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sjhaycroft
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Boot Mechanism

Post by sjhaycroft » Thu Aug 02, 2018 6:14 pm

My boot seems to have developed an issue whereby sometimes when I close it it will bounce off the catch as if the catch isn't catching but then when i press the boot button again (under license plate) it will catch . Only done it since I picked my car up from citroen where major work was done and the battery must have been disconnected at some point as when I got in it it was asking for date and time etc. It's done it maybe 3 times now.

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Re: Boot Mechanism

Post by The2ems » Thu Aug 02, 2018 6:35 pm

You must have your license plate in a funny place?
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Re: Boot Mechanism

Post by sjhaycroft » Thu Aug 02, 2018 6:54 pm

Oops I meant above.

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Re: Boot Mechanism

Post by The2ems » Thu Aug 02, 2018 7:07 pm

sjhaycroft wrote:
Thu Aug 02, 2018 6:54 pm
Oops I meant above.
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Re: Boot Mechanism

Post by davew » Thu Aug 02, 2018 8:13 pm

sjhaycroft wrote:
Thu Aug 02, 2018 6:14 pm
My boot seems to have developed an issue whereby sometimes when I close it it will bounce off the catch as if the catch isn't catching but then when i press the boot button again (under license plate) it will catch . Only done it since I picked my car up from citroen where major work was done and the battery must have been disconnected at some point as when I got in it it was asking for date and time etc. It's done it maybe 3 times now.
Maybe the lubricant in the boot latch mechanism has dried up ...

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Re: Boot Mechanism

Post by sjhaycroft » Fri Aug 03, 2018 6:19 am

That's a good idea Dave. Would dwd40 be ok to spray inside the mechanism ?

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Re: Boot Mechanism

Post by davew » Fri Aug 03, 2018 8:36 am

sjhaycroft wrote:
Fri Aug 03, 2018 6:19 am
That's a good idea Dave. Would dwd40 be ok to spray inside the mechanism ?
My preference would not be WD40 - Although its use is widely suggested for lubrication etc, my understanding is that its main actions are to act as a water repellent with a good penetrating effect and also acts as a solvent to any old dried up lubricant, but it will itself dry up quite quickly.

My preference would be to use a DRY lubricant PTFE spray as sold at Halfords for bicycle chain maintenance - not one of the wet types, as they tend to stay wet and sticky, holding grime and dust.

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Re: Boot Mechanism

Post by sjhaycroft » Fri Aug 03, 2018 3:57 pm

Like muc-off dry PTFE chain lube?

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Re: Boot Mechanism

Post by davew » Fri Aug 03, 2018 5:12 pm

sjhaycroft wrote:
Fri Aug 03, 2018 3:57 pm
Like muc-off dry PTFE chain lube?
I haven't first hand knowledge of this but the description on Halford's site looks ok to me.
Probably good for squeaking hinges and stiff locks around the house too - this is the time of year when all these mechanisms go a bit dry...

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