GEEEE'z what an adventure!

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Took the XM over to France and Belgium for the first time last weekend :D

Saw a good 15 other XMs on the road, a few even waved. Can anyone guess which town the photo was taken in?

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Haven't a clue but isn't that Quasimodo peeping round the corner :?:

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werz the GEEEE'z in XM Kev :shock: #-o :-D :wink:

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Maybe Steve!
On another note, my legs look like brittle twigs :shock:

We had some CHEEEEZE...does that count?

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red_dwarfers wrote:Maybe Steve!
On another note, my legs look like brittle twigs :shock:

We had some CHEEEEZE...does that count?

:roll: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :wink:


i spoz you going to tell me the G GEEEEEZ are under the bonnet on an XM

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Notes for myself more than anything! Having issues with fuel returning to the tank on the XM. Replaced all the fuel pipes, return, leak offs and feeds to filter and pump and all the seals on the fuel filter housing. They needed doing anyway as they were looking brittle. Next thing is the priming bulb.

The 2.1 XM and 1.9 Xantia bulbs differ:

Both are Lucas parts. The rubber bulb is exactly the same between the two, the difference are the white and black one way valves/pipe connectors at either end.
The 2.1 is 10mm on both ends, tank end is straight and the fuel filter side has a 90 degree angle.
The 1.9 is 8mm on both ends, tank end is straight and the fuel filter side is straight.
I swapped the rubber bulb on the XM one with the known working one on the Xantia just in case it was punctured. Fuel is still running back. I have a funny feeling the one way valves are still at fault.

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i dont know if the XM has one way valves in the pump banjo union's does it Kev,

if so it used to be said they can stick and if they do fuel returns to the tank

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Malc, what do you mean by the pump banjo unions?

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red_dwarfers wrote:Malc, what do you mean by the pump banjo unions?
the feed and return pipes at the injection pump are connected with banjo unions :teabag: :teabag: :teabag: [-X [-X :wink:

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citronut wrote: connected with banjo unions
Yep, you have to be a member before you can play one...

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CitroJim wrote:
citronut wrote: connected with banjo unions
Yep, you have to be a member before you can play one...
bit more subtle than it appears Jim hunny only Kev will know the meaning :shock: :-D :wink:

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citronut wrote:
bit more subtle than it appears Jim hunny only Kev will know the meaning :shock: :-D :wink:

Very good Malc :lol:

Right. This week me and Dad have been mostly on the pull (pulling the engine out).

Fantastic news! The head gasket hasn't failed!

Engine looks a bit sad though.

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Now here's the curve ball:

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No 4 cylinder could have been like that for ages without anyone being any the wiser.

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red_dwarfers wrote:
citronut wrote:
bit more subtle than it appears Jim hunny only Kev will know the meaning :shock: :-D :wink:

Very good Malc :lol:
or was that ucalaly union :roll: :wink:

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Poor XM :shock: Here I was thinking it would be something simple ...

Whats the plan, repair or replace?

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Citroenmad wrote:Poor XM :shock: Here I was thinking it would be something simple ...

Whats the plan, repair or replace?
It's all in hand Chris, have a look on Kev's Club-XM thread but basically Chris570 and I are making a mercy run to Kev's on Saturday with a replacement engine for him... It'll be (for a while) the only dual engined HDi and 2.1TD engined Xantia estate on the planet...