Front to rear hydraulic pipes

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greenstuff
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Front to rear hydraulic pipes

Post by greenstuff » Mon May 14, 2018 1:01 pm

Hi folks

Apologies for making this my first post, my car came to me with one of your stickers in the glove box & I had meant to register and post before this, but...

My 19RD estate has just been at the garage to have a leaking height corrector replaced, on going to do this they discovered that one of the aforementioned pipes is leaking badly & the other three are 'not too clever', apparently. They don't have flaring tools for making the pipes up, but are happy to do the work if I can source a set of pipes. Getting them made doesn't appear too difficult - I found this pretty quickly:

http://www.eurocarcare.net/lhm-hydrauli ... -made.html

but my problem is that I don't know the lengths of the pipes. If anyone can tell me these I would be hugely grateful & it would help get the old thing back on the road.

Cheers

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Re: Front to rear hydraulic pipes

Post by rutter123 » Mon May 14, 2018 7:35 pm

Try Pleiades in Sawtry Cambs they can make them to exact length 01487831239 Martin is the man to speak to, they do mail order too.
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greenstuff
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Re: Front to rear hydraulic pipes

Post by greenstuff » Mon May 14, 2018 9:07 pm

I'll ring him in the morning, cheers. Will let you know how I get on!

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Re: Front to rear hydraulic pipes

Post by greenstuff » Tue May 15, 2018 1:05 pm

Well, that was painless - £90 and there's a set in the post!

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Re: Front to rear hydraulic pipes

Post by jamescarruthers » Tue May 15, 2018 5:10 pm

Yes, Martin is very good!!!
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Re: Front to rear hydraulic pipes

Post by greenstuff » Fri Jul 06, 2018 4:56 pm

Belated update - after getting these pipes made up the garage got cold feet and told me to take the car away! This worked out better in the end, though, because then I found out that there was a Citroen specialist nearby (M&M in Holmebridge) and they did the re-pipe and the height corrector, fixed the handbrake, replaced the ailing accumulator sphere and the brake pipe that ruptured when they re-pressurised it after completing all the other work! They even welded a new exhaust hanger pin thing onto the rear crossmember where I'd deployed a bungee cord some time ago :oops: Good lads and a job well done.

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Re: Front to rear hydraulic pipes

Post by panky » Fri Jul 06, 2018 5:03 pm

Great to hear some positive feedback about a garage :) usually just the bad stuff gets back.
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