Citroen Synergie 1.9td.

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Re: Citroen Synergie 1.9td.

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I've had good results with Leaklock in my transmission boxes and other seals in my Fiat 242 camper. It's supposed to make old seals more flexible again and swell a little I presume.
Don't know how long it will last, but last year it dripped a lot less to virtually no oil where before it would always mark it's territory. Might be worth a try...

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Given the disassembly needed, that has got to be worth a shot...

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Ok never heard of it, will take a look.

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Best to do it just after an oil change. I believe it's about 3 % of the amount of oil you'll need to use.

I was sceptical too, but as the seals that were leaking on my camper can only be changed after removing engine+gearbox and reduction boxes from the vehicle I thought it was definately worth a try.

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I can see the Wynn's or Miller Oils but not Leaklock. Where can I get that from?

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I just bought it in a shop in my village.

Www.oliehandel.nl seems to sell it although I don't know if they send to the UK

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Ah thanks will look.

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Found it. Will get in touch with them. I'm on my phone now so will get on the PC later.

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So at long last I am in the tyre depot having the tracking done. I just hope they find something as it is pulling slightly left.

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So it's bad news. The tracking was .5 mm out and there is a 1mm tolerance. The fitter went for a test drive and confirmed he could feel it pulling left. He checked all tyre pressures and swapped the wheels left to right. It still pulls left but he doesn't know what is causing it. I'll check the brakes when the weather warms up just in case there's a stuck pad. I don't know what else it might be.

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I'm not sure why but the old gal seems to be ticking over at 1100rpm. Is there a waxstat that might be stuck somewhere? The throttle lever on the pump is free enough and drops back to a positive stop so I'm not sure what's going on.

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No, it'll have the infamous vacuum fast-dle system similar to the Xantia I expect Dave... If it does then either you have a loss of vacuum through a leak or the controlling electro-valve has died.

Look for a puddle of spilt vacuum on the driveway :)

If it has got the vacuum system I can offer more advice... Look for a short bowden cable from the pump terminating in a large vacuum canister like an old distributor advance capsule...

Check too your vacuum pump is generating vacuum...

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Jim I think the vacuum system was either removed or never fitted. I've seen pics of them but there's not one there.

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That's interesting Dave... What's attached to the fast-idle lever on the pump? The lever is the small one at the back of the pump facing the head as you look at it...

This has got me intrigued...

It's not just a tight throttle cable is it?

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I'll get a few pics a bit later Jim just in case I'm mistaken. We've got a poorly grandson here today so can't do much right now.

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