New DS Air Cleaner Hose

The Citroen DS has a rubber hose that connects the air cleaner assembly with the top of the carburettor.   This DS air cleaner hose had become so hard and perished that it tore when I tried to remove the air cleaner to take off the spheres.

DS air cleaner hose

The condition of the hose is fairly evident from the picture.   The new one was much more pliant.   Originally, the hose had a clamp to attach it to the air cleaner assembly, but I managed to break it putting it back on.   Instead of using this clamp again that needs a special tool, I will just use a regular hose clamp that is much easier.

The quality of the new hose looks quite good.   Citroen DS reproduction rubber parts are often of very questionable quality.

DS air cleaner hose

In addition, I had tried to clean and re-oil the filter cartridge, but obviously I had done it incorrectly as oil was dripping down on to the hot exhaust manifold and causing a terrible small and small amounts of smoke sitting at the lights, so I took the opportunity to remove any of the oil that had dripped down.


Despite missing the clamp, the new DS air cleaner hose fits well and the car is now ready for the Club event I am taking it on this Sunday.

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