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    Today, 01:37 AM
    I suspect this is aimed at Hotrodelectric But all comments welcomed. I am trying to establish, once and for all, whether or not my car already...
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    20th June 2017, 04:46 PM
    Budge replied to a thread DS23 5th Gear reno in CitroŽn Forum
    I don't know how widely available spares are? Harry Martens over in (Germany) is arguably the DS gearbox expert. Worst comes to the worst you could...
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    20th June 2017, 04:23 AM
    Budge replied to a thread ds headlight mounting in CitroŽn Forum
    As Chris says, manual 648 offers a bit of help. Get hold of volume 2. Section 5 page 541 is for some parts diagrams
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    18th June 2017, 05:55 PM
    LOVELY looking car GSowner84. That night time photo is pretty special too. I wish you many contented miles of motoring and many envious and curious...
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    17th June 2017, 06:00 PM
    What's the purpose of spot-facing the starter mounting area on the block if there is still a 10mm gap when the starter is offered up? Anyway, in...
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    15th June 2017, 04:41 PM
    Sorry. I don't have experience of after market starters. Have you counted the teeth on the one you took out to make sure the new one is the same?...
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    15th June 2017, 12:38 AM
    This of course only an asking price. It's probably a glitch between two bots that monitor the selling price on rival sites and adjust the price...
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    14th June 2017, 09:11 AM
    Budge replied to a thread DS Weber adjustment in CitroŽn Forum
    Hmmmm... just had a read. They're pretty basic instructions. I'm sure someone on here can do better.
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    14th June 2017, 07:08 AM
    Budge replied to a thread DS Weber adjustment in CitroŽn Forum
    Hi Peter All is not lost! Have you seen the literature here?CitroŽn DS/ID and XM Web-Site If you go to the DS 'Technical data' section, there...
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    12th June 2017, 07:14 PM
    Budge replied to a thread DS Crankcase Breather in CitroŽn Forum
    Re you planning ahead on this Marc? Given how inaccessible it is, once you get it off, what do you plan to do? Is there perhaps a way to check for...
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    12th June 2017, 08:45 AM
    Budge replied to a thread DS Crankcase Breather in CitroŽn Forum
    I guess you don't need 75mm clearance. You don't need to pull the bolt completely out of the dome before the dome can be removed. Once you've...
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    10th June 2017, 09:14 AM
    Budge replied to a thread Jaeger DS Clock in CitroŽn Forum
    That's really handy to know. I'd love to give that a go. My clocks been out of the car for years so i don't know if it even works.I need to dismantle...
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    9th June 2017, 04:50 PM
    Budge replied to a thread DS Crankcase Breather in CitroŽn Forum
    It's morning here in the UK. I've just checked a spare i have in my workshop and it is indeed 75mm long. My engine is out of the car so can't comment...
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    9th June 2017, 08:58 AM
    Budge replied to a thread DS Crankcase Breather in CitroŽn Forum
    I've just checked the parts book which seem to suggest its 75mm long. Does that help?
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    8th June 2017, 04:47 PM
    Now that is going to be seriously bright! You are obviously used to having a lot of light at your disposal when you drive at night :)
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    8th June 2017, 02:18 AM
    Vincenzo Do you literally mean your car has two headlights and two blank pods where the long range lamps would be? Melanie also seemed to suggest...
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    7th June 2017, 09:26 AM
    Hopefully you will find that your later car has the push-in function Melanie - but be aware that some did not have this by design. I once had a...
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    5th June 2017, 09:08 AM
    Look forward to those pictures. Your car will not be my old one as I am in the UK. haven't seen it around for several; years now i think about it.
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    30th May 2017, 04:50 PM
    Sounds like a once in a lifetime find. Congratulations. The basic cars really do have a charm of their own. i owned a car similar to yours (if not...
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    27th May 2017, 04:34 AM
    Budge replied to a thread 1968 ID 19 heater in CitroŽn Forum
    Snail heater much better. The heater you currently have should have a fabric tube connecting it to the bar that braces the rad. As well as the heater...
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    27th May 2017, 04:30 AM
    Budge replied to a thread 1968 ID 19 heater in CitroŽn Forum
    I had a French 1969 ID19b 'Confort' spec car. So that's manufactured between late 68 and Summer 69. It had the old ID dash (before the 3 dial...
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    26th May 2017, 10:17 PM
    It does look very nice though Vincenzo :) Sent from my iPhone using aussiefrogs
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    26th May 2017, 04:38 PM
    You can get a new DS radiator from Citroen Classics in the UK for £216 or 334 Euros from Frazose. Even with shipping that's got to be cheaper hasn't...
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    25th May 2017, 11:16 PM
    I haven't fitted 123 to mine yet, but I've never heard of that happening! Equally, I didn't know that the caps were 'handed'? Heard plenty of stories...
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    25th May 2017, 04:46 PM
    No. The size of the inlet valve was increased across the range in October 1968 from 47mm to 49mm - so your DY3 engine would have had the 49mm ones...
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    24th May 2017, 07:28 PM
    Well that's a game changer..... You would probably be better off with a position used for a 2175cc 'DX' engine. 6 or 9. 6 is for the early 'DX'...
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