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    Today, 08:31 AM
    Ken W replied to a thread DS Headlight Relay in CitroŽn Forum
    You could attach a voltmeter between earth and the relay coil drive terminal to see if the voltage drive to the relay remains on when the dash switch...
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    13th August 2018, 02:32 PM
    There is also a process that you run through a 'pack repair' in Diagbox that resets many of the sensor calibrations. You have to start with the car...
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    12th August 2018, 03:53 PM
    Does the engine still run with the green wire disconnected? If it does, try plugging the green wire onto the other side of the coil where the lead...
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    10th August 2018, 11:24 AM
    Ken W replied to a thread 2CV Windscreen Wiper. in CitroŽn Forum
    Fit an intermittent wiper control board like the one below. These were really popular in the 60s and 70s electronic magazines as kits. ...
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    9th August 2018, 06:11 PM
    Ken W replied to a thread 2010 c5 blower fan in CitroŽn Forum
    Yes, I have found I am having to do that quite a bit lately - mainly on long trips. It takes a bit of reverse logic to work out what's going on when...
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    9th August 2018, 04:50 PM
    Ken W replied to a thread 2010 c5 blower fan in CitroŽn Forum
    I find I have to change mine at least every 2 years or the aircon looses its cool - not sure why but it sure makes a big difference to the amount of...
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    9th August 2018, 12:27 PM
    Ken W replied to a thread 2CV Windscreen Wiper. in CitroŽn Forum
    Do you want a faster speed or a slower speed than the one you currently have? What battery voltage does your 2CV run from? Cheers, Ken
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    6th August 2018, 05:13 PM
    Ken W replied to a thread 2010 c5 blower fan in CitroŽn Forum
    Archie, I had a total interior fan failure when in Tasmania on the way to Cit-in in 2016. Diagbox didn't show any errors and it reported I was...
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    6th August 2018, 04:40 PM
    I bought a GS back from Perth to Port Augusta in 1981. When the soot from the diesel engine that settled on the car got wet from condensation, it ate...
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    4th August 2018, 01:20 PM
    Ahh the understeer gets them again but they seem to have got away with it this time thank goodness. Must have been a close shave. Cheers, Ken
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    2nd August 2018, 11:24 AM
    Ken W replied to a thread 2CV shock absorbers in CitroŽn Forum
    I thought 'pulled the plug' meant you were not going to provide any more power to the Boge purchase process. Did you mean really mean ' hit the...
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    30th July 2018, 10:09 PM
    The plastic body of the side cover have stayed on OK on my C5 and it was inspected during the recall. However, the aluminium colour tops were only...
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    29th July 2018, 10:03 PM
    Citroen have been there before. I bought a GSpecial for $4700 back in 1975 which was the same cost as a Toyota Corolla at the time. I love my C5 X7...
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    26th July 2018, 08:36 AM
    What is wrong with your current BSI?
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    25th July 2018, 06:50 PM
    Hi Steven, The fun continues hey. The replacement crankshaft pulleys have some white lines across the rubber joiner so you can see if the outer...
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    23rd July 2018, 06:48 PM
    That is a pretty way out there set of circumstances that led up to this incident. I suspect Citroen didn't test the central locking system with this...
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    23rd July 2018, 06:28 PM
    Folks, Be aware of this one, only $500. I would hate to see another one dismantled. ...
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    23rd July 2018, 12:43 PM
    Ken W replied to a thread GS Brakes in CitroŽn Forum
    Graham, I think the pre-1978 imports are as you photographed but they did some weird extras on the 1978 Pallas models with the extra brake...
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    23rd July 2018, 07:51 AM
    If it is just a brightness issue, put in a blue LED replacement bulb. If you are getting no power to the bulb, you will have to check the wiring...
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    21st July 2018, 11:03 PM
    Steve, It sounds like you have a leak from the power steering pinion valve. The best thing to do is to put up with it for a long as you can as a...
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    20th July 2018, 11:40 PM
    You would expect a intake vacuum gauge to fluctuate wildly when you have a backfire as the detonation pressure gets sent into the intake manifold....
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    18th July 2018, 10:30 PM
    Ken W replied to a thread C6 Lack of power in CitroŽn Forum
    Is the engine light on? Is it in limp mode? Is it changing gears normally if it is an auto?
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    17th July 2018, 05:52 PM
    Hi Paul, I am out of town this week so am away from my data sources. However I did note the chassis number when it was up for auction -...
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    17th July 2018, 08:06 AM
    Hi Paul, It has been for sale in Brisbane for a while at about that price. It recently was on Lloyds online auction and reached around $35000. I...
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    Hi Ken,
    I need a software update for my 2005 2l petrol to improve cold starting issues. Would I need to go the Bris City Citroen?
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    Hi Ken,

    Thanks for your help with this my email address is [email protected]
    If it is not too much trouble, I would really appreciate an email with the scan attachments of your manual.

    I have tried but I just can't read the post docs.

    Thanks again

    Mark M
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    I have previous model (2007) and still on original front rotors. I purchased new front rotors from Caravelle for $120 odd. A friend with model same as yours had entire brake rotors and pads replaced at cost of $1960 at 36,000 km. Whew! I think he was skun.(old Viking term)
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    Have you had to replace your disc rotors yet and if so how many Kms

    Don Willing
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    G'day Ken,
    Is there a thread on how to go about sourcing overseas parts per your suggestion?

    Cheers, DD
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Ken W
North Brisbane
Biomedical Engineer
Car(s) - Current:
CX Familiale, BXs x 3, Xantia Estate, Xantia Activa, C5 X7 Tourer
Car(s) Owned - Previous:
R10, G Speciale, GS Pallas, CX Pallas BX 16TRS5Speed
Cars - Wrecking:
Lots of BXs


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