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Re: Vince's XM - VSX back up for sale again.

Post by Trainman » 13 Jul 2012, 22:27

You forgot option D = Chauffeur duties with a dirty great big :-D
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Post by red_dwarfers » 13 Jul 2012, 22:28

I'm going to go for A!
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Re: Vince's XM - VSX back up for sale again.

Post by Deanxm » 13 Jul 2012, 22:30

Yes Paul, sounds like a sound car, with a bit of hard work on the body i bet she will be stunning, how long to go now till your anniversary? (sorry what i meant to say was CXM) when it turns up there it will be gleaming like a new pin!!!

You forgot option D = Chauffeur duties with a dirty great big :-D


Its sort of covered by B but yeah i will go with that :lol:

And those going with A, check the weather report...........................

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Post by red_dwarfers » 13 Jul 2012, 22:34

Met Office reckons it's going to be alright in Manchester. Us down on the coast though...well.
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Post by Deanxm » 13 Jul 2012, 22:38

tell me about it, i think i will be swimming to the shops for a paper in the morning by the sounds of whats going on out there now.

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Post by Trainman » 13 Jul 2012, 22:46

It stopped raing in Warrington about an hour ago, other than that it's been non-stop all day.
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Re: Vince's XM - VSX back up for sale again.

Post by vince » 13 Jul 2012, 23:13

OMG am i that predictable?.......congratulations to everyone who picked option A :lol:

I thought id make a start on it so after a quick jaunt to the local Morrisons to take Linda and Jack for a quick spin in the new car, tea was eaten, Jack put to bed and by 7:45 i was out to get stuck in.

Jobs done tonight:
Steering wheel re aligned to centre (was off a few splines and so much easier with no air bag)
Door shuts and tailgate shut areas cleaned (it had snails in the tailgate and lots of leaves and mud and grease)
Wheel arches sprayed with wheel cleaner and scrubbed with a good stiff brush and rinsed clean
Wheel trims removed and clean front and back removing all the old brake dust
Wheels cleaned (not even rusty) :wink:
The whole car washed top to bottom with fairy liquid (good degreaser)
Mirrors and black plastic trims fed with Autoglym bumper care (left now to soak in overnight but will probably need a few hundred coats) :lol:
Tyres shined up

Just got done about 10 minutes ago as its dark outside now

Im going to take it to work in the morning and again on Monday. The Xantia im going to park up as its "the money" until its sold. (its second buyer has fallen through so its back up for grabs)

Linds looked out of the window when i first got back and simply said "god its huge" :lol: She things it looks a bit old because its more angular than the Xantia but then made herself feel better by reminder herself that its better on fuel, cheaper insurance and if cleaned up well will breake its money again if and when sold.

Im looking forward to the drive in the morning.

Thanks for everything today Steve and to Paul for prepping the car for sale and changing the spheres today in horrible weather (i have the pics)

I have some pictures from today which ill post up over the weekend once ive finished cleaning it up some more....there will be no machine polishing yet though.

P.s. Paul that knock on the front drivers side sounds like the rear wishbone bush....ill get it checked on monday and replaced if thats it :wink: (sounds like it to me)
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Re: Vince's XM - VSX back up for sale again.

Post by Trainman » 13 Jul 2012, 23:20

vince wrote:OMG am i that predictable?.......congratulations to everyone who picked option A :lol:



Errr.............. YEP

No thanks necessary buddy, all in a days work :wink:
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Post by CitroJim » 14 Jul 2012, 06:53

Excellent stuff Vince.. I'd have picked A :)
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Post by Deanxm » 14 Jul 2012, 08:45

Its new car law Vince, you clean it and you take it for a drive........................

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Re: Vince's XM - VSX back up for sale again.

Post by bxzx16v » 14 Jul 2012, 09:29

Glad your enjoying your Xm vince , can't wait to see some pics

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Re: Vince's XM - VSX back up for sale again.

Post by Citroenmad » 14 Jul 2012, 19:45

Im pleased your enjoying your new XM Vince, though I didn't think you wouldnt! :lol:

Very much looking forward to seeing these pictures ...

vince wrote:THE BEAST IS BACK ! :lol:
The best feeling driving back was hustling along with the fast lane audi's and bmw's etc in a big old xm and imagining what they must be thinking...."whats that"! :P


Excellent isn't it, Im frequently 'fast laning' in my Xm and Activa, im sure people think old cars should be going slowly, though they really are in their stride at motorway speeds.
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Re: Vince's XM - VSX back up for sale again.

Post by CitroJim » 14 Jul 2012, 20:37

bxzx16v wrote: can't wait to see some pics


Vince, I echo Mark's words here; we NEED pictures!

Knowing you we won't see the until you've worked your magic and it's looking like a mirror :-D :lol:
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Re: Vince's XM - VSX back up for sale again.

Post by citroenxm » 14 Jul 2012, 20:51

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Post by vince » 14 Jul 2012, 21:08

Here are some pics to show you what im working on....

What greeted me when i turned up
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Then the work commenced on the spheres...the rain doesnt show but it was lashing it down and windy too
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After getting it home and a quick wash down
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