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Citroening
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Post by Citroening »

The trouble I see with Impreza's is that you hardly ever see a standard one as most of them have been modified in some way or another.
My mate's Scooby has had been built by Powerstation and here's some specs he sent me - Powerstation built STI 3, mapped by Paul at ZEN. Spec C bottom end, motec M48, TD05 20G etc etc.

Doesn't make that much sense to me! :lol: :roll:

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Post by Citroenmad »

Sounds a bit like a computer game but in reality!

I like real cars with moving bits - mainly suspension!

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Post by Deanxm »

Citroening wrote:The trouble I see with Impreza's is that you hardly ever see a standard one as most of them have been modified in some way or another.
My mate's Scooby has had been built by Powerstation and here's some specs he sent me - Powerstation built STI 3, mapped by Paul at ZEN. Spec C bottom end, motec M48, TD05 20G etc etc.

Doesn't make that much sense to me! :lol: :roll:
:lol: it means Scooby owners are sad gits too :lol:

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:lol: :lol:

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Post by Deanxm »

got the Activa off of its crutches today but couldnt be bothered moving it out for a photo so they are a bit close :lol: i think it looks nice now, the body kit is in the shed safe though.

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CIMG3223 by Deanxm, on Flickr
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Picked up some plugs for the boost pipes where the BOV was and changed the gear oil too today, not long to go now.

Does anyone know how the door cappings come off, mine are bubbly and look rather rough, the Activa in the scrap yard has very nice ones but i dont want to break them, i cant seee any bolts inside the door like there are on the xm.

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Post by Toby_HDi »

Dean, you say you changed the gear oil?

Very timely as I have a question you may be able to answer. The drain plug has a seal I know, I've ordered some. Does the filler/level plug have a seal also?

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Post by Deanxm »

yes, there was a compressable copper jobbie on it, i didnt replace it though, just applied a little RTV sillicone.

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Post by Toby_HDi »

Brilliant.

Thanks Dean.

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Post by CitroJim »

Dean, the Activa is looking very tidy...

Good work sir :D

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Post by robert_e_smart »

Does anyone know how the door cappings come off
The subber seal at the top of the door?

There is a metal plat in those, and it will bend out of shape when pulling it out, and mightn't go back in well enough. I can't remember if they are a one piece thing that seals right round the window or not.

Whats lurking under the rear bumper spoiler thing Dean?

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Post by Deanxm »

What actualy holds them in though Robert, do they just lever out, carefully without bending the metal structure?

Under the rear one is the standard bumper, its only a lip kit with what i think is genuine Citroen side skirts, i just didnt like the front lip, the back one i do and the skirts are fine but the drivers door hinge is worn out and the door was scuffing the skirt, just wanted to take them off and see what she looked like without them on and make sure they were not covering anything, which thankfully, they are not.

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Post by robert_e_smart »

I think they just push down onto the top of the door. I'm not entirely sure, as it has been a long time since I had reason to pull one off a scrapper's door.

You might have to push them out from the inside of the door which is a ball ache, removing the glass etc etc.

I stand to be corrected on all of this, my memory is hazy.

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Post by DickieG »

Deanxm wrote:Image
Typical Xantia S1 pose, O/S bonnet catch not holding the bonnet down, don't ask me why (tried adjusting loads of them "They all do it Guv") but very very common :lol:

If you're talking about the black metal plates at the rear of the front doors IIRC they are held in by pins inserted behind the window door rubber which needs to be removed to gain access. If you try to remove them without first removing the pins you will bend the metal plate, now why do I know that?

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Post by Deanxm »

tried adjusting the Catches too Richard, there is hardly any adjustment in them thats a job for when its running i think.

Sooooo, glass out to get the trims off then........typical, thats a job for the summer too i think :lol:

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Post by Dommo »

My bonnet has a similar problem, but the nearside is the side that sticks up! :lol: