My "love" of all things xantia...and Xm...and Cx..

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Not sure, just a citroen dealers, its now been sent first class in the post....

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The xm lives and drives again.... :D :D
Got the pipe on saturday (apparently the last one in the country)!!!

Nice to have brakes again, although they need bleeding badly!

Next job is to sort the clonking suspension out!

Sadly the xantia is not doing so well, after shredding 1/2 its aux belt the engine clonked and died so my dad says! :(

All good fun, looks like the v6 has fallen through though :( , but that means I can concentrate on the Cx!

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davetherave wrote: Sadly the Xantia is not doing so well, after shredding 1/2 its aux belt the engine clonked and died so my dad says! :(

Oh Dear Dave :cry:

Any prognosis yet?

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Still havnt had time to look over the xantia, its just sat around looking poorly.

The Xm has started riding badly again! think i will need spinal surgery soon, it seems the back end is constantly hard and feels too high :roll:
Will have to put it on the lexia and see if anything is thrown up, the electrovalves are definatly working as i can hear them clonk.

Wierdly when i do citrobix, the car bucks when going down as if the valves are opening and closing!

Perhaps my new years resolution should be buy a new car?

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Post by Deanxm »

Hi Dave

A reason for bucking around when doing ctrobix can be air in the system, almost all older citroens seem to do it, it could be the feed pipe to the pump is leaking and drawing air in or it could be not enough citrobix have been done since the system was last opened up.
Mine isnt riding badly but since i have re tuned the pressure regulator the car will sometimes jump after settling at normal height post citrobix, sometimes this jump happens as soon as the car settles and sometimes it happens a minute or so later, all the time i can hear the electrovalve buzzing on LW via the stereo so im not sure whats doing it, technicaly the car should be in soft mode the whole time its idling if things are working correctly and so there should be no jumping at all. The only thing it could be is a mechanicaly defective H1 electrovalve, if it was a H2 electrovalve then its likely only one would get lazy and then only one end of the car would jump, the same would be true if it was a mechanical problem with a hydractive block being slow to open.

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Post by davetherave »

Air could be the cause, as after the recent leaks, air was the only thing in the system.......

More citrobics needed then!

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Post by XantiaDaveEire »

Bucking ? :shock:

Is this when the car rises in stages rather than one smooth movement?

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Ive been welding the cx for the past few days, and have learnt that if you see fibreglass then leave it alone....

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And a view from underneath

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None the less it is getting closer to being MOT'd and my sheet of metal is getting smaller and smaller!

Unfortuanaty my welder broke yesterday or rather it stopped regulating the wire speed so it chucks it out at 100mph! Took the circuit board to maplin thinking they could test the transistors but they dont know how :shock:


So work has halted on that and to add insult to injury the Xm has dumped all its LHM again so i have no steering/ suspension/ brakes ](*,)
Will have to take a trip to pleides in the morning methinks

Feeling somewhat depressed! Why did I buy an Xm?? in fact why would anyone buy an XM!!

I spoke to a guy in our village who has just bought a very underpriced v reg BMW tourer that is absolutly mint for £1700. Where previously I have felt pity for these unenlightened people, i felt envious!

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Post by Citroenmad »

Thats quite an undertaking you have there! Id have no idea where to start with that :lol:

Its a shame, you do seem to have more than your fair share of Xm issues, ive not heard of anyone having so many problems recently. Stick with it, its a good looking car and Xms are different from the norm.

Maybe when you have your CX up and running you might appreciate your Xm a little more, or maybe it will work against it :roll:

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Post by red_dwarfers »

You need to drive a tin can for a bit and then go out for a long old drive in the XM, theres some sort of phrase in there somewhere about getting used to what you've got and not appriciating it as much as you did when you first aquired it.
Stick with it Dave!

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Hopefully ill be able to post pictures of the hole filled with metal tomorow!

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Post by andmcit »

The very thing I said to Toby about him feeling blue about his Activa
and coupe, Kev in that insurance thread! Mind Dave, with all that extra
metal back in, you'll find it slower and thirstier to drive... ;)

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Post by davetherave »

I think that was the problem kev, the past week or so ive been thinking this is really nice to drive maybe its not so bad after all. The out of the blue bye bye all my LHM!

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Post by Citroening »

Dave wrote:Why did I buy an Xm?? in fact why would anyone buy an XM!!
:lol:
...seriously though, good to see work's progressing with the CX - hopefully see it at CXM later this year??
What other areas have rusted out on it Dave...IIRC you did some welding on the sills a while back.

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Post by davetherave »

Hopefully it will be at the cxm!

I talked to martin from pleiades after looking at the pipe, and it has failed the same way as the last three.

So it looks as if some bush has failed causing the rack to move and therefore causing the pipes to break.

So as a temporary fix untill the car comes off the road for lots of work, i got this made from pirtek.

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Hope it works! Ill fit it in the morning!