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Post by mcgregor » 18 Oct 2005, 08:15

Can anyone explain to me in simple terms what is meant by Citaerobics please. I guess its to do with excersising the hydropneumatic suspension of Xantias, BXs and the like but what exactly is done? Please help a Citroen dummy.
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Post by mezuk04 » 18 Oct 2005, 08:21

Thought it just meant going up and down up and down several times on the lever just to loosen everything so to speak

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Post by Rostami » 18 Oct 2005, 09:29

The idea behind it is to move parts of the suspension beyond there day-to-day movement. Also it promotes a high flux of LHM through the entire system, and can have a "cleaning" effect.

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Post by mcgregor » 18 Oct 2005, 09:37

Ok so is it just moving the suspension up and down on the control lever then? How many times and how often should you do it? I did have a look through the archives but cannot find out details. Most posts assume that you know sort of thing.
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Post by Rostami » 18 Oct 2005, 09:50

Yes, move the car between lowest and highest positions. Don´t rush it...wait a few second for the car to stabilize on each of the extreme hight settings.

How often you do it depends on your aim. I usually do it after any kind of repair on the hydraulics, specially for priming up. When no repairs are due, I do it once every month.

Each session of citaerobics consists of 5-10 complete height changes.

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Post by mcgregor » 18 Oct 2005, 09:52

Brilliant. Thanks for your help lads.
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Post by Homer » 18 Oct 2005, 12:32

I used to do it whenever I was sat around waiting.

Such as waiting for someone I was picking up or when the wife had popped in to the supermarket for a couple of things.

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Post by fastandfurryous » 18 Oct 2005, 12:37

There's also the "traffic lights roulette"

Can you get a full cycle (normal => max => min => normal) in before the lights go green? Always confuses others in the queue, and is somewhat cheaper than the other traffic lights game (the grand prix)

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Post by j_roc » 18 Oct 2005, 22:38

I start playing with the settings at the lights, and when people see it they are amazed at a car going up and down \:D/ . All I hope is that it's back to normal height before green [-o<. - Alex.


P.S Nothing, and I do mean nothing draws attention like a hydraulic Citroen =P~ .

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Post by ssray » 18 Oct 2005, 23:54

if you go from low to high or the other way round with your foot hard on the brakes when it has staiblised release the brake you will pop up :twisted:

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Post by c7rlf » 19 Oct 2005, 01:02

I even got a COOOOl of a couple of chav's at the weekend!!!! :?

Very pimp my ride :shock:

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Post by mcgregor » 19 Oct 2005, 08:04

Hate to be a stick in the mud as I really don't know but is doing this not quite hard on the hydraulic pump, accumulator and regulator.

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Post by fastandfurryous » 19 Oct 2005, 10:12

Hard on the pump? not at all.. It's running all the time anyway, just in bypass when not needed. The regulator is actually cycled slightly LESS when doing citaerobics (depenedent on whether you're on your way up or down) and the accumulator sees no difference.

Not doing this on a regular basis will cause you far more problems.

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Post by mcgregor » 19 Oct 2005, 10:14

Excellent. Thanks
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Post by user_3150 » 19 Oct 2005, 19:43

fastandfurryous wrote:There's also the "traffic lights roulette"

Can you get a full cycle (normal => max => min => normal) in before the lights go green? Always confuses others in the queue, and is somewhat cheaper than the other traffic lights game (the grand prix)
I thought I was the only one who did this. Haven't done it for a while since having to leave the light's on max and getting abuse for my slow pull away (from other drivers and erm my wife. ooops!!)