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  1. Are you sure that's the Professional / Advanced range? Packaging looks like the normal own brand stuff, and that's often pretty shoddy - although not even getting a single use out of a tool is a joke regardless and should be replaced / refunded.
  2. More a case of not clicking the article - I just searched Google for "Citroen C2 dimensions" and Google listed the figures I gave above from Wikipedia, but having now actually clicked the link, it turns out that it's from further down the page for the Chinese made Citroen C2 (which is different to the one that we all know)! 😖 Apologies, school boy error on my part.
  3. There's not much in it, but the C2 is bigger in every dimension (assuming the Wikipedia figures are to be believed of course): 205 = 3.70m long, 1.57m wide and a wheelbase of 2.42m C2 = 3.88m long, 1.68m wide and a wheelbase of 2.44m
  4. Couple of Landy's spotted earlier this month slowly returning to nature in Hayes. Low mileage Defender that's been there at least a year judging from the MOT expiry - up until that point it had a spotless MOT history too. This old Series LR was parked on the road in front of it that I'm guessing hasn't moved for quite some time either.
  5. If the Citroen one is still available then I'd like it please. I'll drop you a PM now
  6. Anthony

    Coolant woes

    Bit harsh - mistakes happen, but it sounds like the garage has put it right at no cost and without putting up too much of a fight.
  7. Crikey, that sounds cracking value compared to similar down South!
  8. Remove one (not both!) droplink and go for a drive, if the noise disappears then it is likely a droplink that's failed. Cheap droplinks often don't last very long. Be careful with any "enthusiastic" cornering with the droplink removed (and ARB effectively disabled) though as you will get some comedy lean angles....
  9. Test fit the wheels first - from memory, 307 wheels share the same offset as 206's which is wrong for a 205 and will sit too far inwards, fouling the rear trailing arm on the back and possibly the strut on the front.
  10. The man from the Ministry says yes to another 12 months ticket That's three clean 1st time passes in a row now - none too shabby for an French tin can that's nearing 30 years old
  11. But you still get penalised for a no-fault claim.
  12. To be honest, most alarm and immobiliser issues I've seen have been down to the quality (or rather lack of) of the installation - I've seen some truly shocking so called "professional" installations. Immobilisers themselves are normally fairly reliable as there's not a great deal to go wrong - alarms are more likely to be problematic as they age as sensors and siren batteries begin to give issues.
  13. That's the dim-dip resistor - with the engine running and side-lights on, the headlight bulbs should illuminate dimly. It's meant to be clipped on to the N/S headlight panel, but the clips have usually rusted away and it's left swinging in the breeze. Pipe clip works well as a replacement, but the resistor can be removed with no ill-effect. The lack of oil pressure and STOP light will likely either be the oil pressure switch on the front of the block or more likely the connection/wiring for it. Short the wiring to the block (ground) and the lights should illuminate if all is well with the wiring and bulbs.
  14. I've had the reverse happen this year. My 205 has been insured as a classic for a few years now, and whilst I've swapped brokers in that time, has been with the same underwriter for at least the last three years. This year it appears to have earned 1 years NCB for reasons I can't quite fathom...
  15. Fair enough, certainly nothing is insurmountable and using a known quantity as a donor has merit. Worse case, the bare engine is pretty much the same, it's just the bolt on parts and wiring/ECU that differs so a dead/breaker 306 could yield the required parts cheaply enough.
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