MikeT's C5r 1.6 hdi Estate

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Re: MikeT's C5r 1.6 hdi Estate

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Hell Razor5543 wrote:
01 Jul 2018, 13:52
I replaced the washer pump on my C5 MK1 not so long ago. It is a bit of a ball ache (as you have to move the front right mudguard out of the way), but not too bad. I got mine from GSF. I do NOT know if this is suitable for your car, but here is the link to the one I bought from them;

https://www.gsfcarparts.com/catalogsear ... creen+wash


Thanks but GSF direct links don't work. I have to enter my reg first so it maybe is a different part I'm seeing (955PC0080), priced at £22.

ETA - quick google of that part number found on ebay for £14.

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Re: MikeT's C5r 1.6 hdi Estate

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Yep, that was the price I got. It is the same stock code as well. I got my pump over 6 months ago.

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Part 643475, £26.96 inc. from the dealer for the pump for your car Mike, as a comparison. For the extra few quid I personally would go for a genuine one. Do GSF charge postage too?

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Re: MikeT's C5r 1.6 hdi Estate

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GiveMeABreak wrote:
01 Jul 2018, 16:05
Part 643475, £26.96 inc. from the dealer for the pump for your car Mike, as a comparison. For the extra few quid I personally would go for a genuine one. Do GSF charge postage too?


Quick google of that part number brings up even cheaper from these guys, Marc :lol: https://www.onlinecarparts.co.uk/oenumber/643475.html

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Now be careful not to push the boat out there Mike... What's it made of - Paper mache? :-D

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Had to look back through the invoices to find mine, it was £6.99 including postage from autopartsuk via Ebay.

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Re: MikeT's C5r 1.6 hdi Estate

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GiveMeABreak wrote:
01 Jul 2018, 16:05
Part 643475, £26.96 inc. from the dealer for the pump for your car Mike, as a comparison. For the extra few quid I personally would go for a genuine one. Do GSF charge postage too?


Why is that Marc?
We know the majority of parts are not manufactured by Citroen and are grossly marked up by them without adding any value whatsoever.

Furthermore, OE doesn't mean they are the best quality either, in fact more likely the opposite because of the short warranty period and non-OE parts may very well be of higher quality to boot.

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I normally in 99% of cases go for OEM parts if I can source them - a point being the Anti Roll Bar joints - aftermarket ones are just not up to the job and you can end up replacing them 2 or 3 times over an original. The same for any joints, links etc. Some of the aftermarket stuff is total junk - I've had a fair share of them and returned or binned them and now I won't bother with them as it's a false economy.

With things like the pump above though - at that price you can afford to try it and see.

I was watching a Fake Britain episode a while back about those fake airbags that were being flooded on the market and made their way over to the UK - lethal things, and it also made me wonder about what else is potentially dangerous - so safety items I always try and get OEM parts and my first scour usually always contains 'genuine Citroen' in the search Mike. :-D



I think this one also shows the dodgy fake Carlos Fandango alloys that can crack and shatter on impact.

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Re: MikeT's C5r 1.6 hdi Estate

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I understand about sourcing OE parts (where applcable), just not usually from Citroen if possible as it's often a vast waste of money.

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As in the case of a new catalytic converter I've just been trying to source for 'Spiff'. Citroen want a few £ under £3k for it - but I would certainly not be paying that when there is an OEM quality one from Walker for £300.

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Re: MikeT's C5r 1.6 hdi Estate

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Those cats must be flying off Citroen's shelves.

Meanwhile, I'm taking a risk(?) on an £8 ebay washer pump. The seller has 100% feedback (incl 705 of these pumps sold and many more of the same under various listings for other makes and models).
I'm sure my pump is suffering the fault detailed in the youtube I posted earlier, so if the replacement is no good I can probably fix (maybe improve?) the old one. That leaves £21 saved to spend on some real ale :D

Now should I buy the ale from a pub @£4 a pint or £1.25 500ml from Aldi? Decisions, decisions...

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Blimey £4 a pint? Last time a bought a pint of Director's it was £2.25 excluding CO2!

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Re: MikeT's C5r 1.6 hdi Estate

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easy to see how you can afford to buy Ale with the big Cit doing 68.8mpg, wow !

Luv the styling of the C5 Estate, would fancy one for myself if I ever find myself having to have a modern, so kinda nice to think I could at least keep it in fuel.

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Re: MikeT's C5r 1.6 hdi Estate

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Pug_XUD_KeenAmateur wrote:
02 Jul 2018, 23:09
easy to see how you can afford to buy Ale with the big Cit doing 68.8mpg, wow !

Luv the styling of the C5 Estate, would fancy one for myself if I ever find myself having to have a modern, so kinda nice to think I could at least keep it in fuel.


Well, seems the economy savings I'm making are under threat as Ministers are "seriously considering" ending the freeze on both fuel and alcohol duty "to boost public spending while also continuing to reduce the deficit". :cry:

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Re: MikeT's C5r 1.6 hdi Estate

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New washer pump arrived in post and is now fitted and normal service has been resumed.
Thankfully, I didn't have to remove the wheel, wheel arch liner or bumper for access, I just removed a couple of screws and forced my arm in the gap between wing and liner. Working blind, I swapped over the pipes and electrical connector and popped the new pump in place.
I only had about 0.5litre of fuid left which was enough to test all was well (though it brought on the service indicator and low fluid warning) and was surprised to find I have an improved spray pattern to boot. I need to adjust the aim down a bit now but the spray is finer and better distributed over the screen. Weird.
The rear hasn't changed though, that's still a single wide jet.