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Security valve pipe

Post by Gareth Wales » Mon May 08, 2006 5:59 pm

Can anyone please tell me the Cit OEM part number for the Security Valve Leakage Return Pipe, and what is spec is? Has anyone a 6-inch piece going spare?
I've got a braided fuel pipe on at the moment, but I don't think its going to last. (any comment there) The Sec Valve return pipe has quite a msall bore and pretty substantial wall.

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Post by Vanny » Mon May 08, 2006 6:29 pm

are you talking about the clear/white coloured one? The official bodge if to take a piece of washer tube (usually stolen from a rear washer to washer bottle from a BX as you can pull the whole lot out in one go) connect washer pipe to a small length of the clear/white pipe, then run it back to the reservoir along the subframe then up with the res of the pipes.

Your then left with a t-piece with an open side (once the T-piece has failed it will usually never work proper again!), remove the Tpiece and bridge the gap with a short length of washer pipe.


Problem solved, and this is the supposed officially recommended Citroen fix, as performed on my dads ole 19rd!

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Post by Gareth Wales » Mon May 08, 2006 7:20 pm

No Vanny, this is a very soilid looking black rubber tube which fits onto the return pipe connection marked E in the BoL diagram. But many thanks for the other dodge anyway
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Post by Vanny » Mon May 08, 2006 10:32 pm

sounds like that might be a high pressure return and thus part of the octopus, and i bet you know what that means :(

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Post by Gareth Wales » Mon May 08, 2006 10:41 pm

Noooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!
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Post by Gareth Wales » Tue May 09, 2006 7:45 pm

This pipe is about 10mm wide with a bore of only 3mmapprox. Most grateful if anyone knows where I might by a piece. Only need about a foot max.
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Post by AndersDK » Tue May 09, 2006 11:05 pm

Hi Gareth -
Received your emergency call and now peeping in to the club with my 2 cents ...

The leak-off hosing from the security/safety valve is seen fitted on top of the front subframe - inside the LHS front wheel arch. It appears to run out from the valve and then rather sharply bends 180deg back in again. Exactly this bend is often perished in the rubber and then leaks out the leak-back seepage.
The hose is the usual green marked Citroen rubber hosing for LHM usage. 3mm internal diameter. The rubber hose connects to a nylon pipe located further in onto the subframe. This nylon pipe is 3.5mm outer dia - as is the stud on the safety valve.
Me thinks its a bit odd using a thick walled rubber pipe here - as this would tend to crack in sharp bends. Could very well be a later non-genuine repair.
Its perfectly suitable to use fuel hosing 3mm int. dia as a suitable replacement - because the LHM is mineral based just like ordinary engine oil. And fuel is certainly mineral based 8)
Genuine Citroen parts are available cut to lenght at very affordable cost.

Manual steering :
1230 03 394410 RETURN PIPING DIRECTION NON ASSISTEE
http://www.citroen-pr.net/catalogues/il ... 944100.gif
item 14 - 79 05 026 851 - HYDRAULIC TUBE - Dkr45,65
item 17 - 5280 P5 - HYDRAULIC RET TUBE SLEEVE - Dkr19,55

Power steering :
1230 03 394411 RETURN PIPING DIRECTION ASSISTEE JUSQU'A OPR 05167 SAUF 4X4
1230 03 394412 RETURN PIPING DIRECTION ASSISTEE DEPUIS OPR 05168 SAUF 4X4
http://www.citroen-pr.net/catalogues/il ... 944110.gif
http://www.citroen-pr.net/catalogues/il ... 944120.gif
item 4 - 79 05 026 749 - HYDRAULIC TUBE - Dkr22,40
item 8 - 79 05 026 949 - RUBBER HOSE - Dkr50,00

Notes : information is for all variant/year BX models.
Prices in Dkr ex vat. Dkr/11 = UK£.
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Post by Gareth Wales » Wed May 10, 2006 7:39 pm

Anders
Thank you so much for your detailed, and immaculate reply.
Wish you'd call in to this great club more often - your encyclopaedic knowledge - apart from your good self - is always welcome to our (nowadays) pleasant and relxed community.
ANYONE WHO AGREES SHOUT AYE!!!!
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Post by Mr B » Wed May 10, 2006 7:52 pm

Anders ROCKS! 8)
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Post by ed4ferrets » Wed May 10, 2006 11:04 pm

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Post by Philip Chidlow » Wed May 10, 2006 11:11 pm

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