My sister's 2001 Citroen C5 Exclusive

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jamescarruthers
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My sister's 2001 Citroen C5 Exclusive

Post by jamescarruthers »

Hello all,

Just wanted to post a little update on this car as it seemed rather popular when up for sale. It has had a fair bit of work done and is now ferrying my sister and her 1 year old baby around with all their associated stuff.

She lives up in Gateshead but used it to come and visit us in Cambridgeshire this week.

It has had
  • new brake discs & pads all round,
  • new exhaust back box,
  • intercooler,
  • timing belt,
  • water pump,
  • aux. belt and pulley,
  • some de-rusting underneath at the back of the sills (brushed, Vactan, prime, top coat, underseal),
  • some new brake pipes,
  • some 2nd hand suspension pipes,
  • Sat Nav update to 2015,
  • boot struts
  • one new tyre as sadly one let go on her
  • a full service
  • new MOT with all advisories taken care of later
  • new under tray. Original was a bit loose, then I reversed it on some gravel and that was the end of it!
  • probably some other stuff but its like a big expensive blur now!
I guess I should post elsewhere about it as I think the For Sale section auto deletes (?)

It seems to have an erattic idle some times which I never noticed when I bought it but was present this week when she came to visit and I took it for a spin. She was waved off this morning with Miller's Diesel Magic in the tank as a first attempt at fixing it while I think about and ask on here.

A few little niggles, things still to fix:
  • the CD player which doesn work (coded replacement is 25GBP on eBay),
  • adding Bluetooth adapter,
  • one heated seat doesn't heat.
  • I wouldn't mind a replacement tailgate in the right colour as this one has rust under the handle.
  • Sat Nav works and directs but doesn't have visual Maps, just directions. I suspect it needs a Firmware update, not just the latest map CD
  • Tyres could do with remounting on to cleaned up wheel as they all leak a little and she didn't seem willing to inflate them, despite being given a plug in tyre inflator!
  • These are all just "nice to haves" though
Slightly bigger but very rare occurance:
It does very ocasionally jump out of gear when setting off but TBH only a few times. Maybe the linkage is worn or the engine mounts are and the engagement is slightly off as a result? Just an idea. Does anyone with experience with these cars have any better ones? It has had the conversion to solid fly wheel which actually makes it a bit snatchy when taking up drive but she'll have to live with this and drive around it! Pleiades recommended the dog-leg engine mount be changed but couldn't get one when it had a service on this trip down.

Its a pretty damned good car. I really like it and how it drives and looks. She dropped me off a Pleiades, Sawtry today to get my car before going up the A1 home. It was wafty loveliness with 4 adults, a baby and a boot full of buggy, cot, high chair and suitcases! They went on for 200 miles more.
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Re: Citroen C5 Rare Exclusive Special Edition Estate 2.2HDI Sat Nav + Massive Elec Sunroof

Post by mickthemaverick »

Hi James thanks for the update which is welcome. If you start a thread in the Blogs and Galleries section you could ask an administrator to move the posts on this thread over there and then update it as you go. I'll look forward to watching the cars development :)

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Re: Citroen C5 Rare Exclusive Special Edition Estate 2.2HDI Sat Nav + Massive Elec Sunroof

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And I thought David might like to see the pictures of her being loved and put to use!
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Re: My sister's 2001 Citroen C5 Exclusive

Post by lexi »

Love the mk1. Tough and practical. I actually think they are stylish as well