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  2. Hello all, we are looking at a used C1 Flair, the 82 bhp version. I believe that it has a belt as opposed to a chain. What I would like to find out is, is it changed just on mileage which is 80,000 or is it on time. Or is it which ever comes first? It is a 2015 registration with 20,000 miles on the clock. Any ideas or advice would be very much appreciated.
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  4. Got an 11 plate c1 I love it. But its giving me problems all off a sudden, I'll be driving and all power goes, no lights on dash, until I drop the steering wheel and wiggle it and lock it back in place, obviously a connection problem loose wire, what part will the wire be going too that's causing this?
  5. If you do go for a hybrid, you need to put in the effort to keep charging it up, our neighbour does not bother with his. You will also need to get a cheap electric tariff at home but the way electric prices are going it can easily cost more per mile than using a diesel making the overall hybrid motoring very expensive including the high cost of the car. When I have looked at electric use cars they typically give 2 miles per kwh. If you end up using the petrol engine it is worse than diesel for global warming due to the poor mpg.
  6. If not already done, you need to check everything done during the replacement to see if anything has been missed such as an electrical connector or earth wire.
  7. If sucking air in through the exhaust that might suggest an exhaust valve is not fully closed when a piston is going down. You could do a compression test to check. The timing might also be out so the cam shaft is not in the right position. If it has a timing belt and not a chain, it ought to be due for renewal soon based on 10 years and if you are planning on keeping the car there is no need to wait until 10 years to replace it. Timing chains do wear and on our 2010 C3 1.4 vti it was worn out at 50k miles so if you have a chain it does not mean it lasts the life of the engine - that started g
  8. Our 2010 C3 1.4 vti petrol used a lot of oil. We got it at 12k miles and it was like that already - if your car only started using a lot last year then there might be some damage causing it and a compression test might highlight something. Our C3 timing chain also wore out by 50k miles so it was replaced with a Cactus diesel. We've had no bother with Citroen diesels, it is a pity they are stopping using them in their new range of cars so I suspect we will not be buying any of them. Our 2015 C4 1.6 hdi was replaced with a Peugeot 308SW 1.5 hdi which ought to keep us going for some time until we
  9. Thanks for that, I may wait for a pre reg new 2022 model, cheers
  10. Thank you Paul. I have not taken to a Citroen dealer because it's a bit out of the way, but fear I might have to. The coils have been replaced also and I can't say for certain if the plug is burnt or covered in carbon. In the past they have been burnt but lately I saw the plug at a glance when AA were checking and I would say it looks as though they're covered in carbon. Although I have an untrained eye. From the first link you sent I'm hoping it is a matter of choice of spark plug and I will try the ones they mentioned on that forum, however I think my mechanic would know, but mistakes
  11. Thanks Paul that's a great site that you provided and a great help yes I think you are right about just sticking to the same year, in my case I think there's a problem behind the headlamp where the wing is attached but not 100% sure thankyou
  12. Would anyone have any idea what could be wrong with my C1 2007. I changed the alternator and batterie, Now when I try to start , it will start straight up then automatically stop. Thanks Red
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  14. Hi, it’s a 2013, full service history. 54k, and the standard 3 pot petrol engine. Yes I’ve held paper on the exhaust and it’s definitely sucking in on tic over. just been serviced last week. I had it on the computer, unfortunately no codes present. I was hoping someone had the same issue. In terms of engine shaking after a gentle rev and exhaust sucking in. I’m a bit stuck at the min
  15. I do not know but a search on the part numbers given suggests the first one is for a car with self levelling lights but nothing has been noted for the second.
  16. Are the replacement spark plugs the correct ones from a Citroen dealer ? They are probably platinum ones which are quite expensive. Is the problem the bad spark plug is burning out or getting covered in carbon. The former can be the result of too lean a mixture and the latter too rich. Have you tried a Citroen dealer to diagnose the problem and have any other parts been replaced to try to fix the problem ? Some info on spark plugs https://www.peugeotforums.com/threads/spark-plugs.342030/ Something to read including the links in it, it looks as if a single spark plug problem migh
  17. You Will a citroen berlingo multiespace headlights 2012 to 2014 OE 9806306180 fit on a citroen berlingo multispace 2012 to 2014 with a OE 9806306480
  18. Hi, I have C4 Flair Puretech 2015. I got this car in 2018 and things went downhill after the first year. For the last two years I've had a re-occurring issue with spark plugs. I've had to call AA 6 times and every time it leads to a spark plug being replaced in the same cylinder. No one seems to be able to find the cause of the problem. It was good car but has since turned into a nightmare for a few reasons. Has anyone else had the same issue? Thanks in advance.
  19. You can download the Citroen price list and specifications for all their cars which includes weights and mpg apart from hybrid mpg since it takes account of the battery. https://www.citroen.co.uk/tools/request-a-brochure---price-list.html
  20. I have not used a hybrid but the petrol or diesel cars I've used to tow a caravan typically would give about 66% of the mpg compared to not towing. So if not towing gave 45 mpg, then towing would give about 30 mpg for a diesel but a petrol giving about 35 mpg normally would give about 24 mpg towing. This can vary depending on towing conditions - if into the wind or lots of hills then the mpg would be even worse. Going fast also gives worse mpg so 60 mph can use 10% more fuel than 55 mph. This report on the C5 hybrid gives about 33 mpg on petrol and up to 25 miles on electric. It does not
  21. How many miles has it done ? Did it start doing this before the injectors were replaced ? Have you checked if it is coolant leaking in in case the head gasket has failed ? Otherwise it could be diesel from possibly the dpf regenerating or the piston rings are not sealing or the injectors are leaking. When the diagnostic was done was the fuel pressure checked on live data before starting the engine - if low it could indicate if the injectors were leaking. A full diagnostic would be able to check if the dpf is being regenerated too frequently and if the dpf is blocked and due for replacemen
  22. What age is the car and mileage ? I assume it is a 1.0 petrol. Is the servicing up to date such as spark plugs, air filter, cleaning of the throttle plate to remove any carbon build up ? Are the engine mountings in good condition - look at them for any perishing of the rubber and also see if the engine can be easily rocked by hand without it running. You could check the engine inlet for any air leaks between the air flow meter (MAF) and the cylinder head. If there were then there might be a fault code and the engine management light would come on. A diagnostic at a Citroen dealer might help fi
  23. Thinking about a c5 hybrid, I tow a small caravan and would like to know if anyone else already does tow and what's the mpg on a run whilst towing. Thanks
  24. Hi, I was wondering if anyone else has had the same problem with a C1. The engine shakes after a very gentle rev while stationary. Also exhaust seems to be sucking in at tailpipe on tic over?
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  26. Hi, my relay oil level keeps increasing; it has all new injectors ,new 5th injector. there are no codes coming up on diagnostic! anyone else had this?
  27. Thank you for your suggestions, I’ll check the washer jets and see if that makes a difference and I might try a syringe on the pipe to see if I can get water to come out of them too, slowly narrowing it down!
  28. If the pump is running and there is water in the bottle then the pipes to the washer jets must be blocked. In winter this can happen if it is freezing weather but when it warms up the frozen water in the pipes would melt and I am sure this will have been checked by now. It is more likely the washer jets are blocked though so you can check this with a pin by poking it in the washer jets and then seeing if water comes out. You can also disconnect the piping to see if water will come out. I have read cases where the tank outlet has blocked with mould but since the pump has been replaced this woul
  29. Please excuse my lack of technical knowledge. I have a 12 plate Citroen C4, the wash bottles have stopped working, no whirring etc when I try to run them. I have had it to a garage who said it wasn't the pump itself, they suspected a fuse board and referred to me an auto electrician. Auto electrician looked and said that it was the pump and that it was drawing too much power, that the onboard computer was then stopping it from working for this reason. The pump was replaced with a new one at the weekend - still no water on my windscreen. Does anyone have any idea what could be causin
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