Confessions of a Citroholic

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Re: Confessions of a Citroholic

Post by RichardW » 30 Mar 2017, 12:33

Cheers Nigel - there were some follow up videos of people using hydraulic puller and the disc just shattering eventually!

I will go in with more violence next time.... :twisted:
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Re: Confessions of a Citroholic

Post by Hell Razor5543 » 30 Mar 2017, 12:38

Might I suggest that, when you replace the brake disks, you smear some copper slip grease in the hub where it meets the disk. That way, with a bit of luck, you might find the disk has not become firmly attached to the hub.
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Re: Confessions of a Citroholic

Post by RichardW » 30 Mar 2017, 21:59

I always do that when I have had them off / replace them - pretty sure the ones on there are the original 8 year / 100k old ones though, and they've never been off!

Changed the oil in the 307 this evening; looks like the PTFE / reseat of the turbo outlet has stopped the oil weep.
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Re: Confessions of a Citroholic

Post by RichardW » 22 Apr 2017, 17:02

Ah, silence 8-)

RichardW wrote:I will go in with more violence next time.... :twisted:


This I did....

RichardW wrote:Perhaps I just need to gera-biga-hamma!! And be less timid with it.... I thought it was hitting it pretty hard, but perhaps not!


No....

RichardW wrote:Maybe get some heat on it


No....

Stickyfinger wrote:Hit the outer EDGE of the disk not the back.


No....

NewcastleFalcon wrote:Cut slots in it and split it with a cold chisel


Bingo!! Required rather more than a single hit, and the NS ended up with about a 1/3 breaking off, and the remains STILL stuck to the hub [-X Responded to being driven off from behind with a cold chisel!

Wheelbearing went OK; Despite the blob of rust that was the head of the torx bolt holding on the ABS sensor, some PlusGas and heat allowed it be removed. Bearing came out easy enough, although it disintegrated in the process. Circlip, despite almost not being visible at first, relented rather easily. There was in fact some play on the bottom ball joint once it was off, so right choice to have that on hand to fit; it came out easy enough. Only part that gave any trouble was the outer race on the hub; past ones I have done this has split across with one sharp tap, but this wasn't so benign, broke a lump off it to start with, and it took a fair amount of abuse to get it split! Anyway, all done now, bearing is quiet, and the ABS light is out. Bonus. Wonder how long it will be before the other side needs doing....???
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Re: Confessions of a Citroholic

Post by Hell Razor5543 » 22 Apr 2017, 17:05

4 days.
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Re: Confessions of a Citroholic

Post by RichardW » 22 Apr 2017, 17:09

I think it was <5k miles on the 307 :evil:
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Re: Confessions of a Citroholic

Post by CitroJim » 22 Apr 2017, 18:48

Richard, pleased the job is finally done... Good to see Neil's disc removal tip worked :)
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Re: Confessions of a Citroholic

Post by RichardW » 05 May 2017, 13:04

Dunno what it is about wheel bearings at the moment, but one of the ones on the rear of the 307 (that were fitted as part of disc replacement last year, as there's no separate hub) is noisy already! These were Brembo discs, so I would have expected a decent bearing, but maybe not.... I think the bearing can be replaced - at least the circlip won't be too rusted in!
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Re: Confessions of a Citroholic

Post by Mandrake » 05 May 2017, 13:54

RichardW wrote:Dunno what it is about wheel bearings at the moment, but one of the ones on the rear of the 307 (that were fitted as part of disc replacement last year, as there's no separate hub) is noisy already! These were Brembo discs, so I would have expected a decent bearing, but maybe not.... I think the bearing can be replaced - at least the circlip won't be too rusted in!

Did I not tell you you were jinxed when it comes to wheel bearings ? :rofl2:

Must be a poor quality replacement. :evil: [-X
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Re: Confessions of a Citroholic

Post by RichardW » 05 May 2017, 18:00

Jinxed, maybe, but they were Brembo discs, so I expected the bearings to be OK!

Seems I am also jinxed on rear brake calipers at present.... I had noticed a mark on the drive last week, but thought it was an old one, but then today when SWMBO was out I noticed it has grown. Hmmm. A look under the C4 shows that the OSR caliper has suffered the same fate as the NSR did on the 307 last year - i.e. the seal on the handbrake shaft has failed, and the fluid is leaking out #-o New OE ones on e-bay for £95 so not a disaster, but annoying all the same!!
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Re: Confessions of a Citroholic

Post by ekjdm14 » 06 May 2017, 16:50

RichardW wrote:'Cos I'm a bit of numbers saddo.... 25 years today since I passed my driving test! Where did that go???? 8 cars (me) 4 cars (her), close on 1/2 million miles, 2 clutches, gawd knows how many oil / filter / air filter / fuel filter changes, 2 prangs (both in the first 6 months of driving).

The next 25 years? Who knows!!!


Sorry to drag up an old reply, but just felt the need to mention I've been driving just over 16 years & over that time owned over 50 cars (maybe over 100, will have to try and remember!) and 12 bikes... I am an official addict haha dread to think how much I've spent over the years!
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Re: Confessions of a Citroholic

Post by mickeymoon » 06 May 2017, 16:59

I've been driving cars for 20 years. Before that I'd owned 9 motorcycles. Last count was 124 cars owned that I can remember.

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Re: Confessions of a Citroholic

Post by CitroJim » 06 May 2017, 17:06

Gosh, you two have certainly had a few cars and bikes between you!

I like to try and stick with cars for a while and although it's taken 40 years I now have got the cars I want for the rest of my driving career... I have no intention of changing again...

The Activa has been with me nearly nine years now...

Mind you, I’ve had more Xantias than any other car... Ten I think and all varieties except the small petrols...
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Re: Confessions of a Citroholic

Post by mickeymoon » 06 May 2017, 21:01

I've also had 10 Xantias, all but a TCT estate :)

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Re: Confessions of a Citroholic

Post by ekjdm14 » 06 May 2017, 21:45

I'm well behind you guys on the hydro side of things :( only the XM and this Xantia.... so far... ;) a fair few other Citroen/Peugeot & at least one Renault (a 19)... Rather a lot of Fords too in my early driving career, I'm learning now though lol...
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