All Things V6...

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Have just fitted it tonight. The old one was certainly buggered. Just bringing the ram away from it's mounting revealed the play in the bush. I didn't realise the original ones had a metal sleeve through them! Be interested to see how long this one will last for before it starts banging again.

Mike, once I have established how well mine lasts I'll see what I can do. I know CitroJim had stock of these a while back too. I just fancied the challenge of making my own.

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Well the Activa has had it's ram bush fitted tonight as well as it's pre MOT check over.

I found a hole in the join between the centre section and back box of the exhaust but I really don't want to put a new exhaust on it as it'll be getting a new one when the V6 goes in this summer. However, a sleeve to replace the old join and half a tub of gun gum has it sealed as best as it'll get. It's not pretty but should now class as a "Small exhaust gas leak"...

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My Activa ram is still weeping as it's cold, over the summer when it gets used it stops leaking but always starts again over the summer. The MOT rules are daft... as long as the MOT tester can't see it drip he can't fail it. They are also not allowed to remove anything from a customers vehicle so my solution to that is to wrap a rag round it...

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I also had two rear indicator bulbs that had gone white rather then orange so I've replaced both of those too. Fingers crossed for two passes in a row!

Here she is in all her glory waiting to come out to play in the morning...

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Well the MOT is done and I'm pleased to say that she passed.

Only advisory on the sheet was a slight leak of exhaust gasses which will be addressed when the next exhaust goes on in the summer.

I'm also pleased to say that the new Activa ram bush is totally silent at the moment so it'll be interesting to see how it fares after a few miles.

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superloopy wrote:You got away with that towel on the rear ram, i dont believe it!
There's nothing they can do about it :lol:

An MOT is a visual inspection of a vehicle. The handbook states that they are not allowed to remove anything from a vehicle that is undergoing an MOT test, it also states that they cannot fail something unless they can observe it drip whilst it's on the ramp!

End result... an MOT pass! Mine stops leaking after I've used it a bit, it's only when I bring it out of hibernation after sitting through winter when the seals are cold that it leaks.

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Haha, ballsy playing to the letter of the law, I love the towel trick. :rofl2:

Any "comments" from the tester about the towel or did you not get to speak to them directly. ;)

Can't figure out why my subscription to this thread never emails me - I only stumble in here by accident every now and then and find much conversation has been and gone since my last visit due to lack of notification... :?

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Simon, check the icons at the top left of the page to make sure you are still subscribed to the topic.

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myglaren wrote:Simon, check the icons at the top left of the page to make sure you are still subscribed to the topic.
In the top right you mean ? Yes definitely subscribed, and strangely enough the notification for your reply came through. Hmm... perhaps an over active spam filter at google catching some of them...

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Should be Top Right should it not...

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Quite right Will :oops:

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It's ok, knowing other browsers like ie it could end up anywhere!

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Simon, I've had a "You're at it" from an MOT tester when I did the same thing last year but I did actually take it back for him see it doesn't leak after a week or two.

This year I didn't even get to speak to the tester.

That's my Activa parked up again now until the V6 conversion is done as the heater matrix has started leaking so both will be done at the same time.

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Well, the shopping list for the Activa conversion is now complete... Here's a list of everything that's been purchased...

Xantia V6
Spark Plugs
Clutch
Flywheel
Gearbox
Water Pump
ECU
Gearbox Oil
Oil Filter
Timing Belt Kit
Brake Discs
Brake Pads
Inlet Gasket
Brake Flexi
Brake Flexi
Aux Belt
Green Hydraulic Pump O Rings
Black Hydraulic Pump O Rings
Big Hydraulic Pump End Seal

Everything I've bought is Genuine Citroen because I don't want to encounter any problems during the build with things not quite fitting as they should.

I'm getting like a kid at Christmas now!

The only dilemma that I'm now having is the gearbox. I bought it on eBay from a 406 Coupe that I was told had done 80k miles. I don't know wether to put it in the car and hope that everything is ok or wether to try and find someone who can strip it, look at it and overhaul it if needed.

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Err why not pop it to mackies? They aren't that far from you are they ;)

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I always associate them with autos and had forgotten they were local to be honest. Have found a guy 10 minutes up the road who has an excellent reputation and doesn't charge the earth so will get him to have a look at it.

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Well the engine is now out of the donor V6 and I've started to swap some of the parts over. The flywheel is now swapped to the manual version and I've started to strip the ancillaries down in preparation for doing the timing belt tomorrow evening.

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