time machine...

From: Tony Duell <ard_at_p850ug1.demon.co.uk>
Date: Fri Nov 19 18:14:06 2004

> > I am already know to be mad by the local Citroen dealer. I'm the guy who
> > orders all sorts of little parts rather than a complete assembly (my time
> > doesn't cost anything, so it's worth me rebuilting a unit rather than
> > replacing it). The thought of getting an air filter and telling them it's
> > for my computer seems rather fun :-)
> Heh. I went in to get bits for my 1989 Citroen CX 22TRS, and the spotty
> oik behind the parts counter had never ever *heard* of those. He *did*


> know that some had "that funny air suspension that goes up and down" but

As does the GS, BX, XM, Xantia and probably the C5. The DS and ID are
subtly different, at least in the original version, but I think most have
now been converted (the LHS fluid being essentially unobtainium now). Any
Citroen dealer who doesn't know about that wonderful suspension needs to
be shown a clue-by-4 :-)

> he wasn't allowed to work on those.
> It's funny, there seems to be a correlation between retro computing and
> unusual cars, doesn't there. This thread is about to go off-topic...

In my case, I think it's because I like fine (and unsual) engineering and
I am not afraid to learn about it and work on it. Whether it's the
Citroen hycraulic system or the PERQ processor :-)

Received on Fri Nov 19 2004 - 18:14:06 GMT

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