65 »

Hi Welcome i live in worthing
stil got my valver
best of luck.

User avatar
Tim Leech
Over 2k
Posts: 15500
Joined: Tue Apr 15, 2008 11:12 am
Location: Derby
My Cars: LOTS!
x 123

Re: New Member in East Sussex

Post by Tim Leech »

Welcome, we also have a busy facebook page too!
Lots of Motors, mostly semi broken....

Maxwell
New Member
Posts: 12
Joined: Fri Feb 25, 2022 3:24 pm
Location: Worcester
My Cars: 2010 Jaguar XF-S 3.0D
1989 Peugeot 205 GR 1.4
1988 Citroen BX 16V
x 5

Re: New Member in East Sussex

Post by Maxwell »

Hi Josh, fellow BX and forum newbie. I'll be following your progress with interest. Cheers.

rutter123
Over 2k
Posts: 2582
Joined: Sun Sep 02, 2012 9:54 pm
Location: South Lincs
My Cars: 90 Bx Tzd turbo ven red 295k
74 D Super 5 black
05 Volvo V50 2.0d 180k
65 Peugeot Boxer work van 280k
x 110

Re: New Member in East Sussex

Post by rutter123 »

Seaford huh, my dad lives there in Clementine Ave.
he doesn't have a bx and has never owned one,he had a 205gti in late 80s and still barks on about French cars being crap and that they're unreliable rust buckets built by peasants.
90 BX Tzd turbo 294k SORN undergoing major surgery
90 BX Tzd turbo estate 46k awaiting surgery
65 Peugeot Boxer Van the new workhorse
52 Toyota Rav4 180k Bulletproof Jap reliability

Josh2109
New Member
Posts: 7
Joined: Wed Feb 16, 2022 10:34 am
Location: East Sussex
My Cars: 1992 Citroen BX Break 1.7 TZD
1988 Zastava 311
1992 Honda Prelude 2.2 Si VTEC
1994 Skoda Favorit Forman
1995 Volvo 940 2.3 SE Estate
2000 Honda Insight
2001 Mercedes SLK320
2001 Mercedes E430 Estate
2001 Subaru Legacy Outback H6
2001 Mitsubishi Shogun Sport V6 Elegance
2008 Renault Clio 1.2 Expression
x 4

Re: New Member in East Sussex

Post by Josh2109 »

rutter123 wrote:
Sat Feb 26, 2022 7:17 pm
Seaford huh, my dad lives there in Clementine Ave.
he doesn't have a bx and has never owned one,he had a 205gti in late 80s and still barks on about French cars being crap and that they're unreliable rust buckets built by peasants.
I'm up the other end of town in Chyngton, and I'd argue that my two BX's are rust buckets owned by a peasant :lol:

rutter123
Over 2k
Posts: 2582
Joined: Sun Sep 02, 2012 9:54 pm
Location: South Lincs
My Cars: 90 Bx Tzd turbo ven red 295k
74 D Super 5 black
05 Volvo V50 2.0d 180k
65 Peugeot Boxer work van 280k
x 110

Re: New Member in East Sussex

Post by rutter123 »

Mine came from Worthing Motors, whether that was new or s/h I don't know, and spent a good deal of its life local to there as the previous ownesr was Worthing based..
90 BX Tzd turbo 294k SORN undergoing major surgery
90 BX Tzd turbo estate 46k awaiting surgery
65 Peugeot Boxer Van the new workhorse
52 Toyota Rav4 180k Bulletproof Jap reliability