what size pipe seals

BX Tech talk
User avatar
charlie
BXpert
BXpert
Posts: 193
Joined: Fri Jun 16, 2006 8:54 pm
Location: cardiff

what size pipe seals

Post by charlie » Tue Jan 16, 2007 8:32 pm

does anyone know the sizes of pipe seals for the fdv...

i think theres one 3.5..

and are the others all 4.5...

ta

charlie
yes.....
the colour is....
guiness white..........

tom
Citroen Sorceror
Posts: 1239
Joined: Fri May 20, 2005 8:51 pm
Location: straddling the channel

Post by tom » Tue Jan 16, 2007 8:39 pm

I may be wrong but I think some of them are the larger type, about 6mm. It may be a good idea to buy a few spares for the toolkit. I always drop one of them, what ever job I'm doing.
Vive les UX.

User avatar
DLM
Our Trim Guru
Posts: 1569
Joined: Mon May 16, 2005 6:41 pm
Location: Gosport, Hampshire, UK
My Cars: None since the last BX.
x 1

Post by DLM » Wed Jan 17, 2007 6:42 pm

Hi Charlie - I think you'd be safest getting more 4.5s than anything else. Having a variety around is always a good idea.

If you're trying to fix a leaking FDV and think it might be the seals, do check the sides of the FDV for leaks first, as any leaks from the plugs there will most likely need a rebuild of the unit - or a swap if you've got a decent FDV unit spare. [/img]
Relying on two wheels and musclepower since the last BX (or any car) had to go.

User avatar
charlie
BXpert
BXpert
Posts: 193
Joined: Fri Jun 16, 2006 8:54 pm
Location: cardiff

Post by charlie » Wed Jan 17, 2007 7:54 pm

fitting a new fdv, and was thinking of saving time when i was at gsf and picking up some new seals as well...

basically its mot time and am so fed up with my heavy steering that its time to splash the cash :evil:

and if that dont cure it a new pumps on the way :twisted:

charlie
yes.....
the colour is....
guiness white..........

User avatar
DLM
Our Trim Guru
Posts: 1569
Joined: Mon May 16, 2005 6:41 pm
Location: Gosport, Hampshire, UK
My Cars: None since the last BX.
x 1

Post by DLM » Fri Jan 19, 2007 6:39 pm

Glad to hear you've got both bases covered, Charlie ...... good luck.
Relying on two wheels and musclepower since the last BX (or any car) had to go.

User avatar
BX Bandit
Backslash Bandit
Posts: 2583
Joined: Thu Aug 31, 2006 7:46 am
Location: Closet boozing...normally under bonnet
x 1

Post by BX Bandit » Fri Jan 19, 2007 9:35 pm

When is the MOT mate? Good luck...
have some balls
1990 BX 16V Platinum Grey
1990 BX TZD (with A/C) Pink
1990 BX TGD White
2003 Audi A6 2.5 TDi
1960 Morris Minor Clarondon Grey
1971 Triumph 2000 Auto Valencia Blue

User avatar
charlie
BXpert
BXpert
Posts: 193
Joined: Fri Jun 16, 2006 8:54 pm
Location: cardiff

Post by charlie » Sat Jan 20, 2007 1:32 pm

well have changed the pump and the fdv with recon ones from gsf and guess what???

still no power steering :(

that only leaves two options ram or pinion valve :roll:

i think a new ram is £80, simple to change so i'm told :roll: :roll:

has anyone rebuilt a pinion valve (kit from gsf?) :roll: :roll: :roll:

trouble is mot ran out last week and i've got limited time with work commitments to spend on the car....

trying to put off a trip to european motors but...

btw seal sizes for the fdv are one 4.5 and four 6mm

charlie
yes.....
the colour is....
guiness white..........

jeremy
Over 2k
Posts: 2112
Joined: Fri Jul 01, 2005 2:58 am
Location: Hampshire UK

Post by jeremy » Sat Jan 20, 2007 5:47 pm

How could the ram be at fault if it isn't leaking?

Pinion valve seals can fail, sometimes one side goes before the other - leaving uneven steering. New seals are apparently very difficult to fit. There are some instructions and experiences on here or Frenchcarforum.