Elmas Xantia V6 and Musical Stuff

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Re: Elmas Xantia V6 and Musical Stuff

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elma wrote:
23 Jun 2017, 08:03
You're welcome to take it for a spin though if you would enjoy. I know you love a V6.


I may just take you up on that James ;) 8-)

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A little progress on the vehicle over the last 2 days.

The Boxxer had its tyre repaired and is back on the road. Handy because I got sent to London in it on Friday afternoon. It's booked in on Tuesday morning to have the brakes load valve adjusted. The brakes are good but when loaded it doesn't stop very well.

It's also getting a new windscreen and the spare tyre repaired this week. I need to get the sliding door sorted too. It doesn't slide very well, I think the bearing shuttle bit that sits in the runner has collapsed. It also doesn't lock.

I found 2 more adjusters on the side of the seat which do tilt and height. Previously I found the Boxxer uncomfortable on long runs but now I've found the adjusters it's alright.

Finally it probably needs a bsi reset. It thinks it has a failed n/s indicator bulb but it doesn't. Apparently it's been like this since the mirror, which contains an indicater bulb, was replaced.

The xantia been far simpler. I fixed the 2 lhm leaks at the tank. Other than that I'm waiting for parts. I have found a spare os lower arm. The bushes are OK so I will do a straight swap if my one looks to have a worn p bush which I expect it does.

My worker crashed his car on Friday so he's scrapping it this week. I'm going to take some relays from it today to modify the headlamps and starter motor. I think my car already has the fan blowers done but I'll take a few spare relays anyway for future mods.

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Re: Elmas Xantia V6 and Musical Stuff

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Just been reading through V6 Fan motor removal.
Looks like a task worth spending the morning on so I'm about to go and remove the faulty one.
I'll probably have to modify a socket but I'm hoping I already have something.

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Excellent stuff James :D

My visit down your way is now confirmed - we are go! Really looking forward to seeing you again...

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Great news Jim, very excited to be seeing you down here.

Had to give up on the radiator fan.
I got the blades off and then cut the socket too short.
Will get another cheap socket and try again.

LHM Leaks are sorted :-D well at the tank anyway.
Went for a good run this afternoon and not a drip in sight.
Just the pump seals to go.
Bit upset the oils and sealer aren't here but it's just a weeks delay.

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Great stuff on the LHM leaks James :D

I'm busy planning my time down your way now... A whole week of cycling in the New Forest... Utterly perfect.

I'm debating whether or not to bring Gabriel or the Activa down with me...

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CitroJim wrote:
25 Jun 2017, 17:06
Great stuff on the LHM leaks James :D

I'm busy planning my time down your way now... A whole week of cycling in the New Forest... Utterly perfect.


Do you fancy a cycling buddy for half of one of the days?

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I think Activa Jim, it's a holiday after all.
The New Forest roads are definitely Activa territory.
Gabriel would be equally happy but I think a few days travel by Activa would be far more fun.

I've just ordered this very small socket in the hope that I don't have to make one myself. It's 20mm high so potentially a bit short but 6mm longer than my attempt which was unuseably short.
I also ordered a 3.5Bar fuel pressure regulator as recommended by Mandrake, been watching them for a while and the price was good this morning.
Finally I've been looking at adhesive for the headliner. 3m headliner aerosol glue looks to be the choice.
I'm going to get a can next week along with the pump seals.

Still got the never ending list which is below.

Immediately
Seal os headlight.
Gearbox Oil
Sump Leak
Engine Oil
Loom tidying
Repair O/S Fan
Fuel Pressure Regulator
LHM Pump Seals
Alternator Belt
Starter Motor Relay Mod
Headlamp Relay Mod
Saggy Headliner
Rear Washer
Heater matrix connector

Next
Spark Plugs (plus leads, gasket)
Cambox leak
Timing Belt
Front Brakes
Rear Brakes
LHM filter Clean and Change
Center Spheres.
Top Engine Mount
Fuel Filter
Steering (p bushes & drop links probably)

Later
Coil pack
Repair or replace drivers seat
Good Tyres
Outer Spheres
RPM and dipped light bulbs blown
Pollen Filter
Bodywork improvements

The washer pump is pumping so I need to find the blockage or leak.
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Michel wrote:
25 Jun 2017, 17:16
Do you fancy a cycling buddy for half of one of the days?


By all means Mike, be delighted :)

As long as you can slow down enough for me to be able to keep with you ;)

Activa it will be then James....

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Take a tandem :twisted:

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myglaren wrote:
25 Jun 2017, 18:14
Take a tandem :twisted:


You can get racing tandems too ;) Custom builds and very expensive...

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And you always keep up with your mate, whether you like it or not :)

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CitroJim wrote:
25 Jun 2017, 18:13
Activa it will be then James....


Perfect :-D
myglaren wrote:
25 Jun 2017, 18:14
Take a tandem :twisted:


:rofl2: :rofl2:

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CitroJim wrote:
25 Jun 2017, 18:13
Michel wrote:
25 Jun 2017, 17:16
Do you fancy a cycling buddy for half of one of the days?


By all means Mike, be delighted :)

As long as you can slow down enough for me to be able to keep with you ;)

Activa it will be then James....


If it's anything over 10 miles, you'll be faster than me! I'm either built for short speed, or relaxed endurance with the odd burst up hills..

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myglaren wrote:
25 Jun 2017, 18:23
And you always keep up with your mate, whether you like it or not :)


Given I'm about twice as wide and heavy as Jim, he'd be doing a load of energy saving if he sat on my wheel in the slipstream! The reverse is not true!