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    Default Xantia heater connection

    The plastic that the hose connector is made of is sub standard and falls to bits
    Rather than pay $440 for a new sub standard piece of plastic I silasticed a pair of tight fitting pieces
    of ordinary heater hose into the heater matrix which seems to be made of better plastic
    The hose goes in about 30mm beyond the initial "lip" and is so tight it needed the silastic to "lube" it into the matrix
    If it falls out I will repost but sfsg

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    I am hoping that due to the failure of all the original ones, that the quality of the plastic may have been improved on the replacement parts.

    Here's hoping but perhaps this is an alternative if it fails again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ken W View Post
    I am hoping that due to the failure of all the original ones, that the quality of the plastic may have been improved on the replacement parts.

    Here's hoping but perhaps this is an alternative if it fails again.

    Cheers,

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    Our original matrix failed at 14 years, all plastic pipes in fine condition.
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    Its just a family trait. The BX heater taps were crap plastic and broke easily.

    John

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    Just did 160km so far so good
    Easy mod
    Apparently this use of rubbish materials is done deliberately to generate a spare parts industry so fair enough

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    Thank you for quick responses. I think I can access a OEM (NOS)- both elbows and pipes piece for a RHD Xantia 1.9 TD from the UK. $186 but unsure if it will fit.

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    That's quite expensive for a pig in a poke. Good luck.
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    Yes - the elbows will most likely fit, but the pipes most certainly won't. You will either have to cut and join pipes, or I think addo suggests in the other thread that it may be possible to unclamp the new hoses, and clamp the old ones to the elbows.

    In either case, I'm with John - good luck!

    Cheers

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    How much luck do you need? I've done it more than once without a hassle.
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    Quote Originally Posted by addo View Post
    How much luck do you need? I've done it more than once without a hassle.
    I was referring to the luck in getting the right parts by remote purchase.
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    All one usually needs is the elbow pair, this is only in a couple of variants - the straight down type and angled sideways.

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    I ordered today an OEM new part - includes both elbows and hoses- from ebay (przem car parts - UK). I provided the vin number and they replied the part will fit. $300 (Aus) including postage. I have justified it as being a service part like tyres etc, though hopefully will last for many more years being an 18 year old car.
    For anyone interested, they have one more left- search ebay (au) using Citroen Xantia heater matrix. here is an extract
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    Condition: Brand New: A brand-new, unused, unopened, undamaged item in its original packaging (where packaging is ... Read more Brand: Citroen (Genuine OE)
    Manufacturer Part Number: 131765 EAN: 5056020528623
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    Found the site -
    CITROEN XANTIA RHD 1.9 D TD XU HEATER MATRIX PIPE GENUINE NEW CITROEN OE 131765

    1 sold in last 24 hours






    There are others available from ebay Italy & Spain, but the supply is not great...

    You may be able to make it fit, but I doubt it's the part specified by Citroen for a RHD Turbo CT. In the diagram below, the Turbo CT part is shown in the insert in the bottom RH corner. There is an additional bleed screw at the right angle bend shown at the bottom of the diagram.

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    This photo was taken from the eBay site which I am assuming is the one you mean:

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    These pipes are not the same shape, and don't have the additional bleed point. However, the right angle plastic bits look to be the right shape!!

    That aside, last night I posted part numbers to the thread which you started yesterday, believing I had found a parts diagram, & definite part number (6464LC), for the XU10J2TE in Service Box. Now I only seem to be able to find the diagram above, in which the Turbo CT is relegated to a corner, and which uses number 6 to identify the heater hoses in both halves of the diagram, but only gives one part number, despite the hoses and elbows being totally different .

    Actually, searching on both series I & II 8v Turbo (or TE) motor gives the same part number, even though the hoses in the main diagram are completely different!!! So perhaps 6464LC is right, and they just stuck 2 diagrams on one page to save paper, but do give the correct part numbers for the model you have selected.

    Anyway - looking forward to a blow-by-blow illustrated description of the process of fitting when your part arrives!!

    Just an aside - the parts diagram for Series II Turbo CT mentions LHD + LPG - does anyone know if there was a factory LPG version of the Xantia Turbo in Europe?

    Cheers

    Alec

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