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Re: David Hallworth's Blog aka All Things V6!

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I'm no grass-cutting expert (apart from backwards at speed in an MX5) but I'd imagine a heavy hovering mower isn't what you'd want anywhere near you on a steep bank..

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I think I've just demonstrated the extent of my knowledge (or lack of) there Mike :roll: :lol:

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We used to have one of them many years ago, on a steep bank it was excellent. My dad used to attach a rope to the handle and let it slide down before pulling it back up. Worked a treat but was bloody hard work.

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The danger, so I was told, with any mower on a slope is having it below you and losing your footing and slipping on your arse and your feet going under the mower. Obviously with Hallworth Senior's method this isn't an issue.

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Well the new tank has landed today... The breather pipe has a slightly different arrangement to the old tank...

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Old:

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New:

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Here's where the spring we found lives...

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The only thing that I needed to take off the old tank was the magnetic sensor for the fuel filler cap...

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The o-ring around the sender unit and the hog ring that hold it in were replaced, the string on the fuel filler cap was broken so that was replaced and I'd ordered a new o-ring for the top of the filler neck that seals onto the cap but the new tank came with one of them already fitted.

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Unfortunately I'd forgotten that there were a couple of small clips that had broken when the tank was removed, the captive nuts that hold the arch liner in were corroded so I'm going to order some new ones tomorrow, hopefully the dealer has them in stock!

Anyway, we're getting there!

David.

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Did you have any joy with my suggestion?

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Trainman wrote:Did you have any joy with my suggestion?
Erm... remind me what your suggestion was?

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The end has arrived!

I finished fitting the tank tonight as I managed to get the clips I needed from Citroen this morning.

Interestingly, the guide to removing the exhaust on the 2.7 shows that it's in 2 parts, a centre and a back box, unfortunately, on this 2.2 that isn't the case, from the DPF to the rear is one piece. This leads to problems removing it, I had to drop the anti roll bar to be able to get the exhaust out which was a bit of a bugger.

This C6 has actually come apart and gone back together very nicely, everything has dropped into place and come apart/gone back together very nicely indeed.

Anyway, I finished putting it all back together tonight, poured 20 litres of Diesel into it from a jerry can and then took it to the local Shell station 6 miles away to get Diesel. I put the nozzle into the tank and with everything crossed I pulled the trigger... Never have I breathed such a sigh of relief to see the £'s and Litres flying up at a rate of knots.

It's now sitting on the driveway with a full tank of Diesel and no issues at all when filling it.

One thing I have noticed is that 3 of the 4 tyres are a little soft after 2 weeks sitting, I went round it tonight with some soapy water and there is a tiny little leak from the valves so I need to order some new seals for them tomorrow.

In true Citroen form, I really don't think this car wants to be completely fixed!!

Anyway, I shall not be beaten!!

David.
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DHallworth wrote: In true Citroen form, I really don't think this car wants to be completely fixed!!
Now we see its XM heritage showing :lol:

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Is this a keeper David or have you a desire for a V6?

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Karate_Kid wrote: Now we see its XM heritage showing :lol:
Absolutely!! I shall not be beaten though!!
bxzx16v wrote:Is this a keeper David or have you a desire for a V6?
Watch this space... :lol:

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DHallworth wrote:
Karate_Kid wrote: Now we see its XM heritage showing :lol:
Absolutely!! I shall not be beaten though!!

That's the spirit =D> :-D

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bxzx16v wrote:Is this a keeper David or have you a desire for a V6?

Mark
Ahem... The 2.2 departed today and was replaced... With my old 2.7 Exclusive!

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A few weeks ago I emailed the chap I sold my 2.7 Exclusive to 4.5 years ago to see if he had any intentions of changing it. I mentioned that I had a 2.2 but was looking for another 2.7. Donnie lives in Stornaway and only does about 3k miles a year so the better economy and cheaper tax were appealing to him so we negotiated a deal which ended up with me getting my old 2.7 back!

Today, Cheryl and I had a lovely run to Inverness in the 2.2 HDi today to meet Donnie. Cheryl and I drove home in the 2.7 and Donnie drove off in the 2.2 :) It's off to Stornaway where it will be pampered and do very little mileage. On the way to Inverness we averaged 47mpg in the 2.2. Returning in the 2.7 saw an average of 41mpg.

Leaving Glasgow today we were sat doing 55 for about 14 miles in 6th gear due to the traffic being a bit slow moving. At a steady 55mph on the cruise control the 2.2 will do nearly 60mpg!!

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As you leave Inverness there's a steep hill to climb as you come onto the A9, in typical Citroen style the 2.7 decided to throw a wobbler!

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I've had the Lexia on it and it didn't show any faults logged, I noticed later that it seemed to alarm as you hit an uneven part of the road or when on hills so I'm just wondering if it might be a bit low on LDS. Anyway, I'll get a proper look at that tomorrow and see what's what.

Between the 2 C6's today I've done 400 miles and it certainly doesn't feel like it!

It's amazing the differences between the 2 C6's, believe it or not, the engine noise in the 2.2 is actually less intrusive in the cabin then it is in the 2.7, you can hear the Diesel grumble from the 2.7 a lot more then you can the 2.2. The 2.7 is smoother and a bit quicker on pick up but not that much. The 2.2 has impressed me a lot as I generally don't like Diesels and it's the first 4 cylinder I've had in a long time.

Will get some pictures of my new, old car tomorrow as it looks stunning just now as Donnie had it detailed yesterday before leaving Stornaway :D

David.

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DHallworth wrote:in typical Citroen style the 2.7 decided to throw a wobbler!
The XM Heritage strikes again David!!!

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Re: David Hallworth's Blog aka All Things V6!

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I knew there must have been something on the cards David, I look forward to pics.

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