Petrol Or Diesel (Citroen)

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Petrol Or Diesel (Citroen)

Post by martyhopkirk » 19 Oct 2004, 03:21

Been looking for a Diesel AX / 106 type car to replace my ZX - however been offered a very cheap AX 1.0 Petrol (FSH, 1 owner etc etc).
Now apart from not being able to run it on cooking oil, what on earth is stopping me from going all petrol again?
Answers on a postcode please!

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Stempy
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Post by Stempy » 19 Oct 2004, 05:11

Perhaps the fact that I saw Petrol being sold at 94.9pence per litre at the weekend ina motorway service station! What sort of mpg does 1.0 AX return?

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Post by uhn113x » 19 Oct 2004, 12:49

The pro-diesel point of view:
More mpg albeit slightly dearer fuel
Fuel much cheaper in Europe
Exhaust systems last longer
Engines last forever
Lower maintenance costs
Will start and continue to idle in any weather, cold, damp, whatever.

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Post by VisaGTi16v » 19 Oct 2004, 13:21

Off topic sorry but why do exhausts last longer with diesels?

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Post by bikeboyz » 19 Oct 2004, 14:36

I think the AX10 only has a 4 speed gearbox, where as the 14D or 15D has 5 speed. Exhausts last longer as there is less condensation (the white whispy smoke you see from petrols on cold days).
The diesel will give you more relaxed driving for distance, if your a carefull driver a 14D will exceed 70mpg. You'll have more torque lower down and shouldn't need to rev the guts out of it to get up the hills, although the have the same amount of power.

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Post by drpau » 19 Oct 2004, 14:59

<blockquote id="quote"><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" id="quote">quote:<hr height="1" noshade id="quote"><i>Originally posted by VisaGTi16v</i>

Off topic sorry but why do exhausts last longer with diesels?
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Think it could be something to do with the sulphur dioxide generated in a petrol - its an acidic gas and couple that with the moisture in the exhaust and your exhaust rots quicker. This maybe complete piffle however![:D]

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Post by martyhopkirk » 20 Oct 2004, 00:13

Right, sod the petrol one then (unless she offers it even cheaper still)

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Post by uhn113x » 20 Oct 2004, 12:31

<blockquote id="quote"><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" id="quote">quote:<hr height="1" noshade id="quote"><i>Originally posted by VisaGTi16v</i>

Off topic sorry but why do exhausts last longer with diesels?
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Darren
Exhaust gases from a petrol engine contain acid moisture from combustion - that is why exhausts corrode from inside. A diesel exhaust will have an internal coating of slightly oily soot to protect it, and the exhaust gases are not as acidic.

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Post by mbunting » 20 Oct 2004, 22:30

Diesel has a linear acceleration characteristic.
Diesel will happily pull itself along in 1/2/3rd gear or higher in traffic.
Older diesels can still be push/bump started.
At speed, diesels ax's are quieter due to higher gearing ( 1.5= 5sp )
My 1.5D gets 65 - 80 mpg.
My other half 1.0i got 50 on the same journey.
You can keep an emergency 3L bottle of veggie oil in the boot.
The performance and economy are much easier to predict and drive to.
Mat.

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Post by martyhopkirk » 23 Oct 2004, 23:02

bought the wife a new motor - she seems pleased!
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Not diesel though, but get loads to the gallon (of lager)[;)]

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Post by Stuart McB » 24 Oct 2004, 03:04

LOL!!!!