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Does anybody know if the balljoint protectors are available? I managed to damage one of mine. Thanks.

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http://www.beal.org.uk/automotive/ball- ... at_89.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
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GSF do an assorted kit reasonably priced, and they sell top ips for the kit

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I was thinking as i read the OPs post that this is referring to the metal and later plastic shield that protects the bottom ball joint from stones etc which to my knowledge is not available in metal but is available in plastic, possibly from another model, maybe C15?

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I was thinking the same. They're still available - suspect they're the same for 405 Peugeot as well? Didn't realise they'd changed from steel to plastic though.
I just ordered some from http://www.citroencarparts.net" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; for about a fiver each - probably no cheaper than walking into a dealer, but postal service is handy and they're very helpful.
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Vanny wrote:I was thinking as i read the OPs post that this is referring to the metal and later plastic shield that protects the bottom ball joint from stones etc which to my knowledge is not available in metal but is available in plastic, possibly from another model, maybe C15?
that was the first thought that entered my tiny brain, but then the rubber dust cover image was posted :shock: :roll: :wink: ,

here is price and part No. from citroen and still available it seems as it doesnt state NFP

Part Number Description Quantity Price excl. VAT Price incl. VAT Total incl. VAT Selection
0000362306 SWIVEL BALL PIVOT PROTECTOR 3.98 GBP 4.78 GBP 4.78 GBP

also on an all families search it fits

1 document(s) found for C5 II
1 document(s) found for BX
1 document(s) found for XANTIA
1 document(s) found for C5
1 document(s) found for XANTIA II


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I have bought two of these:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/New-362306-Ci ... 731wt_1091" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;




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if you payed the full postage on them with no discounts, they cost you £6.50 each

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I don't remember ever seeing these before, are they fitted on all BX's? :?
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Defender110 wrote:I don't remember ever seeing these before, are they fitted on all BX's? :?
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Kevan, lower ball-joints shields where fitted to all new BX's from new albeit manufactured from a thin tin sheet steel but if they got damaged when folks changed the ball-joints out they tended not to bother fitting them back in place.

However I my self have never knew that a plastic one was now available, I suppose its similar in a way to the front hub air scoops to direct air onto the discs as they where initially manufactured from a thin sheet steel which then got changed to plastic for the later production models !

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Just paid the one postage. It was automatic unlike some sellers on ebay.

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i have seen the type in the picy above made of metal, dont remember seeing them made of plastic though

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Just to those that might be wondering. the ball joint protectors have come today and they are indeed made from metal :) .

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There was some discussion a few months back as to whether these also helped protect the ball joints from brake heat as it seemed that the ball joints wore quicker without them.
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citsncycles wrote:There was some discussion a few months back as to whether these also helped protect the ball joints from brake heat as it seemed that the ball joints wore quicker without them.
that and the swivel dust cover is exactly what they are there to protect from heat

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