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#121 OFFLINE   barrett

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Posted 14 November 2017 - 05:19 PM

Xantia is broken, temporarily I hope. Bloody Citroens.

Mk1 BX estate is now on eBay:

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Somebody please make my life easier and buy it


1929 Ford Model A (half)
1938-ish / 1967-ish Heron Austin special (half)
1965 Peugeot 404 Cabriolet (half)
1955 Panhard Dyna Z1 (half)
1985 Citroen BX 16TRS
1986 Citroen BX 16RS Break
1997 Citroen Xantia TEMPTATION


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Posted 14 November 2017 - 10:31 PM

What's wrong with the Xantia?

#123 OFFLINE   bramz7

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Posted 14 November 2017 - 10:36 PM

Yeah what's wrong with the Xantia? Has the driveshaft given you grief?

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#124 OFFLINE   barrett

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Posted 14 November 2017 - 10:36 PM

It's a Citroen. Specifically, it's a Citroen with hydraulic suspension and yet more specifically the lhm has decided to make a break for freedom.

It's the return pipe that comes off the o/s front strut, I think, but I don't know the proper name for it or the part number or anything and I'm not having much luck with a replacement. I'll make a bit of effort tomorrow and actually speak to people on the phone (my worst fear: speaking to mechanic types about cars amd sounding like a dunce). Ho hum, it's the life I've chosen.
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1929 Ford Model A (half)
1938-ish / 1967-ish Heron Austin special (half)
1965 Peugeot 404 Cabriolet (half)
1955 Panhard Dyna Z1 (half)
1985 Citroen BX 16TRS
1986 Citroen BX 16RS Break
1997 Citroen Xantia TEMPTATION


#125 OFFLINE   barrett

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Posted 14 November 2017 - 10:38 PM

Driveshaft was actually fine, it was the wheel bearing! I changed that, amd the caliper and pads on that side (caliper was sticking on) but doing that disturbed the pipe amd now leakage has occurred. I'm using Gary's Mondeo at the moment amd whilst I am very appreciative of its loan, it's really not a pleasant car to drive so I need to get this sorted asap

1929 Ford Model A (half)
1938-ish / 1967-ish Heron Austin special (half)
1965 Peugeot 404 Cabriolet (half)
1955 Panhard Dyna Z1 (half)
1985 Citroen BX 16TRS
1986 Citroen BX 16RS Break
1997 Citroen Xantia TEMPTATION


#126 OFFLINE   barrett

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Posted 14 November 2017 - 10:40 PM

(Sorry for triple post but) to compound the problem, I sacked off my local Cit specialist for the bearing/caliper job as he quoted me nearly £600 for the lot (!!!!) but now can't take the car to him to fix the pipe as he'll see I've done it all 'behind his back'

1929 Ford Model A (half)
1938-ish / 1967-ish Heron Austin special (half)
1965 Peugeot 404 Cabriolet (half)
1955 Panhard Dyna Z1 (half)
1985 Citroen BX 16TRS
1986 Citroen BX 16RS Break
1997 Citroen Xantia TEMPTATION


#127 OFFLINE   bramz7

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Posted 14 November 2017 - 10:49 PM

Shiiit. And to think my local garage nearly did it when it had an MOT, but couldn't figure out what side/if it was the wheel or driveshaft.

I hope it gets sorted soon so you're put out of your Mondeo misery

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#128 OFFLINE   Mr_Bo11ox

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Posted 15 November 2017 - 12:08 AM

LOLZ BARRETT IS DRIVING A MONDEO!!?!!11!
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