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

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

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GiveMeABreak wrote:
14 Aug 2021, 14:15
I'm almost certain that will be written off with both doors, sill and rear panel (can't see whether that's shine or a scrape on the front wing). They wrote my XM off with the same sort of damage. I guess it will be battling over the market value now - if you had any towbar or electrics fitted - make sure you include that.
I would think so, but 11 plate ones, even with similar miles on are being adviertised for considerably more than I'd expect - at least 5 times what I paid for mine!

Front wing is undamaged, it's just doors, sill and rear wing. If they write if off, I'll buy it back and whizz a couple of doors on it presuming the price is right. The sill - that's easy enough to deal with. My brother's been making and welding his own panels and repair sections for his Mitsubishi Delica over the last few weeks. He can sort the sills..

Where is the paint code please Marc?
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Try the driver door pillar, with the RPO and other numbers.
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When my XM was written off:
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the insurance company offered me £450 write off value. After much haggling I followed the advice of a rally club mate and found three adverts of similar XMs priced at £1650, £1500 and £1450 with the same or lower spec and similar mileages. I emailed those ads to the company and told them I would be happy for them to buy me any of the three as a replacement. They responded saying they could not do that but offered the average of the 3 prices which I accepted!! A cheque for £1530 with an apology for the time the settlement had taken arrived 2 days later. The car only owed me £770 so I was well pleased!! The moral ? Produce the evidence of the true cost of a replacement and stand your ground!! Good luck with it! :)
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Hopefully this will help though on the other side!!

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Thanks all, paint code found. It’s the same as the one that the breaker that Mick sent the link to. I’ve asked how much for both doors and mirrors..

My brother’s handiwork..
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I've been offline most of the evening - so see you have the paint code. Watch the doors though, more specifically the internals - these vehicles had different levels of electronic architecture (economy and full) and this can determine the types of equipment fitted.

Bung me the VIN over on this one when you can and I'll have a look to see if anything would be affected as far as the electrics in the doors and harnesses are concerned.

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Just noticed as this is a 2011 plate, you should be ok - it was the later Picassos with the different multiplexing options.
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My 2011 Leon was written off for considerably less damage than that 2 and 1/2 years ago, and it was valued at near 4 grand. Take what you get for it, fix with breaker bits and run it till it dies. As long as theres no injuries it's only a car bent a bit.
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Is there a set way of removing the passenger side doors on a C4 GP? The breaker Mick sent me will do my both side doors for £40 each.. in the right colour too 🤣
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It matters not, I’m scrapping it..
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That's a pity, but presumably the economic sensible option? I do have a friend with a 1.6 HDi C4 Picasso for sale if that interests you Michel. If so pm me for details!! :)
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mickthemaverick wrote:
19 Aug 2021, 18:11
That's a pity, but presumably the economic sensible option? I do have a friend with a 1.6 HDi C4 Picasso for sale if that interests you Michel. If so pm me for details!! :)
I think it was the best option for my perilous state of mental health at the moment. I just needed rid and no hassle. As it happened, I stuck it on FB marketplace the night before the scrap man came to pick it up, and a man came along and gave me £100 more than the scrappy.

Your friend's will be out of my price range, sadly.. likewise your RF900 which I'd love to have a look at!
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Woke up this morning, thought "hmm, better just check when the C3 Picasso MOT runs out" as I had mentioned to James yesterday it needed doing soon, and that I thought a balljoint was knocking.

"Ran out" would be better - 3rd August 😳😳

Called my local MOT station, didn't even say my name and got "Hello Mike, not heard from you for a while".

Got it booked in at 2pm today, a pass with an advisory for a ball joint..
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Michel wrote:
23 Aug 2021, 18:11

Your friend's will be out of my price range, sadly.. likewise your RF900 which I'd love to have a look at!
You are welcome to come and look at the RF anytime you want. It's growing roots in my storage container at the moment!! :-D

Well done on the MOT! :)
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There is a ball joint splitter (fork shaped) somewhere in the back of my C5, as well as a 1kg short handled lump hammer. Check in the left hand blue box if you open the boot.
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23 Aug 2021, 18:20
There is a ball joint splitter (fork shaped) somewhere in the back of my C5, as well as a 1kg short handled lump hammer. Check in the left hand blue box if you open the boot.
Thanks, however, I'm not touching the damn thing, my mobile mechanic can do it!