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    How long is long enough for a D to fully rise to the occasion? From first thing say in the morning, and also after been parked for an hour or so?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bad Bertie View Post
    How long is long enough for a D to fully rise to the occasion? From first thing say in the morning, and also after been parked for an hour or so?
    Is that D for dick or D for Citroen D.

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    Haha!

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    It depends on how interested you get it.
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    If the spheres are functioning should rise quickly, like a minute then stay up all day and night, if it drops after an hour or so, gassing or seals definitely needed, also your accumulators can majorly effect the whole scenario. If you do the old push down on all sides front and back over suspension trick and if its stiff then regas on the list, should be firm but spongy bouncy like a 2CV.
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    Hi Bert, Have you found a D that you like? Mine takes around 30 seconds and I'm not skiting!

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    Quote Originally Posted by forumnoreason View Post
    If the spheres are functioning should rise quickly, like a minute then stay up all day and night, if it drops after an hour or so, gassing or seals definitely needed, also your accumulators can majorly effect the whole scenario. If you do the old push down on all sides front and back over suspension trick and if its stiff then regas on the list, should be firm but spongy bouncy like a 2CV.
    Thank you very much,nice to get a serious answer to a serious question!.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JAJEA View Post
    Hi Bert, Have you found a D that you like? Mine takes around 30 seconds and I'm not skiting!
    Yes, i am looking at one at the moment.

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    From not being used for many weeks, my D rose to ride height this morning in around 40 seconds. Later in the day after an hour or more rest it was right to go in about 25 seconds.
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    stop watches on! And he drove the fastest rising D in the west.
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    I guess if you're looking at buying one you ideally want to visit the vendor and see it started stone cold, that'll show up any running issues from the word go, and will give a clear idea of what state the spheres are in, and if it produces green wee wee etc etc.

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    Hi Bert,what are you planning;they are not a fast getaway car unless you have an accomplice sitting in it waiting for you and idling,Andy.

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    Note that a car with "flat" spheres (ie no or little gas) will rise quicker than a car with good spheres. This is because it takes more fluid volume to compress the gas before the suspension pistons are displaced.

    A good main accumulator sphere will allow the car to maintain height longer after the engine is stopped.
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    Quote Originally Posted by UFO View Post
    From not being used for many weeks, my D rose to ride height this morning in around 40 seconds. Later in the day after an hour or more rest it was right to go in about 25 seconds.

    Same, same.

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