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2003 Citroen C5 estate.....is actually alright


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Mine was sluggish so I had the induction system removed and cleaned.   EGR too.  Made a tremendous difference, scared myself leaving work up a steep hill that evening.

Had the same done to the second one but that really was crap when I collected it.  Took it all its time to do 70 and ages to get home that night (Buxton to Washington)  Had the same done and the injectors cleaned and one refurbished.  Much improved but hardly sparkling.

Both crap mpg but that applies to everything I have owned except the Renault 4.

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6 hours ago, myglaren said:

Mine was sluggish so I had the induction system removed and cleaned.   EGR too.  Made a tremendous difference, scared myself leaving work up a steep hill that evening.

Had the same done to the second one but that really was crap when I collected it.  Took it all its time to do 70 and ages to get home that night (Buxton to Washington)  Had the same done and the injectors cleaned and one refurbished.  Much improved but hardly sparkling.

Both crap mpg but that applies to everything I have owned except the Renault 4.

i absolutely, effing, thrashed it today, i mean 4.5k rpm, sport mode n everything

huge brown fog behind me which cleared up after 20 seconds or so

yep, quick again now

had a lovely drive home this evening, gearbox performing well in 1c weather

starts very well too!

yes fuel economy from this isn't the best, computer is pretty much bang on at an average of 42 mpg

550 or so miles before the light comes on, eh i can live with that

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This looks lovely, particularly the interior fabric. Just like yours but with the slightly more delicate engine (well the mad shit attached to it anyway!). 
 

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2003-Citroen-C5-2-2-HDi-SX-5dr-Auto-ESTATE-Diesel-Automatic-/313761712478?mkcid=16&mkevt=1&_trksid=p2349624.m46890.l6249&mkrid=710-127635-2958-0

I love how used car dealers put them on “low” as they think it will seduce people somehow but they just look broken. Although the guy selling the potato cam Mk. 1 V6 on stilts manages to make it look even worse!

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2 hours ago, jamescarruthers said:

This looks lovely, particularly the interior fabric. Just like yours but with the slightly more delicate engine (well the mad shit attached to it anyway!). 
 

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2003-Citroen-C5-2-2-HDi-SX-5dr-Auto-ESTATE-Diesel-Automatic-/313761712478?mkcid=16&mkevt=1&_trksid=p2349624.m46890.l6249&mkrid=710-127635-2958-0

I love how used car dealers put them on “low” as they think it will seduce people somehow but they just look broken. Although the guy selling the potato cam Mk. 1 V6 on stilts manages to make it look even worse!

i have seen that, it does look rather nice actually!

basically the same spec too.....albeit i have a couple of little extra's

to be honest, i think mine is worth a grand all day long these days.......and that value is only going to increase

honestly at the moment mine is driving absolutely beautifully!

a 2.2 does scare me a bit, i was very very close to buying one when i was hunting for a C5 but it just had a few issues and had been off the road 5 years

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had it serviced today from my old boss from One Stop

here's the pics he sent me

bloody hell how tidy does that look under there!

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not bad, not bad

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mhm as expected

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even looks decent here! this is the most rotten part of the whole car

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here is my leak, going to ask the guy at westroen to sort it on friday

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here is my cabin filter........i wonder if that caused the failure of the original resistor?

i like the new one more, it looks nicer

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same with the air filter, slight advert from him there......but i don't mind he's good

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even got some fame on facebook

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£140 all in, which i thought was fair, completed in 2 hours including a code scan

oh and an engine bay clean

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i felt quite bad for leaving it overdue for around 2,000 miles, terrible in fact

but i wanted to see if the gearbox was made to be liveable which so far it seems to be

apparently he didn't even need to jack it up, slight raised part on his driveway with the suspension on high was enough

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well, well well

as of right now, this car is mechanically perfect, there is no jobs left to do

took a drive down to manchester today to get new spheresssss!

here are some photos i've taken

check out that angle!

i must admit the guy doing them has a good taste in cars!

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mmmm shiny!

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more shiny!

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and finally, haha it looks broken!

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took about 30 minutes to do all 4

then spent over an hour talking about Citroen's being showed a GS and an XM and talking about C6s

suppose you're all wanting to know how it rides

well

fucking superb

it's the smoothest, floatiest thing ever, it's insanely comfortable and relaxed

i love it

this car drives absolutely beautifully at the moment

oh and he said how nice of an example it was!

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27 minutes ago, maxxo said:

well, well well

as of right now, this car is mechanically perfect, there is no jobs left to do

took a drive down to manchester today to get new spheresssss!

here are some photos i've taken

check out that angle!

i must admit the guy doing them has a good taste in cars!

261621088_325315819061597_6154419857758020726_n.thumb.jpg.3e7e6bb95a27c8ae4753b3fe90f0339e.jpg

mmmm shiny!

261292310_977539679501335_8657262117436345203_n.thumb.jpg.5640a3c3f6aba77808a989204b7e509d.jpg

more shiny!

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and finally, haha it looks broken!

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took about 30 minutes to do all 4

then spent over an hour talking about Citroen's being showed a GS and an XM and talking about C6s

suppose you're all wanting to know how it rides

well

fucking superb

it's the smoothest, floatiest thing ever, it's insanely comfortable and relaxed

i love it

this car drives absolutely beautifully at the moment

oh and he said how nice of an example it was!

Fantastic. You've spurred me to get the C6's spheres recharged at Pleiades next week! Happy waftage!

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