The adventures of Michel's C3 Picasso and Yamaha MT-09

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Re: Picasso Procrastination

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It must have a fuel filter somewhere... It's not hiding near the fuel tank in a nice exposed position is it?
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Re: Picasso Procrastination

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CitroJim wrote:
07 Nov 2017, 07:47
It must have a fuel filter somewhere... It's not hiding near the fuel tank in a nice exposed position is it?


I don't recall the C4 VTS having one either Jim. I'm not convinced the C1 I had did either. I ordered fuel filters for both when I serviced them and never used them as I couldn't find the filter.
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Come to think of it Mike, I can't recall now if the 207 has one...

Knowing how unhealthy a bit of rubbish in the fuel would be to a modern injection system I'd be surprised if there wasn't one somewhere... Maybe they last for life nowadays...
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CitroJim wrote:
07 Nov 2017, 08:30
Come to think of it Mike, I can't recall now if the 207 has one...

Knowing how unhealthy a bit of rubbish in the fuel would be to a modern injection system I'd be surprised if there wasn't one somewhere... Maybe they last for life nowadays...


I believe it has a fine in-tank filter Jim..
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Michel wrote:
07 Nov 2017, 09:04
CitroJim wrote:
07 Nov 2017, 08:30
Come to think of it Mike, I can't recall now if the 207 has one...

Knowing how unhealthy a bit of rubbish in the fuel would be to a modern injection system I'd be surprised if there wasn't one somewhere... Maybe they last for life nowadays...


I believe it has a fine in-tank filter Jim..


That would make sense and would be a life of the car job too...
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Re: Picasso Procrastination

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Could some kind person such as Marc or RichardW please tell me..

a)how to remove the gearknob (new gaiter arrived)
b) how to remove the A.C. control panel on the drivers side below the air vent - the bit with the knob and buttons on..

I would be most grateful. Thanks!

Just had the interior steam cleaned. Absolutely spotless now. While he was doing that I went and had the Focus remapped to 287bhp...
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Re: Picasso Procrastination

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Yes this is what I've got - Number 12
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Michel wrote:
07 Nov 2017, 16:02
Could some kind person such as Marc or RichardW please tell me..

a)how to remove the gearknob (new gaiter arrived)
b) how to remove the A.C. control panel on the drivers side below the air vent - the bit with the knob and buttons on..
Mike - I'll need your VIN and then will be happy to help.
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45356393 are the last 8 digits of the VIN Marc, many thanks for your help.
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Heater Controls:
Ok, here you go - make sure you've got a few spare flat blade trim removal tools to hand :-D
Mike C4 Control Heater Module.PNG
As they show a lot of these diagrams for LHD - I've included their 'passenger' diagram - which might be your 'right' - but essentially the same.
Mike C4 Control Heater Module D.PNG
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Unclip the dashboard air vent (1)(at "a" & "d") - using trim removal tools.
Disengage the dashboard air vent ( 1).
Mike C4 Control Heater Module B.PNG
Disconnect the connectors "b"(according to equipment).
Disengage the dashboard air vent ( 1).
Mike C4 Control Heater Module C.PNG
Unclip the air conditioning control ( 2)(at "c") ; Using tool [1].
Disengage the air conditioning control ( 2).
Remove :
The air conditioning control ( 2)
The fascia vent (1)

Gearbox
If the gear knob is anything like the one on the X7, it is simply pull off straight up - but watch you don't knock your teeth out - as I nearly did! They can be really stiff to pull off - but no twisting is indicated - just vertical pressure.
Mike C4 Gearbox Fascia A.PNG
Detach the gear lever knob (11) (following "c").
Remove the knob ( 11) from the gear lever.
Detach the gear lever gaiter support (12) (at "d") ; Using tool [1].
Remove the gear lever gaiter support (12).
Mike C4 Gearbox Fascia B.PNG
Detach the gear lever upper trim (13) (at "e") ; Using tool [1].
Remove the gear lever upper trim (13).
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Thanks so much Marc! I shall get some trim removal tools. The gearlever just needs the chrome ring removing to get the gaiter off, and the knob removing to slide the new one one.
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No worries - first thing I did when I got mine - the leather on it was a bit grotty - you can't beat a shiny new knob :!:
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Key done. Fob was £2.89 off eBay, a 5 min job with a hammer, pliers and poky thing to change it all over.

I even prised off the Citroen badge and glued it on to the new fob.
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Re: Picasso Procrastination

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Changed the plugs. Here's one the previous owner was billed for in March...
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Re: Picasso Procrastination

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Good work on the fob Mike...

Gosh, those plugs had worn very quickly if they were only replaced in March :twisted:

March 1995 by the looks of it... Chances are they're the originals...

Whoever last serviced that car needs a good talking to... Quite disgusting...