C5 electrical issues (poss bcm?)

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Re: C5 electrical issues (poss bcm?)

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the one advisory was one of the rear suspension bags "not deflating fully"

it does seem the fluid will have gone somewhere but theres no telling when it was filled last, im not sure of the capacity but it took a full litre. At least if they spot it leaking then they should point it out to me and I can grab the bits I need off a complete 2002 SX with just 76k on it I found in the scrappy today i dunno whether to go back and grab the suspension orbs just because I may need em in future and they seem to be about £90 a pair, I gave them a quick once over earlier and they looked nearly new :roll:
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Re: C5 electrical issues (poss bcm?)

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Mine had a slow weep from somewhere round the steering rack and both the front struts gather some oil mist over time but I am led to believe that's normal. Passed the MOT like it though.
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Re: C5 electrical issues (poss bcm?)

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im probably worrying over nothing [-o<
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Re: C5 electrical issues (poss bcm?)

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If you think about it, how many cars can go 15-16 years on the original set of coil springs / shocks? It's very likely that the spheres / struts on your C5 may well be the originals. On the C5s, Citroen guaranteed the hydractive suspension system to be maintenance free for about 200,000 Km / 5 years. So if it is the spheres, they've probably done their bit. Shop about, but I wouldn't recommend second hand as you don't know if they will be any better. The Sphere shop:
http://www.sphere-shop.co.uk/hydractive-3-1002-c.asp
sell a pair for your car model for £114 new - front or rear and they should be replaced in pairs (both front / both back) if they are aged. If it's the steering rack - you would probably be able to see the oil leaking around the union. Anyway fingers crossed!
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Re: C5 electrical issues (poss bcm?)

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straight through the MOT no advisories!

no leaks...nothing :rofl2:

well chuffed!
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Re: C5 electrical issues (poss bcm?)

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No stress for another year!
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Yay
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weeeeeHA !
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very weeeeeHA!

still wondering where that fluid went though :shock: I was expecting to go out this morning and find the new stuff all over the drive
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Re: C5 electrical issues (poss bcm?)

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I wonder what the colour of the LHM will be if you flush it :)
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It'll be orange lds;-)
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it was orange yesterday when i put it in so im thinking orange still maybe?? :rofl2:
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Opps....I will rephrase :)

I wonder what shade of sh17 brown the LDS will be if you flush it :)
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there was no "old" fluid the bloody thing was empty lol
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Minimum service car then :)