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Post by Matt H » Wed Nov 09, 2011 9:09 am

Mike P wrote:Fitting Bx 16V clocks into a 205 is a popular modification as the Puggers see the green back light and numbers on the outer gauges to be superior.

You've done the opposite :lol:

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Don't knock it 'til you've tried it I say :lol:

The four switches around the gauges illuminate orange/red, with the clock, I reckon it would look quite nice at night... And it's being driven mostly in the dark now. And I don't know why, but the speedometer is almost 100% accurate, and doesn't wobble either.

Was tempted to try a pair of late 205 stalks as well, but maybe a step too far?

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Post by mat_fenwick » Wed Nov 09, 2011 9:12 am

Just buy a 205! Oh, wait.... :lol:

Seriously though, I like the subtle individual touches on it, not over the top mods.
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Post by Matt H » Wed Nov 09, 2011 9:37 am

Well, If I were to start modifying (Which I'm not!) the 205 in the same way, I'd put BX dials in it... I guess I just like to be different :wink:

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Post by mat_fenwick » Thu Nov 10, 2011 12:21 am

Like to be different eh? Maybe something along these lines? :lol: vom=

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j3TXz43r0j0

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Post by Matt H » Thu Nov 10, 2011 3:51 pm

How depressing does this picture make the small village of Wollaston look?

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This really is a grim time of year... Okay I knocked the saturation down a tad on the pic, but it really feels like all the colour has gone from the world :cry:

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Post by Way2go » Thu Nov 10, 2011 6:07 pm

Dunno about that..........but does suggest that BX drivers are deficient in parking skills. :wink:
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Post by Matt H » Thu Nov 10, 2011 6:47 pm

Way2go wrote:Dunno about that..........but does suggest that BX drivers are deficient in parking skills. :wink:
Better?

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:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Post by Philip Chidlow » Thu Nov 10, 2011 11:59 pm

Smart. :)
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Post by Mickey taker » Fri Nov 11, 2011 8:12 am

photoshop parking , now that could catch on :lol: :lol:
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Post by Matt H » Thu Dec 08, 2011 9:41 am

Anyone fancy picking this up for me? Engine is sounding very sick in the Phase 2 :(

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/peugeot-citro ... 4cfc7ff18e

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Post by Tim Leech » Thu Dec 08, 2011 9:51 am

Matt H wrote:Anyone fancy picking this up for me? Engine is sounding very sick in the Phase 2 :(

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/peugeot-Citro ... 4cfc7ff18e
Really? it was rebuilt not long before I had it, and i did no miles in it...
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Post by mat_fenwick » Thu Dec 08, 2011 9:52 am

Don't you have a couple of spares? :wink:
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Post by Matt H » Thu Dec 08, 2011 10:01 am

Well, it had a slight tap, which developed into a knock... Haven't really investigated. Going to have a proper look/listen at the weekend. I would guess it's an oil-starvation issue via a duff oil pump or dodgy tappet or something.

I really should buy a spare engine and get it rebuilt for when one of them does go 'pop'. Big(er) valves FTW :lol:

A bit tight on cash at the minute, but my circumstances are currently mid-change. When it settles down in the new year I should hopefully have a bit more cash to spend on making the BX(s) nice.

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Post by Tim Leech » Thu Dec 08, 2011 11:04 am

It always had one slightly noisy tappet but its been like for ages. Hoep it gets sorted.
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Post by Matt H » Thu Dec 08, 2011 11:22 am

Hmmm, I always wondered what a BX with a 306 GTi-6 engine/gearbox would be like... :lol: