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    My rear xantia anti sink sphere has arrived but I need a new pipe thread seal for the line that screws into it. Does anyone know where in sydney I can buy thread seals & What diameter seal I need?

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    I've been working on these cars since I was about 15years old ... so 15years ... In all that time I've never replaced a pipe or sphere seal ... and I've never had one leak. Just re-use the old seal

    Seriously a pipe seal on a Citroen is nothing flash at all.

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    If you do have to get one, try Wongy at AutoFrance at Artamon. He possibly not only stocks them but probably will know what size you need too.
    I agree with Shane, you rarely ever have to change them. Just remember when you fit new ones; don't tighten them too hard.


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    I usually recycle them at least once by turning them around. You can get them from AutoFrance or Continental Cars as a stock item. Should be only something like 10 or 20cents each.

    You can also use short lengths of non braided oil proof hose of the correct diameter - ensuring the inside diameter is less than the outside diameter of the pipe of course.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DoubleChevron
    I've been working on these cars since I was about 15years old ... so 15years ... In all that time I've never replaced a pipe or sphere seal ... and I've never had one leak. Just re-use the old seal

    Seriously a pipe seal on a Citroen is nothing flash at all.

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    Normally there would be little or no reason to replace them, but when I did the ones on the rear of my car recently the seal hadn't been fitted properly last time and came out in halves on both sides. They leaked, but not badly enough to warrant me replacing them earlier. If you fit the seals properly they shouldn't leak or need renewing as far as I can see.
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    Thanks, Guys. Auto France had already made a dash for the weekend exit when i got there at 3.45pm today. My problem is I suspect there's not a seal there at the moment. if I bodgy something up, am i bodgying a washer type seal or a sleeve type seal? I guess i just take along the sphere to a parts shop & find a bit of thin oil proof pipe that fits in the small threaded sphere hole.

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    I'm a bit slow, so your not changing the sphere, your trying to fix a leak the sphere has....

    Hmm... Hydraulic union leaking is very abnormal. My guess would be the last person that had the sphere off:

    --lost the pipe seal (very likely)
    --cross threaded the hydraulic line (very likely)
    --bugger the hydraulic line by not realising it was screwed into the sphere (unlikely as this would cause a high pressure leak venting vast quanities of LHM).

    Do you know anyone with a GS/DS/CX/BX/Xantia wreck ?? If so just unscrew one of it's hydraulic lines and grab the seal. There really is bugger all to them.

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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


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