Mike's Citroen woes

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Re: Mike's Citroën woes

Post by mike22861 » Tue Oct 16, 2012 4:59 pm

The Red Baron has been collected I'm sure that crossing of palm with much silver will see it back for friday.
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Re: Mike's Citroën woes

Post by mike22861 » Tue Oct 23, 2012 12:38 pm

Well it's now tuesday and Red Baron isn't back yet I know much searching was done for a replacement Fuel pump yesterday fingers crossed it will appear soon
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Re: Mike's Citroën woes

Post by mike22861 » Thu Oct 25, 2012 11:52 am

The Red Baron runs, urns out the fuel problem was a broken vane in the Lucas pump it has now had a new injector pump .It isnt back yet as it has had another bout of incontinence this time the pipe from the water pump to the heater back this afternoon I hope then Jennie is bringing it to Newcastle tomorrow
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Re: Mike's Citroën woes

Post by Tim Leech » Thu Oct 25, 2012 11:58 am

All part of the fun, mind you it has done nearly 200,000 miles!
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Re: Mike's Citroën woes

Post by mike22861 » Thu Oct 25, 2012 3:48 pm

The Red Baron is now home and is due in Newcastle on Saturday I shall run it for a week then get it away for its bumper paint before the NEC.
The rest of the tribe is unchanged tho I should sort the RE gears tomorrow afternoon
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Re: Mike's Citroën woes

Post by mike22861 » Sat Oct 27, 2012 9:54 pm

Image

Red Baron on the road
1992 BX 4x4 Gti aircon Silver
1991 BX 19 TGD Red(the Red Baron)
1993 BX 17 TZD Red the new Daily
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Re: Mike's Citroën woes

Post by Tim Leech » Sat Oct 27, 2012 10:57 pm

Great! Now get polishing lol!
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Re: Mike's Citroën woes

Post by Caffiend » Sat Oct 27, 2012 11:03 pm

=D> - so it'll be making it to the NEC under its own steam then?
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Re: Mike's Citroën woes

Post by mike22861 » Sun Oct 28, 2012 6:46 am

It sure will it will be getting a good clay bar and polish, its only got one tiny flaw, no heater the valve has stuck shut, that's going to have to be fixed rapidly
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Re: Mike's Citroën woes

Post by mike22861 » Tue Oct 30, 2012 12:19 pm

And saying under it's own steam maybe tempting fate Sandre.
But it's ok for now even gone mad and ordered it's own Tyne Tunnel RFID disc there's confidence
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Re: Mike's Citroën woes

Post by Philip Chidlow » Wed Nov 07, 2012 8:41 pm

Hi Mike, just got a renewal notice for the VED on the Red Baron. I assume this is an administrative error and you have actually registered the BX! :) If not (but I'm sure you have) can you please sort it out with the DVLA. Ta muchly. I sent a PM earlier... ;)
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Re: Mike's Citroën woes

Post by mike22861 » Thu Nov 08, 2012 7:43 am

Not like the DVLA to get it wrong do they ever get it right? and yes I even have a V5 for it in my name.
I didn't get a pm ?
On a good note the Red Baron is behaving itself I've been using it daily it saves me a fortune in diesel over the juke which I don't understand at all, the new fuel pump has made a huge difference even from freezing it starts with no preheat first touch.
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1993 BX 17 TZD Red the new Daily
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Re: Mike's Citroën woes

Post by Philip Chidlow » Thu Nov 08, 2012 9:51 am

Excellent, thanks! Glad to hear the Red Baron's earning its keep now :)
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Re: Mike's Citroën woes

Post by MULLEY » Thu Nov 08, 2012 10:40 pm

I suppose the Juke is quite a bit heavier than the BX & the small capacity engine is always on boost, otherwise it just would be v-slow, so i guess fuel consumption might not be all that good. I must admit, i though those 1.5dci engines were very good on fuel, out of interest, how many mpg does the Juke do?
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Re: Mike's Citroën woes

Post by mike22861 » Sat Nov 10, 2012 11:12 am

I can't quite get the juke to average 51mpg if i drive it really carefully keep the eco sat high in the green i can just scrape 51, normal driving drops it to 47 bearing mind thats with just me in and no extra items and of course no spare wheel wheras the Baron managed a stunning 61mpg over this week, the new injector pump has made a difference it is set very conservatively it won't make any smoke. It's no slouch though it went off for bumper paint and clay bar polish cruised at 80 for an hour no problems.Hope fully back tomorrow ready for an interior clean for NEC.
Had to fetch the Juke to work this morning the heated seats are a bonus I might have to investigate that in the BX.
1992 BX 4x4 Gti aircon Silver
1991 BX 19 TGD Red(the Red Baron)
1993 BX 17 TZD Red the new Daily
1986 BX 16 RS Leader (The only 1 left I believe)
2003 Landrover Defender 110 CSW TD5
1985 Landrover Defender 90 4SC County
some other newer Nissans