Davie's french attraction.

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Yes Jim, rear radius arm. I'm not fit just now to attempt to do it, so I'll just have to grit my teeth and pay up. The BoL says numerous citroen specialist tools needed to change bearing, and garage says the arm itself may be worn and need replacing, and won't know until they remove it. They have one thing going, the tester is a citroen man and has changed them on bx, xm, and xantia but he has not done a c5, but thinks it shouldn't really be too bad to do. Between that and both track rod ends it's no wonder that all 4 tyres that were on it were worn unevenly and it does feel a wee bit detached from the road.

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At least he knows the job Davie... I believe it's fairly similar to the Xantia...

Hope it doesn't lower the coffers too much!

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Well I'm telling the garage to do all the work. I'm not physically fit enough to even do the track rod ends. It will still end up a cheap car, although I will probably have to delay the timing belt. I still have the heater to fix. My 18" alloys are going up for sale, they may yet pay for the leather seats I crave. I'd rather run on the 16's as one tyre brand new and others all at 8mm although date stamped 2007, and they are more comfortable.

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An interesting looking C5 there Davie, not often you see them with non-standard wheels. Nice to have the optional Xenon headlights on it too and the 2.0HDi 16v engine is a great one.

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Long time no see Chris! As soon as I got into this c5 I felt at home again. It was seriously cheap so even after the broken bits are fixed it will still be cheap. I like the 18's on it I think I will put them back on and run them in the summer and the 16's in the winter. I don't really know yet. I'm intending g heading down for the national, are you going? I'd better take both sets of wheels down, I think Mark may be wanting mine for his berlingo go van! I would like to try a set of 17" resolfen alloys off a c4 vts on the c5.

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daviemck2006 wrote:Long time no see Chris! As soon as I got into this c5 I felt at home again. It was seriously cheap so even after the broken bits are fixed it will still be cheap. I like the 18's on it I think I will put them back on and run them in the summer and the 16's in the winter. I don't really know yet. I'm intending g heading down for the national, are you going? I'd better take both sets of wheels down, I think Mark may be wanting mine for his berlingo go van! I would like to try a set of 17" resolfen alloys off a c4 vts on the c5.
Yes, I don;t get on here very often now. :roll:

I did consider and look at another C5 for myself but I still drive the two we have here quite often and so gave something else a try instead.

I'll be at the National, in either a Xantia or the C15, undecided yet. So I may well see you there :)

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I put the car round to the garage as requested on Monday morning. They had ordered the bits on Thursday. However their supplier let them down and the radius arm repair kit did not arrive so I ordered one on Monday morning and bad extra for guaranteed next day delivery. It hasn't appeared two days later, the car is out of mot, it may still need the radius arm itself yet and I need Iit on Friday for my daughters wedding. To say I am now stressed is an understatement. And it's really annoying sitting in for 2 days waiting for a parcel.

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Oh gosh Davie, that's terrible :evil:

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daviemck2006 wrote:I put the car round to the garage as requested on Monday morning. They had ordered the bits on Thursday. However their supplier let them down and the radius arm repair kit did not arrive so I ordered one on Monday morning and bad extra for guaranteed next day delivery. It hasn't appeared two days later, the car is out of mot, it may still need the radius arm itself yet and I need Iit on Friday for my daughters wedding. To say I am now stressed is an understatement. And it's really annoying sitting in for 2 days waiting for a parcel.
I assume that you have been chasing up on the parts? I'll bet they said it was the fault of the courier. I wonder if your garage can help out re transportation for Friday (even though it was THEIR supplier who let them down). They could consider it as a goodwill gesture.

Anyway, good luck, and I hope that everything goes smoothly on Friday.

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Look what just arrived at 6.40 pmImage

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YEAY! :-D :-D :-D =D> =D> =D>

Ye SHALL go to the wedding in thy carriage of choice (all being well! (it will be)).

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I still have to clean it and do ribbons and flowers. What'sthe point of hiring a while BMW or merc when the brides dad has a white c5! I just hope that the radius arm itself is not knackered.

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daviemck2006 wrote:I put the car round to the garage as requested on Monday morning. They had ordered the bits on Thursday. However their supplier let them down and the radius arm repair kit did not arrive so I ordered one on Monday morning and bad extra for guaranteed next day delivery. It hasn't appeared two days later, the car is out of mot, it may still need the radius arm itself yet and I need Iit on Friday for my daughters wedding. To say I am now stressed is an understatement. And it's really annoying sitting in for 2 days waiting for a parcel.
I hope the wedding goes well Davie! I'm off to a wedding myself on Friday afternoon. Sadly mine's a 20 hour journey away. I don't think the wedding car is a C5 though. I'm not sure what it is to be honest, all I know is that I have to reverse it up the drive to pick the bride up dressed like a chauffeur so she can't see my face as she has no idea I'm going..

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That should be good fun Mike! I love surprises along that line. I'm sure we will both have a great time. This is the second time I've had a daughter get married. I hope there's nae a third time, haven't got a third daughter lol