All Things V6...

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

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Gosh David, that is a set of low mileages...

My two Xantias don't do that much more now, especially the Activa, now the C1 is doing the major share but for me even that's not excessive. I walk wherever I can!

I'm not even sure I use mine enough to keep them in good fettle now...
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Just start taking them to the rallies in England (assuming that the border is still open), not far off a thousand miles a time with a bit of running around whilst there.
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I think I might Bill. I'm really enjoying driving the Activa at the moment. Have just had it in to get a quote for it's respray so need to start getting some money aside now!

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We'll make a nice convoy then! Still looking forward to the full experience when we get some time at home.
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Well today I got a phone call from a friend that I sold our red Xantia HDi SX to about 3 years ago. He walked up to the car after work today and noticed a big green puddle running down the street from it.

I lifted the bonnet and saw a split on the rubber pipe that goes into the pump from the tank. I cut the end off it and remade the joint, filled it with LHM and all was good again.

He has now said he wants to change the car for something a bit newer so I've been asked to sell the Xantia for him. It's a 2001 X plate HDi SX (110). 6 months MOT and the remainder of the tax till the end of this month.

Most of the hydraulic pipes on the car have been replaced with cupronickel ones, it's got 4 nearly new tyres on it, had spheres on it 12 months ago, and drives nicely.

Will get it washed and create a for sale thread when it's all ready.

David.
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Well, after a fantastic weekend away at the XM's 25th Birthday Bash I've had a very tired and lethargic Monday.

I set off around 14:00 on Friday from Glasgow and headed to Hunger Hill Farm where I met up with Steve, Russ, and two others I can't remember the name of I'm afraid. Shortly after I arrived, Matthew arrived in his 24v. Friday night was pretty damp with some very heavy fog, despite this though it was a very pleasant evening with everyone being in a great mood and the atmosphere at the campsite was fantastic. Mark and his son also arrived in a very tidy V6 XM on Saturday evening as well.

I set off home at about 17:00 last night and after some awful traffic on the M6 and a quick stop for Petrol I got home at about 21:45. The XM covered a total of 650 miles this weekend without missing a beat :)

Anyway, here's a few pictures I took. Unfortunately I'd turned my camera off automatic and had forgotten so my pictures are nowhere near as good as I wanted them to be :(

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That's all for now folks :)

David.
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You big Scottish bas..... you could have edited me out (shakes fist) ........ :)
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I was going to put the "Man at work" caption under it too :lol:
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No, that was him getting you back for the rust!

EDIT; Oops, wrong photographer!
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Re: David Hallworth's Blog aka All Things V6!

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Oh yea... About 20 miles south of Glasgow on the M74 the exhaust on my XM started blowing as well :(

Think it's going to be a trip to get a stainless one made up as it's over a grand from Citroen for a centre and rear section.

I have however found this one on eBay but it's nearly a grand!

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/181534843482? ... EBIDX%3AIT" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

David.
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Trainman wrote:You big Scottish bas..... you could have edited me out (shakes fist) ........ :)
Thought somebody must have run over you :twisted:
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That's typical Stephen, so chilled out he's almost laying down :D

Cheers for the pic David, the rust is a little hidden still :)
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David, great to see the pictures to go with your narrative on Sunday :-D

Steve, all I can say is you look very professional in your photographic endeavours!
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David, you might like to try P.D.Gough for a stainless exhaust system.
They made a complete system for another B.L. autos customer, it fitted nicely, sounds good and the price was acceptable, certainly less than a grand.
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Re: David Hallworth's Blog aka All Things V6!

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Thanks Shaun, will give them a try.

I'm just not keen on leaving the car anywhere for it to be done, then again, I'm not keen on spending a grand either right enough!!

David.