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    I'm planning to replace the two accumulators in the lower engine bay. At least I think they are both accumulators, one main and one brake? The main is leaking and the brake one looks ancient. I'm planning to order them from CXBasis, what seals should i also order so that I have a complete set of replacement parts?
    or is there a better place to purchase the right set?

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    Citroworld, about 30 Euros per sphere + reasonable postage. Cheap as chips.
    Seals usually come with the spheres, again, they're only a couple of Euros each, same as a D series seal.

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    John at DS motors (BNE) just overhauled my main accumulator at a very reasonable cost. He has heaps of good spheres available too.


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    You can't overhaul accumulators (unless they are DS ). All they can do is regas them and possibly spray some shiny paint on the outside. I suggest new spheres is by far the best option for accumulators, especially the brake accumulator. They aren't expensive like they were in the past.

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    Can you clarify for a novice please;

    the Main sphere = acculumlator sphere?
    the Brake sphere = the same as above?

    so I order 2x accumulator spheres?


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    yeah an accumulator is an accumulator regardless of where it's fitted. If they are spec'd/listed differently, the pressure will just vary slightly.

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    Here are some really cheap welded (one piece) spheres, I can't believe they're so inexpensive.
    Dunno about the freight from France, but the price is right!

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    Seems like all models catered for.

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    They'll likely be the IFHS variety. Welded accumulators are nominally filled to 62Bar when new. Accumulator spheres have no damper in the threaded end, but that's also true of Hydractive stiffness regulators. On a CX, it takes a little bit of work to get at the main and brake accumulators down the bottom, so not fitting new items is probably a false economy.
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    I recall (grom discussions with Steeley) there are dual diaphram versions as fitted in the late Xantias available. They would last much longer. Changing accumulators can be awkward operation in some models so if there was a long lasting sphere that would be great.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kimmo View Post
    I recall (grom discussions with Steeley) there are dual diaphram versions as fitted in the late Xantias available. They would last much longer. Changing accumulators can be awkward operation in some models so if there was a long lasting sphere that would be great.

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    Oops, I meant the main regulator was rebuilt.


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    Quote Originally Posted by kimmo View Post
    I recall (grom discussions with Steeley) there are dual diaphram versions as fitted in the late Xantias available. They would last much longer. Changing accumulators can be awkward operation in some models so if there was a long lasting sphere that would be great.

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    Now that IS interesting. Do we know where to get them and what precisely to ask for?
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