Marc's X7, Rants, Raves & Everything Else

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Re: Marc's X7, Rants, Raves & Everything Else

Post by bobins » 11 Oct 2018, 20:50

EDC5 wrote:
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^ is 100Nm the correct torque for citroen 5 stud wheels?



Yep* ! Don't tell, me - you've been doing them up to somewhere between (FX:) HRRRNNNNNNGGGGG!! and FT ? :rofl2:

* - well, it is on my C5 X7 with Persian wheels :)

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Re: Marc's X7, Rants, Raves & Everything Else

Post by myglaren » 11 Oct 2018, 21:39

I've only used mine to tighten up wheel bolts - to 90Nm. They haven't fallen off yet :)

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Re: Marc's X7, Rants, Raves & Everything Else

Post by EDC5 » 11 Oct 2018, 21:48

haha! something like that....

If I'm using the spare wheel wrench then I usually just stand on the end of the bar 8-) It's never too tight to undo with the same method.

I'm not actually sure if there's any need for a torque wrench to be honest. Most places seem to over tighten them using a rattle gun these days :twisted:

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Re: Marc's X7, Rants, Raves & Everything Else

Post by myglaren » 11 Oct 2018, 21:49

I use it mainly because I have it - some justification for buying it.

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Re: Marc's X7, Rants, Raves & Everything Else

Post by GiveMeABreak » 11 Oct 2018, 21:58

EDC5 wrote:
11 Oct 2018, 21:48
haha! something like that....

If I'm using the spare wheel wrench then I usually just stand on the end of the bar 8-) It's never too tight to undo with the same method.

I'm not actually sure if there's any need for a torque wrench to be honest. Most places seem to over tighten them using a rattle gun these days :twisted:.
Biggest mistake with alloys, they should always torque them by hand and never use an air gun to tighten them Elis. Also can confirm the torque settings too.

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Re: Marc's X7, Rants, Raves & Everything Else

Post by EDC5 » 11 Oct 2018, 22:15

Yeah, I'd never use a impact driver. That's great on the 100Nm confirmation.

This video shows the trouble an impact driver can cause you when you actually want to get the wheel off:
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Re: Marc's X7, Rants, Raves & Everything Else

Post by GiveMeABreak » 15 Oct 2018, 19:03

So after the torrential rain from Storm Callum and while there was a break in the rains, I decided to fit the new alarm siren and pollen filter in the C3 today.

After removing the wiper arm which came off surprisingly easily and the scuttle, internal scuttle trim and seal I was in for a bit of a surprise.

The local spider community had decided to make their home under the scuttle; looking like "Attack of the Killer Spiders" akin to a movie Elvira would be hosting.
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Anyway, as I'm a bit of a wuss when it comes to spiders; my motto being anything with more than 4 legs is unnatural, so it was out with the Dyson for a good clear out.

Thankfully, I only had to remove the passenger wiper arm to get that part of the trim off. inside the scuttle area of the bulkhead there was a lot of plastic covered foam padding that the alarm siren wires were laying on as well as some other connectors and as this had deteriorated, water had gotten into the foam and was acting like a sponge. So cleaned all that out and got some strongish plastic bags. I glued them onto the foam with some wood glue and laid the cables back on top. I gave all the electrical connectors a good clean and applied some water repellent silicon.

Managed to get the siren unbolted very easily and swapped this over with the new one.

Then onto the pollen filter - as I mentioned in an earlier post I got a top of the line filter for less than half the dealer price, so that went in and I also cleaned up all the moss and algae from around the area.

I gave all the trim a good clean and some silicon coating - so all looking good and new. Whilst there and with the battery disconnected. I cleaned out all underneath the battery compartment and sprayed some copper ease onto the terminals. Treated the battery terminals after scraping the small mount of residue from them and like new again.

So the moment of truth - as you may know I recently had issues with the alarm going off all the time, so after replacing the alarm bonnet catch and then finding the ultrasonic warning button permanently lit when driving - all pointers were to the siren, confirmed with Lexia.

Sure enough after undertaking the battery reconnection procedure and firing her up, the alarm light remained extinguished and so far, no alarm going off. :bd:

Car in for a service Friday with the Dealer (assuming they have cleared the flood water by then - we aborted the Friday appointment just gone after the amber warnings where we are. So hopefully they will be able to replace the oil pressure switch and that will be the last fault cleared.

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Re: Marc's X7, Rants, Raves & Everything Else

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Re: Marc's X7, Rants, Raves & Everything Else

Post by GiveMeABreak » 15 Oct 2018, 23:38

Snakes, Lizards and the like I’m fine with as I had about 20 snakes put around my neck when I was very young on a stage in Singapore where I used to live, so I have no fear of those, nor crocs, as I’ve been up close with those in the wild in Mexico, But bugs and spiders belong in the jungle, not in my car 🕷

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Re: Marc's X7, Rants, Raves & Everything Else

Post by EDC5 » 16 Oct 2018, 10:41

^Seconded.

I hate the thought of spiders infiltrating a car. They usually start with a web from the wing mirror to the door, or from the wheel arch to the tyre.

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Re: Marc's X7, Rants, Raves & Everything Else

Post by GiveMeABreak » 16 Oct 2018, 10:48

Yes, agreed but the worst place is in the air system - the thought of a projectile Boris being expelled into my face from the air vent anytime soon is too gross to contemplate. :-D

I had a wasp in the car whilst on the motor way many years ago - I think it got sucked in the window or sunroof - and I had a panic attack doing 70 - so emergency winding down of windows to try and use the air flow to pin it towards the back of the car whilst I pulled over onto the hard shoulder and faffed about trying to get the bu**er out.

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Re: Marc's X7, Rants, Raves & Everything Else

Post by Hell Razor5543 » 16 Oct 2018, 11:08

Wasp? WASP? Wimp! I was heading from Henley to Marlow (in my van, without anything like a pollen filter in the ventilation system) when a HORNET appeared out of the vents about a foot in front of my face. I still don't know how I kept control! The windows got wound down at extreme speed, I can say that.
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Re: Marc's X7, Rants, Raves & Everything Else

Post by GiveMeABreak » 16 Oct 2018, 11:18

Yes, indeed - it taught me a lesson not to drive at speed with the windows down - but since then I have fitted wind deflectors to all the windows and so now I can have fresh air without having to call out Delbert McClintock.
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Re: Marc's X7, Rants, Raves & Everything Else

Post by white exec » 16 Oct 2018, 11:28

Hell Razor5543 wrote:
16 Oct 2018, 11:08
I was heading from Henley to Marlow . . . when a HORNET appeared . . . I still don't know how I kept control!
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Wolseley Hornet, 1961
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Re: Marc's X7, Rants, Raves & Everything Else

Post by GiveMeABreak » 16 Oct 2018, 12:01

Add some black and yellow stripes and that was about the size of it.