Citroen Centenary celebration, Coombe Park

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Re: Citroen Centenary celebration, Coombe Park

Post by Dieselman » Fri Jun 07, 2019 5:26 pm

MTXM wrote:
Fri Jun 07, 2019 3:34 pm
I think it is staying black Russ on account of the engine bay, although I think Will would prefer Mandarin! The restoration certainly looked impressive and apart from the paint there is just the engine to polish! With regards, Matthew T.
...and fit a distributor lower cover... Hint... ;)
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Re: Citroen Centenary celebration, Coombe Park

Post by White Exec » Fri Jun 07, 2019 7:14 pm

On reflection, the colour scheme is pretty much 2CV Charleston...
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Re: Citroen Centenary celebration, Coombe Park

Post by Dieselman » Fri Jun 07, 2019 7:22 pm

White Exec wrote:
Fri Jun 07, 2019 7:14 pm
On reflection, the colour scheme is pretty much 2CV Charleston...
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Will it be more economical with 4 injectors disconnected?
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Re: Citroen Centenary celebration, Coombe Park

Post by Dieselman » Sat Jun 08, 2019 3:03 pm

onza100 wrote:
Wed Jun 05, 2019 9:06 am
Was good to chat to you Matthew.
If you do remember where you bought the ball for the gearbox linkage please let me know. I had a look online but haven't found anything suitable yet.
Paul
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Would a bonnet/tailgate gas strut ball be the same size, alternatively any gearbox ball-joint, All linkage controlled XM gearboxes are either BE3 or ME5T, which I believe are all the same ball joints.

Alternatively...
http://www.springfixlinkages.com/en/cat ... tuds/r3526

or BMW bike part number 07119901736
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92 3.0 V6-24.Rp 5713 EXY Black
92 2.1SD M.RP 5685 ENT Blue Sideral
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90 2.1SD M.RP 5049 EJV Mandarin
92 2.1SD A.RP 5698 EJV Mandarin
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Re: Citroen Centenary celebration, Coombe Park

Post by onza100 » Sun Jun 09, 2019 12:54 pm

Dieselman wrote:
Sat Jun 08, 2019 3:03 pm
onza100 wrote:
Wed Jun 05, 2019 9:06 am
Was good to chat to you Matthew.
If you do remember where you bought the ball for the gearbox linkage please let me know. I had a look online but haven't found anything suitable yet.
Paul
OT.

Would a bonnet/tailgate gas strut ball be the same size, alternatively any gearbox ball-joint, All linkage controlled XM gearboxes are either BE3 or ME5T, which I believe are all the same ball joints.

Alternatively...
http://www.springfixlinkages.com/en/cat ... tuds/r3526

or BMW bike part number 07119901736
Thank you Dieselman. Funnily enough thats exactly what I've just bought.
The next problem is how to get it in there. Not exactly much room to get a drill in.
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Re: Citroen Centenary celebration, Coombe Park

Post by MTXM » Sun Jun 09, 2019 2:10 pm

It was good to hear you have found a suitable part Paul and I seem to remember using a piece of broken off file to enlarge the existing hole on my 2.0i turbo! With regards, Matthew T.
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Re: Citroen Centenary celebration, Coombe Park

Post by Dieselman » Sun Jun 09, 2019 2:29 pm

Theoretically, that lever unbolts from the selector shaft. Remove the inner wheel-arch liner to gain access.

That is the same ball that fell out on Vince's high mileage diesel on his way to Burghley house rally. A couple of tye- wraps saw him not only to the rally, but back home to Manchester.
That ball is a press fit /riveted union, so a dab of weld fixed it in place, but if the arm can't be removed, try a small carbide burr on a flexible drill drive, or remove the driveshaft.
You only need to remove enough of the splayed riveted end to remove the ball.
Tapping a thread and using a locknut should give a good and serviceable fix.

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Re: Citroen Centenary celebration, Coombe Park

Post by onza100 » Mon Jun 17, 2019 8:54 am

Managed to fix it. Thanks for your help chaps.
I should really start a project thread for it.
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