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The guy was very pleasant and very knowledgable and happy to chat Citroen.

The car is great for what I've paid for it. In fact, for what I've paid for it I'm more then pleased with it.

Just found a receipt in the folder for bodywork on the front corner and painting too, the cambelt was changed recently too as well as the spark plugs etc. It's been a well looked after car.

David.
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If you are breaking this, I would really like to buy the driver's side front carpet foam underlay - if it's not ever had LHM leaks. Proper money awaits.
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addo wrote:If you are breaking this, I would really like to buy the driver's side front carpet foam underlay - if it's not ever had LHM leaks. Proper money awaits.
I'm unlikely to be doing anything other then running the car until spring time Addo but it'll be advertised here when I do.

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See that now David!

I wasn't impressed by the v6's varied colour bodywork and offside scratch but surely
there's cheaper ways of getting a lower mileage V6 engine? This new car has 120odd
miles too hasn't it? IIRC there was a 40k one on a BIN on ebay for £200?

Speak to hattershaun on this forum who's had all the work done on at least one Activa
by http://www.blautos.co.uk/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
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andmcit wrote:See that now David!

I wasn't impressed by the v6's varied colour bodywork and offside scratch but surely
there's cheaper ways of getting a lower mileage V6 engine? This new car has 120odd
miles too hasn't it? IIRC there was a 40k one on a BIN on ebay for £200?

Speak to hattershaun on this forum who's had all the work done on at least one Activa
by http://www.blautos.co.uk/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
The engines themselves are easy enough to pick up for not a lot of money. It's all the other bits and pieces that go with it that are a nightmare and expensive to pick up. All the pipework, cooling system, engine mounts, etc etc.

I'm going to run this car until spring when I do the conversion to see what general condition the engine is in before I use it. I still might end up buying a low mileage engine to use.

I spoke to Shaun a while ago and have emailed him tonight with regards to doing the conversion.

It'll make a lovely car once converted, that's for sure.

David.
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Definitely an amazing car once completed as I've had a first hand
demonstration of his when I purchased a V6 Xant off him! A 52k
TCT engine and box must be worth something to help things along
I guess!? Whichever cat you don't use I could find a home for as I
have a car of each that'd probably need a decent pukka cat although
Jim has come to my rescue with an Activa one but I have more than
1 Activa! :lol: :roll:

Are you going to try using the cream or stay with the black leathers?
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andmcit wrote:Are you going to try using the cream or stay with the black leathers?
My Activa has the Activa velour in it which is unmarked so I'm not sure what to do with it to be honest.

The Series 1 Xantia seats are comfier then the Series 2 Xantia seats so I might even be tempted to try and get an interior from an S1.

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David, I'd keep the Activa seats. MK2 leathers I find are not so comfy. Just a personal finding. The best of all are S1 Activa leathers...
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DHallworth wrote:
andmcit wrote:See that now David!

Speak to hattershaun on this forum who's had all the work done on at least one Activa
by http://www.blautos.co.uk/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
The engines themselves are easy enough to pick up for not a lot of money. It's all the other bits and pieces that go with it that are a nightmare and expensive to pick up. All the pipework, cooling system, engine mounts, etc etc.

I'm going to run this car until spring when I do the conversion to see what general condition the engine is in before I use it. I still might end up buying a low mileage engine to use.

I spoke to Shaun a while ago and have emailed him tonight with regards to doing the conversion.

It'll make a lovely car once converted, that's for sure.

David.
Happy to help David, with advice, encouragement etc. My car was converted four years ago now, so I'll need to search the grey matter archives for all the details. I took, lots of pictures, which may help.
Best of luck.
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DHallworth wrote:
andmcit wrote:See that now David!

Speak to hattershaun on this forum who's had all the work done on at least one Activa
by http://www.blautos.co.uk/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
The engines themselves are easy enough to pick up for not a lot of money. It's all the other bits and pieces that go with it that are a nightmare and expensive to pick up. All the pipework, cooling system, engine mounts, etc etc.

I'm going to run this car until spring when I do the conversion to see what general condition the engine is in before I use it. I still might end up buying a low mileage engine to use.

I spoke to Shaun a while ago and have emailed him tonight with regards to doing the conversion.

It'll make a lovely car once converted, that's for sure.

David.
Happy to help David, with advice, encouragement etc. My car was converted four years ago now, so I'll need to search the grey matter archives for all the details. I took lots of pictures, which may help.
Best of luck.
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David, whilst I think of it. You must use the power steering regulator that you'll find on the LH Chassis leg with the V6 hydraulic pump. The V6 pump is almost unique in Xantia terms of having the PAS pressure regulator outboard of the pump. If you don't use the regulator you'll have an exploding steering ram!
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CitroJim wrote:David, whilst I think of it. You must use the power steering regulator that you'll find on the LH Chassis leg with the V6 hydraulic pump. The V6 pump is almost unique in Xantia terms of having the PAS pressure regulator outboard of the pump. If you don't use the regulator you'll have an exploding steering ram!
Thanks Jim, glad you pointed that out!

Will need to have a look at this pump then, it sounds a little noisy when turning the steering sometimes.

David.
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CitroJim wrote:David, whilst I think of it. You must use the power steering regulator that you'll find on the LH Chassis leg with the V6 hydraulic pump. The V6 pump is almost unique in Xantia terms of having the PAS pressure regulator outboard of the pump. If you don't use the regulator you'll have an exploding steering ram!
Jim, just a thought...

Would the Activa pump not fit/work on the V6 engine allowing me to use the low mileage quiet pump from the Activa?

David.
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it does fit (pipes might be in the wrong place) but it doesnt have the removable pulley for the cam covers.
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Chris570 wrote:it does fit (pipes might be in the wrong place) but it doesnt have the removable pulley for the cam covers.
Of course... I'd forgotten the V6 had the removable pulley!

If anyone sees a V6 Xantia or XM hydraulic pump let me know!

David.