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Re: My BX14 RE- NOW WITH LEAKS!

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Well that's only what makes Citroen so special and famous for: The hydroleak system.
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Re: My BX14 RE- NOW WITH LEAKS!

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Built-in rustproofing . . . and not a moment too soon, by the looks of that strut! :-k
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Re: My BX14 RE- NOW WITH LEAKS!

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white exec wrote:
Tue Aug 24, 2021 5:46 pm
Built-in rustproofing . . . and not a moment too soon, by the looks of that strut! :-k
It's worse than it actually is! I'm going to slow the corrosion sitution down a bunch when I have a weekend to just do work.

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Re: My BX14 RE- NOW WITH LEAKS!

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Fumbler wrote:
Tue Aug 24, 2021 6:10 pm
white exec wrote:
Tue Aug 24, 2021 5:46 pm
Built-in rustproofing . . . and not a moment too soon, by the looks of that strut! :-k
It's worse in the picture than it actually is! I'm going to slow the corrosion sitution down a bunch when I have a weekend to just do work.

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Re: My BX14 RE- NOW WITH LEAKS!

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Here is what I did recently for a few quid with parts from a local hydraulics company using diesel leak back tubing which is about 3.5 to 4mm id.
Saves all the faffing with that clip.
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Re: My BX14 RE- NOW WITH LEAKS!

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Jaba wrote:
Tue Aug 24, 2021 6:14 pm
Image Here is what I did recently for a few quid with parts from a local hydraulics company using diesel leak back tubing which is about 3.5 to 4mm id.
Saves all the faffing with that clip.
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Indeed, this is what I've done for now. I'll replace the entire hose on Friday hopefully. The vent pipe was too far gone to patch up.
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Only fit Genuine Citroen or Chevronics supplied strut return pipes as pattern ones can be troublesome. It's worth paying the extra.
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Re: My BX14 RE- NOW WITH LEAKS!

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rutter123 wrote:
Tue Aug 24, 2021 7:55 pm
Only fit Genuine Citroen or Chevronics supplied strut return pipes as pattern ones can be troublesome. It's worth paying the extra.
What about EuroCarCare ones? It’s the same part on the C5 and now I’m worried!
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Speaking from experience with pattern strut returns-its your choice.
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Re: My BX14 RE- NOW WITH LEAKS!

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rutter123 wrote:
Wed Aug 25, 2021 9:08 am
Speaking from experience with pattern strut returns-its your choice.
Oh well, will cross fingers but take your advice on Citroen/Chevronics if they do fail early. Cheers.
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Re: My BX14 RE- Less Leaky

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OK, I've done a few things over the past couple of days. They have been:
  • Had the tracking done. Car steers the best it's ever done and the wheel is centred (Yay!)
  • Replaced a boot strut with a spare I had. I need to replace the other but at least I can open the boot with some ease
  • Re-bodged my return pipe bodge with longer sections of brake pipe and jubilee clips. It's actually working
  • Washed the thing for the first time in a month or two. I forgot how shiny it actually is
  • Bought ignition coil
  • Bought cavity wax to top-up the areas previous people have done it. This car was actually taken care of once upon a time
  • Bought more chainsaw bar and chain oil to undercoat the car once I've painted the boot floor.
Things I've yet to do:
  • Fit new starter motor
  • Paint wheels and refit trims
It's also having issues starting after a week of blissful on-the-button starts. Both times this has happened was after the car has been moved over the road so I don't think it likes stuff like that. No idea, but I think I may buy and wire in an electric fuel pump to the coil relay for good measure. I have some spare fuel pipe laying around.

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While it's working well, going over every little tiny undulation on the road now makes a wonderfully horrible grinding feel at the front which I can feel through the floor, accompanied by an audible groan. This only happens at 30MPH and below, but I sense trouble afoot. What could be the issue? Suspension arm bush? Worn strut?

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Re: My BX14 RE- Less Leaky

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Is there a difference between gears selected? Same feeling when clutch pressed down? Motor braking, accelerating, rolling neutral?
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Re: My BX14 RE- Less Leaky

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Kaapelimies wrote:
Wed Sep 01, 2021 8:59 pm
Is there a difference between gears selected? Same feeling when clutch pressed down? Motor braking, accelerating, rolling neutral?
Same effect when rolling in neutral, having the clutch in, engine braking and being in gear. Only happens after a strong series of bumps and at/below 30MPH though. Without the noise of the engine accelerating you can hear the noise a lot better. It seems to be coming from somewhere in the front driver's side. I have a feeling my struts are worn because they stick when settling and rising up. I have a spare strut and mount/gaiter assembly. Good that I have them, really because the ones currently on the car inspire not much confidence.

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Re: My BX14 RE- Less Leaky

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That sounds like a wheel bearing and the grinding could be your brake disc rubbing on something it shouldn't.
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