My XM V6 ES9

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DickieG wrote:
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:
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I'm still laughing now :-D

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So anyway I was walking past the engine and tripped, then this happened

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update for today is torque converter is now bolted to the flex plate, just waiting for mr citroen to supply me with the exhaust clamps for the headers and then the engine is going back in :) maybe tomorrow.....

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Excellent progress Chris :-D

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Engine is back in

That is all

(sleep now)

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Big thanks to Jim today for his help with the XM

long story short I had to take the engine back out again as I forgot to put the fire ring back on the downpipe before fitting the engine, because of how everything was it was just easier to lift the engine back out again. This wasn't helped by the fact that the wind had gotten very bad up here last week and lifted the bonnet far enough for the struts to lift it the rest of the way. Then it rained, there was no inlet manifold on the engine so I was convinced that the funnel like objects of the inlet tract would have filled the cylinders with water. First port of call was to get the spark plugs out so I could spin her over with no risk of buggering the engine. Easier said than done as one of the rear bank had water in it right up to the top of the plug, which had frozen (owing to it being minus 5 here this morning). By this point i'd got rather pee'd off with the car so I got the blowlamp out to melt the ice, with the combo of blowlamp and airline it was soon clear! We've run the engine over on the starter and the pistons are as dry as a bone so looks like a lucky escape!

Its now back on its mounts with the exhaust nearly done up tight and anything I have said previously about the XM being easy to work on I take back, the car is a pig and citroen should be ashamed of themselves gynaecologists work or what!

I'm sure Jim will be along at some point to talk about the treat he got :)

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Chris570 wrote: I'm sure Jim will be along at some point to talk about the treat he got :)
Oh yes Chris :-D It's all in your S1 Activa blog :wink: That was magical :P Did Rattiva ever seem slow on the way home. Warm but slow :lol:

It was a good day today, very much enjoyed :-D

The blowlamp to melt the ice in the plugwell was hilarious - especially the bit when Chris applied the airline and ended up spraying himself liberally with cold water :lol:

Remind me to bring some taps over next visit Chris...

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As I had some time off work this afternoon and the weather wasn't too bad I decided to have a crack at the XM. I tightened up the exhaust downpipe to centre section and then popped the inlet on which meant I could now start working out all the wiring.. Fun doesn't really cover it, textbook Citroen with how the plugs are laid out. At least now though electrically the car is ready to start.... Once I've put the fusebox back in that is.

Cue rats nest........

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She Lives!!!!!!!!!!!!

After a slight electrical fault *ahem* she fired up and ran on all 6 straight away.

On a totally unrelated note you can quite easily plug the double injection relay socket into the cruise control.

I put the lexia across the car and the only fault so far is the n/s/f abs sensor is dead (although I might have unplugged it I can't remember)

Interestingly I got a fault from the Hydractive ECU while I was struggling to get the car started... "intermittment fuel supply problem" I never knew the Hydractive ECU even knew that....

Next up I need to figure out which bits of cooling hose I need to buy and then I can pop the radiators back in and the nose cone can go back on.

Once that's done I'll pop the hubs off to replace the balljoints then I put the shafts back on and lower her back to the floor.....

As soon as I've got everything else sorted I'll send the strut tops off.

It's p!ssing it down up here so I decided to get the engine to fire then stop, job done :)

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Chris, that's bloody fantastic :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D

Delighted as a delighted thing :lol:

MOT in the week then?

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Excellent news Chris, I bet you can't wait to get her on the road now! :-D

We will no doubt be seeing you with your XM at some events this year then?

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CitroJim wrote:Chris, that's bloody fantastic :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D

Delighted as a delighted thing :lol:

MOT in the week then?
9am on monday

not saying which monday though
Citroenmad wrote: Excellent news Chris, I bet you can't wait to get her on the road now!

We will no doubt be seeing you with your XM at some events this year then?
Being realistic I expect her to move under her own steam (although I'd prefer LPG) in the next 2-3 weeks, its more weather dependent really.

I'm considering MOT/Tax/Insurance at the start of June..

The original plan was for ICCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCR but it seems to be a lot of hassle for not a lot. CXM is a certainty though

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Chris570 wrote: The original plan was for ICCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCR but it seems to be a lot of hassle for not a lot. CXM is a certainty though
:o You mean your not going?

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Citroenmad wrote:
Chris570 wrote: The original plan was for ICCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCR but it seems to be a lot of hassle for not a lot. CXM is a certainty though
:o You mean your not going?
He had his visa application refused Chris :wink:

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CitroJim wrote:
Citroenmad wrote:
Chris570 wrote: The original plan was for ICCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCR but it seems to be a lot of hassle for not a lot. CXM is a certainty though
:o You mean your not going?
He had his visa application refused Chris :wink:
:lol: Oh dear, im sure we can smuggle him in somehow :lol:

Its still South from me :roll: