what have i done!

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what have i done!

Post by citroen7 »

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll? ... 0296835990
put a bid on this as a bit of a joke thinking i was bound to be outbid :(
i am assuming the problem is a sticky rear height corrector but i am happy to be corrected

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Post by jgra1 »

I have done that so many times :)

usually late at night after some wine :twisted:

I cant see ebay at work so cant comment on the car though .... :shock:

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Post by Evodad »

If the suspension's "hard & bouncy", sounds like a classic case of replacement spheres required.

Cheap as chips (almost) & easy to do with the right sphere removal tool.

You just have to remember to have the suspenson on full height to crack the thread before you de-pressurise to change the spheres.

Did mine & oh what a difference.

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Roy.

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Post by Tourist »

You accidentally bought a car ... lol :lol:

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Post by newmezuk04 »

Ah the veno, one of the best excuses used by most :wink:

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Post by vince »

Apart from the abs light being on £130 for a 98 Xantia cant be bad. You can break it and get more than that.

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Post by AndersDK »

I'd be happy to pay you out - if car parked at Esbjerg ferry harbour ...

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Re: what have i done!

Post by red_dwarfers »

citroen7 wrote:http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll? ... 0296835990
put a bid on this as a bit of a joke thinking i was bound to be outbid :(
i am assuming the problem is a sticky rear height corrector but i am happy to be corrected
I :lol: at the bit in bold

Oh dear...could be a nice little project though? I would say height corrector, does look to be rather high. Shouldn't take much to sort it out :wink:

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Post by KevMayer »

If it's got Hydractive 2 suspension then the rear could be bouncy because either the centre sphere is shot, so the rear is stuck in hard mode. Or, the diode has failed on the rear electrovalve, which also would cause the rear to stay in 'bouncy' hard mode.

Both of these issues is easy to fix.

It's a mk1 so let us know if it's got the sport mode button in front of the height adjuster (next to the handbrake). If it's got the button then it's Hydractive 2.

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Post by red_dwarfers »

KevMayer wrote:If it's got Hydractive 2 suspension then the rear could be bouncy because either the centre sphere is shot, so the rear is stuck in hard mode. Or, the diode has failed on the rear electrovalve, which also would cause the rear to stay in 'bouncy' hard mode.

Both of these issues is easy to fix.

It's a mk1 so let us know if it's got the sport mode button in front of the height adjuster (next to the handbrake). If it's got the button then it's Hydractive 2.
Don't all VSX spec models from the later era come with Climate Control and the 4030 radio?

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Post by DickieG »

Whilst there can be differences between UK and Irish specs for Xantia's if that one is to UK spec then its a SX (i.e. non Hydractive) model. A VSX came with alloys, 4030 radio and a leather wheel (which that one doesn't have), whereas an LX wouldn't have the front fogs. A/C became standard on all models in 96.

As far as what's wrong with the car it could simply be a detached plastic link to the height corrector or the corrector itself.

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Post by Peter.N. »

Although he says the spheres have been replaced I cant see that anything else could make it 'bouncy' unless the ride height is wrong and its hitting the bump stops. Even if the centre sphere is flat, it still shouldn't bounce but it will ride hard. Even if the wrong spheres have been fitted it still shouldn't bounce, sounds like one or both of the replacements have failed.

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Post by xantia_v6 »

It is almost certainly not hydroactive (the steering wheel is the best clue).
My 10p would wager that the wrong psheres have been fitted.

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Post by citronut »

in the side view it looks like the rear end has not come up to the corect level,

£150 sqid to supply and fit two rear spheres, sounds a bit extautionate

regards malcolml

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Post by citroen7 »

just spoke to the seller it would appear that quite a lot of work was done for the mot track rod ends etc . it is an sx so i am assuming that it is one of the last mk1s the intention is to pick it up sunday just got to pick up courage to tell the wife :!: as despite having a large driveway it is fast filling up and is begining to look like a scrapyard :D