octopus wanted

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octopus wanted

Post by rabbercelt »

I am desperately seeking an octopus to get my BX MOT'd.Does anyone have one to sell or know where I can get one?

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Post by toddao »

Citroen still sell them - 'oil back harness' part no. 96030258 approx 50 nifties..
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GSF sell them also, & a damn sight cheaper, do you know which one you need?
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Post by Way2go »

MULLEY wrote:GSF sell them also, & a damn sight cheaper, do you know which one you need?
I hope the rubber GSF use in those is better than the crapite they use in the strut returns that only last from one MOT to not quite the next!!! :evil:

I've gone back to using returns from the stealer now and I'd hate to have to do the Octopus more often than usual for the sake of an extra £20. :wink:
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Bloody good advice given here, pay peanuts, get monkeys i say.

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I thought the GSF one's were citroen oem? I agree with the strut return pipes, they used t have the copies (total crap) & genuine citroen, but stopped stocking the genuine one's a few years ago.
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Post by Stinkwheel »

Ive read here in recent months that GSF do not supply them anymore, is this wrong then? Ive got a bodged up set of returns on my car due to thinking i couldnt get a proper one anymore?
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Post by ken newbold »

One difference between the octopus and the front strut return pipes being, the octopus pipes don't have to move and flex.

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Post by rabbercelt »

OK been to main dealers-told NLA,similar story from GSF and AEP.Looks like fabrication time.

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Post by MULLEY »

I ordered one a few months ago, perhaps try a different dealer & give them the actual part number as they might have gotten it mixed up with something else possibly?
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Post by toddao »

Service Citroen list it as still available. I bought one this last Feb, and was dated as having been made that month too.
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Post by rabbercelt »

Thanks for responses.I tried 2 closest main dealers in Worcester -still about 40ish miles away -neither able to help.Could you give me contact details of where you got yours from,since they seem familiar with whats needed.

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Autoworld - Chesterfield, if you google them you should be able to find them.
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1990 Gti 8Valve SOLD - looks like it's been scrapped
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Coincidentally my Dad bought his first BX from there in about 1990, a DTR Turbo from 1988. F122 BET if my memory is right. It left somewhat of an impression as an 11 year old...
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Post by rabbercelt »

Thanks for help.I tried dealer in Merthyr Tydfil and they were extremely helpful.I got sorted out.Octopus is still available after all.Now just the wait for it to come in,then the thought of working outside to replace it.