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    Hi all

    Just got my hands on another 1990 BX Estate in the same Vanilla White as my main drive.

    This one however is a manual with a sunroof, woohoo I can now watch c-beams glitter in the dark near the Tannhšuser Gate.

    The idea was and maybe still is, to have it as a parts car, though i have a feeling after driving it to it's storage location on a 14 day UVP that's it's worth restoring. thus keeping another BX Estate on the road which after all are rare beasts.


    It was registered till the end of November but the previous owners have stepped up to a used C5 and handed in the plates. That does not worry me as in a year or so the car or should i say both cars can go on club plates, so i would have all that time to get it sorted.

    I just got it yesterday so have not had time to take a good look but what i can tell from the drive back is.

    The Bad: Needs a new clutch - though it's drivable. Speedo not working, Oil temp gauge not working, oil pressure gauge not working, clock tray broken, clock a couple leds broken, assorted paint worn, stupid blistery window tint (anyone got a good way to remove it) front bumper needs painting, needs rear bumper mould on the right (anyone know where to get this?) rear tray clips, both cars need driver doors repairs.

    The good: Car starts first or second go, idles a bit rough, but whats news there. Lifts up quick, has no leaks (touch virtual wood) all glass is outstanding, tyres have 90% tread on them, gearbox slots in great on all gears.

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    So i'm thinking "Dam this war Grace" do it up even if it takes a year or so (Cars are at a friends house as i live in a small unit and already have a 1 tonne tray, a Getz and a Boulevard motorcycle, hence the club plates will be a life saver financially. (thank you Victoria and the 25 year classic recognition)

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    I may have a s/h bumper strip - it will take me a while to get that far back in the shed to check but I think I had both sides.

    As for the other question, I'd say attempt to save it - the wagons are much more practical than the sedans (but then I'm one of the few who tries to save GS's, which seem to be about as much a lost cause as BX's ).


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    Save it , as you say the Estate is quite a rare beast. As to whether they will ever increase in value who knows. They are different to anything else on the road and an early Citroen . So again save it.

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    You lucky bugger! TWO BX estates! I am sure it would be worth saving if you can, there are plenty of other sedans around for parts.
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    My god they're ugly. I love them!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mungous View Post
    My god they're ugly. I love them!
    No they aren't! They're lovely. And they carry a full half tonne of bricks.
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    Good onya Phil. Looks like an easy save.
    cheers Tony

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    Bruce H - I think i see a Cold Slab at the back of the shed

    Quote Originally Posted by Mungous View Post
    My god they're ugly. I love them!
    LOL

    Have you seen the new BX movie? It's called Bertone's Swan Lake Estated.


    JohnW - You do of course have great taste.

    and thanks Tony i'm sure it won't break the bank to save it.

    So save it is thanks all.
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    - 2008 C5 X7 Tourer (Estate) 2.7 DoubleTurbo Diesel UHZJ - V6.

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    - 1990 BX TRI Estate Manual. .. . "Phoenix" - "Donated to Science"
    - 1990 BX TRI Estate Auto. (Traded In)
    - 1987 BX TRI Hatch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnW View Post
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    No they aren't! They're lovely. And they carry a full half tonne of bricks.
    I feel so sorry for that Xantia - carrying half the load of a BX is just such a big ask. I hope you let it rest on the way home.

    CitroŽn's that own me

    - 2008 C5 X7 Tourer (Estate) 2.7 DoubleTurbo Diesel UHZJ - V6.

    CitroŽn's that formally owned me

    - 1990 BX TRI Estate Manual. .. . "Phoenix" - "Donated to Science"
    - 1990 BX TRI Estate Auto. (Traded In)
    - 1987 BX TRI Hatch.

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    Well done Phil

    Save Save...2 of my 5 BX's were intended for parts...never had the heart...there're cheap enough to keep them all going...if you have the space..what's the matter with the clutch?.. My GT was sitting around for 6 years before I bought it, and for the first month thought it needed a new clutch..not so ..a quick cable adjustment and more importantly some use and all was good ..clutch perfect..almost new i'd say...just a thought...if you need a clutch kit scour ebay and may be lucky to get a whole kit for cheap.. I bought a standby for any of my 3 for 10 pounds..yes complete kit for 10 pounds.. postage was another 20 but still uber cheap..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bruce H View Post

    (but then I'm one of the few who tries to save GS's, which seem to be about as much a lost cause as BX's ).


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    I thought that GS's had turned the corner so to speak...Such an amazing package then and now....I still look out for one to save but it needs to be a C-matic...

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2bxornot2bx View Post
    Well done Phil

    what's the matter with the clutch?.. My GT was sitting around for 6 years before I bought it, and for the first month thought it needed a new clutch..not so ..a quick cable adjustment and more importantly some use and all was good ..clutch perfect..almost new i'd say...just a thought..
    You maybe right Ashley, it has been sitting around for years, had to wash moss of the roof. Then clutch only starts after my foot has hit the dash, i have 1 cm of travel, maybe it's just a bit stuck or requires adjustment. Though it slips in the gears perfect and stays fine at speed. I've not had a single grind or sound even with such short travel. I'll get to have a better look at it on the weekend.

    I can't work it out, car was very dirty, thousand leaves in the grill below the windscreen, crud so hard it required sanding to get it off, yet it was registered.

    Maybe owned by retirees who parked it under a tree and washing it was difficult. I know my 87 year old father couldn't do it.

    Cheers
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    - 1990 BX TRI Estate Manual. .. . "Phoenix" - "Donated to Science"
    - 1990 BX TRI Estate Auto. (Traded In)
    - 1987 BX TRI Hatch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by flipperman View Post
    I feel so sorry for that Xantia - carrying half the load of a BX is just such a big ask. I hope you let it rest on the way home.



    Later that year, about 2 years ago I guess, I got 1.5 tonnes of tiles home in three loads in the BX. The tile shop people were just stunned when I'd load it up and it would practically sit on the ground, then start it up and up it came!! Wonderful cars.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnW View Post


    Later that year, about 2 years ago I guess, I got 1.5 tonnes of tiles home in three loads in the BX. The tile shop people were just stunned when I'd load it up and it would practically sit on the ground, then start it up and up it came!! Wonderful cars.
    Don't tell to many people they might go up to something like normal. ;-)

    Of course love is what a BX is all about, not money. But when these babies hit 75mph - um sorry when these babies hit 50 years old i reckon they will come into there own, and Australia has the best examples.

    They are a hoot.
    CitroŽn's that own me

    - 2008 C5 X7 Tourer (Estate) 2.7 DoubleTurbo Diesel UHZJ - V6.

    CitroŽn's that formally owned me

    - 1990 BX TRI Estate Manual. .. . "Phoenix" - "Donated to Science"
    - 1990 BX TRI Estate Auto. (Traded In)
    - 1987 BX TRI Hatch.

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    Use a steam cleaner to remove the tint. If you've got a decent consumer model and you can get a loose edge it almost peels itself off. Just be careful not to burn your fingers on the steam/hot glass. Did the rear window of a hatchback this way in about 1/10th the time it would have taken to scrape off with a razor blade (safer too).
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    Quote Originally Posted by LeRob View Post
    Use a steam cleaner to remove the tint. If you've got a decent consumer model and you can get a loose edge it almost peels itself off. Just be careful not to burn your fingers on the steam/hot glass. Did the rear window of a hatchback this way in about 1/10th the time it would have taken to scrape off with a razor blade (safer too).
    Thank you for your advice :
    CitroŽn's that own me

    - 2008 C5 X7 Tourer (Estate) 2.7 DoubleTurbo Diesel UHZJ - V6.

    CitroŽn's that formally owned me

    - 1990 BX TRI Estate Manual. .. . "Phoenix" - "Donated to Science"
    - 1990 BX TRI Estate Auto. (Traded In)
    - 1987 BX TRI Hatch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mungous View Post
    My god they're ugly. I love them!
    Same with the GS, that's what attracted me. I really like the BX Break side and rear angles. It will take me a few more years to love the front.

    While its nice to think we're looking after Andre Citroen's history I don't think he will be chipping into my superannuation balance.
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    The wildlife has, as usual, been re-arranging the storage in the back of the shed, but I did eventually find the two strips. The one you want is slightly damaged ( there is a slight split where the end of the rubber is joined at the tailgate edge, and it has lost some of its curve whilst in storage ). It has four intact clips, I don't know how many they use. The other side is also slightly damaged internally where the clips go, and has no clips, but I'd throw it in anyway as you're more likely to use it.
    Let me know if you want them. No idea how much postage would be, given their awkward shape / length.
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    Hi bruce

    I would love them - thanks
    I more than happy to pay costs and some beer.
    Please send me a pm with the figure


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    - 2008 C5 X7 Tourer (Estate) 2.7 DoubleTurbo Diesel UHZJ - V6.

    CitroŽn's that formally owned me

    - 1990 BX TRI Estate Manual. .. . "Phoenix" - "Donated to Science"
    - 1990 BX TRI Estate Auto. (Traded In)
    - 1987 BX TRI Hatch.

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    Woops.
    I've just realised, whilst trying to work out how to package them, that I actually have two of the same, not a pair as I had always thought, and of course they are the passenger side, not the driver's side that you need.
    Sorry.


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    Before: AX Gti; BX 19TRi Estate; CX 2200 Super & Pallas; CX2400 Pallas; CX 2400ie Prestige auto; DS3 DStyle; GS Pallas; GSA Club; Xantia Image Estate; Xantia Exclusive; Xsara VTR R4; 1.4 Special Estate; Virage; R16TS

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    Oh well thanks for your kindness anyway
    CitroŽn's that own me

    - 2008 C5 X7 Tourer (Estate) 2.7 DoubleTurbo Diesel UHZJ - V6.

    CitroŽn's that formally owned me

    - 1990 BX TRI Estate Manual. .. . "Phoenix" - "Donated to Science"
    - 1990 BX TRI Estate Auto. (Traded In)
    - 1987 BX TRI Hatch.

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