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    Icon12 Citroen Ebay listings..

    Thought this was worth bringing to the attention of BX16v fans here...

    http://cgi.ebay.com.au/Citroen-BX-16...item20b5dfd166

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    Currently $516.00 with 2 days remaining, the front bumper is worth more than that

    I know nothing of the car, bid at your own risk

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    Seems cheap, then the k's tend to make one wonder about the 16 valves and their associated bits.
    The stories of BX owners ( car ) woes do frequent more often than not.

    For an aficionado of the model, perhaps it is a good one to buy and preserve if it hasn't had the full plastic fatigue malaise occur.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jackafrica View Post
    Seems cheap, then the k's tend to make one wonder about the 16 valves and their associated bits.
    The stories of BX owners ( car ) woes do frequent more often than not.

    For an aficionado of the model, perhaps it is a good one to buy and preserve if it hasn't had the full plastic fatigue malaise occur.
    I think real 16v enthusiasts are thin on the ground, they (the cars) certainly do require constant upkeep. An aquired taste, they can be very rewarding and as you are about to fall head over heels they kick you in the 'ice hole'

    It's strange but there is possibly more value in parts than as a whole car, punters will pay $1500.00 for a good front bumper? Might be a little early but give it a few of years and good examples, if you can find one will start to command decent dollars...

    ...again, I must state I know nothing of this particular car, owning one though I do have a vested interest in seeing the bidding a little more enthusiastic

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    Quote Originally Posted by GreenBlood View Post
    they can be very rewarding and as you are about to fall head over heels they kick you in the 'ice hole'


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    ...true to form, hours from the auction ending???

    Quote Originally Posted by Ebay Q and A
    Q: Is the car still for sale?
    A: CAR IS NOT FOR SALE ANY MORE AS IT IS NO LONGER AS DESCRIBED.(SOME MECHANICAL PROBLEMS) PLEASE DO NOT BID!!!! THE CAR IS WITHDRAWN FROM SALE. APOLOGIES TO ALL WATCHERS AND BIDDERS

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    it was sold off ebay for about $ 1000 , the noise was a timing belt tensioner squealing , we were top bidder , till he sold it

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    Gutted would of been a cheap car.....

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    Personally I smell a rat..

    The whole "have a bet both ways" by having the car "no reserve".. then a (timely) mechanical issue that gives leave to the seller to cancel the auction if the bids aren't near the reserve in his head. Then immediately having a non ebay sale quite close to the approaching ending price that preclude any bidders from further negotiations.

    Anyway just a hunch..

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    There is a CX turbo on Ebay uk now
    http://cgi.ebay.com.au/ws/eBayISAPI....=STRK:MEWAX:IT

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fingers View Post
    ...rare car being a metal bumpered, series 1 GTi Turbo. That'd make a good project for someone.
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    Icon3 Citroen Xantia Activa Turbo Ct (1998) 5D Hatchback 5

    22-12-10 with 5 days to run

    This one looks interesting... but with rear end damage, pics yet to be posted.

    Citroen Xantia Activa Turbo Ct (1998) 5D

    http://cgi.ebay.com.au/Citroen-Xanti...item230cb335b5

    *Edit: Same seller has the car listed twice, this time with pics and 9 days to run $1500.00 buy it now or make an offer
    http://cgi.ebay.com.au/1998-Citroen-...QQcmdZViewItem

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    Quote Originally Posted by Citroening View Post
    ...rare car being a metal bumpered, series 1 GTi Turbo. That'd make a good project for someone.
    He hasn't "looked underneath" since 2001 You'd be seriously wanting to get that sucker up on a hoist before you even dreamed of bidding

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    Quote Originally Posted by GreenBlood View Post
    22-12-10 with 5 days to run

    This one looks interesting... but with rear end damage, pics yet to be posted.

    Citroen Xantia Activa Turbo Ct (1998) 5D

    http://cgi.ebay.com.au/Citroen-Xanti...item230cb335b5

    *Edit: Same seller has the car listed twice, this time with pics and 9 days to run $1500.00 buy it now or make an offer
    http://cgi.ebay.com.au/1998-Citroen-...QQcmdZViewItem

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    That doens't look like an easy fix to me, the tailgate doesn't even come close to lining up... it looks like the hole @sre end is bend downward a small amount, the door opening looks like it's out of shape and the bumper doesn't fit...... I think there will be some extensive damage hidden behind that little dent there

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fingers View Post
    Aaargh, in a wrong continent. My heartbeat already increased to 145bbm.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DoubleChevron View Post
    He hasn't "looked underneath" since 2001 You'd be seriously wanting to get that sucker up on a hoist before you even dreamed of bidding

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    If it was possible to safely get it on a hoist without folding in half! Although perhaps a four poster might do it.

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    Is it even an Activa - I was under the impression that Australia only got S2 cars!
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    Quote Originally Posted by UFO View Post
    If it was possible to safely get it on a hoist without folding in half! Although perhaps a four poster might do it.
    Not a problem, actually it would be good. Just import the front.

    Was this a BX 16v thread originally?
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    Quote Originally Posted by kimmo View Post
    Was this a BX 16v thread originally?
    Na, the intention was for a 'spotted on Ebay' thread (Citroen cars or parts)... I check occasionally especially for parts and keep coming across some nice orphans.

    The CT Turbo is advertised as an Activa, but I agree with Joel, may well not be the case?

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    Quote Originally Posted by DoubleChevron View Post
    He hasn't "looked underneath" since 2001 You'd be seriously wanting to get that sucker up on a hoist before you even dreamed of bidding

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    If you assumed the worst you'd probably still be an optimist with that one, by Oz standards at any rate.
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    Icon3 C5 HDi 2001

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    How about a 2001 C5HDi for 99cents (starting bid). 4 days to run

    Sounds like timing belt snapped and it now has a few bent valves...

    http://cgi.ebay.com.au/Citroen-C5-20...item3a61a5c396

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    It may have shed the outer of the harmonic damper rather than snapping the belt. (Something to watch for if you own this model - mark it to see if the rubber is letting go) It's an early example, has done 270K, it's got some body damage and there is a reserve set for it, so the economics are probably rather suspect. However, you may get lucky and find it's just snapped a few of the rockers and the valves are OK.

    Edit - Missed the bent piston bit??? = major work and you'd probably be better off with a used engine.
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    Quote Originally Posted by David S View Post
    It may have shed the outer of the harmonic damper rather than snapping the belt. (Something to watch for if you own this model - mark it to see if the rubber is letting go) It's an early example, has done 270K, it's got some body damage and there is a reserve set for it, so the economics are probably rather suspect. However, you may get lucky and find it's just snapped a few of the rockers and the valves are OK.

    Edit - Missed the bent piston bit??? = major work and you'd probably be better off with a used engine.
    270K eh. I'd be very wary, even at $10. There are plenty of good secondhand cars around that don't need fixing. And the need for major item fixing can sometimes come from neglect (of everything) as well as from bad luck.
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    Quote Originally Posted by David S View Post
    It may have shed the outer of the harmonic damper rather than snapping the belt. (Something to watch for if you own this model - mark it to see if the rubber is letting go) It's an early example, has done 270K, it's got some body damage and there is a reserve set for it, so the economics are probably rather suspect. However, you may get lucky and find it's just snapped a few of the rockers and the valves are OK.

    Edit - Missed the bent piston bit??? = major work and you'd probably be better off with a used engine.
    David, I enjoy the speculation in these type of threads (cars that are too rusty to inspect on a hoist etc, panel damge that makes a repair unviable ect.), also the knowledge that can be inadvertently imparted. It is the kind of discussion that we stopped by imposing a no-reply policy to our cars for sale forum. Here (in this thread) sellers are anonymous so fair game for good and bad press.

    With the C5 (no I'm not interested in bidding), do you see a real posibility of damage to a piston before rockers or valves? Would I be correct in suggesting a snapped cam belt as the likely cause of it's woes?

    To have reached 270K either the auto has been worked on or it is the lucky AL4

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    Quote Originally Posted by STALLED View Post
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    Nothing like a bit of idle specluation about someone else's problem!

    (Re the C5 a copuple of posts up ...)
    In my limited experience, every cam belt failure I can recall has been because something else failed rather than the cam belt simply snapping. All of the failures I can recall have been due to water pump or tensioner failures or the auxiliary belt came loose first and made the cam belt skip a few teeth. All of these are more likely due to neglect or lack of awareness rather than being plain unlucky.

    In this case, for $1,200 they've presumably changed more than just the timing belt and it didn't fix it. Sounds like it's pretty close to being a parts car though and the buyer will find more than they bargain for. You'd want to inspect it unless it sells for a silly low price. You will only know for sure if the piston, rod and/or crank are damaged by removing the head and checking the piston crown versus the deck height of the block. Since the bores are part of the block and the pistons are matched to the block, a damaged piston presents something of a problem!

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