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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 ONLINE   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 OFFLINE   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 ONLINE   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.

 

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#343 ONLINE   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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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 ONLINE   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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#347 OFFLINE   mrcitroen

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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 Today, 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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