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    I have just discovered a flat-to-the rim tyre on my C5 and I can't find the handbook - do I need to do anything with the suspension settings before I jack the car or just go ahead?

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    Put it on high put jack under the car drop to low back to high to remove


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    You need to start the engine and put it on high so it will pump itself up and you don't have to strain the jack as much.

    What engine do you have - an RHR. I have a pdf of the owners manual for my 2008 RHR 2L HDI. PM me your email and I will send it to you.

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    Also, it's not a bad idea to slacken the LDS reservoir cap. Tighten after you've finished changing the tyre an have it at normal ride height again. It ensures the reservoir doesn't end up bloated.

    You may be able to find the handbooks online here without having an account at Citroen Service:
    http://public.servicebox-parts.com/dtt/AC/ddb/
    It's one of the free services and I think doesn't need a logon to access.
    Enlarge the window a little and select the language at top right, then choose your car.
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    Does your car still have those awful security bolts with the key doovy? If so BE CAREFUL - do not overdo it and do not lose the key.

    If you do still have those security bolts, get to your nearest Citroen or Peugeot dealer, buy four new plain bolts, remove the security pieces of crap and replace with the plain bolts. Chuck the security things and key in the nearest recycle bin.
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    Quote Originally Posted by UFO View Post
    Does your car still have those awful security bolts with the key doovy? If so BE CAREFUL - do not overdo it and do not lose the key.

    If you do still have those security bolts, get to your nearest Citroen or Peugeot dealer, buy four new plain bolts, remove the security pieces of crap and replace with the plain bolts. Chuck the security things and key in the nearest recycle bin.
    Great advice M. UFO. I got mine off Ebay at a very reasonable price. Required after losing the special wheel nut socket, which was found after two anti theft items had been removed with great difficulty. ( I had somehow left the special socket on a wheel stud and popped the plastic wheel centre cover on trapping it inside the wheel. ) These anti theft bolts are designed with a head that is sacrificial. It is a waisted design that leaves a bolt that is therefore impossible to grip and extract without destruction. I have learned there are several ( 4 or 5 ) different socket patterns on the anti theft part so even finding another anti theft socket will most likely result in frustration .... besides who would steal a C5 wheel in OZ ???

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    Quote Originally Posted by fritzelhund View Post
    besides who would steal a C5 wheel in OZ ???
    I would! Like this I would have a pair of Michelin Primacy, instead of one, and unable to by another one in OZ!
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    Quote Originally Posted by fritzelhund View Post
    Great advice M. UFO. I got mine off Ebay at a very reasonable price. Required after losing the special wheel nut socket, which was found after two anti theft items had been removed with great difficulty. ( I had somehow left the special socket on a wheel stud and popped the plastic wheel centre cover on trapping it inside the wheel. ) These anti theft bolts are designed with a head that is sacrificial. It is a waisted design that leaves a bolt that is therefore impossible to grip and extract without destruction. I have learned there are several ( 4 or 5 ) different socket patterns on the anti theft part so even finding another anti theft socket will most likely result in frustration .... besides who would steal a C5 wheel in OZ ???
    Are you saying that there is only 4 or 5 key combinations


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    Quote Originally Posted by dmccurtayne View Post
    Are you saying that there is only 4 or 5 key combinations


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    That is what I am lead to believe. You use the word "key" .. they are not actually keyed as such, just use a different wobbly shape on the top of the stud, that matches to an identical wobbly socket. Mt point was that even if you did borrow a security socket from the dude in the next suburb, chances are his security socket would probably not fit your security studs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by harrisson_citroen View Post
    I would! Like this I would have a pair of Michelin Primacy, instead of one, and unable to by another one in OZ!
    What more can I say !!! giving a Gallic shrug of the shoulders.

    The DS 'automatique" is probably safe from thieves, and a BVH even safer. Only a limited number of people in OZ would know how to even start a BVH.
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    Looks like a key to me Iím just confused have you ever seen one I must have removed 100 of these over the years and only ever matched a max of three pins of my stash to the customers bolts going on the position of the pins quite a lot of combinations would be available.
    The best way to remove these if not to damaged is knock one or two pins out of a donor key and line them up unless done up to 200nm


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    Quote Originally Posted by UFO View Post
    Does your car still have those awful security bolts with the key doovy? If so BE CAREFUL - do not overdo it and do not lose the key.

    If you do still have those security bolts, get to your nearest Citroen or Peugeot dealer, buy four new plain bolts, remove the security pieces of crap and replace with the plain bolts. Chuck the security things and key in the nearest recycle bin.
    No it doesn't. Of course, I managed to lose the special socket a year or so ago, then something else happened to one of the wheels. There was an exorbitant price and/or wait attached to the process of acquiring a coded replacement, so my mechanic drilled the buggers out and replaced them with standard bolts the next day. Couple of hundred bucks well spent.
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    Thanks for the offer Ken, I managed to find it a bit later. Yes, mine is the 2.0 HDi as well.
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    I stand corrected. The "key" is in fact a set of "pins" ... my error. Must have been sniffing too much LHS, LHM and LDS over the years....I wonder what magic fluid is in the new Progressive Hydraulic Cushions ....
    Even so I believe there are several pin patterns, so the likelihood of finding or borrowing the appropriate socket remain small.
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