Well guys, its been a busy week as usual and quite a bit done on the xm too
I dropped the xm off at Paris Autos on Wednesday morning for Paul to get rid of the terrible knock and rattle on the front drivers side. After working on it all day and replacing the ball joint and inspecting everything else finding it to be perfect, the knock still existed
I could tell from speaking to him on the phone he'd had enough for that day as the ball joint took everything they had to get it off and they have 30 years plus experience of working on old citroens, so continuation was put off until the next day....
So the next day uncovered a slight movement in the bendix pads fitted to the car. I decided to whack a new set of pads in it and again opted for OE Bendix pads to be put back in. I dropped them off myself and armed with a cup of tea helped Paul try to find the cause.....Whilst fitting the new pads the cause presented itself...
The OSF caliper took the pads however they still had slight movement which was discovered to be caused by the bottom caliper slide pin which was narrower than the one on the NSF. A matching set of second hand ones they had lying around were put in and everything was tight again.....the car was then road tested and every rattle and squeak the car had, HAD GONE
A big relief and amazingly the noise was the caliper knocking against the caliper carrier....such a hard thing to trace but Paul really knows his xm's being an owner himself
Expecting a big bill for around a day and half's work put in, Paul offered no charge in return for me getting his xm machined and ready for the ICCCR
Going on holiday next saturday and working tomorrow sees time very short to get this done, so the plan is to collect his car after work wednesday and drive straight to my mates garage where ill start work on it straight away and finish when its done....i reckon it will probably be around 11 o clock or midnight, but i cant let Paul down and he has done me some great work since picking the xm up so its the least i can do....one thing is for sure, ill be half dead at work the next day.
His car is a silver series 2 XM VSX with just 50K on the clock....it other should finish up a treat and i want to blow his socks off as he is also key to many other Citroen owners and potential Pallas customers
Ill still some pics up if i remember to take the camera with me.
Well this weekend is a busy one as usual, but hopefully i should be getting an estimate to remove the dent on the rear quarter tomorrow and next week if i have enough money, getting the wheel trims done
Ive managed to get the stereo in and working during the week with a new connector and set of front speakers....it sounds quite good but the tube will be wired up after i get back from holiday as too many plates are spinning at the moment to get everything done.
Not much else to report at the mo.....the xm returned 93 miles on a tenner last weekend....i thought that was great for such a big boat of a car