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Alternative Parts

While many Matra parts can only be obtained from the few remaining specialists, like Politecnic in France,
Simon in Germany and Carjoy in the Netherlands, some of the more straightforward items can still be found at local stockists,
if you know what to ask for. Below I list some of the alternatives found by myself or others.


Every reasonable attempt is made to ensure the details below are correct but always satisfy youself before purchase.
Neither myself nor the other contributors are responsible for any errors, omissions or consequential loss.


Murena General (applies to all models)    N.B: Quinton Hazell is under new ownership so their parts and numbers may have changed. Unipart have closed down.
Item Supplier Part number Notes
Door mirrors *Greig Dalgliesh Arms and Rods Greig has the arms and rods which are the common bits broken if the mirror is knocked. The arm is better as it is made from solid alloy unlike the original badly aerated casting. Mid-2016, only a few left if you want one!
Oil filter (Std) Fram PH 2839 Same item as fitted to many Talbot models, 16 mm thread. Halfords are no longer stocking this filter, but a good motor factor should. Alternatively contact me as I normally have stock.
Champion H101
Motorcraft EFL111
Spark plugs NGK BP6ES Various makes will work -- but these are very good (either engine). Set gaps to 30 thou (0.75 mm) before fitting.
Coil (12v) Lucas DLB198 Comes with various fittings, but this is correct coil for electronic ignition (Bosch hall effect distributor).
Intermotor 11380
Valeo 245058
Header tank (radiator) cap Talbot/Matra 32546200 This is yet another part that seems to be special to the Murena! It is rated at 80 KPa which is 11.6 psi (when most seem to be either 70 or 90 KPa/10 or 13 psi). It is also a short reach 24 mm (top of cap to seal).
AC Delco RC56
Radiator switch Intermotor 50130 M22 x 1.5 with washer, 29mm A/F, 2 Lucar terminals. (95/86 degrees), same as part number Talbot 13255100 / Unipart GVS117. If you want a slightly lower rated temperature setting, fit a 92/87 degree switch: FAE 37310 / Lucas SNB723 / Intermotor 50200.
CitroŽn/Talbot 1264.20
FAE 37330 Old No.3703
Engine fan switch Car Builder Solutions FanSW4 M14 x 1.5 with washer, (97/85 degrees) 2 Lucar terminals, for use with 95/86 radiator switch above. (this is currently 2.2 only with special modifications - see 2.2 engine section below)
Electric window door switch Talbot/Matra 57093400 I have found a UK stockist of these switches the same as the original (but even slightly better quality). Direct replacement. If you want exactly the same but illuminated up/down arrows contact me.
Illuminated
Brake light switch Intermotor 51470 M12 x 1.25, Fits to pedal support. Original part number 4534.08 or 30258400
Wheel Bearing Talbot Peugeot/Talbot 0017540300 0057005700 Mopar VBW155. Sealed same Front & Rear. Firstline FBK043, A.B.S. 200579, Bendix 050824B, FAG 713630910, SKF VKBA 3470, Flennor FR 791252, Moog RE-WB-11491, SNR R15545, Timken EK78662 or Renault 6025170050
Lockable wheel bolts McGards (Halfords) 27178 The thread is M12 x 1.5 and these are black top to match your black bolt caps.
Locking petrol cap Mafco 1016 Listed application is CitroŽn AX 1987-6/95
       
Murena 1.6 Engine X5J2 1592cc (ohv)    
Distributor cap Intermotor 45830 For Bosch distributor.
Rotor arm Intermotor 47110s For Bosch distributor.
Plug leads Roy Gillard 32cm, 38cm, 36cm, 40cm. I would imagine getting a set of H.T.Leads for the 1.6 (or Bagheera or Rancho) should be easier as there were many of these engines in various Simca/Talbots but the king leads (correct=28cm) may be too long. I can easily make up a set if required.
Ignition pack Talbot 522090600 The is the same as the late Bagheera and Rancho with electronic ignition.
Intermotor 15270
Air filter (Std) Talbot/Matra 32682600 This is a rare filter that now appears to be discontinued. Dimensions are approx. 268mm outside, 248mm inside dia. and 70mm deep although it is squashed into an oval. Another company gives the figures as 275mm x 220mm outside/inside dia. Purflux list it as A426. K&N, makers of long life wire mesh type filters, may have one close enough that it could be used?
Peugeot 144537
Fram CA 3151
Knecht or Mahle LX 135
Fuel pump Talbot 1450.77 Same as Peugeot 309, Bagheera and Rancho. Pump with a restricted return outlet. Moprod FP444. Was Q/H QFP150. Single outlet version (which you could use with a tee-piece) QFP103.
Valeo 247059
Temp. sender/sensor Talbot 0242.63 M14 x 1.25, colour code Black. Alternative Intermotor 52220. Intermotor say 52220 is for both engines as do FAE for their 31280 in their catalogue. However the 2.2 is also listed with a Red coded transmitter!
FAE 31280
Water pump Delphi DD1160 Same as Bagheera and all models using this engine family. Was QCP977 but Q/H no longer trading.
Dolz T116
Fan belt (9.5x788mm) or (775/760?) Ferodo VS775 or VS760? According to the parts manual the 1.6 uses either a 775 or 760mm long belt, but according to at least one manufacturer it uses a 788mm long belt, so you really need to measure your own here. Gates 6273mc (788mm) or 6211mc (775mm) or 6285mc (763mm)
Lucas KDB775 or KDB760?
Alternator Bosch 0120.489.999 50 Amp alternator equivalent to Ducellier 516.040C (also fitted on Bagheera and Rancho). Lucas LRA 281, or Wood Auto can usually supply new or overhaul your own. Valeo 9AL2504G
Paris-Rhone A13N46
Valeo 433380
Starter Motor Valeo 432588 Same as fitted to Horizon and Alpine/Solara with J2 engine.
Rear crank seal Talbot 0514.29 Came in an alloy holder that bolted to block with 0514.34 gasket. ?BGA seal OS 3374 may not be in holder.
       
Murena 2.2 Engine X5N2 2155cc (ohc)    
Distributor cap Intermotor 44190 For Bosch distributor.
Halfords HDC500
Rotor arm Intermotor 48780s For Bosch distributor.
Beru 405220090
Halfords HRA507
Distributor cap Intermotor 46050 For Ducellier distributor.
Rotor arm Intermotor 47410 For Ducellier distributor.
Plug leads Roy Gillard 64cm, 67cm, 76cm, 82cm. You will never get the correct length H.T. leads in any set available now, and you either end up with some much too long or some a little short, so why not ask me. I can make a set up to the correct lengths including the short (36cm) king lead and at a better price too.
Ignition pack Intermotor 15010 The latter two are obscure makes, but widely used and seem reliable (from specialist auto-electricians) -- remember to use the base heatsink paste.
Fister HW602
Huco 13 8001
Air filter (Std) Halfords HAF 218 The same item as fitted to many Citroen/Peugeot/Talbot models. The K&N long life filter which just needed cleaning and oiling regularly, is NLA (2017). This could mean the normal paper filter may also become more difficult to get in the future.
Fram CA 3174B
K&N E-9121
Fuel pump AC Delco 461-26 Same as Tagora 2.2 and Chrysler 180/2-litre models. Alternative may be Purflux PS8228 or Unipart GFP100 Was QFP298 but Q/H are no longer trading.
Fuel filter Talbot VFF100 Relatively conventional clear in-line filter. Many alternatives available I'm sure.
Radiator fan switch FAE 37310 Radiator mounted fan switch M22 x 1.5 with washer, 29mm A/F socket size, 2 x 6.3mm Lucar terminals. (92/87 degrees). Alternatives Lucas SNB723.
Intermotor 50200
Engine fan switch FAE 36010 2.2 Engine mounted fan switch M14 x 1.5 but only if you carry out my cooling system modifications. It is a 95/90 degree switch which matches well with the 92/87 degree radiator switch above.
Intermotor 50041
Temp. sender/sensor Talbot 1337.72 M14 x 1.25, colour code Red. FAE list this one and Intermotor list their 52212 for these engines, but they also say the Black coded transmitters are suitable, so take your choice!
FAE 31370
Thermostat Talbot 1337.87 This is an 88 degree thermostat which matches well with the two fan switches above. An alternative is Firstline 240.88
FAE 5301589
Water pump Talbot 1201.41 BEWARE Dolz list the T116 (1.6) water pump for the 2.2 engine which is totally wrong. Motaquip VWP108 and Q/H QCP 1011 were also correct numbers, but no matter what make, these are now unobtainable. (casting depth for the Murena is 78mm whilst the 180/2-litre/Tagora 2.2 was 83mm but they can be easily modified).
Delphi DD1161
Dolz T158
Roy Gillard New item I can overhaul your 2.2 water pump if the casting & impeller are good, for less cost than a new one. Contact me.
Fan belt Ferodo VS913 (9.5x913mm) Some brands stretch repeatedly in use. Good brands like Ferodo, Gates or Lucas don't, AVX section cogged belt for better flexibility and therefore longer lasting, 913mm length.
Lucas KDB913
Gates 6272MC
Sump gasket Talbot/Matra 32665100 BEWARE sump gaskets without metal spacers as they are wrong and won't last. Garage Clement (France) Simon Auto (Germany) Carjoy (NL) and Politecnic (F) are the only suppliers of correct ones.
Simon Auto 01 143
Alternator Paris-Rhone A13N10 Talbot (Exchange) XEU157 This is a rare alternator (55 Amp) not fitted to many vehicles and the only one known to fit the 2.2 engine without any modification. An alternative is the Lucas LRA592. *I have now found another company in the UK which can supply one rated at 80 Amp so if you want a higher power alternator contact Wood Auto.
Valeo 432708
Wood Auto * ALT14117
Regulator/Brush pack for Paris-Rhone A13N10 Beru 0190005016 Possibly only from auto-electrical specialists.
Cargo 13 0657
Valeo 182046
Starter Motor Paris-Rhone Talbot (exchange) XEU339 The same unit as fitted to Chrysler 2 litre and 2.2 Tagora, now usually sold under the Valeo name. An alternative is the Lucas LRS 199.
Rear crank seal There is no rear crank lip seal (No matter what BGA list!) These engines use half rope seals in the rear of the block and cap. (engine and crank have to come out to replace)
       
Murena Front Suspension     *Note torsion bar springs must be safely released or secured before most front suspension repairs. Don't attempt without a manual!
Shock Absorbers Koni 80-2480  
S/Absorber Bush kit Koni 1438  
Upper ball joint Motaquip VSJ510 Part No. 12858600 Usually easily available and fit lots of other Simca and Bagheera.
Lower ball joint Motaquip VSJ418 Part No. 13489200 Larger than Bagheera and other Simca models, was also fitted to Solara. Try Firstline FBJ5067, TRW JBJ605, Delphi TC200, Frap 615, or Mapco 19203.
Steering Rack Gaiters Delphi TBR 3072 Was Q/H QG1018.
Track Rod Ends Mopar VTR 357 Delphi TA667, Frap 210, or TRW JTE993. Was Q/H QR1204S.
Firstline FTR 4029
Anti-roll bar drop link kit Motaquip VSK 128 Moprod MSL 1702 or Delphi TD273W. Sold per side, two needed for a car.
Steering track rod and inner ball joint Firstline FTR 4220 TRW JAR 540 Was QR4191S, similar to the Bagheera part number QR1561S but with built in spacer I think.
Front Hub Nut Roy Gillard As 6935.41 I have a few stock of front hub nuts. -- Price £3.00 plus post and packing.
       
Murena Rear Suspension     *Note coil springs must be clamped and compressed before releasing top mounting nuts as strut has no top plate. Don't attempt without a manual!
Shock Absorbers Koni 82-2184 Pair (need spring seats from old dampers).
S/Absorber Bush Kit Koni 2064  
Rear Hub Nut New item Roy Gillard As 32628300 I have a stock of specially made rear hub nuts. -- Price £7.00 plus post and packing.
Hub bearing circlip *Mike Hally As 6978.18 Unobtainable from Matra Magic etc. -- Mike bought a batch from Springmasters (they don't sell one-offs). He will re-sell at cost, £1.50 each, £2.50 pair (postage included). Use club email list for Mike Hally's email.
       
Murena Clutch and Gearbox     1.6 clutch 200mm diameter. 2.2 clutch 215mm diameter (same friction plate as Citroen CX)
Murena 1.6 CitroŽn/Peugeot Clutch kit Complete kit 95596203 Same as fitted to certain Talbot 1.6 models. Alternative TRW TCK2096 or Borg & Beck HK6213 or LUK 620015306. Was Q/H QKT209AF
Pressure plate QH Q90655
Release bearing QH CCT271
Murena 2.2 Simon Auto Clutch kit Complete kit 10 017 The 2.2 uses the Tagora engine and CitroŽn transaxle so the clutch is a mixture of the pressure plate from Talbot and the friction plate from CitroŽn. However the pressure and friction plates are the same as the Renault Espace Series I:7700748881 and 7700851616. Kit LUK 622148300 was Q/H QKT2255AF
Release bearing 10 012
Pressure plate 7700748881
Friction plate 7700851616
Clutch M/Cyl. repair kit Simon Auto see website Repair kits now available for 1.6 & 2.2 clutch master cylinders.
N.B. 1.6 & 2.2 cylinders have different bores. I have found a 2.2 unit on a 1.6 which forces the slave out too far!
Clutch Slave Cyl. repair kit (piston & seals) Simon Auto see website Repair kits now available for 1.6 and 2.2 clutch slave cylinders.
2.2 Clutch Slave Cylinder Circlip New item Roy Gillard As 32041532 I now have stock of these circlips to hold the slave cylinder in to the bellhousing, Just £1.00
Reversing light switch FAE 41070  (CitroŽn / Peugeot number used to be 7545420500) Fiat Ducato number: 75491289 Was Intermotor 54390
CitroŽn 225722
       
Murena Brake System      
Flexible Hoses Goodridge Aeroquip Made to pattern Race/aerospace quality braided hoses. But may be cheaper than standard rubber hoses. Agent: Earl's Performance Products, Silverstone. 01327 858221 sales@earls.co.uk
Front brake hose Moprod BFH2004 or BH518 Originally Alfasud rear.
Rear brake hose Moprod BFH2913 Note standard Murena rear hose has unusually large banjo. Either get banjo bolts and copper washers to match new hoses, or drill out banjo fitting to 15mm -- it's got plenty of meat but remove every trace of swarf (a 15mm drill bit with 12 mm straight shank, a "blacksmith's drill", will fit a 1/2-inch chuck).
Front Disc (all) Talbot 0017740314 Plain solid brake disc 239.7mm diameter 11mm thick new. Minimum 9mm thick. Second number is for a pair.
Talbot 4246.B6
Rear Disc 1.6 Talbot 0017737614 Plain solid brake disc 232.9mm diameter 11mm thick new. Minimum 9mm thick. Second number is for a pair.
Talbot 4246.E4
Rear Disc 2.2 Matra 0032700500 Single plain solid brake disc 260.9mm diameter 11mm thick new. Minimum 9mm thick. These are unique to this car and therefore expensive.
Simon Auto 13 015
Front brake pads EBC DP2317 "Greenstuff" material. Pads 14mm thick. Mounting lugs are in a different position to those on the rear pads and the pads mount closer to the hub. If you fit rear pads in the front they will be partly off the disc!
Ferodo FDB 235A
Rear brake pads EBC DP2189 "Greenstuff" material. Pads 15mm thick. DO NOT use these in the front. They will mount further out and the pads will be off the edge of the disc and be dangerous!
Ferodo FDB 106A
Pad anti-rattle spring kit Quinton Hazell BFK 744 Set of small springs to fit pad lugs, as well as R clips for caliper wedges.
       

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