GEEEE'z what an adventure!

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Nice going Kev, congratulations.
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Many thanks everyone. I'm thrilled after putting lots of time in to her and learning lots of new things. Far from finished though. Need to sort out the alternator, get the belts changed, check oil seals, oil and filter change, regas or replace boot struts, clean interior plastics, get the paintwork a bit more up to scratch and protected, seat covers and a few other small bits.


Here she is, parked in her rightful place :D
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Well done Annabelle! Time to join at the head of the Citroen family (well, according to your reg, you are the SeNioR member!)
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I bet you are delighted with that :-D Well done Kev, you've got a GSA back on the road! 8-)

A machine polish and that will come up a treat :roll:
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=D> The sound of that flat-four is addictive - you've been warned! :-D
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Wahey! =D> Well Done Kev. :-D

Always good when there's an MOT pass on one that's been off the road for a while.

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Kev, absolutely fantastic :-D =D> Delighted for the both of you and so good to see her in front of the Xantia. Now keep her away from salt!!!

Dom, I have the same addiction problem with the V6 :wink: :twisted:
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right Kev
you now have my permission to go swanning off with Mr Salter :-D :roll: :wink:

hope you enjoy driving her as she is a proper citroen, not like the stuff with pug and EU rules and regs interfering
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CitroJim wrote:Kev, absolutely fantastic :-D =D> Delighted for the both of you and so good to see her in front of the Xantia. Now keep her away from salt!!!

Dom, I have the same addiction problem with the V6 :wink: :twisted:
I'd happily have a V6 addiction! :lol: Got one, a S1 Xantia, so just need a S2, XM PRV & XM ES9!
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Thanks Malcolm, must be the first time I can swan off with your blessing :lol:

She's back on the drive with a removed front end now so I can sort the charging issue and renew the cam belts and tensioners. I was quite surprised how easy it was to drop the bumper and valance off, no stubborn bolts or anything.
I can see why it's not charging. The alternator belt is sitting shredded at the bottom of the cowling and the alternator itself won't turn which Dad tells me feels like it's down to seized bearings. The cam belt looks new but I'm going to change it anyway. Once that's out the way I need to do an oil and filter change.
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Kev G'z have two cam belts :roll: :wink: ,
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A slip of the tongue, I'm not used to saying cam belts :lol:
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My GS cambelts were the first ones I ever changed.

Sat and looked at it for a couple of hours trying to pluck up courage to start it.
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once the cowling is off G cam belts are very very easy peasy

scroll down in the link below there are picy's of a G with cam belts exposed

http://retrorides.proboards.com/index.c ... read=61001" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

without loooking in my OE G manual cant remember which cam sprocket timing notch is at the top and which is at the bottom, but you get the gist,

crank sprocket at 12 noon or midnight, one cam sprocket notch at 12 noon or midnight, the other at 6 am/pm and the oil pump if memory serve's is at 5 am/pmish, but this one is not critical as it only pumps engine oil and citro blood,

the tensioners just slacken the 11mm nut and push it away from the belt against its spring tension and lock it off, once the new belts are in place release the tensioner nuts which will allow the tensioners to spring back to tension the belts, now lock the 11mm nuts back off, bongo

now run engine to see how many bent valve you end up with ( only jocking :-D :wink: ) without revving it as theres no cooling fan attached at this point
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layed up roppy 1.9TD XANT estate, now gone to meet her maker
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Re: GEEEE'z what an adventure!

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Cheers Malcolm :)

I took the front end off during the week, and today have replaced the tensioners and cam belts. I'm loving those white and yellow marks, why don't all cam belts have them, saves having to worry about timing things up wrong. All that space too, I'm really not used to that job being so easy.
I've taken the alternator down the shed too as it has seized up, unseized the bearing at the front and managed to snap one of the brushes in the process :oops: I've filed it off so hopefully it will be enough to test it as it still contacts with the dooby doo as far as I can see. If it works okay I'll put in a new bearing and brush unit.
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