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Well bad news is that Citroen no longer do the V6 Caliper repair kits and nowhere has stock of them. Brakesint called back and said their supplier doesnt have any and wont make any without an order of 50 or something silly.

I have found an ebay supplier who has stock. They say they will fit the following varients;

1998 >
CT Turbo(ala Activa)
2.1 TD
V6
But only for after 98 models so im guessing citroen went to a standard caliper for those lumps. they also say the piston is 60mm so when I pick the calipers up i can measure and check as the kit is £26 which isnt too bad for both front calipers mind...

Will check first and then order up.
Going to ask the parts guy tomorrow if he can check what xantia bits they have in stock as if they have a list and reduce prices i'll post them up once ive got some goodies from it if there are any but it could help a few members :)

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Only later S2 Activas had the big brakes Will.. All V6, HDi and I think 2.1TD had them always...

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something to think about for more people then as the cars get older getting hold of the caliper kits will be harder...

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Hopefully the caliper re-manufacturers like Biggred will step in and provide Will. I've heard of them rebuilding all kinds of odd and exotic stuff..

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Will, if you've any braking thoughts upgrade to the V6 set up. It is much much better than the 283 Bendix rubbish.

I did the change on mine almost instantly after buying it and I don't regret it at all.

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Chris570 wrote:Will, if you've any braking thoughts upgrade to the V6 set up. It is much much better than the 283 Bendix rubbish.

I did the change on mine almost instantly after buying it and I don't regret it at all.
I completely agree Chris. The standard small Activa brakes are marginal at best...

A very good upgrade.

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I've got a pair of the Bosch calipers and yokes taken off my HDi up for grabs. Were working fine when I took them off :lol:

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Thanks for the offer Richard but I've got some v6 ones coming this week from the breaker v6 I had last year :)

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Well she's back to a no boost engine :(

Not sure if the waste gate actuator has now totally failed but the eml light was on when I went to take her for a quick spin earlier. Initial checks showed the dodgey airbox outlet make so pipe had come adrift so that was reseated and the wastegate actuator had a quick wd40 squirt in it and disconnect while I checked the other pipes I could see and made sure there was some lol in it which isn't easy with a duff dipstick.

So unless anyone has a good spare or can see of they are used on other vehicles it's gonna be a pita sorting :(

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You know the V6 conversion makes sense!

No silly problems such as boost leaks or the likes and a much smoother, quieter, generally nicer engine!!

David.

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superloopy wrote:
DHallworth wrote:You know the V6 conversion makes sense!

No silly problems such as boost leaks or the likes and a much smoother, quieter, generally nicer engine!!

David.
:zzz: :zzz: :zzz: :wink:
He's right though Mike...

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Well I've pulled the trigger and bought a brand new electrovalve unit. nowhere had them in stock in the country so no chance to negotiate a discount but sure I can secure some.

The old one will come off and i'll compare the resistance on it to the new one as if its just a failed actuator module then its possible it could be repaired by someone good with electrical stuff ;)

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Gosh :shock: How much did one of those set you back Will?

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I think it's on there for £65 or there abouts :( though hope to get some discount on that and maybe you can repair the old ones if I give the stats of a brand new one over to you :)

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Very happy to have a go at fixing them Will :-D