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BobC 9th October 2009 19:34
The gearbox is the heart of the transmission. The engine turns the flywheel and the clutch friction plate is pressed against the flywheel by the pressure plate. The input shaft splines interlock with the clutch splines and the input shaft transfers power to the output shaft when a gear is selected by the synchroniser. The output shaft turns the...
BobC 9th October 2009 19:27
A series of articles on how to recondition a Citroen Saxo MA gearbox. Through this series of guides I walk you through how I managed to recondition a 20CD22 gearbox with pictures for almost every step of the process and with instructional videos. The guides cover all of the steps needed to fully recondition a gearbox including and overview and...
BobC 26th July 2009 15:57
This article provides all manner of information on the technical specifications of the range of gearbox fitted to the Citroen Saxo, including part numbers, gear ratios, oil capacity, etc. Oil capacity After draining : 2 litres. Check levels every 37,000 miles. SAE 75W-80W GL5, see: Castrol Syntrax
BobC 25th July 2009 14:43
Rally Competition During the early years of the VTS many Saxo competitions in France attracted young drivers. One young driver in particular took to the Saxo. The then young Sebastien Loeb won two races in the Saxo Kit Car Cup during 1998. He went on to win the 1999 series but also won three rounds of the World Rally in a Saxo Kit Car. In...
BobC 19th July 2009 10:57
Where can I find the Saxo paint code / Saxo colour code label? Saxo Mk1 (up to June 1999) colour code: in the engine bay on the passenger side suspension strut top mount, you will find a stamped code. See Haynes Saxo Manual 3506 section REF-3 for an example picture. It will be five characters long. Saxo Mk2 colour codes can be found on...
BobC 9th July 2009 23:05
Overview Your Saxo requires three things to start and to run: 1) Correct fuel and air mixture 2) A spark 3) Compression The ECU, with the help of sensors, choreographs these to perfection. However, when things go wrong it can make fault finding difficult. A systematic process of elimination needs to be followed to first pinpoint the...
BobC 9th July 2009 21:46
Cooling System Overview The purpose of the cooling system is to draw the heat of the engine away and to either heat the inside of the car via the heater matrix or to cool it. Following a cold start the coolant circulates around the engine block and cylinder head spreading heat around the engine. The thermostat is closed preventing this hot...
BobC 9th July 2009 19:12
Overview The Bosch ME7.4.4 and M7.4.4 ignition-injection ECUs have been developed to control the following functions: • engine torque, • sequential multipoint injection, • twin static ignition, • cruise control (optional), • L4 (EOBD)*/K'/ifL5 depollution standards, • engine cooling, • dialogue with the other ECUs on the CAN...
BobC 4th July 2009 00:01
Overview The catalytic converter is designed to reduce, by catalysis, unburned pollutant gases at the exhaust: • CO: carbon monoxide • HC: hydrocarbons • NOx: nitrogen oxide Catalysis is a phenomenon which, by using a catalyst, encourages chemical reactions without the catalyst itself being involved in the chemical reaction. As it deals...
BobC 3rd July 2009 23:38
The carbon canister contains an active carbon filter. It is located between the fuel tank and the canister bleed electrovalve and is located in the Saxo driver's side wing (RHD). The fuel vapours in the fuel tank are absorbed by the active carbon. This aim of this function is to prevent: • the pressure rising in the fuel tank, • vapours...
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