Changing the Citroën BX octopus.
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A leak has emerged around the octopus region in the Break. Examination starts by taking off the lower engine mount, and moving the engine a few cm forward..

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..and clearly enough, the leak return pipe from the front height corrector is about to snap at the usual location.

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In order to remove the octopus, the front suspension breather pipes must be taken off..

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..which requires removal of the support clamps..

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..after which the hose can be removed.

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In order to facilitate later installation of the new octopus, a 2,5 mm2 wire is attached to the hose..

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..which is subsequently pulled..

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..off.

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The front suspension breather pipes, as well as the rear suspension return pipes are taken off the octopus body..

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..as are the three pipes connecting the octopus to the LHM reservoir.

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Each return hose gets his own wire..

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..and the hoses are then pulled off.

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The last thing to undo is the broken hose coming from the front height corrector.

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Since there were no reserve octopi on the shelf (and it is weekend)..

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..a substitute cephalopodus well be engineered. Since the original creature consists of three separate circuits..

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..the substitute one will be made of..

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..three parts. The top one is for the height corrector (front & rear) and pressure regulator leakage and is made of 4 mm pipe, the center one is for the front suspension breathers (5 mm pipe) and the bottom one for the suspension leakage pipes (4 mm pipe).

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The aforementioned is also the order of installation. The first one goes first.

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The hose is pulled utilizing the wire..

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..and is attached to the reservoir.

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The shorter ends are subsequently fastened to correct locations.

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The 5 mm breather assembly goes next..

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..gets pulled by its own wire..

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..and attached to the correct junction.

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The last one is a bit more complicated..

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..as it has a full-length tenlacle in both port and starboard direction.

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After fitting the last piece of the three-part cephalopodus..

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..the engine lower mount is re-attached..

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..and a modified clamp is made..

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..to keep all the tentacles of the new design clear from the starboard side inner driveshaft joint.

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After checking that all is clear and all hoses properly fixed, the engine is started and allowed to build pressure. The leak appears to have disappeared.