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Height corrector and Octopus

Post by KevR » Tue Mar 17, 2015 10:53 am

Morning all.
Couple of quick questions. Got the whole front end in bits on the white one, have welded up the inner wings etc, and it'll be going back together with new wishbones, struts, doseur, bearings, balljoints, rad, hoses, calipers, discs etc. While I'm at it, and since it's been stood a while (7 years) I'm planning to refurb the height corrector and change the octopus.
Anyone got a good source for a rebuild kit for the HC? Or is it just a case of strip, clean and rebuild?
And as for the octopus, I've just remembered I bought the one I've got on the shelf over here in France, but I don't know if there's a difference between LHD and RHD versions.... anyone know, or can give me a part number for the octopus and the small octopus for a RHD 1991 TZD estate....? I've had a look on Cit Service but it's not very clear (or at least, it's not to me!).

Ta in advance,

Kev
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Re: Height corrector and Octopus

Post by themildbunch » Tue Mar 17, 2015 11:24 am

you can get a repair kit from Citroen Classics...

I had my front one rebuilt after it got damaged removing the engine and started to leak..

Isn't everything in the same place apart from the steering column / pedals on the LHD models? I'm sure they'd have saved as much money as possible and tried to not make too many differing parts!
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Re: Height corrector and Octopus

Post by KevR » Tue Mar 17, 2015 12:14 pm

Ta for that. Yes, I think everything's in the same place, but I never take common sense for granted when I'm dealing with Citroens!
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Re: Height corrector and Octopus

Post by citronut » Tue Mar 17, 2015 1:34 pm

look under "braking" then "pipes" then "return piping" and its No. 2

Part Number Description Quantity Price excl. VAT Price incl. VAT Total incl. VAT Selection
96030258 OIL BACK HARNES 50.21 GBP 60.25 GBP 60.25 GBP


and still available from cxitroen

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Re: Height corrector and Octopus

Post by KevR » Tue Mar 17, 2015 1:38 pm

Thanks Malcolm - might have to buy one. Can't find the one I thought I had to check if it's right or not!
But the two small Octopii I've got are definitely the wrong ones. They've each got two small pipes coming out of the union on top of the LHM tank, and the ones on my cars have three...
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Re: Height corrector and Octopus

Post by mds141 » Tue Mar 17, 2015 3:22 pm

As for HC rebuild kits, keep looking on Leboncoin, they seem to crop up quite often.
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Re: Height corrector and Octopus

Post by KevR » Tue Mar 17, 2015 3:32 pm

Really? I've never seen one on there! Although I did miss a bbrand new HP pump for 50 euros this week, which I'm gutted about....
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Re: Height corrector and Octopus

Post by Tinkley » Tue Mar 17, 2015 4:34 pm

The Squids (little octopii) are different depending on build number - the Parts list gives the exact No, so your 'wrong ones' will fit, just an older model I believe.

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Re: Height corrector and Octopus

Post by KevR » Tue Mar 17, 2015 4:42 pm

Yes, I think the ones I've got are for diesels up to build number 05167.
I've got two available if anyone wants one!
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Re: Height corrector and Octopus

Post by citronut » Wed Mar 18, 2015 8:26 am

here are part No.'s for what i believe commonly known as the squid/small octapussy, were the main block/body is at the hydraulic tank

"EXCEPT POWER STEERING"

95 567 454
HYDRAULIC OIL BACK HARNESS
LONG 935
- 1 360L UNTIL RPO 04192

96 046 578
- 1 360L SINCE RPO 04193

95 638 836
RUBBER - C001-
- PETROL AND 1,905L UNTIL RPO 03685
+ 96 004 951 (01) + 96 004 934 (01)

RUBBER - C001-
- PETROL AND 1,580L UNTIL RPO 03685
+ 96 004 951 (01) + 96 004 934 (01)

RUBBER - C001-
- DIESEL FUEL UNTIL RPO 03685
+ 96 004 951 (01) + 96 004 934 (01)
RUBBER - C001-
-PETROL AND DIESEL FUEL SINCE RPO 03686 EXCEPT 1 360L

"POWER STEERING SINCE RPO 05168 EXCEPT 4X4"

96 119 048
HYDRAULIC OIL BACK HARNESS

96 085 660
NFP

and here is price and part No. of the one of the above two that are still showing as available from Citroen

Part Number Description Quantity Price excl. VAT Price incl. VAT Total incl. VAT Selection
96119048 OIL BACK HARNES 62.45 GBP 74.94 GBP 74.94 GBP


and
"POWER STEERING AND 4X4"

Part Number Description Quantity Price excl. VAT Price incl. VAT Total incl. VAT Selection
95603421 OIL BACK HARNES 65.65 GBP 78.78 GBP 78.78 GBP

"POWER STEERING UNTIL RPO 05167 EXCEPT 4X4"

95 603 421
HYDRAULIC OIL BACK HARNESS
- PETROL

95 603 420
- DIESEL FUEL

Part Number Description Quantity Price excl. VAT Price incl. VAT Total incl. VAT Selection
95603420 OIL BACK HARNES 65.65 GBP 78.78 GBP 78.78 GBP

regards malcolm
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also own
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H reg CX saffari 2.5 TRI (now gone to Malaysia)
R reg xantia 1.9TD est (gone to meet its maker)

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Re: Height corrector and Octopus

Post by citronut » Wed Mar 18, 2015 8:29 am

curent ride
K reg BX 17TD TZD est
also own
K reg D special

no longer have
H reg CX saffari 2.5 TRI (now gone to Malaysia)
R reg xantia 1.9TD est (gone to meet its maker)

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Re: Height corrector and Octopus

Post by KevR » Wed Mar 18, 2015 10:18 am

citronut wrote:
"POWER STEERING UNTIL RPO 05167 EXCEPT 4X4"


95 603 420
- DIESEL FUEL

Part Number Description Quantity Price excl. VAT Price incl. VAT Total incl. VAT Selection
95603420 OIL BACK HARNES 65.65 GBP 78.78 GBP 78.78 GBP

regards malcolm
That's the one (or the two) that I've got. 25 quid each posted if anyone's interested!
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Re: Height corrector and Octopus

Post by citronut » Thu Mar 19, 2015 7:26 pm

Kev can you ignore my pm. i just sent you requesting one of your small octapussy's as i just re/read above were you state the two you have have only got two small pipes coming from the main block, like your mine being a TZD also has three small pipes

tWo part No.'s for THE version with three pipes are

"POWER STEERING SINCE RPO 05168 EXCEPT 4X4"

96 119 048


NFP
HYDRAULIC OIL BACK HARNESS
96 085 660

all the other models/part No.'s only show two small pipes

regards maqlcolm
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K reg BX 17TD TZD est
also own
K reg D special

no longer have
H reg CX saffari 2.5 TRI (now gone to Malaysia)
R reg xantia 1.9TD est (gone to meet its maker)