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    Haynes or Factory?

    Yesterday, a Haynes manual arrived for a C5. Couple of weeks via post.
    It looked like it covered most things, yet made no mention of the V6 engine.
    Very comprehensive when it came to the 2.0l diesel and 2.0l petrol.
    Oh well, not a huge loss, it should be in Greenbloods hands this morning. He owns a diesel.

    Today, from the UK arrived a 15kg package containing the Citroen Factory manual set for the C5 in English, on paper. A very rare publication. They were shipped last Thursday, thanks Darrin from Citroen Classics.
    Incredibly comprehensive, in six volumes, yet, only a small portion on the V6.
    They must be an engine without a problem. Fingers crossed.
    Perhaps it is because the engine was used by both Peugeot and Renault. Dunno.

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    There is an entire volume devoted to RHD wiring diagrams. Covering the first models only!
    Another tome is Lexia and Diagnostics, exhaustingly comprehensive, at my initial glance.

    As a paper manual aficionado I feel very secure among those six huge volumes which are bigger than anything produced for the D Series with which I am familiar.

    I do have the manuals in electronic versions, as well as on the Lexia.
    The written or printed word has a warm secure feeling to me.

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    I didn't realise you had another C5. I can't help feeling the V6 with the AM6 gearbox would be a more satisfying drive than the diesel/Al4 combinations (I've only ever driven one for a very short time). Seemed quite nice and had adequate performance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by richo View Post
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    Oh well, not a huge loss, it should be in Greenbloods hands this morning. He owns a diesel.
    I know it's not blokie to refer to manuals but it will look good on the bookshelf

    Thanks Richo, Aus Post must be running late I had to wait until this afternoon...

    BTW, have you told us how much you like the C5?

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    Hi Froggers,

    For those who are interested, the Haynes C5 Manual does cover the RHR engine and AM6 gearbox that were fitted to the first shipments of the C5 X7 series as well. I am finding mine very handy as I learn how to do the routine servicing for these bits on my unit.

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    I think the XM factory manual was 11 volumes, the Xantia about 6 and the BX 4. All these much weightier tomes than for the CX or D. How they fit the C5 into 6 volumes I don't know but my guess is they are very thick.

    Just shows you a car that we used to think was fiendishly complicated (CX) is now a simple fix at the side of the road type of vehicle
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    Greg,
    Those 6 volumes weigh in at 15kg, they only really cover the first year or so of the C5, only for the RHD market.
    You should see the wiring diagrams volume, scair-ree!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Greg C View Post
    I think the XM factory manual was 11 volumes, the Xantia about 6 and the BX 4. All these much weightier tomes than for the CX or D. How they fit the C5 into 6 volumes I don't know but my guess is they are very thick.

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    OK, what we do for the V6 stuff?
    Given that the motor was shared with Pug, maybe there is a 406 manual that would help?
    I got a Haynes, and it gives me the basics on the rest of the car.
    Any ideas on the V6?
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    As I previously posted, there's not a great deal in the factory printed manuals either.
    Admittedly, they do seem to be an engine which gives little if any trouble, according to those I've asked and achival searching of other CitroŽn fora and mailing lists.

    Curious lack of information via CitroŽn....

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