Buy Used and Reconditioned Citroen Engines Bare at Breakeryard

Used Citroen Engines Bare

All used Citroen Engines Bare listed on Breakeryard.com are tested, original (OEM) manufacturer parts and come with a 14 day money back guarantee. Breakeryard.com list used car parts for Citroen are from premium breaker yards from across the UK, saving you up to 80% compared to main dealer prices.

About Engines Bare

The Citroen bare engine is the power machine of your car, literally converting energy, in the form of fuel, into movement, known as an internal combustion engine. When you buy a replacement Citroen bare engine you are buying an engine that is basically just a crankcase and cylinder head, not a complete full engine, which is why this is commonly referred to as a short block engine. This means you will be buying the case of the engine which houses the cylinders and components but does not include these parts.

The Citroen bare engine is built to be strong and solid. Usually made of steel, cast iron or aluminum, it is the crux of your car and needs to be in good condition and maintained well to do its job properly.  

There are different types of engines so it is a good idea to make sure you know which type of engine you would like to buy. It is important to make sure that the type of bare engine you purchase is compatible with your car. Straight engines are a common type of engine and are lighter and more compact than other types of engine. Run with four cylinders which are all set in a straight line, this type of engine is usually the most economical to run and are generally cheaper to make than other types of engine. Another common engine type is a V Type engine. The V Type engine is usually used in high performance cars, such as racing cars offering high speed performance when needed. The length of the engine is shorter in a V Type and the cylinders are arranged at 90 degree angles from each other, differing to the straight cylinder arrangement in the straight engine. A boxer engine is usually fitted in the rear of the car, unlike most engines which are usually found under the bonnet. The boxer engine has two cylinder heads at opposite ends of the crankshaft. The boxer style engine has a low center of gravity so is stable and solid, and runs smoothly when the car is idling, but it is a lot wider than other engine types so can be tricky to fit into some small cars and also has a tendency to be noisier than other engine types. A diesel engine is different to other engine types in that it runs on diesel instead of petrol. Another major difference is a diesel engine doesn't need spark plugs because ignition of the engine happens by the fuel and air being compressed before it reaches the combustion chamber. A diesel engine is more fuel efficient than a petrol engine and tends to last much longer than other engine types.

You may need to replace your Citroen bare engine because your old engine has broken or maybe you are undertaking a project and wish to build a new engine or wanting a Citroen bare engine that performs better and is more fuel efficient. It is important to search for the right make, model and year of your car, as well as the type of engine that you require, to get the right Citroen bare engine for your car. If your engine needs replacing there are a number of things that could have gone wrong. It is often a cheaper option to replace your engine with a Citroen bare engine and use salvageable parts from the broken engine. You will have the option to buy a new bare engine or a used bare engine that has been salvaged  and rebuilt from a car that has been in an accident or just an old car that is no longer on the road.

Citroen trivia

  • In 1968, Citroën bought control of the Italian car firm Maserati. That purchase led to the design of the Citroën GT, which came with hydro-pneumatic suspension and a V6 engine. It did well in terms of sales, but production of the last version, the DS23 Pallas Electronique, was stopped in 1975 after the '73 oil crisis.
  • The founder of the company, André Citroën, is renowned as something of a genius when it comes to marketing. He specifically targeted adverts for the 1922 Citroën Type C at women owners, and soon after the car became very popular, earning the nickname 'Petit Citron' after the distinctive lemon yellow paint job.
  • Unfortunately, the founder of Citroën went bankrupt in 1934, even though the cars they produced were selling well and incredibly popular. The company exists today because tyre company Michelin bought the majority of shares in the company.
  • After WWII, Michelin owned Citroën and wanted to make a car for the people. The Citroën 2CV was designed for driving on French roads, so it was incredibly sturdy, and tests were carried out by driving through ploughed fields with trays of eggs on the seats. Although changes in design happened, some version of the Citroën 2CV was in production from 1949 all the way through to 1990.
  • At a recent count, Citroën cars have appeared in just under 1,800 films, with the most famous being the Citroën used in the James Bond film, For Your Eyes Only. That film even had a tie-in car, a special edition Citroën that was emblazoned with the 007 logo and optional bullet hole stickers for the windows.