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Removing a Rusty Citroen Fastener Without Breaking it Off

This was a question that recently was sent in to me, and I covered it a bit in the article that I wrote about removing the Citroen D Model fuel tank, but I will go into greater depth here. What I will be explaining here is the removal of a fastener from your vintage Citroen . Most of these fasteners will be 25 plus years old, and you are perhaps removing them for the first time since the Citroen was new.

Depending on the location and the vintage, and of course where a fastener has spent it’s life, can have a great deal to do with how difficult it might be to remove when you want to take it apart. When I say location, I mean if the fastener is located under the dash of your Citroen or holding the front bumper on will make a great deal of difference as to how you want to approach removal.

If the Citroen was ever run in the winter on salty streets, or for that matter lived in the  humid eastern part of the U.S. or the drier western part will also make a huge difference. If the fastener is located inside the Citroen interior and did not see any corrosive damage, it should be relatively easy to remove. But, if it spent it’s life on the outside, (more…)

CX Pulsing Brakes After Pad Replacement

Recently we have gotten several questions about Citroen CX brakes. Most often it is a case of the person replacing the pads on their front brakes, but not having replaced the rotors.

Here is the situation with this and any other modern car out in the real world when getting brake work done today. If you don’t want your brakes to pulse or chatter after you replace the pads, you have to replace the rotors also.

The manufacturers really don’t give you much tolerance to work with to turn or resurface the brakes anymore, so this is the best thing to do if you want to eliminate the chance of brake pulsing after you go to the work of replacing the pads.

This issue sort of popped it’s head with the late U.S. speced Citroen DS cars. Brake squeal and pad glazing was a problem, so the pads were made out of a harder and more aggressive compound, and the rotors were made from a softer metal. This got rid of the squeal and glazing for the most part, but it meant that rotors wore out much faster. This problem continues with the Citorën CX models that are in this country. (more…)

Fighting Pests That Love Your Home

Life can be busy for most people, and the last thing you want to do is search your home for pests, but that is exactly what you should do twice a year if you don’t want to allow uninvited roommates to move in with you. Here are three of the most common pests that would love to take over your home.


As cute as the little critters are, a squirrel can be unbelievably destructive to your house. Chewing their way into your home, they can quickly build nests that are soon filled with urine and feces from their young brood. Because they love to gnaw, they can tear their way through your home’s joists, insulation, and wiring. In fact, they are thought to be responsible for approximately 25 percent of home fires with a mysterious origin. (more…)

Communication Can Actually Save Your Marriage

Sometimes, we have a tendency to neglect the importance of communication is in relationships, not realizing that Dårlig kommunikation may sometimes bring about unsuccessful marriages.

Do you remember the first time you as well as your partner met? When you had a long distance relationship before, then you needed to pay huge phone bills or perhaps spent nearly all day chatting online. In those days, you can also talk for many hours about unimportant things. However, over the years, the long chitchats before started to be less exciting and shorter. This could possibly be an indication that you are growing apart, and you didn’t have a sufficient time to talk meaningfully to your partner. (more…)

Reasons to hire professional plumbers in phoenix

When you are remodeling, constructing, maintaining or even repairing plumbing system you need a professional plumber that can deal with any plumbing situations. Also when there is any clogged up drain then also you might need a plumber that can comes to the rescue carrying his plumber tools. Each homeowner need the help of plumbers every so often, a faucet can leak or kitchen sink can clogged etc and it will eventually impact the household activities.

The need to hire the plumbers is inevitable as toilets are built. It doesn’t matter that you own a small house or a simple apartment or even large mansion you will need the help of plumbers to inspect the conditions of the toilet or kitchen pipes on a frequent basis. As they are qualified and experienced, they understand how to deal with leaks and clog in any kind of plumbing unit. (more…)