New Mk1 C5 owner from North East England

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New Mk1 C5 owner from North East England

Postby Longyear » 07 Sep 2012, 09:37

Hi all,

My names David and I'm from Newcastle-Upon Tyne, England, although currently living "down south" in Durham.. :-D

I have just bought a Nov 2002 (52) Citroen C5 2.2 HDi SX Auto Saloon, in boring silver. Luckily the rest of this quirky car is far from boring!

I did my research regarding FAP/DPF issues, and the car I have bought had the Eolys fluid replaced 12 months ago, along with a brand new FAP. It is driving fantastically and displaying no "anti-poluttion" or "Diesel Additive Low" type errors. :)

Despite this, I will 100% be getting the FAP removed and mapped out. I was thinking of using a place called Energy Tuning UK, who are 30 miles from me, in Ashington, Northumberland. (http://www.energy-tuning.co.uk)..... just wondering if anyone has used these?

I paid a paltry £575 for the car, taxed and tested and with a huge service history. As well as the recent FAP / Eolys, it had all calipers, discs and pads replace (£650 bill) in April of this year. :)

It does only have a short MOT at present but I'm confident it will go through with little if any work, in October.

I'll post up some pics soon.

Great to be hear - good forum! (I've had a poke around already).

Cheers,
David (Longyear)
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** I am looking for someone in the North East that could reliably remove my DPF innards, and code out all related error codes from the ECU. (for money!) **

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Re: New Mk1 C5 owner from North East England

Postby CitroJim » 07 Sep 2012, 11:50

Welcome to the forum David :-D

Whilst I'm not familiar with the FAP issues I do know this subject has been discussed at length on here and it might be a good idea to get in touch with Monkeyfeet who has had some considerable experience in this area...

I trust all goes well at MOT Time...
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Re: New Mk1 C5 owner from North East England

Postby Longyear » 09 Sep 2012, 21:58

Thanks Jim, I certainly hope so. :-D

If I get this car through the MOT for less than £100 (one borderline tyre is the only area I can find that, that may need cost for the MOT), I will count this beautiful car as the best bargain ever.

Still can't get over how good the ride comfort is.

Love the auto / tiptronic box too - could do with a touch more power from the HDi, but nice smooth delivery.
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(52) Reg Citroen C5 2.2HDi SX Auto, 157k, Mint!
** I am looking for someone in the North East that could reliably remove my DPF innards, and code out all related error codes from the ECU. (for money!) **

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Re: New Mk1 C5 owner from North East England

Postby Welshy_Pete » 18 Sep 2012, 09:59

Hello welcome to the french car forum.
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