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by Dave
Mon Mar 23, 2020 9:53 pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: 16v bits wanted
Replies: 11
Views: 2256

Re: 16v bits wanted

You can touch up the lettering with a Molotow chrome pen and seal it with spray on acrylic varnish. Example below, see the pictures on the page.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Molotow-Liquid ... B01E7EG3NM
by Dave
Sun Mar 08, 2020 4:41 pm
Forum: BX 16v Spotting
Topic: What "we" always knew.
Replies: 0
Views: 1603

What "we" always knew.

I have been browsing around different sites for BX info (with the words 16 valve or in this case 16 Soupapes). The latter brings up a lot more sites which make interesting reading. Google translate is a big help. I believe the BX was not particularly liked in the early days but everything I have fou...
by Dave
Thu Feb 27, 2020 6:39 pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: 16v bits wanted
Replies: 11
Views: 2256

Re: 16v bits wanted

Perfect, they are more for looks really because as a fog light, they are not that great. They are also quite prone to cracking if hit by a chipping. I bought some Peugeot covers that seemed to solve the issue when the car was in regular use. I have been looking for the 16v emblem on various sites bu...
by Dave
Mon Feb 24, 2020 8:55 am
Forum: Wanted
Topic: 16v bits wanted
Replies: 11
Views: 2256

Re: 16v bits wanted

Pleased to have helped. Hopefully will be fine, let us know.
by Dave
Sun Feb 23, 2020 1:25 pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: 16v bits wanted
Replies: 11
Views: 2256

Re: 16v bits wanted

Of the two, fog lights appear the easier to get and not that costly. Further down the page is the driving light as seen on 309's etc. https://www.bowerspartsonline.co.uk/lighting/spot-lights/classic-spotlights/sim-3217-rectangular-front-fog-lamplight-citroen-ax-gt-bx-cx-peugeot-205-309-405-gti Welco...
by Dave
Fri Oct 11, 2019 5:28 pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Camshaft locking pins
Replies: 2
Views: 2173

Re: Camshaft locking pins

Spoox Motorsport have them. https://spoox.co.uk/citroen/693-citroen-bx-16v-timing-pin-kit.html There are sizes and dimensions to make a set in Haynes, they are a little on the short side and can rest inside the cog alignment hole so take that into account if you have some machined. I expect the Spoo...
by Dave
Thu Oct 03, 2019 6:13 pm
Forum: Technical,Tuning and Modification
Topic: Wont Idle when HOT
Replies: 5
Views: 4146

Re: Wont Idle when HOT

Vanny wrote:
Thu Oct 03, 2019 3:58 pm


The ignition loom was swapped for a better condition one with some tarting, so should be like for like. Only the sensor harness was remade so shouldn't have an impact.

But you know what that means . . .
It should, it shouldn't and I do. :wink:
by Dave
Thu Oct 03, 2019 11:46 am
Forum: Technical,Tuning and Modification
Topic: Wont Idle when HOT
Replies: 5
Views: 4146

Re: Wont Idle when HOT

Keeping a watch on progress, I doubt it will solve the issue but as well as the other items you are checking, are all your earth connection points clean, the one under the battery, to the n/s wing and to the engine. Also the throttle position sensor, a bit of a clean up may help. If the issue appear...
by Dave
Mon Sep 16, 2019 7:51 pm
Forum: BX 16v Chat
Topic: Who's on the road (or could be), who is Not?
Replies: 180
Views: 106707

Re: Who's on the road (or could be), who is Not?

Hi! Finally logged in after being away for a while. Welcome back to the forum, you have been away for a while, 5 years! Nice to see your two cars side by side, the limo style of the CX next to the more angular BX. Sounds like you have a bit to do regarding the BX but at least you seem to know what ...
by Dave
Sun Jun 30, 2019 1:05 pm
Forum: BX 16v Chat
Topic: The 16v and the Whiplash Effect.
Replies: 1
Views: 1960

The 16v and the Whiplash Effect.

Hi All, Just thought I would start a little thread here about how the model attracts attention and comments from members of the public. Like many I don't really get time to take the valver out often due to other commitments but it has had a couple outings recently. What I have seen is quite remarkab...
by Dave
Sat Jun 01, 2019 12:09 pm
Forum: BX 16v Chat
Topic: Citroen Centenary - 31st May to 2nd June
Replies: 3
Views: 2939

Re: Citroen Centenary - 31st May to 2nd June

Hi Vanny,

That is awful, I bet you are fed up. I guess you have some breakdown cover with your insurance but it is very disappointing. The car looks really nice on the road as well. Probably something very minor but enough to probably ruin the day. :evil:
by Dave
Fri May 24, 2019 7:34 pm
Forum: BX 16v Chat
Topic: Crank sensor location
Replies: 8
Views: 3406

Re: Crank sensor location

Vanny wrote:
Fri May 24, 2019 3:23 pm
it's become a bit Stockholm syndrome for me,
That is very apt for many.

I don't think Mac will mind (especially if his car starts :shock:)
by Dave
Thu May 23, 2019 10:00 pm
Forum: BX 16v Chat
Topic: Crank sensor location
Replies: 8
Views: 3406

Re: Crank sensor location

I look in here just as much. IMO, this is the place to be as far as 16v's go. With BX's finally gathering more classic status it would be a shame to lose it after so many years and even though it is 16v specific a lot of information applies to the range.
I appreciate there are some costs though.
by Dave
Thu May 02, 2019 10:49 pm
Forum: Technical,Tuning and Modification
Topic: mk 1 16v fuel pump question
Replies: 6
Views: 3439

Re: mk 1 16v fuel pump question

Hi Mac, It does not always follow that a clicking relay is good, it may still not be working. You can check by putting power to it then see it is activating fully across the other terminals with a multimeter by checking continuity. I think the injector relay also has a bit extra inside so perhaps no...
by Dave
Mon Apr 15, 2019 10:41 pm
Forum: Technical,Tuning and Modification
Topic: mk 1 16v fuel pump question
Replies: 6
Views: 3439

Re: mk 1 16v fuel pump question

You may have sorted this by now but if not you may want to check the relays located in the o/s wing. There are two, one deals with the pump and the other powers the injectors once it is provided with a signal. There could be a fault with the relay or the signal getting to it originating from the cra...