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    Default $75.00 for an XM front strut return pipe

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    Way, way, way better than "No longer available" .......................

    Haven't you worked it out yet... EVERYTHING to do with XM's is both expensive and extremelly frustrating and long winded to do....
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    NFP is becoming a problem with XM and Xantia, but this is an easy job. The hose and clip are the same parts as used on any Xantia or C5 and with LDS and LHM. There are aftermarket versions with a clip on eBay for rather less and they'd probably be OK. It's also worth scrounging from a wreck if still supple, but you are better off buying a new clip or cutting off the pad from an old clip and holding it all on with a hoseclamp. There are special pliers to fit the clip (R-clip), but a regular hoseclamp eliminates the need for it.
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    Already have bought it and was going to use nylon electrical ties to hold it on but, I can't find where I put them.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by WRB View Post
    Already have bought it and was going to use nylon electrical ties to hold it on but, I can't find where I put them.....
    Have you looked under your partner's pillow. . .

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    Why not buy Clic Clip pliers? They cost about $40/pr but then you can use genuine style clips everywhere - faster than Jubilee clips and equally secure.

    eg: Hose Clip Pliers Clic and Clic-R Type Collars ( CLIC AND CLICK - R TYPE ) 1385 | eBay

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    Quote Originally Posted by WRB View Post
    ... was going to use nylon electrical ties to hold it on...
    That is unlikely to work well if it is just the ties as it will squash the middle and may not be tight enough to ensure it seals permanently. You must have the rectangular pad that is part of the factory clip in place so that it places the load at the edges of the rubber block that sits against the strut. A new clip is the best option, but they do not always fit together securely when reused.

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    I have come to notice lately that anything, regardless of weight, bought off eBay UK tends to cost around $60.00 postage. Anyway, once I have the CX, I won't have the modern clips to worry about....

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    PS: Hi David, I was (am) going to cut the square part off the original clip and replace it under a banjo clip
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    The one I linked was £21 including airmail to Australia.

    Anyone can use internally relieved pincers (like your large size Stewart-Macdonald fret cutting pincers?) to apply the correct clips in these instances, it does take a small "fiddle" to get the hook engaged on its matching finger (usually with small flat blade driver in the other hand), which is where the correct pliers save irritation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by David S View Post
    NFP is becoming a problem with XM and Xantia, but this is an easy job. The hose and clip are the same parts as used on any Xantia or C5 and with LDS and LHM. There are aftermarket versions with a clip on eBay for rather less and they'd probably be OK. It's also worth scrounging from a wreck if still supple, but you are better off buying a new clip or cutting off the pad from an old clip and holding it all on with a hoseclamp. There are special pliers to fit the clip (R-clip), but a regular hoseclamp eliminates the need for it.
    EAI list a return hose - 95050399 HYDRAULIC RETURN HOSE-CITROEN XANTIA/C5 $27.00
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    Thanks for letting me know that Chris - guess I'l just pop outside and hang myself from the clothsline.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by WRB View Post
    Thanks for letting me know that Chris - guess I'l just pop outside and hang myself from the clothsline.....
    Please don't do that . . .










    you'll wreck it

    If it makes you feel any better they appear to list the clamp as a separate part?

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    Is the EAI part the genuine article though? It could be, but that's obviously not essential. I have view non-factory rubber items with some suspicion after being burnt by some aftermarket items and not just for the DS. Their LDS and LHM was in Ferodo bottles, not Total.

    The clamp can be expensive by itself.

    Change the oil in the clothesline to make adjustment to the correct height easier.
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    Quote Originally Posted by David S View Post
    Is the EAI part the genuine article though? It could be, but that's obviously not essential. I have view non-factory rubber items with some suspicion after being burnt by some aftermarket items and not just for the DS. Their LDS and LHM was in Ferodo bottles, not Total.

    The clamp can be expensive by itself.

    Change the oil in the clothesline to make adjustment to the correct height easier.
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    At $27.00 the return hose would be worth a look, I'd carry one as a spare if we had an EAI in Brisbane. No price on the clamp so that could be a deal breaker.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GreenBlood View Post
    Funny you should say that. . .
    Yes, an idea from Qld. Must be the heat or too many bananas. (... which could also be applied if the hoist makes noise.)

    Smart to change both if they are the original hoses. You can lose a lot of LHM/LDS via a strut, so keeping the better of the old ones as a spare in the boot can't hurt.

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    No doubt well below pro-quality and straight from Chine, but it's only a little more expensive to buy ....
    a kit of hose pliers like this for $42+freight:
    7pc Hose Clamp Plier SET Flexible Tool KIT Mechanics Clips Fuel Remover Lock JAW | eBay
    If the freight is too much, then the same thing is here for $60 posted:
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    couldn't you just use a ligarex clamp... Job done for next ot nothing
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    Ligarex or similar steel banding would be fine if you tighten it enough and salvage the metal pad.

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    Sorry, can't hear you, I am out the back hanging from the clothsline......

    EAI usually only deal with OEM so, I should have gone there first. I think I will give "Appleton Street" a miss for spares in future.
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    Sorry, can't hear you, I am out the back hanging from the clothsline......

    using a nylon electrical tie?

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    Quote Originally Posted by badabec View Post
    Sorry, can't hear you, I am out the back hanging from the clothsline......

    using a nylon electrical tie?
    No, I used the square part from the old clip under a banjo clip. No leaks so, all fixed

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