Chris's BX

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White Exec
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Orga / RP numbers: RP7165
1996 2.5TD saloon, Exclusive, Polar White
1992 BX19D Millesime, Sable Phenicien
Location: ex-Ealing, Cheshire, W.Sussex & Surrey. Now living in Sayalonga (Malaga, Spain)

Re: Chris's BX

Post by White Exec » Tue May 11, 2021 6:10 am

Had similar here. Some E27 (golfball) LEDs from a local electrical wholesaler lasted only a few weeks in our kitchen, but the replacements these, and lots of MR16 7W from Leroy Merlin have been superb - nice colour and long life.

The Leroy Merlin lamps (12v MR16 bi-pin) are identical in size to their halogen equivalents.
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 djg » Tue May 11, 2021 8:14 am

I only found these: https://leroymerlin.co.za/led-5w-mr16-g ... v-81423097 and they look like much deeper. The originals are 20W each, halogen.

Yes, and additionally, they are of different design and that's important here:
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Gábor

1996 XM 2.5 Turbo D VSX (LHD, Bleu Mauritius)
1986 BX 19 TRI Break (LHD, Rouge Vallelunga) deceased
1996 AX 14 D (LHD, Alaska White) in family

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

Re: Chris's BX

Post by White Exec » Tue May 11, 2021 12:56 pm

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 djg » Tue May 11, 2021 1:45 pm

So, you have to try Spain, I thought South Africa was better. :-)

We can also have 4000 K: https://www.leroymerlin.es/fp/82431427/ ... 00k-lexman

I wonder. 4000 might be too cold? But 2700 sounds a bit to yellowish.
Bye,
Gábor

1996 XM 2.5 Turbo D VSX (LHD, Bleu Mauritius)
1986 BX 19 TRI Break (LHD, Rouge Vallelunga) deceased
1996 AX 14 D (LHD, Alaska White) in family

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White Exec
Citroen God!
Posts: 6642
Joined: Fri Mar 11, 2011 7:38 pm
Orga / RP numbers: RP7165
1996 2.5TD saloon, Exclusive, Polar White
1992 BX19D Millesime, Sable Phenicien
Location: ex-Ealing, Cheshire, W.Sussex & Surrey. Now living in Sayalonga (Malaga, Spain)

Re: Chris's BX - A Question...

Post by White Exec » Tue May 18, 2021 11:21 am

QQ about AirCon...

Am renewing the drier and its pressure switch on the BX (same plumbing system as XM, essentially).

Am I right in thinking that the schraeder valve in the drier is there simply to allow removal of the pressure switch, without undue loss of gas,
and that the pressure switch's small spigot should press on (open) the schraeder when full screwed home?

I ask, because the new (Valeo) drier has a schraeder that is too far recessed to be pressed by the spigot. The old (OE) drier has a taller valve.

C.
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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