My XM V6 ES9

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One of the expats in our Club, has a 2.5 wagon (manual) he brought over. To use the apprentice's lingo, it's munted. The surface corrosion is just awesome, and now our sun is destroying everything else...

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Yes, I nearly forgot... We have rust and you have sun. Not sure which is worse sometimes...

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I've started work on the gearbox :-D

All is detailed in a separate thread I've just started....

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This is still alive don't worry chaps. I've managed to get my mits on a 406 v6 radiator cheap so I thought I'd see if they are interchangeable...
well first thoughts are that yes they are, the pipe locations are different (xm is top and bottom, 406 is 2 in the middle) but the cores look identical and infact the o/s of the rad is exactly the same mouldings. As long as nothing is in the way when the engine is back in I suspect I may have found a cheaper alternative :)

I resealed the cam boxes last weekend after doing the HDi cambelt (cheers Jim) so they are all good to go, seems to be the heat as the exhaust cams were a lot worse than the inlet cams. There is a shiny new hydraulic pump attached to the engine now and with a regulator thats been given a clean bill of health by martin the hydraulic backbone is all good. I've popped the inlet back on and I've decided how I'm going to re-do the LPG installation to make it a neater job. I'll post pics up when I've tested the theory. I shall be re-treating the rust on the engine bay tomorrow and painting the engine lifting eyes again so I'm getting closer to popping the engine back in. Not that much done I'll admit but well its cold outside....

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Excellent stuff Chris :-D

I was hoping to make much gearbox progress this week/weekend but as you know, I've not quite been up to it..

If you're playing XM tomorrow and I'm feeling up to it, can I take a ride over and see you? I'm interested to know your LPG plans...

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I found the 406 tct rad a bit wider and with securing pegs along the bottom in the wrong places, but did manage to get it to fit in place, although not totally secured.
Hope the V6 rad is a straight fit :)

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Xac wrote:I found the 406 tct rad a bit wider and with securing pegs along the bottom in the wrong places, but did manage to get it to fit in place, although not totally secured.
Hope the V6 rad is a straight fit :)
it is :) i sat it on the cross member earlier, sits in exactly the right place. one thing to cross off the list

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Can we see some good pictures of the crossmember, please? There is still a large chunk of me wanting to flick the PRV in exchange for an ES9J4S.

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I'll sort you a pretty picture later once I've done the final coats of paint.

On my travels today I found a chap who was trying to offload a 4HP20 that's just been rebuilt, well who was I to say no.

Torque converter is now on the box, engine just needs its lifting eyes reattaching then I'll join the 2 up :)

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That would be handy. I'm just working on my backup plan in case I completely lose patience with the PRV.

Front subframe bolt pair - 979mm centre to centre
Rear subframe bolt pair - 624mm centre to centre

Front pair to rear pair I measure approximately 1125mm centre to centre (not super accurate)

Front subframe bolt centre to wishbone front eye mid-distance 592mm approx


How do these tally? :shock:

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Chris570 wrote: On my travels today I found a chap who was trying to offload a 4HP20 that's just been rebuilt, well who was I to say no.
Happens all the time, almost every journey I make I see people on the side of the road trying to flog rebuilt 4HP20s...

What's more worrying Chris is the 4HP20 I've rebuilt for you seems to have transmorgified into a 2.1TD ML5 overnight :shock:

Pleased you' got the torque converter fitted :-D Don't forget to fill the 'box with ATF before you lift it it back in :wink:

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Weird that.

You might tell me off for this but to line everything up I just put the TC on the first set of splines and rotated while putting very gentle pressure on it until it went home, twice. I was very tempted to marry the two up last night but I thought better of it (mainly because knowing me I'd be tempted to put the engine back in in the same session)

Another annoying thing is does anyone have a pic of how the aux belt should run? I've run mine how I think it should go but if I'm right then the belt is about 25mm too long. Or does anyone know the correct belt length?

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Take a look on the gates website, they show the routing of the belts on there.

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That's the exact method for replacing the torque converter :-D

The auxillary belt routing is identical to the HDi, late 1.9TD and 2.1 TD Chris... It's not the same as the Activa though...

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CitroJim wrote:The auxillary belt routing is identical to the HDi, late 1.9TD and 2.1 TD Chris... It's not the same as the Activa though...
What about the V6, is it the same as that? :twisted: