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Rear suspension cylinder

Post by Alfonse » Tue Aug 19, 2014 6:30 pm

Ladies & Gents,

The rear suspension cylinder has failed on 'Rene' the BX and I can't seem to locate a replacement.
1) Does any fellow member have one I can buy?
2) I'm currently in France and intend trying some dealers for NOS items, can someone please help with a Citroen part number?
3) any other ideas or leads welcome....

Thanks in anticipation friends...!

Steve Doel (really missing 'Rene' the BX whilst he's off the road..!)
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Re: Rear suspension cylinder

Post by rutter123 » Tue Aug 19, 2014 8:53 pm

Not easy to get hold of good ones now, sadly i just sold the ones from the tgd om breaking and they are on their way to sweden, using a xantia strut is a common conversion with just a new pipe fitting needed, more info on forum re fitting xantia struts, or google the part number, you never know.
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Re: Rear suspension cylinder

Post by Vanny » Wed Aug 20, 2014 12:20 pm

95 563 031 - Non estate (listed as 'left' but they are not handed)
95 599 871 - Estate (again listed as Left, with DIAM 37, and NFP)

I don't know if it is possible to fit an estate strut to a saloon body.


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Re: Rear suspension cylinder

Post by mat_fenwick » Wed Aug 20, 2014 8:43 pm

I think the handing is simply the position of the pipes on the gaiter, which can be rotated to suit. I've moved this to the Technical section for ease of future searching.
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Re: Rear suspension cylinder

Post by rutter123 » Thu Aug 21, 2014 12:54 am

Dont the estate models have a bigger diameter hydraulic ram? To cope with the extra load? Im sure they will fit a hatch but best to fit a pair,
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Re: Rear suspension cylinder

Post by KevR » Thu Aug 21, 2014 8:40 am

Estate ones are indeed different - and rarer than saloon ones! I've got a pair of Xantia ones and the boss where the pipe screws in is much larger - I think this needs to be machined down to fit a BX. I also think the Xantia ones are the same size as BX estate versions, so ok for an estate, maybe not a saloon.
Alfonse, whereabouts in France are you? There should be plenty of BXs in breakers. My local breaker (Manche, Normandy) has a few still.
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Re: Rear suspension cylinder

Post by citsncycles » Thu Aug 21, 2014 11:18 am

I imagine the effect of fitting estate cylinders on a hatch will be reduced suspension travel, but not to the point that the car will be undriveable. In the short term you could possibly get away with one of each, but I wouldn't want to load it up or dive it hard like this.
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Re: Rear suspension cylinder

Post by Philip Chidlow » Thu Aug 21, 2014 3:43 pm

Kev (you're in France, right? ;) ) if I transferred funds to you would you be able to obtain the leboncoin ones for me. I'd then pay you handsomely to post them to me here in decidedly English Essex? - assuming Alfonse passes on them?
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Re: Rear suspension cylinder

Post by KevR » Thu Aug 21, 2014 4:42 pm

Yeah, that should be no problem. I'll be passing by Chelmsford sometime in October if you can wait that long....
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Re: Rear suspension cylinder

Post by Philip Chidlow » Thu Aug 21, 2014 4:47 pm

Ok, pm means we can sort the details out. I have to be sure though, that I'm not going to hack Alfonse off.
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Re: Rear suspension cylinder

Post by Philip Chidlow » Thu Aug 21, 2014 4:48 pm

Oh, and wonder if there are front struts somewhere too lol
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Re: Rear suspension cylinder

Post by KevR » Thu Aug 21, 2014 5:17 pm

Yes, there were when I looked this morning!
I may well have a spare pair available though....
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Re: Rear suspension cylinder

Post by Philip Chidlow » Thu Aug 21, 2014 9:30 pm

Kev let's sort it out then. You can pm me and I'll act quickly so you can buy the rear suspension bits as a start... And Octobers fine... :)

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