Fast Regulator Tick in Soft Mode (Now Solved!)

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Nice one Jim.
I can see you and Martin setting up in business together - or a collabaration at least.
Anything you two can't fix is just not fixable.
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Well done Jim

Stretching the smaller springs appears to have done the job \:D/
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Kev, I meant to say, if you want a pukka green O ring for your valve, PM me your address and I'll drop a good S/H one in the post for you.

Well, she's still good after a lengthy test drive and tomorrow she'll be going to Somerset and back...

It's good to have soft mode back and the non-hydractive corners on it make for a sublime ride :D

One thing I've noticed now is that pressure comes up quickly and it holds for quite some time now after a stop. I see the STOP light go out immediately on a start :D
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Post by Sid_the_Squid »

Very interesting thread Jim, glad you got to the bottom of it all.
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CitroJim wrote: It's good to have soft mode back and the non-hydractive corners on it make for a sublime ride :D
Jim can you explain a bit more in the difference in ride quality between the hydractive and non hydractive corner spheres on your car.

I think i need to replace the corner spheres(front and back) on my VSX and was intrigued by your comments on its sublime ride with non hydractive spheres fitted :? :?

Have a good trip tomorrow,hope things are working out ok :wink:

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admiral51 wrote:
CitroJim wrote: It's good to have soft mode back and the non-hydractive corners on it make for a sublime ride :D
Jim can you explain a bit more in the difference in ride quality between the hydractive and non hydractive corner spheres on your car.

I think I need to replace the corner spheres(front and back) on my VSX and was intrigued by your comments on its sublime ride with non hydractive spheres fitted :? :?

Have a good trip tomorrow, hope things are working out ok :wink:

Colin
I use quite a combination of sphere's on my Xantia's (all Hydractive) from standard set-up on my V6 to non Hydractive corner sphere's on my VSX to a right old mix and match on my estate.

My advice is if you want a softer ride on a Hydractive Xantia and generally drive the car gently with just one or two passengers then use non Hydractive corner sphere's and on the odd occasion where a heavier load is carried then turn the sports mode switch on to avoid excesive rebound/underdamping. If however you generally carry a heavy load or drive over undulations such as found on fenland roads then stick with the standard Hydractive set-up.
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Hi Colin, im running the same non Hydractive on the front corners of mine....the ride is much better :wink:

Jim, How long did it take to fix your valves? I need to do mine the ride quality is all over the place on the back :P
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Post by citronut »

Jim you have left a swab in that patcient,

excelent work its amazing what can be acheaved with lots of time and PERCY WHAT SIT

regards malcolm