please help! Strut Tops.

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Re: please help! Strut Tops.

Post by taffy » 25 Apr 2017, 12:27

Wow this thread still helping people :)
Hope everyone is well I've finally got a c5 1.6 hdi facelift!! Years I've waited!! Haha I'll be back for advice soon lol!!

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Re: please help! Strut Tops.

Post by CitroJim » 23 Apr 2018, 05:44

Good to see you again Taffy! Welcome back :D

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Re: please help! Strut Tops.

Post by 1080 » 03 May 2018, 20:57

Hello, I sold two new ones last week. I have been looking at some of the devices to prevent the damage and have been wondering about using seat belt webbing and the normal strut mounting bolts?
A standard safety-belt has a tensile strength of around 3,000 Kg. I have also seen complete cars being carried using a single seat belt webbing. When I make some, I'll post some photos on this post, if that's allowed. Or do I need to start a new post?
Also, I have just located four new ones (normal pipe fitting 2 x LH 2 x RH) about fifty miles from here. Since looking at the actual photos of the destruction that strut top failure causes, I'm going to buy a couple for my latest 37,000 Xantia. It's spent a lot of it's life either garaged, or in a Citroen Dealership's showroom, so I thought I'd be OK. Just going to be sure :-)
Anyway, I am going on Saturday to get two of them. Details on stuff for sale bit if anyone wants me to collect the remaining two for them.

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Re: please help! Strut Tops.

Post by zs&tas » 12 Aug 2018, 21:53

Can anyone post up picks of failing strut tops on the car ? For ref , thanks. In the engine bay mine look ok ?

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Re: please help! Strut Tops.

Post by xantia_v6 » 13 Aug 2018, 07:19

zs&tas wrote:
12 Aug 2018, 21:53
Can anyone post up picks of failing strut tops on the car ? For ref , thanks. In the engine bay mine look ok ?


Have you read this Another "speared" Xantia strut top...Check YOURS! ?

Generally you need to look from underneath to assess their condition for rust, rubber failures are harder to detect, but if one sphere is sitting higher than the other, then that is a bad sign.