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Old 01-14-2009, 12:53 AM   #1
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Exhaust Problem?

Make: Citroen

Model: Xantia

Year: 1996/7

Engine & Transmission: 2.0-litre 16-valve FWD manual


Hi guys, I have a car problem, but I'm 99% sure I know what's wrong. The wife took the car to work this evening, and said it was juddering and spluttering. Anyway, when she got home I took it for a test drive to try and figure out what was wrong with it. So here's the story; She starts up okay, and idles okay, too. It's just when you start to drive that things get rather bad. There's a spluttering under load, obviously more so the lower the revs (hence the more work the engine is doing to pull the car along). Anyways, it sounded like the underside of the car, which makes me think it's the exhaust system (some sort of blockage), and given that it smells funny, and that the noises and smell are coming from under the front side of the car, I came to an almost certain conclusion that the Catalytic Converter was to blame. Seems as though the 'honeycomb' inside has/is breaking up. I just wondered if anyone had any other ideas?

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Old 01-14-2009, 12:58 AM   #2
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Sounds like your blinker fluid is low. Grab a left-handed screw driver (Don't want to ruin your right handed one) and stab a hole in the blinker housing. Pour a mix of water, citric acid, sulfuric acid, and a few yellow colored highliter inks (Gives it the yellow-ish tint when the light is on).


Hahaha, yeah, I'd have to say you're correct Cliff. Cat.
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Old 01-14-2009, 01:20 AM   #3
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Sounds like your blinker fluid is low. Grab a left-handed screw driver (Don't want to ruin your right handed one) and stab a hole in the blinker housing. Pour a mix of water, citric acid, sulfuric acid, and a few yellow colored highliter inks (Gives it the yellow-ish tint when the light is on).


Hahaha, yeah, I'd have to say you're correct Cliff. Cat.
Seriously though, I might use said screw drivers to 'dig out' the offending honeycomb. I've done it before on another car and all was well, although obviously come MoT (road wothiness test) time, it would be reading a little strangely, lol...And would fail, obviously...

Thanx for the input, Satty!
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