Xantia TD Estate Rear Brake Caliper Covers

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Xantia TD Estate Rear Brake Caliper Covers

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Hi Folks

I was servicing the rear brakes on my TD Estate on Saturday and the covers over the pads (retained with the long thin bolt) are lace like in their decreptitude. I looked on fleabay for replacements and a couple of sellers have pictures of lovely shiny new covers, however state that they are only suitable for the saloon. I know that the estate uses larger pads, so I presume that the cover is also larger? Out of interest do the rear brakes suffer with this cover missing or holed?

Many thanks

Alan
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Yes, they are considerably larger..

As long as you maintain them well and regularly I see no great issue with running without them but then again, they're not hard to make from a bit of thin steel sheet...
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Thanks Jim, I was thinking of fabricating a couple from car body steel but saw those on ebay. To my shame, I hadn't looked at the rear pads since fitting them 4 years and 45k miles and they were remarkably OK. The thin retaining bolt was a bit reluctant to turn but came off with plusgas and the pads stuck a wee bit but slid out without too much force. Discs were nice and shiny though. Next time I have the rear wheels off I will get out the tin snips! Cheers
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Part number 96 036 382 I believe, £2.80 inc VAT from Citroen. That each so will leave you to decide if £5.60 for a pair is cheap or not, and I guess it depends how far you are from a Citroen dealer.
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Whenever I did any work that entailed taking off a rear wheel I tried to get some cooper slip grease onto the threads, so I shouldn't have any difficulties when I HAD to work on the brakes.
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Replaced the caliper covers (originals) on my hatchback just before Xmas. Total £3.55 from local Citroen dealer, though had to be ordered.
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Wow at that price its hardly worth messing around with tinsnips. I'll call the Citroen Dealer to see if I can get a set ordered. Thanks for that.
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Post by KennyW »

Alan,

Citroen used to do an brake repair /service kit with covers, bolt,nut and new spring clips.

Kenny

Guard part no 96 036 382 £2.80 each
spring clip no 96 036 379 £8.18 :!: each
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bolt no 5 438 690 £1.18 each
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Post by ecohouse1 »

I ordered the covers for £5.90 although the helpful parts chap said that they were on back order. He hopes they will be in within the next week or so.
Cheers for the info.
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I forecast a sudden rush of orders for these!