Confessions of a Citroholic

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Re: Confessions of a Citroholic

Post by van ordinaire » 27 Jun 2017, 01:49

Good price for a starter, let's hope it proves to be a bargain.

Hmmmm, perhaps just missing out on that Coupe de Ville on "Scottish eBay" was a blessing in disguise.

If you ever want a car delivered from down here - you only have to ask (& make a sensible contribution towards expenses)
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Re: Confessions of a Citroholic

Post by CitroJim » 27 Jun 2017, 05:20

RichardW wrote:
26 Jun 2017, 22:03
Ideally I'd get 2 more MOTs on it before the tin worm gets it - that would put 40k on it, taking it to 170k, which would be more than I got out the Xantia. 15k / year cross country in Scotland does rather take its toll on cars though!


That's not so bad then Richard... Your neck of the woods certainly seems to be very hard on cars... They must use a lot of salt up there...
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Re: Confessions of a Citroholic

Post by Hell Razor5543 » 27 Jun 2017, 07:53

CitroJim wrote:
27 Jun 2017, 05:20
RichardW wrote:
26 Jun 2017, 22:03
Ideally I'd get 2 more MOTs on it before the tin worm gets it - that would put 40k on it, taking it to 170k, which would be more than I got out the Xantia. 15k / year cross country in Scotland does rather take its toll on cars though!


That's not so bad then Richard... Your neck of the woods certainly seems to be very hard on cars... They must use a lot of salt up there...

It is down to all of the fish and chips butties they eat up North! :lol:
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Re: Confessions of a Citroholic

Post by RichardW » 27 Jun 2017, 07:59

Salt? Enough to crystalise out on the paintwork some times... Usually in use from about August until July :lol:

Chip butty? No where near enough grease.... Pizza Crunch (fold pizza in half, batter, and deep fry) :-D
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Re: Confessions of a Citroholic

Post by elma » 27 Jun 2017, 08:30

Scottish mountain bikes are all knackered as well. I bought one once, never again.
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Re: Confessions of a Citroholic

Post by CitroJim » 27 Jun 2017, 09:34

RichardW wrote:
27 Jun 2017, 07:59
Salt? Enough to crystalise out on the paintwork some times... Usually in use from about August until July :lol:

Chip butty? No where near enough grease.... Pizza Crunch (fold pizza in half, batter, and deep fry) :-D


A big :lol: to both of those statements!
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Re: Confessions of a Citroholic

Post by RichardW » 27 Jun 2017, 12:27

We used to live on the Isle of Wight - they have their own reg identifier (used to be DL before 2001 plate change, and is now HW) - many 2nd hand sales make / made a virtue of this, but all it meant was it had never been on a decent run in its life, and it was probably rusty (although we lived almost in the centre, no where is more than 10 miles from the sea, and we used to get salt spray on the windows)!!
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Re: Confessions of a Citroholic

Post by ekjdm14 » 27 Jun 2017, 12:54

RichardW wrote:
20 Jun 2017, 07:49
I forgot... it also needs a new windscreen; the NSR wheel bearing is little noisy (despite being replaced with the disc only last year); and the top mount on the NSR damper is knocking a bit (need to get another one from the breakers to fix that as I did for the OS when it finally (and noisily!) fell apart totally.


Isn't this the bearing I recall you posting about, where you went for a quality item to save replacing it again in a year? :shock: :roll:
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Re: Confessions of a Citroholic

Post by RichardW » 27 Jun 2017, 13:20

Nah, that was a front one on the C4 - this was fitted as part of a new set of rear discs - which were Brembo so the bearing should have been OK, but seemingly not.... :roll:
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Re: Confessions of a Citroholic

Post by CitroJim » 27 Jun 2017, 13:21

The best place, it seems, to buy a car is Somerset and the inland south-west generally... They sure do last well down that way...

Never buy a car that's lived near the sea...
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Re: Confessions of a Citroholic

Post by RichardW » 30 Jun 2017, 17:40

£55 starter has arrived - it looks the part, casting on the end looks reasonable. Will see how it goes when i get it in - not for a couple of weeks as we are of on holiday on Sunday. Going a bit out of the way in Northern Portugal - be on the look out for any old interesting stuff!
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Re: Confessions of a Citroholic

Post by CitroJim » 30 Jun 2017, 18:02

Do have a lovely holiday Richard :) Not driving there?
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Re: Confessions of a Citroholic

Post by RichardW » 01 Jul 2017, 09:30

Not driving there, but will be driving there IYSWIM!! 1600 miles from here - whilst I wouldn't mind that, doing it with 2 small children who are incapable of not talking continuously at the tops of their voices would be trying to say the least!
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Re: Confessions of a Citroholic

Post by CitroJim » 01 Jul 2017, 16:22

RichardW wrote:
01 Jul 2017, 09:30
whilst I wouldn't mind that, doing it with 2 small children who are incapable of not talking continuously at the tops of their voices would be trying to say the least!


Just imagine how many times you'd hear 'Are we there yet?' on a trip like that :lol:
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Re: Confessions of a Citroholic

Post by Mandrake » 01 Jul 2017, 18:22

RichardW wrote:
01 Jul 2017, 09:30
Not driving there, but will be driving there IYSWIM!! 1600 miles from here - whilst I wouldn't mind that, doing it with 2 small children who are incapable of not talking continuously at the tops of their voices would be trying to say the least!

So are you suggesting we should enjoy the time we have left before our little boy starts talking ? :rofl2:
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