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    Icon14 How CItroen 2CV are serviced in Japan

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    How often do they do that maintenance? Not every 5000 kms, I hope.

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    And it only took just over 5 minutes

    Amazing car the 2CV

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    That's a really nice simple freshen up. new rings and lapped valve seats should bring a new life to a tired engine. And only a hand full of seals and 'O'rings .... No gaskets required makes it very in-expensive.

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    didn't even get the t-shirt dirty.....

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    Yes I like the offenhauser type crank setup , gear driven cam , no conrod bolts ,

    its a robust and very different motor ,

    its like the beemer flat twin ,

    Im not a fan of built up cranks as they can twist ,

    but I have never heard of one twisting ,

    The offenhauser has a solid crank

    Then again yamaha won umpteen GP's with built up cranks so they cant be all that bad

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    They have competitions in France (or maybe it is 2CV World Meets) where they strip and rebuild a 2CV engine. I have seen a gearbox stripped and reassembled on Raid 2008. This was admittedly done by an expert, but it was done at night, mainly by feel, but with someone holding a torch for some fiddly bits.

    I always had a gut feel that the designers of Meccano always had the 2CV in mind as the end project.

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    NOW I am in 2CV or Dyane! It looks very simple to do the Job and can possibly order whole gear box or already rebuilt motor! Amazing car!
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    I have swapped a gearbox TWICE at Alice Springs. Worse, it was the same one.

    In 2008 it became very noisy at Barrow Creek, continued on to Alice Springs. Had another gearbox flown in and swapped it for the buggered one. Had it overhauled in Perth.

    In 2016 the overhauled gearbox died, just as we reached Alice Springs from the south. Replaced that gearbox with another and completed Raid 2016. It is still in the car now.

    Yes, they are easy to replace. So are engines fortunately. With the 3 2CVs I have owned, all have had their engines overhauled. I have also broken 2 accelerator cables (I always carry a spare in the boot).

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    Quote Originally Posted by JBN View Post
    I have swapped a gearbox TWICE at Alice Springs. Worse, it was the same one.

    In 2008 it became very noisy at Barrow Creek, continued on to Alice Springs. Had another gearbox flown in and swapped it for the buggered one. Had it overhauled in Perth.

    In 2016 the overhauled gearbox died, just as we reached Alice Springs from the south. Replaced that gearbox with another and completed Raid 2016. It is still in the car now.

    Yes, they are easy to replace. So are engines fortunately. With the 3 2CVs I have owned, all have had their engines overhauled. I have also broken 2 accelerator cables (I always carry a spare in the boot).

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    It is amazing how such an old gearbox design seems to have a geographical memory when it comes to breaking down. Even without Satnav, it accurately determines when it is in the centre of Australia to do its trick.

    Thankfully, there is a road skirting the coastline of Australia that allows one to drive as far away from the Dread Centre as possible.

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    What's the device with the red wire/hose attached to it that looks like a vacuum canister (fast forward to 4:31) at the lower part of the bulkhead right hand side. Although mine is painted up to look like a Charleston, it's not a real Charleston but doesn't have this device. Just wondering what it is and if I need it.

    I feel lucky to have a heated garage. Doing major car maintenance outside in the weather just plain sucks. Especially if it's subfreezing.

    In the summer I'll pull my cars outside the garage to work on them especially if I need allot of light to see what I am doing. As long as they are not immobilized to where I can't pull them back in.

    The worse type of repair is trying to work on a tractor in a field having to wade through thorny weeds. Constantly walking back and fourth to get tools.
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    I have no idea what that device is. I have never seen it on another 2CV. I am mainly familiar with RHD 2CV from the UK. In that position, we have the brake master cylinder. On the left hand side there is the battery (same position for both LHD and RHD).

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    I can see the steering wheel but it looks like a LHD car they were working on because of the wiper position and I don't see a master cylinder on the right hand side.

    One difference I noticed (in photos) between LHD and RHD cars, is the RHD cars have two demister tubes. Mine just blows on the driver's side windscreen.
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    It is definitely a LHD they are working on - no brake master cylinder on right hand side. You can never tell from the wiper position as that is easily changed to park on the left of the windscreen for a RHD car.

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    Can anyone see the std 2CV coil ? Maybe its just my eyesight
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    I think the coil is in front of the air cleaner. Follow the blue leads.
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    Ive got no idea what that gadget is either. Both the wires seem to lead under the car.

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    Its probably the air con or the in-car bar fridge.....
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