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Afternoon

Postby mrdelmonti » Thu Jun 04, 2015 5:04 pm

Afternoon,

I've got an S2 Xantia 1.8 16v, it was my daily drive but after misbehaving with a brake judder and a career change it has been resigned to sitting in the corner of my workshop. I am planning to change that though, I want to bring it back to its' former glory, although maybe not in completely standard form.

My wife keeps telling me to sell it or scrap and my business partner thinks the same but I just can't bring myself to do it, it just has so much charm, and that magic carpet suspension - I've never driven something that glides so well.

So I've signed up here because I've stolen information in the past to help me out and I'm sure I'll gather some more, but hopefully I'll be able to contribute as well.

Cheers guys.
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Re: Afternoon

Postby Hell Razor5543 » Thu Jun 04, 2015 7:36 pm

Hi, and welcome aboard. What are the symptoms of the brake judder (when it occurs, etc.)? While I probably cannot help, others will. Saying that, pop the rear wheels off and take a look at the callipers re their alignment with the disks (look at them from directly above). There is a known issue in that the calliper metal reacts with the metal of the trailing arm, and the callipers get pushed off alignment (it is obvious to see). This can easily be corrected, but it is a VERY good idea to get replacement calliper bolts first (if you have them you probably won't need them, and vice versa!). My very first post was about this issue;

viewtopic.php?f=3&t=38467
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Re: Afternoon

Postby mrdelmonti » Thu Jun 04, 2015 7:46 pm

Cheers. Thanks for the suggestion but it's not that, when it first occurred I gave all the brakes a full strip down, inspection and grease. I've a feeling it's dodgy spheres or pump.

It doesn't happen all of the time but when it does the pedal drops, goes hard and rises, drops again etc, with every drop resulting in a loss of brakes.
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Re: Afternoon

Postby elma » Thu Jun 04, 2015 8:04 pm

Maybe thats air in the brake system from an expired sphere. This thread covers sphere changes and system bleeding.viewtopic.php?f=22&t=24595
Does your car tick regularly from the front? If its a fairly constant thing the accumulator sphere is a likely culprit.
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Re: Afternoon

Postby mrdelmonti » Thu Jun 04, 2015 8:13 pm

That sounds like the ticket. I'll give that a go cheers.

You're a helpful lot aren't you.
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Re: Afternoon

Postby Hell Razor5543 » Thu Jun 04, 2015 9:45 pm

Well, we all like (sometimes loathe) our French cars, and we want to help others to keep theirs on the road. If it is the spheres try contacting AEP Direct. They charge fair prices, and they check to make sure you get the right spheres;

http://www.aepdirect.com/
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