BX 19 TRS Auto Estate "Bertie"

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Re: BX 19 TRS Auto Estate "Bertie"

Post by Joris » Sun Apr 29, 2018 10:12 pm

rutter123 wrote:
Sat Apr 28, 2018 4:02 pm
I'll dig the oil cooler out tomorrow.


Many thanks!

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Re: BX 19 TRS Auto Estate "Bertie"

Post by Tim Leech » Mon Apr 30, 2018 11:44 am

Its definatly magnetic blue!
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Re: BX 19 TRS Auto Estate "Bertie"

Post by jamescarruthers » Mon Apr 30, 2018 12:49 pm

Still will look good when polished up!
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1985 CITROEN BX 19GT C1TBX
1990 CITROEN BX 16TGS ATHENA H642GJU
1991 CITROEN BX 19TZI AUTO A/C TAL91S
1994 CITROEN XANTIA 1.8 SXi M908HRY
1998 Rover 75 V6 Connoisseur Auto S392DEH
2002 Rover 75 CDT Connossieur SE Nav R40TSL
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Re: BX 19 TRS Auto Estate "Bertie"

Post by Tim Leech » Mon Apr 30, 2018 1:22 pm

Its a lovely colour, the light blue was always very popular, Romantic Blue before hand and Olympic and Ice blue which followed it.
1985 BX 19GT Mk1
1991 BX 19TZD
1991 BX 19TZI Auto A/C
1990 BX 16TGS "Athena"
1994 Xantia 1.8i SX
1972 Morris Marina 1.8 SDL
1979 Rover SD1 V8-S
1998 Rover 75 2.0V6 Connoisseur Auto
2002 Rover 75 CDT Connossieur SE Nav
2003 Rover 25 1.6i XL 5 DR

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Re: BX 19 TRS Auto Estate "Bertie"

Post by Joris » Mon May 28, 2018 10:04 pm

It's magnetic blue, that's what the colour code says as well! I still don't really know how I feel about it though..

There has been some updates on Bertie.
I've sourced a new oil cooler of a (scrapyard) Renault Scenic, slightly smaller but should do the job as well (if not, please respond in capitals and exclamation marks). That's all fitted and not leaking, so happy days.

In the month of standing still it all of a sudden decided to have an LHM leak...
Which is a bit of a pain because the octopus has been replaced (by me) with a brand new one about 4 months ago. And it's not a job I'd like to do again.
The end of 1 of the hoses had a small tear and has now split. I've tried to use a petrol hose, which I had to stretch up before I put it the end of the octopus hose, then a jubilee clip on that to prevent leaking.
It hasn't worked, does anybody have any tips? I might try another Jubilee clip next to it...

Other things that have been done.
* Antenna replaced
* Roof rails repainted satin black
* New ignition cables and spark plugs
* New fuel filter
* New air filter (after it got sprayed with coolant)

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Re: BX 19 TRS Auto Estate "Bertie"

Post by Jaba » Tue May 29, 2018 11:40 am

You will have to cut off the split bit and join in a piece of new hose somehow. Alternatively using some of that self annealing silicone tape might get you out of trouble but its usually simple to put a join in.
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Re: BX 19 TRS Auto Estate "Bertie"

Post by rutter123 » Tue May 29, 2018 9:40 pm

I used 3mm bore rubber pipe and some push fit barbed connectors, trouble is with that old pipes will split again even if you trim it back.
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Re: BX 19 TRS Auto Estate "Bertie"

Post by Joris » Tue May 29, 2018 11:39 pm

Do you just mean something like this?
https://www.advancedfluidsolutions.co.u ... 2227-p.asp

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Re: BX 19 TRS Auto Estate "Bertie"

Post by rutter123 » Wed May 30, 2018 8:55 pm

That's the type, check the i/d of the rubber pipes as they mite have been 2mm, it was a while ago..
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Re: BX 19 TRS Auto Estate "Bertie"

Post by Joris » Wed May 30, 2018 10:01 pm

I'll give that a try! Thanks