Repairing suspension pipes

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Repairing suspension pipes

Post by Kieron g »

Could someone advise if it is considered good or acceptable practice to replace a section of a suspension pipe please.
I notice there is a kit specifically for this purpose for sale on the Internet.
I have a pin hole or small split in the pipe from the height corrector to the o/s/f suspension unit as pipe runs along what looks like a front cross member near the height corrector itself.
It is quite well tucked away and seems an unusual place to corrode, the rest of the pipe looks ok.
Thanks
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Re: Repairing suspension pipes

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Personally, I’d recommend replacing the whole pipe that’s burst, as if it’s corroded in one place, then it could’ve gone somewhere else too.

Also, the Citroen hydraulic lines are a different size & have different fittings/ ends on them than standard brake pipes. If you’ve found a common brake pipe join & flaring tool, then it won’t work on the Citroen pipes.

All that being said, however, if the rest of the pipe looks alright & you get the correct unions, connectors, seals & Citroen flaring tool, then there’s no reason why you can’t just put a join in it, the same way as on a standard brake pipe, but, as mentioned above, I wouldn’t recommend it.

Hope that helps.
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Re: Repairing suspension pipes

Post by Kieron g »

Thanks for reply. I'll take the full pipe off and see about getting another made up.
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Tim Leech
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Re: Repairing suspension pipes

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Ive just had my front to rear pipes replaced on my MK1 with Kunifer, you fit and forget,
Lots of Motors, mostly semi broken....