TIMS BX BLOG

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white exec wrote:
Sat Oct 02, 2021 5:44 pm
deltic wrote:
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Was there ever a 16v auto?!
Have just had a squint at the Range brochure - and no, there wasn't.
Auto an option on the 8v GTi only.
The Xantia S1 auto was also only available with the 8 valve engine.

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Or V6 👌
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Well out of the frying pan, the DTR arrived safety at Chevronics to be worked on for its new owner...the fuel issue it seems was a kinked pipe on the fuel sender causing poor fuel flow, which has saved the need for a pump rebuild.

In other news.....im the custodian of Sandre aka Cafiend of this parish(she doesn't do Facebook or the forum now) TZD Hurricane which has been sat idle for a few years after it popped a coolant pipe, Richard Briscoe has kindly stored it for her but lack of space means it had to get shifted or be broken up....and it is a quite a tidy car, but disgraced itself when being loaded....

Arrives with my friendly local mechanic tomorrow to see how bad it is....im hoping the LHM leak is just a sphere seal ...the plan is to recomission it and sell it on.
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Hurricane is now LHM tight, and starts and lifts, has been serviced and runs well, it will need some welding to the rear of the sills

anyone fancy a project?
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Not for me Tim. I am away for a couple of months. Hope Sandre's gets put back into action. It has a front wing from my old estate. I think you fitted it for her at one of the Citroen events. Hurricanes need saving.
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Thanks John

Your wing was fitted to her other green TZD, which was J119GCR, which I understand belongs to Karl now, tatty but solid im not sure what will become of it!

Progress on the Hurricane is slow, but its at least safe for now, the headlamps decided to part company with their lenses simultaneously when the car was moved, one bounced, one didnt, anyway a replacement had been found and affixed...

I'm itching to get it home and get tidying it up ready for sale
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Well I have a working BX! for the first time in 2 years.... The GT went off to a friends garage for some general TLC, it failed the MOT last year at my place of work on play in the wishbone bushes, and as this is an early car with the roller type it was going to be a faff, I located the bushes and took it in.

However the nuts at the end of the wishbone bar were seized, thankfully a second informed opinion confirmed the play was well within tolerance and my MOT tester at work was being pedantic (he was very unkind about French cars in general), a misfire was traced to a worn dizzy cap, so she had new plugs, cap, rotor arm, leads, genuine oil and filter and had the carb tweaked and went straight through this time with no advisories (different MOT station).

The cambelt and tensioner will be done before the challenge in may and I need to replace the strut return pipes as they are tired.
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A sympathetic MOT tester is essential nowadays with our hydraulic cars. Fortunately my local garage do not look down on those who still love our older vehicles and are very good at letting me know what is looking dodgy on my GTi.
While I am away in France at the moment my BX is at Rob's having the rust round the windscreen and under the roof bars sorted out properly. They took both roof bars off this time to cut all the rust out. This is the third and hopefully last time the rust has been sorted out.
Your just sold blue Mk1 was there when I last visited. Lovely car that one.
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Thanks John, I love the GT, to think it was given away for scrap 15 years ago, its been my trusty steed on many an adventure and will waft the beloved (yes hes coming this time) around France on the challenge in May.

I wont make the mistake of letting our place work on my cars again. They don't want to do it and it shows.

The DTR is a nice car, but will need some work soon, which is out of my budget, so I am very glad its gone to a good home who will spend the money on it when its needed. The GT has done less than a 3rd of the mileage too.
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Glad to see the GT up and about Tim! I hope you and MIchael are both well? A shame about the pedantic MOT tester, i'll admit surprise that your C reg is a roller bearing car - I thought the change over for the rubber bushes was before then, but I suppose the registration date and manufacture date are not the same by any means!

Have fun on the challenge, Steve and I have had to duck out, non-BX projects are taking precedence for us at the moment, although if you see my blog you'll notice I have been diong some GT tinkering.
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Hey Tom

We think it is, when it goes to Chevronics we will know for sure! The drive to the X rally has shown up a clonking from the back end so may be subframe mounts on the way out too!

I have bought a set of drop links as a precaution, and some new strut return pipes as they are split, which I will do myself.
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