Vince's XM...213k and slowing....

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Re: Vince's VSX / Pallas Auto Refinishing

Post by Deanxm » 05 Jun 2012, 21:22

There is a nice olympic blue mk 1 hatch about, lovely clean car but it suffered rear subframe rust something awefull, took a lot of repairing if i remember correctly, its still out there somewhere...............

No thats two actualy, this V6 Image

And Tims old 2.0i now moved on to another home last seen on the M6 on a trailer i believe Image This car sold for £400 in 2009!

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Re: Vince's VSX / Pallas Auto Refinishing

Post by vince » 05 Jun 2012, 21:43

That BX looks in loveyl condition....they are both nice shades of blue....i was once offered an old Peugeot 505 diesel in a similar colour to the bx...it was unfortunately poor timing as i was into old cerman cars at the time....looking back it was one hell of a bargain and no rust neither....

ahhh the ones you pass by :wink:

More of the XM...its a dutch one it seems.
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They do have prescence.....
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Re: Vince's VSX / Pallas Auto Refinishing

Post by robert_e_smart » 05 Jun 2012, 21:44

I saw 3 Olympic blue Xms in one place a few weeks ago! Lovely colour.

Vince, the XM will be no worse than the Hydractive Xantia. Dean has covered all bases, but I would add that it is worth checking the cooling fan operation. The relays are above the headlamps on the slam panels and corrosion here is a problem giving poor contacts.

Otherwise its all much the same. You'll notice some difference between the XM and the Xantia, mainly the size of it all. The Xm is a lot bigger inside.

Rust is the biggest problem we are up against. Xantias are heading the same way. Give it some time.

On the flip side, the XM is easier to work on! More room for starts.

ABS (which Paul's car won't have) isn't difficult to fix either.
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Re: Vince's VSX / Pallas Auto Refinishing

Post by robert_e_smart » 05 Jun 2012, 21:52

Some more XM pics for Vince!

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Re: Vince's VSX / Pallas Auto Refinishing

Post by vince » 05 Jun 2012, 23:32

Thanks Robert...great looking cars :wink:
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Re: Vince's VSX / Pallas Auto Refinishing

Post by CitroJim » 06 Jun 2012, 05:58

All those pictures makes one really want an XM... Must resist... Must resist... :twisted:
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Re: Vince's VSX / Pallas Auto Refinishing

Post by Deanxm » 06 Jun 2012, 06:51

ive got one and im really tempted by a green v6 with a dead gearbox thats currently for sale so your not alone.

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Re: Vince's VSX / Pallas Auto Refinishing

Post by robert_e_smart » 06 Jun 2012, 08:17

Go on guys, live the dream!

A weekends work in swopping the gearbox over Dean. Piece of cake!

Jim, get rid of that Ratty thing you are knocking about in and sample the fine Xm 2.5 TD!!
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Re: Vince's VSX / Pallas Auto Refinishing

Post by CitroJim » 06 Jun 2012, 17:02

robert_e_smart wrote:Jim, get rid of that Ratty thing you are knocking about in and sample the fine Xm 2.5 TD!!


Not bloody likely :evil:

Same goes for my Activa and V6...
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Re: Vince's VSX / Pallas Auto Refinishing

Post by robert_e_smart » 06 Jun 2012, 17:36

Ok, you'll have to get another parking space organised! :-D
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Re: Vince's VSX / Pallas Auto Refinishing

Post by CitroJim » 06 Jun 2012, 17:57

robert_e_smart wrote:Ok, you'll have to get another parking space organised! :-D


That's going to be tricky too :( I'm on notice I'll be loosing my off-site space at Christmas and I may have to re-think then anyway... I may well have to drop to two cars :( The V6 may be up for grabs. Rattiva and Activa are the keepers for me...

Still, when I'm in Machynlleth I'll make sure I have all the room I need to stable a fair collection :wink:
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Re: Vince's VSX / Pallas Auto Refinishing

Post by robert_e_smart » 06 Jun 2012, 18:43

Or move to Wales, and get somewhere with a big shed or a big yard or both!
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Re: Vince's VSX / Pallas Auto Refinishing

Post by CitroJim » 06 Jun 2012, 18:50

robert_e_smart wrote:Or move to Wales, and get somewhere with a big shed or a big yard or both!


Precisely my plan!!! :-D :-D Machynlleth IS in Wales.... And that's my intention as soon as I can retire and the girls aren't costing me as much as they do now...
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Re: Vince's VSX / Pallas Auto Refinishing

Post by Deanxm » 06 Jun 2012, 19:13

robert_e_smart wrote:Go on guys, live the dream!

A weekends work in swopping the gearbox over Dean. Piece of cake!

Jim, get rid of that Ratty thing you are knocking about in and sample the fine Xm 2.5 TD!!


Wont even have to do that from what i remember, an afternoon or two and a few spares would see it right but i am living the dream, ive got the activa and xm already.

Your retirement plan sounds perfect to me Jim!! lovely bit of the country.

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Re: Vince's VSX / Pallas Auto Refinishing

Post by Citroening » 06 Jun 2012, 19:43

robert_e_smart wrote:Or move to Wales, and get somewhere with a big shed or a big yard or both!

Everyone needs a barn! :-D :-D :wink:
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