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Re: Red Dwarfers Xantia and XM adventures

Post by CitroJim » 31 Aug 2012, 09:18

All things considered, that's not a bad fail sheet really Kev :-D Bar the welding, which I guess you'll farm out to a specialist, all reasonably easy stuff to fix...

Still time to get her up and running for CXM :wink:

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Re: Red Dwarfers Xantia and XM adventures

Post by Chris570 » 31 Aug 2012, 11:00

as Jim said, i've seen worse. bar the welding it's no more than a few hours work.

Re-test 9am monday?

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Re: Red Dwarfers Xantia and XM adventures

Post by Citroening » 31 Aug 2012, 12:59

Not too bad Kev - looks worse all listed out in that long list however there's not much there...

With a good bit of effort over the weekend it could get done for the rally... I'm trying to persuade dad to take his GSA X1 there so would be nice for another GSA to be there...

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Re: Red Dwarfers Xantia and XM adventures

Post by citronut » 31 Aug 2012, 18:49

Citroening wrote:Not too bad Kev - looks worse all listed out in that long list however there's not much there...

With a good bit of effort over the weekend it could get done for the rally... I'm trying to persuade dad to take his GSA X1 there so would be nice for another GSA to be there...
isnt Chris Salter taking his X1,

what colour is your dads X1 Franklin

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Re: Red Dwarfers Xantia and XM adventures

Post by Citroening » 31 Aug 2012, 18:59

It's a 1983 GSA X1 in Rouge Vallelunga Malcolm - pretty special as its 23,000 Miles and 1 Owner from new, also it was in a dry dark barn up until last year since 1985! :shock: Still got the original factory plastic cover on the footwell carpet! :shock:

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Re: Red Dwarfers Xantia and XM adventures

Post by citronut » 01 Sep 2012, 07:46

wow you dont get many like than these days Franklin

Chris's GSA X1 is very good and only required some repair patch's to the outer sills ( no other welding done or required ) but still not quite as good as your dads

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Re: Red Dwarfers Xantia and XM adventures

Post by Citroenmad » 01 Sep 2012, 21:50

Thats not too bad with the G Kev, You'll soon have it going. Are you still going for the Stratford rally as the goal to get it on the road?

There is no excuse for the XM pads Kev, not with the dashboard warning they give you :lol: I guess that has sailed through its MOT now?

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Re: Red Dwarfers Xantia and XM adventures

Post by red_dwarfers » 03 Sep 2012, 22:56

Thanks for the pointers Malcom :)

She's a fairly solid car, one of the reasons I couldn't really turn her down. We'll be making full use of our welding gear home here. She won't be ready for a little while yet, a month or two I would say. I need to finish off this XM sunroof first, after taking the seal off for replacement, the amount of rust :shock: In some places it had holed! I took the glass and seal out of the spare one I have, it was better but still pretty rusty. Going to clean up the rust and repaint the affected metalwork before sticking the new seal on (£45 from Citroen, surprisingly reasonable I think) Might well run sealant around the inside of the seal too.

XM has passed with flying colours now :D

Stratford rally was rather small this year but everyone had great fun. There was a special offer on in Ken's Cafe, 2 for the price of 3 along with a load of other entertaining signs :lol:
Anthony's BBQ was also excellent, must have been half 3 before we got to bed :lol:

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Re: Red Dwarfers Xantia and XM adventures

Post by vince » 03 Sep 2012, 23:28

Citroening wrote:It's a 1983 GSA X1 in Rouge Vallelunga Malcolm - pretty special as its 23,000 Miles and 1 Owner from new, also it was in a dry dark barn up until last year since 1985! :shock: Still got the original factory plastic cover on the footwell carpet! :shock:
Wow this sounds amazing! .....id love to see this car :)

Good luck on the GSA list Kev, your a talented guy round cars, no need to rush it...the best done jobs take time to do right :wink:

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Re: Red Dwarfers Xantia and XM adventures

Post by citronut » 06 Sep 2012, 07:53

come on Kev get posting your G tails in the G section/spot :shock: :roll: :wink:

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Re: Red Dwarfers Xantia and XM adventures

Post by red_dwarfers » 06 Sep 2012, 22:49

*Blushes* Thank you vince!

I'm properly taking my time at the moment, I've not done anything to Annabelle this week. The holiday's over and I started back at work Monday which has taken a significant amount of time away from me, but at least it funds the cars and the house deposit fund!

This week I have been mostly sorting out the XM sunroof *goes back inside shed*

I will do a proper update next week. If I copied and pasted my posts from Club XM it wouldn't really make too much sense. In the meantime, these photos show why my sunroof was leaking. To be fair, this is from my spare sunroof which was in slightly better condition (as in it hadn't rotted through in some places :shock: )

Rust beneath the seal.
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Water had been getting through the sealant that bonded the glass to the carriage.
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Don't worry Malcolm, I will be making full use of your G spot/section.

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Re: Red Dwarfers Xantia and XM adventures

Post by citronut » 07 Sep 2012, 08:26

red_dwarfers wrote: This week I have been mostly sorting out the XM sunroof *goes back inside shed*
fanccy calling your XM a shed :shock: :twisted: :lol: :wink:
spoz its since getting a proper citroen in the GSA :wink:
red_dwarfers wrote: I will do a proper update next week. If I copied and pasted my posts from Club XM it wouldn't really make too much sense. In the meantime, these photos show why my sunroof was leaking. To be fair, this is from my spare sunroof which was in slightly better condition (as in it hadn't rotted through in some places :shock: )
the usall cause of the tilt??/slide sun roof leaking is the drain tubes become blocked so dont allow the water to escape,
the seal aint a seal against water but just a draft felt

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Re: Red Dwarfers Xantia and XM adventures

Post by CitroJim » 07 Sep 2012, 09:17

citronut wrote: fanccy calling your XM a shed :shock: :twisted: :lol: :wink:
spoz its since getting a proper citroen in the GSA :wink:
Oi you! An XM is a proper Citroen I'll have you know...

Any more talk like that and I'll have you banned :twisted: :lol: :lol:

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Re: Red Dwarfers Xantia and XM adventures

Post by red_dwarfers » 07 Sep 2012, 12:37

The XM is most certainly not a shed :lol:

This is what I was referring to!



I went through and tested the drain tubes, they were all clear, did blow them out anyway just in case. In my case, you could actually see the water coming through between the glass and glass carriage.

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Re: Red Dwarfers Xantia and XM adventures

Post by citronut » 07 Sep 2012, 13:46

CitroJim wrote:
citronut wrote: fanccy calling your XM a shed :shock: :twisted: :lol: :wink:
spoz its since getting a proper citroen in the GSA :wink:
Oi you! An XM is a proper Citroen I'll have you know...

Any more talk like that and I'll have you banned :twisted: :lol: :lol:
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