Dead Xantia

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Gregg1100
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Post by Gregg1100 »

Hi,
Apart from a clattering idler wheel on serpentine belt, a duff (or more) heater plug, air in brake system, wet front footwell ( not matrix ), the radiator has decided to let go in a big way. And as tax is out, I have driven the car into my garden and SORNED it. Idler wheel and heater plugs received from GSF last week. More bloody car work :( :cry: .
Still got the auto Punto to fly around in, and if that dies too, a last resort is the bike. Woe is me. ](*,)
Greg

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Post by red_dwarfers »

It seems everything has happened at once Greg ](*,)
The predicted whether reports dont help either :x
Shame you're not this side of the Severn or I could have given you a hand :(
Regarding the windscreen, do you think that it maybe the scuttle sealant coming away from the windscreen? Either way it looks like a partial interior strip do dry it out.

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Post by Gregg1100 »

Hi Kev,
Thanks for your kind offer.
I have seen water drops on wrong side of door sill--so probably someone has had the door card off and not resealed the plastic membrane. My sons n/s footwell was wet too, and not resealed either.
I won't go the scrappy way with a radiator--will get a new one from GSF, or whoever is cheaper :D . As it is off the road, I will try and get some jobs done on it asap.
Greg

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Post by Brigsygtt »

Sounds like all the jobs i had to do to my xantia when i bought it as a runner! On the plus side shouldn't take more than a couple of days max 8)

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Post by CitroJim »

Think of it as a project Greg :wink:

I have a V6 like that. Lots of odd little jobs needing doing on it plus of course, one very major one :twisted:

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Post by ACTIVE8 »

CitroJim wrote:Think of it as a project Greg :wink:

I have a V6 like that. Lots of odd little jobs needing doing on it plus of course, one very major one :twisted:
Good luck with the "project" Greg.

I think CJ is right with that description project is the right word.

I also project, :wink: that I will be doing more work on my "project" when the current lovely :wink: weather allows!