1986 19RD Break

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Post by mat_fenwick » Mon Mar 14, 2011 5:49 pm

List of jobs completed is sounding good, I notice the essential mechanic's tool by your right foot!
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Post by toddao » Mon Mar 14, 2011 6:31 pm

Ah yes - well spotted Mat, as Peter Gabriel sang : Sledge.. sledgehammer. Nemesis of balljoints and bearing shells, and good therapy.

I got the steering rack out today to replace the tie-rod assemblies. The rubber flexible steering joint had split too so replaced that with a good used one.

Then, while I had some space I tackled the lower speedo cable which broke a while ago. That rubber 'thing' that locks it into the drive has to be one of Citroen's strangest ideas, especially after 25 years. I had to take the whole drive out and bash the rubber thing out. Cable replaced with one that I found hanging off a 16v gearbox - rubber thing on that came out easily as intended by the tea-boy that dreamed it up. Looking forward to seeing the yellow drum revolving again!

Edit : just looking on Service Citroen I see that 'the rubber thing' is still available : 265007 'stop pin' ( just in case anyone's interested!). They refer to the speedo cable as a 'counter hose!'
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Post by Tim Leech » Mon Mar 14, 2011 10:41 pm

Well done Todd, keep it up.
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Post by toddao » Mon Mar 21, 2011 8:11 pm

Today I got it running for the first time since November then I bled the front brakes.. no problem.
Moved onto the rear brakes and the doseur. I was at the rear tightening up the bleeds on the calipers when I saw LHM spraying out at the front. The bleed on the doseur was pissing it out at a great rate, I think by the time I de-pressurised and switched off it must have pumped out 2 litres of new LHM and the bleed valve was closed!

I was cursing the day that I ever started fiddling with hydraulic Citroens and was wondering what mistake I could have made with the doseur re-build while considering a greened engine bay and huge puddle beneath.

It is a new bleed valve that I bought from Citroen so I took it out to inspect. Looked fine but then I decided to see if I could find the old one..

Emptied the bin on the floor which was completely full of months' of car repair crap and unbelievably there in the bottom in a black sludge was the rusty old valve, with a pointed end on it, whereas the new - generic - bollox from Citroen was flat. Could this be it?

I wire brushed it clean then put it in and pressurised.. not a drop. The pointed end was crucial for the seal. I was cursing those morons who sold me that valve specifically for a 2-slide doseur. Thankfully I found the old one otherwise I would have scratched my head off trying to work that out!
Must check in future that new parts are identical.

My first green fountain! :roll:
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Post by rayfenwick » Mon Mar 21, 2011 11:18 pm

toddao wrote:My first green fountain! :roll:
...probably won't be your last... :?
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Post by toddao » Mon Mar 21, 2011 11:32 pm

There were four others today.. how about I fitted two seals to each of the front spheres sometime in sub-zero January for some odd reason so they had a nice squirt too. I'm going to get a 500 litre drum of LHM.
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Post by maxgreenwood » Tue Mar 22, 2011 12:52 am

green fountain
A good name for an ecologically love bent musical collective?
'92 16TXS (m), Dark metallic green, 74k
'90 16TZS (m), White, 86k
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Post by toddao » Tue Mar 22, 2011 5:47 pm

Or a caravan park. I was looking to see if there was a band called 'Green Fountain'. :D
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Post by maxgreenwood » Tue Mar 22, 2011 6:14 pm

nice!

you have been googled.
'92 16TXS (m), Dark metallic green, 74k
'90 16TZS (m), White, 86k
'89 19TRS auto, Olympic Blue, 133k
'88 Saab 900 8v Turbo (auto) 107k Red with Tan leather, lovely drive and well maintained.
'07 Hyundai Santa Fe 2.2 CRDi 85k (m). Practical family wagon

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Post by toddao » Thu Jul 14, 2011 7:56 pm

It's now got two years' TÜV (MOT) - hooray! I'm just having a small beer to celebrate but here's a couple of pics of the ole girl back on the highway..
( more pics/details to follow)

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Post by Dollywobbler » Thu Jul 14, 2011 8:03 pm

Wonderful. The hard work pays off! Looks splendid. Much envy.

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Post by mat_fenwick » Thu Jul 14, 2011 9:45 pm

Nice one! Have an extra beer for me...
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2006 Renault Kangoo
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Post by Philip Chidlow » Thu Jul 14, 2011 9:53 pm

Utterly droolingly lovely. Well done
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Post by ken newbold » Thu Jul 14, 2011 11:45 pm

Yeaaaaah! still love the number plate :D

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Post by maxgreenwood » Fri Jul 15, 2011 12:51 am

Fabulous. :D Good work!
'92 16TXS (m), Dark metallic green, 74k
'90 16TZS (m), White, 86k
'89 19TRS auto, Olympic Blue, 133k
'88 Saab 900 8v Turbo (auto) 107k Red with Tan leather, lovely drive and well maintained.
'07 Hyundai Santa Fe 2.2 CRDi 85k (m). Practical family wagon