Archive for August 2010

BX: Pictures!

So here are some current photos of Grisu:
Did you notice the chrome trim beneath the number plate in the last picture? Here’s a detail shot:

Nothing to Report

Long time, no post. The reason is simple: I’ve been at work most of the time, so I’ve had little or no opportunity to tinker with old cars. Thus, there has been nothing to report lately.
But I’m still very happy indeed with Grisu, as the new BX has been named. Granted, it is a gas [...]

Haubentauchen Gifhorn August 2010

Haubentauchen (hood diving; but the word is derived from the German name of the podiceps christatus or great crested grebe, if that helps) is a very informal monthly meeting of old cars in Gifhorn, which is quite close to Braunschweig, where I live. So with nothing better to do on a Sunday, I pointed the [...]

Please Welcome: The BX … Again

So it was time to buy a BX. Again. (See previous post on why.)
This time, I still looked at sites like and, but I set my real trust in the André Citroën Club Forums (German language). That’s where the enthusiasts meet, and that’s where they advertise their cars for sale. I had quickly [...]

BX: Check Those Fuel Lines!

Long time, no update. The reason was frustration, pure and simple. Here’s why:
Yes, it’s gone. Not yet crushed, but it’s going to be — as one Citroën expert put it: “Everything that costs money is burnt.” I had this car for just three weeks, and it still hurt to see it go.
But hey, life goes [...]