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Old 18-01-2017, 05:06 PM   #11
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The hydropneumatic suspension in the remaining C5s are the last Citroen will ever produce. They invented it. Mercedes did something similar for the S class. Tanks adapted it so that the machines could fire on the move with a stabilized turret. Citroen also invented directional headlights, which are featured in the exclusive model. If you can find an ideal unit, you are buying a piece of automotive history that said, the spring set up in the non exclusive model is supposed to be very good too.

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Old 18-01-2017, 06:47 PM   #12
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I believe the non exclusive model also have double wishbone suspension. Few other cars at this price can offer this.

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Old 21-01-2017, 10:00 PM   #13
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Hi all,
Is it normal that the C5 air con will automatically blow out stronger air flow when the reverse gear is engaged?
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Old 22-01-2017, 01:57 AM   #14
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Is it normal that the C5 air con will automatically blow out stronger air flow when the reverse gear is engaged?
I have not experienced that before. Did any air flow or air recirculation setting change as you were changing gears?
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Old 23-01-2017, 04:22 PM   #15
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I'm driving the C5 Exclusive model with hydropneumatic suspension. I did experience the aircon will automatically blow stronger in reverse gear but your aircon need to be set to Auto and not fix to circulate the air within the cabin.
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Old 23-01-2017, 11:15 PM   #16
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new findings today as it rained the whole day..
when going over humps i can hear some squeaking sounds..seems like it's from the suspension..

but surprisingly yesterday which quite a dry weather, there's no such squeaking sounds when going over humps.
does this means the suspension going to up lorry?
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Old 24-01-2017, 06:32 AM   #17
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new findings today as it rained the whole day..
when going over humps i can hear some squeaking sounds..seems like it's from the suspension..

but surprisingly yesterday which quite a dry weather, there's no such squeaking sounds when going over humps.
does this means the suspension going to up lorry?
You can say it is a manufacturing defect... design fault...etc

To overcome this, use a pressure washer to jet the mud guard aka banana leaf area. It will remove all the road dust and sand particles. But squeaks returns after 2 weeks. Alternatively, go look for Antz @ Toh Guan, they can perform cleaning and lubricate the affected area $60 job, but this remedy won't last more than 6 months. Another alternative is to replace the front suspension (factory recommendation)

Car cost is about $32k omv...it may cost u another $32k to maintain and repair throughout the 10yrs of ownership if you go with CnC.
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Old 24-01-2017, 01:13 PM   #18
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new findings today as it rained the whole day..
when going over humps i can hear some squeaking sounds..seems like it's from the suspension..

but surprisingly yesterday which quite a dry weather, there's no such squeaking sounds when going over humps.
does this means the suspension going to up lorry?
Hi bro,

I have the exact same problem. I spoke to Thomas & partner, if you want to get rid of the noise, then you got to change suspension and typically need to change at least a pair.

Thomas explaination is that due to wear and tear, water got into the suspension during rainy days and therefore the squeezey noise, no hot and dry day, all these water dry up and therefore no squeezy noise. I want to save $$$ so decide to endure the noise. This noise will not have any safety issue.

Fyi pls
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Old 24-01-2017, 11:26 PM   #19
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Thanks mate for all the replies!
This suspension thing can cause a knocking sound when turning over uneven road as well or when moving off from stationary?
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Old 24-01-2017, 11:30 PM   #20
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You can say it is a manufacturing defect... design fault...etc

To overcome this, use a pressure washer to jet the mud guard aka banana leaf area. It will remove all the road dust and sand particles. But squeaks returns after 2 weeks. Alternatively, go look for Antz @ Toh Guan, they can perform cleaning and lubricate the affected area $60 job, but this remedy won't last more than 6 months. Another alternative is to replace the front suspension (factory recommendation)

Car cost is about $32k omv...it may cost u another $32k to maintain and repair throughout the 10yrs of ownership if you go with CnC.
That's a bomb going with C&C..haha
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