mixed up xantia spheres

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mixed up xantia spheres

Postby baldrick » Sat Aug 24, 2002 7:27 pm

I've just changed the rear spheres on a 1.9td dimension 1996 N.
Got confused when reading haynes manual and fitted hydractive ones by mistake,will this make a great deal of differance to the suspension.
I will be changing front ones over the bank holiday should i also change the accumalator sphere at the same time as when i press the brake peddle the accumalator clicks and the steering feels stiffer than it was when i bought it.
thanks baldrick
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Postby JohnD » Sat Aug 24, 2002 8:29 pm

Hi Baldrick - Although the volumes of the two spheres are the same, the pressures are different. Obviously, with the wrong spheres fitted, the ride isn't going to be as intended. If the pump is clicking frequently, change the accumulator. Usually they're at their limit at three years old.
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Postby Dave Burns » Sun Aug 25, 2002 12:41 am

According to the pdf.'s in the download section the pressure's are the same but the damper size is smaller, so you car will feel a tad lumpy at the back me thinks.
http://www.andyspares.com/downloads/sphere_table.pdf
Dave
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