Citrojim's Ka, Saxo and Bike Tales

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Re: Citrojim's Xantia and XM Tales

Post by citroenxm » 30 Aug 2012, 20:33

They are all projects mike which I NEED to finish.

1. K 1993 SEi V6 12v Auto. LPG! Green. Needs quite a bit, but I have everything.
2. H 1990 V6 24v Manual. Mine and no one else's :-D
3. H 1991 SED 2.1 Manual. Needs rear chassis welding cimmilar to 24v and an MOT, also MINE and no one else's
4. J 1991 D 2.1 Manual. Needs a bit dooing, strut tops, spheres, front tyres, rear nearside door, starts and runs nicely! Dont know what to do with her!
5. K 1992 SD 2.1 Manual. Grey. Needs couple small things for MOT. Exhaust for one. Still need to collect. Starts and runs.

6. K 1993 V6 24v Manual. Visiting for some welding work.

So, really nothing ready to go, just projects.

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Re: Citrojim's Xantia and XM Tales

Post by Northern_Mike » 30 Aug 2012, 20:40

Citroening wrote:
citroenxm wrote:Ha you wait, it does NOT stop at one car, it goes to two, three, four and sometimes FIVE!
...and then six, eight, ten...before you know it there's over a dozen! :o :shock: :shock: Then twenty...

Not helping am I... :twisted:
No wonder there's non for sale anywhere, they're all stashed away by you lot on 'ere!

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Re: Citrojim's Xantia and XM Tales

Post by Citroening » 30 Aug 2012, 20:45

Rattiva_Mike wrote:No wonder there's non for sale anywhere, they're all stashed away by you lot on 'ere!
Quite the opposite - most are for sale/will be for sale... :-D :wink: Only three XMs here ATM though...

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Re: Citrojim's Xantia and XM Tales

Post by Northern_Mike » 30 Aug 2012, 20:55

Does anyone recognise ebay item number 270842309602?

Obviously, if it's MOT ran out, it's worth about 1/3 of what the asking price is...

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Re: Citrojim's Xantia and XM Tales

Post by Citroening » 30 Aug 2012, 20:58

Rattiva_Mike wrote:Does anyone recognise ebay item number 270842309602?
Been on eBay for absolute yonks Mike...

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Re: Citrojim's Xantia and XM Tales

Post by Citroenmad » 30 Aug 2012, 20:59

Im pleased your XM has been christened Spaceship Jim, its very fitting 8-)
Citroening wrote:It'll be interesting to see what the RP is Jim - our Prestige is 5694 which is 11 June 1992, and Dean's is 26 May 1992 so very close! :-D
Jims Prestige is of a much later model, it is in 24v spec and trim rather than the earlier Prestige which had non colour coded bumper strips and the woobly web wheels instead of the 24v 'Speedlines'.

Its a 1994 registered car and in the late spec too, my guess it its RP is somewhere in 1993, though I dont ever remember checking it.

Here is Jims Prestige looking very smart!
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia and XM Tales

Post by citroenxm » 30 Aug 2012, 21:01

Rattiva_Mike wrote:Does anyone recognise ebay item number 270842309602?

Obviously, if it's MOT ran out, it's worth about 1/3 of what the asking price is...
They should put an MOT on it for that!! I certainly would!

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Re: Citrojim's Xantia and XM Tales

Post by Northern_Mike » 30 Aug 2012, 21:03

citroenxm wrote:
Rattiva_Mike wrote:Does anyone recognise ebay item number 270842309602?

Obviously, if it's MOT ran out, it's worth about 1/3 of what the asking price is...
They should put an MOT on it for that!! I certainly would!
Well, I was going to drop them an email and offer them scrap value, which is essentially what it's worth without one :-)

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Re: Citrojim's Xantia and XM Tales

Post by citroenxm » 30 Aug 2012, 21:08

Citroenmad wrote:Im pleased your XM has been christened Spaceship Jim, its very fitting 8-)
Citroening wrote:It'll be interesting to see what the RP is Jim - our Prestige is 5694 which is 11 June 1992, and Dean's is 26 May 1992 so very close! :-D
Jims Prestige is of a much later model, it is in 24v spec and trim rather than the earlier Prestige which had non colour coded bumper strips and the woobly web wheels instead of the 24v 'Speedlines'.

Its a 1994 registered car and in the late spec too, my guess it its RP is somewhere in 1993, though I dont ever remember checking it.

Here is Jims Prestige looking very smart!
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The bodys on SEi trim cars went colour coded in around 1993, My K reg SEi V6 is all colour coded and they do look better too.

My M reg Onyx was NOT colour coded, being an Si based trim. So L reg, Jims is either a 1993 or 94...

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Re: Citrojim's Xantia and XM Tales

Post by CitroJim » 30 Aug 2012, 21:09

Chis, thanks for posting that picture :-D It's a lovely one...

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Re: Citrojim's Xantia and XM Tales

Post by citroenxm » 30 Aug 2012, 21:10

CCccoooooorrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr she is sooooo beautiful. I LOVE the Black XM....

Stunning! :P :P :P :P

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Re: Citrojim's Xantia and XM Tales

Post by Deanxm » 30 Aug 2012, 21:42

Ive only got the one lol oh and yes Mike that ebay one was on before my daughter was born, before a bump even so a long time!

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Re: Citrojim's Xantia and XM Tales

Post by CitroJim » 01 Sep 2012, 19:37

I've only got one and already I know one's plenty enough :twisted:

It's been a good day on Spaceship 'Heart of Gold' and much effort has been directed at her infinite improbability drive, otherwise known as the ABS. There's an infinite improbability it might just work one day :roll:

Read all about it here :lol:

One small thing that concerned me was a bit of a delay when the brakes went on. I bled them all today and although things are much better, to my mind they're still not quite as I'd like them. I also discovered the LHM is a bit brown so that'll be changed after I buy up some stock at CXM next weekend.

I'm fairly sure the main accumulator is a bit weak and want to check it. It's basically almost inaccessible though. Looks like it'll be easiest to wait until I have the nosecone off to get at the ABS Valve block. I can then kill three birds with one stone as it were and change the gearbox fluid at the same time. Must remember to use DEX2 and not the expensive Xantia stuff, the LT71141..

Still, went for a spin in her today and she drive a real treat. i went looking for some really rough old roads I know and she just sails over the lot :D

I have definitely determined she's catless... No worries there as long as she's always MOT'd on gas...

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Re: Citrojim's Xantia and XM Tales

Post by Xaccers » 01 Sep 2012, 19:42

Try the A5 to Hockliffe, just up the hill before you reach the town the road feels ridged, it's horrible and I'd dread to think what it's like in a sprung car!
Just watch out for all the idiots in BMWs overtaking just before they reach the blind summit.

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Re: Citrojim's Xantia and XM Tales

Post by CitroJim » 01 Sep 2012, 20:17

Xac wrote:Try the A5 to Hockliffe, just up the hill before you reach the town the road feels ridged, it's horrible and I'd dread to think what it's like in a sprung car!
Just watch out for all the idiots in BMWs overtaking just before they reach the blind summit.
No need for me to go that far Xac, the little road between North Crawley and Chicheley and owward back into Newport on the back-road is a very stern test :-D

When I first saw you mention Hockliffe I was worried you were going to suggest driving her there and leaving her with A5 Salvage... :evil: :lol: