Citroen BX GTI 16V: PH Fleet – PistonHeads

27 Mar 2015 | Author: | Comments Off on Citroen BX GTI 16V: PH Fleet – PistonHeads


You those moments when you your thoughts to wander too far the realms of optimism? Well, I had one of moments the other day.

aromas augmented by waft of oil

There was I, happily bounding in the BX on a blissful sunny morning, the on the trees just turning and the colours glinting off my fibreglass

I’d taken it out for a quick back-road blast, and I was so pleased the experience that I allowed my to drift into the realms of This car’s been so of late, I found myself All I’ve had to do has been to drive it and it.

What am I going to write in my next PH update?

Of course, you can where this is going to As I … the engine on arriving my eye was caught by a wisp rising the shut line between the and the front wing. Ah.

Further investigation revealed it was oil A cursory inspection suggests one of my minor oil leaks has just a little less minor – the now frequent and landing on the hot exhaust, the smoke.

Sunny thoughts for the BX, with niggles

Rich, the sod who I turn to a gibbering state time something goes reckons it’s the rocker gasket. Not the end of the world but still I’ll need to get seen to rather than later. A back down to Southways is in

Fortunately, I was already planning on down there anyway. of you blessed with a more knowledge of Citroen BX interiors already spotted that the and door cards are not correct. The Mans’ interior was only to later cars; mine have the earlier ‘Monza’ Fortunately, Rich has such an in stock, so the plan is to head there in a couple of weeks and one for t’other, for the sake of originality.

hoping we can get the rocker cover sorted at the same time. Oh, and the seatbelt, which now refuses to unbuckled. Just another feature – and one which will be when the interior’s changed!

Interior swap on the (door) for winter

Citroen BX

With those done, I’m hoping to be to turn my attention to longer-term for the car. Over the past of months, a (very) rough of action has emerged in my mind, and it something like this: One will involve taking the car to Southways at some point the winter and leaving it with for a bit, so that he can sort the teething mechanical and electrical in one fell swoop.

Phase Two, I hope, then come at some early next year, and involve finding a bodyshop to pull out the dents, repair the spots, and give the old girl a of paint so that she’s brand new once again. In the I’m hoping to get the wheels and add a full stainless exhaust, to once and for all the fluffiness that from the current system’s parts.

Money pit? Oh yes, and some – but you know, money everything, and if I can stick with it and it off, I’m hoping the will be worth it!


Car:  1989 Citroen BX GTI 16V

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