M842 BGJ

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Re: M842 BGJ

Post by JD01JD » Wed Aug 01, 2018 7:38 am

trampsterdave wrote:Thanks Jordan [good memory!] -I asked phil Cotter if he knew re cambelt being done ...he didnt -do you know when/if?
Cheers, Dave [it has a new bonnet too -someone jumped on the pevious one -just before I purchased]
I never had the cambelt done but when sold it was almost due IIRC. Probably best to replace the cam belt if you can't find any history of it being done.
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Re: M842 BGJ

Post by trampsterdave » Fri Aug 03, 2018 3:36 am

Thanks Jordan -service is in about 4k so will get done then,

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Re: M842 BGJ

Post by Rob » Thu Oct 04, 2018 1:18 pm

BaaDaaahhhhh!

All polished up and ready for more adventures! Woop! #Saved

(You'll have to excuse me using a #, I'm just excited)
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Re: M842 BGJ

Post by Dieselman » Thu Oct 04, 2018 6:50 pm

Looking good and well worth saving.

What was the reason for strut top failure?
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Re: M842 BGJ

Post by Rob » Tue Oct 09, 2018 11:09 am

Well, It was the normal rubber doughnut ripping away from it's self.

As for an actual cause? Age and fatigue, no obvious external factor i'm afraid.
The drive way up to my folk has previously been quite rough so I suspect just wear and tear has caught up with the 24 year old components.

So pleassed it's sorted

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Re: M842 BGJ

Post by Dieselman » Tue Oct 09, 2018 12:03 pm

Rob wrote:
Tue Oct 09, 2018 11:09 am
Well, It was the normal rubber doughnut ripping away from it's self.

As for an actual cause? Age and fatigue, no obvious external factor i'm afraid.
The drive way up to my folk has previously been quite rough so I suspect just wear and tear has caught up with the 24 year old components.

So pleassed it's sorted
Thanks for letting us know.
AFAIK, strut tops of that age should have been made with interference metal components, so theoretically, the centre cannot pass through the outer plate.

So much for theory.
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1990 2.1SD M.RP 5049 in EJV Mandarin
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1994 2.1SD A.RP 6218 in ERT Triton Green
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Re: M842 BGJ

Post by Rob » Tue Oct 09, 2018 12:57 pm

Interesting.

I'm relaying what was already second hand info.. But the way my Dad described it was as follows.

There's two black rubber doughnuts, and in the middle is a metal plate and this is all moulded together as one piece.
This had ripped in half, the two doughnuts had separated letting the shaft past and through.

Is it possible an early top mount had been used to replace an ageing item 50% of the cars life ago? Or can you not use the earlier item with the later struts. It IS a 94' car, could it have been built with the earlier top mounts... or were the top mounts not really a S1 / S2 update, rather a running production re-design.

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Re: M842 BGJ

Post by xmexclusive » Tue Oct 09, 2018 1:39 pm

Factory fitted Citroen XM strut heads lack any protection rings to limit sudden strut rod movement on rubber failure.
This applied to all types of strut head right up to end of production in 2000.

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Re: M842 BGJ

Post by motorgnome » Fri Oct 12, 2018 2:26 am

Yes!..Me too..the lighter colours look sooooo good!

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