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

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myglaren wrote:
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)
Hmm intresting :-k

Robert, I'm led to believe that a Lexia is needed to check the level of the LDS, also that there are a shed load of valves involved, I think the time is fast approaching when I'm going to have to invest in one..... I think the nearest one to me is Paul (CitroenXM)

Steve, I tend to agree that just putting some LDS won't do any damage, the other thought is that the steering issue hasn't raised it's head again. I'm off to the CCC dealer meet next weekend, I think I'll have a word there, they are a C6 specialist so may have some 'tips'

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Post by citroenxm »

Steve. Yur more then mosr welcome to come over for a lexia session. !

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Post by robert_e_smart »

Hi Steve,

Here is a scan of the relevant LDS draining from the C5 Haynes manual. Its too recent I guess to find a full PDF of it yet.

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Are these new systems much different from the traditional LHM systems? Electronic pump, closed circuits vs mechanical pump in a closed circuit.

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citroenxm wrote:Steve. Yur more then mosr welcome to come over for a lexia session. !
Thanks buddy, I appreciate it :wink: I'll see what happens this week, then I'll drop you a PM.

Robert, I do have a couple of PDF's, (I got them from the C6owners) both of them say a Lexia is required to check the level and to depressurise the system. I really need to have a proper look, and see what I can do.

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Post by robert_e_smart »

a Lexia is required to check the level and to depressurise the system.
Thats a nuisance, clone Lexias aren't all that dear now. I haven't had to get one yet, so will resist as long as possible.

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Post by KevMayer »

In my info on the C6 I have the following:-

'2. Checking and topping up the LDS fluid

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Remove the cap from the LDS (1) fluid reservoir.

Connect the diagnostic tool [1] or [2] (1 is a Lexia 2 is a Proxia) to the vehicle's diagnostic socket .

Perform a global test .

Start communication with the suspension ECU .

Go into the menu " Depressurising " .

Follow the instructions displayed on the screen .

N.B. : The depressurisation operation takes around 3 minutes .

Wait for the end of the depressurisation procedure .

The level of LDS fluid should be between the minimum mark "b" and the maximum mark "a" . ( the picture of the reservoir shows a max 'a' and min 'b' mark )

If necessary add LDS fluid up to the maximum level " a " .

Refit the cap of the LDS fluid reservoir, once you have lowered the vehicle .

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Post by Trainman »

That's what i`ve got as well, Kev

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Been talking to my dad about this today, and he suggests it's a return pipe as there's not a lot of fluid comimg out, he seems to think, the the pipe has worked lose and needs to be retightened, I'll have another look this week

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Post by Citroenmad »

Good to meet you again today Steve, thanks again for that boot net. :D It came in very handy on the way home to restrain the bottles of oil I had bought :lol:

Your C6 is looking well 8-)

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Citroenmad wrote:Good to meet you again today Steve, thanks again for that boot net. :D It came in very handy on the way home to restrain the bottles of oil I had bought :lol:
No Probs Chris, It was a pleasure to meet you again and so many other's :D

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Post by Trainman »

Been a busy week so far, got the polisher out and did my car the other day, then took it upto the new tourist attraction 'MADE IN LEYLAND'


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Yesterday, I spent the day, Polishing sarah's Corsa, which I have to say, takes a DAMN sight less time and effort, I even repainted the wheel trims, something that has been bugging me for ages.

Today, I've sripped the wheelarch down to repair the LDS leak, I'd already done it once and figured out that the 'Jubilee Clip' was dodgy, well it was only one of those push together things.


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I've now replaced this with a proper 'Jubilee Clip' so we'll see how that goe's, I need to get the LDS topped up, but I need the uses of a Lexia to do that, so a day out in welsh Wales may be in the offing...... :wink:

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Citroenmad wrote: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.
Get your wallet out Chris, this one is coming up for sale:


When I'm next back in the UK, my C6 will be available for sale. This is just a little advance notice, in case anyone is interested. The full specification is below and includes every option bar the sunroof. Note that, since the car is registered a few days before the high-emission VED cut-off date, the cost is £245 for 12 months, rather than £425 for most other C6s.

The car will be sold with a full MoT plus VED to August 2011. I have both keys, two CD changer magazines, all the 2010/11 navigation CDs for Europe, the original handbook and manuals, plus history, old MoTs and the fully stamped service history book. All factory recalls have been performed and the car is HPI clear.

I'm looking for £9,995. If anyone is interested, contact me by e-mail or personal message.

2006 (06) Citroen C6 2.7 HDi V6 Exclusive
207 PS Diesel with full Exclusive specification
ex-Citroen UK + 1 previous owner
45,000 miles
Full Dealer Service History
Deep Red Pearlescent Exterior
Full black leather interior
6 Speed Automatic gearbox with Tiptronic function and sports/snow modes
Hydractive III Suspension
Full Colour Screen Satellite Navigation plus 2010/11 Europe CDs
Dual Zone Climate Control
Electric, heated front & rear seats
Lounge Pack (TGV-style electric, heated rear seats)
JBL Stereo with 6 CD changer
Mokunto Wood trim
Front & rear parking sensors with visual display
Tyre pressure sensors
Electric, auto-foldback & heated mirrors
Directional Bi- Xenon Headlamps
Cruise Control & Speed Limiter
GSM telephone SIM card slot
Switchable suspension (Normal/Sports)
18" alloy wheels
Active rear spoiler

Pictures are available http://c6owners.org/plugins/forum/forum ... c.php?4396

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Mileage 85,058 and to be honest, not much to report, the LDS leak seems to be sorted, and the level was topped up, with a quick check, this is a quote from another C6 owner
I was trying figure out what the LDWS connectors were all about. Duh, Lane Depature Warning System: mine doesn't have it so one less bot to disconnect.

The Citroen mechanic had a look at it this morning: I asked him how "they" checked the fluid level for C5s and C6s and the answer was surprisingly simple.

Lower car (without depressurising) and the fluid level should be awash with the bottom of the filler "cone".

i.e some fluid should be level at the bottom of the flat surface just below the cap
I'll manage with this until I can get it sorted properly with a Lexia
Trainman wrote: 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 :?
I was trawling through some old disc's the other day and found these of my old C5 after having just be bumped when I wasn't in it.


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Just a light scratch, Thankfully the other driver was insured and it was all sorted.

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Post by Citroenmad »

Ouch, that looks a bit painful for it!

I bet that was a costly repair, those headlights alone are not cheap.

Ah, car colour has little to do with things, you were just unlucky :lol:

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Citroenmad wrote:Ouch, that looks a bit painful for it!

I bet that was a costly repair, those headlights alone are not cheap.

Ah, car colour has little to do with things, you were just unlucky :lol:
Chris, the word is 'JINXED'

Red BX - Written off when I wasn't in it.

Red Xsara - NSF Damaged when I sneezed and bumped into a metal fire escape.

Red C5 - Bumped when it was parked up.

I'm staying well away................ :roll: