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RE: can the bomb be fixed vs. replaced?

I've seen an ad from the parts vendor that specializes in Citroens. They
offered "rebuilt suspension spheres" for less than $50 each. I don't
know if they were simply recharged, or if it is possible to replace some
internals (like diaphragm). The Citroen suspension spheres work just
like Audi's "bomb". Maybe it could be possible to fit a Citroen unit to
the 5K? The proper fitting adaptors could be machined. If only LHD fluid
was compatible with Pentosin... food for thought.

Aleksander Mierzwa
Warsaw, Poland
87 Audi 5000CS turbo (mine)
88 Renault Medallion wagon (mom's)
91 mountain bike (just in case both cars broke at the same time :-)

> -----Original Message-----
> From:	Tom Nas [SMTP:tnas@euronet.nl]
> Sent:	Wednesday, November 26, 1997 8:23 PM
> To:	quattro@coimbra.ans.net
> Subject:	re: can the bomb be fixed vs. replaced?
> C1J1Miller@aol.com wrote:
> >Reading the most recent European Car magazine, in the Rolls-Royce
> article ,
> >pg. 68, there is an aside:  "Another troublesome feature is the
> hydraulic
> >system; no long-time Citroen owner will be surprised to hear that.
> Seals
> >fail after years of use, nitrogen-filled pressure spheres need to be
> >recharged, and the brake fluid used in the...."
> >So, anyone know a R-R mechanic, (or even a Citroen one), and want to
> inquire
> >about repairing/recharging the bomb?  Can't believe that audi would
> have
> >invented the bomb...
> Citroen spheres can be recharged once, after that they're junk. New
> ones
> seem to be not too expensive, but they're the only reason for the tons
> of
> otherwise intact Citroen BXes (Golf-size car) populating the
> scrapyards
> here. Note: most of these cars are never disturbed for other spares
> and are
> crushed intact. The only things BX owners need are those *******
> spheres...
> [...]