please help! Strut Tops.

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Re: please help!!!

Post by taffy » 02 Mar 2013, 20:40

oh i missed out there was an olive on the end of the pipe also....yes the engineer took all the sizes from the feed pipe including the depth and yes the pipe end was drilled to match

thanks for your help!

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Re: please help!!!

Post by citroenxm » 02 Mar 2013, 20:48

Fantastic stuff...

This should be STUCK at the TOP its a VERY imformative topic, especially with getting the Standard Stop drilled and tapped to Hydractive size !!

Nice One!

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Re: please help!!!

Post by taffy » 02 Mar 2013, 20:50

thanks mate and thanks for ur priceless help!
ive put a supersticky and linked it to here

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Re: please help!!!

Post by CitroJim » 03 Mar 2013, 09:35

By gosh those old tops were bad...

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Re: please help!!!

Post by citroenxm » 03 Mar 2013, 09:38

Jim can we sticky this there's some usefully info for drilling and tapping and usefully piccies too...

i would if it was club xm it was on.. but cant on here.. :-D

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Re: please help!!!

Post by taffy » 03 Mar 2013, 13:31

CitroJim wrote:By gosh those old tops were bad...
many thanks for your help also jim :)

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Re: please help!!!

Post by taffy » 03 Mar 2013, 13:36

citroenxm wrote:Jim can we sticky this there's some usefully info for drilling and tapping and usefully piccies too...

i would if it was club xm it was on.. but cant on here.. :-D
ive put a sticky but i havent done a very good job...if i can send either of you the pics i would be very happy for you to do it in your experienced way...just tell me what to do and il do it :)

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Re: please help! Strut Tops.

Post by taffy » 03 Mar 2013, 13:42

yeah well done thats what i should have put in first place! thanks guys :)

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Re: please help! Strut Tops.

Post by citroenxm » 03 Mar 2013, 15:11

Its done taffy .. nothing else to do...

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Re: please help! Strut Tops.

Post by taffy » 03 Mar 2013, 15:25

citroenxm wrote:Its done taffy .. nothing else to do...
well done mate

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Re: please help!!!

Post by CitroJim » 03 Mar 2013, 16:27

taffy wrote:
citroenxm wrote:Jim can we sticky this there's some usefully info for drilling and tapping and usefully piccies too...

i would if it was club xm it was on.. but cant on here.. :-D
ive put a sticky but i havent done a very good job...if i can send either of you the pics i would be very happy for you to do it in your experienced way...just tell me what to do and il do it :)
Looks fine to me taffy :-D

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Re: please help!!!

Post by taffy » 03 Mar 2013, 16:32

CitroJim wrote:
taffy wrote:
citroenxm wrote:Jim can we sticky this there's some usefully info for drilling and tapping and usefully piccies too...

i would if it was club xm it was on.. but cant on here.. :-D
ive put a sticky but i havent done a very good job...if i can send either of you the pics i would be very happy for you to do it in your experienced way...just tell me what to do and il do it :)
Looks fine to me taffy :-D
good :) i got so many jobs to do on my car id love to share the pics on here for others as its helped me so much

pretty addictive this place lol!

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Re: please help! Strut Tops.

Post by Old-Guy » 04 Mar 2013, 15:11

Karolis Galinis Innovative company (elastomer.eu) replied promptly to my e-mail last week:

"You should send your old Citroen Xantia strut mounts (tops) to us, we will renovate and send them back to you. Repair costs 75 EUR + VAT(21%) for a unit. Two strut mounts will cost 140 EUR + VAT. Four strut mounts 270 EUR + VAT. Six strut mounts 400 EUR + VAT. Repair will take 5 working days. Shipping with tracking number Kaunas, Lithuania > UK, 2 strut mounts will cost 37 EUR + VAT; 4 strut mounts 47 EUR + VAT; 6 strut mounts 50 EUR + VAT. Shipping will take 5 working days.

We also have strut mounts with 17mm central hole hydractive (large feed pipe ~10mm diameter) and also non-hydractive (small pipe ~4mm diameter) already renovated and ready for sale for 100 EUR + VAT + shipping for a unit."

Please can any forum member vouch for them and how did they arrange payment .

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Re: please help! Strut Tops.

Post by taffy » 04 Mar 2013, 16:15

hi mate

ive also spoken to them and thats what theyve said to me which for an uprated strut top is cheeper then citroen were selling them!
ive seen a few ppl comment on here who have delt with them and have given them excellant reveiws!
im going to purchase two myself wen im flush
you will just have to check which strut top you need
if you tell us what car you have the guys on here will deffo be able to tell you
about payment they sent me a link to a money transfer site which i had a quick peek at and looked cosha
im sure someone else will be along shortly to clarify all this
well done for getting it sorted!
i see ur not far from me either!

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Re: please help! Strut Tops.

Post by taffy » 04 Mar 2013, 16:17

tbh i dont see many xants around now less and less of them!
i feel proud driving mine!