The Concours Run 2023 – Day 3: MBCV Garage Day

The third day of our classic Mercedes road trip was focused on a MBCV Garage Day. The subject was electrical troubleshooting.

However, before we could have the MBCV Garage day, we had to get there. We started in Traralgon, and drove to Ferntree Gully (A suburb of Melbourne) to the MBCV club rooms for the garage day. For the once and only time on this trip, we took the motorway. I guess in keeping with this trip, while it carries the ‘M’ designation, it wasn’t really a proper motorway as it didn’t bypass many towns.

The drive in was uneventful, […]

S124 tech day

Today I joined an informal group of S124 owners for a technical day. There was an expert in these cars visiting from Victoria, so it was an opportunity for every to get together and get some help on various projects on S124s.

We were not off to a great start as there was torrential rain, so the original venue of somebody’s house was not going to work. Luckily one attendee offered the use of his factory unit with undercover parking which made for a great location.

On the day, we had seven S124s. Three 300TEs, all 1990s and all […]

Citroen DS sphere pressure check

Today I attended a Citroen Car club tech day. Since most Citroens are equipped with hydropneumatic suspension, the club has equipment to pressure test spheres. It has been five years since I tested my spheres, so they were well overdue. The sphere pressure check equipment consists of a hand pump and pressure gauge. The club is also equipped with re-gassing facilities, although those were not available today for the rebuildable spheres in my DS21.

The tech day did have a hoist available, but my preference is to remove the spheres at home first. As with last time I removed them, […]

CCCNSW Tech Day Oct 2014

Today was one of the regular tech days organised by the Citroen Club. I always enjoy the tech days, even if I am not doing much to my car – you can see the other cars, talk to the other members and sometimes learn how to do things by watching what other people do.

One of the tricks I learned today was simple but effective. When removing spheres, use a baby’s nappy to catch the LHM that will invariably leak out from the sphere. Larger is better.

The tech day was held at a semi-rural property owned by a […]

Citroen Club Tech Event Feb 2014

Today I managed to make my second Citroen Car Club tech event. Today was bucketing down with rain, so my intention of regassing my spheres went out the window as I didn’t feel the need to lie down in puddles to remove them and the lift was otherwise occupied with an old caddy. Nevertheless it was good to get to the event see some of the other cars and club members.

Given the poor weather, I got to ride in two Citroens I had not experienced before – A GS and a DS 23 EFI Automatic.

The GS was quite […]

Citroen Club Tech Day

Today I attended my first Citroen club tech Day. The event was at Schenk & Co Panel Beaters in Lidcombe. It was a great event. I got a lot of great advice on my car and was able to drive two manual Safaris (a 67 ID21 and 74 ID23). I also got my dash back in and tested a lot of the warning lights. For some reason the instrument cluster is no longer illuminating when the headlights are on, so I need to look at that. I also restocked on some LHM to prevent me from getting stranded!

On my […]