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DickieG wrote: Re droplinks, ECP sell Lemforder ones.
That's odd. I looked and they don't list any drop links at all for the late Xantias, the ones with a right-angle balljoint on each end...

Perhaps I was looking in the wrong place on their website :?

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must have been :) don't always go by the pic though, GSF also do Lemforder, its where i got mine from

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addo wrote:Xac, I use those tyres religiously on the 405Mi16. Short life due to softness, but very good grip on poor to average bitumen.

Most reviews that recommended them were from cars that are somewhat powerful so it's good to hear they've got good grip.
At £125 fully fitted for a pair they're the best reviewed cheap tires I could find in short notice

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CitroJim wrote:
DickieG wrote: Re droplinks, ECP sell Lemforder ones.
That's odd. I looked and they don't list any drop links at all for the late Xantias, the ones with a right-angle balljoint on each end...

Perhaps I was looking in the wrong place on their website :?
Enter your car reg, click on suspension then anti-roll bar components part number 600735215 @ £28.74.

Be mindful that early and late drop links look the same but the late ones have a larger thread size, now why do I know that? Well if anyone wants a pair of genuine Citroen early drop links give me a shout :roll: :lol:
Chris570 wrote:must have been :) don't always go by the pic though, GSF also do Lemforder, its where i got mine from
I enquired with GSF a couple of weeks ago about Lemforder track rod ends but the Heathrow branch told me they didn't sell sell them any more, they also aren't listed on their website. I've just had a go at finding Lemforder drop links on their website but ended up in a deep muddy pond again, what a waste of time that website is, I don't think I've bought a thing from GSF since they redesigned their website.

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DickieG wrote:
CitroJim wrote:
DickieG wrote: Re droplinks, ECP sell Lemforder ones.
That's odd. I looked and they don't list any drop links at all for the late Xantias, the ones with a right-angle balljoint on each end...

Perhaps I was looking in the wrong place on their website :?
Enter your car reg, click on suspension then anti-roll bar components part number 600735215 @ £28.74.

Be mindful that early and late drop links look the same but the late ones have a larger thread size, now why do I know that? Well if anyone wants a pair of genuine Citroën early drop links give me a shout :roll: :lol:
Chris570 wrote:must have been :) don't always go by the pic though, GSF also do Lemforder, its where i got mine from
I enquired with GSF a couple of weeks ago about Lemforder track rod ends but the Heathrow branch told me they didn't sell sell them any more, they also aren't listed on their website. I've just had a go at finding Lemforder drop links on their website but ended up in a deep muddy pond again, what a waste of time that website is, I don't think I've bought a thing from GSF since they redesigned their website.
I've not bothered with their website since they buggered around with it. It was a few months ago but i went to my local branch, always a lot easier i've found.
Generally i just deal with ECP now

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Worth looking on the box to see where your Lemförders are now made. I've very much formed the opinion they are like Valeo - plants all over the shop and quality that runs the gauntlet as a consequence. I have here, German balljoints, Chinese and Spanish track rod ends - all in the blue boxes... If Asian is good enough, buy the Taiwanese ones direct!

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DickieG wrote: Enter your car reg, click on suspension then anti-roll bar components part number 600735215 @ £28.74.
last time I looked I forgot to press the "Show All" button to reveal the previously hidden Anti-Roll bar components... Doh #-o

Now all is clear!

I agree about GSF. Just can't be bothered with them now...

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CitroJim wrote:
robert_e_smart wrote:Sunteks! Nice!
Really????

Not as bad as the front tyres on my V6. They're called 'Fate' :roll:
My Activa had some 'Triangle' tyres ( :lol: ) when I destroyed it :(

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Dommo wrote: My Activa had some 'Triangle' tyres ( :lol: ) when I destroyed it :(
Isosceles or equilateral?

They must have been fun to balance......

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New alternator fitted :-D Silence...

Richard, your guide on how to replace an HDi alternator was absolutely spot-on :-D :-D :-D Saved me hours of work...

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Pleased to be of assistance Jim - when I stripped out the NBG replacement alternator it only took about 15 minutes - it's no so hard as it looks, at least there is *just* enough room to get it past the pipes without having to disturb them.

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RichardW wrote: there is *just* enough room to get it past the pipes without having to disturb them.
Just enough room it is indeed Richard, I reckon it's in 'fag paper' clearance territory :lol: Another design triumph from PSA - they clearly thought about it when shaping the PAS pipe!

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I popped off the back wheels to look at the brakes and found on the N/S the caliper is indeed sitting at a jaunty angle..

A dose of Plus Gas and care saw the caliper bolts moving at their heads but with no corresponding movement on the threads poking out of the back of the trailing arm :( Wisdom suggested that this was not a good omen and another time would be better...

I've ordered a new set of bolts from the Stealer (£16 for four :shock: ) before attempting the job again...

Fitted the new drop links today - they arrived on Sunday via Royal Mail - most odd..

All is now quiet in the suspension department and it was a nice easy job for a change although a hacksaw was needed on the N/S one....

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A dose of Plus Gas and care saw the caliper bolts moving at their heads but with no corresponding movement on the threads poking out of the back of the trailing arm
On C5s Citroen used thread lock the whole way along the length of the bolts that attach the rear caliper to the trailing arm. They also suffer the usual corrosion between the arm and caliper, so much for progress!

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robert_e_smart wrote:
A dose of Plus Gas and care saw the caliper bolts moving at their heads but with no corresponding movement on the threads poking out of the back of the trailing arm
On C5s Citroën used thread lock the whole way along the length of the bolts that attach the rear caliper to the trailing arm. They also suffer the usual corrosion between the arm and caliper, so much for progress!
It's bloody diabolical that!
Wouldn't you think they would have learned - especially about the electrochemical corrosion.

Is it the same for Peugeots?