Front Spheres

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Post by Ian_Fearn » Fri Mar 03, 2006 1:05 pm

i've had sucess with chain wrenches on all but 1 off the many spheres i've removed.

That 1 sphere cost me about 4 chain wrenches until Pleiades delivered my 35quid tool.

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Post by Brian » Fri Mar 03, 2006 4:20 pm

Hi,

I posted a picture showing 2 that I made, and work well..

It's under "Hints and Tips" section

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Post by ellevie » Sat Mar 04, 2006 10:55 am

That looks like a pretty neat solution Brian. It must be really satisfying when you can make your own tools. Perhaps there should be a Citroen sphere custom tool competition !
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Post by sleepy0905 » Sat Mar 04, 2006 6:20 pm

Hi thanks ken for the spheres and the suspension parts.
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Post by Toddman » Mon Mar 06, 2006 2:59 pm

Don't know if there is enough room on the rear spheres but for the fronts I use a large set of water pump plier -absolute doddle.

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Post by Mike E (uk) » Mon Mar 06, 2006 9:20 pm

Pliades have hikedup the price of their tool, but I suppose I did buy it many years ago.

Still worth buying though, as it is much less than 1 hour labor at a franchised garage, and a good tool to share with local Cit fans.

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Post by ellevie » Wed Mar 08, 2006 4:43 pm

Here is another contender as a sphere removal tool from Draper Tools. This might work well with the heavy duty wheel brace from Halfords (£5/£6) which has a 30" telescopic handle and comes with two 17/19 mm and 21/23mm reversible sockets driven by a 1/2" drive.

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300MM CAPACITY OIL FILTER STRAP WRENCH
Stock number: 56137
Part Number: OFW 300
Price: £8.41

Heavy duty webbing strap 1000mm x 38mm with 3/8“ x 1/2“ square drive/21mm x 13/16“ AF cam for tightening. Cam has plated finish for corrosion protection. Display packed.
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Post by ellevie » Wed Mar 08, 2006 4:51 pm

Also from Draper Tools...

100MM CAPACITY OIL FILTER WRENCH
Stock number: 10784
Part Number: OFW 100
Price: £6.03

A quality wrench manufactured from heavy gauge pressed steel hardened, tempered and matt chrome plated finish. The automatic action clamping ring has a serrated inner surface for secure grip. Fits most oil filters. Display packed.


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Post by Oscar » Wed Mar 08, 2006 4:54 pm

I used an old cambelt and a mole grips. Worked really well - on the first sphere. I took the other 4 off with a hammer and chisel....
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Post by ellevie » Wed Mar 08, 2006 5:30 pm

It looks as if the capacitiy of the last one (OFW 100) at 100mm is just too small. Pity...
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Post by monkeyfeet » Mon Apr 03, 2006 11:59 am

Probably too late now, but I bought the Pleiades tool- pricey maybe but it's the best for the job, and I've tried and broken a few over the years, inc the draper strap wrench.Even the rears (spheres) on 2 bxs and a xantia were easy peasy! (and no, I'm not connected to Pleiades)

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Post by sleepy0905 » Mon Apr 03, 2006 12:08 pm

thanks for the advice but the job is done and dusted. :D :D
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