Citroen C5 2008 2.0 HDI Exclusiv - but is it Mk 2 or X7 !!!!

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Citroen C5 2008 2.0 HDI Exclusiv - but is it Mk 2 or X7 !!!!

Post by deaconj999 » 26 Aug 2017, 16:18

Gents, I have now bought an immaculate C5 but know little about it. I have been reading forums and don't know how to tell which Mk or exact model it is. Please help. Thanks in advance. I will post again because it has a few electrical issues I believe.

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Re: Citroen C5 2008 2.0 HDI Exclusiv - but is it Mk 2 or X7 !!!!

Post by GiveMeABreak » 26 Aug 2017, 16:21

Hi and welcome to the Forum.

The first thing you need to do is post up your VIN, then I can provide you with the exact spec as it left the factory. Your VIN can be found on the outside of the windscreen, at the bottom of the passenger side - there is a little window that shows the code - it is an alphanumeric sequence of 17.

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Re: Citroen C5 2008 2.0 HDI Exclusiv - but is it Mk 2 or X7 !!!!

Post by bobins » 26 Aug 2017, 16:22

If you post up your VIN, I can send you it's build sheet to let you know what's fitted and tell you what it is ! :)

Edit : Marc got there a nano-second before me :-D

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Re: Citroen C5 2008 2.0 HDI Exclusiv - but is it Mk 2 or X7 !!!!

Post by Stickyfinger » 26 Aug 2017, 16:26

Mk1...
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Mk1 FaceLift (Mk2).........Note: Rear bumper design details and the lower black valance.
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x7..........
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Re: Citroen C5 2008 2.0 HDI Exclusiv - but is it Mk 2 or X7 !!!!

Post by GiveMeABreak » 26 Aug 2017, 16:29

Guess I'm on the ball today :-D

Alasdair - the first 2 pic s are almost indistinguishable - better to of shown the front of the car maybe.

Mark 1
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Mark II Facelift
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Re: Citroen C5 2008 2.0 HDI Exclusiv - but is it Mk 2 or X7 !!!!

Post by Stickyfinger » 26 Aug 2017, 16:32

GiveMeABreak wrote:
26 Aug 2017, 16:29
Guess I'm on the ball today :-D

Alasdair - the first 2 pic s are almost indistinguishable - better to of shown the front of the car maybe.


Not the rear bumper design they arn't...........lower black valance, rubbing strips wrap around etc....

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Post by GiveMeABreak » 26 Aug 2017, 16:33

Well at least he has both views now! :)

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Post by deaconj999 » 26 Aug 2017, 16:35

The VIN is posted and I will send a pic tomorrow.

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Post by demag » 26 Aug 2017, 16:36

I see a tangent close by. :lol:

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Re: Citroen C5 2008 2.0 HDI Exclusiv - but is it Mk 2 or X7 !!!!

Post by Stickyfinger » 26 Aug 2017, 19:02

deaconj999 wrote:
26 Aug 2017, 16:35
The VIN is posted and I will send a pic tomorrow.


Can you still not tell what you have ?

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Re: Citroen C5 2008 2.0 HDI Exclusiv - but is it Mk 2 or X7 !!!!

Post by deaconj999 » 26 Aug 2017, 20:28

Gents I believe it may be a Mk 2 looking at the pics thanks, but as it is my first C5 I am unfamiliar with Citroen

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Post by deaconj999 » 27 Aug 2017, 08:19

IMG_20170827_065753.jpg
Mk2 I believe
It is possibly a Mk2

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Re: Citroen C5 2008 2.0 HDI Exclusiv - but is it Mk 2 or X7 !!!!

Post by RichardW » 27 Aug 2017, 08:27

No, that's an X7 (MK 3 effectively)

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Post by deaconj999 » 27 Aug 2017, 08:29

Thanks for confirming that

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Re: Citroen C5 2008 2.0 HDI Exclusiv - but is it Mk 2 or X7 !!!!

Post by Stickyfinger » 27 Aug 2017, 08:33

two TOP tips for a new owner..........


ALWAYS remove the LDS cap when you have the car lifted off its wheels.................
Get a garage 9(or DIY) to apply loads of waterproof thick grease to the steering rack Pinion valve stem/shaft)