The Aubergine

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Re: The Aubergine

Post by Vanny » Sun Jul 08, 2012 10:09 am

I believe Mr Lockwood has one, for a very reasonable price.

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Re: The Aubergine

Post by TizzyD » Sun Jul 08, 2012 11:54 am

Is Mr Lockwood a forum member ?
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Re: The Aubergine

Post by mds141 » Sun Jul 08, 2012 1:49 pm

Malcom Lockwood is an independent Citroen parts specialist based in Bradford. He's always in attendance at CCC rallies. Tel number is :-01274 640590.
He also does LHM and Total oils at very good prices. Lovely chap and very helpful.
Re bumper trims, they are held in place with small white plastic clips. Just gently lever the trim off, I find a Magnum lolly stick works best. The trims have a plastic coating from factory which degrades over time. I used a heat gun and a Stanley knife blade to gently scrape off the remnants of the plastic trim. Once the plastic coating has been removed, rub the trims down with some wet and dry sandpaper to achieve a smooth finish. Now time to paint, I use satin black stone chip paint for a tougher finish. I use a recycling box and some blu tac as a support whilst spraying. Just spray lightly, leaving 15 mins between coats, I put down 5 or 6 coats for an even finish. The trims are a soft metal so can distort easily so be careful not to twist them. Then just pop them back on the car, have a cup of tea, stand back and admire. :)
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Re: The Aubergine

Post by TizzyD » Mon Jul 09, 2012 12:09 am

Cheers for the number, will give him a ring during the week when I have a moment, and thanks for the advice on the bumper trim, that's a good enough excuse to treat myself to a magnum :lol:

Is there any need to put any primer on the trims before the satin black ?
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Re: The Aubergine

Post by Paul296 » Mon Jul 09, 2012 1:20 am

TizzyD wrote:
Is there any need to put any primer on the trims before the satin black ?
Yes. I'm not quite sure what they're made of, but if its aluminium you'll need an etch primer (or the paint will just fall off) and if they're steel a high build primer would be the way to go. I need to find out what they're made of myself, as I have some that will need doing at some point. Anybody know?

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Re: The Aubergine

Post by mds141 » Mon Jul 09, 2012 7:44 am

Seeing as the trims are NFP, then they must surely be made from unobtanium!! :)
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Re: The Aubergine

Post by Defender110 » Mon Jul 09, 2012 9:32 pm

Thin galvanised steel not ally.
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Re: The Aubergine

Post by TizzyD » Tue Jul 17, 2012 9:16 pm

So I've got a multimeter now, tested the battery and it full of juice - 12.44V apparently, so did some more digging around the starter motor and I think I've found my starting issue.

Now who likes oily pictures ?? :wink:

Where the battery connects to the silenoid there is the spade connecter to the side of it which goes off to the trigger wire, but on mine it's wrapped up in red electrical tape which must be a good thing. right ? :lol:

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And I've found the spade clip at the end of the wire and it's looking pretty grotty too.

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That's all I've been able to do today, but if the trigger wire connection is broken on the silenoid what would be the best course of action ? Would that be a whole new unit ?
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Re: The Aubergine

Post by TizzyD » Thu Sep 06, 2012 7:37 pm

Little update,

The man from DE l MOnTe he say. . . . . no, only a wonky headlight and needing some bulbs, so really pleased :) Will be stuck in for a retest tomorrow.

Service has thrown some things up though, split in a water pipe that needs seeing to before going to France, rear brakes are badly rusted, coolent is filthy so system needs a flush, and I've had a knocking noise coming from the front end (NSF I think) but all checked out and no play found in anything so not too worried.

All in all, for a 19 year old car I'm bloomin chuffed :lol:
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Re: The Aubergine

Post by Caffiend » Thu Sep 06, 2012 8:35 pm

Congrats, hope mine does as well next week!
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Re: The Aubergine

Post by TizzyD » Thu Sep 06, 2012 9:26 pm

Cheers :) I'm sure it'll be fine, mine will be back in next week too as the pipe has been put on order, Rob had his new 19 TRS ? in the yard =P~ lovely
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Re: The Aubergine

Post by citsncycles » Thu Sep 06, 2012 11:14 pm

I've had a knocking noise coming from the front end (NSF I think) but all checked out and no play found in anything so not too worried.
The MOT man should have picked it up if there was a problem, but have you checked the PAS ram bushes - there was a similar knock on Timex that was chased round for a while before it was spotted when I was actually preparing to remove the rack.
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Re: The Aubergine

Post by TizzyD » Sat Sep 29, 2012 8:19 pm

I decided I'd have a go at changing my heater lights, as well as the clock light and cig lighter today.

Got a few of these for 60p each and they came with a FREE STICKER!!! :lol: :lol:
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They work pretty well, can't see the cig lighter really but the clock now looks radioactive.

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Re: The Aubergine

Post by Dollywobbler » Sat Sep 29, 2012 8:51 pm

I think that clock would seriously annoy me but the heater controls look great!

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Re: The Aubergine

Post by Mickey taker » Mon Oct 01, 2012 7:08 pm

Did the clock bulb come out of the holder? or is the bulb and holder all one ? Had alook at mine this evening but the bulb didn't seem to want to come out of the holder
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