Im quite looking forward to it and have been working on my first piece.ragger wrote:Good for you taking on the Xantia files, Chris. It will help Jim out and I am sure he will repay the favour.
Thanks Mark, good to meet you again too, I'll no doubt bump into you at another meet. Im glad you liked the V6, Im really enjoying it, its an excellent car to go anywhere in, it really makes a journey.bxzx16v wrote:Good luck with the column Chris , it was nice to meet you again , and that V6 is a belter
I went on the hunt for the engine mount I need for the V6 today, I thought I would try the dealer, just in case. I new from Citroen service that it was not available but I thought I might as well check. The first dealer I went to confirmed, so I asked if they could check the rest of the dealers in the UK to see if any were shwoing one in stock. Apparently he could only get access to the dealers within the same network/name. So I went to another dealer, a good 50 mile round trip (always better to visit than phone I think) who I have found very helpful in the past. They also said it is not available but they did their best to find one, they searched around the other dealers which didn't turn anything up. They then checked around to see if a another model had anything similar, nope. They then measured up the rubber bush in the mount to see if they could find a bush on their system of the same size. I left my details and they were going to do a bit more digging, though Im doubtful. So I can fully recommend TCC in Sunderland.
My next plan will be to see if I can get a poly bush, usually for suspension, to fit and have it pressed into the mount. Very luckily Jim had saved the worn out engine mount from his previous V6 so I can set about replacing the bush on that one while the car stays mobile. The mount is the one which acts as a steady, linking into the main engine mount on the OS.
I have also done a bit of a tidy to the tow ball, I thought about remvoing it but it can be quite handy to have a towbar for the bike rack and odd towing duty. So I stripped it down and painted it black, new towball and electric covers are on order. I have also left off the ugly bumper protector plate from the towbar, so it does look better.
The front mudflaps I got from Jim are also on, as is the one OS rear one, I just need to find a NS rear mudflap ...