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Xantianut wrote:
08 Aug 2017, 11:06
I've passed!!!!!



Excellent news :D Utterly delighted =D>

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Yippeeeee!

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Tres bon, mon ami!!

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Hello, friends.

Papa is thinking.

My clutch will not last forever (it's going well though!!) so is there a way to tell if I have a solid flywheel or one of those horrid DMF thingies? He reckons the only wat to tell will be to remove my clutch and he does not intend doing that for a while yet. Can't say as I blame him.....

Anyway, can you tell them apart with the little inspection plate removed and, if so, how?

I also seem to have a slight leak of hydraulic oil down the back of my engine. Is this likely to be from my clutch cylinder? I have told the old fool he needs to jetwash down the back of my powerful engine and he will be able to see more easily but you know what he's like! He is a Yorkshireman and as tight as they come. I should know, I lived in Dewsbury, his home town no less, for a bit! Oh, and he had a Jewish grandma.

He says it's great because he can tell Jewish jokes. I wish he wouldn't but then I've heard them so many times!!!!

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My 2002 110 HDi SX certainly had a DMF as does the current 2003 one.
Pretty sure they all did.

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Post up the last 8 digits of the VIN and I'll check on service.citroen.

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Re: Life on the edge - the diary of a C5.

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Ay up!

AFAIK she SHOULD have a DMF but I was wondering if it had been changed at some point, I'll grab the V5.....

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Hello, Friends!

I have been incommunicado since Monday. When Papa tried to start me after stopping off at the Co-Op my battery failed completely. It did not even have enough power to work my central locking. This surprised us both, even if Papa did initially think my starter had jammed and was shorting so started belting me with his walking stick! Then he tried my sidelights and....... nothing. So he called Green Flag.

At least the nice chap who came out was able to get me going again which saved me the shame of being brought home on the back of a wrecker. So embarrassing!! Been a while since I was on one of those, before my current Papa adopted me in fact! Papa was very careful not to stall my powerful engine because he would not have been able to start me again if he had!

The nice man from Yodel came earlier, struggling under the weight of a large box which had my new battery inside. 5 minutes for Papa to fit the thing and another few minutes for me to realise it was my key he was using! Still, all sorted now and I can chat again.

The firm who supplied my battery are based in Abergele and are called Tayna Batteries and their website is:

https://www.tayna.co.uk

Try them, Papa says they are good! And they re on the Bay of Evil. That's where he got mine from for a mere £50 delivered next day.

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Good to hear all is well again :)

Sudden battery failure seems to be getting to norm now... Once upon a time batteries gave loads of prior warning of their impending failure but no longer it seems. Not good.

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Otterchops, you might want to suggest to Papa that he goes through the battery replacement routine with you, just to make sure no gremlins snuck in when your old battery was sick. While the C5s have nice strong engines, their electronics can be upset when nasty things happen to them (such as a battery being rude and not supplying enough power when needed), and this can cause issues. The BSi reset is like getting a decent dose of proper antibiotics, and allows the electronics to be able to behave properly;

https://www.frenchcarforum.co.uk/forum/ ... 11&t=40407

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I had a quick look on that site. The cheapest I could see for mine was £79. Tell Papa he had a good deal there. In fairness I was on my phone and only had a quick look.

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Will take a look there soon, especially given the 107 is showing signs of not being long for this world...

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Hello, Friends.

I shall bring this to Papa's attention but all my systems are working properly. Be nice to have a Lexia session anyway.

Bit like a good massage for humans!

Papa has also given me a bath and pampered me with a chammy leather. And, even if I do say myself, I look divine.....

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Zelandeth wrote:
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especially given the 107 is showing signs of not being long for this world...


:shock: I hope that's a typo Zel... Surely not? What's wrong with it to warrant scrapping it? :(

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He finally noticed it was a Peugeot................:)