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zedx19

637 posts

27 months

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Dangerousfish said:
zedx19 said:
Stickers are horrid, also confuses me why people do this, each to their own though. I'm also confused as to why you'd buy a new car, with warranty, then void the warranty, knowing full well it'll break down as its French. I had a C4 VTR+ HDI as a company car, turbo went within 2 year, plus other niggly faults, all of which would cost a fortune without a warranty.
The engine blew on this after 8k with the mods in place. Engine was replaced under warranty. The dealership are fully aware of the mods in place (you can't really miss them) and still cover all service and warranty work.

You're unlucky I guess.
Amazed the dealership replaced the engine FOC under warranty knowing about the mods.

Dangerousfish

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24 posts

44 months

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zedx19 said:
Amazed the dealership replaced the engine FOC under warranty knowing about the mods.
So was I. Granted, I did go without the DS3 for a month but the C1 they gave me certainly made up for it!

CooperS

3,048 posts

106 months

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zedx19 said:
Dangerousfish said:
zedx19 said:
Stickers are horrid, also confuses me why people do this, each to their own though. I'm also confused as to why you'd buy a new car, with warranty, then void the warranty, knowing full well it'll break down as its French. I had a C4 VTR+ HDI as a company car, turbo went within 2 year, plus other niggly faults, all of which would cost a fortune without a warranty.
The engine blew on this after 8k with the mods in place. Engine was replaced under warranty. The dealership are fully aware of the mods in place (you can't really miss them) and still cover all service and warranty work.

You're unlucky I guess.
Amazed the dealership replaced the engine FOC under warranty knowing about the mods.
Maybe he took the years allocation of goodwill from the entirity of Citroen

stuart-b

3,078 posts

113 months

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So the engine blew, with the mods, at only 8k - so you got a new engine FOC (very lucky), and have done the whole thing again?

Sorry but I'm a bit confused.

Keep the stickers on though, it's a warning signal for the rest of us when we spot you laugh

geeks

910 posts

26 months

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The wife has one, great bit of kit... Hers is a touch more girly though..

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shalmaneser

2,909 posts

82 months

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You've got a 10bhp NOS kit? More trouble than it's worth, surely?

Dangerousfish

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24 posts

44 months

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shalmaneser said:
You've got a 10bhp NOS kit? More trouble than it's worth, surely?
Not at all. Took a couple hours to fit but gives a nice little boost when needed wink

mister.t

1,885 posts

83 months

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As great as the PSA Turbo engine is, it is way too fragile. I used to have the same said engine in my Cooper S. While it was a superb engine, very efficient, no lag, quiet when you wanted it to be, and very loud when you didn't (especially with the fJCW exhaust), it was the biggest weak spot in the car reliability wise. The JCW has stronger internals, so seem a little better at taking power, but it's certainly not unheard of for these engines to go bang so soon, mods or not!

Dangerousfish

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24 posts

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shalmaneser said:
You've got a 10bhp NOS kit? More trouble than it's worth, surely?
Not at all. Took a couple hours to fit but gives a nice little boost when needed wink

5potTurbo

4,406 posts

55 months

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My neighbour has a red DS3 with a 'black on black' scroll design on the roof - looks like a tattoo on a very black skinned person hehe

SHE loves HER DS3 wink

Byard

539 posts

61 months

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Dangerousfish said:
Not at all. Took a couple hours to fit but gives a nice little boost when needed wink
Car looks good, not sure on the decals though.

Where did you get the NOS kit from? What make is it?


Dangerousfish

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Byard said:
Car looks good, not sure on the decals though.

Where did you get the NOS kit from? What make is it?
It's a WON [Wizards of NOS] kit. I bought it second hand from my fried who used to have it in his MG TF.

Bare in mind, the WON Kit's are pretty pricey but the RnD/customer service team they have there is superb.

Byard

539 posts

61 months

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Dangerousfish said:
It's a WON [Wizards of NOS] kit. I bought it second hand from my fried who used to have it in his MG TF.

Bare in mind, the WON Kit's are pretty pricey but the RnD/customer service team they have there is superb.
If you want to sell it, let me know smile

C.A.R.

2,028 posts

75 months

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This didn't attract many warm comments when you posted it originally did it?!

I like the DS3. Hate the Running lights on the front (way too bright / tacky) but overall it looks a nicer proposition to a 500 / Cooper.

I'm also 23, and very jealous that you're able to afford to buy a car like that and modify it! I guess someone did well at school.




..Stickers look ridiculous though. You may not be a chav, but it will always look like you're driving a chavs car. If the hat (or cap, I guess) fits....

CooperS

3,048 posts

106 months

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BaronVonVaderham said:
Nice car, st stickers.

Is putting the huge 'R' sticker on the back not akin to M-badging a 318i? hehe
No no far worse

Dangerousfish

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24 posts

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CooperS said:
No no far worse
With your opinions in mind I might just pop down to halfords and find a stick on plastic R instead wink

In all fairness, it's putting down more power than the ds3r now so it wouldn't look too out of place.. [/sarcasm]

Just put of interest. What are everyone's thoughts on the DS3R's black and orange colour scheme?

geeks

910 posts

26 months

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Dangerousfish said:
With your opinions in mind I might just pop down to halfords and find a stick on plastic R instead wink

In all fairness, it's putting down more power than the ds3r now so it wouldn't look too out of place.. [/sarcasm]

Just put of interest. What are everyone's thoughts on the DS3R's black and orange colour scheme?
Only with NOS and even then only just, plus I can’t help but feel the price of a brand new Dsport with your mods far outweighs the price of a DS3R, the DS3R will also handle better and has better brakes, I would rather have the R over yours no offence! I also can’t help but feel dropping the cat may have harmed the figures (removing the cat doesn’t guarantee a performance boost nor does it equal better airflow)

As for the colour scheme on the R I think it’s awesome but some won’t like it, the black and white R is a good compromise!

Dangerousfish

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24 posts

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geeks said:
Dangerousfish said:
With your opinions in mind I might just pop down to halfords and find a stick on plastic R instead wink

In all fairness, it's putting down more power than the ds3r now so it wouldn't look too out of place.. [/sarcasm]

Just put of interest. What are everyone's thoughts on the DS3R's black and orange colour scheme?
Also can’t help but feel dropping the cat may have harmed the figures (removing the cat doesn’t guarantee a performance boost nor does it equal better airflow)
Completely the opposite. Pre de-cat it was turning out 192 with ~270nm. Post, it's now 202/275 so there's definitely been a substantial gain.

I think you missed the closing sarcasm task on my last post re: mine being better than a DS3R..


heretheygo

1,116 posts

92 months

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All comments considered - when you come to sell the car do you think you'll get more or less interest if you remove those stickers?

What's the weak spot on the PSA engine? Any ideas?

Dangerousfish

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heretheygo said:
All comments considered - when you come to sell the car do you think you'll get more or less interest if you remove those stickers?

What's the weak spot on the PSA engine? Any ideas?
Obviously the stickers would come off at selling time as I appreciate they're personal preference.

Most people resolved/worked around the issue with the THP by placing a cap over the PCV to bypass it.
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