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Oil Reservoir Cracked
#1
Hi All
Just purchased my first Berlingo Van 55 plate. Bought it at the weekend and just realised the oil reservoir is cracked and leaking. Nothing major but obviously will need to fix it and was thinking of doing it myself. I'm an engineer but don't have much experience with vehicles. Can't really find any videos online but i'm told its relatively simple.
Drain the oil, take the reservoir off, replace the gasket and put on the new reservoir.
Sounds easy enough but would you advise and if so any idea where is a good place to order parts from??
Thanks in advance
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#2
What reservoir are you referring to, is it the power steering fluid/ brake fluid or engine sump thats cracked n leaking?
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(23-09-2013, 05:42 PM)Barkas Wrote:  What reservoir are you referring to, is it the power steering fluid/ brake fluid or engine sump thats cracked n leaking?

I think its the engine sump although im not 100%. Took it to a mechanic and he said that the sump box was leaking and it wasn't too major but would need fixed at some point. I would imanine that if it was the brake or steering fluid it would be a bit more urgent??
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#4
It's a straightforward job & I think someone mentioned that you can get aluminium ones.Confusedalut:
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#5
When I did the last service on mine (DW8) I noticed that the sump was quite rusty in one corner. I cleaned it up and painted it with Rust Eater but it is a concern.
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#6
I think I will go for it and fix it myself. The next issue is what sump do I go for. I have started looking online and there seems to be quite a lot of variants. How do I make sure I order the right part?? And is it advisable to replace the gasket and filter while I have it stripped down?
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#7
You will need to replace the sump gasket. Oil's expensive enough with out letting it escape!
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(24-09-2013, 10:33 AM)OlJeffers Wrote:  You will need to replace the sump gasket. Oil's expensive enough with out letting it escape!

Thanks OJ, any idea of a decent place to buy parts and how to make sure I order the right sump?
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#9
A good number of members here are signed into Service Citroën; this allows access to part numbers and UK retail pricing on genuine bits. To evaluate the part you require, would mean providing the last eight characters of your VIN.
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#10
Thanks All. Managed it no problem. Got a part from a breaker so hopefully it will be okay! Job No.1 complete!
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