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Huskyxantia wrote: 14 Dec 2023, 21:45 So ive source the bits needed 44 English pounds, im going for the option of remove the old strainer and replace with new its quicker less messy the switch was the most expensive part . I will check my injector clamps to be on the safe side as prevention is best .just need some dry weather !
Excellent :) Following with great interest Husky...

I definitely agree it's best to swap the strainer rather than clean the old one...

Do we have the official procedure for checking the injector clamps on here?
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I know reading somewhere that the clamps were not as tight as people thought it may well be on here somewhere ,my 308cc has the same setup so I'm going to be checking them to.
Also recall notices one mentions the bonnet catch make sure that is lubricated and the bolts are tight some bonnets were known to fly open . One mines doing now is the windscreen trim it comes off ! So i need to sort that, then theres one about passengers and brakes ... PASSENGER MAY INFLUENCE BRAKE OPERATION
Recall number
R/2011/061

Recall date
17-06-2011

Recall type
Safety recall


Reason for recall
The brakes could be inadvertently applied by the passenger.

How to check if the vehicle is recalled
Contact the local CITROEN dealership or manufacturer. You will not need to pay for anything involving the recall.

How the manufacturer will repair
Recall the vehicles that are likely to be affected to fit a cover over the cross shaft lobe on the passenger side.

Number of affected vehicles
24213

Battery earth cable , this was causing the engine to cut out due to it being to thin ! Better check that then.
FUEL PIPES MAY LEAK

Recall numberR/2010/054

Recall date20-06-2010

Recall typeSafety recall

Reason for recall

The fuel supply lines may not be correctly routed under the vehicle and may contact the heat shield. Should this occur it can result in chaffing of the fuel pipe which can cause a leak.

How to check if the vehicle is recalled

Contact the local CITROEN dealership or manufacturer. You will not need to pay for anything involving the recall.

How the manufacturer will repair

Recall the affected vehicles and fit additional securing fixings.

Number of affected vehicles

611
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If the message you are getting is HIGH oil pressure, then it will not be a blocked pickup - that gives low oil pressure. If the oil has been properly neglected, then it could be that the relief valve in the oil pump is sludged up? The oil pump is concentric to the crank behind the cambelt sprocket, so it's a bit of work to get to it!

Loose injector clamps was a problem on the early 16V engines, which had dual spindly bolts on the injectors, the later 8V engines use a proper sized single bolt (although it's not unknown for the actual clamp forks to fail, especially if the injectors have been replaced!).
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#-o Even more whoes

Need to get my rear wheels off for 2 new tyres .. Guess what .. yes the locking key is ruined . Read the history of the car it was advised by the same garage that used to service the car but the idiots didn't bother to renew it ! So i made new pins

Did it work ... no
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RichardW wrote: 15 Dec 2023, 09:41 If the message you are getting is HIGH oil pressure, then it will not be a blocked pickup - that gives low oil pressure. If the oil has been properly neglected, then it could be that the relief valve in the oil pump is sludged up? The oil pump is concentric to the crank behind the cambelt sprocket, so it's a bit of work to get to it!
Don't suppose there's any videos or diagrams I've sunk now to an even lower than low. I just cannot belive why Citroën reckoned 20,000 mile service intervals and Peugeot 6000 to 10,000 miles , whos zooming who ? Almost looks like one want the other gone.
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Now I'm off to the main dealer regarding a replacement locking key or its 400 notes to get these things off, then I've got to go to the tyre fitters and give them the good news thank good I've still got the 308 to use.
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Most tyre fitters can get those off - I only paid £15 for one of mine, and that included the new bolt.

I think you can see the oil pressure in Diagbox, worth a check to see what it is reading.
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I have one of these sets and so far have successfully removed locking nuts on 3 different cars. :-D

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I have been meaning to chuck my locking nuts away and replace them. No need now but definitely with the next car. Nothing but a nuisance.
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RichardW wrote: 15 Dec 2023, 11:59 I think you can see the oil pressure in Diagbox, worth a check to see what it is reading.
Yes, you can, saw mine when playing around with Diagbox the other day.

I was shocked at the flimsiness of the locking wheel nut key. Loosened all mine off whilst I still could and nipped them back up.

Whilst checking mine over today I had a good look down the oil filler and around the top of the engine and all looks good...

On mine the cambox in the vicinity of the oil filler cap was a bit oily and on inspection, the cap doesn't seem to have a gasket in it and is not an especially tight fit... I guess this allows a bit of oil vapour to escape.

Mine's not using any oil, and is keeping it nice and clean since it was changed at the last service. I wonder if mine has the sump with the inverted drain plug or mine being late, did they realise how foolish they were and put a proper sump on. I could not easily see due to the undertray obscuring things.

Hang on in there Husky, after these few initial snags she'll be good :)
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RichardW wrote: 15 Dec 2023, 11:59 Most tyre fitters can get those off - I only paid £15 for one of mine, and that included the new bolt.

I think you can see the oil pressure in Diagbox, worth a check to see what it is reading.
What sort of readings should i be looking for and what steps through Diagbox do i click through.
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CitroJim wrote: 15 Dec 2023, 16:57
RichardW wrote: 15 Dec 2023, 11:59 I think you can see the oil pressure in Diagbox, worth a check to see what it is reading.
Yes, you can, saw mine when playing around with Diagbox the other day.

I was shocked at the flimsiness of the locking wheel nut key. Loosened all mine off whilst I still could and nipped them back up.

Whilst checking mine over today I had a good look down the oil filler and around the top of the engine and all looks good...

On mine the cambox in the vicinity of the oil filler cap was a bit oily and on inspection, the cap doesn't seem to have a gasket in it and is not an especially tight fit... I guess this allows a bit of oil vapour to escape.

Mine's not using any oil, and is keeping it nice and clean since it was changed at the last service. I wonder if mine has the sump with the inverted drain plug or mine being late, did they realise how foolish they were and put a proper sump on. I could not easily see due to the undertray obscuring things.

Hang on in there Husky, after these few initial snags she'll be good :)
Thanks Jim , Today has been odd finding out my locknut key was duff was alarming . Finding the cost of a mobile chap to remove them was EYE watering 400 quid ! No i didn't go that route, i went to Citroen spoke to a lovely mature gent whom works in the parts dept. Told him my predicament he then informed me it could take 10 days to get one in to which i sunk low & went ok i can wait. He then went into the back of the shop & returned holding something which turned out to be a key someone ordered but never picked up same code too,so he gave me a discount and charged me over 100 quid !! .. heres the intresting bit he then started winking saying if it don't do what it should your very welcome to come back today for a full refund ,, wink wink wink.

So off i went got back home , it fitted but slipped my bolts were worn so with a bit of frustration i used my rattle gun like i was firing bullets out of a gun ... the bolt came lose ! Only 3 more to go i did 2 the same gun fire way ,it worked then great findings the last one was replaced with a normal road bolt

I then went back to Citroën to check prices of road wheel bolts before i could say any thing the same chap dealt with me again saying oh well mate at least your tried , i will issue a refund and he winked again , he whispered did it do the trick i said just about he then winked again did the refund and bid me a good day !
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Excellent - service with a smile Well done Husky!! :-D
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mickthemaverick wrote: 15 Dec 2023, 12:48 I have one of these sets and so far have successfully removed locking nuts on 3 different cars. :-D

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/145394748549 ... R_Dd5tSNYw
Yes ive got these but they didn't really work on my 207s wheel bolts if there to worn and not enough lip they just slide or slip off. If they are deeper headed bolts there brilliant i did a neighbors ford it worked a treat.
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mickthemaverick wrote: 15 Dec 2023, 17:30 Excellent - service with a smile Well done Husky!! :-D
Thanks Mick, made my spirits lift i can tell you. Im sure my late father is watching over me, hope he is, miss him like mad.
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