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320Touring's Citroen GSA. Spotted in the wild 15/07


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#481 ONLINE   320touring

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Posted 06 June 2018 - 01:30 PM

As promised in my Oxford blog - a blog dedicated solely to GS/A work!

We took on the rear sphere change challenge and won:)

I thought a wee guide may be helpful.

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Posted 17 June 2018 - 10:04 PM

This continues along fine.

Very little happening beyond driving it.

Now it has an MOT, I am minded to consider some work/actual maintenance, though the saying "if it ain't broke, don't fix it" springs to mind..
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Posted 18 June 2018 - 06:22 AM

^^I tend to agree with that, to a point.

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Posted 18 June 2018 - 07:46 AM

^^I tend to agree with that, to a point.

 

Our idea of broken and yours differ slightly. (for me and Neil there is a sliding scale of broken) :)


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Posted 18 June 2018 - 07:50 AM

Our idea of broken and yours differ slightly. (for me and Neil there is a sliding scale of broken) :)

Verily.

The GSA is fine, Clio 172 #60 is BROKEN.
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Posted 27 June 2018 - 10:48 PM

Where were we with this?

Ah yes, the sole remaining working car on the fleet

On Monday I drove it to the station before venturing forth to that there Lunnon.

Today, I did the following commute.

Walk to Holborn tube.
Holborn tube to Bank
Change from Underground to Light rail of the Docklands sort.
Alight at planes of aero parking in the city of London.
Luft to Glasgow.
Procure an omnishambles, eh I mean omnibus to a station on a street of Queens..
Partake of class 156 shudder back to this view.


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Look at it! What a honey!

Shortly thereafter, I collected the burd and whisked her away to the highlight of the social calendar - Scotoshite.

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After a fine repast, we retired to the carpark for the customary 'GEEZ a Shot mister'.

First up was young* Dome. A short explanation of the controls and he was off - seemed to enjoy it and was last heard to mutter "I probably should buy one of those". He wins the " most likely to flog the GSA to" award.

Next, the Maister Fowler ventured forth.
Here we had a contender - previous CX pilotage meant he had an advantage re knowledge of brakes and controls. This unlocked the GSAGLF approval.

He did. It did. He was most surprised at the rev happy nature of the boxer 4.
He wins the "Most able to identify shift point by ear bleed" award.

Last but by no means least was Split-Pin. Rarely have I seen a man look at me with such trepidation. In, and talked through the controls, we set off gently. Quickly he warmed to the brakes and LHD, and you could see him visibly relax as the drive went on.

He wins the "Most likely to lend a car to, as he wouldn't fuck it" award.

All in all, a most successful "try before you buy" evening.

But no evening would be complete without the dulcet tones of 320T GLF, Dome's statement of " Let it warm up a bit then go like fuck" was all the encouragement I needed to let kick the Civic Type R in the VTEC.

It wins the " Most likely to change gear with the Radio" award!

Seriously, it goes well, and is a world beyond the clio172 for build quality. Pulls all the way to 8.5K:)
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Posted 27 June 2018 - 10:56 PM

GSA

 

Hullo


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Posted 28 June 2018 - 06:21 AM

Dome... wins the " most likely to flog the GSA to" award.

 

Not any more... 

 

GSA

 

Hullo

 

Hooked.  

 

;)


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Posted 28 June 2018 - 06:30 AM

I have never driven *anything* like a GSA before nor have I driven a manual left hand drive car, I love it! Brakes are genius too, once you know the theory of operating them.
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Posted 28 June 2018 - 07:54 AM

September 2006...

 

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:)


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Posted 28 June 2018 - 10:06 AM

I have never driven *anything* like a GSA before nor have I driven a manual left hand drive car, I love it! Brakes are genius too, once you know the theory of operating them.


Once upon a time, Citroën made cars that required drivers to think about what they were doing.
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Posted 07 July 2018 - 09:52 PM

Today, The GSA was on Godson impressing duties.

We went out to it, and he was all questions - why is it LHD? Why only 3 wheel bolts etc etc.

Get in it, "these seats are dead comfy". This sentence is repeated 4 times in 10 miles.

Onto the m8, and give 'er the fuuu shoe to merge..

"That engine sounds different from normal, and I know it's not a v8 or straight 6, so what is it?"

Show and tell (including an aside on inboard disc brakes and reason for handbrake on front wheels) at the carpark, and he's happy to head out to get his birthday present.

Alarmingly, he turns 16 on Monday, and was heard to mutter to his mother on return "the seats in that car are comfy, I think I'd like something like that"

I like to think I've had a positive* influence on him..
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Posted 16 July 2018 - 12:25 AM

Fame* at last!

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Many seemed confused at it being out in "The Rain!"

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So I put them straight..
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Lastly, there was the usual idiot..

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What price fame? Thank gawd I ain't as popular as Monsignor Dollywobbler, I don't think I could cope;)
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Posted 16 July 2018 - 07:52 AM

I love the arses who tell you wrong stuff about your car and insist that they're right and you're wrong.

I was told the E30 would have been better with the "top of the range engine - you know the V6?", rather than the straight six the other day.
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Posted 16 July 2018 - 08:04 AM

I get the same with the Jag:

 

"Is it the V8 or the V12?"

 

"It's the straight six."

 

"Really, I didn't know they did a straight six?"

 

"Well I didn't know they did a V8 M8."

 

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"No, mate, it's the flat 4 boxer diesel. The most popular engine in the range you know."


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Posted 16 July 2018 - 01:40 PM

Think I may have spotted you this morning. I’m working around Glasgow this week

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Posted 16 July 2018 - 03:47 PM

Think I may have spotted you this morning. I’m working around Glasgow this week


Unlikely, unless it was at about 11.30 near to the m80?
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Posted 16 July 2018 - 06:29 PM

I can’t remember now when or where!? It was on a motorway though! So probably was you

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Posted 16 July 2018 - 06:40 PM

I can’t remember now when or where!? It was on a motorway though! So probably was you


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Posted 18 July 2018 - 09:44 AM

Was just in convoy with you in the rover for a short while!

Well, you or another beige GSA.

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Posted 18 July 2018 - 10:07 AM

Was just in convoy with you in the rover for a short while!

Well, you or another beige GSA.


I thought that was you! Having no rear mirror meant I was struggling to see who was driving - toot the next time:)

The Rover looked well on the road:)
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