The BX Project

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Citroen BX - FotU 2022 Prep - Fuel Leak

Before I set off to this year's Festival of the Unexceptional, I wanted to trace a fluid leak near the engine. But first, the Citroen BX had a rather major fuel leak! Amazed I even made it.

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Citroën BX - FotU 2022 Prep - More Leaks

SPOILER ALERT - I did make it to #FotU last weekend, but it was very touch and go. By 7pm on the Friday before the engine bay content was all over the drive. Enjoy this tale of, erm, miss adventure . . .

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I cannot write what I thought after reading that update, so I will just say what an awful experience. One thing after another, some a little self inflicted which you realise, some of it just draining and I know how you must have felt when you had had enough. Made worse by having to meet the deadline but tiresome in any case.

Like you wrote in summary, you have done a number of jobs, cumulatively, they all go to improve things 👍
Prefer it to the Lamborghini, like Signor Gandini!
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After all those changes and fixes, the car actually made it to and from Festival of the Unexceptional, without any issues! I've since discovered a mild coolant leak as a result of a piss poor hose clamp, but otherwise, she's been just fine. Not sure if that's luck, or maybe I know vaguely what I'm doing.

Obviously this means nothing without a write up, so . . .
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Car Show - FotU 2022 - My Highlights

After weeks of turmoil with the BX, I wondered if it would even make it to FotU 22. But it did, and the festival was fantastic. After a few weeks' delay, finally, I can regale you with my show experience!

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Citroën BX – XPO – Old A-Pillar Removal – Eps21

So, the big question for 2023 that literally no one asked,
DID XPO GET SCRAPPED?
Well, let me tell you . . . .

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Citroën BX – XPO – The Big Cut – Eps22

I simply couldn't put it off any longer. Time to put on my big boy pants and fire up the grinder. The day had come for the Big Cut. And after all the build-up, it could have gone better!

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Citroën BX – XPO – Welding in the repair panel – Eps23

The latest episode of 'fabricating a Citroen BX out of rusty panels' has arrived, for those that are into that sort of thing. So very nearly time for paint!

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Citroën BX – XPO – Wheel Arch Repair – Eps24

Just when I thought I was done with welding, I realised I had best tackle the wheel arch repair before committing to paint.

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Citroën BX – XPO – Painting the A-pillar – Eps25

With the welding finally finished, attention turns to painting the A-pillar. This several-month stage doesn't end well!

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Citroën BX – XPO – Unpainting the A-pillar – Eps26

In the previous article, the repairs on XPO were finally completed and repainted.
However, I soon find I'm unpainting the A-pillar 😭
Soul destroying would be one way to describe it

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Citroën BX – Heater Tap Overhaul – Part 4

The moment literally no one has been waiting for, after eleven years since I first started this how-to series, the fourth and final part is now written and available over on the BXProject Blog.

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Citroën BX – XPO – Wheel Arch Repairs – Eps27

Taking a break from painting, in this article, we will look at wheel arch repairs to the fitch panel and wing bracket.

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Citroën BX – XPO – A-pillar Painting. Again! – Eps28

Despite Episode 27's distraction, I really need to push on with the A-pillar painting, again.
How well will it come out this time?

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The next task on the XPO project is windscreen surround repair.
While it is now looking epic, the offside A-pillar wasn't the only rot at the front of the BX.

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