1991 2.0i Auto

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Citjon
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1991 2.0i Auto

Post by Citjon » Fri May 06, 2022 7:23 pm

Following on from my post in new members I thought it was about time I did an update.

The car has been parked up over winter but as of May 1st taxed again and in regular use. As always there are a few jobs to do and after being reprimanded by a certain Mr Draper for my leaky rocker cover gasket that was first on the list. New gasket was Febi brand bought off eBay for about £6 and a good fit.

I was pleasantly surprised to see how clean it was internally despite the muck on the outside. One day I might even get round to detailing the engine!

While under the bonnet I also noticed some small black debris near the hydraulic pump and found the belt to be loose. Not sure how that happened but it reminded me I need to order a spare to carry.

The dipstick is another thing I need to replace before it disintegrates.

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Re: 1991 2.0i Auto

Post by Dieselman » Sat May 07, 2022 7:47 am

I've given up on fitting new dipsticks, all the tops break off eventually.
The dipstick itself has a bend at the top to act as a retainer so wine bottle corks, beer bottle caps, and a sleeve of rubber tube seems to work.
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Citjon
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Re: 1991 2.0i Auto

Post by Citjon » Sat May 07, 2022 7:43 pm

Washed, polished and ready for the run up to Wetherby tomorrow.
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Re: 1991 2.0i Auto

Post by Citjon » Wed May 25, 2022 8:38 pm

I realised the back end was getting bouncy so took a punt on some NOS spheres and fitted them tonight.

It has completely transformed the ride quality back to how it should be. The n/s sphere was full of LHM so must have been pretty flat.

Rear subframe could still do with some paint and waxoil.
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Re: 1991 2.0i Auto

Post by Dieselman » Thu May 26, 2022 3:53 am

NOS ones are usually fine as the gas can't permeate through the membrane due to it being pressed against the inside of the steel sphere.

If a sphere squirts Lhm after removal the membrane is ruptured and it gas leaked fluid into the gas section.

What are you doing with the old ones, I am after scrap spheres.

For painting the subframe it's best to lower it from the car and give it a good wire brushing.
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Re: 1991 2.0i Auto

Post by Citjon » Thu May 26, 2022 9:10 am

Thanks Will. It was more of a dribble than a squirt - I'll dig out my tester and see if there's any gas remaining.

I think they are genuine ones and you are welcome to have them.
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Re: 1991 2.0i Auto

Post by citroenxm » Thu May 26, 2022 1:50 pm

Dieselman wrote:
Thu May 26, 2022 3:53 am


What are you doing with the old ones, I am after scrap spheres.

I've taken a pair off the rear of our M reg 2.1 exclusive. They aren't ruptured but didn't have much movement either. I'll bring them to the national if you want them too Will.. I put them to the scrap pile..
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