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Post by admiral51 » 11 Mar 2010, 22:31

Managed to get home before dark today so managed to get a few shots in the car park of my local halfrauds after i managed to get some leakoff pipes due to a slight leak :)

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Does need a bit of a clean :oops: :oops: but she is quite nice and tidy overall :) :)

Managed to sort of make a list of things that need doing none of which are to major,just going to take a bit of time and prioratising :lol:
1.Sort out ride height,particularly front end
2.Replace fuel feed line to and from fuel filter
3.Complete filter and fluid change
4.Rear spheres seem a tad flat
5.Possable fuel pump replcement :twisted:
6.Cambelt waterpump aux belt replacement and thorough check of all rollers/pulleys
7.Get the boy to earn his pocket money and give the car a ruddy good wash :lol: :lol:

First impressions are its quite a relaxing car to drive,seems to get up to speed without shouting about it

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Post by admiral51 » 11 Mar 2010, 22:35

Citroenmad wrote:Another Xantia, im certainly missing something here :lol:

Looks a good'en, 2.1TDs are very good engines, quite a rare spec to find in a S2 also.


Not sure what else i could have bought as i only have one shed for spares and thats full of Xantia bits and bobs :)

Not sure SWMBO would welcome a new shed :wink:

Hadnt thought about the 2.1 being rare in MK2 form but it is an early MK2,must remember to post up the RP number

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Post by admiral51 » 14 Mar 2010, 22:39

Had some sort of success this weekend although nothing to major :)

Managed to reconnect the fuel line to the filter and back to the pump with clear lines and so far no bubbles but proof will be in the morning if she starts first time.
Replaced one of the leakoff pipes on thursday and the starting performance has been transformed so fingers crossed :)

I would have changed all the leak off pipes but time was short as was daylight and lucky for me i could get at the leaking one without having to unclip the metal pipe from the inlet manifold :D :D

One thing i did notice about the leak off pipes on this particular car is that they seem to run in parallel.If you take the leak offs numbered as 1 and 2 then the blank is on number 2 then the pipes go 1 to 1, 2 to 2, 1 to 1 ,and then 2 to fuel return.This maybe normal but on my old TD they were crossed ie 1 to 2, 1 to 2 ,1 to 2 ,1 to fuel return.In the latter order i reckon the pipes would be kept a little further away from the engine and stop some of the heat/melting issues.
It maybe ok just seems odd :?

when i got the car the remote wasnt working although the central locking on the was.Managed to get a new battery for the remote today and more by luck than judgement it is now working :)

By removing the innards from the plip i was able to have the ignition turned on and be able to press the buttons a few times.On turning off the ignition and opening/shutting the door the remote now works :D :D

And i also got the boy to earn his pocket money both cars have now been washed :lol: :lol:

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Post by CitroJim » 15 Mar 2010, 09:01

Excellent stuff Colin :D Some good work there!

Strage with the leakoffs :? Normally, the blanker is on the end nearest the clutch (No.1) and then they daisychain back to No.4 and then to the pump return line. No worries though as long as they all end up in series between all injectors...

Has that helped the stopping problem?

She's looking good and I like the wheels :D Are they alloys or just trims?
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Post by admiral51 » 15 Mar 2010, 21:13

Hi Jim
The blank is on number 1 by the clutch,what i meant was if you take the leakoffs as being numbered 1 and 2 on each injector,one being closet to the head, thats how the pipes are run.Should try and explain myself a bit better :oops: :oops:

No they are not alloys but trims carefully removed from the 1.9td before its present owner saw the car :D :D

Still have the problem with stopping but i can live with that for the time being :)

Thoroughly enjoyed our chat on the blower last week,i must make an effort to arrange a visit to NP soon :)

Looks like im going to do the work on the cars myself from now on,aux and cam belt [-o< ,but i have managed to find a quiet spot in the corner of the recovery firms yard along with access to both tuition and tools and a very cheap lexia :D :D oh yes and a pit :lol:

Was a bit late when the boy finished car washing duties but did manage to get a semi reasonable picture of both cars :wink:

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Post by CitroJim » 15 Mar 2010, 22:40

They're looking very good Colin :D The lad did a good job there and the light adds a nice atmospheric quality to the pictures. Car art!

admiral51 wrote:Thoroughly enjoyed our chat on the blower last week,i must make an effort to arrange a visit to NP soon :)


Me too :D Any time you're passing this way, you're always very welcome to drop in. I'm only a hop and a skip off Junction 14 of the M1 and likely make a better cuppa than the services just up the road :lol:

Great to hear you're doing your own repairs from now on and it sounds like an ideal setup in which to do them too. Can't beat good facilities and skills on hand and a pit as well. I'm jealous!

At least if you do them yourself, you know exactly what's been done and you know it's done properly. Not forgetting the great satisfaction that comes about...
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Post by admiral51 » 20 Mar 2010, 19:37

Well good news sometimes comes when least expected :)

As its been raining for a few days and SWMBO having decided she'd like to try out the new arrival :twisted: :lol: she mentioned that the windscreen wipers were playing up.Put them to intermittent and they had a mind of their own.
I did try and explain that the wipers must be female but would take a look anyway once she had calmed down a bit :lol: :lol:

Turns out i dont have intermittent wiper position only auto :D :D and they do work :) :)

Fuel filter and lines seem to be holding up ok and no apparent leakage problems so will wait and see :)

One problem i have found is that both rear doors will not open from inside but are both fine from the outside :? :?
Have tried locking/unlocking with plip and key but makes no differenve.My only thought was that maybe there is a child lock in operation that im unaware of...will need to investigate further

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Post by Toby_HDi » 20 Mar 2010, 19:44

Colin, on the trailing edge of the rear doors there is indeed a child lock.

It is red in colour and circular with a slot and if you use your key to turn it gently it'll defeat the child lock.
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Post by admiral51 » 20 Mar 2010, 19:48

Hi toby

thanks for that when it stops raining will go and investigate :D :D

How did Fawley go all good i hope :)

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Post by Toby_HDi » 20 Mar 2010, 20:01

No problem Colin. It should be easy to see, if not I'll take a picture if you need one.

As for Fawley, tests on Tuesday went OK, bit disappointed in myself as I couldn't finish some of them. I've really let my brain atrophy :shock:

Hopefully it's good enough, should find out in the next few weeks if I've got a proper interview
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Post by CitroJim » 20 Mar 2010, 20:58

Hope it was enough to do the trick at Fawley Toby... Fingers crossed!

No worries on the atrophy. In one as young as you, it is temporary and can be easily reversed. Just do something to exercise the old grey matter and you'll be fine.

admiral51 wrote:Turns out i dont have intermittent wiper position only auto :D :D and they do work :) :)


You know Colin, that is by far the best feature of a MK2. It's the only thing I miss from the time I had a MK2.

I just adore automatic wipers :P
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Post by admiral51 » 04 Apr 2010, 14:54

A little bit late in updating but :oops: :oops:

Thanks for info Toby on the child locks one of the easiest fixes ive ever had :D :D

Well just when i got myself in a position to actually do something myself on the Xantia i get struck down by the dreaded lurgy :twisted: :twisted:

Finally managed to crawl out of bed today after spending Friday and Saturday wondering which end of my body was going to Vesuveus next :evil: :evil:

Still nowhere near my usual self i cant even look at the cans of beer let alone contemplate opening one :lol:
One good thing is ive now gone 3 days without a coffin nail so maybe there is a silver lining after all :D :D

Not sure on when im going to get round to do the list of jobs but its not that long a list :wink:

Have discovered i need to tackle the glow plugs as she is a bit sluggish/knocking/smokey for the first 30secs after starting although she does start first time like a 2.1 should :)

Have taken a closer look at the aux belt tensioner and i can see the roller is slightly out of line with all the other pulleys so guessing its the spring thats collapsing and pushing it out of line same thing that happened on the 1.9td :twisted:

So this list is now as follows
Aux belt tensioner/spring and belt a first attempt for me :)
Oil change along with filter and air filter
4 new glow plugs a first for me :roll:
Lhm change and filter clean to be replaced with Hydraflush
Cam belt change and possable fuel pump change aswell :wink:
Both cooling fans need to be removed/replaced/inspected along with relays as they are playing up but thats an easy one first job i ever tackled on a Xantia :lol:
Front height needs to be lowered but i need the pit for that
Probably replace all spheres for piece of mind

Ah also the clutch is slipping a little so guess thats another job to be done

No wonder the car was cheap :lol: :lol:

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Post by CitroJim » 04 Apr 2010, 15:52

admiral51 wrote:One good thing is ive now gone 3 days without a coffin nail so maybe there is a silver lining after all :D :D


Good on yer Colin :D It was the lurgy that initially set me off...

Now, maintain the momentum by going an getting some patches. Start off with the 21mg ones. They're equivalent to about 20 fags a day!

Either see the doc and get them on prescription but as time is of the essence here, go to the chemist and pay for the first pack over the counter. They cost about a weeks supply of baccy :twisted:

Hope you're soon recovered enough to get stuck into the to-do list :D

It's a bugger when you're ill over bank holidays isn't it?
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Post by admiral51 » 04 Apr 2010, 21:37

CitroJim wrote:
It's a bugger when you're ill over bank holidays isn't it?


Makes the weekend seem like a ruddy month :twisted: :twisted:

On a lighter note ive now found out why when i logged on i was missing some new post alerts :? :?

It turns out the lad has been browsing trying to gain any sort of information he can on mechanics etc but loggin on with my shortcut :twisted: :twisted:

That problem has now been sorted :lol:

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Post by admiral51 » 25 Apr 2010, 15:35

Well have managed to do some little bits and pieces this weekend but friday next week is going to be the day when i get down and dirty with the 2.1TD :lol:

Changed all 4 glow plugs for a set of These and i had no escapees either :D . This morning she started on the button with no judders or smoke so job well done,not bad for the first attempt.
Had the front bumper off and managed to replace the n/s fog light for the new one i aquired with the car and replaced the o/s cooling as it wasnt playing ball.A good clean up of the relay contacts and now both operate as they should :)

Whilst i had the car up on axle stands i ventured underneath to examine the front hieight controller to see why the car is riding high by about 4 inches.The plastic clip is attatched and after a good spray of plus gas the linkage is free but still no difference in height so i reckon the clamp has been tampered(adjusted :wink: ) with.
Have booked friday as a holiday and im going to be attempting the cambelt/water pump aux belt change along with new tensioner/pulleys and spring [-o<
Im not doing this without supervision so things should be ok even if it runs into saturday :lol:
I also have access to a pit so can anyone point me in the direction of which way to manouvere the clamp on the ARB to lower the ride height ie towards front of car or towards the rear :)

Hopefully all will be ok and i can report back on friday

Colin
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