Citrojim's Saxo and Cycling Tales

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CitroJim wrote:Took a run in new old V6 to near St. Neots yesterday to visit a certain XM V6 owner and see how progress is coming along on a certain major job. I'm not permitted to reveal all I know on the progress front but I will say my little girly hands and arms came in useful on a certain job involving an exhaust flange where the cat joins.
Delicately put ;)

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Chris570 wrote: Delicately put ;)
What make you think I'm talking about you Chris? :lol: I might well know somebody else in the general region who's also working on an XM V6. After all I never said what engine it was. It might have been a PRV V6... :wink:

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CitroJim wrote:
Chris570 wrote: Delicately put ;)
What make you think I'm talking about you Chris? :lol: I might well know somebody else in the general region who's also working on an XM V6. After all I never said what engine it was. It might have been a PRV V6... :wink:
What makes you think I think you're talking about me (this could go on for a while)

But there aren't that many idiots about who would willingly do this much work on a v6 XM

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Chris570 wrote: But there aren't that many idiots about who would willingly do this much work on a v6 XM
Just one look at the interior of an S2 XM Exclusive is enough Chris :-D That's enough to convince anyone of the worthiness of the project...

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ETW is a lovely colour - I've an Activa s1 and an Xm TCT in this colour!!
Belated Happy Birthday Jim!!

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andmcit wrote: Belated Happy Birthday Jim!!
Thanks Andrew :-D I thought it was an XM colour too... I joked yesterday to an XM owner that a S1 V6 Xantia is nothing more than a baby XM...

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Happy Birthday Jim for yesterday!
CitroJim wrote:What make you think I'm talking about you Chris? :lol: I might well know somebody else in the general region who's also working on an XM V6. After all I never said what engine it was. It might have been a PRV V6... :wink:
Joking aside there is a PRV V6 engined XM not that far from Chris'.... :lol:

Indeed the XM Prestige is ETW too...

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Thanks Franklin :-D

That Prestige looks very nice... One of yours?

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CitroJim wrote:That Prestige looks very nice... One of yours?
Indeed Jim - see Club XM for the story - http://www.club-xm.co.uk/forum/viewtopi ... =19&t=3367" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Gordon had it from new and suffice to say it's staying in the family! Think it was £18,000 he paid for it...

It's not too bad - needs a bit of work and as it's near to Black the plan is to repaint the whole car in Black. Black with Black Leather is my favourite combo'... Have already fitted replacement wing and nosecone...

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andmcit wrote:ETW is a lovely colour - I've an Activa s1 and an Xm TCT in this colour!!
Yours is one of the two S1s in dark grey which I mentioned earlier, the other was a very lonely looking one at WHM, though its never been seen again! :( Its probably still there, just lost to the undergrowth.

Black XM Prestiges with black leather interiors are the ultimate in cool XMs Franklin 8-) :roll: :lol:

I hope you enjoy your week off Jim, no doubt out driving your new toy :-D

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Citroenmad wrote: I hope you enjoy your week off Jim, no doubt out driving your new toy :-D
And some gentle spannering on her Chris...

ABS is now fixed. A new sensor did the trick. Airbag light is on but that looks like the steering rotary has failed... Another day maybe...

To me the ABS is the more critical one and I'm never happy without fully working ABS on a Xantia.

The expansion tank is a bit weepy and leaves little coolant puddles when parked and well topped-up. I'll have to buy one as it looks like I let my good spare go to PavlosV6...

Had some car window fun too.. It started on Sunday with the ex popping in to ask if I could look at her 207. The electric window and mirror control panel had disappeared inside the door. A quick disassembly showed the panel clips holding the switch module had all broken. It looks a real cheap and poor old job with very flimsy plastic. Looks like a whole new panel will be needed. Bodged for now.

And dammed if the same exactly didn't happen today on Siany's Nissan Pixo :evil: Exact same problem, exact same cause and broken by exactly the same person :lol: She was not amused in the slightest when I jokingly suggested she's making a bit of a habit of busting electric window switch panels...

I guess I will have to go and make friends with my local Nissan Stealer now :twisted:

All being well I plan to give the gearbox oil a change in the grey V6 tomorrow...

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Cor! That's a bit of surprise! When it comes to switches like that, you would have thought that to release them you would need to pull them out like every other switch on the dashboard :lol:

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red_dwarfers wrote:Cor! That's a bit of surprise! When it comes to switches like that, you would have thought that to release them you would need to pull them out like every other switch on the dashboard :lol:
Sigh! You'd have thought so Kev, but no, in this brave new world of crap plastic and no common sense, they hang them by clips from panels... It's going to happen and it will and it does :evil:

Changed the gearbox oil in the new old V6 today. It had done 50,000 miles since the last change (rebuild actually) and I thought I ought but I needn't have bothered really. It was still beautifully clean and golden. I got close on 5 litres out. That's well over half of it.

I then took a nice run over to see Xantia_V6 at his place of toil to pick up a spare expansion tank. It will be fitted when the car and the weather cools down a tad... Time for a siesta...

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Coolant header tank replaced...

The old one was due for replacement I think :lol:

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It's remarkable just how little coolant it was loosing but just enough to niggle me with a (very) small puddle on the drive after a run...

You know what I'm like about anything that leaks, even a little... :roll:

That's it. New old V6 is now basically sorted :-D

Just odd little jobs now...

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True Jim , it's the small jobs that niggle you the most , I've got a few bits to get sorted on the Zx for it's Mot in sept and it's starting to bug me now as I haven't had the time or funds .

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