PART WANTED!! Rear Hydraulic Cylinder.

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Good point, I hadn't thought of that, been a while since I've done one, but I do have some pipe and the tool to make off the ends so that part shouldn't be a problem.
I need to check on the cylinders I have to see if the boots are any good.
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One of the things that does put me off internet forums, you try to help people and they don't even have the manners to reply.
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Probably realised they don't actually need that part anymore & then don't come back onto the forum for a while :(

I may be interested in any parts you may have knocking about, will you be going to Wetherby?
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Hi Matthew, not planning to, but if I have nowt to do, I could go on the Saturday for an hour.
When is it by the way?
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It's the weekend of the 18th May, I'll be along at some point on the Saturday so hopefully will see you if you make it. I might be interested in bits too but I'd better let Mulley have first dibs...
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:oops: Sorry.....im not usually the bad mannered type, ive just had too much on my plate, hands up - i do apologise. The bx does still need an hydraulic cylinder replacement but have also since come across an oil sump leak as well. I really do need a more reliable car for work, hence the reason on making a decision on letting the bx go. I do love bx's but unfortunately i only have the space for one car (resident carpark) :roll:

I was under instructions to 'get rid' (scrap) by the in-laws who have bought another motor for me, but i know that the bx is waaaaaay to good to scrap. I know i hav'nt owned her long but needs are a must. Will be put on ebay soon as a short term listing.

Just want to say a big thank you for all your help and kind offerings. At least i have learnt something related to the suspension cylinder topic and that of other new members may also?

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had to scrap im afraid :( I dismantled all major parts i could of possibly of done so. The guy's at scrap yard had face's like children on Christmas day. Got a good price so happy :)
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Having learned a bit about rear cylinders I bought a second hand one off ebay.
Looks OK now I have got the remains of the snapped union out (drilled out and cleaned thread with a tap)
It's not rusted inside and the boot seems good.
Are the internal Hydraulic seals still available, as it would make sense to replace before fitting it (as and when I need one)
Will need to check also if it's a 37 or 35mm one from a hatch or estate.
Incidentally, the unions on the BX are the same size as 2cv/Dyane.
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Post by tim »

If you look back at my postings, I had a major problem with a rear ram blowing out this summer. Having replaced it with one of our scrappy ones, the replacement started to leak when it settles down, leaving a puddle overnight. I did some digging and it seemed to be that a) new ones are not available, b) seals are not available. Ours are estates so have the 37mm seals. No one here commented at the time but it seems to me to be a potential BIG problem. Even if you don't care about it, the MOT man will.
Thanks to Citronut's researches I was able to get the part no's for the Xantia 37mm seals and ordered a set. Mixed fortunes here - the round seals look the business but the other seal with the nylon ring (which I suspect is the culprit) is thinner than the BX. It is therefore going to float a bit and I wonder if it would work.....

This weekend I'm getting a spare 35mm ram and will fit this in place of the faulty one. No-one has said that this shouldn't be done and an old BX mechanic told me I wouldn't notice any difference. The options then are a) assuming there is a visible failure in the 37mm seals I can re-use the seals out of the old ram, b) try the Xantia ones and see what happens, c) stick the thing on the shelf and run with the 35mm one until something else goes wrong down there.
Also, bad news on the welding front. I took both old rams to an ally welder and although he gave it a go he reckoned the honeycombing under the surface was too severe and there wasn't enough decent meat left to weld to.

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Post by CGATCX25GTITURBO »

just buy some round bar and get a batch machined? :)
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