Well the alignment so far seems to have been worth it.
Time will tell i suppose.
Anyway as well as washing i gave the car some time with another new toy. A clay mitt!
Seems to have improved the bodywork no end when you run your fingers over it.
Also spent some time with WD40 and kitchen roll on the bottom door halfs getting the tar spots off them.
Soaped the car down quickly and then hosed it off. Got rid of most of the moss but there are still lingering bits but as the bodywork is done i think i'll let Vince enjoy that part of the bodywork
Next is the radio needs looking at then the inside cleaning so will go have a nose over the radio bits now.
Bad news is that i have found an annoying fault that is going to be a right PITA to fix and likely require a new part
and a rare if still stocked one!
The activa roll control system at the front needs new rubber guides. These are still stocked but the worst part is the actual drivers side control arm is loose at the sensor/corrector end in the middle of the subframe
it moves about 1-2mm and the other side is as i'd expect and doesnt move at all. It looks like its riveted on as well so doubt it can be repaired.
Otherwise the system appears to have no leaks and just needs new rear spheres both corners and centre at some point as its quite hard on the move so needs sorting.
Also i found that the oil breather pipe that dumps into the suction side of the inlet tract was tie wrapped out of the way for a reason... The injector wiring was resting and rubbing against it.
Both 3&4 injector connector cables are a bit poo looking as they have broken the rubber boots and just the wires(still in sheaths) are there so thats something i'd like to fix right. Temp fix has been to turn the injector so the plug receiver points towards the back of the engine bay as they should do.
Anyway tomorrows call to citroen will be for the active roll control rubber bushes (called 2 GUIDE SET 527630 £15.31) and a correct Dipstick(not me!!) 117422 (£9.84)