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by Vanny
Sat Jun 01, 2019 11:53 am
Forum: BX 16v Chat
Topic: Citroen Centenary - 31st May to 2nd June
Replies: 3
Views: 352

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

After an epic amount of under side work (sill ends, TRE, drop links, service, various unseen bits of body work) followed by an epic clean (machine cut, polished, interior bathed, cleaned and treated) all with the specific intent of going to the Centenary, I only got 6 miles! IMG_20190601_083418 (Cop...
by Vanny
Fri May 24, 2019 3:24 pm
Forum: BX 16v Chat
Topic: Crank sensor location
Replies: 8
Views: 296

Re: Crank sensor location

Sorry for hijacking your thread Mac 😜
by Vanny
Fri May 24, 2019 3:23 pm
Forum: BX 16v Chat
Topic: Crank sensor location
Replies: 8
Views: 296

Re: Crank sensor location

Don't worry about the costs, they sort themselves. It is a good point though, I've seen 3 valves crawl out of the woodwork on eBay in the last month. There is certainly a trend for getting them back on the road. Even DanB resurfaced. Maybe your right, longer term it might pick up. Either way, like t...
by Vanny
Thu May 23, 2019 8:41 pm
Forum: BX 16v Chat
Topic: Crank sensor location
Replies: 8
Views: 296

Re: Crank sensor location

That sounds very promising!

I have been loosely following on the BXC, its a little bit more frequented than this ghost town, although neither forum is a touch on the Facebook BXC group. I'll just keep propping this place up until I see sense!
by Vanny
Mon May 20, 2019 5:05 pm
Forum: BX 16v Chat
Topic: Crank sensor location
Replies: 8
Views: 296

Re: Crank sensor location

Its pointing at the teeth on the fly wheel and mounted onto the gearbox. I think its mounted further back than under the ignition coil, under the HP pump. Seem to think its a bit of an arse to get to, albeit straight forward.
by Vanny
Thu May 09, 2019 5:43 pm
Forum: For Sale
Topic: 16v parts - updated 27/5 more doors
Replies: 14
Views: 1270

Re: 16v parts

Have you a two tone tail blazer :D

Your parts collection sounds like mine. Although I have a 16v head with no cover . . . How much posted please?
by Vanny
Thu May 09, 2019 5:40 pm
Forum: Technical,Tuning and Modification
Topic: mk 1 16v fuel pump question
Replies: 6
Views: 596

Re: mk 1 16v fuel pump question

I've recently been educated that valver pumps only run when cranking out running. Confirmed by physical test on the ph2 sat outside (in the rain).

Can you put one of the see through filters in to give you a better idea of flow and content? Maybe there is air being drawn into the lines?
by Vanny
Thu Apr 18, 2019 1:09 pm
Forum: BX 16v Chat
Topic: Citroen Centenary - 31st May to 2nd June
Replies: 3
Views: 352

Citroen Centenary - 31st May to 2nd June

https://www.citroencentenary.org.uk/

Part of the reason for getting my valver back on the road is in order to attend the Citroen Centenary at Coombe Park (Coventry, M6 J2). I'm likely to only be going on the Saturday.

Anybody else fancy it?
by Vanny
Sun Apr 14, 2019 8:20 am
Forum: Technical,Tuning and Modification
Topic: mk 1 16v fuel pump question
Replies: 6
Views: 596

Re: mk 1 16v fuel pump question

I think, and I'm afraid I'm no expert, that it primes when on ignition by running for a fixed time period (3s) then stops. On crank the pump doesn't start again until the ECU sees the engine running but I'm not sure of the criteria for this. EDIT I've recently learned this is a load of horse manure ...
by Vanny
Mon Apr 08, 2019 4:22 pm
Forum: BX 16v Chat
Topic: Chances of success
Replies: 6
Views: 549

Re: Chances of success

Not only did it make it home after 132miles yesterday, its made it to work and back today!
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Its kinda clean, but really need a valet by someone who knows what they are doing.
by Vanny
Sat Apr 06, 2019 10:02 am
Forum: BX 16v Chat
Topic: Chances of success
Replies: 6
Views: 549

Re: Chances of success

Well I'm on my third and last train before the adventure really begins. Beautiful views across the country side on the way down. I bet the view won't be so good from the hard shoulder😂
by Vanny
Fri Apr 05, 2019 7:39 pm
Forum: BX 16v Chat
Topic: Chances of success
Replies: 6
Views: 549

Chances of success

Tomorrow I'm heading off in the direction of Bristol to pick up the pink shed after some TLC. What are my chances of getting back (132miles) in one go, without the use of the breakdown services? Remember this is the first time the car has driven anywhere for almost exactly 5 years! Pictures of break...
by Vanny
Wed Jan 02, 2019 4:55 pm
Forum: BX 16v Chat
Topic: Happy New Year
Replies: 2
Views: 730

Happy New Year

Happy New Year to everyone.

I'm hoping to have my car back on the road sometime in March so maybe i'll manage to catch a car show or similar!
by Vanny
Thu Dec 13, 2018 8:31 pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Rear wash wipe switch
Replies: 2
Views: 697

Re: Rear wash wipe switch

Hi Mac,

So the car isn't running yet but you're worried about the graphic on a switch, you sound as OCD as me, and unfortunately all the ones I have are worn. I assume its a black switch? I have a brown one with a good graphic some where. I think.
by Vanny
Fri Dec 07, 2018 2:35 pm
Forum: BX 16v Chat
Topic: Red Mk1 16v
Replies: 13
Views: 1972

Re: Red Mk1 16v

Insane questions would be better received here, its more likely to wake up the more knowledgeable but seemingly dormant members!