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Used Citroen Suspension Spheress
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About Suspension Spheress
Citroen suspension spheres as the name suggests are hollow metal spherical containers used in a hydraulic suspension system. They work by using pressurised nitrogen gas and hydraulic fluid or LHM (A mineral oil) which is separated by a damper valve inside. Nitrogen gas is used because it will not cause corrosion to the sphere. The hydraulic fluid/mineral oil section is connected to the car’s hydraulic system which pressurises the fluid. When driving the nitrogen gas creates pressure on the hydraulic fluid/oil below and is compressed during the movement of the vehicle.
The suspension spheres operate in a similar way to the conventional spring suspension system and are situated in the same location.
Signs that a suspension sphere needs replacing can include vibration through the steering wheel, excessive bounce or that the suspension feels solid or making clunking noises. These issues are usually caused by a loss of nitrogen gas through use. More modern Citroen suspension spheres have addressed this issue by including multiple membranes to their spheres to help limit gas losses. In some cases it’s possible to correct the gas issue temporarily by using a portable gas suspension pump such as the Citroen Hydragas suspension pump.
- The founder of the company, André Citroën, is renowned as something of a genius when it comes to marketing. He specifically targeted adverts for the 1922 Citroën Type C at women owners, and soon after the car became very popular, earning the nickname 'Petit Citron' after the distinctive lemon yellow paint job.
- Citroën cars have been put through their paces and all in the name of advertising. Citroën vehicles have trekked huge distances for promotional reasons, including expeditions across the Sahara, throughout Africa, all over Asia, and even across Alaska.
- Thanks to Citroën, the French driver Sebastien Loeb is the single most successful driver in the entire history of the World Rallying Championship. Nine consecutive driver's titles were won by Loeb in the time between 2004 and 2012, driving cars such as the Xsara, the C4, and the DS3.
- Unfortunately, the founder of Citroën went bankrupt in 1934, even though the cars they produced were selling well and incredibly popular. The company exists today because tyre company Michelin bought the majority of shares in the company.
- French president Charles de Gaulle's life was saved by Citroën not once, but twice. In 1961 a Citroën DS managed to stay intact despite there being a bomb made of plastic explosive, dynamite, oil, and nails. It even managed to drive away from the scene. In 1962, de Gaulle was attacked again, this time with machine guns, but the Citroën again managed to get away from the would-be assassins.