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

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Re: Vince's XM - Its full history is now known!

Post by CitroJim » 19 Sep 2012, 21:47

Vince, that's absolutely fantastic... :-D :-D :-D

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Re: Vince's XM - Its full history is now known!

Post by Northern_Mike » 19 Sep 2012, 22:16

Vince, I live near Reading, and often trvael up to the North West. If I can be of help collecting the undertray and dropping it off to you, I'd be happy to help..

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Re: Vince's XM - Its full history is now known!

Post by Citroenmad » 19 Sep 2012, 22:37

That really is an excellent history to have the knowldge of :-D Wow, it has obviously been a very well loved car and owned by enthusiasts.

Very good news on the undertray, not many about for XMs now. However I have always been advised to remove them from XMs, they trap moisture and help greatly in the rotting out of the front subframe area, apparently.

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Re: Vince's XM - Its full history is now known!

Post by vince » 19 Sep 2012, 23:19

Perhaps why it was removed Chris? Thanks for the offer Mike, but I think ill try to get down myself at some point.

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Re: Vince's XM - Its full history is now known!

Post by Northern_Mike » 19 Sep 2012, 23:37

It's up to you Vince, but I'm coming up to Rossendale next weekend (29th) and could make a short detour and drop it off it you like.

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Re: Vince's XM - Its full history is now known!

Post by myglaren » 20 Sep 2012, 07:04

That's a very heartening story Vince. Nice to see the XM is being kept 'in the family' as it were, by someone who appreciates it's virtues.

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Re: Vince's XM - Its full history is now known!

Post by red_dwarfers » 20 Sep 2012, 19:45

That is fantastic vince!

Sounds like it really made his day :D I love hearing stories like this :D

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Re: Vince's XM / Pallas A.R. - Another one done....

Post by vince » 23 Sep 2012, 11:26

DickieG wrote:
vince wrote:problem is you can't plug a USB into an I pad

Yes you can Vince, the camera connection kit has a USB adaptor as well as one for SD cards.


Thanks Rich, ill have to figure that one out....

On the laptop front though, good news :) dell have collected it and taken it away to fix anything it needs under warranty =D> I was seriously worried it would be new laptop time :| soon be back up and running again :)

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Re: Vince's XM / Pallas A.R.

Post by vince » 16 Nov 2012, 00:18

Damn its been a long time since ive been on here.... :oops:

Ive got quite alot going on at the moment which is dictating not only my time, but also my mental state.

Looking forward to this sunday though....classic car show NEC 8-)

The XM is in fine fettle and resting now until its outing this sunday. Ill give it a warm up on saturday as im off and will be playing taxi, but other than that its been plain sailing...

Clocked just over 210K miles now :-D

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Re: Vince's XM / Pallas A.R.

Post by CitroJim » 16 Nov 2012, 06:58

vince wrote:Looking forward to this sunday though....classic car show NEC 8-)


I'm looking forward to it as well Vince :-D If we don't see each other I'll give you a quick ring when we're there... I'm being conveyed to the venue in a V6 XM :-D

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Re: Vince's XM / Pallas A.R.

Post by myglaren » 16 Nov 2012, 09:42

CitroJim wrote:
vince wrote:Looking forward to this sunday though....classic car show NEC 8-)


I'm looking forward to it as well Vince :-D If we don't see each other I'll give you a quick ring when we're there... I'm being conveyed to the venue in a V6 XM :-D


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Re: Vince's XM / Pallas A.R.

Post by CitroJim » 16 Nov 2012, 14:56

myglaren wrote:[gladys]"Now there's posh, isn't it!"[/gladys]


Oh yes indeed to goodness it is boyo :-D

(sorry, forgot to turn off gladys mode :lol: :lol: :lol: )

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Re: Vince's XM / Pallas A.R.

Post by vince » 16 Nov 2012, 23:21

Well, yesterday evening i dropped Linda off at the palace theatre in Manchester...naturally it was dark and the front of the theatre well lit. Linda was meeting her friend Samantha who is as far from a car person as someone could be....Linda told me today that her reaction to the big shark like xm was "wow is that your new car?......it looks amazing, and i dont normally even notice cars"

Naturally daddy was very proud of his toy.....I love the reactions these early xm's provoke :) I drive through the city centre whenever i can and catch the odd "whats that"? look on people's faces :lol:

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Re: Vince's XM / Pallas A.R.

Post by myglaren » 17 Nov 2012, 00:05

Certainly not one of the Euroboxes they are used to seeing Vince.

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Re: Vince's XM / Pallas A.R.

Post by red_dwarfers » 17 Nov 2012, 22:03

Sounds like the sort of thing to put a grin on your face for an hour or two!