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Another one rescued!

Post by Vanny » Wed Aug 31, 2005 1:19 pm

Well as you might have picked up i now have Cavmad's 1.7diesel which became surplus after we got him a 1.9 estate (whcih cleaned up REALLY well). The 1.7 was deemed dead after cavmads attempt at changing the fuel filter with a screw driver, putting holes in the fuel filter can and snapping various pipes. Replacements where sought but a rather nasty bodge made sure they where never likely to work.

The pipe in question is a hi flow low volume return from the front and rear height correctors which can drain all the LHM from a car in about 5 seconds (guess how i found that out four times!). Anyways, the pipes had ben loosley joined and kept popping off, the only solution was to actually get under the car and fit the pipes. Anyone who has ever done this before will be aware that to get the pipe onto the front height corrector you really need the 'long' drive shaft out, well i didnt havs the suitable tolls to do this so this one was bridged around the subframe as a temporary fix. The connection to the rear HC (via a metal pipe) was resonably easy to fix. Next problem is this pipe also runs accross the engine and is the return for the accumulator/PR, and the citroen bought pipe was way too short. We stretched it and hoped for the best!

It drove home and beyond no rear view mirror and a stupid steering wheel it flew, and i mean flew! The safety car was a 405 1.8TD estate that has been tinkered with and the 1.7 would happily pull away from it, and will wheel spin in third (though i suspect thats the tyres :D). Amazing little pocket rocket that shot home the 70 odd miles at a happy 80ish all the way.

Basically this white tgd replaces Mat (mrmrwray's) 1.4 St Tropez as its going to be very hard to get it through an MOT without sticking quite a bit of money into it! So now we have replaced it with a diesel, the 1.4 will be stripped and used for parts this forth coming weekend (want anything then let me know!), and most of the 1.4 interior fitted to the diesel and providing a legacy of parts.

Highlight of the evening, the AMAZING performance of the na diesel, and being escort to the pug through Middleton, with one white BX at the front and one at the back all very close together (deliberatly) it must have looked bloody strange to have two BX's escorting a Pug 405 estate, just ashame there was NO ONE about (at 1am on a wednesday its not really a surprise!).

Im now very low on LHM but pretty well moisturised!

M

Post by M » Wed Aug 31, 2005 2:57 pm

:evil:
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Post by cavmad » Wed Aug 31, 2005 4:33 pm

Cheers for the post Vanny, read it with initially a smile that you have resurrected my beloved car but partly with sadness that it`s now finally gone.
The engine, as you have discovered, is an absolute gem and has thousands of miles left in yet and I hope your mate gets the same amount of pleasure out of the car as I did.
I`m still holding you to my request that if he ever sells it you let me have first refusal.
I may be in touch about some parts though I`ve found a white 16V on eBay for spares which I`ll probably bid on and see what happens. I only want the interior, wheels and bodykit so if (and it`s a big if) I win the listing I`ll offer what`s left for spares on here.
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Post by Vanny » Wed Aug 31, 2005 6:03 pm

how much do you want all the bits for? i Could do with an engine and if its got tax and MOT for any length of time i might well be tempted! The more i can flog things for the better, that said i may kep it intact and sell it on!


Just need to find the white bumper

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Post by cavmad » Wed Aug 31, 2005 6:32 pm

Vanny wrote:how much do you want all the bits for? i Could do with an engine and if its got tax and MOT for any length of time i might well be tempted! The more i can flog things for the better, that said i may kep it intact and sell it on!


Just need to find the white bumper

It`s the one your bidding on mate! I won`t bid as it`ll just push the price up. If you get it let me know how much you want for the kit and the interior at least please. I`ve just remembered I hopefully have the chance of a 205 1.9GTi (minus engine) with a mint set of wheels on it. I`d have the interior too (half leather!) but I`m pretty sure the back seats won`t fit so it will look odd anyway though I may put the seats in my recovery truck.
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