Xantia 2.0 CT Dipstick

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Xantia 2.0 CT Dipstick

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I had found that previously that the dipstick didn't fit too well due to the top yellow part getting older, and not staying secure.

Well the other day I went to check it, and the plastic broke apart, so now I had to renew it.

I ordered one from the main stealer, and was very pleased with it, as it was now a good secure fit in the dipstick tube.

Although I saved the best bit for last, because it only cost approx £5.00.

The part no is 1174.22

Note using one from a scrap yard was not an option, as they could also have aged, and crumbled away.

So, if you have problems with your dipstick (the one in the engine bay, & not the other things, or people that spring to mind :wink:)

Then change your dipstick it was a main stealer purchase for me that was a very pleasant surprise for its good value, not something you normally get from a main stealer!

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Post by MikeT »

I think Toby_HDI will pleased to read this as his wasn't sealing properly.

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Post by Deanxm »

Already bought one, i knew it was something like £8 for the xm one so i got a tct one and your right £5, bargain, also had to get a couple of xm power steering ram boots, about £5 each too!!

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Post by robert_e_smart »

also had to get a couple of xm power steering ram boots, about £5 each too!!
You can tell you're an Activa owner now Dean! :lol:

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Post by Deanxm »

:lol: one is actualy for its intended purpose though :wink:

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Post by spider »

Although slightly off topic (and on topic) , the later TU engine's (from memory post 2001) with the all plastic dipsticks have a nasty habit of snapping off sometimes too.

The point being, again these are cheap new from the dealer. :)

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spider wrote:Although slightly off topic (and on topic) , the later TU engine's (from memory post 2001) with the all plastic dipsticks have a nasty habit of snapping off sometimes too.

The point being, again these are cheap new from the dealer. :)
Where do they break?

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Post by andmcit »

When being 'disturbed' two of mine have simply crumbled into many pieces
on the yellow handle leaving the metal dipstick itself to fend off any crap
dropping directly into the sump - thanks for the posting ACTIVE8 as I NEVER
thought it'd be worth talking to Citroen for new ones... :oops:

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Post by CitroJim »

Deanxm wrote::lol: one is actualy for its intended purpose though :wink:

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Should have got three then :wink:

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andmcit wrote:When being 'disturbed' two of mine have simply crumbled into many pieces
on the yellow handle leaving the metal dipstick itself to fend off any crap
dropping directly into the sump - thanks for the posting ACTIVE8 as I NEVER
thought it'd be worth talking to Citroen for new ones... :oops:

Andrew
Pleased to be able to help, 8-) and happy the info has been useful to you, and other forum members! 8-) :wink:

The exchange of good :idea: to answer unasked :?:

After all that's what this forum is all about ! :wink:

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Post by spider »

ACTIVE8 wrote:Where do they break?
The ones I've seen: the last couple of inches falls off :(

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Post by Clogzz »

All the yellow plastic melts, as mine was doing, until there was only the metal left.

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Post by ACTIVE8 »

Prior to having to change the dipstick, it had the habit of, with not being too secure, of coming up out of its tube.

If I had been aware of the bargain price (from the main stealer), and how much more secure a new one is in the tube, I would have been down to the main stealer sooner!