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    Hi guys,

    check this out, they are the sphere fitted to our Xantia. Looks like Citroen is trying to be @ssholes and prevent sphere regassing (forcing you to buy new ones).

    look at the bloody dimples they have put around the filler plug, so regassing equipment can't get a seal

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    Shane,

    I've heard about this before & it's apparently no big drama.
    Among things available are valves that just screw straight in. The gear a guy I know has it would have no effect on.
    May be worth asking Jon Wood's opinion as I know they've struck it over there.

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    this message should be in the citroen forum really........

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    Hi Alan,

    yeah, David Cavanagh reckons he can gas them (his regasser must have a bigger sealing cup, so it seals beyond the dimples.

    I usually get Kirk to regass my sphere's, however he can't do these Xantia spheres. He said he tried it once, and when he hit 600psi the seal blew out. To put it his way "sh!t flowed freely" when the seal blew out

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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


    Modern Junk:
    '07 Poogoe 407 HDi 6spd manual

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    Here in always wise NSW, the gassing kings use an extra O ring over the nut with about 1mm clearance between the ring and the nut. This ring then sits inside the "pressure head" and does not interfere with the main seal on the head. Through the mysteries of physics it then helps to seal the whole lot.


    The only downside is that it takes a little longer to gas the sphere, particularly if they are high pressure accumulators and the like.

    I would imagine the rig Kirk has would be pretty similar to the NSW ones.



    And yes, this thread should be in the Cit forum, someone???
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