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    Well it's mot time again, and thought I'd take the old girl to my favourite place, Paris retro. They have all sorts of old junk outside...
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    A really rusty series 1 cx25 GTi 25 manual.

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    A really rusty DS 23 Pallas with bvh gearbox. The owner is about to have it restored, it needs all its panels replacing and more, this will cost about £15,000

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    A C5 1.6 hdi with a knackered turbo, don't know what the owner will do here.

    So my car goes on the inspection hoist

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    Then has a smoke and brake test

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    And the result is.....FAIL!
    It needs the needs the inner steering joints, a handbrake cable, the front sidelights, and a stop light replacing.
    I will try to do the sidelights, but they are a royal pain in the bum!
    The garage can do the rest.
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    I have to say, the 1.6 C5, really is such a lower spec car than my 2.0 hdi.
    It doesn't have as many gizmos on the dash, steel wheels and only a 5 speed box.
    2005 C5 2.0 VTR Hdi 138, 1986 Kawasaki GPz 750G2

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    Good to see you back smiffy

    C5 HDI?? What else in the stable? Do you still have the 16v and CX Turbo?

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    Sadly not. My circumstances changed radically a couple of years back, so I now don't have any oldies anymore.
    However, when the time is right I will find something nice to play with...
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    Quote Originally Posted by smiffy1071 View Post
    Sadly not. My circumstances changed radically a couple of years back, so I now don't have any oldies anymore.
    However, when the time is right I will find something nice to play with...
    Know the feeling!! I donated my 16v to a worthy home, likewise the XM. . .

    We have a 2002 C5HDi as a daily, still going strong. A '99 Xsara which has been totally reliable and my play thing a '74 DSpecial

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    The Dťesse has all the characteristics of one of those objects fallen from another universe that fed the mania for novelty in the eighteenth century and a similar mania expressed by modern science fiction: the Dťesse is first and foremost the new Nautilus.

    (Umberto Eco [Ed], The History of Beauty, Rizzoli, NY, 2004)

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    Good you see you back Sniffy, too.

    Sounds like you did the right thing and cut free back then. Easy to load life up too much. Not that I can talk much....

    When time and money allow, there's always something interesting around.

    Your MOT system surely picks things up - what puzzles me is failures on what looks like a near-new car. Our 20-year PSA cars have never had those things fail, apart from the odd bulb (and very few of them, for that matter). I can only suspect our driving conditions must be a whole lot easier on vehicles.

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    My car has done 150000 miles, which is getting on for 220000 km, so I suppose that's fair enough wear and tear

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    I'm just reminded of something funny about the test, the guy actually knew his citroens, was there in the car with the back wheels on the rollers... Pulling the handbrake, and saying "no braking effort" at which I couldn't help laughing "I'm not surprised, handbrake is on the front wheels"
    He held his head in his hands, and just said "I'm having a bad day"
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    Quote Originally Posted by smiffy1071 View Post
    My car has done 150000 miles, which is getting on for 220000 km, so I suppose that's fair enough wear and tear
    Wow. Yes indeed! I've more than once been amazed by mileages brought up in UK - some work colleagues in Nottingham were knocking up more than 5 times as much as I do in commuting from other towns. Same in Ireland too, to my even greater surprise.

    It looks good for the mileage! It's new in years by my standards.
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    Welcome back Mr Smith. It's good to see your posts again.

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    Likewise good to see you back

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    Hi Smiffy!

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    Why thank you very much boys!

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    Well I have to say I'm not feeling the love for the courtesy car that the garage have given me while mine is being worked on

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    However, it's very warm inside, and keeps me mobile.
    My C5 needs a handbrake guide tube cutting off, and replacing, so it will be a little while longer
    2005 C5 2.0 VTR Hdi 138, 1986 Kawasaki GPz 750G2

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    Quote Originally Posted by smiffy1071 View Post
    Well I have to say I'm not feeling the love for the courtesy car that the garage have given me while mine is being worked on

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    However, it's very warm inside, and keeps me mobile.
    My C5 needs a handbrake guide tube cutting off, and replacing, so it will be a little while longer
    Oh no .... A poogoe Did you really sell the CX turbo .... I don't think I'd ever do that ... I'd stick it in a shed somewhere if I couldn't keep it with me

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    I had no choice in the end, no money, and nowhere to keep that or any of the others.
    I was saddened having to give it all up, but sometimes life throws lemons at you.
    Sometime in the not too distant future I hope to get something nice to play with, but it won't be a project,
    It will be a ready to drive car. Either a D, or a CX
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    Quote Originally Posted by smiffy1071 View Post
    I had no choice in the end, no money, and nowhere to keep that or any of the others.
    I was saddened having to give it all up, but sometimes life throws lemons at you.
    Sometime in the not too distant future I hope to get something nice to play with, but it won't be a project,
    It will be a ready to drive car. Either a D, or a CX
    Good to see you back Smiffy! Look at you going all sensible with that smart looking C5.....I'm still floating about in a CX (the 8th one since you saw my first CX in Dubbo) but fear the practicality of succumbing to something newer (Xsara and Xantia failed to hold my attention for long). I will however resist for as long as possible just to continue to be amused by the reactions of other drivers

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