2nd Nov 2002, 04:03

Sooner or later, somebody will make one of these clips from steel, and save us all a headache!

Gordon Inch


2nd Feb 2003, 11:08

That dreaded nylon clip has just cost me very dearly. Following failure of it I attempted to drive home with no clutch. I did not realise that there are inhibitors to prevent the gearbox being driven in a crash fashion. I have now burnt out the synchromesh cones and consequently have no synchro on third gear. This sounds expensive to me. The broken clip cost just under £7 but the labour charge to replace was around £100 - and that's before I was aware of the gearbox damage.

13th Jul 2003, 10:26

1998 Citroen Xantia GLX 2.0 16V BR - It is a reliable car, very comfortable, great space, quite perfect. 120.000 km runed and no problem. Despite an accident 1 year ago when a truck mounted tire appeared in front of me, I could not do anything to avoid the impact, but it did not happen, only my Xantia passed under the tired and wheel without problems. The license plate was lost both mile lights was broken and only.

An issue is the quality of service and its price in Brazil. From 50 to 120 thousand km I did not pay one cent to Dealer, I replaced basic items like filters, oil, etc, and I have no problem.

I have used Citroen since 1994 and I cannot change to another brand. I recommend Citroen to all. Despite some comments about some noise of the C5 suspension I will try it as soon as possible.

Ronaldo Brasil.

11th Feb 2004, 07:42

Xantia 2.0i at @ 65k miles - put my foot on the clutch one morning to drive away form my house and 'Snap...'

One of those quiet noises that makes you think of expensive error - in my case @£100.

The cheat, I'm told, is to reverse the bolt when the clip is changed, but Citroen don't advise it as the bolt may now possibly interfere with the brake lever assembly.

Here's to the metal clip!

NigeH, GB.