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PostPosted: Mon Jan 01, 2018 7:05 pm 
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The annual service was due so I went over to my local dealer and bought engine oil, oil filter, air filter, fuel filter and cabin filters (there are 2 of them). The total cost was just shy of £102 which wasn't bad for genuine Citroen parts. This should help with emissions come MoT time which is due on the 24th.

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2008 Citroën C4 Grand Picasso 2.0 HDi Exclusive (MA08 WCL - the modern)
2004 Vauxhall Vectra Club 1.8 16v (ML54 JJF - don't ask!)
Former stable of SAY 414M (1974 Toledo), GRH 244D (1966 1300fwd), CDB 324L (1973 1500fwd), GGN 573J (1971 1500fwd), DCP 625S (1977 Dolomite 1300) & LCG 367N (1975 Dolomite Sprint) plus 5 Acclaims and that's just the Triumphs!

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 07, 2018 7:54 pm 
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The MoT is booked for Wednesday (the 10th). I'm quite confident that it should pass (be prepared to watch me eat those words!). Last year it failed on 2 bulbs and I've done a lot of work on it since I bought it about a year ago.

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Meetings take place on the 1st Wednesday of every month at The Hollies Sports & Social Club, 12 Hough Lane, Bramley, Leeds, LS13 3NE
1972 Dolomite 1850 auto (NYE 751L - The rolling restoration)
2008 Citroën C4 Grand Picasso 2.0 HDi Exclusive (MA08 WCL - the modern)
2004 Vauxhall Vectra Club 1.8 16v (ML54 JJF - don't ask!)
Former stable of SAY 414M (1974 Toledo), GRH 244D (1966 1300fwd), CDB 324L (1973 1500fwd), GGN 573J (1971 1500fwd), DCP 625S (1977 Dolomite 1300) & LCG 367N (1975 Dolomite Sprint) plus 5 Acclaims and that's just the Triumphs!

Check my blog at http://triumphtoledo.blogspot.com

"I can help you stop smoking in bed. Buy a water bed and fill it with petrol." - Bob Monkhouse OBE (1928-2003)


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 10, 2018 7:02 pm 
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Surprisingly it failed. What was more surprising was that it failed on the offside outer CV boot which was the same side that had a new driveshaft fitted. The boot had popped off so I got my local garage to replace the grease that had escaped and refitted the CV boot with a new clip and it passed the retest so that's all done and dusted for another year.

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West Yorkshire Area Organiser & forum moderator
Meetings take place on the 1st Wednesday of every month at The Hollies Sports & Social Club, 12 Hough Lane, Bramley, Leeds, LS13 3NE
1972 Dolomite 1850 auto (NYE 751L - The rolling restoration)
2008 Citroën C4 Grand Picasso 2.0 HDi Exclusive (MA08 WCL - the modern)
2004 Vauxhall Vectra Club 1.8 16v (ML54 JJF - don't ask!)
Former stable of SAY 414M (1974 Toledo), GRH 244D (1966 1300fwd), CDB 324L (1973 1500fwd), GGN 573J (1971 1500fwd), DCP 625S (1977 Dolomite 1300) & LCG 367N (1975 Dolomite Sprint) plus 5 Acclaims and that's just the Triumphs!

Check my blog at http://triumphtoledo.blogspot.com

"I can help you stop smoking in bed. Buy a water bed and fill it with petrol." - Bob Monkhouse OBE (1928-2003)


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 10, 2018 7:25 pm 
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The plus points are

1. The car is consistant
2. It passed

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 10, 2018 8:07 pm 
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The plus points are

1. The car is consistant
2. It passed
And here the visual.


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Mahesh did you know you can get yellow cv boots?! I didnt lol :)

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 10, 2018 11:20 pm 
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Along with the matching cable ties and grease...

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Meetings take place on the 1st Wednesday of every month at The Hollies Sports & Social Club, 12 Hough Lane, Bramley, Leeds, LS13 3NE
1972 Dolomite 1850 auto (NYE 751L - The rolling restoration)
2008 Citroën C4 Grand Picasso 2.0 HDi Exclusive (MA08 WCL - the modern)
2004 Vauxhall Vectra Club 1.8 16v (ML54 JJF - don't ask!)
Former stable of SAY 414M (1974 Toledo), GRH 244D (1966 1300fwd), CDB 324L (1973 1500fwd), GGN 573J (1971 1500fwd), DCP 625S (1977 Dolomite 1300) & LCG 367N (1975 Dolomite Sprint) plus 5 Acclaims and that's just the Triumphs!

Check my blog at http://triumphtoledo.blogspot.com

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 11, 2018 8:37 am 
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Looks like mustard

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 11, 2018 10:06 am 
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Along with the matching cable ties and grease...
If you are using cable ties on the cv boot? I would check it every week :? As they are not good at all on cv boots :(
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 11, 2018 12:38 pm 
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No cable ties involved. I've had a look at the offside outer CV joint (the one where the boot popped off) and it has been refitted with the correct type of clip.

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West Yorkshire Area Organiser & forum moderator
Meetings take place on the 1st Wednesday of every month at The Hollies Sports & Social Club, 12 Hough Lane, Bramley, Leeds, LS13 3NE
1972 Dolomite 1850 auto (NYE 751L - The rolling restoration)
2008 Citroën C4 Grand Picasso 2.0 HDi Exclusive (MA08 WCL - the modern)
2004 Vauxhall Vectra Club 1.8 16v (ML54 JJF - don't ask!)
Former stable of SAY 414M (1974 Toledo), GRH 244D (1966 1300fwd), CDB 324L (1973 1500fwd), GGN 573J (1971 1500fwd), DCP 625S (1977 Dolomite 1300) & LCG 367N (1975 Dolomite Sprint) plus 5 Acclaims and that's just the Triumphs!

Check my blog at http://triumphtoledo.blogspot.com

"I can help you stop smoking in bed. Buy a water bed and fill it with petrol." - Bob Monkhouse OBE (1928-2003)


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 11, 2018 1:00 pm 
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No cable ties involved. I've had a look at the offside outer CV joint (the one where the boot popped off) and it has been refitted with the correct type of clip.
Great stuff :D It has been done properly :D
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 11, 2018 2:38 pm 
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I'm pretty sure Nigel (the tester) would have sulked a lot if it hadn't been done right!


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 11, 2018 10:36 pm 
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It was good enough for Nigel who saw fit to issue the MoT certificate so it is good enough for me.

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West Yorkshire Area Organiser & forum moderator
Meetings take place on the 1st Wednesday of every month at The Hollies Sports & Social Club, 12 Hough Lane, Bramley, Leeds, LS13 3NE
1972 Dolomite 1850 auto (NYE 751L - The rolling restoration)
2008 Citroën C4 Grand Picasso 2.0 HDi Exclusive (MA08 WCL - the modern)
2004 Vauxhall Vectra Club 1.8 16v (ML54 JJF - don't ask!)
Former stable of SAY 414M (1974 Toledo), GRH 244D (1966 1300fwd), CDB 324L (1973 1500fwd), GGN 573J (1971 1500fwd), DCP 625S (1977 Dolomite 1300) & LCG 367N (1975 Dolomite Sprint) plus 5 Acclaims and that's just the Triumphs!

Check my blog at http://triumphtoledo.blogspot.com

"I can help you stop smoking in bed. Buy a water bed and fill it with petrol." - Bob Monkhouse OBE (1928-2003)


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 07, 2018 12:44 pm 
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Oh feck!

I had a blowout on the offside rear tyre on the way to work. I was on the motorway at the time and I didn't know that the tyre had failed until I had found a safe place to stop off the motorway. Because I didn't have a spare (most modern cars have a can of tyre sealant instead of a spare wheel) I had to get the RAC to recover me to the nearest tyre fitter. I had fitted Avon ZV7s to the front last year so I had a pair of the same tyres fitted to the rear costing me just over £200. A previous owner had fitted a full set of Nexens following the 2016 MoT (there was an advisory on tyres worn to the legal limit). As a result I was just over 4 hours late for work. I had my GoPro in the car at the time so I've got it on video.

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West Yorkshire Area Organiser & forum moderator
Meetings take place on the 1st Wednesday of every month at The Hollies Sports & Social Club, 12 Hough Lane, Bramley, Leeds, LS13 3NE
1972 Dolomite 1850 auto (NYE 751L - The rolling restoration)
2008 Citroën C4 Grand Picasso 2.0 HDi Exclusive (MA08 WCL - the modern)
2004 Vauxhall Vectra Club 1.8 16v (ML54 JJF - don't ask!)
Former stable of SAY 414M (1974 Toledo), GRH 244D (1966 1300fwd), CDB 324L (1973 1500fwd), GGN 573J (1971 1500fwd), DCP 625S (1977 Dolomite 1300) & LCG 367N (1975 Dolomite Sprint) plus 5 Acclaims and that's just the Triumphs!

Check my blog at http://triumphtoledo.blogspot.com

"I can help you stop smoking in bed. Buy a water bed and fill it with petrol." - Bob Monkhouse OBE (1928-2003)


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 26, 2018 12:40 pm 
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Oh feck!

I discovered the the offside outer CV boot has split. I've been on to the motor factor that supplied the driveshaft and they will get it exchanged for me.

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West Yorkshire Area Organiser & forum moderator
Meetings take place on the 1st Wednesday of every month at The Hollies Sports & Social Club, 12 Hough Lane, Bramley, Leeds, LS13 3NE
1972 Dolomite 1850 auto (NYE 751L - The rolling restoration)
2008 Citroën C4 Grand Picasso 2.0 HDi Exclusive (MA08 WCL - the modern)
2004 Vauxhall Vectra Club 1.8 16v (ML54 JJF - don't ask!)
Former stable of SAY 414M (1974 Toledo), GRH 244D (1966 1300fwd), CDB 324L (1973 1500fwd), GGN 573J (1971 1500fwd), DCP 625S (1977 Dolomite 1300) & LCG 367N (1975 Dolomite Sprint) plus 5 Acclaims and that's just the Triumphs!

Check my blog at http://triumphtoledo.blogspot.com

"I can help you stop smoking in bed. Buy a water bed and fill it with petrol." - Bob Monkhouse OBE (1928-2003)


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