Davie's french attraction.

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What is the deal with Eolys (Urea). Can that be bought and DIY''d?

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I think you can get a kit to top it up but the fluid itself is quite expensive. Then it needs a lexia session to reset it. I'm quite sure I have read that on the forum somewhere.

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I will shortly be doing an advert for a cat c damaged repairable c5, or just pulling some bits off it and scrapping it. Insurance valuation is quite a bit more than expected at over 2 grand. Let the bidding commence lol

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Ok guys I'm getting the car back as stated. I think for maximum return I may break it. A really quick break down. Undamaged headlight that citroen charges 1400 for, 500? 4 good tyres on standard 16" alloys 150? Citroen swaneck towbar and genuine wiring kit 200? Engine/gearbox complete 500? How would these prices sound? It's not definite yet. I may fix it and sell it. I may sell as is. I'm totally undecided right now. The insurance payout could pay to fix body damage, heater, a new cam belt and a clutch. Then I have a perfect c5 apart from recorded as a cat c. That would not matter for me running it for ever. Flaming head is even more minced now lol

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Take the money and run Davie is my advice, let them keep the car. It's not a nice time of year to be stripping cars down.

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for all that I have to pay to get the car back, delivered to the house, it's coming back. I would double my money just whacking it straight on to ebay doing nothing. If I can sort out the lights cheaply enough it will get a VIC and MOT and maybe sold and maybe kept. Haven't decided yet. My buy back salvage rights are only £140. It would be rude not to buy it back for that :shock: :-D

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bxzx16v wrote:Take the money and run Davie is my advice, let them keep the car. It's not a nice time of year to be stripping cars down.

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I agree, and with £2k + in the pocket and it being the worst time of year to sell a car, but a good time to buy one....

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Yeah , take it back and sell the easiest way possible. You have the time? Good result on your payout :-D

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If i get a headlight cheap enough ill put that in and that will get it a new mot and vic check then ill sell it. I already have an offer for it with that. If I can't find one cheap enough it will get whacked on to the bay of e, starting price 250 and no reserve. Someone will buy it. If I do that tha only thing coming off will be the towbar and electrics. That might get another 50 or 100 notes. I've nae priced them but I presume the citroen box of tricks in the boot would not be cheap. I have all the time in the world, got off road parking for it and don't work. I see the chance to make a bit extra out of my misfortune.

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Well that's the second cheap to buy and run car I have missed out on cos my insurance company haven't paid out yet. Bloody Christmas with everything shut. The old escort is unusable again. The poor fuel consumption has got poorer. Shaun filled it to the neck, it has done 27 miles and only 1/2 tank left. Definite petrol leak then. Think the tank is porus at the seam 1/2 way up it. I'm now housebound when he is out. A phone call will be made in the morning to see if insurance will pay me tomorrow by bacs. Then it may be the car auction tomorrow evening. Could be a bargain. The cars I have missed out on were a c2 1.4hdi locally for 600 notes and a pug 205 diesel from this forum in Leeds. I fancy going old skool motoring.

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Ok I'm getting paid today by bank transfer, and once I have mot and vic the car is insured again on existing policy [emoji106] That's a bit of better news. Now to get a headlight.

Ok new plan. I used to be indecisive but now I'm not so sure!
C5 is coming home next Tuesday. Going to be advertised for sale as is no vic or mot done, as a cat c write off. It shall go straight on the bay of e without a reserve, starting price 300. If anyone on here wants it as a cheap runner or a fixerupper let me know before it appears on the bay.

New vehicle to me will be coming home ASAP. It is french, one owner, cracking condition, not the cheapest to run but will be fine, petrol, very cheap for what it is and the age of it.

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This is the replacement, and at a good bit less than the asking price here
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2007-CITROEN- ... 4ae2178ff5" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
Its 30 miles from me, and compared to this one 90 miles away seriously good value
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2007-Citroen- ... 27f19730ed" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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Looks nice in that colour, Davie. Do you have any other wheels that will fit still?

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Yes Peter, still got my 18's in anthracite that were on the vts and the c5. This c4 has winters on it so they will stay on for a few months then ill get two new tyres for the 18's and they shall go on. I need to phone insurance, money not through yet and the guy said he would do it straight away at 9.30 yesterday morning.

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Ok Winter tyres a good idea, but the 18s will look great especially dark wheels with light body colour. You do know you have to get a spoiler for it I hope?
I'm not surprised about insurance payout, they never do anything without a gee up & they'd rather the money getting interest for them as long as possible!