1991 19TGD Silver Estate

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Post by cavmad » Sat Nov 10, 2007 11:17 am

<sits here looking smug> :lol:
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Post by cpt_spalding » Tue Nov 13, 2007 3:05 pm

The big let down on the Vauxhall clutch on every one I have ever been in of that era was...

yes. the bloody creak of the pedal. Mine (astra), my girlfriend's (cavalier), my flatmate's boyfriend (cavalier) & my mate Mev (cavalier SRI 130).
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Post by tim leech » Tue Nov 13, 2007 6:23 pm

Standard fitment on all Vauxhalls, but if it squeaks that means its working!

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Post by DavidRutherford » Tue Nov 13, 2007 6:59 pm

If it squeaks then it means you need to get busy with the grease.
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Post by cavmad » Tue Nov 13, 2007 9:23 pm

tim leech wrote:Standard fitment on all Vauxhalls, but if it squeaks that means its working!
But better that something squeeks a little than having to recall more than 4,000 VW Golfs due to poor electrics which could catch fire?
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Post by MULLEY » Tue Nov 13, 2007 10:09 pm

Er, wasnt the BX recalled at some point because it caught fire??

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Post by sleepy0905 » Tue Nov 13, 2007 10:34 pm

our k reg AX was on its original clutch and is now at 118000 but had to do it a couple of months ago
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Post by Barrie James » Tue Nov 13, 2007 11:23 pm

BX's can also last quite well too. 1993 BX 19TXD Estate, 182,250 & counting. Still on original clutch, and Starter. Alternator replaced. Both drive shafts replaced at 175,000. N/S damage when wife forced off road, so changed both as I was able to source a pair quite cheap. It never fails to start or stop, the original Citroen battery lasted 9 years.

I agree about the Xantia, dreadful car after the BX, ditched mine after 9 months. Mind you the BX would have benefitted from being nearer the Xantia's dimensions.

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Post by docchevron » Wed Nov 14, 2007 2:47 am

Barrie James wrote: I agree about the Xantia, dreadful car after the BX, and indeed any other car ever made bar none. The designer should have been shot.
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