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  1. oh did i mention i'm doing around 500 miles a week in this at the moment 220 of that going to work and back, and the rest me going on trips out etc so far, it's been honestly fantastically reliable i dare say it may even pass it's MOT!
  2. nope, mines the basic hydractive 3 so just the 4 corner spheres, i would consdier a regas but i feel in the long run replacement would be better, especially due to the fact mine are the originals the ride is still good, excellent in fact but i feel it's slightly less floaty than it should be albeit replacing the rear arm bearings brought all of the float back i have been told it could do with new cables, i used the handbrake today in fact, as i always do when parked on anything more than a slight incline i try to avoid using it for one reason, i have had issues in the past with it sticking on i feel if it's been hit hard enough to destroy the parking pawl i have more things to worry about than that, but if it's on a hill then the handbrake will be applied say around once a week or so i use the handbrake on average, it's strong enough to lock the front wheels whilst moving in neutral so the adjustment they did to it during the brake fluid change really worked and that's another thing, the brakes on this car are absolutely fierce, really firm pedal, not much travel but very linear if that makes sense, really does stop brilliantly
  3. could be worse...... i see my old picasso has had a decently bad MOT fail, sill rot, ball joint and advisories for rot on the floor, oh and brake pipes yes rotted the sills for the third time
  4. still being managable regarding the transmission issue gets sorted 3 weeks on monday, hopefully it's quite bad when cold, but fine when hot usually otherwise, the car is still doing fine, almost 164k on it now.....i've done around 14,000 of those miles, ish i still really, really like it, love it in fact after the transmission gets repaired, theres not much left to do really service, timing belt, fix the heater blower and replace the spheres then i dare say mechanically we're done oh and tyres
  5. If I drive home from work a slightly different way, thus delaying getting on a dual carriageway by about 5 minutes it doesn't go into limp mode! From cold that is, the car is fine when warm I'm now like hahaha beeps be gone! Was sat in traffic today outside a Toyota dealer, of course nosying at what they have, now imagine if I bought a brand new Toyota, it would be so boring and probably have no faults and no character
  6. I want a modern day Prius some day, i really like then however, at the moment i'm quite fancying a Xantia, or a BX/CX, i feel one of those would be a nice sibling for the C5 and weirdly i fancy an audi RS7, not sure why, but i have an urge to be a hooligan one day
  7. lexia says pressure regulation fault so there, pretty much certain it's the solenoid valves
  8. it seems to really, really enjoy throwing the transmission into limp mode and beeping at me did i mention this happens on exactly the same road each time, in pretty much the same place, at the same time on my way home from work....... going to try taking a different way home and see what difference that makes in all seriousness i'm actually looking properly now for someone to mend it it's starting to get annoying
  9. quite good fun to thrash, enjoyable to try something completely different
  10. £350 later...... i have the C5 back so both rear arm bearings replaced, both rear suspension leg gaiters were split and pissing out LDS obviously those were replaced i was shown the old bearings, absolutely rotten and knackered! they actually did a very very good job of it all so, what's changed well, no creaking or clunking anymore! oh did i mention it floats, my god does this car float now! it even seems to handle much better all together i am extremely happy with this, it has completely transformed the car to the point now where it's driving like a new one i'd say £1,000 now will completely sort this car out, which is what i'm planning on doing before winter hits gearbox next, i've had a quote on replacing the solenoid valves and a transmission service, so that's what i'll be getting done next then spheres, might as well completely sort the car
  11. Dropped off the C5 this morning for the rear arm bearings to be replaced no call yet so i assume all is well there was 4 other C5s there too! X7's however also picked up my courtesy car, can you tell what it is yet? it's this, a 62 plate Citroen C1 very different from the C5 but, it's not that bad, it's a perfectly adequate car, espically for how much they cost new even has air con! which works
  12. hopped straight onto the A19 after a cold start today, transmission felt a bit iffy like always when cold .......you can see what happened it was fine for a minute or two, then an audible bang and it dropped down to 3rd *BEEEP BEEEP* "AUTOMATIC GEAR FAULT" restarted absolutely fine i've decided to actually get this fixed now, i've had a quote for £450 to replace the valves and perform a transmission service, which is a lot but really, i know the car, and it will sort it so i'm going to do it also it's in the garage tomorrow for the rear arm bearings to be replaced
  13. maxxo

    Tyre quality

    always used to be the type to only fit premium tyres when i bought the C5, the previous owner had fitted a set of new Nexen N blue's i think was thinking, oh no ditchfinders....... well they are absolutely excellent really predictable, take a lot before they start to go and when they do it's very progressive and easy to control very quiet too! no dry rot or anything (they are less than a year old however) tread is around 4mm all round, they've done about 20k, i can live with that
  14. 90s to early 2000s however in my opinion the car industry at the moment is way more interesting than it's been for years to be honest, it's all personal perference i myself am not too bothered what era a car i own is from, i like cars from all eras (except pre war, weirdly they're not interesting to me)
  15. todays little job you may note, i have a plate light out i had considered and was going to just replace the bulbs....... right up until i went on ebay, and found replacement lights for £7 a pair sod it, the old ones would only break when removed genuine PSA too!! did i mention i ordered them at 2pm yesterday, so less than 24 hours quick test, yes a vast improvement! didn't want to go LED as those look tacky all fitted happily into place, very very happy
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