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Post by Mickey taker » Thu Apr 02, 2009 8:02 am

Hi everyone,
my name is Susan and I live in Hertfordshire ,I'm a 24 year old student nurse.
I am kind of new to all this citroen BX stuff so if I ask silly questions please dont bite my head off as, after all , I am just a girl.
my trusty ,rusty corsa gave up the ghost a month or so ago and public transport isnt great where I live.

I have recently got a BX 19 RD its a G reg

it has been in a barn at my dads work for 8 years, a couple of weeks ago my dad connected a good used battery to it and after a few turns she started and he drove it out the barn, not bad huh,

He said it had a small hydraulic leak somewhere underneath, and she wants a little work, but it was free so I cant complain.

the leak has been sorted and dad took it for a mot which it passed second time just needing brake pads and discs.

I waited until yesterday to tax it and will be using it for work for the first time today

I will try to sort out some pictures of it later if I can work out how to put them on here.

speak soon

Sue

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Post by DLM » Thu Apr 02, 2009 9:15 am

Welcome - BX 19 diesels can be very trusty transport and you've obviously got some good mechanical back-up from your dad. That's a big plus.

I wish I could persuade my daughter to drive a BX rather than her Fiesta - I'd be able to spend less of her money and mine in fixing and maintaining it. Perhaps after the next MOT, as I suspect I know how it'll turn out.

Should you ever need it, a post in the "Technical" section should get a helpful response on maintaining or repairing the car, or generally ensuring it has a long life.

Happy BX-ing.
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Post by Tim Leech » Thu Apr 02, 2009 9:39 am

Susan Donym, or Sue Donym for short as is pseudonym :wink: Hmm lol!
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Post by DLM » Thu Apr 02, 2009 10:31 am

Don't look at the names - just post the appropriate reply if I happen to be on, which I have been rather more this week after getting an internet connection again... silly me, should've seen the general drift. Dohh...

And the motive for the post - apart from general wind-up?

Happy to take bit of harmless fun but it doesn't reflect well on us should there be any prospective female posters out there.

Mr moderator?
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Post by Philip Chidlow » Thu Apr 02, 2009 10:38 am

Well unless I'm being dumb, I saw that as a witty user name! And really, couldn't see anything wrong with the post. But hey.

Susan. Please set the record straight :lol:
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Post by DLM » Thu Apr 02, 2009 11:23 am

And really, couldn't see anything wrong with the post
Or my reply. Linegeist's just posted above about identity and verification stuff - perhaps an overhaul's due on this front if the forum's open to fishing expeditions for whatever reason. .
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Post by Philip Chidlow » Thu Apr 02, 2009 11:28 am

Ahhh, I see. I think :) I'll get my April Fool hat...
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Post by Tim Leech » Thu Apr 02, 2009 11:30 am

Might be just me being over sceptical, even so quite funny though!
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Post by Mickey taker » Thu Apr 02, 2009 12:11 pm

ok so the surnames not real ( dads idea not mine )but the rest is , I will get some pictures as soon as I can

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Post by Mickey taker » Thu Apr 02, 2009 12:21 pm

oh , whats happenned I thought the pictures would come up, am I having a blonde moment :oops:

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Post by DLM » Thu Apr 02, 2009 12:32 pm

Or am I having a blonde moment

REPOST OF PICS LINKS REMOVED IN CASE IT'S AN IMAGE EXPLOIT SCAM - THEY SHOULD HAVE WORKED FIRST TIME - APOLOGIES FOR MY LACK OF THOUGHT OR ALTERNATIVELY, PARANOIA.
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Post by DLM » Thu Apr 02, 2009 12:37 pm

Is the other one in the barn a candidate for resurrection too ?
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Post by Philip Chidlow » Thu Apr 02, 2009 12:55 pm

I have to say (sorry!), Sir Tim there's a challenge for you and your mop :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Post by ken newbold » Thu Apr 02, 2009 1:03 pm

You just have to wonder how many more like this are stored away? The other looks like an estate, so somewhere there's likely to be a MK1 estate :?

Problem is most of them like this just end up in the crusher. :(
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