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    Hi everyone in Citroen land!

    Its been a while since seeking the the help of Le Frog community. Now I have found my way to Citroens.

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    Today a 88 CXA 25 2.5 injected Prestige arrived today in Virginia. Since I've never touched one, until 4 hours ago. I must ask a few things.

    Does anyone have a owners manual for the car?

    I have a Haynes book on the way. Already printed the factory one.

    She has a few LHM leaks, cracked brake hoses-I can go on. It does raise and lower just fine though. When in the high up selection. The stop lights come on. Pass front ram thingy leaks a lot....

    Of course the big one. Where do you guys get your parts from? I know of western hemispheres in the USA.

    I tried the search feature, with no luck. Might have been the way I did it. So if all this is already covered somewhere-

    "Me so sorry"!

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    That looks nice.

    Try googling "CX Basis" - good parts supplier in Germany with a good on line catalogue. Don't buy except in batches as postage is a minimum 40 Euro, or was last time I needed them.

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    small LHM leaks will just be the return lines. It will probably need new "octopuses". There is two branches of return lines that can split as they age ( 30+ years). You can repair them, but as the lines are old and deteriated the repair never lasts. It's not a big job to fit new return lines and fix the issue into the distant future though.

    Flashing light on high just means the reseviour needs to be topped up. USE ONLY LHM NEVER EVER BRAKE FLUID !!!

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    Very good then. When it dries out, I'll report back with my findings.

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    Nice looking car Adam.

    As Shane says, put the suspension on high with the engine running and check the LHM level. Sounds like it will need a top up. Make sure you only use genuine LHM. Penrite make a good LHM, now called LHM Plus, which you should be able to get hold of over there. Top it up until the float is between the guide lines on the glass bubble at the reservoir when the car is on "high".

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    Here is the CX Basis shop page Adam. CX-BASIS :: eShop
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    Make sure you read and understand this thread re the risk of being crushed under the vehicles. Don't take chances!
    Hydraulic Citroen Safety - also applies in part to other cars

    You can find more manuals and information via:
    https://sites.google.com/site/citroenpublicationslist/
    You may find a handbook there, but USA would presumably be a different print to other markets. You have very little chance of finding one from this end of the world though. eBay or even Abebooks?

    Jaguar and RR and Maserati used the mineral oil systems in some of their products, so those are other options for LHM if you get stuck. Total is not the only supplier of the stuff and it's sold via Bendix, Ferodo, Penrite, Castrol and so on.
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    Will read up on now. Don't wanna get squished like a bug!
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    You have found yourself one of the best cars ever built. Fix the LHM leaks, I would suggest buying new hoses from CX basis for all the return lines. Not that many on a CX and not that hard to fit. While you are at it buy a new tank to pump suction line and that will replace all the rubber lines. As part of your order, get a pair of flywheel sensors, one thing to always have as a spare in the boot.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Greg C View Post
    You have found yourself one of the best cars ever built. Fix the LHM leaks, I would suggest buying new hoses from CX basis for all the return lines. Not that many on a CX and not that hard to fit. While you are at it buy a new tank to pump suction line and that will replace all the rubber lines. As part of your order, get a pair of flywheel sensors, one thing to always have as a spare in the boot.
    Did you notice his car is a Prestige He should only need 1 flywheel sensor being an '88 model

    seeya,
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    '63 ID19 http://www.aussiefrogs.com/forum/showthread.php?t=90325
    '72 DS21 ie 5spd pallas (last looked at ... about 15years ago)
    '78 GS1220 pallas
    '92 Range Rover Classic ... 5spd manual.

    Yay ... No Slugomatics


    Modern Junk:
    '07 Poogoe 407 HDi 6spd manual

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    Didn't know they changed it. Still one is always a good spare.
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