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Citroenmad
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Post by Citroenmad »

A diesel at last Tim, I didn't think you would ever do it :lol:

Certainly a project 8-)
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Citroenmad wrote:A diesel at last Tim, I didn't think you would ever do it :lol:

Certainly a project 8-)
Pah! I've driving BX diesels before for over 20 years! :lol: actually ive owned 4 diesels previously but never held on to them (one I really regret).

I shall be on the look out for Mk1 parts so if anyone has some stashed away then let me know.

I will keep you posted as to progress, so far today its had a interior valet, changed a couple of broken lamps, fitted the important CCC tax disc holder, new drivers mirror and of course that horrible tow bars off too.
1994 XANTIA 1.8i SX 132k, From new, Slumbering
1991 BX TZD Turbo, 192k Batttered/Awaiting Resto
1991 BX 19TZi Auto 93k Factory A/C
1991 BX 16 TGS Athena (project), mechanically sorted just a bit scruffy!
1985 BX 19GT 57k beige wonder
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Its been a VERY long time since I updated this



the tatty battered BX 19DTR has gone from


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to this!

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Also in the last 12 months I bought and sold this (aswell as doing 2300 miles round france in it)

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to this

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1994 XANTIA 1.8i SX 132k, From new, Slumbering
1991 BX TZD Turbo, 192k Batttered/Awaiting Resto
1991 BX 19TZi Auto 93k Factory A/C
1991 BX 16 TGS Athena (project), mechanically sorted just a bit scruffy!
1985 BX 19GT 57k beige wonder
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Wow Tim! Cushty :-D
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You certainly have a way with them Tim.
You and Vince should get together.
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I would have loved to have seen the Dtr at Harrogate Tim but I never saw you , are you going to the Cxm and if so what are you taking ?

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Post by vince »

Awesome transformations Tim....stunning end results =D>

I havent seen you in ages....you going to the CXM?

What did you do to the red one? Re paint, and resto the wheel trims or did it just clean up that way?
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tim leech wrote: the tatty battered BX 19DTR has gone from
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to this!

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It is staggering the results you can get with a bottle of polish Tim :lol:

Seriously, that car looks stunning 8-)
Chris
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07 Citroen C5 HDi VTR - Red
09 Citroen C3 1.4i VTR - Silver
01 Citroen Saxo 1.1i Forte - Mango Orange
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Thanks guys, the DTR was at harrogate for 5 days, dont know how you missed it, I was at CXM with the Xantia.

The DTR did have a full repaint but the red TZD was just polished ALOT!!!
1994 XANTIA 1.8i SX 132k, From new, Slumbering
1991 BX TZD Turbo, 192k Batttered/Awaiting Resto
1991 BX 19TZi Auto 93k Factory A/C
1991 BX 16 TGS Athena (project), mechanically sorted just a bit scruffy!
1985 BX 19GT 57k beige wonder
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Tim, going back to your Xantia and a comment made in the CXM thread that it was great for a few minutes. That makes sense from what I observed on the Lexia as it warmed up.

When the engine was cold it ran lovely. The point is that when cold the ECU is running open-loop and disregarding the oxygen sensor as it's not hot enough to give a signal. Your problems start when the ECU switches to closed loop and starts to look for a signal from the sensor.

Yours looks wrong as it's almost static. The output from the sensor should slowly vary over a range of just under 100mV to well over 800mV; yours well stuck at around 450mV and varied by only tiny fractions from this.

I reckon a new sensor should help enormously. Thing is, when you replace it you need to do it with a Lexia connected to see if a new one gives the right signal.
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Post by Xantianut »

Ay up!

Very nice indeed. I like BXs...
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CitroJim wrote:Tim, going back to your Xantia and a comment made in the CXM thread that it was great for a few minutes. That makes sense from what I observed on the Lexia as it warmed up.

When the engine was cold it ran lovely. The point is that when cold the ECU is running open-loop and disregarding the oxygen sensor as it's not hot enough to give a signal. Your problems start when the ECU switches to closed loop and starts to look for a signal from the sensor.

Yours looks wrong as it's almost static. The output from the sensor should slowly vary over a range of just under 100mV to well over 800mV; yours well stuck at around 450mV and varied by only tiny fractions from this.

I reckon a new sensor should help enormously. Thing is, when you replace it you need to do it with a Lexia connected to see if a new one gives the right signal.
New probe fitted, plus new valeo radiator (thanks Ebay) and its no better, in fact its maybe worse, its now parked up until I can bear to look at it again :evil: .
1994 XANTIA 1.8i SX 132k, From new, Slumbering
1991 BX TZD Turbo, 192k Batttered/Awaiting Resto
1991 BX 19TZi Auto 93k Factory A/C
1991 BX 16 TGS Athena (project), mechanically sorted just a bit scruffy!
1985 BX 19GT 57k beige wonder
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Did you Lexia it as soon as the new sensor was fitted Tim?
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Tim youve done the temp sensor havent you?......
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I dont have access to a Lexia Jim, the temp sensor was changed a while back and seems to work fine.

Im wondering if the wiring from the lmabda is at fault or possibly the ECU?
1994 XANTIA 1.8i SX 132k, From new, Slumbering
1991 BX TZD Turbo, 192k Batttered/Awaiting Resto
1991 BX 19TZi Auto 93k Factory A/C
1991 BX 16 TGS Athena (project), mechanically sorted just a bit scruffy!
1985 BX 19GT 57k beige wonder