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320Touring's Citroen GSA. Becoming attached to this thing 21/04


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#331 OFFLINE   mrcitroen

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Posted 04 April 2018 - 06:37 AM

New CX parts are mostly monopolised by the profiteers at CX-Basis. Their business model is basically hoover up all the NOS parts, then jack up the price by a factor of 3 or 4.
Had a feckin' heart attack when I realised they were charging 80 Euros for a badge. 440 Euros for a headlight is not on, and a grand for a used front S2 bumper moulding is beyond the pale.


That's sort of happening with some of the G suppliers too. In fairness to Rob Moss who runs Chevronics, he says he ploughs his profits from G parts sales back into re manufacture of NFP parts. Prices are salty, but no where as near as bad as CX Basis.
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#332 OFFLINE   Tadhg Tiogar

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Posted 04 April 2018 - 08:07 AM

.... Prices are salty, but no where as near as bad as CX Basis.


The risk that CX-Basis runs is that their prices end up killing the industry they set themselves up to supply, but as long as there are sufficiently wealthy customers in NL and D, they don't care.
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#333 ONLINE   Eddie Honda

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Posted 04 April 2018 - 02:04 PM

It's a fucking expensive business remanufacturing things. Add on top making a living and it's a miracle anyone bothers doing it.

 

If you want cheap, buy a fifteen year-old car and spend time hoovering up end-of-line stock.



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Posted 06 April 2018 - 02:20 AM

It's a fucking expensive business remanufacturing things. Add on top making a living and it's a miracle anyone bothers doing it.
 
If you want cheap, buy a fifteen year-old car and spend time hoovering up end-of-line stock.

Yep...I remember there was some looking into remanufacturing some of the unobtainable RHD steering system bits for Ladas back around 2003, when the cars were still relatively plentiful compared to these days. It was a job that needed a significant five digit sum of money up front to make it even close to realistic. ...credit to Lada though, they did say they were quite happy to make some for us...but we needed to order 10,000 or more units with payment up front of I remember right!

The thing which in years to come that I think has potential to make things like this more viable is metallic 3D printing. The tech is coming I believe...and I look forward to the year where the dreaded "no longer available" ...or NFP to us Citroen owners...is no longer a major problem so long as you can find a decent engineering drawing of the bit...

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Posted 06 April 2018 - 08:45 PM

I’m struggling to find sole decent 145/14’s for the Daf. It needs a new spare pronto..


Black Circles are advertising 145/80/14 Bridgestone for £54 delivered.

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Posted 06 April 2018 - 11:29 PM

I'd be tempted to attend Scotoshitefest just to see it being parked next to mine.


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Posted 16 April 2018 - 08:23 AM

This wouldn't start this morning.

Cranking over well, choke/accelerator made it cough but no dice.

It did it last time I started it (Friday) but eventually caught and ran normally.

It has a half tank of fuel, battery has plenty life.

Initial thoughts are
Fuel run back to the tank
A spark issue
Possibly spark plugs sooted up?
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#338 OFFLINE   Tadhg Tiogar

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Posted 16 April 2018 - 09:56 AM

This wouldn't start this morning.

Cranking over well, choke/accelerator made it cough but no dice.

It did it last time I started it (Friday) but eventually caught and ran normally.

It has a half tank of fuel, battery has plenty life.

Initial thoughts are
Fuel run back to the tank
A spark issue
Possibly spark plugs sooted up?


Look at plugs first. Sounds like cheapest solution in terms of work before getting involved in looking at fuel runs.

I recently had something similar, but Frogchod told me to have a look at the fuel pump relay. I wiggled the relay a bit and everything went back to normal...!

Now have to sort slipping auto gearbox.
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Posted 16 April 2018 - 10:11 AM

I shall pull a plug when I get home ( if I can be arsed:))
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Posted 16 April 2018 - 03:46 PM

It fucking started straight off the key when I got home...
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Posted 16 April 2018 - 05:01 PM

Bizarre! I know feck all about old, proper cars though.

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Posted 16 April 2018 - 05:08 PM

It fucking started straight off the key when I got home...

 

Because old Citroen.

 

Your tail light is currently in a Saab in Handsworth, but will soon be in a Volvo heading for SCTLND...


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#343 OFFLINE   Tadhg Tiogar

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Posted 16 April 2018 - 05:14 PM

It fucking started straight off the key when I got home...


That seems to have been my experience CX-wise as well. Starting a Citroën is like making love to a beautiful woman; you have to get her in the mood before asking permission to ease your way in......
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#344 OFFLINE   Dick Longbridge

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Posted 16 April 2018 - 06:31 PM

That seems to have been my experience CX-wise as well. Starting a Citroën is like making love to a beautiful woman; you have to get her in the mood before asking permission to ease your way in......


I don’t think I’ve ever read a comparison between love-making and trying to fire up a beige Citroen GSA.

At least it’s repaired itself though. Result.
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#345 OFFLINE   Tadhg Tiogar

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Posted 16 April 2018 - 07:40 PM

I don’t think I’ve ever read a comparison between love-making and trying to fire up a beige Citroen GSA. ....


You have now.
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Posted 16 April 2018 - 08:57 PM

How long since it had last run?


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Posted 16 April 2018 - 09:46 PM

Had silly issues like that with mine when I first got it. One if the starting / running issues was the amount of silt in the carb float bowl. Caused idle jet to block so car would not start or run cleanly when it did start. This was intermittent though.

Condenser failed too and the cassette points in the SEV Marchal dizzys are evil. (I'm all electronic noo)

Keep an eye on it and see how it goes.
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Posted Yesterday, 02:29 PM

Spotted...Proceeding in a northerly direction on the A90 with a purple Citroen H van not far behind.    Unless there's another beige GS in the neighbourhood.


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Posted Yesterday, 05:40 PM

My proper French car does need a jigger of petrol down the carby if it has been parked up for a week or so.


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Posted Yesterday, 05:42 PM

Your tail light is currently in a Saab in Handsworth, but will soon be in a Volvo heading for SCTLND...

 

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Posted Yesterday, 08:21 PM

Spotted...Proceeding in a northerly direction on the A90 with a purple Citroen H van not far behind. Unless there's another beige GS in the neighbourhood.


What time was that at? I was north east bound and G(L)SAF :)
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Posted Yesterday, 08:35 PM

Time for a brief update on this old tub...

To date, not one of the "task list" has been done.

The "FTP" appears to have been user error due to my incompetency with the choke.

What it has done, however is CAR. It cars so well sometimes you forget it's a car at all. Instead it seems to turn into a pavement cafe where you sit idly smoking and sipping a decent Merlot.

Since Friday morning, 580km have been covered. Friday was south to Dumfries and back in great comfort. Saturday was north to Forfar fully laden for welding.

The last tank was a creditable 36.81mpg keeping it at 110-120kph.

I do like this thing!
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Posted Yesterday, 08:47 PM

You must have owned a Rover to realise how good that French chod really is.


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Posted Yesterday, 08:59 PM

You must have owned a Rover to realise how good that French chod really is.


One thing I never have done..
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Posted Yesterday, 09:23 PM

What time was that at? I was north east bound and G(L)SAF :)


About 10 We were on our way to see the car show in Perth. G(L)SAF? Im guessing that translates as 'slightly' fast. You were in the outside lane.

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Posted Yesterday, 09:27 PM

About 10 We were on our way to see the car show in Perth. G(L)SAF? Im guessing that translates as 'slightly' fast. You were in the outside lane.

That'd be about right:) next time gimme a toot and a wave!

GLF = Gaun Like Fuck.. I just shoved GSA in there.
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Posted Yesterday, 09:32 PM

About 10 We were on our way to see the car show in Perth. G(L)SAF?....

Disappointing wasn't it?

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Posted Yesterday, 09:35 PM

One thing I never have done..

 

 

Good man.


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Posted Yesterday, 10:03 PM

Disappointing wasn't it?


Quite pebble beachy. Very few bread and butter cars and those that were mostly plastered in spotlights. Didnt see FOADs Riva.

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Posted Today, 04:51 PM

I've not been to a classic car show in ten years or more.

Good to see it's still the same. Rows of gleaming over restored Bentleys, Healeys, E-types, XKs, Mk2s etc.

They are lovely, but just so boring.

Highlights from yesterday were the Fraser Nash era BMW - 326?, the MkV1 Bentley "woody" and a lovely Mk1 Jag.

Today at Blairgowrie was better.

More interesting stuff.

Capri RS3100
Mercedes Slc
A lovely SL
A beautifully care worn 1922 Morris Bull Nose
Fiat 126
Mini rally car liveried for the 1967 Monte
Some modern guff
Oh, and a 325i convertible.

And some Bentleys, E-types, XKs, Mk2s etc., but they all did 220 miles or so.

Great day out.




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