WANTED - Octopus for BX Diesel

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WANTED - Octopus for BX Diesel

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Desperately in need of an Octopus and hoses for a beloved Citroen BX. Can anyone help please.

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Re: WANTED - Octopus for BX Diesel

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They're still available from dealers, at least until very recently. Worth getting a second opinion if you have been told otherwise.
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Re: WANTED - Octopus for BX Diesel

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Nobody seems to have one but we have been quoted a pretty massive price for one being brought from France. Would very much appreciate name of a dealer close to Cornwall if anyone could please help.

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Re: WANTED - Octopus for BX Diesel

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P.C.Tonkin are in St Austell. Octopus part number could be 96030258,i paid about £50 for mine about a month ago from my local dealer who had one in stock.
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Re: WANTED - Octopus for BX Diesel

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The Octopus and Oil Back Harness (2 different parts) should still be available. People (self included) have bought these new in the last few weeks from Citroen main dealers. Price is about £55-60 + VAT.
Have you not tried googly on Citroen dealers in Cornwall?
BTW if you are changing the Octopus check the other part. In my case it only lasted another year before splitting. It is easier to change both at the same time - the labour cost will be similar rather than doubling it. Access to the front ride height corrector area is limited, unless one removes the o/s drive shaft or drop the subframe a bit. It is possible without this though, allow about 2hrs for a dealer/independent to fit it.
Be aware that the Oil Back Harness comes in 2 types before and after 5167 and 5168 onwards. Nos are inside left hand front door on pillar.

The rubber is simply getting old and a new one (octopus0 will give years of life.

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Re: WANTED - Octopus for BX Diesel

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Thanks for all help. Much appreciated.

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Re: WANTED - Octopus for BX Diesel

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here is price and part No. of the main octapussssy from citroen

Part Number Description Quantity Price excl. VAT Price incl. VAT Total incl. VAT Selection
96030258 OIL BACK HARNES 49.27 GBP 59.12 GBP 59.12 GBP

and yes they are still available from the dealer

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Re: WANTED - Octopus for BX Diesel

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I bought 2 a couple of weeks ago but you will have to quote the part no and not just ask for a BX oil back harness. Dont even go there thinking about asking for an octopus...

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Re: WANTED - Octopus for BX Diesel

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Thank you Malcolm ... that's a great help. Will get onto them now.

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Re: WANTED - Octopus for BX Diesel

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Sorry ... too early in the morning ... Mothman. That oil back harness is the thing called the Octopus .. and I wouldn't need anything else?

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Re: WANTED - Octopus for BX Diesel

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You might, if another pipe has gone. There are 3 oil back harnesses but the octopus is the main one that goes.I have a spare of all 3 just in case.

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Re: WANTED - Octopus for BX Diesel

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My octopus (oil back harness) has bust too!!
Ive located one from the main dealers (part number 96030258)
Does any one know the names, or part numbers of the other 2 parts that are connected as mentioned in one of the above messages?
I may as well change all of them together.
Mine is a 1.9 N/A diesel.
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Re: WANTED - Octopus for BX Diesel

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Be careful changing the 'Squid' or little Octopus. This is because there are 2 versions. Check your Citroen ID No on inside passenger door. One version is up tp 5167 and the other version is 5168 onwards. The 3rd part is I believe identical but if you check some of he threads on here you should find more on it. Jaba certainly has found the part Numbers and there is also a link to a PDF of all BX parts. The returns are under the Suspension heading.