It's been a while (C5 Adventure)

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I'll be about on Friday Steve, most of the day from about 8 - not about before then as I'll be swimming...

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Well, the C5 has gone to a new owner, my Nephew is having it, as his C4 has been giving him some issues of late, and it looks like it could be heading to Citroen Heaven....... :roll:

However, the C5 has been replaced with another C5, this time a 2010 2.0 Exclusive Tourer, I found this car on Autotrader, as usual, when I wasn't really looking for something........ It's got all the options, Leather, SatNav, Panoramic Roof, Electric Tailgate, 19" Adriatic Wheels and stuff I still haven't worked out how to do, as we've had friends visiting over the weekend.

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Well bought Steve... I believe they're really lovely motors even if they look distinctly German!

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Nice looking motor. Too much black inside for my tastes though.

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It's a two owner car, main dealer (Hartwell of Abingdon) who had it from new as a demo, the second owner has had it from 6 months old until now.

It's got 97,000 on the clock, the guy was French, and according to the SatNav he has visited France and Gibraltar in it.

It needs a wheel refurb and gearbox oil change, it was serviced 3 months ago and has a new MOT, and all for under £6,000

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That was a bargain Steve :D

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I suppose it's time for an update, I'm down to the C5 now, and to be fair, she's better than I first thought. The only job I've been forced to do was replace a broken washer pipe to the tailgate. For some reason PSA #-o :roll: think it's a good idea to run a piece of plastic pipe to the tailgate, this has been replaced with a rubber one.

Next two jobs are a towbar and wheel refurb, or possible replacement....... depending on the cost, I've been quoted £138 a wheel for refurbishment. :shock:

other than that, I'm extremely chuffed with her.

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Trainman wrote:
09 Jan 2018, 06:47
I suppose it's time for an update, I'm down to the C5 now, and to be fair, she's better than I first thought.


If it's an X7 I can understand that... I've only been a passenger in an X7 Tourer but from the passenger seat it's the most comfy and cosseting car I've ever been in...

If she drives anything like the impression I get then you have good reason to be chuffed :)

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Time for another update, I've had an annoying rattle on the tailgate when opening and closing it for a while, so during the few days of summer we had, I decided to strip the tailgate down and find the noise, yes, you've guessed it, the nipple part of the plastic clip that holds the panelling onto the tailgate, so close the tailgate, reopen the tailgate, nothing...... marvellous. :-D

Rebuild the tailgate, replacing the broken clips, close the boot............... rattle :shock: WTF !! ........ The only thing I can think of is that one of the broken clips I replaced on the panelling, the new clip has pushed another nipple into the tailgate again #-o ................ feels like groundhog day :roll:

On a brighter note, I've now ordered the towbar ready for the Northern in 3 weeks :)

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I hope you are pleased with it, I see you have the Navidrive 3D (NG4) system. Any issues with it, head over to the telematics section.

Incidentally, is there any indication that the Steering Rack has been done?

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NG4 I’ve had no issues with and it runs the latest firmware and software, maps, etc.

Steering rack, I don’t know about, I’m going to ask my local dealer if they can pull anything from the history of the car, it’s been maintained by a main dealer in Oxford (Hartwell) so I’m hoping there’s something they can find out.

It’s going on next week for the towbar to be fitted, the main dealer was actually cheaper to “Supply and Fit” the towbar and electrics that anybody else.