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321dave   
Thu Jul 07 2016, 07:36pm
Joined: Sep 09 2011
Member No: #614
Location: Dublin
After installing a new radiator a few months back due to a leak, i needed to replace the frontal plastic area over the rad. So i decided i might as well start replacing all the plastics in the engine bay and clean up the engine bay. Its looking much fresher and cleaner almost new now. Replaced the sound installation under bonnet as well (sadly engine no quiter yet).

So its onto replacing the hydraulic tank next with a new unit and some new spheres and a fresh refill of fluid for the new tank.

Did any eagle eyed members notice anything different about the new engine cover?









gmerry   
Thu Jul 07 2016, 09:17pm
Joined: Dec 11 2009
Member No: #21
Location: Scotland
Dave, are those chevrons upside down?
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 321dave (20 Aug : 12:42)
321dave   
Fri Jul 08 2016, 09:58am
Joined: Sep 09 2011
Member No: #614
Location: Dublin
Hi G, that wasn't it quite, but you were very close!!
frozenbeard81   
Sat Jul 09 2016, 10:59am
Joined: Feb 05 2016
Member No: #2503
Location: Bagshot
It's the new style chevrons?
321dave   
Sat Jul 09 2016, 11:48am
Joined: Sep 09 2011
Member No: #614
Location: Dublin
Good try frozenbeard! But no. It's quite subtle, and here's a good hint. It's to do with colour.
Norman   
Sun Jul 10 2016, 05:40am
Joined: Feb 06 2011
Member No: #364
Location: Huddersfield
Is the black which should be a matching Gray?
321dave   
Sun Jul 10 2016, 06:26am
Joined: Sep 09 2011
Member No: #614
Location: Dublin
Hi Norman, also very close, but almost correct!
When you said "Is the black which should be a matching gray," what else is black but shouldn't be on the new engine cover?
cruiserphil   
Sun Jul 10 2016, 06:12pm

Joined: Jan 24 2010
Member No: #38
Location: Celbridge
321Dave,

What's the prize?

Best regards,

Phil C.
321dave   
Sun Jul 10 2016, 06:41pm
Joined: Sep 09 2011
Member No: #614
Location: Dublin
Hi Phil, I didn't think about that bit! Any thoughts yourself? And no peeking under the bonnet!!
eduardomaio   
Tue Jul 12 2016, 09:50pm
Joined: Apr 18 2012
Member No: #869
Location: Lisbon
V6 HDI is painted black or a very dark gray.

Also no stickers on the plastic cover where the engine compartment joins the bumper.
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321dave   
Tue Jul 12 2016, 11:43pm
Joined: Sep 09 2011
Member No: #614
Location: Dublin
Hi eduardomaio,
Well done, I'll give you 10 out 10 for that because the total oil stickers were not present on the new rad cover, but the new hydraulic tank I bought has new stickers!!

I think this engine cover might also be in use in the current Citroen vans with the 3.0 hdi engines.
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 eduardomaio (13 Jul : 21:14)
e3steve   
Sat Aug 06 2016, 07:20am
Joined: Jan 21 2013
Member No: #1163
Location: Warsash, Hants & Palma de Mallorca, Spain
Also, the cover extends over the coolant components...
321dave   
Sat Aug 06 2016, 11:06am
Joined: Sep 09 2011
Member No: #614
Location: Dublin
Hi Steve,
I think you might be right!! I'm not actually sure. Must check that.
321dave   
Thu Aug 11 2016, 03:58pm
Joined: Sep 09 2011
Member No: #614
Location: Dublin
Finally got the time to install the lastest hydraulic tank i had bought a few months back along with 4 litres of new LDS fluid. Installed new Spheres on the front as well. Riding much nicer now! All was fine, but needed a well deserved upgrade to freshen the system back up. Very happy with the front now. Onto the rear for an investigation and some new parts if needed. Next up this weekend is the fitting finally of a much needed new oil sump pan! Who knows how dirty that might be!




321dave   
Wed Sep 07 2016, 03:17pm
Joined: Sep 09 2011
Member No: #614
Location: Dublin
New alternator fitted just last week after suddently finding a strange sound on startup from the accessories belt area. Anyway after working out that it was coming from that area, i thought with the Winter soon to arrive i might as well change it now, before trouble comes. All nice and quite now.





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