Mileage 131950ish, went upto Sunny Wakefield today for Shaune to help me do some spannering.
Replacement Hydraulic Pump fitted, seems to have resolved the stiff on/off steering
Also fitted a new Pump belt as well.
Cambelt replaced, tensioner & water pump checked & they were ok so left them as is.
New front discs & pads, with some maintenance of the calipers to get them slipping & sliding like they should. Whilst doing these, noticed that the strut return pipe on the driver side were perished, so fun & games trying to get that flaming clip to hold on the new one. Grrr, i want the proper citroen tool.
Checked the driver side balljoint which turned out to be fine, so the knocking sound remains elusive, possibly the lower engine mount or subframe bolt?
Noticed that the sump plug was weeping slightly, so when i do the oil change shortly i'll fit a new sump washer to resolve.
Also spotted the gearbox oil plug leaking, so something else to resolve at some point in time.
Checked the FDV for leakage & whilst there was a little lhm, it was deemed very low so keep on until it gets worse as its not noticeable.
The plastic cylincer under the pressure regulator was leaking, so that was fun taking that off with the big eff off spring etc ready to piss the innards out all over the road. Didn't spot until later a metal shaft thing had popped out as well, luckily we managed to work out which way it was supposed to fit inside the upper housing etc... A surprising amount of crap was in the plastic cylinder, it would appear to be somewhere where crap just accumulates over time, so cleaned all of that out. Had to sandpaper the plastic housing which fits against the pressure regulator as rust had attached to plastic
Shaune used some glue stuff which sets even if the area is wet, so put all back together & appears to now be leak free
Didn't get a chance to change the coolant, another day for that.
Need some replacement handbrake cables as well, some more e-bay shopping to be done.
Cheers Shaune, learnt a fair bit today as well