Citroen DS wouldn’t idle

I came to start the DS the other day, and it started fine, but would not idle properly. Once the revs dropped below 1200 or so the engine died. The car had been running fine before so it was quite perplexing. I had some advice from the forum to try a few things, one was to check the float in the carburettor which was fine, and the other was to check the idle jet. I wasn’t sure which was the idle jet and I didn’t want to mess with the settings, so when Jason who looks after the car for […]

The DS rides again!

After suffering the humiliation of a ham fisted owner the DS is back on the road thanks to Jason Hantos. It’s also all ready for another year of rego, success! Quite a hassle to have it towed

DS on a two truck

The DS is going to need a tow

But at least it won’t get dust in the gear selector.

I obviously stuffed up in my repair of the carby fuel inlet as I noticed fuel leaking from there, and in trying to tighten it a little, broke it off. It’s a good lesson as amateurs will make mistakes from time to time and they can cost money.

Broken Carby – stuffup

As luck would have it, the car is already booked into the shop for later this week for its rego, it just won’t get there under its own power.

Given the car won’t run, I […]

Preventing a DS Flambé

While the Citroen DS can be a rather hot car due to the engine being right next to the drivers knee, it is generally not a good idea to let it get even hotter through an engine fire. The weber carburettor that is used on the DS has the fuel inlet fitting press fit into the top housing of the carby, which as these cars age means that it can work its way out and have fuel spraying all over the hot engine. Not a great idea.

However, on a recent thread on the AussieFrogs forum, a well respected member […]