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Tell us about life with your BX, or indeed life in general!
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Tim Leech
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1991 CITROEN BX 19TZI AUTO A/C BXi 19
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Post by Tim Leech » Mon Mar 14, 2011 5:43 pm

ooooh, wow love that! :D period plates FTW!
1963 VW BEETLE 1200
1985 BX 19GT Mk1
1991 BX 19TZI Auto A/C
1994 Xantia 1.8i SX
1972 Morris Marina 1.8 SDL
1979 Rover SD1 V8-S
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Post by citsncycles » Tue Mar 15, 2011 8:05 pm

(replacement second-hand front undertray/valance panel; £180!),
Where was that from? I know Chevronics have some, and I believe Bourne Garage in Lincolnshire may have a few rust free Austrailian imports. I bought my replacement rear subframe from them & was pleased with both the cost & condition.

How bad is the undertray? The main legs on mine were still solid but both the front box section that the bumper bolts to and the sheet metal work along the front edge and against the legs needed a fair bit of work (the rear edges had already been repaired). It took about a week from start to finish (including lots of paint, underseal, stone chip etc.) and the bit around the grills were especially fiddly, but I was pleased with the end result. If I can find the memory stick they're on, I can send you some pics if you're interested.
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Post by Philip Chidlow » Tue Mar 15, 2011 8:34 pm

We are interested in any advice in that respect. We are still exploring options. One of the things we might consider is the GRP replica moulded from a good original, but also I might have located a source of parts from over the Channel (like new old stock grille, fittings, chevrons for an early GS) so we might strike lucky there.

So please, any pics and advice you can give would be welcome!

PS That item price was from Chevronics.
• 1992 Citroen BX TZD Turbo Hurricane
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Post by Philip Chidlow » Thu Mar 17, 2011 4:54 pm

Looks like the Synergie has sold*. Made what it owed me plus some more. BX TXD awaits...

*Update* SOLD
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Post by Philip Chidlow » Tue Mar 22, 2011 5:10 pm

I am looking forward to Sunday. That's when I pick up a companion for the Green Hornet... the Dark Horse...

I'll post an update when it's safely with me.

Before anyone runs a sweepstake on how long this one'll last, I will just say... "until it has to go'". And by the look of things this one's pretty special. What's more, it's a BX (as opposed to XM, Synergie et al!). And it would make an exceedingly good Challenge car...

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Tim Leech
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1980 Morris Marina 1.7HL DBV468W
1985 CITROEN BX 19GT C1TBX
1991 CITROEN BX 19TZI AUTO A/C BXi 19
1994 CITROEN XANTIA 1.8 SXi M908HRY
2002 Rover 75 CDT Connossieur SE Nav Auto R40TSL
2003 Rover 25 1.6i XL L33CHT
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Post by Tim Leech » Tue Mar 22, 2011 5:26 pm

Beautiful (even for an estate)
1963 VW BEETLE 1200
1985 BX 19GT Mk1
1991 BX 19TZI Auto A/C
1994 Xantia 1.8i SX
1972 Morris Marina 1.8 SDL
1979 Rover SD1 V8-S
1980 Morris Marina 1.7HL
2002 Rover 75 CDTi Connossieur SE AUTO Nav
2003 Rover 25 1.6i XL 5 DR

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Post by toddao » Tue Mar 22, 2011 5:56 pm

Looks very good. One of the last too. Shame that number isn't LHM rather than LHS. I've just put some of those wheels on my break yesterday. I really like them.
What is the Citroen paint name for that colour?
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Post by Philip Chidlow » Tue Mar 22, 2011 7:40 pm

Those wheels will be something new for me, as will the colour (I don't know what it's called either)...

One of the last if it was a hatchback of course, but's it's an August 1992 estate so it was registered nearly two years before the end of estate manufacture (as the estates were continued up to mid-1994).

Being a 1.9 diesel, I am looking forward to the mpg economy. And in France, with diesel approximately 17 pence per litre cheaper it'll feel even better; I'm planning on driving at least 3,800 milesover there this year.
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Post by MULLEY » Tue Mar 22, 2011 8:12 pm

Looks very nice, & i love those alloys, my dad had some very similar looking one's when we had a mk1 16trs back in the day. Are these the friendly or unfriendly tyre sized one's?
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Post by sdelasal » Tue Mar 22, 2011 8:57 pm

looks nice Phil - welcome to the slow lane that is 1.9NA!

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Post by Philip Chidlow » Tue Mar 22, 2011 9:00 pm

They're not metric wheels, luckily!

And yes, I know I'll be slower than many. But point to point, cross country these 1.9's can be hussled along quite nicely. Motorways and hills not so much.

If I'm attempting a motorway hill, four up with luggage, and switch on the air conditioning, I think the car will go backwards. :lol:
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Post by MULLEY » Tue Mar 22, 2011 11:09 pm

I didn't find my n/a diesel to be too bad fully loaded up with 5 of us in the car along with all the suitcases, got to the airport no probs.

Has it got a/c? If so that must be mega rare on a n/a??
2002 C5 2.0 HDI Estate - Remapped - It goes better
2011 Mini Cooper D Clubman - it does over 60mpg
1992 TZD Turbo - SORN - slowly getting there
1991 Gti 16V - Blaze is back on the road since 2008
1990 Gti 8Valve SOLD - looks like it's been scrapped
2002 Mini Cooper S - SOLD - i miss this car
1992 TXD - Scrapped in March 2014

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Post by Philip Chidlow » Tue Mar 22, 2011 11:45 pm

Well, it does have fully working R134a air conditioning, but significantly as the current owner acknowledges, the belt that drives it should be considered a service item (it's a bit thin for the job)! However, it's good to have the option to cool the car if it's been parked in the sun :)
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Post by Philip Chidlow » Sun Mar 27, 2011 3:21 pm

So, I picked it up today. Excellent. And suprisingly quiet and refined for a 19 diesel (at least in my experience)...

Report and pics to follow. :)
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Post by rayfenwick » Sun Mar 27, 2011 4:55 pm

Nice one Phil.. Looking forward to it.
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