My XM V6 ES9

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Re: My XM V6 ES9

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That's brilliant news to hear that the ole girl is on the road!

The S2 V6 XM is a lovely, quiet, smooth and comfy car.

There's something quite special about them.

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Re: My XM V6 ES9

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Right, 500 miles later...

Cruise, still not working which is a shame
Air-con, not working but that's because i havent had it gassed up yet
There is a rumbling/whining sound coming from the back (not passengers) i suspect it's a wheel bearing on it's way. It's tight though when jacked up so not a serious concern yet..... (NFP from citroen and gsf don't seem to stock it nor ECP, any ideas??)
Big issue earlier though, I ran out of petrol! sodding gauge still showed 1/6 of a tank and 45 miles left on the trip. so logically the only single point there is the level sender in the tank.......
Centre sphere at the front is either flat or the electrovalve isnt working, makes a noise though and the Hydractive ECU is a happy bunny so i suspect it's the former.

We're averaging 35mpg as well so i'm pleased with that. A very good cruiser all round so i'm very very very glad i did all the work to get her running again. Oh and it's got a friend at Eastment towers as well :)

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Re: My XM V6 ES9

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Glad its going well and your happy with her Chris, wheel bearings are available, im sure gsf done them but i guess now they dont, loads on ebay though, Here's one.

Look forward to seeing you both at cxm.

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It was good to see both XMs together yesterday Chris :-D I was amazed at the detail differences between the S1 and S2. Like two entirely different cars :o

We'll have to spend some time getting your cruise working as that does add a nice extra dimension to the journey. Then and only then will you appreciate just how annoying other road users can be in frustrating all your efforts to remain on cruise :twisted:

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Deanxm wrote:Glad its going well and your happy with her Chris, wheel bearings are available, im sure gsf done them but i guess now they dont, loads on ebay though, Here's one.

Look forward to seeing you both at cxm.

D
Are all rear wheel bearings the same then for XM's?

I think they are according to service citroen

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Chris570 wrote: Are all rear wheel bearings the same then for XM's?
No, the great majority of them run silently....

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Re: My XM V6 ES9

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Chris570 wrote:
Deanxm wrote:Glad its going well and your happy with her Chris, wheel bearings are available, im sure gsf done them but i guess now they dont, loads on ebay though, Here's one.

Look forward to seeing you both at cxm.

D
Are all rear wheel bearings the same then for XM's?

I think they are according to service citroen
My XM Estate had what I thought was a rumbling wheel bearing. Turned out to be a knackered tyre. Had the same on a Golf GTi too. Might be worth a quick check/swap of wheel just to see. It sounded *exactly* like a knackered bearing.

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CitroJim wrote:
Chris570 wrote: Are all rear wheel bearings the same then for XM's?
No, the great majority of them run silently....
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CitroJim wrote:
Chris570 wrote: Are all rear wheel bearings the same then for XM's?
No, the great majority of them run silently....
Reliability jokes are not a great idea when you own an xm and an activa.

Just saying

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Re: My XM V6 ES9

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There's not much else you can do but joke about it Chris :-D

Yes i think they are all the same, if you get a complete hub assembly though the ABS relucter rings are different between some models but if you just get the bearing kit you will be fine.

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Re: My XM V6 ES9

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Im pleased your finally getting to enjoy XM ownership Chris, they are very special cars.

That is very impressive MPG from a V6 XM, have you not got the accelerator fixed on yet? :lol:

Saying that, I must be getting about 30 or a little more out of the V6 Xantia, its not as bad as I thought it might be.

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I really do enjoy the XM it's special, as you say.

Contrary to what Jim might think i'm a fairly economical driver so i tend to get good mpg from cars. The engine and gearbox package certainly helps though it's a very good piece of engineering from PSA/ZF.

Don't worry Dean, i'm only winding Jim up, as he is me. (He blames me for his latest acquisition)

I will try and swap the tyres front to back and see if the noise moves, i'm fairly sure its a bearing but i'm willing to be proven wrong :)

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Chris570 wrote: Don't worry Dean, i'm only winding Jim up, as he is me. (He blames me for his latest acquisition)
And me likewise :)

I don't blame you Chris - it goes back further than that. I can count a drive of Paul's S1 24V V6 and Will's 2.1TD Auto as formative experiences and of course David Hallworth has to take a lot of responsibility for offering me yours in the first place :lol:

But yes, absolutely Dean. An XM is special in many ways...

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Re: My XM V6 ES9

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All I can say Jim is that good job you politely turned down dads offer for you to drive the Series 1 CX Prestige back from Stowe Gardens to Little Horwood last year - you'd probably be a CX owner now...! :lol: :wink:

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Citroening wrote:All I can say Jim is that good job you politely turned down dads offer for you to drive the Series 1 CX Prestige back from Stowe Gardens to Little Horwood last year - you'd probably be a CX owner now...! :lol: :wink:
That Franklin, is always the risk with me. Hence why I'll never take up the offer of a drive (or even a ride) in a C6!!