Crazy Frenchman repairs BX with old shoe...

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Crazy Frenchman repairs BX with old shoe...

Post by cauchoiskev » Tue Mar 28, 2006 7:19 am


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Post by jeremy » Tue Mar 28, 2006 8:04 am

Lot of bother to avoid using the proper bit that costs about £8!

You always hope you don't buy his car don't you!

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Post by Jaba » Tue Mar 28, 2006 8:08 am

Vive les sandalettes !!
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Post by Oscar » Tue Mar 28, 2006 10:08 am

That's twice the price of those shoes.

I have a feeling that this was more about what is possible, not what is practical.

I wonder what he said to his wife afterwards....
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Post by sleepy0905 » Tue Mar 28, 2006 10:58 am

Very good now thats using your nogin but i do agree the correct mount is not that expensive but he may not be able to get one i can also say that when they get to that point they bang like a goodun I know thats why i had to do mine which is now sat in the boot of billy's old estate on my old engine.
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Post by RichardW » Tue Mar 28, 2006 12:32 pm

He should have done it with a Doc Martin. Their soles are oil resistant :lol:
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Post by Jaba » Wed Mar 29, 2006 6:04 pm

Doc Martins !!!! What a waste.

Seriously - one of the justifications that the 'mad Frenchman' made for doing this was that the OE rubber bush is not oil resistant and therefore fails prematurely on a leaky engine. His sandalettes had oil resistant soles and would thus do their job for much longer.

Personally I admire anyone who goes to these lengths to improvise another way/approach of doing a job on a BX and to show a photo history - comic strip style almost - of all the stages.

This is not to say that I would ever follow that route though, in case you were wondering :?:
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Post by cauchoiskev » Fri Apr 07, 2006 12:34 pm

Jaba wrote: Seriously - one of the justifications that the 'mad Frenchman' made for doing this was that the OE rubber bush is not oil resistant and therefore fails prematurely on a leaky engine.
As it happens, there may have been method in his madness. I went to my local Citroën yesterday to find out how much the part in question would cost. The answer was two hundred and... my ears blocked on the two hundred, and I asked if he was talking in Francs or Euros. Yes, Euros, we're talking about a hundred and fifty quid or so.

The excuse was : now, they don't sell the rubber bush separately, it comes complete with the alloy housing. Which must be eternal, barring accidents.

Anybody have platform shoes for sale ?

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Post by ken newbold » Fri Apr 07, 2006 12:38 pm

Would this be the bottom engine/torque mount, if so I have a brand new one in the garage. :shock:
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Post by Stewart (oily!) » Fri Apr 07, 2006 1:55 pm

Citroen used to try to sell you the alloy mount too, at an extortionate price, time was when pug dealers sold the bush alone, under a tenner.
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Post by Way2go » Fri Apr 07, 2006 4:10 pm

Maybe Mondeo owners could do with some help from the Mad Frenchman too! :wink: See link:

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/MONDEO-MK3-REAR-S ... dZViewItem
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Post by Ian_Fearn » Fri Apr 07, 2006 4:34 pm

The Mondeo rear subframe issues occurs on the Mondeo platformed Jag X Type too.

The jag parts are somewhat more expensive though.....
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Post by ellevie » Fri Apr 07, 2006 6:56 pm

Euro Car Parts catalogue page 127
Engine Mountings
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205/309/405 XU 84- Lower £5.99
205/309/405 XU 84- Lower Complete £51.00

Could the £5.99 item be the rubber bush ?
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Post by ken newbold » Fri Apr 07, 2006 6:58 pm

I reckon so. However fitting it may be something else. :?