Confessions of a Citroholic

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Re: Confessions of a Citroholic

Post by CitroJim » 30 Apr 2018, 08:22

That's bloody frustrating Richard :twisted:
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Re: Confessions of a Citroholic

Post by RichardW » 30 Apr 2018, 10:12

That's about what I said too :wink:
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Re: Confessions of a Citroholic

Post by Mandrake » 30 Apr 2018, 14:40

What possess people to do something as stupid as rivet an otherwise repairable wiper motor to the door ? :evil:
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Re: Confessions of a Citroholic

Post by RichardW » 18 May 2018, 19:29

I went to look at a C-Crosser this afternoon - just appeared on Autotrader only a few miles up the road. 2008, 50k, looks smart enough, MOT history not bad. When I get there guy says it's in the valeting bay, and I am the 4th person to ask about it - 2 are coming back tomorrow when it's been valeted. Nevertheless I had a good nosey around it in the valeting bay, looks straight and in OK condition for its age. Looks like it's had rear discs; fronts could well be original. 3 tyres with decent tread, NSR was a tired looking Michelin; quite possibly the original - I didn't check the date code. Plenty of room in it - I can easily sit in the back with the front seat back, so that is good! It was idling in the bay - the seats having been washed so I couldn't sit in it for long, so I popped the bonnet to have a look. Plenty of room under there! Then I noticed a disconnected hose above the radiator, thought it was an air hose at first, but then realised it was in fact the top hose :shock: and it appeared to be running without water! A further look showed that the expansion tank had 4007 2.2 written on it in Tippex pen so it's obviously been replaced.... I shut it off, informed the guy polishing it, and left quickly!! Don't need to buy one with head gasket trouble :lol:
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Re: Confessions of a Citroholic

Post by Mandrake » 18 May 2018, 20:23

:shock:
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Re: Confessions of a Citroholic

Post by bobins » 18 May 2018, 21:01

Didn't know Citroen did an air cooled C-Crosser :lol:
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Re: Confessions of a Citroholic

Post by RichardW » 05 Jun 2018, 12:43

Er, I seem to have bought another car....!

Idly browsing Autotrader and saw a 2013 Pug 3008 1.6 HDi with Grip Control which looked worthwhile - and just happened to be at the dealer's in Kendal - where my Parents live. Managed to get them to run up and have a look; it is a 50k, 1 owner car supplied and maintained by the dealer, and traded in against a new Pug, in v nice condition(*). He had other people on a waiting list, and had someone coming in today to look at, so bit the bullet and got my Dad to pay the deposit there and then. It's more than I was thinking about paying, but there aren't that many around, and certainly not with that sort of history. Just got to sort out going to get it now.....

* give it a couple of weeks, and a few tip runs with builder's rubbish, and we'll sort that out!!
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Re: Confessions of a Citroholic

Post by RichardW » 05 Jun 2018, 12:55

I may have to change the title of the blog, given my recent propensity for buying Pugs... although PSA-a-holic doesn't have quite the same ring to it!
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Re: Confessions of a Citroholic

Post by Stickyfinger » 05 Jun 2018, 13:12

Pug-ish-tendency ?
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Re: Confessions of a Citroholic

Post by Mandrake » 06 Jun 2018, 06:13

So you're getting rid of your second old car then Richard ? Whatever will you do with your spare time now ? :lol:
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Re: Confessions of a Citroholic

Post by RichardW » 06 Jun 2018, 07:47

At the moment I'm thankful that neither car is demanding any attention, as I've got more than enough house work to keep me busy for the next 6 months of weekends! And there's always the pile of rust in the garage that used to be a Visa.... :rofl2:
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