||2CV - DYANE 6 -
ACADIANE - MÉHARI
This level of preparation should be undertaken for
journeys in Eastern Europe or the Middle East, such
as the “Raids” Paris-Kabul-Paris (1970) or
Paris-Persepolis-Paris (1971) where major problems
and obstacles to driving are not expected.
• If your vehicle is equipped to P.0. standard
– Fit two auxiliary lamps with protective grilles
using relays in the existing electrical system;
– Fit a powerful air-horn;
– Fit two spare wheels with tubed tyres.
• If your vehicle is not to P.0. standard, then in
addition to these measures you should also:
Fit P.0. type front bumper and sump shield: this is
Refer to the table for further details; Ensure that
all tyres are in perfect condition and fitted with
P.O. stands for Pays d'Outre-mer (overseas countries).
It's the Citroën name for cars with special
preperation, making them more suitable for difficult
terrain. Citroën A-types have a long P.O. history,
the first P.O. 2CVs being built March 1954. All
Mehari have some P.O. preperation, especially the
4x4. The most famous P.O. of all is the 2cv Sahara.
This is a twin engined 4 wheel drive 2cv, quite rare
nowadays. In the 70s Citroën organised some rally
raids for 2CVs and derivatives. These were long
journeys through desserts and other normally not
encountered terrain. To prepare the participants for
these raids, Citroën published the book Ici commence
1 complete transmission
1 fuel pump
3 yards fuel piping
1 refill of engine oil depending on the distance,
changes are essential every
3 wheel bolts.
2 sparking plugs,
1 contact breaker set,
1 voltage regulator,
1 alternator drive belt,
1 alternator rear plate with diode assembly,
1 box of spare bulbs,
2 spare fuses.
2 spare inner tubes,
1 repair kit,
2 valve cores,
2 valve caps,
1 valve core remover.
Tools and other equipment
1 complete tool kit,
1 warning triangle (obligatory in many countries),
1 set tyre levers,
1 air pump, electrical of foot-operated,
1 lightweight nylon tow-rope,
1 roll of wide insulating tape,
1 small roll of steel wire,
1 vehicle inspection lamp,
1 torch with spare batteries.
Jerrycans of fuel depending on intended route and
Jerrycans of drinking water, amount depending on