Citroen Synergie 1.9td.

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Citroen Synergie 1.9td.

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Well I'm not quite sure where this will lead to but I'll try and document what I do to the new arrival.
First off the controls have settled in over the years and miles and are quite heavy so I'll treat it to a new throttle cable, clutch cable and maybe a new set of gear change cables. Throttle cable will be delivered later today so providing the weather holds I'll have my first little project tomorrow.

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Excellent Dave :D

Looking forward to reading all about your adventures with her ;)

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Mmm. There was a problem with the Kia which should have gone today. There was a problem with a mileage entry in 2013 which has shown up on Experian. Evans Halshaw have emailed the details to them but until the records are updated Evans Halshaw will not release the funds so the insurance cannot be transferred to the Synergie which waits patiently on the drive.

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That's bizarre Dave... Hope it's soon resolved...

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Annoying Jim but I can have a play tomorrow. :-)

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Well I just collected the throttle cable from the local factors. It's not quite as plug 'n play as I thought it would be. It's more like a bag of bits that you assemble into a cable!
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Looking forward to updates , a very useful vehicle . I take it you won't have another Kia again .

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I had a couple of Kia's Mark over the years. The first one was a 54(?) plate Carens diesel automatic. It was a lot more solid than the Venga and the doors shut with a satisfying clunk rather than a metallic clang! It had an adaptive gearbox which had adapted to driving extremely slowly and the slightest application of throttle or the merest hint of a slight slope had it changing down into first or second and screaming its nuts off. It took many hours of Googling and searching to find the answer to that one. It was eventually cured by pulling a memory fuse (oddly known as a room fuse} and leaving it out for a couple of hours. This reset every memory on the vehicle including the radio. It was a totally different driving experience after that and the auto was lovely but it still had the same agricultural sounding engine albeit a 2 litre. It was a gas guzzler that was the only reason I changed it.

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Happy new keyfob ;-)

I thought the old fob looked a bit worn so bought a kit off the bay. As usual it was a right fiddle swapping everything over and after I'd done it I didn't remember seeing a transponder.... After our first Christmas shopping session today I popped out to try it, half expecting it not to fire. However once the glowplug light went out it cracked up like a good 'un. So either the PCB has an inbuilt transponder (doubtful) or there isn't one fitted but I thought post '95 all cars had them.

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Dave, have you details of the fob refurb kit?

I ask as the case is identical to the S2 Xantia ones...

One of mine could do with new rubbers...

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Jim, I have 1 dual rubber pad and battery cover screw for this type of key fob assembly, which I shall add to that bag of bits for you.
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Just a cheapie of eBay Jim. Chequers_Motorstore. Could have got cheaper but they had very good feedback so worth the extra 50p I think.

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I got the bonnet open for a quick look this afternoon to see where the throttle cable fits. The original one looks a bit different and longer to the one I bought. It sweeps in a biggish arc and is clipped to the side of the battery tray. It appears to pass through a tubular device about the diameter of a Smartie tube and half the length. I'm not sure what it is or does. Any ideas? It was too gloomy to get pics but I'll try tomorrow. Where the cable entred this "tube" the inner casing was exposed and rusty. The throttle action is definitely on the heavy side and I wonder if water/damp has got in there.

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Hell Razor5543 wrote:Jim, I have 1 dual rubber pad and battery cover screw for this type of key fob assembly, which I shall add to that bag of bits for you.
Thanks James :D You're a good 'un :D

Dave, thanks for details of the eBay seller :D
demag wrote:I got the bonnet open for a quick look this afternoon to see where the throttle cable fits. The original one looks a bit different and longer to the one I bought. It sweeps in a biggish arc and is clipped to the side of the battery tray. It appears to pass through a tubular device about the diameter of a Smartie tube and half the length. I'm not sure what it is or does. Any ideas? It was too gloomy to get pics but I'll try tomorrow. Where the cable entred this "tube" the inner casing was exposed and rusty. The throttle action is definitely on the heavy side and I wonder if water/damp has got in there.

That's the old original cable for a 1.9TD with the throttle damper, the bit in the 'smartie tube'. It's not needed and likely was deleted from later cables...

In fact it's a source of trouble so best off without it ;)

My 1.9TD still has one but that's now quite unusual!

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The Kia has now gone so the Synergie is now my transport.

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