Hello from Somerzet

A forum for new members to introduce themselves to the rabble already onboard. Not compulsory!
Tell us a little about yourself, lie if you have to but keep it to just an introduction, not a car discussion.

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Galinirob
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Hello from Somerzet

Post by Galinirob »

Hello there. :-D
I'm new to this forum and Ive had a quick look around ; I'm driving a 2012 Citroen Dispatch Combi, which until now (98K on the clock) has given me trouble free driving, with at least 2 drives to Greece per year.
I previously had a 1.6 Jumpy I bought when i was living there.
My Dad handed me down his ageing GS Estate in the 80's and I also had a fabulous AK400 van which did a couple of european road trips and finished off abandoned in Algeria, in the Sahara!
So always had a soft spot for Citroens.
I'm having a few fault codes coming up and a warning light and checking other threads before I post something relating to my troubles.
If I post up the VIN, maybe someone can explain or point me in the right direction of how the exhaust/ fuel additive/ filter cleaning things function!!
Cheers for now :)

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Hi and Welcome to the forum, you have come to the right place and you already have the right idea. From the board index above go to the Citroen section and start a new topic called Dispatch Fault Codes or similar. Then post your VIN which will only be visible to the admin staff and details of what you need and someone will pick up your issue and advise. Meanwhile have a look around the rest of the forum, there is plenty of entertainment and amusement to be found as well as technical help and advice. :)

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Welcome :D I'm a born and bred Somerset person but sadly no longer reside anywhere near :(

I do return to my home range every so often to visit friends (when the law allows) and to ride cycling sportives :)

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Welcome to the forum. I'm not far from the border but unlike Jim I was born in Kent, this year we have been here for 51 years so I'm almost accepted as a local now. :wink: :wink:

Plenty of knowledgeable members here so you should be able to find any information you need.

Peter

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My experience of Somerset is from national service at Norton Manor camp three miles outside Taunton, doing night guards with a pick axe handle to beat off the IRA. :-D

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Gibbo2286 wrote:
04 Mar 2021, 13:23
My experience of Somerset is from national service at Norton Manor camp three miles outside Taunton, doing night guards with a pick axe handle to beat off the IRA. :-D
Surely Eric in those days the pick axe handle was the most inappropriate weapon to use against the IRA!! You were almost certain to be out gunned!! :-D

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mickthemaverick wrote:
04 Mar 2021, 13:58
Gibbo2286 wrote:
04 Mar 2021, 13:23
My experience of Somerset is from national service at Norton Manor camp three miles outside Taunton, doing night guards with a pick axe handle to beat off the IRA. :-D
Surely Eric in those days the pick axe handle was the most inappropriate weapon to use against the IRA!! You were almost certain to be out gunned!! :-D
That's what we thought Mick but that's all we had, the IRA were just getting into their stride at the time, a couple of months later I was in Egypt guarding a perimeter fence to the desert with a 303 rifle. :-D

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Gibbo2286 wrote:
04 Mar 2021, 17:01
mickthemaverick wrote:
04 Mar 2021, 13:58
Gibbo2286 wrote:
04 Mar 2021, 13:23
My experience of Somerset is from national service at Norton Manor camp three miles outside Taunton, doing night guards with a pick axe handle to beat off the IRA. :-D
Surely Eric in those days the pick axe handle was the most inappropriate weapon to use against the IRA!! You were almost certain to be out gunned!! :-D
That's what we thought Mick but that's all we had, the IRA were just getting into their stride at the time, a couple of months later I was in Egypt guarding a perimeter fence to the desert with a 303 rifle. :-D
Of WWI era? Lee Enfield?

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Hell Razor5543 wrote:
04 Mar 2021, 18:10
Gibbo2286 wrote:
04 Mar 2021, 17:01
mickthemaverick wrote:
04 Mar 2021, 13:58


Surely Eric in those days the pick axe handle was the most inappropriate weapon to use against the IRA!! You were almost certain to be out gunned!! :-D
That's what we thought Mick but that's all we had, the IRA were just getting into their stride at the time, a couple of months later I was in Egypt guarding a perimeter fence to the desert with a 303 rifle. :-D
Of WWI era? Lee Enfield?
Yes that's the one, we also had Sten guns for the guard commanders. :) The new toys came later.