Davie's french attraction.

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3 8ml bolts, disconnect the electric and it lifted off no problem. Had to resort to big screwdriver through the oil filter to move it, but as you say, not really a problem for space to work. The old plugs were all a nice colour and barely worn so assuming they hadn't been in long, but replaced them anyway. I have put in a normal filter for just now, I had bought one before I started thinking about upgrading, so just used it. The air filter was a bit manky. All I want to do no is brake fluid change and coolant change. Not too worried if thats not done for a few months. I asked my son to help at weekend, but he's fully booked, I forgot he is doing his motorbike cbt on sunday. I used 10W40 fully synthetic as suggested in halfords chart. I only had 5 litres, it took it all, and not quite full, so need some more. Always handy having some the same in case it needs a top up.
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Been quoted between £260 and £360 to tint windows, not paying that just for looks, so thats one idea cancelled. Both companies say the rear lights would be near impossible to do something with due to the shape of them. So its the graphics for looks thats all, and no shotgun exhaust either now. My car has no faults right now, something wrong with it then, usually a citroen has something to bug its owner with! :shock: :lol: :lol:
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daviemck2006 wrote:Been quoted between £260 and £360 to tint windows, not paying that just for looks, so thats one idea cancelled. Both companies say the rear lights would be near impossible to do something with due to the shape of them. So its the graphics for looks thats all, and no shotgun exhaust either now. My car has no faults right now, something wrong with it then, usually a citroen has something to bug its owner with! :shock: :lol: :lol:
It looks really good as it is, so I don't think this is a bad thing. I have seen aftermarket back lights in black on ebay, but I'm not over keen. As for the exhaust, the stock one looks good, use it until it falls apart then get the double stainless.
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As Peter has mentioned, Davie, the VTS exhaust does look really good as is! It's when there's no exhaust visible that something needs to be done, like mine... :wink:

Talking of which, I've just got a quote for a backbox from Longlife at £169 plus the dreaded which is very tempting. I believe the twin shotgun exit is a little more however can also choose 'sound' too.

Significantly cheaper than the £350 they wanted for the cat back...
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Citroening wrote:As Peter has mentioned, Davie, the VTS exhaust does look really good as is! It's when there's no exhaust visible that something needs to be done, like mine... :wink:

Talking of which, I've just got a quote for a backbox from Longlife at £169 plus the dreaded which is very tempting. I believe the twin shotgun exit is a little more however can also choose 'sound' too.

Significantly cheaper than the £350 they wanted for the cat back...
Go for it! I agree, I'm not a fan of the no exhaust stealth look on a sporty looking car.
Careful with the sound you choose, if you do it, my family complain the noise when I start it in the morning is too loud-& I went for the standard option!
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I would say my ones beertoken repair will last quite a while. Nothing getting done to it until it disintegrates, then will go stainless. The car suits me down to the ground as it is just now, going to aberdeen for a hospital appointment and back running on the new shell v-power returned 38.7mpg according to the computer. That was just going with the flow, about 55 mph most of the time. That will be as good as it gets, newly serviced, nice warm day, tyre pressures correct, complete exhaust and me in a nonchalant mood, with plenty of time! I'm happy with that in a car that can tate the devil out in me when you light the blue touch paper :lol: :lol: :lol:

Has your exhaust fell off Franklin? I would have thought it would have lasted longer than that
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Fake Concern wrote:Careful with the sound you choose, if you do it, my family complain the noise when I start it in the morning is too loud-& I went for the standard option!
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daviemck2006 wrote:Has your exhaust fell off Franklin? I would have thought it would have lasted longer than that
No it's perfectly fine Davie! When it was in for it's first MOT I had a good look underneath and it's still like new under there... Part of the reason I am being a bit aversive towards a new exhaust is that it's nowhere near needing replacement yet...! :lol:

Just that the shotgun type looks very good, and as mine's not a VTS it has the 'hidden' exhaust.
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Didn't realise you cant see a vtr exhaust at all! The standard vts one still looks ok, with its big chrome oval. I do love the shotgun though!!!
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I suppose any excuse for another pic...!

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Looks quite subtle all tucked away, but nowhere near as good as Peter's in that pic!
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What a great shape is the C4 Coupe! love it! Is that just the best angle as well! How many exclamation marks can I use! (!)
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I got high praise for mine earlier today, parking beside a guy maybe early to mid 20's driving a scooby wrx. If we get all 3 together at the national we get all different exhausts and have a vote on which looks best. Sorry Franklin your last :P :P and FC wins =D> =D>
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Talking of high praise I had an Audi driver complement the C4 yesterday! Popped into the petrol station and saw him look at it when pulling in and when walking out of the shop he asked what engine it had in it, and I think was surprised when I said 1.6! :lol: Said very nice car though, he was in some fast Audi from memory.

I know I know! :twisted: Think I win on the stickers front though...! :wink:

If we can get three to the National that'll be great! Wonder if Tim is planning on organising a convoy run, as that'd be good too. Trouble is I'd be lagging behind the VTSs... :wink:
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we'll give you a sporting chance and you go first!
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I washed the car and looked for an unusual angle for a pic, just because I can!
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Thats the view from my livingroom window. Then thought you can see the rest of the view.
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Then I looked down again to see that the disadvantage of being so close to the sea,,,,,,,,bird sh1t over the car 20 mins after washing it and tidying the washing stuff away :evil: :evil: :evil: I did not take more photos.

Some folk on here recon a citroen is not a citroen unless there is always something wrong with i and I have figured out my ones problem, It,s every time I clean it the gulls always drop their bombs on it. I'll have to look for a better place to stay :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Davie, the C4 Coupe looks great from all angles (I have taken very similar pics of mine from upstairs).

I have the same gull problem, the last few years we have had a nest on the roof (of the house not the C4!). We are not quite so close to the sea as you, about a 15 minute walk and we can't see the sea. We used to be able to see Beachy Head from the landing window (just), but now some trees have grown up we can't. I love to be near the sea & great to have a view of it like you have.