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Re: New member: 1996 V6

Post by citroenxm » Sat May 07, 2022 5:44 am

I have a selection of prv V6 parts available thay I want to unload .. Being starters.. Water hoses.. Some fuel injectors. Etc..

Being an Prv too makes it a sinker car rather the the downgraded anti sink.
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Re: New member: 1996 V6

Post by m0rda » Sat May 07, 2022 7:45 am

Thanks!
I'll keep that in mind and would let you know if I'll need any motor spares.
So far, I am looking for minor electric and interior components.
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Re: New member: 1996 V6

Post by Flegmaatikko » Sun May 08, 2022 12:15 am

m0rda wrote:
Fri May 06, 2022 10:44 pm
This is very prudent - I am usually carrying only 1 litre bottle of LHM in the trunk :)
By the way, the MOT during the registration has only one comment: "Power steering ram has slight seeepage from a joint Offside". I wonder how bad/dangerous is that with Diravi?
I’m afraid that it is somewhat bad news for you because leak that you described is typical first signs of failing seals inside the Diravi. Usually it starts leaking to right rack boot and after a while it starts leaking badly to left boot. Luckily you can order new sealing kit from CX-Basis (I include link below) but replacing them is pretty big job and depending of situation you can get away by just replacing seals but there is a chance that you need referb or make new piston and cylinder if they are corroded and scratched.

There is few ways how you can do this job. You can do it without removing rack from the car but it is fairly difficult due to lack of space. Second option is to take Diravi off the car and replace seals but to get it off you need to: take exhaust off, disconnect pipes to front struts, lower the subframe 5mm from the front and 150mm from the back, etc, etc. I can try to make a “how to” for you if you want.

http://www.cx-basis.de/dichtsatz-lenkun ... 15671.html

Ps. Sorry for my bad English and maybe messy write-up.

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Re: New member: 1996 V6

Post by Dieselman » Sun May 08, 2022 6:34 am

Flegmaatikko wrote:
Sun May 08, 2022 12:15 am

Ps. Sorry for my bad English and maybe messy write-up.
Perfectly written, great first post, welcome to the forum.

I did think it would be the Diravi rack leaking, which unlike the standard Pas rack which has a seperate ram on the outside of the rack unit, the Diravi is internal actually part of the rack itself, so any fluid leaking out has to be from that.
Hopefully new seals fixes it.
This is the third leaking Diravi rack we have had members post about in the last three months...and Rhd Xm don't have Diravi, so are not very common on this forum.

I would be interested in a write-up of stripping the Diravi down.

If the rack can't be repaired tecnosir are offering reconditioned ones.
https://www.tecnosir.com/product/202492 ... rvotronic-

I believe that Pleaides in Sawtry, Uk, would be able to deal with a leaking Diravi system, likewise any specialist that deals with Cx or Sm, likewise, though they may just send the rack to Pleaides.
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Re: New member: 1996 V6

Post by Dieselman » Sun May 08, 2022 6:45 am

m0rda wrote:
Fri May 06, 2022 10:44 pm
This is very prudent - I am usually carrying only 1 litre bottle of LHM in the trunk :)
I wouldn't normally carry any spare LHM, but when a car is new to you it's worth carrying a bottle.

If the pipes are in good condition they won't rupture, deal with any leaks that you have. A split return pipe, will make a mess, but won't lose a significant quantity of fluid.
The only return that will lose a lot of fluid is the power steering return, same as any car with Pas.
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92 2.1SD M.RP 5685 ENT Blue Sideral
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92 2.1SD A.RP 5698 EJV Mandarin
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Re: New member: 1996 V6

Post by m0rda » Sun May 08, 2022 7:57 am

Flegmaatikko wrote:
Sun May 08, 2022 12:15 am
Ps. Sorry for my bad English and maybe messy write-up.
Flegmaatikko, that`s a great and useful advice - thank you very much!
Exactly what is needed, I`ll be using the link to get spare gaskets.
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Re: New member: 1996 V6

Post by m0rda » Sun May 08, 2022 8:02 am

Dieselman wrote:
Sun May 08, 2022 6:34 am
If the rack can't be repaired tecnosir are offering reconditioned ones.
https://www.tecnosir.com/product/202492 ... rvotronic-
Thanks, Dieselman!
That`s great to know that reconditioned racks are still around. The price of 585 Euro seems to be reasonable.
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