newbie with a diesel van .

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newbie with a diesel van .

Post by Madcat » 01 Jun 2017, 16:38

I'm madcat and I bought a Citroen Dispatch 1.9 diesel van . It's 2004 vintage so new for me . Bought to replace a Berlingo called Satan .

All the fancy electronics baffle me .

I've owned multiple 2cvs , Dyanes and a couple of ratty DS cars including a very battered Safari Estate .

Other bad habits include restoring a 1937 narrow boat .

I have a healthy interest in real ale , leaving the van at home gives me a chance to have some (fairly)innocent fun.
I'm mad as a box of frogs and totally unrepentant . Growing old disgracefully.
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Re: newbie with a diesel van .

Post by GiveMeABreak » 01 Jun 2017, 16:42

Hi and Welcome on board :-D
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Re: newbie with a diesel van .

Post by Hell Razor5543 » 01 Jun 2017, 17:32

Hello Madcat. I believe I may have met you on Tuesday, when I was in the area helping my Mum with her narrow boat.
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Re: newbie with a diesel van .

Post by Madcat » 01 Jun 2017, 18:32

Hi Hell Razor5543 , I do indeed know your Mum .

Hi Marc , I'm hoping this forum will help me catch up with the 21st century and all the eco stuff that modern diesels seem to have.
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Re: newbie with a diesel van .

Post by NewcastleFalcon » 01 Jun 2017, 22:22

Madcat wrote:I have a healthy interest in real ale


You'll have to pop into the Pickled Egg from time to time, The FCF's own virtual local.

https://frenchcarforum.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=50203

In fact, have a virtual glass of "Old Engine Oil" on me

https://frenchcarforum.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=50203&p=497257&hilit=harviestoun#p497257

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Re: newbie with a diesel van .

Post by van ordinaire » 01 Jun 2017, 22:54

Was going to say you'll fit in v. well - but seem to be too late for such preliminaries.

Welcome to the asyasylum - & remember, growing old is inevitable (well, there is an option but this is an asylum, not a mortuary); growing up is optional :-D
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Re: RE: Re: newbie with a diesel van .

Post by Michel » 02 Jun 2017, 12:41

van ordinaire wrote:Was going to say you'll fit in v. well - but seem to be too late for such preliminaries.

Welcome to the asyasylum - & remember, growing old is inevitable


But better than not growing old!



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'05 (yes, really) C15
others:-
'96 Jeep Cherokee (n.b. has some Renault heritage) - the "parts car"
'99 Jeep Cherokee Orvis - the green one
'97 Jeep Cherokee Limited - the red one
'98 Cadillac STS (named after a Frenchman, remember)
'99 Cadillac STS
& numerous what might be described as abandoned projects!
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Re: newbie with a diesel van .

Post by van ordinaire » 02 Jun 2017, 16:22

Absolutely - but didn't I cover that?????
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Citroens:-
'81 2CV Club :cry:
'05 C15 :!:
others:-
'96 Jeep Cherokee - the "parts car" :(
'99 Cherokee - the green one [-o<
'97 Cherokee - the red one :?
'98 Cadillac STS 8-[
'99 Cadillac STS :|
& the numerous "abandoned projects" #-o