My XM V6 ES9

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Re: My XM V6.... She Lives! In true XM fashion is on a death

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DickieG wrote:
citroenxm wrote:yaaaayy someone who knows a good car...
Don't you mean needs psychiatric help :lol:
You've owned a cobra and an activa, you're not in the sane section :)

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As a quick update...

Last night I decided to give the swivel joint one last go, heat made no difference, this thing was not going to come out in one piece. I VERY carefully drilled into the casing (inside the threads so as not to damage them) and enlarge the hole so that the ring was almost broken, then i went round about 30 degrees and did exactly the same. I then knocked the now split piece into the middle and slowly worked it up and down until it split. I then repeated that at a 90 degree angle so that i had 120 degrees of the swivel joint out, including the threaded part. I was hoping that with that removed i would be able to unscrew the rest, no such luck, still stuck fast. I then removed another 90 degree piece (working round in a circle so it was one big chunk missing) and only once that was gone leaving less than half of the casing would the sodding thing move! Luckily there is no damage to the threads and only a few bits on the hub where the angle grinder just grazed it. All is well.

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blimey chris... you have had fun with that one.. but well done on winning!!

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took me an hour to do. But seeing as i don't trip over s2 xm hubs i thought it best to reuse this one ;)

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have to say.. im lucky enough to have a few s1 hubs to fall over in the event of this happening... not sure though if hub carriers ever changed through xm life.. i know very early ones are different to later s1.5 ones.. but not sure about s2 ones.. there a couple of tct ones kicking about but no doubt they will be same as td and prv v6 ones....

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well as the wheel bearing type changed around 97 ish i suspect the hubs will have and also the bolts for the calipers maybe different

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As a further update i managed to nab a set of genuine citroen discs off ebay for £30!!! got some pads as well so we're all coming along nicely

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Only 1 front swivel fitted to all XM variants according to service.citroen. There was a change of bearing, and there's an additonal part with the earlier bearing, but I can't figure out what it is....!

Good work on getting the recalcitrant balljoint out Chris!

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Well done Chris, good work :-D :-D :-D

We'll see how much 'fun' the wheel bearings will be on Saturday....

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she's already started giving some fun there.....

i've got the hubs out of the bearings but the circlips seem to be happy where they are...........

I did change the droplinks over today, piece of p!ss to change, mr angle grinder did the job perfectly.

the track rod ends, hmmm.

I got the n/s off after some persuasion and when I went to fit the new one found that the thread was far too slim. I had ordered them back in sept and had never checked, so off to ECP I went. they got one for the reg and same problem. they searched for xm parts and found another one with a thicker thread, bingo!

So new droplinks and a new track rod end sorted. All ready for the hubs and with any luck she'll be rolling this weekend.....

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2.5 XM's and Late V6's use track rod ends with bigger threads.
None of the aftermarket suppliers seem to be aware of this and fob you off with the small ones.

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xmexclusive wrote:2.5 XM's and Late V6's use track rod ends with bigger threads.
None of the aftermarket suppliers seem to be aware of this and fob you off with the small ones.

John
Same thing happens with late Xantia HDi 110's as well!

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And pug 306's! Must be a PSA thing...

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CitroJim wrote:We'll see how much 'fun' the wheel bearings will be on Saturday....
Fun? Those bearings were bloody hilarious in the most evil way. I'll say no more but I'm sure Chris will tell the tale of how those sodding bearings fought us every inch of the way... We did succeed but bloody hell. I've only just recovered... :twisted: :twisted:

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CitroJim wrote:
CitroJim wrote:We'll see how much 'fun' the wheel bearings will be on Saturday....
Fun? Those bearings were bloody hilarious in the most evil way. I'll say no more but I'm sure Chris will tell the tale of how those sodding bearings fought us every inch of the way... We did succeed but bloody hell. I've only just recovered... :twisted: :twisted:
I'm surprised you've recovered this quickly!! My apologies Jim, had I have known just how bad it was going to be I'd have found another way around it.

This XM seriously doesn't want to go back on the road, if it was a head only decision she would have been scrapped a long time ago.

Once the brake discs turn up and I find a brave 3 hours or so I'll put her back on her feet. Still need to re-tap the gearbox mountings to the chassis leg and figure out the LPG placement and finally decide upon how the hydraulic lines run around the engine. THEN I can look at permanently fixing in place the new radiator and front crossmember, complete with a stupidly big wiring loom.

Time to order me a brave pill (or 20)