Citrojim's Saxo and Cycling Tales

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addo wrote:You'll slide backwards into a 2CV at this rate. Small, revvy, Spartan... Can you see where this is leading? :mrgreen:
I can Adam but I promise I won't :lol: :lol:

The C1 does have a bit of 2CV/R4 about it though... And none the worse for it either...

Had a call from my dealer last evening. The replacement pipe for my V6 is on back-order and at least a couple of weeks away. Pavlos, you were lucky!!!

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I "skinned" the return junctions and used regular oil/fuel hose with clips. Under the black plastic overmould are white barbed connections. Almost any broken harness can be reused this way.

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I suggested a copper t piece made to the right size to replace the junction. That is the item fails the most so would remove the biggest failure point :)

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Indeed Will, entirely reasonable and the reason I'm hanging on to the duff ones. They'll inevitably be NFP in the not too distant...

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First fuel consumption check on the C1....

Do bear in mind I've been driving it like I stole it...

57mpg

8-) :-D :P

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yes but to be fair you only have 3 injectors working

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Ha ha like it Chris!
But that's pretty decent Jim.

I'd love to know what it's like driven gently?!

Guessing it weighs about 700kg as well with no electrics inside it ;)

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Chris570 wrote:yes but to be fair you only have 3 injectors working
True! And only three pistons too!!!

I shall try driving gently for a tankful and see.. It'll be hard mind. It just begs to be driven with some spirit :-D

Will, 800Kg so not far off... I only add 68Kg to that..

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That can't be far off the original minis to be fair. I would how a two pot diesel would do in them as it would have enough torque with a turbo for that size of car, could crack 100mpg then and be rfl free for a good few years as well as the gov keeps bringing the threshold down...

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IIRC the Daihatsu Charade diesel could do 100MPG on a tiny engine.

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KP wrote:That can't be far off the original minis to be fair.
I'd expect it to be *way* better than an original Mini. They were from the days when 30mpg out of a 1.6 was acceptable. I hardly ever got 40mpg out of my Metro with the 1275cc and SU carb, and mini owning friends used to reckon 35-40mpg and no more. Horrific little cars. The guy I helped out after school in his garage when I was a kid was a Mini specialist. Put me off the bloody things for life. Hilarious to be a passenger in when they were being driven fast though.

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I meant weight wise :)

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KP wrote:I meant weight wise :)
Ah, my mistake. Yes, not far off. I think they were about 670kgs. Just think how much safer and better a C1 is, and only for an extra 100kgs or so..

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Very true indeed :) still think the French should do what they do best and stick a nice tiny turbo diesel in there...

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I thought all small French cars either had to be powered by a tappety pushrod lump or the 1360cc inline 4? :shock: