The operation ""help""
  • Help
Results 1 to 13 of 13
  1. #1
    Fellow Frogger! ARCHRIVAL's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Location
    NORTH PERTH W.A.
    Posts
    853

    Icon8 The operation ""help""

    Help is needed i have just spent 2 hours lying under the CX Turbo trying to figure out how to remove the plastic cover from around the valve body that operates the leveling control (inner chassis front drivers side foot well forward ) in this car I have to loosen and pull away this valve to enable welding almost ready to attack with hammer and cold chisel did these f..g frenchys put this cover on before they built the car or something so simple but so annoying I can'nt see how I can get to the bolt (I hope ) with out removing this cover to much s..t in the road to move it grrrrrrr please shane or smiffy help before I get violent no pictures cause I'm so pissed of I'm now mellowing out with a few

    Advertisement
    BX 16v 89, I Renault Floride 62, Volvo P1800 68, Aston Martin DB6 68, Daimler 250V8 68, Jaguar XJC 76, Falcon Ute XL 62, Falcon Ute XY 4WD, Jeep Grand Larado 03, Mazda 6 Wagon 05, inter 483 tractor 86, makita cordless drill CX TURBO its dented D Special 1 62 ID192000 Xantia V6 2000 Cadillac STS stolen by the princess,KANGA 720DL LOADER

  2. #2
    Real cars have hydraulics DoubleChevron's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2000
    Location
    Ballarat,Vic,Aust.
    Posts
    16,750

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by ARCHRIVAL
    Help is needed i have just spent 2 hours lying under the CX Turbo trying to figure out how to remove the plastic cover from around the valve body that operates the leveling control (inner chassis front drivers side foot well forward ) in this car I have to loosen and pull away this valve to enable welding almost ready to attack with hammer and cold chisel did these f..g frenchys put this cover on before they built the car or something so simple but so annoying I can'nt see how I can get to the bolt (I hope ) with out removing this cover to much s..t in the road to move it grrrrrrr please shane or smiffy help before I get violent no pictures cause I'm so pissed of I'm now mellowing out with a few
    I pulled one of them off years ago .... Only can't remember how I did it ... Smiffy ?? (Alan or John) ??

    I've a feeling it just clipped together ...

    seeya,
    Shane L
    PS: Doncha just love laying under cars, you arms get more leaden with every passing seconds, you get more frustrated, some cr@p falls in your eyes.... You jump up to rub your eyes and crack your head (or burn yoursel f on the exhaust ).

    Fun 'n' games for sure
    PPS: If you get really stuck I'll run my car up on the ramps tomorow night and see if I can refresh my memory.
    'Cit' homepage:
    Citroen Workshop
    Proper cars--
    '85 Series II CX2500 GTi Turbo I
    '63 ID19 http://www.aussiefrogs.com/forum/citro%EBn-forum/90325-best-project-car-you-have-ever-seen.html
    '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

  3. #3
    UFO
    UFO is offline
    CitroŽn Tragic UFO's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2001
    Location
    Gerringong, NSW, Australia
    Posts
    9,809

    Default

    Isn't that bit the first bit they attach to the heater core?

    There's always a way, and sometimes they are just more obvious than you think they could be. Sure it's not connected like one of those push in doovys that hold plastic trim and wheel arch inners on? You know, they're a sort of ridged plug thingy. You prise them out with a couple of flat blade screw drivers and then spend 20 minutes trying to find where the mongrel things went to!
    Craig K
    2009 C5 HDi Exclusive

  4. #4
    Fellow Frogger! ARCHRIVAL's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Location
    NORTH PERTH W.A.
    Posts
    853

    Default

    we are in the same zone I managed to get the plastic panel apart 2 pieces just pull of but there is one large cup shape piece that goes behind and over the valve and every which way you move it you come up against pipes or sway bars and can'nt even see see the thing from above, these cars are complicated big mothers and proof coat everywhere but the best girls are the most difficult this panel has lumps on it indicating that the bolt I am after if just behind the plastic
    Last edited by ARCHRIVAL; 19th August 2005 at 12:16 AM. Reason: can'nt spell
    BX 16v 89, I Renault Floride 62, Volvo P1800 68, Aston Martin DB6 68, Daimler 250V8 68, Jaguar XJC 76, Falcon Ute XL 62, Falcon Ute XY 4WD, Jeep Grand Larado 03, Mazda 6 Wagon 05, inter 483 tractor 86, makita cordless drill CX TURBO its dented D Special 1 62 ID192000 Xantia V6 2000 Cadillac STS stolen by the princess,KANGA 720DL LOADER

  5. #5
    CitroŽn, what else? smiffy1071's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2004
    Location
    Bristol/England!
    Posts
    1,486

    Default

    Afraid I can't help on this one, as when I renewed the LHM pipes on my turbo earlier this year, I saw how difficult the height corrector was to get at, and to be honest, I cheated! used a double ended femail connector instead to splice the pipes.
    All I can say, is walk away from it just before you get the shits with it, and have a beer, cigarette, or whatever, then come back calm and see if you can work it out. This always works for me! Sorry I can't be more helpfull this time! john s
    2005 C5 2.0 VTR Hdi 138, 1986 Kawasaki GPz 750G2

  6. #6
    Fellow Frogger! ARCHRIVAL's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Location
    NORTH PERTH W.A.
    Posts
    853

    Icon12 Boots And All

    Well as it seems no one else has attacked this little problem yet I think the plastic must be cut of as where I have to weld is right up to and behind this height corrector valve and at the moment it sandwiches in the fuel and return lhm lines and i need to keep the heat away from them .Wish me luck
    BX 16v 89, I Renault Floride 62, Volvo P1800 68, Aston Martin DB6 68, Daimler 250V8 68, Jaguar XJC 76, Falcon Ute XL 62, Falcon Ute XY 4WD, Jeep Grand Larado 03, Mazda 6 Wagon 05, inter 483 tractor 86, makita cordless drill CX TURBO its dented D Special 1 62 ID192000 Xantia V6 2000 Cadillac STS stolen by the princess,KANGA 720DL LOADER

  7. #7
    Real cars have hydraulics DoubleChevron's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2000
    Location
    Ballarat,Vic,Aust.
    Posts
    16,750

    Default

    Got any thick asbestos sheeting you can shove in there... Maybe a tile out of a heaterbox... The heat is very sparodic, so if you allow everything to cool after each weld, possibly you could get away with not removing this stuff if you can isolate it well enough.

    seeya,
    Shane L.
    'Cit' homepage:
    Citroen Workshop
    Proper cars--
    '85 Series II CX2500 GTi Turbo I
    '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

  8. #8
    Fellow Frogger! ARCHRIVAL's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Location
    NORTH PERTH W.A.
    Posts
    853

    Icon11 I"m going to have ago

    Shane I have to get the plastic cover out of the way because the rusted section runs right up next to and behind where the fuel line is trapped by this bl..dy thing I first might see if I can soften then plastic with a heat gun to distort it into a shape that I can pull out between the sway bar and the corrector i don't think the heat will affect the corrector although those rubber cups on the ends look a bit delicate .Its that number 17 bit just can'nt figure out how they got it in and how you get it out
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails The operation ""help""-cx-corrector-small.jpg  
    BX 16v 89, I Renault Floride 62, Volvo P1800 68, Aston Martin DB6 68, Daimler 250V8 68, Jaguar XJC 76, Falcon Ute XL 62, Falcon Ute XY 4WD, Jeep Grand Larado 03, Mazda 6 Wagon 05, inter 483 tractor 86, makita cordless drill CX TURBO its dented D Special 1 62 ID192000 Xantia V6 2000 Cadillac STS stolen by the princess,KANGA 720DL LOADER

  9. #9
    Real cars have hydraulics DoubleChevron's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2000
    Location
    Ballarat,Vic,Aust.
    Posts
    16,750

    Default

    If I manage to get out to the shed tonight I'll have a look... Most things are impossible on these cars .... Until the minute you work out how it comes apart ... Then it's simple. From memory these plastic bits were flexible, I guess you have already tried bending out of place.

    By your description is sounds like you'll have to remove the height corrector to get it out All the stressing and swearing and thinking about it is usually a lot harder than just pulling the bloody thing off. You learn that very quickly when working on DS's. It's MUCH easier to just remove what in the way as opposed to spending hours screaming abuse at whats's in the way and trying to work around it. Then finally hours later removing the parts in the way anyway.

    seeya,
    Shane L.
    'Cit' homepage:
    Citroen Workshop
    Proper cars--
    '85 Series II CX2500 GTi Turbo I
    '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

  10. #10
    Fellow Frogger! ARCHRIVAL's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Location
    NORTH PERTH W.A.
    Posts
    853

    Default

    THATS THE CATCH 22 SHANE the plastic thingy is concealing the bolt that secures the corrector I can just see the back of the plastic by looking thru from wheel side it has a couple of suspious lumps on it .Well enough procrastinating fire extinguisher handy if I'd wanted a black car I would have brought one not burnt one
    BX 16v 89, I Renault Floride 62, Volvo P1800 68, Aston Martin DB6 68, Daimler 250V8 68, Jaguar XJC 76, Falcon Ute XL 62, Falcon Ute XY 4WD, Jeep Grand Larado 03, Mazda 6 Wagon 05, inter 483 tractor 86, makita cordless drill CX TURBO its dented D Special 1 62 ID192000 Xantia V6 2000 Cadillac STS stolen by the princess,KANGA 720DL LOADER

  11. #11
    Fellow Frogger! ARCHRIVAL's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Location
    NORTH PERTH W.A.
    Posts
    853

    Icon6 Progress Report

    PROGRESS REPORT All rusty metal removed and that which remains has been soaked in ranex(phosphoric acid tastes like coke use to) replacement bits cut out and bashed into shape good 1.6mm galv sheet I Knew all those real estate signs I nicked would come in handy will paint the exposed inner panels with por 15 tonite then setup the protection ie glass plastic and upolstry and welding do'nt mix .Then before I do any more probing with the screw driver I have to get these WA PLATES ON HER
    BX 16v 89, I Renault Floride 62, Volvo P1800 68, Aston Martin DB6 68, Daimler 250V8 68, Jaguar XJC 76, Falcon Ute XL 62, Falcon Ute XY 4WD, Jeep Grand Larado 03, Mazda 6 Wagon 05, inter 483 tractor 86, makita cordless drill CX TURBO its dented D Special 1 62 ID192000 Xantia V6 2000 Cadillac STS stolen by the princess,KANGA 720DL LOADER

  12. #12
    Fellow Frogger! 604 tragic's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2003
    Location
    melbourne
    Posts
    371

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by ARCHRIVAL
    PROGRESS REPORT All rusty metal removed and that which remains has been soaked in ranex(phosphoric acid tastes like coke use to) replacement bits cut out and bashed into shape good 1.6mm galv sheet I Knew all those real estate signs I nicked would come in handy will paint the exposed inner panels with por 15 tonite
    Quick question mate; where do you get your POR15 from???
    I cant find it in Melbourne - anyone know?

    PS: dont drink too much more Ranex
    So many projects - so little time.

  13. #13
    Fellow Frogger! doggiedog's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    Location
    gippsland
    Posts
    126

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •