C6 - The adventure continues........in blue

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Post by KP »

Cheers Steve,

sorry for not replying sooner but had to dig a little to find what i had seen before.

From what i have seen they aren't able to commison customer bearings for the crank :(

High milage is 100k+ from the posts i recall.

http://www.disco3.co.uk/forum/topic55170.html

Its possible the extra standard weight is killing it off as even pulling off from the lights extra grunt is being pushed through the units compared to a C6/5 or Jag with the same unit. they will also have more drag just in normal running as well as the disco's are fulltime 4x4...

The post above seems to indicate its a well known issue so i think its maybe a design flaw but it does worry me a little for future purchasers and for our beloved double chevron'd vehicles could fail at a higher milage.

Maybe also playing into the fact is that C6's are not as 'stressed' on a regular basis compared to an LR vehicle which does need a good welly to get it to shift sometimes... just look at my avg mpg over 1600 miles in over a week, 25.6....
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Post by Trainman »

Will,

I think your right, The bearings do seem to be a problem, but as you say given the extra weight of the Disco compared to a C5 or C6, I not sure that there will be to much of an issue the high mileage............. :? only time will tell, watch this space as they say......... :?


Changing the subject, I finally got round to replacing the front brakes and disc's yesterday. Are you all sitting down............. 1 1/2 to do both sides, no winding back pistons, no special tools, talk about plesantly surprised :shock: :shock: :shock:

wheel off, disconnect pad wires (what wires ?) prise pads back a bit, undo and remove 2 bolts to remove the brake caliper, PUSH the pistons back into the caliper, remove pads and shims, undo and remove 2 bolts from the brake caliper mount (you can get away with just removing the top one and loosing the bottom so the the bracket swings down) undo 2 torque screws on the disc and change the disc. refitting is exactly the reverse.

Once it warms up this morning, she'll be getting a wash and polish, first polish of the new year and severely needed.
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Well what can I say, not got round to trying the car polisher yet, everytime I've thought about it, either the sun's come out or it's been raining, Shopping around for tyres at the moment and you can imagine how much fun that is........

Looking at buying a towbar as well, ready for next year so that I can drag dads caravan to Harrogate, reminds me I must sort that out as well....

The chip I had done on the windscreen has started to get worse, so that's looking like a new screen as well, Had a strange 'turn' of events this morning, been driving for a while, came to a junction to turn right, sat for a couple of minutes waiting for a gap, started turning and the steering went solid then released and has been fine since.

The steering felt as if the fluid wasn't pumping round or maybe had an air bubble, as I say been fine ever since, just felt strange I've checked the fluid and that's fine, will have to keep an eye on it.
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Post by Citroenmad »

Why is it you done have to wind the pistons back in the front calipers on the C6? Does the handbrake work on the rear? :?

Hmm, buying tyre for a C6 is not something id cherish either, little bit on the pricey side :lol: They do seem to like to munch them too!

Odd issue with the steering, might be worth getting the PAS fluid changed if its not been refreshed within the last couple of years.
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Citroenmad wrote:Why is it you done have to wind the pistons back in the front calipers on the C6? Does the handbrake work on the rear? :?
there just the bog standard pistons on the front, and yes the handbrake is on the rear. :wink:
Citroenmad wrote:Hmm, buying tyre for a C6 is not something id cherish either, little bit on the pricey side :lol: They do seem to like to munch them too!


I put some cheap tyres on last year before the Northern rally, they've lasted 14,000 but these have been recommendedhttp://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=170466599091&ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT to me, and for the price........
Citroenmad wrote:Odd issue with the steering, might be worth getting the PAS fluid changed if its not been refreshed within the last couple of years.


It's LDS and you need a Lexia, I took it to my local indy this morning and he couldn't find anything wrong :?

*EDIT* I might be cheeky next month and ask John Wildings to have a look on the Dealer Day
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Post by Citroenmad »

Im sure i knew the C6 has a rear operated handbrake but its still a surprise :lol: Its the Peugeot in them! :roll:

Well you beat me then, I got 11K out of my last pair of C5 front tyres, not bad going to get 14 from a C6!

I can't say ive heard of Autogrip tyres before, but they are a damn site cheaper than the Michelins. £500 for the pair is scary :P

Of course it is LDS! Why didn't i say that :lol: Might be worth getting it changed though perhaps. I got my LDS changed in one of the C5s for just a little over £100 by a local Citroen indy.

Oh, the dealer day, I hope to make that. Ill see you there!
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Citroenmad wrote: Oh, the dealer day, I hope to make that. Ill see you there !
That's good, I've got a present for you, I found the original boot net off my old C5 which you can have if you want it. and I think there may be a front fog light as well.
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Post by Citroenmad »

That would be great, thanks Steve :) Ive not had a boot net in any of the C5s yet.

Ive just looked at the route across country, 100 miles through the Yorkshire dales, that'll be a nice run. Its been a while since ive been over that way.
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Post by citroenxm »

I nearly fell off my chair last night Steve....

I was browsing the Citroen "Cool Pictures" thread at the top and there was some C6 pics... My ladie saw them and said O M G WOW!! Thats Ding Dong... LOL... Id even have one instead of an Audi!! :o

she said, nice family car... so.. do us a favour, go out and buy a 3.o HDi, the road tax is HALF the 2.7 HDi lol..... :D

So, better start saving now, I guess...

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Post by Trainman »

Well what can I say? thoughts have crossed my mind about a 3.0 but wallet says hold on......

Fetch you good lady to the Northern on the saturday, unless your coming up to the dealer day at Morecambe and I'll take for a run if she wants, it's the bit about the family that made me chuckle, what would you call a mini CitroenXm???? answers on a postcard please.
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Post by citroenxm »

LOL Steve....

she has stressed an interest in comming to Wetherby in May :lol: :lol: YAY... !


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citroenxm wrote:LOL Steve....

she has stressed an interest in comming to Wetherby in May :lol: :lol: YAY... !


Paul
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Post by myglaren »

Once she has experienced a C6 you will have no peace until you buy one. Be warned! :D
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myglaren wrote:Once she has experienced a C6 you will have no peace until you buy one. Be warned! :D
and he knows, he drove mine last year at the Northern :wink:
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Post by citroenxm »

LOL - I rode in it at CXM... that was inpressive too...

Paul