My XM V6 ES9

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My XM V6 ES9

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Ok, so as most of you guys will know I had Jim's XM V6 off of him.
Now as we all know its not like Jim to back down from a challenge but certainly I can see why he did, its a complete mare to work on in comparison to the Xantia, and Jims reporting of the xantia v6 being well thought out and the XM being a friday afternoon car is bang on the money.

I've not done much with this yet but start to get started, if that makes sense i hope....

So, so far, i've started to remove the inlet manifold as i figure that will give me better access to the back of the engine... i've drained the oil, jim left the collant drained (saved me a job) and i've got all the petrol out (although the gauge still reads 1/4 but the pump can't pump anything more, a job for later methinks)

time for some piccies....
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And the XM in it's cage

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She's looking better already Chris :D

Don't let your Activa see you working on her; she'll get jealous and throw her toys...

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How much was the gate?

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Post by red_dwarfers »

That is very funny!
I suppose the V6 XM is a bit of an animal.
How much do you reckon you will have spent on coca cola by the end of the project?

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I get the feeling an awful lot will be spent on coke (of the drink kind)

Oddly enough though the more tinkering I do the more I look forward to doing more :)

I'm thinking a long road trip is in order once the car is done, either the lake district or the south of France.... out of interest does anyone know which factory the XM was built in?

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Chris570 wrote: I'm thinking a long road trip is in order once the car is done, either the lake district or the south of France.... out of interest does anyone know which factory the XM was built in?
Rennes-la-Janais it was built, hatchbacks anyway.

This youtube link features it:



The lakes is nice, some very scenic places and decent roads. If your wanting to go further afield id say Scotland, fantastic roads, scenery and I do like Scotland :lol:

Mind, its more suited to Activas than XMs :roll:

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Post by lexi »

Unbelievably congested in there.

Best get some proper hand massage booked up.

Will be a cracking luxury tourer when tidied though and proper green with nice wheels.......will be gorgeous.

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ok i got bored....

i've treated all the rust i could find on the exterior of the car and it is mainly surface so all is good there. having a look underneath though shows more of the same so when the engine is out i might be tempted to get the subframes off to strip and recoat (maybe powdercoat).

I've finally stripped enough out under the bonnet to see the gearbox. First impressions were, 'oh this should be fairly easy to get out' then i noticed the ABS gear means that realistically the engine will have to come up about 8 inches before she can come forward. I reallllly don't want to remove anything that i don't have to so i'll have to see how it goes once i start the lift....

I've taken the wheels off and gotten the hubnuts off, same setup as the xantia and looks to be the same brakes as my hdi (bar the extra stud) they look like they've sat for a while and are over 50% worn so i'll replace with new when the time comes (looking further away at every turn at the mo:( ). The track rod ends are stuck on with rounded nuts so i've got a nasty feeling they'll have to be cut off which will be a shame as they look in good nick.

That's all for now folks

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Post by robert_e_smart »

Hi Chris,

You should be able to clear the ABS stuff without too much difficulty.

Good luck with the rest of the work.

Take a look on my thread on club xm where I fitted a diesel engine to a petrol Xm. The photos may be helpful for you.

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Post by Chris570 »

I forgot to mention, when undoing the hubnuts (standing on the breaker bar) i heard a rusty crunch of metal from the strut tops as the strut was pulled down.


0000527188 SPHERE BRACKET 372.51 GBP 447.01 GBP 447.01 GBP

0000527189 SPHERE BRACKET 372.51 GBP 447.01 GBP 447.01 GBP

Total incl. VAT 894.02 GBP

Looks like christmas is off.

so i've sent these chaps an e-mail.....

http://elastomer.eu/en/strut-mounts.html

in lighter news though the engine should hopefully be out in the not too distant future

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Post by davetherave »

They dont hold a stock of strut mounts chris, so you will need to check yours over before sending them to check that the base plate is salvagable!

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Post by xmexclusive »

Hi Chris

Which type are your strut heads, thick or thin rod?
I have a matched pair of thin ones in the store from the last batch I sent to Lithuania for repair.

John

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Chris570 wrote:I forgot to mention, when undoing the hubnuts (standing on the breaker bar) i heard a rusty crunch of metal from the strut tops as the strut was pulled down.
Oh <naughty word> :twisted:

I thought they were pretty sound Chris.... Obviously not...

Oh dear... Sorry... :(

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Post by citronut »

Chris do you own a dersh (2CV ) with those two horse stables in the back ground :twisted: :shock: :lol: :roll: :wink:

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citronut wrote:Chris do you own a dersh (2CV ) with those two horse stables in the back ground :twisted: :shock: :lol: :roll: :wink:
Hay, hay...

Neigh lad, he got himself saddled with quite enough being the custodian of an XM :lol:

I just hope he's not flogging a dead horse there and that he's got the stable door shut in time to save her...

One occupant of those loose boxes was called 'Crunchie'. Sounds like a bit of a description of the strut tops rather than the name of a horse...

Seriously...

Chris, give me a bell later, wanna chat about those strut tops...