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tim leech
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This smelt awful and looked like used castrol gtx!

Just the rear spheres to change, something that I'm not keen on! Fronts take me less than 5 mins start to finish. Accumulator sphere was proper solid and need a 3foor bar on the end of the sphere tool

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I had a VDP Metro brand new in 1988. It had electric windows and the MG metro 75BHP engine but without the alloy rocker box...

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I thought 75bhp came in somewhere lol...

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citroenxm wrote:I thought 75bhp came in somewhere lol...
In those days it seemed a lot of power... How times change... I think my C1 makes nearly that...

The old 1275cc A series engine was a very long-stroke engine and not in any way really a performance item but it was amazing what could be squeezed out of them..

The Metro Turbo engine developed 93BHP...

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A metro doesn't way much though! So power to weight is quite good.

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tim leech wrote:A metro doesn't way much though! So power to weight is quite good.
True, compared to today's cars... Small cars of that era were so light manually lifting them was not difficult...

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I move this round the garage by hand and it's very easy to push! Unlike the xantia which isn't!

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My dad had a Metro and, when the jack slipped, I caught the car before it squashed him! He never did believe in axle stands.....

His was a 1.0 City. In navy blue.

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Xantianut wrote:
His was a 1.0 City. In navy blue.
My dad had an identical one. On a 'W' plate!

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I had two Metros. The first was a 1.3 hle, the e onomy one with high gearing, I think it was v or w reg. It was old at the time, it was for the Mrs working on a farm cos she wasn't taking my 216 gti to the farm. She ended it's life going off road in the snow and destroying a wing, bonnet and light. It ran like that, we'll it got hit by the 4lb hammer a few times and a light stuck in until mot time and scrapyard time. The second one, again old at the time was a rover one, m reg 114 sli. It was a nice wee car. She kept it when we split up and I can't remember what happened to it.

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Wow where did this year go!

Where were we? Oh right yes, The Metro has been sold, I didn't warm to it, too bouncy and noisy,

So I bought something equally as noisy and rather ancient (with trunnions and rwd, no not a Moggie)

Oh yes we got married in May, which was awesome but expensive.

The current fleet consists of 4 BX's. 2 Xantias (one which doesn't work), a Rover 25, the SD1 plus a Rover 75 and a Morris........

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Came in part exchange for the pricely sum of £200! (its a lot better than people give credit for)

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Oh and this lol (the one on the left)

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Fancy taking the Marina on "The Grand Tour"? :D

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Hell Razor5543 wrote:Fancy taking the Marina on "The Grand Tour"? :D
I have bad memories of a Marina... Please don't :twisted: :lol:

Not when you have a lovely Xantia ;)

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Each to their own, again not as bad as people say, compared to a GS it's a horse and cart but they are simple, reliable and easy to mend.