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    One of the vehicles made ​​in France is no stranger to the people of Indonesia . Moreover, known as the Citroen car with hydraulic suspension system which is extraordinary .
    This system allows the cars Citroen still feels comfortable . In fact , for women who want to give birth even when driving on roads damaged or uneven .
    Citroen hydraulic system used is an integrated system of suspension system on each wheel , braking system and steering system , which is called the pneumatic system hydractive .

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    This system consists of a reservoir tank , hydraulic hoses such as grabbers squid , hydraulic pump , distributor ( which is channeled to the wheels Olie , steering and brakes ) , balls of steel containing high pressure nitrogen at the end of the pipe legs wheels and distributors , height corrector , and air pipes as legs seal wheel .
    Each wheel moves independently , connected to the body by using the swing arm system and McPerson .There are no springs or any spring to help the suspension . Because it uses a special hydraulic system , the height can be adjusted with a Citroen car shift lever near the hand brake handle on the driver side .

    Not surprisingly , if there is flooding in the streets , cars Citroen can still creep across the flood like a boat . If you are not using or stopping , the car was sitting Citroen would like , because kolongnya almost touching the ground . In addition, the height corrector allows the car can still run , although one flat tires or wheels removed .
    currently many activities that have been performed Citroen Indonesia . Among them are the exhibition , contests and touring to various areas such as Jakarta Ė Bandung , and Jakarta Ė Semarang . When the exhibition , there is also a member of the Indonesian Citroen earn trophies such as the exhibition in Yogyakarta and Semarang . Is this your hobby ? ?

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    Whoever wrote that is NOT working on my car!!!!!!
    But funny as long as you don't have to be at his mercy.

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    Sounds similar to the average Australian mechanics knowledge of these cars.

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    Next time I cross a flooded street in my Citroen/boat, I will make sure my Squid and Balls of Steel are ready.
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    Google translate or similar. My reaction is more along the lines of "So what; it's 99% understandable?"

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    Quote Originally Posted by fnqvmuch View Post
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    G'day,
    does all this mean that you need balls of steel to drive a Citroen ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by pug206gti View Post

    G'day,
    does all this mean that you need balls of steel to drive a Citroen ?
    If you need to ask then you will never know.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pug206gti View Post

    G'day,
    does all this mean that you need balls of steel to drive a Citroen ?
    Possibly when giving birth on roads damaged or uneven. I think they would only be optional for cross flood like a boat.
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    One would hope that the mechanical skills exceed the written communication (or English) skills.
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    I don't know about balls of steel, but stolen balls are always safe in a Citroen. Thieves don't steal Citroens and cops don't suspect Citroen owners of being thieves.

    Good thief can make money. A good Citroen loses money.

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    You'll need balls of steel:

    " because kolongnya almost touching the ground "
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    Quote Originally Posted by harrisson_citroen View Post
    You'll need balls of steel:

    " because kolongnya almost touching the ground "
    All jokes aside, I saw an immaculate BX in Jakarta last year. There's a mechanic somewhere who knows what to do. Typical Jakarta - it'll be there somewhere...
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    Lack of a space; kolong nya becomes "his underside" basically and makes complete sense.

    Perhaps we can start a thread in the Toad Pond where we laugh at non-native English speakers for their funny accents and mistranslations? Especially when they're trying to share something with us. Oh, and bring back the Dictation Test for migrants.

    Hang on, we're halfway there with "We'll stop the boats"...

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    English is English. Pidgin English is something else.
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    So which English is English?
    We're not talking French, where the Academy tries to dictate what is and isn't the language ( but while we're thinking of French, you might have recognised that some of the translation indicates that the original language was like French and a number of other languages where the adjective can follow the noun ) so your English may well not be my English, nor any number of other forum users, for within Australia there are recognised variations in the language in both vocabulary and pronunciation.


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    By English, I meant the "Queen's English". i.e: referring to grammatically correct and coherent written and oral expression in the English language, perhaps as used by educated people in Britain and possibly some other parts of the world. There is no other form, anything else is not "English". Other countries, in North America for instance have had a good go at bastardising it but in so doing it has become a different language, not English per se.
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    Ahha, sorry but I didn't notice this was Pommyfrogs.
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    The official language of Orstrilia, Bruce, is English! Get it?
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    Yes, but Australian English - which is offically referenced to the Macquarie Dictonary as specified for offical Australian Government uses (federal that is, not sure about state govt's especially in the deep North :-). It is not Queen's English but ours. Hence the many verious versions of English available on your computer!
    Seriously english really is a bastard composed of many roots (err pum mot intended but if the double entendre fits) that continues to grow. I doubt if we should consider the Oxbridge BBC version to be the correct one, even in the Uk it onlt represents a fraction of the total speakers - hint been to Yorkshire, Geordies, the west country and Cornwall etc. it always has been and will continue to be an evolving mixture.
    Oh and French is not just French, the Quebecios speak a very different French to the European version.
    But the key thing really should be, can you understand the message, then the actual words used don't really matter
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    Britain and America, separated by a common language.

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    I speak Strine, which is the official English of Oz.

    If you don't have the right nostril shape, you will find it difficult to speak. The Queen can't because she has a plumb in the throat and just gargles Strine.

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    addo last thing on my mind was what you suggest - no - i did think of that and so entitled the thread to invoke not racist/cultural arrogance, rather sharing a smirk at the vagaries of google translate.
    small things amusing small minds, you know?
    Robert Persig got away with that kind of schadenfreud but i like to think it is normally beneath me otherwise.
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    Yep. That's the one. The national anthem goes something like "Ostrya sons of ostriches.." (I forget the rest). It was picked by Whitlam because he didn't like mutton. The rest of us wanted Waltzing Matilda because it better described Ostryans and most drunks could remember the words, particularly at the Munich Beerfest.

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    What did you have in mind, John?
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