So long my old faithful friend.

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Huskyxantia
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So long my old faithful friend.

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:(
Picasso story begins 2018

Needing a car that would be good on fuel easy for old bones and a nice ride height not to mention nothing to new and a load lugger when needed. :-D

So Gumtree provided the answer a 03 Citroën xsara picasso 2.0hdi following advice from a few good members on french car forum i tested a 1.6hdi & the 2.0hdi . As members on here confirmed the 2.0hdi was certainly the better choice so one i found on gum tree was the one to buy £400 for the 2003 plate average miles tatty but running perfect. :-D

I set about giving the old girl a clean inside &out which made a big difference . Then a service .
2019 New timing belt kit as the old one was perished also new coolant. =D>

2020 2 new tyres £37 for 2 found a coupon online 2 for 1 deal very lucky.

2021 New glow plugs , injectors removed cleaned refitted, Then it was nearly killed by flood water had to remove the injectors again turn engine by bottom pully to get the water out & after a long crank it fired back into life. :shock:

2022 January upto the end of may everything was fine till several almighty knocks at the front and a change of weight difference on the front it was the end both front shocks had failed followed by brake fuild leaking out of the fluid bowl and a smell of coolant several days before hand with unusual temperature fluctuations and no coolant loss visible was time to call it quits. :cry:

Farewell my trusted xsara picasso you wonderful push me pull me car you carried my firewood the dog the shopping stuff the tip runs you were great i will miss you lots . Its going this weekend for the sum of £351 scrap considering i paid 400 .. it did me well. =D>

Thank you to marc, richard, wheeler,mickthemavrik & everyone else that helped me with advice regarding this car when i had it your help was brilliant and i can't thank you all enough
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She has certainly been a workhorse for you it seems! No problem and good luck with the replacement!
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What a shame, seems she did you well.
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Always sad when you part company with a car you've enjoyed but like me and my C5 you have to look on the positive, you have removed another polluting diesel from the environment which is at least a small consolation!! :(
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True another diesel off the road helps our planet i guess.
Just hope this replacement is a good one.
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Yeah another diesel off the road. I would recommend any C8/Pug 807/Fiat Ulysses as a car/van. Reduce, Reuse, Recycle. The machines that scrap them are diesel powered, stop them by saving cars from the crusher.
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Thats what i did with my 206cc nice 1.6hdi cost me £80 last april mot failure i had new clutch,head gasket timing belt waterpump new glow plugs new dpf all past summer into autumn mot it flew through it and ive been using it whenever i can , best when its sunny with the roof down ! Nice.