It was a beautiful day at Garth Campbell’s property in Koo Wee Rup where many Citroen enthusiasts gathered for a Tech Day. Garth’s hoist was available for use and it didn’t take long before John Wyers hoisted up his 2CV and started work attacking a rather stubborn lock nut on the 2CV’s steering travel stop adjustment. The lock nut was successfully undone but more penetrating spray will be needed before the bolt can finally be turned. Next to lift his car up was our President, John Parsons who took no time to swing a spanner and remove the C5’s under-tray. Once removed, a hole saw applied to the right spot and John can now drain the C5’s engine oil without removing the under-tray. Draining the gearbox is another story for another time. While the hoist was in use, Wolfgang was kept busy doing a fantastic job testing and pressurising member’s hydraulic spheres. Pressurised spheres are essential to the enjoyment of driving a classic Citroen.
“Lunch is ready” was the call from the BBQ shed and we downed tools to enjoy a freshly cooked gourmet sausage. While we were enjoying lunch we took the opportunity to inspect one of Garth projects, a partially restored Citroen D Special. It won’t be too long before it is rolling down the road again.
After lunch, David Sutcliffe connected a lap top computer to John Parson’s C5 and with a steady hand, the ECU was interrogated to see what mysteries and secrets were stored in the Citroen’s brain. For some of us, this was a first time look at what can be read and adjusted via the lap top. It was quite an eye opener.
All agreed that the Tech Day was a success thanks to Garth Campbell’s generosity in allowing the Club free access to his garage and workshop facilities, Wolfgang’s hard work with the sphere pressurising machine and Ian Downie selection of delicious sausages. Thank you to all that made the Tech Day a success.