Citroen Synergie 1.9td.

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Re: Citroen Synergie 1.9td.

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Well mysteriously but happily the tickover has settled at 950rpm. The wipers were getting a bit iffy but I think it is actually the arms that are losing their springiness (?) Parts like that are very hard to obtain now so I had a brainwave and looked for Dispatch arms on the bay of E. Most prices for used ones are stupid, anywhere up to £40 each until I found a scrapyard in Scotland listing two arms at £10 each and judging by the pictures in good condition. I ordered the driver side for a tenner and when it arrived today it was the passenger side! :lol: My fault, I ordered the wrong one, however it was in really nice condition and I have now ordered the other one to go with it. :roll: Other than that I just have to fix this annoying left pull on the steering, now the weather appears to be improving I'll hopefully get the pads out for a check and clean.

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Do both driveshafts rotate smoothly?

Had a slight pull to one side on one of my Metros when a CV joint (inner) was starting to fail, it was causing drag on that wheel and made the car pull to that side.

Never realised the two were connected until I changed the noisy CV joint and suddenly my pull to the right vanished, suddenly my brain managed to join the dots at that point.

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Never heard of that before Zel but when you think about it it's logical.

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So today in my pursuit of happiness I removed the nearside front wheel and calliper. I found the inside pad stuck so stripped it all and cleaned everything but alas it still pulled left.
Last week I bought some new wipers from the bay. Best quality expensive ones, £7.99 for three [emoji23]. Upon fitting them they didn't make very good contact with the screen. I think the old arms were tired so bought a couple of nice ones from a breaker in Scotland. Then i couldn't get them off so ordered a wiper arm puller, also from the bay. What a cracking little tool, only 6 quid but it made the job so easy and now the wipers clear the screen.

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Need to get me one of them for the Lada - I'll be wanting to re-paint the arms at some point in the future, and we all know that if I don't have the tool that they won't come off.

...If I do they will pull straight off once the nut is off!

On the plus side, at least having a nut holding them on means they can't cling themselves off into the nearest field like the front wiper did on our Fiat Panda one day!

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The fast tickover syndrome was back today but the ambient has only been 9c with a very cool brisk breeze. Also I've only done a few short journeys about 5 miles max although the temperature gauge was up to 70+. I'll see what happens when the weather warms up again. I'm surprised it is so susceptible to ambient temperature change.

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Have you interrogated it with a Lexia Dave?

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No Jim, I do have one but need to install it onto a laptop, of which I have many stored in cupboards. :-) I am a sucker to people asking, "Do you want this old laptop Dave?"

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When you have, I suggest you check the coolant temperature sensor is giving the correct readings as this controls - to an extent - the imposition of the fast idle condition...

I know what you mean about being a repository for old laptops Dave... I have a lifetime supply here now thanks to the kids upgrading...

As long as they run Ubuntu OK they're good enough for me...

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I assume it will only install on Windows? I have an old Compaq with XP on.


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demag wrote:I assume it will only install on Windows? I have an old Compaq with XP on.


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Yes Dave. That should be ideal.

Needs to be a 32-bit version of Windows as well I believe.

Don't have it here, so I can't test installing it via Wine - but it needs "real mode" for want of the correct term which is currently escaping me - access to the USB interface so I doubt that would work to be honest.

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Ok thanks Zel just installing on my old Presario running XP.

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Well I've done some software installations in my time but this is crazy. It's getting easier now I've found the help file though.[emoji16]

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demag wrote:Well I've done some software installations in my time but this is crazy. It's getting easier now I've found the help file though.[emoji16]

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In all my 25 years of working in IT it's the singularly most awful installer and process I've ever come across.

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Yes I've done cranes, robots conveyors etc. But they all followed the rule of logic, this just does its own thing. And why have I got 6 CD's when everything seems to be on just one?

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