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#46 jamesm182

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Posted 11 November 2013 - 11:02 AM

I'm actually surprised to see that the filter doesn't take out vauxh**l!!  :P



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#47 Lenny

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Posted 11 November 2013 - 11:42 AM

CITROEN!!!  - The wore I want to use for them wont get past the filter :P Lets just spell it Sitroen and add an extra letter somewhere... I wonder what that could possibly be?

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Your ford has a citröen engine in it,
Dont worry mine does too mate ;)
You can straight swap a Citroen engine cover the mounts are identical aswell,
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Call it a HDi or a TDCi its all the same pud pud engine

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Posted 11 November 2013 - 12:35 PM

Exactly! that's the problem, that's why we have this cack EGR and (in my fortune I have escaped it!) the DPF!

 

Citroen Electrics though are the worst! amongst other things, they store the battery under the seat, and the electrics on anything after about 1995 are diabolical. The amount of problems my mum had with her Saxo, and the issues my colleagues have had with them are just crazy.

 

Then to top it all off, they tried to do a Honda and add a digital dash, which is more temperamental than the old Focus instrument cluster...



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Posted 11 November 2013 - 02:03 PM

Jeeb
Your ford has a citröen engine in it,
Dont worry mine does too mate ;)
You can straight swap a Citroen engine cover the mounts are identical aswell,
Peugeot 206, partner van, Citroen berlingo, Picasso, ford fiesta and focus
Call it a HDi or a TDCi its all the same pud pud engine



Not in mine :)

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Posted 11 November 2013 - 02:15 PM

Not in mine :)

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No the 1.8tdci and 2.0tdci are ford engines

#51 wase16ll

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Posted 11 November 2013 - 08:01 PM

think ive got it now.....they say buying a car is usually the 2nd biggest purchase you'll ever make.

 

i can see now that its a bit of male bonding going on to convince each other you made the right decision in buying fords......but deep down your all wondering if you really should have bought vauxhalls

 

im a big believer in thinking positive, so carry on   :D



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Posted 11 November 2013 - 08:03 PM

all french cars electrics are a nightmare....think its one of the main reasons in binning concorde...they didnt trust the french involvement in the design/development :D



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Posted 11 November 2013 - 08:18 PM

Then there's Fiat.

 

Dodgy electrics - their 'city steering' button didn't work that well, caused the whole PAS to fail on our Punto (from years ago)

 

Dubious build quality - Again the Punto

 

Ugly looks - that Fiat 500xl thing

 

But they did have quite good standard stereos - for old cars :)



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Posted 11 November 2013 - 08:22 PM

Fix

It

Again

Tomorrow

 

sums them up perfectly



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Posted 11 November 2013 - 09:54 PM

My 17 year old self many moons ago really wanted a blue fiat punto as my first car... I eventually saw the light , unfortunately 'the light' turned out to be a dodgy French car with horrendous electric issues.... I can only thank the white van man who wrote that off for me ! he he he

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Posted 11 November 2013 - 10:16 PM

 just find it odd slagging off a rival maker on a forum full to the brim of moans/problems/bad service/bad design etc etc of a supposedly superior make/company
At least my opinion of Vauxhall is based on personal experience, rather than simply jumping on a bandwagon of hate.  There's nothing odd about it - I'm merely responding to a thread on a given subject.  I would have had opinions to voice in a thread about Citroen, Fiat, Ford, Vauxhall, Rover, Peugeot... with the exception of the Rover 414 I once owned, none would have been as bad as my experience with Vauxhall.

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Posted 11 November 2013 - 10:19 PM

I too have had a Vauxhall it was the dullest car I ever owned !

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Posted 11 November 2013 - 10:22 PM

My passion is based on first hand experience of the drivers, and second hand of family and friends making mistakes! lol



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Posted 12 November 2013 - 10:35 AM

One of my mates, he is a special constable, and drives a diesel Vectra. He has had nothing but constant problems with it, have no idea why he just doesn't get rid of it. (Apparently the 1.9L Fiat unit in them is shockingly bad from what I've heard.)



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Posted 12 November 2013 - 12:37 PM

I think the only engine worth having in a Vauxhall is the 2.2, anything else is pretty unsteady?



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