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

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That looked like a very well priced V6 Xantia, one of my favourite colours too! 8-)
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Well, the first of my conversion parts arrived today:

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Genuine Citroen/Peugeot 3 part clutch. Citroen retail these at over £300.

There was one on eBay listed for a C5 V6 Manual which doesn't exist. The C5 V6 never got the manual box, well not in the UK anyway.

It was listed on eBay showing the Citroen part number (205204) which cross references as the clutch for the V6 manual Peugeot 406 Coupe which uses the same engine and gearbox I'll be using in the Activa.

Anyhoo, nobody else bid on it so I was the lucky winner for the pricely sum of £25.

All that's left to get now is a V6 manual flywheel and a V6 manual gearbox from a 406 Coupe.

David.
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Is the clutch pipe a suitable length for the V6?
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addo wrote:Is the clutch pipe a suitable length for the V6?
That I don't know. I'll need to have a look into it.

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

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What a bargain David for the clutch kit , shame about no V6 C5 manual in the UK , that would have been quite a car .

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

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It's like everything, for any real concerted effort in the bidding, there needs to be
a need for the item being offered on ebay; we're not exactly falling over many
manual gearbox V6 owners on a good day, whatever flavour of V6 you're talking
about - everyone seems hot for these crazy autobox's. I'm surprised it cost £25!

Now if I said there's a new s1 glovebox gas strut listed for £5 buy it now,
the site would probably go into meltdown... :roll:
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Re: David Hallworth's Blog aka All Things V6!

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andmcit wrote:I

Now if I said there's a new s1 glovebox gas strut listed for £5 buy it now,
the site would probably go into meltdown... :roll:
Where where.... where ... lemmie see... lemmie see......!!!! ..... :shock: :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D
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Re: David Hallworth's Blog aka All Things V6!

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bxzx16v wrote: shame about no V6 C5 manual in the UK , that would have been quite a car .

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Wouldn't it just, I would have one already if so! 8-)
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Re: David Hallworth's Blog aka All Things V6!

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Citroenmad wrote: Wouldn't it just, I would have one already if so! 8-)
Likewise!

I'm glad they didn't however as my clutch would of cost me a fair bit more!

I reckon if he'd of listed it as a 406 Coupe clutch he'd of maybe gotten a bit more for it as there's quite a following for the V6 Coupe.

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

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I like the 406 coupe but would go for a V6 saloon myself as it makes a good sleeper :twisted:

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

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bxzx16v wrote:I like the 406 coupe but would go for a V6 saloon myself as it makes a good sleeper :twisted:

Mark
My dad has a 2003 406 Coupe V6 with the manual box in it.

He spent ages looking for the right car and has had it since it was 6 months old. He loves it and reckons there's nothing else he'd replace it with.

The saloons are nice cars, I had an HDi one and pined after a V6 but I was doing 20k miles at the time so wouldn't of been able to afford to run it. It amazing how little you can get one for now though. They're a lot of car for the money.

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

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They certainly are good value . Will you be making it to any shows next year with one of your fantastic fleet ? I know Chris ( CitroenMad ) has mentioned Wetherby .

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I'll hopefully be at Wetherby next year... As long as I can find out the dates in advance I can request annual leave and make sure it's not my week on call or anything like that.

It'll probably be my Series 2 XM that makes another appearance at Wetherby next year as I don't think I'll have the Activa V6'd in time for that. In saying that, it wouldn't do the Activa any harm to have a run in it's standard guise!

Just noticed that there's no pictures of our 406 Coupe on here so here's a few below:

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

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Oh yes , very nice , still a very eyecatching car after all these years . Lovely !
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The 406 Coupe is a lovely shape, but isn't the inside black? I find my XM with black leather interior very dark and that's got a lot more glass - not that that makes much difference on a day like today.

Rob