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by Vacuman
Mon Mar 18, 2019 6:50 pm
Forum: Wheels, Tyres, Suspension
Topic: So what tyres are we all using?
Replies: 44
Views: 17894

Re: So what tyres are we all using?

I know this is an old thread but just to add that we've reached the point where the original factory Goodyears now have to be changed. I think we've done well to get 48,000 miles from them. Regularly rotated etc. Fronts are just approaching the wear markers so have bee looking hear to see what other...
by Vacuman
Mon Mar 11, 2019 8:35 am
Forum: Main C4 Cactus chat
Topic: Fuel consumption
Replies: 32
Views: 6175

Re: Fuel consumption

Our 2015 '82' has averaged 43mpg over the last 6,000 (45k on the clock). A 200 mile trip over the weekend, mixed motorway, country roads and M25 jams and it averaged 50. That was with me driving. The missus drives it mostly and I think is a little heavy footed.
by Vacuman
Mon Mar 11, 2019 8:31 am
Forum: Main C4 Cactus chat
Topic: Steering wheel pulling to right under 30 mph
Replies: 23
Views: 6109

Re: Steering wheel pulling to right under 30 mph

Ours did the same (but to the left). Did all the usual things, swapped tyres (l to r/ b to f), had tracking checked etc. Citroen fixed it on the annual service. They said there was no fault which to me means it's something they don't want publicised. My understanding is that the electronic steering ...
by Vacuman
Mon Mar 11, 2019 8:25 am
Forum: Main C4 Cactus chat
Topic: Wipers
Replies: 2
Views: 1756

Re: Wipers

I think you're better off with genuine ones anyway, not that I've seen 3rd party options. I paid £31 delivered - see this post - https://www.cactusforums.co.uk/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=3584&p=26663#p26663 At a tenner a year it's not the worst thing to worry about on a car that depreciates so fast in it's...
by Vacuman
Mon Feb 04, 2019 4:37 pm
Forum: Main C4 Cactus chat
Topic: Front wiper blades fixed price
Replies: 17
Views: 5254

Re: Front wiper blades fixed price

I bought some genuine Citroen blades via this ebay shop - www.ebay.co.uk/str/Wingrove-Parts - £31 delivered. When they arrived the little nozzle for the washer on the drivers side blade had snapped off in transit. I gave them a call and, no quibble, they sent me a replacement by UPS. The chap I deal...
by Vacuman
Fri Jan 25, 2019 3:04 pm
Forum: Main C4 Cactus chat
Topic: Special edition or custom?
Replies: 3
Views: 915

Re: Special edition or custom?

Bolt-on customising - urghh.
But if it were debadged, lowered on larger (18"+ ) rims, without silly studs, four tail pipes and sill bumps, and wrapped or painted in stealth matt black or charcoal grey they could be on to something...a sheep in wolf's clothing - almost.
by Vacuman
Fri Jan 25, 2019 2:59 pm
Forum: Main C4 Cactus chat
Topic: Brake pads - Do these need changing ?
Replies: 30
Views: 9034

Re: Brake pads - Do these need changing ?

So reading this thread again I can see that John had an issue with getting the right pads. As it turned out, so did I as the ones that John used were the same part no.s as what I had purchased but would not fit. My guess is that cars with vented discs have (obviously) different calipers that take a ...
by Vacuman
Fri Jan 25, 2019 2:42 pm
Forum: Main C4 Cactus chat
Topic: Front discs and pads
Replies: 4
Views: 1443

Re: Front discs and pads

Whilst fitting my new coated discs noticed that the area up and behind the front springs has no explicit rust protection, just the factory grey that is also found in the engine bay, boot floor etc. rather than body colour. I therefore took the opportunity to give everything a good coating of Dinitro...
by Vacuman
Thu Jan 24, 2019 2:08 pm
Forum: Main C4 Cactus chat
Topic: Front discs and pads
Replies: 4
Views: 1443

Re: Front discs and pads

Interesting to see in John's Youtube video that he has vented discs. Our 1,2 82hp Cactus has solid discs.
by Vacuman
Thu Jan 24, 2019 1:02 pm
Forum: Main C4 Cactus chat
Topic: Steering wheel pulling to right under 30 mph
Replies: 23
Views: 6109

Re: Steering wheel pulling to right under 30 mph

We had this a while back. On a scheduled Citroen service I raised the issue as could be covered by warranty. I had already paid out for the tracking to be checked (all was fine) and swapped tyres around with no effect. Although Citroen didn't share with me the exact details my understanding is that ...