Bergen Xantia Activa CT

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Re: Bergen Xantia Activa CT

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..and it says 250 km from sweden so I do not know where the car really is ..
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HansNOR wrote:anyone tried this tool ? http://www.beepro.de/ ---> http://www.beepro.de/docs/beepro_aussta ... n_2016.pdf

329 euro and u can flare the hydraulic pipes while on the car . Considering buying it .
Looks good but there's a UK company that is fairly local to me (Buckingham) that does a tool for half that.. One advantage of the tool you found is that it looks small enough to be used on the car...

If you want, I'll dig out the details of the UK supplier...
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CitroJim wrote: If you want, I'll dig out the details of the UK supplier...
I would be interested...
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OK, will do..
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xantos wrote:Here is one cheap DIY...

http://www.schaalbouw.nl/citroen/flaring.htm
Those have to be made absolutely perfectly and to very fine tolerances to work... Pleiades in the UK used to supply similar but they stopped as they could not get he necessary precision at an economic cost..

Here's the one I was mentioning earlier:

http://www.automec.co.uk/collections/to ... m-by-oakes

Look closely and he mentions Citroen flares...

As I say, this tool cannot be used in-situ on the car very easily...

Good price though...
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Re: Bergen Xantia Activa CT

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I have not looked to closely into where to get new hydraulic pipes for the xantia, found one price for a complete set and it was 450 pounds ... thus my interest in getting a tool. Besides my uncle got also use it for his SMs .

If anyone got good links for break/hydraulic pipes please share :)
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Radiator was the wrong type .. fudge. .. . 45 pounds out the window. Luck it wasnt more. Oil changed .. think i overfilled so need to drain some. Not my day . . Pics come later
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Sometimes we all have days like that Hans :twisted:
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The closest I got to capturing a really good Citroen technician on a memory stick .

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Spark plug full of sot. The car sounded like an old diesel boat engine, firing on 3 and sometimes 2 cylinders . Two of the plugs were like this.
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Radiator was shot. The other side looked even worse. I broke of the bayonettes to get it easier out. I cannot fathom how I was able to get the wrong one when
I ordered using my license plate and it said this radiator was for a xantia 2.0 ct 99-03 ...
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This oil, believe it or not, is brand new ! The only thing to make it black was passing thru the engine .. engine did not run. Shame to
waste expensive oil by overfilling .. anyways. This oil will only run for a little while in the engine. Will add some nice german additives to clean the insides properly.


What I am considering is making the wrong radiator fit. Will need to make some alu (I lack the words here sorry) to go inside the radiator hose so i can add another bit of hose
to make the right bends and length.

Or I need to order another one and hope it is correct this time ...
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That's what I like to see.....a man at work on a Citroen :)

If the factors told you the type based on the "correct" information given to them, will they not exchange the radiator ?

Your Air intake lives on HOT air.....is this for winter use only ?
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the intake is not of my doing. It is dumb dumb dumb the way it is and I agree with u completely . . It does get some air from the airduct that usually went to the original filter box. Unfortunately the car
came without that box. The car is actually loosing bhp's with the filter like that . .
I will probably build a box for it in the future. Focus now is to get it running .

And the engine compartment is a nightmare in dust, oil and dead bugs .. this car has been on the autobahn, and by the size of the dragonflies stuck in the intercooler and radiator it's probably been far south :p
Will hose it down properly. Any recommended remedies to soak it in first =?
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I used a few cheap painters brushes, a degreaser (Gunk) and lots of rags.
I do not like washing engines with water or splashing Gunk over joints/bearings etc.
For these areas I used rags soaked in Gunk and wiped the mess off to avoid getting it into areas I did not wish to damage.
Old blunt screwdrivers allowed me to dig out lumps and avoided these falling into areas I could not reach.
Paint a bit on, rag it to clean then another bit....I worked top to bottom.
A few lengths of bamboo stick with rags taped to them allowed me to get deeper down.
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I do not think I can be arsed to go that slow. :D
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Its faster in the long run....and does not let rust form later as it does not wash out the oil under brackets/seams etc.