Jugostran's Cimos Citroën BX 16 TRS (1989)

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Jugostran's Cimos Citroën BX 16 TRS (1989)

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I think it is finally time to showcase my BX in all its glory.
The story goes as such. The car was bought from Cimos in Koper, Slovenia in 1991 just before the breakup of Yugoslavia. It spent its first 30 years and 120k km in a village near the Serbia-Croatia border. The owner used it to get to and from work at a petrol station. The car was later bought by a relative of the owner after he passed. Two years later, I bought the car. It needed quite a bit of work. Luckily, most of the work was minor (like faded plastics, worn steering wheel and the such). I also had the valve cover gasket replaced, installed new spark plugs and wires, a new LHM reservoir, rebuilt the pressure regulator and rebuilt the rear suspension. To finish it off, the height corrector was adjusted. Now the only things left on the list are a new indicator stalk, a carburetor rebuild and a set of original wheel trims (like the BX GT and Digit had) to finish it off. I use this car as a daily driver. It also sees quite a bit of motorway use (where it is driven at the speed limit (130 km/h)), and I must say it eats up miles like a modern car! It also rolled over 136k km recently, where it sits now. I look forward to the next 100k!
That is all there is to say for now. I expect to go on many more adventures with this car. I think a former Yugoslavia road trip may be fun to do!
PS:
I just wanted to thank everyone who commented and helped me with diagnosing and fixing issues. This restoration project wouldn't have been possible without all of you kind folk!

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That looks fantastic
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It does look nice and well done for seeing it through with everything you have done. So many don't become even close to being road worthy. I can't say I have seen seats like that before either, perhaps I haven't looked hard enough but they certainly add some interest to the interior along with the door cards. Looks lovely 😍
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Dave_16v wrote: Sun Nov 13, 2022 10:04 pm It does look nice and well done for seeing it through with everything you have done. So many don't become even close to being road worthy. I can't say I have seen seats like that before either, perhaps I haven't looked hard enough but they certainly add some interest to the interior along with the door cards. Looks lovely 😍
Thank you for the kind words! It really means a lot hearing such a thing. Yes, I won't lie, it was really difficult. I even contemplated selling the car on multiple times after some issues became overbearing. However, I pushed through it (mainly because my grandfather was a big hydropneumatic Citroën fan, and he would've loved to see us still driving one). I also really like how this car drives, so I am obviously keeping it forever :P
And, about the road worthy thing. Yeah...when I bought it it was far from it. The suspension felt like it didn't have any rubber bushings left (which wasn't actually that far from the truth). Now it can pass any inspection with flying colors. It also has very little corrosion (mainly around the fuel filler).
Ah, and the seats. These are the same seats our TZS had back in the 90s. They are tweed. I really like the pattern, especially on the door cards.
PS:
Your BX 16 Valve also looks wonderful!
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panky wrote: Sun Nov 13, 2022 9:20 pm That looks fantastic
Thank you!
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What a beauty! welcome
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Jugostran wrote: Sun Nov 13, 2022 11:19 pm
PS:
Your BX 16 Valve also looks wonderful!
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Tim Leech wrote: Mon Nov 14, 2022 12:47 pm What a beauty! welcome
Thank you!
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Jugostran wrote: Sun Nov 13, 2022 7:43 pm I think it is finally time to showcase my BX in all its glory.
The story goes as such. The car was bought from Cimos in Koper, Slovenia in 1991 just before the breakup of Yugoslavia. It spent its first 30 years and 120k km in a village near the Serbia-Croatia border. The owner used it to get to and from work at a petrol station. The car was later bought by a relative of the owner after he passed. Two years later, I bought the car. It needed quite a bit of work. Luckily, most of the work was minor (like faded plastics, worn steering wheel and the such). I also had the valve cover gasket replaced, installed new spark plugs and wires, a new LHM reservoir, rebuilt the pressure regulator and rebuilt the rear suspension. To finish it off, the height corrector was adjusted. Now the only things left on the list are a new indicator stalk, a carburetor rebuild and a set of original wheel trims (like the BX GT and Digit had) to finish it off. I use this car as a daily driver. It also sees quite a bit of motorway use (where it is driven at the speed limit (130 km/h)), and I must say it eats up miles like a modern car! It also rolled over 136k km recently, where it sits now. I look forward to the next 100k!
That is all there is to say for now. I expect to go on many more adventures with this car. I think a former Yugoslavia road trip may be fun to do!
PS:
I just wanted to thank everyone who commented and helped me with diagnosing and fixing issues. This restoration project wouldn't have been possible without all of you kind folk!
I just got a set of TRS trims for it!

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For those wondering, I paid £11.25 per trim. I only needed three, so that is a total of 33.75 for the set.
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They finish it off, money well spent and not much 😀.
Prefer it to the Lamborghini, like Signor Gandini!

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Dave_16v wrote: Fri Dec 23, 2022 9:03 pm They finish it off, money well spent and not much 😀.
Exactly!
They really were the final touch my car needed. I was also surprised as to how affordable they were.
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Jugostran wrote: Fri Dec 23, 2022 2:13 pm
Jugostran wrote: Sun Nov 13, 2022 7:43 pm I think it is finally time to showcase my BX in all its glory.
The story goes as such. The car was bought from Cimos in Koper, Slovenia in 1991 just before the breakup of Yugoslavia. It spent its first 30 years and 120k km in a village near the Serbia-Croatia border. The owner used it to get to and from work at a petrol station. The car was later bought by a relative of the owner after he passed. Two years later, I bought the car. It needed quite a bit of work. Luckily, most of the work was minor (like faded plastics, worn steering wheel and the such). I also had the valve cover gasket replaced, installed new spark plugs and wires, a new LHM reservoir, rebuilt the pressure regulator and rebuilt the rear suspension. To finish it off, the height corrector was adjusted. Now the only things left on the list are a new indicator stalk, a carburetor rebuild and a set of original wheel trims (like the BX GT and Digit had) to finish it off. I use this car as a daily driver. It also sees quite a bit of motorway use (where it is driven at the speed limit (130 km/h)), and I must say it eats up miles like a modern car! It also rolled over 136k km recently, where it sits now. I look forward to the next 100k!
That is all there is to say for now. I expect to go on many more adventures with this car. I think a former Yugoslavia road trip may be fun to do!
PS:
I just wanted to thank everyone who commented and helped me with diagnosing and fixing issues. This restoration project wouldn't have been possible without all of you kind folk!
I just got a set of TRS trims for it!
For those wondering, I paid £11.25 per trim. I only needed three, so that is a total of 33.75 for the set.
Gave it a nice clean today.
I also did a quick speed test just to make sure the trims stay in place - and they do!

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I like the minimalistic detailing gear in your massive garage. Sonax 👍
Prefer it to the Lamborghini, like Signor Gandini!

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Dave_16v wrote: Mon Dec 26, 2022 8:56 am I like the minimalistic detailing gear in your massive garage. Sonax 👍
Hah, yes 😁
It has the best hydrophobic effect of any detailing spray I tried before, so I keep using it.
However, I do have more detailing kit available (it is just sitting in my house at the moment - need to get a shelf for it).
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That is a stunning looking BX Jugostran, you lucky chap! You also appear to have some detailing skill 😎
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