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Post by greendale65 » Mon Jul 28, 2014 1:42 pm

Hello all, First thanks to all for helping me on my
sliding roof replacement, all working fine only
thing is when I lower the roof seems to go down
further than I want then can just about see
inside the car , so I have to stand there
and keep using the switch to get it
right , :? have I missed out on
something. 8) 8) ^^bx> 16v

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Re: bx SLIDING ROOF

Post by Way2go » Mon Jul 28, 2014 2:02 pm

:?: The roof shouldn't lower inside the car, it should only move within the space between the headlining and the outer roof. :?
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Post by greendale65 » Mon Jul 28, 2014 5:49 pm

Any idea why it goes lower any way I will hopefully sort it out
at the mo it's going in tomoz for its mot don't do much
mileage 1,072 this year always under 2,000 am I the
oldest 16 valver I'm 74 keep yer fingers crossed.

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Post by Way2go » Mon Jul 28, 2014 7:46 pm

greendale65 wrote:Any idea why it goes lower any way I will hopefully sort it out
Theoretically the glass cannot lower through the headlining. I think you need to take & post some photographs to enable us to understand the problem. :?

Good luck with your MOT.
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Post by Mike E (uk) » Mon Jul 28, 2014 9:00 pm

You've done much better then me, my 16V has done 0 miles in the last year. :(
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Post by JayW » Mon Jul 28, 2014 11:42 pm

If you mean the glass doesn't line up with the roof-line when closed and is too low, then the headlining tray is too low or isn't secured properly.
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Re: bx SLIDING ROOF

Post by citronut » Wed Jul 30, 2014 8:53 am

the other possibility is the motor shut off micro switch/cam gear need setting up/adjusting,

the roof will stop at the point the micro switch shuts the motor off at

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Re: bx SLIDING ROOF

Post by greendale65 » Wed Jul 30, 2014 11:24 am

citronut wrote:the other possibility is the motor shut off micro switch/cam gear need setting up/adjusting,

the roof will stop at the point the micro switch shuts the motor off at

regards malcolm
Hi, Malcom, Sounds good to me my car just failed mot it was
in the garage all day they didn't phone me up I phoned them about 5
they said leaks at rear of the engine they made it sound like lots to do
rebooked for Monday, when got home I put some new left over carpet
under the engine bay this morning checked it no leaks on the carpet
. :? :? :?

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Post by citsncycles » Wed Jul 30, 2014 1:23 pm

They're getting very hot on engine bay leaks these days - you just need a damp looking component under there and they'll fail it.
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Post by RxBX » Wed Jul 30, 2014 8:28 pm

citsncycles wrote:They're getting very hot on engine bay leaks these days - you just need a damp looking component under there and they'll fail it.
..that_ As the owner of THIS XM found out !
E-bay Seller wrote:XM 2.0 TCT with 135,000 miles. Engine & autobox is very smooth. Has normal wear & tear for its age and mileage. Has various things wrong with it. Drivers window is inop., boot lid doesn't open, heater blower doesn't work, speedo recently stopped working, wear on drivers seat. Car has just failed its MOT on just one thing - has 3 suspension leaks. More like weeps as no fluid is leaking onto road & level hasn't needed to be topped up for some time. Sold as spares or repair. Strut tops are excellent.
Some MOT testers :roll:

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Re: bx SLIDING ROOF

Post by citronut » Wed Jul 30, 2014 8:59 pm

greendale65 wrote:
citronut wrote:the other possibility is the motor shut off micro switch/cam gear need setting up/adjusting,

the roof will stop at the point the micro switch shuts the motor off at

regards malcolm
Hi, Malcom, Sounds good to me my car just failed mot it was
in the garage all day they didn't phone me up I phoned them about 5
they said leaks at rear of the engine they made it sound like lots to do
rebooked for Monday, when got home I put some new left over carpet
under the engine bay this morning checked it no leaks on the carpet
. :? :? :?

take it to a garage that understand hydraulic citroens

were are you located

regards malcolm
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also own
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Re: bx SLIDING ROOF

Post by Tinkley » Thu Jul 31, 2014 5:55 am

Off thread but pertinent to MOT, and hydraulic oil at rear of engine.

Malcom's right, too many places do not understand hydraulic Citroens. My own guess is that one of the return feeds off the front height corrector is leaking, probably perished, possibly the Squid or Little Octopus?. This part is available OK, but be aware there are 2 versions depending on the Citroen ID number, it changes around 5147(?) if I remember right. However, short term a small clip may get it through the MOT. Basically it won't weep much at all unless you have fluid returning ie the motor running and the suspension working. Then it will have very low pressure on the return side. You would know about the high pressure side!. The height corrector can also blow, but less likely.

Could be another, soft return, in the worst case the 'Octopus', but these can be done. Another dodge is to marginally shorten the tube if there is enough slack in it. It appears that the proper parts last around 15 years +. To change an Octopus is roughly 2 hours, I've done the little Octopus on mine. took about an hour, but if you know what to do, probably half that. My issue was getting the tube onto the height corrector, until I used a warming device to soften the rubber to let it slide on. Pretty tight in there, but doable. You will need a feed device (I used an electrical wire) to get the tube through the protective sheathing, and keep the lines separate, going to the corect ends.

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Re: bx SLIDING ROOF

Post by citsncycles » Tue Aug 05, 2014 5:38 pm

I think that one of the jobs on Timex while I'm underneath will be to go right through the return system - The return pipes from the rear are already bodged and there's a leak from by the pressure regulator somewhere as it's left a big patch under it in the barn!
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