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

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Jim, you know you want the C5

Just saying.
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Chris570 wrote:Jim, you know you want the C5

Just saying.
Chris, go and investigate s3x and travel :twisted:

Just saying...
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CitroJim wrote:
Chris570 wrote:Jim, you know you want the C5

Just saying.
Chris, go and investigate s3x and travel :twisted:

Just saying...
Ok, just did.

what was your point.

At least the c5 starts :-D
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Well I've decided that I'm not going to get my R32 back. If anything I'm going to upgrade the P38 to an L322 Range Rover. Newer model, bit more refined etc.

Anyway, I managed to source an exhaust for the C5. Cost me £50 delivered for a 2nd hand exhaust. I've had it sitting here for over a month but tonight decided to unwrap it whilst I was doing other things in the workshop as I finally had an evening without any paperwork etc to be getting on with.

To my amazement when I opened it the thing looks like new! It's almost spotless!

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Anyway, I've got a fortnight off work coming up so will hopefully be able to get it on and get it closer to be road worthy. Might also get a chance to do the Activa ram bush which I've been meaning to get on with for a few months too!

David.
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So I guess C5 V6 exhausts are in the same rocking horse poo category as XM V6 ones then David..
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CitroJim wrote:So I guess C5 V6 exhausts are in the same rocking horse poo category as XM V6 ones then David..
Yup, about the same... Although Citroen only sell this as a complete exhaust priced at £1500. You can't buy just a back box or centre section like you can on the XM :(
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Well that was a bit of a bargain! :lol:
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I've decided that I'm going to replace all the spheres on the Activa and change the LHM when I'm off work next week.

I rang Citroen today thinking that if spheres were a similar price to after market ones I'd fit them... I rang the dealer who told me my car should only have 1 sphere. After I'd educated him that it had 10 he said he'd phone me back in 15 minutes after he'd got a price for them.

Sure enough, 15 minutes later my phone rang. He said "these sphere things are expensive aren't they..." He told me that for all 10 spheres I'd have no change from £1000!!!! However, should I want to go ahead they are all in stock at the factory and he could have them by Tuesday.

I came off the phone to him and rang AEP Direct in Rutherglen who had all 10 of them in stock, for 10 spheres, 5 litres of LHM, 4 spark plugs, fuel filter and air filter, delivered, they wanted £276. No need to try and guess where I ordered them from!

Anyway, will get all this lot done and the Activa ram bush finally changed on Monday or Tuesday next week hopefully :)

Anybody who is off to the National this weekend, hope you all have a great time :)

David.
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1 sphere? what on earth did they expect 1 sphere to do????
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DHallworth wrote:I've decided that I'm going to replace all the spheres on the Activa and change the LHM when I'm off work next week.

I rang Citroen today thinking that if spheres were a similar price to after market ones I'd fit them... I rang the dealer who told me my car should only have 1 sphere. After I'd educated him that it had 10 he said he'd phone me back in 15 minutes after he'd got a price for them.

Sure enough, 15 minutes later my phone rang. He said "these sphere things are expensive aren't they..." He told me that for all 10 spheres I'd have no change from £1000!!!! However, should I want to go ahead they are all in stock at the factory and he could have them by Tuesday..
I had exactly the same from my local dealer in Wokingham, though they had the corners and an accumulator in stock When I told him they were £22 each from AEP or Pleiades, he said "well, I don't suppose anyone else is going to ever buy them, you can have them for £20 each"..

I found it was always worth trying it on a bit with Activa parts if they had them in stock, because, as he said, no one else was likely to buy them.
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The rear box for a V6 is available separately, however, it must be made of solid unobtanium:


Part Number Description Quantity Price excl. VAT Price incl. VAT Total incl. VAT Selection
00001726RP REAR SILENCER 912.34 GBP 1,094.81 GBP 1,094.81 GBP

9805858680 REAR SILENCER 1,279.59 GBP 1,535.51 GBP 1,535.51 GBP

Yes, that's the rear box ONLY :shock: :twisted: (second one is the superceeding part, just thought they'd jack the price up for a laugh I guess =D> )

The main pipe is a mere £1711.49. So that's a bargain then :-D

The one piece pipe fitted to the later Xantia HDi 110, which I thought was dear at just over a grand last time I looked has shot up to £1631.75. Best keep welding it up then :mrgreen:
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Jesus you could buy ANOTHER c5 V6 for that money!!

THink i'd be paying £300ish for Blueflame or the likes to make a new exhaust up for me and then coat the outside of it to protect it more!
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KP wrote:Jesus you could buy ANOTHER c5 V6 for that money!!
For that kinda money I'd want another 3 V6 C5's!

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Got my eye on another ebay one currently David if you need spares ;)
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Well I spent today replacing all 10 spheres on the Activa and wasn't impressed to see the LHM coming out as I took the rear spheres off was brown.

I decided then that I'd take the LHM reservoir out and completely flush the LHM. So I took it out, cleaned the filters and flushed out the reservoir with petrol before putting it all back together, I then bled the brakes whilst I was covered in LHM so it's all nice and fresh now. Whilst it was in the workshop on the ramp I changed the fuel filter, air filter and the spark plugs. The engine oil and filter was done 500 miles ago and the oil is nice and golden still.

I noticed that the fuel filter was on with the arrow pointing the wrong way presumably from when it was last serviced just before I got it. When I tipped the filter upside down to drain the fuel out of it before putting it in the bin the petrol coming out was a sort of charcoal colour so am glad it's all done now.

I decided I'd take it out for a run after I'd got it off the ramp tonight and give it it's regular dose of 60 litres of V-Power Nitro+. The car is running beautifully now, there used to be a little lumpyness on acceleration before which seems to have cleared as well which is good.

The only thing I did chicken out of doing was changing the rear ram bush as I didn't want to p**s the Activa ram off as it seems to be nice and dry at the moment so I didn't want to trick it into leaking again.

The Activa is getting the cars equivalent of a spa day on Tuesday 8th August, it's going into a local company who do car detailing. I've to drop it off at 8am and collect it again at 8pm. I took it to them the other day so they could see it and they've said that the paintwork will come up amazingly. It looks a little flat at the moment after living in doors for a few years. They're also putting something on it called a Nano Wrap which means that anything should pretty much run off it with just a hose after it's been done. I hope they do a nice job of it as the XM is going in the week after :)

Anyway, plenty of pictures of the shiny Activa will follow once it's home.

Also, if anyone sees a Xantia Tailblazer for sale can you let me know please :)

David.