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    Default You can all relax....

    The 'Citroen Eye' is firmly on me and Sophie at the moment. In the last 3 weeks we have had:

    1. Punctured inner tube
    2. Sticking accelerator
    3. Flat battery
    4. Clutch cable snap.

    I thought thinks only happened in 3's!

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    Clutch cables are prone to snapping. It is possible to start the car while it is in first. After a jerky take off 2nd can be selected by rev matching to road speed. The n 3rd and finally the higher gears. The only problem is traffic lights . If red you need to engage neutral and coast up to the lights, and if you can't time it for the green and you have to stop then the whole process of starting in 1st has to be undertaken again. In this way I have limped both my DS23 and my D Super 5 home. Not recommended in heavy traffic or in a hilly area where you may have to stop with the car on a steep uphill slope!
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    Agreed.

    One of the advantages of "manual G/B's" irrespective of make of vehicle, you cannot do that in an auto!

    Reminds me; stalled across a train line, stuck in a water crossing? Put it gear and crank it over, surprising how far it will go. If you got a flat battery forget it; you might as well be driving an auto.

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    Not so, many cars will not start in first
    A Renault 10,12,16,17,18,19,20 will
    I have done it many times
    Try it in an old GMH vehicle

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    No reason why not.

    Nevertheless, irrespective of make of vehicle; you have no chance whatsoever with an auto.

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    The best thing about a clutch cable breakage in a D, is at least you can start it and lift it to height ready for the flatbed truck. Although the modern trucks can now get so low, catching of the front or rear of a dead D is not so likely.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pajamas View Post
    The 'Citroen Eye' is firmly on me and Sophie at the moment. In the last 3 weeks we have had:

    1. Punctured inner tube
    2. Sticking accelerator
    3. Flat battery
    4. Clutch cable snap.

    I thought thinks only happened in 3's!

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    Bummer Paul, I don't like that image at all, at all.

    The bright side is that at least it has all happened and you can get on with a trouble free winter.

    cheers,
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    See, aren't you glad you bought a second Citroen?
    Citroen Car Club of New South Wales member.

    My Citroen ID21F can be seen here http://www.flickr.com/photos/frontdr...7605999522616/

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    They do happen in 3's, 2 more to go....

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    Quote Originally Posted by JAJEA View Post
    No reason why not.

    Nevertheless, irrespective of make of vehicle; you have no chance whatsoever with an auto.

    JAJEA
    But if you have an Auto there is no clutch cable to break. You generally can start an auto in neutral and then pull it into gear. no hope of that in a manual.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JAJEA View Post
    No reason why not.

    Nevertheless, irrespective of make of vehicle; you have no chance whatsoever with an auto.

    JAJEA
    Not so. Page 40 of my Morris 1100 handbook advises the following for the automatic:

    'Should the occasion arise which necessitates a push or tow start, proceed as follows:-

    Select the 'N' position with the gear selector. Pull out the choke control if the engine is cold. Switch on the ignition and release the hand brake.

    When the road speed is approximately 20 mph, select 2nd gear manually and depress the accelerator'

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    Here's the second. Just yesterday I filled the BX, later found fuel streaming out. Seems to be coming from the tank top, left side, where the breather pipe emerges. Not readily accessible... Can I get at it without dropping the tank????? Doesn't look like it. Can I drop the tank without removing the exhaust? Doesn't look like it....

    Maybe the "threes" refers to individual cars/owners.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ronhic View Post
    Not so. Page 40 of my Morris 1100 handbook advises the following for the automatic:

    'Should the occasion arise which necessitates a push or tow start, proceed as follows:-

    Select the 'N' position with the gear selector. Pull out the choke control if the engine is cold. Switch on the ignition and release the hand brake.

    When the road speed is approximately 20 mph, select 2nd gear manually and depress the accelerator'
    Makes perfect sense. Like us, try to live uphill from a fairly long section of road.
    JohnW

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