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

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Re: My "love" of all things Xantia...and Xm...and Cx..

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Had a quick look under the Xm yesterday as the MOT is coming up soon.
Was rather gutted to see that the new track rod ends i put on are knackered because the rubber gaitor has split!
I assume it is because they are cheap crap, has anyone had any similar experiences?

Got a bodyshop to look at the Cx also with a view to disposing of the sunroof. After discussing with them, it left me undecided as to whether I should
Keep chasing rust or pay a big(very big) chunk and get them to strip it and make it like new again!
Lots of saving needed if I go that way!
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Hi Dave, if it doesn't devalue the car then it could become a great selling point in years to come? Is there no way you could cover a good repair with a vinyl roof, 70's style? It would be cheaper than a top paint finish perhaps?
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Had a quick look under the Xm yesterday as the MOT is coming up soon.
Was rather gutted to see that the new track rod ends i put on are knackered because the rubber gaitor has split!
I assume it is because they are cheap crap, has anyone had any similar experiences?
Yep i had the same with the xm bottom ball joints, rubbers cracked after about 18 months, same with cv gaiters :roll: you live and learn though, i never get QH ones now but worst of all is first line (think thats the name Green box with yellow stripes). At least its only track rod ends Dave! good luck with the mot!

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I didnt report back after the MOT!
As expected it failed on the track rod end with split rubber, so a quick changeover and she passed!
Since then I havent used it much, as it stays in hard mode and is back jarringly uncomfortable.

I used it yesterday and noticed a dreaded LHM leak, which I have traced back to the brake master cylinder. So fingers crossed
I only need the protective boot bit, although if I can find all the seals I will try to do the lot.
at the same time I think ill sort the ARB bushes, although I have dont know where to jack the car up as I cant use the jacking points and the subframe needs to be lowered!

I think ill use the Cx for a couple of weeks whilst I work on the Xm!
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It doesn't appear that your XM likes you much Dave, you seem to have more than your fair share of issues with it :lol:

How the XM estate coming along?
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Citroenmad wrote:It doesn't appear that your XM likes you much Dave, you seem to have more than your fair share of issues with it :lol:
Oh? I always got the impression yours was one of the more reliable and dependable ones Dave. :-D :-D :-D

I'm now going to run away and hide from Mr. Smart...
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:lol:

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You don't seem to have too much luck with the XM's issues Dave...

Imagine if you had an Activa...! :o :shock:

Good to hear that you're still using the CX though. :-D =D>
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Citroenmad wrote:It doesn't appear that your XM likes you much Dave, you seem to have more than your fair share of issues with it :lol:
XM unreliable? :shock:
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Citroening wrote: Imagine if you had an Activa...! :o :shock:

Just what do you mean by that comment young man? :lol:

I'll have you know an Activa is fully reliable. As surely as night follows day...

Most of the time...
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:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

I know what I would do with it if it was my Xm...

Aye, Activas are great, you will not be dissapointed Dave! :lol:
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robert_e_smart wrote: Aye, Activas are great, you will not be dissapointed Dave! :lol:
You been on the pickled eggs again Robert?
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robert_e_smart wrote:I know what I would do with it if it was my Xm...
Something like this?

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Quite probably! :lol: :lol: :lol:
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CitroJim wrote:
Citroening wrote: Imagine if you had an Activa...! :o :shock:

Just what do you mean by that comment young man? :lol:

I'll have you know an Activa is fully reliable. As surely as night follows day...

Most of the time...
Of course they are, but only us willing to give them a real chance know that :roll: :lol:

Besides, cars would be boring if they didnt need some attention every so often. :P
DickieG wrote:
robert_e_smart wrote:I know what I would do with it if it was my Xm...
Something like this?

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That is a bit carless parking, though you see they are not Audis, they are in one space!