I'll definitely be getting michelins then Chris,I'v just had a look at the website that i'll be buying them off for the green car..I don't trust garages for parts prices from past experiences...The 2 front tyres for example he charged me €70 a tyre,the same price i could have got michelins for And before when i first bought spheres for my car before i knew much about them i paid €50 a sphere x6Citroenmad wrote:Yes, cheap tyres really are awful in the rain usually, shocking how little grip they actually give. I dont get on at all with cheapies, I always replace them if they are fitted to a car I buy.
Im favoring Michelins now, they seem very well suited to Citroëns. Ive had Goodyears, Firestones, Toyos and a few cheap brands on C5s now and Michelins are by far the best tyre for grip, wear and general feel, they really improve the ride in my opinion.
I have also found this with the XM too, it suits Michelins very nicely.
Your lucky in that your Xantia tyres are a cheap size, so Michelins will be a cheap investment.
I was thinking my C5 might be sliding about in this weather, as its front Michelins are about on the markers now, but no, still plenty of grip. Ill be putting on another pair of Michelins next week though.
I also have Michies on the front of my Activa, im impressed with them actually. I was trying to get something really sticky as whats the point in having a Activa if it hasnt got the grip. But the tyre size limits tyre availability and so Toyo T1-rs etc were not in its size. So I went with my favored Michelins and they are pretty decent. Ill probably get another pair for the rear before long.
You will have a day or so's fiddling to do with the clutch and spheres
I picked some Total LHM up at the weekend, £20 for 5 litres. Also got some Total Hydraflush to go in the XM too.
I won't be doing any of the work this time I'll be leaving the car in to the only garage that i know of that deals with "old" hydraulic Citroens ...and i trust him too,he's always done a good job before.
I wouldn't dare attempt to do a clutch without having a proper garage/shed because of this bi-polar weather and so i could take my time and not make a balls of it
The only things i'll be doing are changing the front 3 spheres,oil and filter ,fuel filter, air filter and that type of rudimentary stuff