Chris's BX

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Location: ex-Ealing, Cheshire, W.Sussex & Surrey. Now living in Sayalonga (Malaga, Spain)

Chris's BX

Post by White Exec » Sat Oct 31, 2020 11:02 am

Took Will's hint, and starting a new thread/blog for the new BX...
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Collected from near Marseilles earlier this month, and now back here at home.
All looking very sound, and rust-free (not what I was particularly expecting from that part of France).
Obviously cared for during its 170k km (106k mi) 28-year life.

Done a few checks/jobs on it over the last week or so, some of which do seem a tad familiar :? :

New oils, filters, coolant - coolant bled with an XM header bottle
New cam + aux belts
Spheres (all genuine Citroen, and the correct ones!) now Valprexed and regassed; system bled
LHM was clean
New 096 battery
H4 Philips X-tremes, to replace French yellows
Relays added for main + dip beams, and one to be added for starter solenoid
Twin fans checked and working ok
Broken dipstick top rebuilt

Still to be done:
New handbrake cables (existing ones very stiff)
New TDC/tacho sensor (instrument ok, sensor dead)
Tyres: Michelin Energy at rear, Uniroyal Rain-somethings at the front, just about passable, but will replace with Energy+.

You were right, Will, about some of the bits -
Rear light clusters are the earlier ones, for some odd reason. Don't look too bad on a light coloured car.
A good few 'special edition' Millesime BXs were fitted with chrome bumper inserts, while others got black.
Wheel trim valve covers are missing.
Black strip inserts on the top edge of the front bumper missing.
Paint code is not completely legible, but could be ECZcR Sable - which we'd called Champagne.

Process of transfer to Spanish plates is now starting; temporary plates will allow insurance and road use, hopefully soon.
The '03 RAV4 will go, so we can become a fully-LHM household again.
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1996 XM 2.5TD Exclusive RP7165 Polar White
1992 BX19D Millesime RP5800 Sable
1989 BX19RD Delage Red Deceased; 1998 ZX 1.9D Avantage auto Triton Green Company car 1998..2001; 2001 Xantia 1.8i auto Wicked Red Company car 2001..2003

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Re: Chris's BX

Post by Dieselman » Sat Oct 31, 2020 12:23 pm

It looks like you are getting well on with it and it will soon be in service.

Interesting that the colour could be ECZ Sable phenecien.

Does this car have the GTi interior?

Keep looking out for parts to transform it back to it's full original condition, it appears to be worthy.
92 2.1SED M.RP5740 ECZ Sable Phenicien
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Re: Chris's BX

Post by Dieselman » Sun Nov 01, 2020 1:52 pm

I've noticed your car has the shallow bonnet.
Either that is because it has standard fit A/c, or the bonnet has been replaced.
92 2.1SED M.RP5740 ECZ Sable Phenicien
92 3.0 V6-24.Rp 5713 EXY Black
92 2.1SD M.RP 5685 ENT Blue Sideral
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90 2.1SD M.RP 5049 EJV Mandarin
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Re: Chris's BX

Post by White Exec » Sun Nov 01, 2020 5:49 pm

It does have factory fitted AC, hence the shallow front. AC was one of the things that narrowed the search by a huge margin.
There were around 17 S2 (another req't) BXs for sale in Spain on Milanuncios, but only 3 or 4 had AC. Looked at two of them, but rejected. Then turned to France (Leboncoin), where there were just over 80, but only around 6 or 8 with AC. Condition, price and location narrowed it down.

A bit of a surprise, the bonnet is steel, and quite heavy. I'm not sure when they stopped being GRP. Replacement? NCAP or fire improvement? Tailgate is GRP. Remember shortening the bonnet front (and fitting a deeper black air intake) on our 19RD when I fitted it with a second fan, for towing. Bonnet was definitely GRP then, and cutting it back was easy.

The AC is all there, and producing a tiny bit of heat at the condenser; fans turning on immediately, so that's good. It will have been running R12, so will convert it to 134a - some new seals, oil and converter valves. Plenty of advice on this on BXClub. Will have it checked for leaks when it gets emptied, and again when refilled. Job for the New Year.

Will post some more pix.
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Chris
1996 XM 2.5TD Exclusive RP7165 Polar White
1992 BX19D Millesime RP5800 Sable
1989 BX19RD Delage Red Deceased; 1998 ZX 1.9D Avantage auto Triton Green Company car 1998..2001; 2001 Xantia 1.8i auto Wicked Red Company car 2001..2003

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Location: ex-Ealing, Cheshire, W.Sussex & Surrey. Now living in Sayalonga (Malaga, Spain)

Re: Chris's BX

Post by White Exec » Sun Nov 01, 2020 6:16 pm

Just found a bit of bonnet background info here...
https://www.bxclub.co.uk/forum/viewtopi ... 73#p247873
Chris
1996 XM 2.5TD Exclusive RP7165 Polar White
1992 BX19D Millesime RP5800 Sable
1989 BX19RD Delage Red Deceased; 1998 ZX 1.9D Avantage auto Triton Green Company car 1998..2001; 2001 Xantia 1.8i auto Wicked Red Company car 2001..2003

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Re: Chris's BX

Post by Dieselman » Tue Nov 03, 2020 7:03 am

Where did you obtain the Valprex valves, Tecnosir, or another source?
92 2.1SED M.RP5740 ECZ Sable Phenicien
92 3.0 V6-24.Rp 5713 EXY Black
92 2.1SD M.RP 5685 ENT Blue Sideral
Prev
90 2.1SD M.RP 5049 EJV Mandarin
92 2.1SD A.RP 5698 EJV Mandarin
94 2.1SD A.RP 6218 ERT Triton Green
91 2.0SI M.RP 5187 EWT White

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1992 BX19D Millesime, Sable
Location: ex-Ealing, Cheshire, W.Sussex & Surrey. Now living in Sayalonga (Malaga, Spain)

Re: Chris's BX

Post by White Exec » Tue Nov 03, 2020 1:58 pm

Tecnosir themselves.
Their ordering website was seriously misbehaving when I tried to order in October. Payment not possible.

Contacted them, and (Monica there) really helpful, and in English:

shop@tecnosirstore.com
or
monica@tecnosir.com

They took the order by email, and raised a PayPal payment request which I settled.
Valves dispatched immediately.
Chris
1996 XM 2.5TD Exclusive RP7165 Polar White
1992 BX19D Millesime RP5800 Sable
1989 BX19RD Delage Red Deceased; 1998 ZX 1.9D Avantage auto Triton Green Company car 1998..2001; 2001 Xantia 1.8i auto Wicked Red Company car 2001..2003

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Re: Chris's BX

Post by Dieselman » Wed Nov 04, 2020 7:28 am

Thanks.
I know people have had issues when ordering from them.
92 2.1SED M.RP5740 ECZ Sable Phenicien
92 3.0 V6-24.Rp 5713 EXY Black
92 2.1SD M.RP 5685 ENT Blue Sideral
Prev
90 2.1SD M.RP 5049 EJV Mandarin
92 2.1SD A.RP 5698 EJV Mandarin
94 2.1SD A.RP 6218 ERT Triton Green
91 2.0SI M.RP 5187 EWT White

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