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Newbie with a C5

Postby Millerboy79 » Thu Dec 08, 2011 4:01 pm

Hello guys,
Had my c5 for just over 3 months now and its a sack of s&*t! Getting there slowly but the long list of jobs requires some help, which is where you guys come in! I'll keep you busy! Cheers Todd =D> =D> =D> =D>
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Re: Newbie with a C5

Postby CitroJim » Thu Dec 08, 2011 6:47 pm

Welcome Todd :-D I truest we'll be able to help you...

Get posting and then we can really see what your problems are :wink:
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Re: Newbie with a C5

Postby Millerboy79 » Thu Dec 08, 2011 7:11 pm

Cheers Jim,
I've already started and thank you for the warm welcome!
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Re: Newbie with a C5

Postby Citroenmad » Thu Dec 08, 2011 8:41 pm

Welcome to the FCF :)

Hopefully your C5 will be grateful in your repairs and behave itself, they are great cars!
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Re: Newbie with a C5

Postby Trainman » Thu Dec 08, 2011 8:43 pm

:welc: Todd we'll soon have you up and running
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Re: Newbie with a C5

Postby R9UKE » Fri Dec 30, 2011 1:59 am

What engine is in this dream of a C5?
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Re: Newbie with a C5

Postby andpand » Fri Dec 30, 2011 5:02 pm

welcome mate!!!!! iv had mine about two weeks now and its got one or two small probs but its a lovely car :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D
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Re: Newbie with a C5

Postby Millerboy79 » Fri Dec 30, 2011 9:14 pm

R9UKE wrote:What engine is in this dream of a C5?


2.2 HDI with the hateful DPF!
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Re: Newbie with a C5

Postby Millerboy79 » Fri Dec 30, 2011 9:14 pm

andpand wrote:welcome mate!!!!! iv had mine about two weeks now and its got one or two small probs but its a lovely car :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D

Hi, yes mine too, when it decides to pull and not fall on its arse!
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Re: Newbie with a C5

Postby R9UKE » Fri Dec 30, 2011 9:17 pm

The 2.2 provides a nice excuse as to why I'll always buy a Petrol!

Cue somebody coming along to tell me how excellent the 2.0 HDi is... :)
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Re: Newbie with a C5

Postby CitroJim » Fri Dec 30, 2011 9:26 pm

R9UKE wrote:Cue somebody coming along to tell me how excellent the 2.0 HDi is... :)


It's bloody brilliant Luke 8-) 8-) I know of nobody who doesn't think the same... the 2.0 HDi (DW10) engine is a corker in every way...
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Re: Newbie with a C5

Postby Citroenmad » Fri Dec 30, 2011 9:40 pm

Luke, you would have to avoid the 2.0HPi petrol C5s though, they are terrible! 2.016v is not too bad if you really must have a gutless petrol, or a V6 if you require only a little more pace but a better noise, even less economy and a slushbox. I mean, why buy a diesel? :roll:

The 2.0HDi is the engine to have, it can be remaped to get 2.2 power and still maintain better economy. Its a very hardy, economical, refined and very well proven engine. Almost certainly one of the better modern diesel engines around. Also, on the 8vs, no FAP filter and the DMF can be removed and replaced with a solid flywheel (not a trouble the Xantia shares). I know if/when my 2.0HDi 16v gives me jip im really going to me missing my old 2.0 8vs. Hopefully it wont as they too are good engines, I just wish they did without the FAP and DMF.
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Re: Newbie with a C5

Postby R9UKE » Fri Dec 30, 2011 9:56 pm

A slush box? Haha! Past owner of 3 C5 V6s here and I can't see why anybody wouldn't!! Especially since the equivalent HDi would have been three times the price! But we won't get into this debate again lol!

Jim - I drive a 407 HDi and was pretty impressed. But I have yet to pilot a 407 V6 :) :) :)
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Re: Newbie with a C5

Postby Citroenmad » Fri Dec 30, 2011 9:59 pm

R9UKE wrote:A slush box? Haha!

Jim - I drive a 407 HDi and was pretty impressed. But I have yet to pilot a 407 V6 :) :) :)


Just like your not a diesel fan, Im not a fan of automatics :lol:

What engine was the 407 Luke? 1.6 or 2.0HDi?
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Re: Newbie with a C5

Postby CitroJim » Fri Dec 30, 2011 10:10 pm

I'm not going to say anything. I have a foot in every camp - diesel, petrol, manual and automatic... Horses for courses. Each has their own merits...
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