CitroenXM's Xantia V6 Project

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CitroenXM's Xantia V6 Project

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HELLOO!!!!

Right, Ill be starting working on my V6 in small dribs and drabs now - as and when I get chance inbetween all other things that go on!

Most will know, I bought a 1997 P reg Martious Blue xantia V6. Needing, 3x ABS sensors, damaged front bumper repair, lower engine mount replacing, passenger door mirror seeing to (Doesn't work at all), and a cold running misfire seeing to, and front suspension feed pipes replacing due to rot in them. Ive also a spot of rust comming through on the Rear arch panel - right in the middle!

I have got ready the Passenger door mirror, front bumper, lower engine mount, replacment suspension pipes, air con stuff, passenger door mirror, and ABS sensors...

All I need to do now is get a damm move on! LOL

I shall get a couple of pictures up soon.

Paul

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Post by DHallworth »

About time this one got some attention!

Looking forward to seeing her when she's completed mate as I love mauritius blue!

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I have to admit, I love the Blue aswell... in order of preference: Black, Maritious Blue, Graphite Grey...

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I performed a Lexia session last friday while waiting for a customer.

The gearbox ECU reported no faults.
The hydractive reported: Permanent Fault on Rear electro valve.

The ABS ECU recoreded No Faults, but when in the paramater screen, Both front Sensors were showing 57kph!! PARKED :shock:

And when moving the rear sensors didn't detect any movment!

Engine ECU recorded no faults, however, Im still getting a cold misfire, I wonder if someone else - Jim prehaps one day - could connect his lexia and let me know of their Parameter readings for the engine when running from cold. Im suspecting the Coolant temp sensor maybee reading warmer then the engine is, resulting in a weak mixture when cold...


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Post by CitroJim »

Delighted too that you've started a blog on this car Paul :D

I too am a fan of the blue. I do have two blue ones so I must like the colour!!!

I'll certainly get my Lexia on to it and let you know Paul...

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Post by DHallworth »

If you need a third set of readings Paul, remember we've got the silver V6 up here.

That green sensor on the gearbox end of the engine on our V6 cost around £21 and made a WORLD of difference to the way it ran!

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DHallworth wrote: That green sensor on the gearbox end of the engine on our V6 cost around £21 and made a WORLD of difference to the way it ran!
That would certainly be my first thought David... A Lexia check on coolant temperature as measured by the sensor should show how healthy it is. At startup it should be measuring more or less ambient...

A "nose guide" on a cold V6 should detect it running fairly rich and smelly initially...

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Post by citroenxm »

Thanks David and Jim,

Both your readings would be good to compare too!!

Paul

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Post by DHallworth »

The sensor on ours was reading of a constant 30 degrees no matter what temp the car was at.

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Post by citroenxm »

My V6:

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Post by Chris570 »

WANT a V6 :P

that seriously looks like she'll clean up well :)

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Post by citroenxm »

Yes she should, to be honest she already has a nice shine to her! Ive gotthe bumper, but in a light forest green, so that will need spraying, the only thing I really need is a Proper nearside wing! Beleve it or not, thats a "Normal" wing fitted there.... so I am really on the look out for a 2.1, Activa, or V6 wing...

The down side is the rear passenger quarter panel, Ive a spot of rust comming through which needs treating..

As for the car, I have already used her for 6 months after a scrape through MOT, and what fun, and I actually thought she was not that bad on fuel either, when driven lightly, which is hard to do!

Cruise control works too! :D

Paul

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Scraped through an MOT is a bit harsh mate!

The tester only gave you a few advisories! And from memory I don't think he gave you very many!

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Post by lexi »

Hey Paul.................you just luv em Hydractive valves dontcha ? :lol: :lol:

Very nice. I am in minority in that I don't go leather seats much though they look very good.

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Post by citroenxm »

Hey D,

Well, ok, we had no idea due to how long the poor girl had sat... but we had body damage, non working ABS, though the light was not showing for some strange reason :-** ... but, ok other then that she was fine after we finished.

For everyone else who does not know, when we inittially saw the car, there was a smashed rear passenger window, no wiper blades, no passenger front indicator, a damaged wing in accordance with the bumper, a blowey exahsut - ok, slightly, 4 bald tyres.... but I saw through that and decided Urgghh, I do NOT want green, it has to be blue, this is a nice car, also had the full leather instead of that awfully thin sude..!

Lexi,

As above the rear damm valve is permanetly faulty!! Grrr,I hate them! Ive got one on a VSX rear subframe, no idea if its any good, but I used to think it was the whole thing including the block, but since learnt its just the small bit with the electrical plug..

Is there a way of testing them off a car to check operation??

Paul