My Bixe

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Junkman
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My Bixe

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Only got it Sunday afternoon, so I haven't got around to do anything but take three pics:

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The condition at first glance totally belies its got 190k mls on the clock.
All I can find seriously wrong with it are bald front tyres, a rorrrorrrorrr sound from what I think is the the right front when doing 50+ (I bet that's serious) and that the air in the tank needs to be purged with liquid coal at 1.40+ a litre...
Oh, and the clutch apparently needs adjusting.
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1992 Citroen BX 19 TXD estate
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Good cars these are, you may find http://www.bxclub.co.uk" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; useful
1994 XANTIA 1.8i SX 132k, From new, Slumbering
1991 BX TZD Turbo, 192k Batttered/Awaiting Resto
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Ay up!

Nice, very nice indeed.

I still like BXs.
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Today the car passed an MOT test without advisories.
1994 Peugeot 405 GTX 2.0 auto estate
1992 Citroen BX 19 TXD estate
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Junkman wrote:Today the car passed an MOT test without advisories.
Excellent 8-) :-D =D> =D> =D>
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A few more pics.

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The interior totally belies 190,000 miles of family car life.

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Bonnet release by means of a cable tie...

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...in combination with a broken front bumper, a winning combination for the genuine Rat-Look.

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Custom paintwork, courtesy of Mother Nature.

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I finally found the engine underneath two inches of muck, crud and sludge. This is after steam cleaning it for an hour or so.

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1994 Peugeot 405 GTX 2.0 auto estate
1992 Citroen BX 19 TXD estate
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Ay up!

That is very nice indeed. Well bought, Sir!

As for the bumper, an easy fix would be to pop some fibreglass behind the crack then a touch of filler in the crack. Worked on my old girl!
C5 HDi 110 SX (Fifi 7 or Otterchops)

RIP
Citroen Xantia 1.8i LX (Fifi 6)
BX16TRS (x2) (Fifi 4 and 5)
BX19DTR (Fifi 2)
BX14E (x2) (Fifi 1 and 3)
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Yeah, now that it proved itself to be a good car, I may consider some plastic surgery.
1994 Peugeot 405 GTX 2.0 auto estate
1992 Citroen BX 19 TXD estate
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On a different note, the non functional rev counter suddenly started working.
Apparently a bit of a French attitude towards car maintenance goes a long way with French cars.
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Nice BX sir. I still love em old things as practical real proper French transport.
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I don't normally like BX's but I like that (blocks ebay)

Good buy :)
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Very nice! 8-)

BXs are great cars :)
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Chris570 wrote:I don't normally like BX's but I like that (blocks ebay)
I'm surprised Chris - they're only a baby XM :wink:

It's one Citroen I've never had the pleasure to own nor drive.

And that's not likely to change any time soon...

Junk, she's looking good 8-)
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nout wrong with BX's Jim there simple enough for my little brain :roll: :wink: ,

i know you prefer something more challenging :-D :wink:
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citronut wrote: i know you prefer something more challenging :-D :wink:
Yes, you could say that Malcolm :twisted:

An XM is challenging enough for the time being...
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