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Just saw this ad on the drive.com.au site, check the kilometres recorded on this car!

http://www.drive.com.au/used-cars/CITRO ... =947948939


Greg F

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Thats been on there a while, possibly a ex fleet car maybe? thats 250000 miles. My 16TGS did that mileage

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Post by m_2975 »

Same colour as yours isn't it Pindimar?

That amount of KMS is ok as long as it's been WELL serviced and looked after. At that price you'd want it to have had the head and trans done not long ago though.
My Cars:
'93 BX 19GTi Sedan 5M
'89 BX 19TRI Estate 5M
'89 AX GT(With EFI) 2door 5M
In the Family:
'74 SM IE (Fully Restored) 5M
'90 BX 19TRI122 Sedan 4A
'02 Xantia Exclusive Sedan 4AA
'06 C5 2.2HDi Estate 6A

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same colour

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It is the same colour as mine but mine has not done nearly that many kilometres! No! mine has only done 292,000 - and the head was done recently.

But now, it becomes a question of just waiting for something else to go wrong - like the clutch, which was replaced at great expense less than two years ago but which is now, apparently, in need of attention.

Tony at Big T Automotive is not sure what the problem is and is still investigating, as of yesterday.

Lucky I have access to another car

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Post by m_2975 »

Greg,

What seems to be the problem with the clutch?

Any "symptoms" that I might be able to help out with?


Michael
My Cars:
'93 BX 19GTi Sedan 5M
'89 BX 19TRI Estate 5M
'89 AX GT(With EFI) 2door 5M
In the Family:
'74 SM IE (Fully Restored) 5M
'90 BX 19TRI122 Sedan 4A
'02 Xantia Exclusive Sedan 4AA
'06 C5 2.2HDi Estate 6A

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Clutch problem

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Well... gradually got harder and harder to get it into first and to some extent second. Tony, at Big T, said that "the clutch" was worn but what percisely he meant by that I'm not sure - he's a man of few words!

But as I said, P504 did the clutch less than two years ago so there's no way it should be that worn! - even if I am a bad driver!

Greg

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Post by m_2975 »

Being an Australian BX 8V it's got the older style fork mechanism. Quite often the fork breaks or starts to bend and for this reason I recommend replacing with the clutch. The other thing which has been a problem recently with Valeo clutches is that the thrust bearing "Self Destructs" which is not good. Happened to me and what happened was that the thrust bearing wears through the prongs on the pressure plate meaning that it doesn't disengage properly and eventually going through the prongs whick rip the bearing to shreds. :? :? :?

I'd suspect a bending fork if it was replaced properly last time (ie: Clutch plate, pressure plate and thrust bearing). From my experience adjusting the clutch mechanism makes it worse and will snap the fork completely.

Find out what he thinks is up.
The clutch will get very spongey if the bearing is going through the pressure plate and the clutch pedal won't travel far if the fork is bent.

Michael
My Cars:
'93 BX 19GTi Sedan 5M
'89 BX 19TRI Estate 5M
'89 AX GT(With EFI) 2door 5M
In the Family:
'74 SM IE (Fully Restored) 5M
'90 BX 19TRI122 Sedan 4A
'02 Xantia Exclusive Sedan 4AA
'06 C5 2.2HDi Estate 6A

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Cluthing at straws

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...well, no, sounds about right too, Thanks for the advice Michael

I've been bringing our old Mercedes 300 wagon to work this week without the BX , and I just checked the consumption which works out at around 21.45mpg or 13.17 litres per 100 kms - It just cost $75 to fill the tank Mon Dieu!

Greg

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Re: Cluthing at straws

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pindimar wrote:...well, no, sounds about right too, Thanks for the advice Michael
Anytime :lol: :lol:
My Cars:
'93 BX 19GTi Sedan 5M
'89 BX 19TRI Estate 5M
'89 AX GT(With EFI) 2door 5M
In the Family:
'74 SM IE (Fully Restored) 5M
'90 BX 19TRI122 Sedan 4A
'02 Xantia Exclusive Sedan 4AA
'06 C5 2.2HDi Estate 6A