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Nearly all panel clip numbers for psa cars.
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That's going to be a very useful chart Husky :D Thanks for posting it :)
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After being the wife's taxi for most of the day , i had few minutes day light so i Checked the oil cooler pipe for the turbo injected some clean petrol down from the top with a syringe after removing the bolt and all the old mucky stuff dropped out below on the some old rags so the mesh is clean in this , at least i didn't have to remove the dpf thanks to the sump not being on ! How ever the new sump and switch arrived today so another step closer . Ran out of day light to do anything else.
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Is it me or is there some sort of glitch with the drop down menu? My notifications is under the headers ?
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Update, new oil strainer on , new sump on and torqued up half way to getting into the oil pressure sensor switch . Being as close to the dpf my theory is heat damage from said dpf . My switch has signs of oil leakage from where they leak so its looking a good possibility it might of been this all along. When i was cleaning the bottom engine face i shone my torch up at the oil holes and they were all clear.
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Looking good for it being the sensor Husky and I think your DPF heat theory is a good one...

Looking forward to hearing the new sensor has done the trick :)
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An interesting discovery

Took the vacuum pump off mesh spotless like new then looking at the face of the engine maybe this could be the culprit
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What are you seeing there Husky?
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CitroJim wrote: 22 Dec 2023, 18:07 What are you seeing there Husky?
The oil feed hole was blocked by black mastic looks like someone has had a leak within the vacuum unit and just wacked black mastic everywhere i cleaned this out of the hole circled in red , it meets up with the mesh part on the back of the vacuum pump , seem videos of the mesh being clogged , mine was dry shinny & clean which looked like the lump of black mastic was stopping the oil getting to where its meant to go, i need to remove the front bumper to move the intercooler then i can reach that little oil pressure sensor might aswell replace it as i have a new one sitting waiting patiently to be fitted.
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Ahh yes, I now fully understand :D Amazingly, that pump arrangement is very similar, on the face of it, to the one used on the old XUD engine and it could suffer similar problems...

And gosh, when it does leak from there the amount of oil it can pump out can be epic!

Sad to see Barry the Bodger has been at work :evil:
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So pleased i had a few hours free today and found it.
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Another update.
Following a brain wave i removed the wheel arch liner then removed the complete from bumper then the headlights this allowed me to remove the top section which the bonnet closes to, i then moved the intercooler which will be cleaned as it has a little oil in it. Then i had a gap i could see the oil pressure sensor switch ... sitting there looking at me i touch it with a screw driver which the power lead to it fell off ! :shock: could this of been the trouble all along ? It also was showing signs of leaking. With the lead broke and out the way i got a 22mm long reach socket and removed it. Getting tools into this location was nearly impossible it then hit me how on earth do i get the new one in. Oh no .. DPF .. will i need to remove this big metal tube ? Another brain wave i fabricated a Long reach tool that i navigate between some pipes wires and a part of the shield of the dpf it worked i got it there and got it three quarters screwed in. I ran out of day light by this time so packed up for the day.
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Awesome :D Great work Husky :cool:

And very valuable for reference on how to do it...
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I can see now why a friend of mine who runs his own garage didn't want to take the job on, I'm also pleased its not the wet belt system . Who ever came up with the wet belt system must of been on a path of destruction to the combustion engines.
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Huskyxantia wrote: 24 Dec 2023, 18:12 Who ever came up with the wet belt system must of been on a path of destruction to the combustion engines.
I have it on good authority it was a Frenchman on a Friday afternoon after a particularly long liquid lunch...
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