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    Default Any BX16v in Syd want to take my BX16v for a spin

    Hi There

    I need to benchmark my 16v to see how it is performing, and I thought the best way may be to let someone who has had one for a while behind the wheel and maybe take me for a spin in theirs.

    Anyone interested must be an experienced BX16v current owner.

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    I own an Mi16x4. Closet thing you'll get to a BX16V and I live nearby.

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    Quote Originally Posted by twm
    (no joyriders allowed)
    LOL - Who'd want to joy ride a BX16V?
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    I'm looking for a 16v to benchmark my car too Terry. It's hard to know if certain characteristics are common to my particular car, or whether it affects all 16v's.

    What do you suggest?

    I know where PeterT lives and he would be a great technical resource if questions arise

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    Quote Originally Posted by macquered
    I know where PeterT lives and he would be a great technical resource if questions arise
    what! I just wanted to see if would pull 7000 RPM in 5th!

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    Yes exactly, I want you to tell me why mine can't do just that

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    Quote Originally Posted by Uga Boga
    LOL - Who'd want to joy ride a BX16V?
    C'mon, volunteer, you could get lucky; they might invite you along, but only if they can post a pic of the look on your face when the back wheel lifts off the ground halfway through a fast off cambered corner.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Alan S
    C'mon, volunteer, you could get lucky; they might invite you along, but only if they can post a pic of the look on your face when the back wheel lifts off the ground halfway through a fast off cambered corner.


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    Hi Alan

    I thought you might comment in this thread, nice to hear from you.

    BTW Only near the rear wheels to stop the exhuast catching
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    Quote Originally Posted by macquered
    I'm looking for a 16v to benchmark my car too Terry. It's hard to know if certain characteristics are common to my particular car, or whether it affects all 16v's.

    What do you suggest?

    I know where PeterT lives and he would be a great technical resource if questions arise
    I think we should have a get together somewhere,lets PM on the location.

    We could do some comparison testing I think it would be interesting and fun.

    Shame we cant get AlanS down here as well.

    HAve to think of a somwhere out of the way with a long straight stretch. Dont know if we could get on one of the tracks somewhere. Lets hunt around and see what we come up with. Would prefer to keep the location quiet.

    I might suggest that we all fuel up at the same spot as well for the test.

    Maybe we can meet up somewher first for a chat. I will be in the Bondi area on Thursday.

    Thinking caps on

    BTW I have a exhaust gas analyser that you can try out as well if you like.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Uga Boga
    LOL - Who'd want to joy ride a BX16V?

    Only the brave

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    Quote Originally Posted by PeterT
    I own an Mi16x4. Closet thing you'll get to a BX16V and I live nearby.
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    Might invite you along if you can keep up !

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    Quote Originally Posted by twm
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    Might invite you along if you can keep up !

    (lots of repsect)
    Nah, a poogoe would never keep up ... Unless possibly it's a 160hp version (he's gotto power a transfer case, tailshaft extra diff ... extra weight ...). No doubt he'd be quicker off the line though

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    Hi, I'd love to test drive your BX but I'm on the other side of the planet!! I spent 9months rebuilding mine and it will pull 7200RPM in 5th. I think they are great cars apart from the amount of hi-octane fuel mine gets through (21MPG around town ) If you're ever in the UK you'd be welcome to have a go in mine!
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    I've driven daves hybrid a bit

    Does that count?

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    Plus, you'd get a drive of the AX !

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    Quote Originally Posted by AxGT
    I've driven daves hybrid a bit
    As well as doing skids and racing Liberty B4's in my GT

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    Quote Originally Posted by twm
    Only the brave

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    hehe, well, you'd have to be brave, or have a certain degree of confidence in the driver, it's a moving heap of plastic!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Uga Boga
    hehe, well, you'd have to be brave, or have a certain degree of confidence in the driver, it's a moving heap of plastic!


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    Careful Uga, we are talking about a real Citroen with real Citroen suspension, not a Poogoo in drag.

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    I reckon I could find more plastic in your C4

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave
    I reckon I could find more plastic in your C4

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    Don't be so sure, we all know the high content of plastic panels in the BX
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    Quote Originally Posted by Uga Boga
    Don't be so sure, we all know the high content of plastic panels in the BX
    I suppose it all comes down to plastic fenders vs plastic bonnet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TroyO
    Careful Uga, we are talking about a real Citroen with real Citroen suspension, not a Poogoo in drag.

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    Ah it's the other way around, Poogoo lease Citroen innovation and technology.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TroyO
    I suppose it all comes down to plastic fenders vs plastic bonnet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Uga Boga
    Aluminium bonnet!
    No I mean the BX has a plastic bonnet.

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    What was the reason for Citroen using a plastic bonnet and rear hatch in the BX - was it purely for saving weight?

    What type of plastic is it made out of?

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    Haha, just stirring, I wouldn't want to take a C4 on a mountain cruise or leave it in a hail storm though with the aluminium bonnet. I'd rather a plastic one, not a dint after 20 years of abuse!!

    Maybe they should have used more plastic in the C4 to reduce the weight some more. Its a pity really, visually I like the C4 the best out of the new cits, but they are just too heavy for their engines. I'd like to see something like a C4 VTS @ around 1050kilos, or they could bring out a turbo version at the current weight.

    Ah well I can always compromise and put a VTS engine in a Bx, perfect.

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