Further dismantling: the highlightsThursday, May 10, 2012

Yes, this is all moving at a glacial pace, but I'm still here and surely inching towards imminent engine removal. Looks like the whole car will have to be removed from what was supposed to be a lawn, too, but I've acquired access to a very suitable garage space right next to my office and am looking forward to seeing the D in there.


Tags: DS
 Le dashboardMonday, January 23, 2012

Many a morrow has passed updateless. Lest the patient reader thinks I've expired or something, I ventured outside to collect dashboard electrics from the hulking skeleton of the D.

I had seen the D wiring diagram before, but still I was shocked that the whole instrument binnacle with its loads of warning lights is only connected by three smallish connectors.


The third series D dash is not the finest the D had, many quite deservingly prefer the previous dashboards,  but it has a rev counter that says 'Electronique' on it, and if you look at it and try to say 'Electronique' in your best French accent, you get that overwhelming feeling of class. Also, the Jaeger clock says 'transistor' on it.


Tags: DS
 D news from the backyardSaturday, November 12, 2011

It's been quite a while since I last updated, and that's for a good reason: a potential heir to my ever-expanding collection of rusty old Citroën junk was born. Understandably, occasions to work on the D are scarce. I sold my C6 which could no longer fulfill the tasks of the primary family vehicle due to its inability to carry the required amount of cargo and an ocassional sixth passenger and bought a 7 seater C8 instead. To my surprise, the C6 was sold within a week of placing the ad.

Tags: DS
 Some Citroën pr0nMonday, May 30, 2011

Just a quick effort to keep the site updated - a random shot of my C6 and my coworkers valiant BX behind it, taken with my phone. Note that it's a Break, and a Series 1!

Tags: C6
 Le jour de gloire (sans-toit) est arrivé!Sunday, May 1, 2011

The kind reader probably remembers that we left the DS last fall, in a series of unsuccessful attempts to remove the goddam 'bonded' roof. No updates on the DS were written since, because all I'd have to write would have been along the lines of 'broke another guitar string and another screwdriver today'.

Tags: DS
 How many rocket scientists does it take to change a lightbulb on a C6?Sunday, April 24, 2011

Normally something as trivial as changing a lightbulb would not merit mentioning.


Tags: C6
 surprise updateMonday, December 20, 2010

This is my attempt to update the site from my new android phone. Typing in the rich text editor box didn't work, but I could upload a picture from the phone filesystem and put a description - it's entered in a plain text box. It generally means I could post pictures I took with my phone in a purely theoretical case of going someplace and having something noteworthy to report immediately. Good to know.

Btw the default android browser won't let you upload files, had to install Opera mini
UPDATE: now it does, they updated it.

Tags: Rants
 Mirror, mirror on the door / Who's the laziest of them all?Monday, October 11, 2010

Despite being such a lazy bastard, I spent the few last days showing some tender loving care to my CX. The resplendent Citroen Accessoire-adorned battery shown in the previous post was good just for a couple of lazy turns of the flywheel after a full overnight charge so I invested in a new one and the CX started right up. I'm keeping the old battery for sentimental/collector reasons  - it's a miracle it's held that long and judging by the markings it must have been installed at the dealer somewhere in Bavaria in the mid-nineties. An original Citroen batery - how cool is that?

The drivers side mirror was dangling helplessly by its wire, so i set to rectify this unfortunate situation. Much more after the jump!

Tags: CX
 Hypnotizing power / Crushing all that cower / Cannot stop the BatteryWednesday, October 6, 2010

Pardon another Metallica reference. The C6 is at the body shop, awaiting a new headlight (obscenely priced). I have an excuse to fire up the trusty old CX now, except that it doesn't fire up because the battery is dead. But it's a nice battery - just look at those decals. Well worth some resuscicating attempts.

Tags: CX
 Why I hate wide tyresThursday, September 16, 2010

To-day I gaveth my C6 the first battle scars. This guy in front of me in a vw looked as if he was going to go through the intersection while the green light was blinking before turning into yellow, but changed his mind and braked. I slammed the brakes but as the pavement was wet, the heavy C6 graciously slid the distance between us and i rear-ended him. The impact was rather gentle, though, the only visible marks are these two pits. The bumper bulged slightly at the side, but I straightened it back in as I was assessing the damage initially. Interested in what will the insurance experts say... The whole front bumper piece must be rather quite not inexpensive... Just bondo it over?... (rant goes on, click on 'more')

Tags: C6