A long time ago my 1984 Citroen CX 2400 I/E Pallas decided not to start, after much trying it back fired and caught fire! I managed to get the fire out with some damage done. After replacing some obviously damaged parts such as the HT leads, I then got in an auto electrician to find out why I had no spark (the reason for the fire). He diagnosed the coil, but it has taken me 2 years to find a second hand one (from Holland). A new coil is 322 Euros plus postage from Germany. I called the auto elect to come and fit it but he never turned up, that was in May.
An auto electrician I used to use, but who went to work for a Porsche specialist became available for private work again. I asked him to take over and today was the great day he had agreed to work on the CX. The replacement was wired in and we had a spark. Then we had no fuel, that turned out to be a broken earth on the fuel pump relay and it now starts.
The next problem is the throttle cable is fire damaged and seized solid. The coil which is very hard to get to needs fitting properly. The new HT leads have been nibbled by a mouse. Then the replacement bonnet I have painted and fitted. Then who knows what else for the MOT as the car has been parked up for 6 years.
At home and running:
2001 Alfa 156 V6 Sport wagon Veloce, 1990 Volvo 740 GLE Auto estate, 1991 BMW 325i E30, 1996 Citroen ZX TD Estate, 1990 Mercedes 200TE.