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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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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god no Richard, he wouldnt leave good scrap lying about the place like that, it would be cubed asap! no sense leaving them lying around.

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

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Citroenmad wrote:Image
That is a bit carless parking, though you see they are not Audis, they are in one space!
Looking at the state the cars are in maybe an Audi driver put them there after having a few goes at it :lol:

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Deanxm wrote: Image
god no Richard, he wouldnt leave good scrap lying about the place like that, it would be cubed asap! no sense leaving them lying around.

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Damn right!

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

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Lol I dont mind giving my cars attention every now and then but this Xm takes the pish!
Estate is coming along very slowly! nearly have the cam carrier out!

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

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Pull the engine out, don't do it in situ!

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Sadly facilities do not allow, I have a council rented garage which the Xm takes up completely so if I got the engine out I would have no-where to put it!

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

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It doesn't make things easier.

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Well the Xm needed immedite attention the other day as the Dosseur valve started leaking! Luckily it was only the protective rubber boot that need replacing as it had perished!
Sod of a job to get to it but simple compared to some I suppose.

I got the alternator bearings replaced only to find that that was not the cause of the squeeking!!!!
ARGHHH

So having replaced every single component driven by the auxillary belt, the last one is the air conditioning compressor so this must be rogered.
So thats next on the hit list!

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Arrived back yesterday after a little raid into France (I say little I went to near stasbourg!).
The Cx will definatly have a leather interior now!!
The Xm has earned its keep for a while, it was absolutly flawless!
I had to replace the fuel filter as the veg killed it, but thats routine. Other than that with cruise control on she happily cruised at 80mph the whole way!
The suspension did flick into hard a quite a bit, so ill be taking the ECU apart to investigate further, bu when it was in normal mode she rode very well.
Very pleased with it at the moment which makes a nice change.

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A peak at the seats to go in the Cx after the restoration!

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:-D

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

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Aww, cushty Dave 8-)

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Post by Citroening »

That's interesting then Dave - GTi Turbo 2 Leather seats (red piping) however it's got GTi Auto headrests on the front, and no headrests on the rear. :?

I spy Beige Leather too - where'd you find them then?!! :shock: :-D

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I am indeed short of the GTI headrests, ill be keeping an eye out for some!
Got them from a raid into France. Looked interesting at customs!

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Great success!
Finally done a bit more work on the Estate.
Cam carrier now removed and tappets +followers too!

Will need to find a place to skim the head when I get it off!

Cam Carrier

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Whats left in situ

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My bespoke box for tappets
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Dave

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The Head is off!!!!!
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Need to remove injectors, and the tensioner still, and probably the fuel heater.

Someone has obvioulsy replaced the two easy glowplugs at somepoint but left in the two behind the pump! So god knows how crap they are.
Here is a picture of the gasket.

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It is a steel one and has two notches, so any advice on replacement wwould be appreciated. I thought the gaskets were not steel and thats why they went?
Or am I being thick?
Having read a few posts it seems the MLS is the one to go for on replacement?
More questions.....
Is it worth getting the valves reground whilst its being done?

Need to replace some engine mountings too as a couple of them are mush.