Rattiva the Second...

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myglaren wrote: Was that a Froidian slip? :)
Only if you get your hand stuck up there...
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CitroJim wrote:
myglaren wrote: Was that a Froidian slip? :)
Only if you get your hand stuck up there...
Oh crickey, imagine if Malcolm reads this! :D
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You can actually see how it's made to allow a cable control option as well. Clearly PSA were thinking ahead!
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addo wrote:You can actually see how it's made to allow a cable control option as well. Clearly PSA were thinking ahead!
Had to happen at some point :)
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Huge, huge thanks to Chris570 today :D :D :D :D :D Knowing I was not quite 100% fit (much better now :D ) he popped over after work and set to. He replaced the very duff 'P' bush and the flexi hose on the LH side. Whilst he did this I baked the new ABS ring at gas mark 7 for 30 minutes or so and with the aid of a small hammer and punch it popped on a treat... No ABS light now :D :D Those replacement rings, despite my initial fears are easy to fit...

Chris also released the very tight front corner spheres using his patent 'bike rack' extension on the end of a Pleiades tool 8-) A good hammering of the bosses helped too. Once off, the sphere tester found one very flat and after replacing them with a set of nearly good non-hydractive spheres the front no longer sinks...

Bleeding the brakes we found the LHM a bit ropey. It's a lovely shade of brown :lol:

The engine mount has been replaced along with the oil filler cap and the exhaust clamp replaced, sorting out the rattly exhaust. The only noise left is a distinct whine from (I think) an auxiliary belt roller and a slightly rattly clutch release bearing...

I took her out to Tesco and back this evening and she's driving very nicely indeed. There's a bit of a rattle in the dash and half the instrument lights are out but that's minor stuff...

The RH 'P' bush is serviceable but needs changing along with the brake flexi. Then she's ready for the MOT man :D :D :D

Chris, a very big thanks for today, it really was very highly appreciated :D :D :D
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I have found in the past that a sharp tap on the top of the dash brings the lights back to life. I'm so glad she's all fit and raring to go again. Well done Chris!
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CitroJim wrote:Huge, huge thanks to Chris570 today :D :D :D :D :D Knowing I was not quite 100% fit (much better now :D ) he popped over after work and set to. He replaced the very duff 'P' bush and the flexi hose on the LH side. Whilst he did this I baked the new ABS ring at gas mark 7 for 30 minutes or so and with the aid of a small hammer and punch it popped on a treat... No ABS light now :D :D Those replacement rings, despite my initial fears are easy to fit...

Chris also released the very tight front corner spheres using his patent 'bike rack' extension on the end of a Pleiades tool 8-) A good hammering of the bosses helped too. Once off, the sphere tester found one very flat and after replacing them with a set of nearly good non-hydractive spheres the front no longer sinks...

Bleeding the brakes we found the LHM a bit ropey. It's a lovely shade of brown :lol:

The engine mount has been replaced along with the oil filler cap and the exhaust clamp replaced, sorting out the rattly exhaust. The only noise left is a distinct whine from (I think) an auxiliary belt roller and a slightly rattly clutch release bearing...

I took her out to Tesco and back this evening and she's driving very nicely indeed. There's a bit of a rattle in the dash and half the instrument lights are out but that's minor stuff...

The RH 'P' bush is serviceable but needs changing along with the brake flexi. Then she's ready for the MOT man :D :D :D

Chris, a very big thanks for today, it really was very highly appreciated :D :D :D
It was a pleasure Jim, you're more than welcome, and to be fair i did get not one but two cups of tea out of it :) Can't be bad really can it. Was nice to be doing some proper spannering on a car as my fleet appear to be behaving themselves right now.

If we'd have had an extra hour i'd have done the o/s/f wishbone and flexi too. Another day perhaps....

I know its your rat car but can we pleeeaaaaaaase change that LHM, it made my HDi sad to see its brother having such poor blood.

I'm glad we (by we i mean the FCF) have finally got you into an HDi the only downside is you'll be less familiar to the nice lady at the fuel station.
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CitroJim wrote:Those replacement rings, despite my initial fears are easy to fit...
Good news Jim - I really must get my finger out and do mine - weekend after next perhaps if the weather plays ball. Mind you, I just replaced the door lock in the Picasso last weekend - only had it in the garage for about 2 years.... :roll:

And Chris - Wishbone bushes AND flexi in an hour??? What are you taking - you can come round here and do mine anytime - that must be a worthy spectator sport :mrgreen:
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Its not hugely impressive really, i made a HUGE mistake, i let my tea get cold
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Chris570 wrote: i made a HUGE mistake, i let my tea get cold
Ahh well, that proves you're not quite in the premier league of spannering just yet Chris :wink: :lol: I NEVER let my tea get cold, however busy I am...

The RH 'P' bush and flexi are now replaced :D I'm well recovered, I've had a good day and it was a nice late afternoon/evening so I got stuck straight in as soon as I arrived home... I can't match your record Chris, it too me two hours and two cups of tea...

The RH 'P' bush was not quite as bad as the LH one but it too was in two parts... The angel grinder was essential to help drive off the old inner sleeve.

Here they are. LH on the LH side...

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As a bonus, and something Chris pointed out, I determined for sure the boost leak is occurring on the short stub pipe between the turbo and the plastic hose that runs under the engine. I can see the beginnings of a split in it and as the undertray is currently off I can hear a whoosh like a gust of wind when the throttle is well pressed. I shall order a new one from Citroen tomorrow...

So that's it, she's ready for her MOT now...

That's not the end, still plenty of fettling to keep me busy for a few weekend yet!!
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Just been out for a quick test drive. That's better, steering as sweetly as a sweet thing now :D

My goodness, these HDi's are good, seriously good :D :D :D :D

Considering not all the boost is reaching its intended destination it's still powerfully grunty with a bit of go...

Wonder how much a new boost pipe will improve matters?
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Im pleased your enjoying your HDi Jim, they are super engines!

Ive driven Pauls HDi Exclusive wth a tuning chip, now that really does pull well 8-)

I have always wanted a HDI Exclusive but my efforts were dampened by bad examples and I gave up. I certainly wouldnt mind one as a winter car, heated seats, diesel pre-heater, excellent!
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Fortunately that sleeve is <£9! >3k rpm is rarely needed in the HDi 110 - there's plenty to play with below that. When they're really impressive is when loaded up - even with several 00 kg of building materials in the back you don't really notice it - it just grunts and pulls.
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She's passed her MOT with just a little play in one drop link to spoil a clean sheet :-D :-D :-D

These new MOT certificates look a bit cheap :roll:

The whining noise is the alternator... I slipped off the auxiliary belt to check and a stethoscope (big screwdriver) also helped confirm it...

One turbo pipe had a small split in it. Temporarily repaired with a bicycle patch :lol:

Next up, new drop links, new tyres and some road tax.

I'm already enjoying the economy :-D
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Good work on the MOT Jim - the later drop links seem to last better - mine is still on its originals at 120k - the OS one is pretty noisy mind!. The alternator is a bit of a game, but you can have it out in 1/2 hour probably HDi alternator - see the bottom posts If it's a Bosch the bearings can be replaced - the rear one is easy enough, but the front one is very close to the fan, and there's not much room around it, so you will need to make a puller or weld some wings on the bearing to pull it off. It's a socking great 150A jobbie on HDi's with AC - so exchange units are not cheap!