Facelift Xantias HDI's over TD's?

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Have you got a sale price in mind if you sell it Vince :drool:
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KP wrote:Surprised your not running Veg at all on yours as it reduces the cost of fuel a fair bit and smells nice :)
Then you could spend the rest of your spare time cleaning up the mess in the engine bay and replacing the seals in the pump, veg, too much messing about for just a few pence saving.
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Few pence?
costs me just over £45 to fill cassy with veg, compared to around £75 for diesel.
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i used to run my TD on veg, it can be done but you have to think about what you're doing, i.e. not run unfiltered nasty stuff and use a bit diesel to thin it out and all works well, use a lift pump to make it run better :)
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vince wrote:I have am on off relationship with my Xantia. Some days i think i cant be bothered with it anymore as it needs plenty of little touch up jobs doing to it, and other times i love it.

The problem i have is that all the expensive jobs have been done, clutch, head gasket etc so there is nothing horrible to go wrong (touch wood) and it drives great.

Ive done a list of the things left to do and i reckon they work out cheaper than changing the car and hoping ive bought a good new one.....

Ill finish the car off i reckon and see how i feel then :wink:

An activa would work out too heavy on running costs......If i was to do anything nuts it would have to be a V6 :twisted:
I have an on off relationship with my C5, usually when its not behaving or when its thinking up more expesive repairs. Or when its being totally annoying, like last week when all the way home from work it was beeping at me every second, no warning messages or problems, just constant beeping which would not let the radio work.

I usually think, if you have a good car then keep it, as there are many poor cars around and you dont always know on buying what needs doing or what will crop up and become expensive.

Your TD is pretty mint looking to me, to get a S2 Xantia looking like that will be a task.
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Xac wrote:Few pence?
costs me just over £45 to fill cassy with veg, compared to around £75 for diesel.
Ah but I don't even consider refuelling my HDi until it's done at least 700 miles and even then the gauge is only just below 1/4 :D
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DickieG wrote:
Xac wrote:Few pence?
costs me just over £45 to fill cassy with veg, compared to around £75 for diesel.
Ah but I don't even consider refuelling my HDi until it's done at least 700 miles and even then the gauge is only just below 1/4 :D
Yeah but on a Xantia 1/4 mark can mean anything, you know how inaccurate they are! :D

£30 is 2/3 of a tank of veg, so for the price of a tank of derv I get 1.66 tanks of veg, so about 1000 miles

Plus it's better for the atmosphere and makes the engine nicer to work on.
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Xac wrote:Yeah but on a Xantia 1/4 mark can mean anything, you know how inaccurate they are! :D
Not in my experience :?
Xac wrote:£30 is 2/3 of a tank of veg, so for the price of a tank of derv I get 1.66 tanks of veg, so about 1000 miles

Plus it's better for the atmosphere and makes the engine nicer to work on.
You've lost me there Xac :? and what's so nice about working on an engine smothered in gunge? I give up, after all I have both types of engine and know what I certainly prefer.
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I must say i agree with Richard on the veg debate. If there was huge money savings to be had then id have a look but im a stickler for cars being run as they were designed to be run. I know the diesel engine was designed to run on peanut oil :P

Im not falling out with my car at all and have just given it a full clean up after arriving back home today, but its just like Dave? said......it would be a task to get a series 2 really cleaned up.....thats my point i think. I usually do the hard work and get a car 99% finished and then lose interest and want another to play with :P They say the chase is better than the catch :lol:

As for a price id want for mine if i sold it?.......i dont know...normal good Xantia money i guess :wink:
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DickieG wrote: You've lost me there Xac :? and what's so nice about working on an engine smothered in gunge? I give up, after all I have both types of engine and know what I certainly prefer.
It costs me £30 more per tank full to run on derv.
That £30 would buy 2/3 of a tank of veg, so for the cost of a tank of derv I could buy 1.6666 tanks of veg.
In order for a hdi to be financially equivalent, you'd have to do nearly 75mpg.

Now factor in the ability to use WVO and it becomes even more economical to stick with a 1.9TD

It's nicer to work with dry polymerised veg and harlmess oil than oily diesel gunge which is really not good for your skin :)
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vince wrote: As for a price id want for mine if i sold it?.......i dont know...normal good Xantia money i guess :wink:
I bet your Xantia would sell in a flash, must be one of the best S1 TDs thats for sure.