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    Hello fellow citroeniste...I've just replaced both front spheres on the GS and the front is still very firm.. any suggestions as to why this may be the case? Cheers

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    there flat .... just because there new doesn't mean they havne't been sitting on a shelf waiting to be sold for a decade. Pull them off and get them pressure tested.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DoubleChevron View Post
    there flat .... just because there new doesn't mean they havne't been sitting on a shelf waiting to be sold for a decade. Pull them off and get them pressure tested.

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    Oh great! This could be a loooong process ...getting them pressure tested then having them replaced from Germany! Thanks for the heads up Shane.

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    Quote Originally Posted by raver View Post
    Oh great! This could be a loooong process ...getting them pressure tested then having them replaced from Germany! Thanks for the heads up Shane.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DoubleChevron View Post
    Do you ever drive over to Melbourne ?
    On the odd occasion, really like Victoria.... lovely place...would luv to drive the GS over there very soon! btw. Shane I just started the GS again and all seems fine

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    I was going to say I can test them before you send them back. Is there anyone in Adelaide with a pressure tester. It sounds like it's all fixed now either way

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    Quote Originally Posted by DoubleChevron View Post
    I was going to say I can test them before you send them back. Is there anyone in Adelaide with a pressure tester. It sounds like it's all fixed now either way

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    Thanks for the offer Shane... Oleopneumatics here in SA have a pressure tester.. hopefully it's all sorted now...can't imagine ze germans sending me +10yr spheres half way round the world... there usually meticulous and trustworthy in my experience but then again there's always a first time! Cheers

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    Is there a computer-printed ink stamping on the face of the sphere? If they're anything like the ones I get, they'll have the production date on them. Hope this is helpful.
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    They're always worth testing before fitting to a car whether new or not.
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    Quote Originally Posted by donat View Post
    Is there a computer-printed ink stamping on the face of the sphere? If they're anything like the ones I get, they'll have the production date on them. Hope this is helpful.
    Yes there is printing on them, GS 55 ...... , can't recall seeing a date, will re-check in the morning there's also a white label sticker.

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    Manufacture date is June 2010... I'm told this shoud'nt be an issue, I'll be driving the GS today to fit 2 new tyres and will take note of suspension behaviour, apparently newly installed spheres can take a bit of time to settle

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    Um, can I call BS? A new sphere should be noticeable straight away - typically at a technical day when spheres are regassed and fitted, the change is instantly noticeable. However, if you also do some Citrobics (car up and down through full suspension travel a few times) you may notice more difference as it can provide some lubrication to the struts and pistons. Typically at a tech day post refitting the car is put through a few height cycles.
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    Quote Originally Posted by UFO View Post
    Um, can I call BS? A new sphere should be noticeable straight away - typically at a technical day when spheres are regassed and fitted, the change is instantly noticeable. However, if you also do some Citrobics (car up and down through full suspension travel a few times) you may notice more difference as it can provide some lubrication to the struts and pistons. Typically at a tech day post refitting the car is put through a few height cycles.
    Well put !

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    You should just do what someone in the Hunter region once had done to their GS. They got the local garage to weld shock absorbers onto the car. They were still left wondering why the car continued to ride hard!
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    Quote Originally Posted by UFO View Post
    Um, can I call BS? A new sphere should be noticeable straight away - typically at a technical day when spheres are regassed and fitted, the change is instantly noticeable. However, if you also do some Citrobics (car up and down through full suspension travel a few times) you may notice more difference as it can provide some lubrication to the struts and pistons. Typically at a tech day post refitting the car is put through a few height cycles.
    DS a bit of aussie ingenuity hey?..... ummmm no thanks

    Tried the Citrobics yesterday ...seemed better after the workout, will test tom to see if it really did the trick...Cheers
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    Are they the correct spheres ? Is the ride height correct ?

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