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

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Post by Citroening »

...possibly looks like it's breaking sharply, and also going down a slope too.

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Should it not stay more level than that when braking, and braking sharply round a corner? Maybe there is a road undulation that we can't see ...

Hmmm, red:

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Sorry Steve, we're taking over your blogs thread with pictures :roll:

I notice with age the C6s ears are growing .... new C6s have different mirrors.

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...I think it's down to it going down that slope and a bit due to the camera angle too.

Sorry Chris, but Black = Best! 8-)

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I think colours for C6s are going to be the same was as colours for XMs now. Buy whatever you can, you can't choose colour!

However, I'd like grey to match my series 1 XM or the Mauritius blue that was available early on as well. The red is Ok, but a darker red would be better, and the red would have to have cream leather; which I don't like because of the stupid cream steering wheel.

The nice Tobacco coloured Alezan leather would be good too. Harking nicely back to CX prestiges.

But black and cow s**t don't match so a black one won't be for me!

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Im not keen on black cars, the C6 looks ok though, sets the chrome off nicely.

Well you can have your pick of C6 colours now, as there are plenty available with the same spec and similar mileage. Obviously condition is what a car should be bought on.

As they get on in age and become harder to get hold of then colour will be the last thing on your mind.

If i had my choice i would have the red, nice and bright, quite a classy colour which suits the cars shape in my opinion and you rarely see a C6 in red.

I have seen a red C6 with black leather, thats what id go for.

The oddly coloured leather in new C6s is quite nice actually, i like it.

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Post by Trainman »

Citroenmad wrote:Sorry Steve, we're taking over your blogs thread with pictures :roll:
Chris, It's fine, Personally I think Storm Grey is a cracking colour, but then I am biased :wink: I actually wanted a blue one with the cream Leather, but I could find an affordable one at the time. In some ways, I'm glad because if I had, then I wouldn't have one of the very earliest ones, bit of a 'double edged sword' really.

As for red, NO CHANCE, me and red cars just don't gel. I've had 3 a BX19RD, which was written off parked at the side of the road when I wasn't in it, a Xsara II in which I sneezed and bumped (£1,000 worth of damage) and my C5II which I scrapped putting in the garage, and then somebody drove into when it was parked up.......... I AM NOT HAVING ANOTHER which is a shame because I loved the red metallic, I just think their my nemesis now :?

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I always thought green was the unlucky colour for cars ...

Your right though, the grey on a C6 is very nice. I saw a blue one at a motorshow when they first appeared in the UK. It looked stunning under the bright lights, with its metallic gleaming and the cream leather looking stunning.

My cars have all been some shade of grey, either silvers, greys, silvery blues or blacks. Needs some colour at some point!

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Mileage: 83528

New tyres fitted yesterday, having a look through the old documents at the one's I had fitted on the front last year revealled a plesant surprise, I have actually covered 17.328 miles on them :shock: :o

I stripped the front end down this morning to see if there was an 'easy fix' for the LDS leak and, yes, you've guessed......NO CHANCE. This was the sight that greeted me after removing the wheel arch

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A close up of the union looked like the cause,

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but after cleaning it I'm not to sure, I actually think it could be this metal to rubber pipe,


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but I can't get at it without disconnecting the LDS tank and necessary pipework, so I may have to send it in to the dealer for that.

Oh woe is me..... :roll: :roll: :roll:

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83k :shock:

Must be the highest C6 in the uk! :wink:

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citroenxm wrote:83k :shock:

Must be the highest C5 in the uk! :wink:

Paul

Paul,

I have have serious concern's about your eyesiight, On the drive is a C6 :roll: :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Post by citroenxm »

Sorry Steve, I dont follow... you... you have put 83528 which makes 83k miles...

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Post by Trainman »

Yeah, but I drive a C6 not a C5

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DOH! I missed a key... I meant 6, error corrected now....

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but I can't get at it without disconnecting the LDS tank and necessary pipework, so I may have to send it in to the dealer for that.
Isn't it all C5 stuff anyway? Have you a C5 Haynes manual for it? I know there was some nonsense about the system being pressurised, but we topped up my Father's C5 LDS tank as if it was a Xantia etc, and no problems were had.

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robert_e_smart wrote:
but I can't get at it without disconnecting the LDS tank and necessary pipework, so I may have to send it in to the dealer for that.
Isn't it all C5 stuff anyway? Have you a C5 Haynes manual for it? I know there was some nonsense about the system being pressurised, but we topped up my Father's C5 LDS tank as if it was a Xantia etc, and no problems were had.
Same here. Bought some at the Wetherby meet a year ago and just chucked it in.
Not very wise possibly but no ill effects observed (not with that anyway)