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by michael16v
Sun Sep 27, 2015 8:57 am
Forum: Admin Announcements
Topic: BX16v.com and the future of the site
Replies: 4
Views: 3847

Re: BX16v.com and the future of the site

After a long long time, we finally have the BX16v.com domain back! I would like to offer my thanks to Atanas/CoolMan for giving us the opportunity to acquire the domain name, and for the support and patience given in making the transfer happen! Now that we have the domain name back, there will be s...
by michael16v
Wed Sep 03, 2014 6:15 am
Forum: Technical,Tuning and Modification
Topic: Silicone water hoses for the BX valver
Replies: 209
Views: 61862

Re: Silicone water hoses for the BX valver

Well I have now got 700km on the rebuilt engine fitted with the silicone hoses. In the last few runs I have noticed a coolant smell when shutting down. Had a look round the engine bay and noticed some dried coolant that appears to be weeping from the fibre in between the inner and outer silicone. I ...
by michael16v
Sun Apr 20, 2014 9:49 am
Forum: Technical,Tuning and Modification
Topic: 1993 BX16v instrument panel lights not working
Replies: 4
Views: 2747

I fitted a mechanical gauge as a checking device. The electrical gauge is reading low, but uniformly low :?: I have fitted new earths and checked the wires - no result. I am happy that there is good pressure so will live with it? Cheers Michael P.S. The engine now has 500+km on it and is freed up ni...
by michael16v
Thu Apr 03, 2014 11:54 pm
Forum: Technical,Tuning and Modification
Topic: 1993 BX16v instrument panel lights not working
Replies: 4
Views: 2747

Well I have fixed it. A long'ish story, so read on if you are interested. First up it was me who most probably caused the problem in the beginning. I had the instrument panel and under dash wires out/disturbed when chasing a oil pressure gauge and cruise control problem. So; I have a spare instrumen...
by michael16v
Wed Apr 02, 2014 10:19 am
Forum: Technical,Tuning and Modification
Topic: 1993 BX16v instrument panel lights not working
Replies: 4
Views: 2747

1993 BX16v instrument panel lights not working

I have noticed a few nights ago that I have lost the lighting to the LHS of my instrument panel. RHS is working fine. Not just one or two bulbs but the whole lot. Looking at the Haynes book of fairy tales wiring diagram only shows the power into a line of light bulbs through to the earth. I have pow...
by michael16v
Wed Aug 21, 2013 4:52 am
Forum: Technical,Tuning and Modification
Topic: Octopuss availability?
Replies: 4
Views: 3827

Well, engine out and I pressure cleaned the engine bay. I removed the octopus's and pressure cleaned again. The hard part is going to remember the routing for the new octopus's :? The replacement engine is ready to go in and I am replacing a lot of other items as I have them out or I now have access...
by michael16v
Wed Jul 31, 2013 12:53 am
Forum: Technical,Tuning and Modification
Topic: Silicone water hoses for the BX valver
Replies: 209
Views: 61862

Got a reply from Stew, and he is sending over a replacement hose. Great service, thanks Stewart.
Now to start the process of taking out the old engine and fit the new one. Looking forward to the hours on my back on the concrete floor - NOT!
by michael16v
Thu Jul 25, 2013 1:12 am
Forum: Technical,Tuning and Modification
Topic: Silicone water hoses for the BX valver
Replies: 209
Views: 61862

Would you believe after almost 3 years I am finally going to fit the silicone hoses to an engine I am rebuilding. So I have tried to fit these hoses and find, as others have, that hose to fit where No 10 in the diagram is, will not fit. I have a 90 degree silicone hose where it needs to have a "S" s...
by michael16v
Sun Apr 28, 2013 6:46 am
Forum: Technical,Tuning and Modification
Topic: Octopuss availability?
Replies: 4
Views: 3827

Hi Chris
Thanks for the info, will contact a few places. Re the mud flap - no luck. :(
I will be replacing the engine over winter - cold months project - and figure that will be the best time to replace the octopus lines.
Cheers
Michael
by michael16v
Tue Apr 23, 2013 4:24 am
Forum: Technical,Tuning and Modification
Topic: Octopuss availability?
Replies: 4
Views: 3827

Octopuss availability?

Hi
Anyone know where I can get the 2 new octopus return lines from? I have looked on the internet without any success. Contact details would be appreciated of a supplier.
Cheers
Michael
by michael16v
Mon Aug 06, 2012 7:05 am
Forum: Technical,Tuning and Modification
Topic: standard ride height?
Replies: 4
Views: 5917

Thanks mate. I am a bit high; will have to look into why :?:
by michael16v
Mon Jul 23, 2012 9:35 am
Forum: Technical,Tuning and Modification
Topic: standard ride height?
Replies: 4
Views: 5917

standard ride height?

I seem to have a higher than normal bum?? Well, my 16v has :lol:
I think the height of the rear of my 16v is higher than standard. Can someone let me know the correct ride height, and where it is measured please.
Thanks
Michael
by michael16v
Mon May 21, 2012 5:19 am
Forum: BX 16v Chat
Topic: My BX back on the road
Replies: 6
Views: 2450

"Yeah I've never seen a 16 valve on the road here in Australia" , only a couple at a car show. BXs in general are rare here. There very under rated and people have a fear of Hydropneumatic Citroens. There's more love for the more mainstream Peugeots. A common fate for 16 valves is to be bought pure...
by michael16v
Wed Feb 29, 2012 7:03 am
Forum: BX 16v Chat
Topic: Awesome build threads wanted for PFC!
Replies: 2
Views: 1485

Hi there
Have a look at some fof the restorations and mods/rebuilds happening on the "Aussiefrogs" site here in Australia.
We "generally" have a better (less rust) starting point.
Regards
Michael
by michael16v
Wed Nov 02, 2011 9:49 pm
Forum: Technical,Tuning and Modification
Topic: sphere damper valving
Replies: 4
Views: 2070

Here u go... http://citroen.tramontana.co.hu/suspension/replacement-spheres Cheers, Ziga Thanks for this link, good info. What I am after is the actual phisical make up of the valving fitted to the spheres. This is a number and thickness of "washers" fitted either side of a flow disk fitted inside ...