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BobC 6th June 2010 19:51
This is quite simply the best educational DVD on engine building that I have ever seen. Do not be fooled by the title "Basic Engine Building", "basic" here means essentially replacing parts with new or refurbished ones rather than the "Advanced Engine Building" series which focuses on choosing and uprating parts for performance. The video is...
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BobC 4th June 2010 19:46
When looking at Saxos and after doing a few bits and pieces around the engine bay, including changing the clutch, there seems to be a few area that are prone to corrosion. I'd guess water gets in through the radiator grille and starts the attack on four common items: 1) The rocker head cover (aka cam cover or cylinder head cover) is...
BobC 24th May 2010 16:32
Changing the Clutch This guide was developed for a Citroen Saxo 1.6 VTR (8v) NFT engine, however the principles apply to other models also. Symptoms:  Juddering when the clutch pedal was released suggested damage to the clutch friction plate springs, the pressure plate or a worn release bearing; In this case the failure was a worn release...
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BobC 30th October 2009 20:14
An overview of the cooling system of the Saxo TU3JP (1.4 including VTS) with and without air conditioning. Figure : b1gp032p B1GB0GP0 Sensors 2 - Thermal switch temperature sensor lights the temperature warning light at 118 degrees celcius 3 - Temperature sensor for the fuel injection system 4A - Temperature sensor for the cooling...
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BobC 10th October 2009 00:17
1) Lubricate the differential tapered roller bearing outer race 2) Lubricate both of the differential tapered roller bearings and fit the differential 3) Fit the reverse gear selector arm pivot tensioning spring mechanism 4) Fit the intermediate plate ensuring that the dowel pins locate properly. Ensure that the selector fork lever...
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BobC 9th October 2009 23:06
1) Clean the gearbox cases and mount and paint them if you desire. Using a flat knife blade and a solvent cleaner, such a brake cleaner, clean all of the gearbox case mating surfaces of old sealant gasket. Differential 2) Remove the speedometer drive pinion for the vehicle speed sensor Ė itís the yellow cog.  Remove the cable tie securing...
BobC 9th October 2009 22:08
Drain the gearbox of transmission fluid. Watch for any metal chunks that may be washed out of the gearbox. See the first 10 steps of Simoís ďDraining/Filling the Saxo Gearbox OilĒ Remove the gearbox. Be organised: a. Take digital pictures to remind you how parts looked before disassembly b. Make written notes as you go c. Put loose parts...
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BobC 9th October 2009 21:28
Citroen gearbox reconditioning kit  Gearbox reconditioning kit (Citroen 2299 45 ďRepair KitĒ) £239.78 (inc VAT 15%); this includes all seals, cotter/dowel/roll pins and bearings. The biggest costs here are the bearings, so I decided to shop elsewhere for these as Citroen would use a specialist bearing manufacturer. I only bought the small...
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BobC 9th October 2009 20:30
In this section of the guide the key internal parts of the gearbox are identified. Input Shaft with clutch pedal not depressed Input Shaft with clutch pedal depressed If fitted to the engine the release bearing would be pressing against the clutch pressure plate tangs. The pressure plate tangs provide the spring pressure to return the...
BobC 9th October 2009 20:19
The gearbox pictured below is a 20CD22 from a Mk1 Saxo VTR with serial number: 0608389 Saxo 20CD22 gearbox ratios Input Shaft Output Shaft Ratios 1st = 12 teeth 41 teeth 3.42 2nd = 20 teeth 39 teeth 1.95 3rd = 28 teeth 38 teeth 1.52
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