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    Default Oil light coming on

    Its in the Duck when I brake a little hard or turn hard

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    Its got full oil , actually my secret mix

    Can it be explained ?
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    Its OK it was the brake fluid low level that was flashing on , Where do I get brake fluid for the Duck?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Renburg View Post
    Its OK it was the brake fluid low level that was flashing on , Where do I get brake fluid for the Duck?
    DON"T PUT ANYTHING IN IT UNTIL YOU HAVE SORTED FLUID TYPE.... . IT MIGHT BE LHM. You will need to first check. If you use the wrong fluid, you will destroy every seal in the brakes!
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    I'm no 2CV expert, but I do have a 1971 manual. Here is the page- Oil light coming on-screenshot-15.jpg

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    Quote Originally Posted by Renburg View Post
    Its OK it was the brake fluid low level that was flashing on , Where do I get brake fluid for the Duck?
    The answer is pretty simple. Is your car disc brake up front or drum brake? Disc brake will be LHM. Look at your reservoir. Is the fluid green or caramel yellow? Green is LHM. There should be a warning plaque plastered on the reservoir if it's an LHM car.

    The low fluid level, if you have no leaks will likely be worn pads. Check that before you top off the reservoir.
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    I bet the insulation on the oil sender wire is chafed. When you brake or turn it makes a ground and the light goes on.
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    Thanks , its a Disk one and LHM can I mix some up , I have kero

    and castor oil
    and nitromethane

    Cetane improver

    and ether

    and 20 year old motor oil

    and Meth spirit

    and 2 stroke oil

    and C10 hydraulic oil , and Tonna 220

    Power steering fluid

    High vacuum grease and silicon oil

    Would olive oil do it

    I can get Soya bean oil or bannana oil , and I know where some linseed oil is, very thick 30 years old
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    Why not just put in pure water. It will solve you Duck problems forever.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Renburg View Post
    Thanks , its a Disk one and LHM can I mix some up , I have kero

    and castor oil
    and nitromethane

    Cetane improver

    and ether

    and 20 year old motor oil

    and Meth spirit

    and 2 stroke oil

    and C10 hydraulic oil , and Tonna 220

    Power steering fluid

    High vacuum grease and silicon oil

    Would olive oil do it

    I can get Soya bean oil or bannana oil , and I know where some linseed oil is, very thick 30 years old
    I cook a lot with olive oil, but I don't know what the boiling point is. The brakes get a little warm, you could smell like some Italian or Greek food going down the street.

    Now I'm hungry. Thanks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by daffyduck View Post
    I bet the insulation on the oil sender wire is chafed. When you brake or turn it makes a ground and the light goes on.
    Worth a check.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hotrodelectric View Post
    I cook a lot with olive oil, but I don't know what the boiling point is. The brakes get a little warm, you could smell like some Italian or Greek food going down the street.

    Now I'm hungry. Thanks.
    Don't forget that once the fluid boils you'll be enjoying some Russian as well.

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    Another thing too , what is the thread on the grease nipple

    that does the kingpins

    its not 1/4 UNF , its just a little bigger

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    OK ECAS has M7 by 1 Grease nipples , I guess Repco can get some in if I ask

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    Quote Originally Posted by Renburg View Post
    OK ECAS has M7 by 1 Grease nipples , I guess Repco can get some in if I ask
    x1? That's a little coarse. I would have thought 1.25 or 1.50. John, do you know?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hotrodelectric View Post
    x1? That's a little coarse. I would have thought 1.25 or 1.50. John, do you know?
    The Citroen are 1mm pitch , I checked them

    , the 1/4 UNF ones you get at Repco are 28TPI which is close to 1 mm pitch but not right,

    its 1.1 mm pitch and the diameter is a little small

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hotrodelectric View Post
    x1? That's a little coarse. I would have thought 1.25 or 1.50. John, do you know?
    Actually it is the other way 'round' 1mm = 25.4 threads per inch. 1.5 = just about 17 threads per inch. Metric pitch is the distance between each thread.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Renburg View Post
    The Citroen are 1mm pitch , I checked them

    , the 1/4 UNF ones you get at Repco are 28TPI which is close to 1 mm pitch but not right,

    its 1.1 mm pitch and the diameter is a little small
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    Actually it is the other way 'round' 1mm = 25.4 threads per inch. 1.5 = just about 17 threads per inch. Metric pitch is the distance between each thread.

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    They seem rare these 7 mm Grease nipples , I have seen 6 and 8 mm but not 7

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    Quote Originally Posted by Renburg View Post
    Thanks , its a Disk one and LHM can I mix some up , I have kero

    and castor oil
    and nitromethane

    Cetane improver

    and ether

    and 20 year old motor oil

    and Meth spirit

    and 2 stroke oil

    and C10 hydraulic oil , and Tonna 220

    Power steering fluid

    High vacuum grease and silicon oil

    Would olive oil do it

    I can get Soya bean oil or bannana oil , and I know where some linseed oil is, very thick 30 years old
    mmmm, You sound like "Heisenberg" of hydraulic fluid !
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    Quote Originally Posted by Renburg View Post
    They seem rare these 7 mm Grease nipples , I have seen 6 and 8 mm but not 7
    Do a search - found more than a few here in the US - even on EBay of all places .

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    Apart from your oil light coming on, do you have an illuminated instrument panel or do all your headlights work?

    My 2CV seems to be very frugal in using electricity at night. Fortunately, in peak hour, every other car has its lights on and working so I can see them. I work on the fact that my 2CV at night, without lights, looks like a water buffalo. Since most city drivers have no experience in dodging water buffaloes or indeed of hitting them, they tend to stay well clear of tempting such an experience. So far, so good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JBN View Post
    Apart from your oil light coming on, do you have an illuminated instrument panel or do all your headlights work?

    My 2CV seems to be very frugal in using electricity at night. Fortunately, in peak hour, every other car has its lights on and working so I can see them. I work on the fact that my 2CV at night, without lights, looks like a water buffalo. Since most city drivers have no experience in dodging water buffaloes or indeed of hitting them, they tend to stay well clear of tempting such an experience. So far, so good.

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    Water buffalo ??? More likely a cane toad with a HUGE ego.

    I was amused to read of "very frugal in using electricity at night" .. a big LED light bar will solve that easily. Installed in front of the sunroof a quick reach up and twist of the drivers wrist can arrange for low and high beam in the one installation...or maybe even a piece of string.All good raiders will have them soon.
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    Very practical update fritzelhund. I would suggest two strings running in channels under the fabric roof so that it doesn't have to be open on wet nights. Nice finger size rings on the strings in front of the driver, pull one for dip, the other for high. Perhaps to avoid confusion, the high string should be red, the low green ? A little ingenuity could even organise red & green LEDs on the rings to indicate their settings.
    I think this mod. would be very much in character with the car.

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    We are starting to overcomplicate an inherently stupid car.

    I was hoping that without headlights, the car would fall into a slumber and use less petrol.

    I am also still looking for these nipples that Renburg is trying to grease. In that regard, the 2CV is quite different to the CX, I don't think it kept abreast of the times.

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    Hi John , they are on the bottom of the kingpins, and are M7 ,

    unusual ??

    Now that its hot weather I am changing my secret formula to work better ,

    a lot of Zinc is a good thing here

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