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

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

Post by vince » 14 Jul 2012, 21:10

Clearly photbucket is playing up, ill re do them later on

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Post by CitroJim » 14 Jul 2012, 21:11

Please Vince! You're just teasing us now :lol:

I never realised they had a boost gauge. Cool 8-) 8-) 8-)

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Post by citroenxm » 14 Jul 2012, 21:12

mine have worked vince... looking forward to seeing the pics you took your self...

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Post by citroenxm » 14 Jul 2012, 21:13

CitroJim wrote:
I never realised they had a boost gauge. Cool 8-) 8-) 8-)
ONLY S1 Turbo Diesel Models Jim... it was deleated from S2 cars... BORING!!! :P

its connected to a Pressure sensor attached to the side of the battery box.. and takes the boost pressure from the inlet manifold.. I love that bit!
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Re: Vince's XM - VSX back up for sale again.

Post by Citroenmad » 14 Jul 2012, 21:14

CitroJim wrote:Please Vince! You're just teasing us now :lol:

I never realised they had a boost gauge. Cool 8-) 8-) 8-)
Strange! Must be a S1 2.1TD thing? :?

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Post by citroenxm » 14 Jul 2012, 21:16

Yup ! S1 S1 S1... \:D/ \:D/ \:D/

If you look at the Engine Bay picture, over on the right, just above the fuel filter is a device, with a hose and plug on it.. Thats the boost sensor.. the guage is electronic in the instruments...

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

Post by CitroJim » 14 Jul 2012, 21:21

citroenxm wrote:
CitroJim wrote:
I never realised they had a boost gauge. Cool 8-) 8-) 8-)
ONLY S1 Turbo Diesel Models Jim... it was deleated from S2 cars... BORING!!! :P

its connected to a Pressure sensor attached to the side of the battery box.. and takes the boost pressure from the inlet manifold.. I love that bit!
Thanks Paul :-D That's disgraceful they deleted it from S2 models. Just what were they thinking :twisted:

Now that's the gauge we all want on our TCTs :)

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Post by Deanxm » 14 Jul 2012, 21:24

to be fair they are rather pointless, i had the same in my old saab and it moved but with no markings all you knew was that you were making white, green, orange or red boost, which isnt very informative.

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Post by CitroJim » 14 Jul 2012, 21:25

Red boost is by far the best Dean :wink:

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

Post by citroenxm » 14 Jul 2012, 21:29

Deanxm wrote:to be fair they are rather pointless, i had the same in my old saab and it moved but with no markings all you knew was that you were making white, green, orange or red boost, which isnt very informative.

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You only dont like it because its on a DERV... :-D :lol: :lol: :P

I think its a good thing! Renault always used to fit them on all their 80s Turbo models.. I love them!

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Post by Deanxm » 14 Jul 2012, 21:42

Oh no i agree completely Paul, they are a nice touch, another feather in the MK1 cap so to speak.

Jim, white boost was when you were not moving, green was when you were shifting aloing at a good rate, orange was when you could physicaly see the fuel guage dropping (you think im joking) and red was when it was broken :lol:

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Post by Citroenmad » 14 Jul 2012, 21:45

I can see it being an interesting feature, though its not really going to aid anything is it :lol:

Id like one on my TCTs though :roll:

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Post by CitroJim » 14 Jul 2012, 22:18

Deanxm wrote:orange was when you could physicaly see the fuel guage dropping (you think im joking)
Oh no, I know, I've seen it Dean :evil: Back in the mid 90s we had a Nissan Serena people carrier with the 2 litre petrol engine. A lovely engine but when towing our Sprite Major with it I often observed the petrol gauge visibly falling. Gosh could that car ever drink. It makes an Activa look positively parsimonious :lol: :lol:

I never did check the 'economy' of it. I don't think I could have stood the shock. Didn't keep it long as it was bankrupting us. Swapped it for a Vauxhall Chavalier :oops:

I was not well in those days :roll:

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

Post by Deanxm » 14 Jul 2012, 22:23

I had a chav sri so im in no position to comment.

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

Post by Citroenmad » 14 Jul 2012, 22:25

What did you do to deserve those cars Jim! :shock:

At least it was not a diesel Serena, which I still think holds the record for the slowest motorised box.