It's something to look into when the weather gets a tad better. The 4HP20 can run up to about 18 bars so a 20 bar gauge will be needed I reckon.
Mike, I cannot tell what the filter was clogged with but in common with every other 4HP20 I've stripped I found every surface coated in a fine grey deposit. I suspect general wear and tear from the clutches and brakes.
The magnets in the 'box looked like they were disguised as startled hedgehogs but then that's pretty normal and as this one had magnets on the filter (yours didn't but it has now!) so it was not swarf. No appreciable debris in the 'box itself so I can only conclude the filter just plugs over time with the aforesaid grey stuff.
I shall dissect the filter at some point and see if it gives up any further clues.
Saturday saw Richard and I do a bit more breaking of the V6 in what seemed like sub-zero temperatures. At least the sun was out
but by golly, it was perishing. I kept loosing the feeling in my fingers
Richard seemed warm enough and at the end he revealed his secret: Quilted overalls
I want some!
Richard, thanks a million
Every bit stripped is one bit closer to the shell being disposed of!
May I point out that there is still some useful stuff on this V6 like very straight wings, bonnet, doors, tailgate and interior bits. Please, if there is anything at all you would like before the remains goes to the great car park in the sky, get in touch with xantia_v6 soonest.
I'm shocked to the corre that we have not been crushed in the stampede for the lovely leather interior
Further breaking is now at a halt for a while. It's snowing hard here at the moment. I needed to go out in it and I was impressed at how the V6 performs in snow mode. No traction issues at all, just an issue with stopping as the ABS is very keen to effectively prevent any braking on ice at all. I'm just glad I was the only one coming up to a traffic light on red in the middle of a patch of pure ice
Time now to do some work indoors. I shall be thinking of properly writing up my 4HP20 ovehaul guide and publishing it on my other website www.xantiav6.co.uk
I plan it to be a collection of useful V6 stuff but one thing there will not be is a forum. We already have a perfectly good one here in the FCF and readers of xantiav6.co.uk will be directed here for forum access.