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White Exec
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Orga / RP numbers: RP7165
1996 2.5TD saloon, manual, Polar White
Location: ex-Ealing, Cheshire, W.Sussex & Surrey. Now living in Sayalonga (Malaga, Spain)

Re: Hello!

Post by White Exec » Tue Apr 10, 2018 5:47 am

Could you turn that Allen bolt with an 8mm flat ratchet spanner fitted with an 8mm hex bit (or short length of hex key)?
Chris
1996 XM 2.5TD Exclusive RP7165 Polar White
2003 RAV4 D4D 2.0 5dr LHD Silver WORKHORSE
1989 BX19RD Delage Red Deceased; 1998 ZX 1.9D Avantage auto Triton Green Company car 1998-2001; 2001 Xantia 1.8i auto Wicked Red Company car 2001-2003

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Dean
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Re: Hello!

Post by Dean » Tue Apr 10, 2018 7:41 am

You could if you have one, in reality though it's not that tight to get to, 10 minutes to change the belt is ample and in terms of most engines the belt is very easy to change as it is sat right on top of the engine. Its actually easier to change than the belt on the 2.0 engine.

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Pibbow
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Re: Hello!

Post by Pibbow » Tue Apr 10, 2018 10:30 am

Dean

10mins! your giving me a complex already and I've not even started yet! this is me your talking to...........as you will discover as this journey unfolds!

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Re: Hello!

Post by Dean » Tue Apr 10, 2018 11:30 am

Lol, think of it more as a target to aim for, or a challenge, i'll time you!

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Re: Hello!

Post by Jan-hendrik » Tue Apr 10, 2018 11:40 am

Could you turn that Allen bolt with an 8mm flat ratchet spanner fitted with an 8mm hex bit (or short length of hex key)?
Yes, this is one of my favorite tools for working on the ES9J4!
2000 XM 3.0 V6 24v Exclusive Auto Vert Vega - 80k km LHD RP8569

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Re: Hello!

Post by Pibbow » Tue Apr 10, 2018 5:02 pm

Jan-hendrik wrote:
Could you turn that Allen bolt with an 8mm flat ratchet spanner fitted with an 8mm hex bit (or short length of hex key)?
Yes, this is one of my favorite tools for working on the ES9J4!
Gentlemen, she's alive!Image

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Re: Hello!

Post by Pibbow » Tue Apr 10, 2018 5:04 pm

Pibbow wrote:
Jan-hendrik wrote:
Could you turn that Allen bolt with an 8mm flat ratchet spanner fitted with an 8mm hex bit (or short length of hex key)?
Yes, this is one of my favorite tools for working on the ES9J4!
Gentlemen, she's alive!Image

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2 hours and 20 mind Dean! Still its worked

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White Exec
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1996 2.5TD saloon, manual, Polar White
Location: ex-Ealing, Cheshire, W.Sussex & Surrey. Now living in Sayalonga (Malaga, Spain)

Re: Hello!

Post by White Exec » Tue Apr 10, 2018 5:24 pm

"Old Citroens never die, they just settle down..."
Chris
1996 XM 2.5TD Exclusive RP7165 Polar White
2003 RAV4 D4D 2.0 5dr LHD Silver WORKHORSE
1989 BX19RD Delage Red Deceased; 1998 ZX 1.9D Avantage auto Triton Green Company car 1998-2001; 2001 Xantia 1.8i auto Wicked Red Company car 2001-2003

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Re: Hello!

Post by Pibbow » Tue Apr 10, 2018 5:53 pm

She is leaking something from underneath, an oil haze but watery a bit like diesel but not obviously. I will try to find the cause on Thursday as I'm away from home tomorrow white sheet under her if its dry then.

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Re: Hello!

Post by MTXM » Tue Apr 10, 2018 7:17 pm

That is fantastic news Peter and now she just needs a good clean!! The oily haze that you mentioned will very likely be a pin-hole in a high pressure brake or suspension pipe. With regards, Matthew T.
1989 V6 Exclusive (Poland car)
1990 V6sei auto (grey auto)
1990 V6sei manual (gold car)
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