Citroen Mechanic in the South West

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Re: Citroen Mechanic in the South West

Post by xantia_v6 » Fri Jan 08, 2021 5:17 pm

As you have moved from France, it is worth asking if it is a LHD or RHD car?
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Re: Citroen Mechanic in the South West

Post by Dieselman » Sat Jan 09, 2021 7:30 am

The car is LHD, so no bell-crank.

I think a hydraulics flush will fix the issue.

It's easy to do. With the car at the lowest height empty the hydraulic reservoir and clean it out, clean the filters, fill with Hydrarincage, drive for 3000 miles, drain and fill with new LHM.
To ensure the flush has reached the brake calipers, bleed the brakes.

https://www.gsfcarparts.com/980pc0130

The flush is available from other sources.

Flushing hydraulic systems is common practice in industrial applications, so flushing oils should be available from hydraulic oil suppliers.

Worth reading.
https://www.machinerylubrication.com/Re ... lic-system
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Re: Citroen Mechanic in the South West

Post by White Exec » Sat Jan 09, 2021 1:13 pm

I've just last week had 5L of H'cage from Citroen here, to replace my spare - €27.
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Re: Citroen Mechanic in the South West

Post by Dieselman » Sat Jan 09, 2021 2:27 pm

Here is WhiteExec's original post regarding Hydraflush at Citroen dealers. There is no guarantee that Citroen dealers in the UK can obtain this via the UK concessionaire.
White Exec wrote:
Fri Oct 05, 2018 3:47 pm
Just for info, this is Citroen's part no. for Total Hydraurincage, 5-litre
11350 01 Hydraulic suspension/steering fluid
...further described in Parts as System Cleaning, Total Hydraurincage

Might help with Cit parts counters that claim not to have heard of it, or that it can't be found.
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Re: Citroen Mechanic in the South West

Post by Betweenthewheels » Wed Jan 13, 2021 9:06 am

Thanks for that Chris - very comprehensive.
Will print off this great advice and bring in with me on Friday. Car booked into Salters in Devon as recommended. Will update here when sorted out. Thanks again.
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Re: Citroen Mechanic in the South West

Post by DerekB » Sat Jan 16, 2021 9:04 pm

I recently bought Hydraurincage from here
https://shop.citroenclassics.co.uk/hydr ... s-51-p.asp
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Re: Citroen Mechanic in the South West

Post by White Exec » Sun Jan 17, 2021 7:11 am

Good to see a UK stockist of it, even if top price. Not easy to find these days.
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Re: Citroen Mechanic in the South West

Post by Dieselman » Sun Jan 17, 2021 7:38 am

I suspect it is similar to most other mineral based flushing oils, which are often kerosene based and widely available.
92 2.1SED M.RP5740 ECZ Sable Phenicien
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94 2.1SD A.RP 6218 ERT Triton Green
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Re: Citroen Mechanic in the South West

Post by White Exec » Sun Jan 17, 2021 11:02 am

It's LHM with some added solvents.
Total's MSDS sheet has the composition.
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