xantia 110 hdi clutch

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Re: xantia 110 hdi clutch

Post by CitroJim » 13 Apr 2013, 10:28

taffy wrote:Oh and another thing...The ride height of The car is really high will it settle in time or have I done something lol
Just at the front is it Taffy?

Likely you have disturbed something. Check the dogbone link is in place between the anti roll bar and the height corrector..

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Re: xantia 110 hdi clutch

Post by taffy » 14 Apr 2013, 13:44

ah its not goin well....my wishbone bushs have gone already i really dont get it!!! i can move the wheel so much...the old one took me hours to remove...i filled any burrs away and carefully replaced and the rubber has jus gone...is this faulty part or cheep part?

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Re: xantia 110 hdi clutch

Post by taffy » 14 Apr 2013, 14:27

ah god ive jus been reading about this and ive got the duff ebay crap ones..my tyre is trashed too...im so skint after doing all this work for nothing and i gota work everyday....so gutted

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Re: xantia 110 hdi clutch

Post by CitroJim » 14 Apr 2013, 17:25

Sorry to hear you've been the victim of duff P Bushes too Taffy... It's a real pain when they last such a short while...

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Re: xantia 110 hdi clutch

Post by taffy » 15 Apr 2013, 12:15

well im off to scrappy today to get a secondhand one 25 quid jus for now...what would you recomend i do jim...where can i source good quality ones without spending a fortune?
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Re: xantia 110 hdi clutch

Post by CitroJim » 15 Apr 2013, 12:31

The last lot I used came from AEP Taffy. I don't recall them being all that cheap though..

Always worth seeing what your local Citroen dealer will knock them out for and then you know they're genuine then...

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Re: xantia 110 hdi clutch

Post by RichardW » 15 Apr 2013, 13:00

Citroen price for the bushes is £35.75 for the rear, and £13.50 (EACH) for the front ones ie over £60 the set per side :shock: Mind you a complete arm is £183.....

£27.40 for the P bush from AEP, can't look up the GSF price as their website is broken... Note that if the height is upset, then this may well have contributed to an early demise. The most likely cause of the height being wrong is levering up the antiroll bar to get the arm back in......

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Re: xantia 110 hdi clutch

Post by Mandrake » 15 Apr 2013, 14:28

RichardW wrote:Citroen price for the bushes is £35.75 for the rear, and £13.50 (EACH) for the front ones ie over £60 the set per side :shock: Mind you a complete arm is £183.....
Around £100 less from AEP :lol: about £80 per arm including VAT:

http://www.aepdirect.com/suspension-arm ... ory_id=751" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Of course who knows how good the bushes are in the arms...they are Lemforder so probably ok, but can't be certain until trying them... There are other places doing whole arms as well. I was thinking of going the whole arm route on mine as the bushes are pretty shot on mine especially the left hand side but it didn't fail the MOT last time! (It also still drives pretty well although I do notice it in strong cross winds or on very rough surfaces)

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Re: xantia 110 hdi clutch

Post by taffy » 15 Apr 2013, 17:30

RichardW wrote:Citroen price for the bushes is £35.75 for the rear, and £13.50 (EACH) for the front ones ie over £60 the set per side :shock: Mind you a complete arm is £183.....

£27.40 for the P bush from AEP, can't look up the GSF price as their website is broken... Note that if the height is upset, then this may well have contributed to an early demise. The most likely cause of the height being wrong is levering up the antiroll bar to get the arm back in......
yes mate i also replaced the anti roll bar bushs...i did move the anti rool bar approx 1-2 inch....how would i rectify this....went to scrappy to find the car under 3 other cars so i couldn remove them....the original bushs were very well made id say as taking them off was a mission! i would like to get citroen ones but im also swayin towards aep now...just wish i hadn gone to ebay...i should have learned my lesson now

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Re: xantia 110 hdi clutch

Post by taffy » 15 Apr 2013, 18:49

taffy wrote:ah its not goin well....my wishbone bushs have gone already i really dont get it!!! i can move the wheel so much...the old one took me hours to remove...i filled any burrs away and carefully replaced and the rubber has jus gone...is this faulty part or cheep part?
are lemforder a reliable brand then

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Re: xantia 110 hdi clutch

Post by RichardW » 15 Apr 2013, 21:32

Lemforder is the OE supplier - and the bits seem to last - although Addo has had bad experiences with some of it.

What you've done be levering up the roll bar is bend or break the link to the height corrector. You need to look for the link, just right of centre, going to the height corrector. if it's still intact, then you should be able to re-set the height by rotating the clamp on the roll bar (not much required!). Make sure there's enough room underneath for you before you start messing with it - the car can come down to the bumpstops really fast if you go too far, and that would really spoil your day! If it's broken then you will need to replace the plastic link or the roll bar clamp itself.

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Re: xantia 110 hdi clutch

Post by Hell Razor5543 » 15 Apr 2013, 22:36

You MUST do it either up on ramps, or over a workshop pit. When I was correcting Gracies' front height at CitroJims' with her up on the ramps, I slightly overshot the adjustment, and ended up with the gearbox lightly touching my chest. I got it right in the end though. If you need to re-set the clamp position, you CANNOT do it with the car on stands (well, you can, but you will have no idea as to how high the front is set to!).

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Re: xantia 110 hdi clutch

Post by taffy » 16 Apr 2013, 10:26

Thanks guys :)
Well I've ordered lemforder bushs so I'm gona bang them on today...ebay said they will refund me but want The old ones bk...I said u want me to pay for sending u aload of shap twisted metal wats The point...they haven't replied yet lol...I'm gona try and cut old one in half to see jus how cheap they are...The origionals were metal rubber metal rubber metal...bet this one is metal rubber metal! Ppl should be aloud to sell this stuff!

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Re: xantia 110 hdi clutch

Post by jgra1 » 16 Apr 2013, 15:15

can you post a pic of them Taffy? I havent followed this thread exactly, but am i right in saying your lower arm P bushes broke straight away?!

John

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Re: xantia 110 hdi clutch

Post by taffy » 16 Apr 2013, 17:34

only jus got the parts so gona do it in the morning now....yes i will post a pic and yes on further inspection the p bushd have gone too but i cant get lemforder ones...are qh parts any good?