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I bet they have not put the two halves of the box back together correctly or the hot cold flap before the matrix isnt closing fully, at least its still mild Jim, this time last year we were knee deep in snow!!!.

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CitroJim wrote: All I need now is to own a 1.8 or 2.0 16V petrol and then I will have had the lot :lol:
No, really, you don't. Trust me on that. I owned a 1.8, and had use of a 2.0 as a courtesy car last year when my Activa had that weird problem we couldn't fathom when a new pump was fitted to it.

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Nothing wrong with a 1.8 xantia, top car in its class, good economy and a nice smooth simple little lump. You can walk, i will take the car :lol:
Anyone else notice petrol is 10ppl cheaper than derv now?, this keeps up everyone will be migrating back to petrol cars, my xm almost costs the same to fuel on a run as a HDI now :? who would have thought
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Deanxm wrote:or the hot cold flap before the matrix isnt closing fully
I can hear it going klunk klunk against its end-stops Dean but I know, comparing with the V6 that airflow is all wrong through the box so there's clearly something amiss in its depths...

I've driven a 2.0 Auto VSX with the 4HP14 'box and thought it was lovely actually... Not the fastest thing on the road but very relaxing and pleasant 8-)
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Nothing wrong with the 1.8 8V, its magic to work on, loads of room. 2.0 16v is excellent as well. nice and refined, and economical, and still loads of room.

Xantia diesels are a nightmare to work on in comparison.
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There's room under the bonnet for another engine, certainly enough space to hold a party...
robert_e_smart wrote: Xantia diesels are a nightmare to work on in comparison.
Not the HDi, it's a doddle to work on with good access to everything you need...
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CitroJim wrote:There's room under the bonnet for another engine, certainly enough space to hold a party...
robert_e_smart wrote: Xantia diesels are a nightmare to work on in comparison.
Not the HDi, it's a doddle to work on with good access to everything you need...
(except the turbo and ancilleries and rads) :) I find dangling your legs into the engine bay while sitting on the slam panel very relaxing while working jim :lol:

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CitroJim wrote: I've driven a 2.0 Auto VSX with the 4HP14 'box and thought it was lovely actually... Not the fastest thing on the road but very relaxing and pleasant 8-)
That's what I had as a courtesy car. I couldn't wait to get back to my Activa.

My 1.8 was lovely, when it worked. Just about everything electrical that could go wrong with the engine did go wrong. What finished it off was something going awry and causing it to cut out/in and making it extremely jerky. As it occurred rush hour on the A406, there wasn't really anywhere for me to stop and take it apart, and I thought I could drive round the problem until I got home. The jerkiness appears to have thrown the cambelt off or snapped it..
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Flippin heck Jim. Old Xantias are nothing but constant spanners and parts :-D Thank God I hardly use mine.
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I find dangling your legs into the engine bay while sitting on the slam panel very relaxing while working jim


2.0 8V Xms are the daddy for that! Piles of room!! :-D :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
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lexi wrote:Flippin heck Jim. Old Xantias are nothing but constant spanners and parts :-D Thank God I hardly use mine.
Please don't say things like that when I'm considering buying another Activa .. that needs some spannering.. [-X
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lexi wrote:Flippin heck Jim. Old Xantias are nothing but constant spanners and parts :-D Thank God I hardly use mine.
All part of the fun lexi :lol: You're never bored with a Xantia...
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Activa_Mike wrote:
lexi wrote:Flippin heck Jim. Old Xantias are nothing but constant spanners and parts :-D Thank God I hardly use mine.
Please don't say things like that when I'm considering buying another Activa .. that needs some spannering.. [-X

Cant be anything 6 months of solid labouring wont fix :lol:

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Deanxm wrote: Cant be anything 6 months of solid labouring wont fix :lol: D
Well, it needs a full set of spheres, an ABS sensor and the sunroof fixing..

I have about 12 hours to make my mind up..
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If the price is right go for it, i did and the price wasnt even that good on mine, once sorted they are just as reliable as any other xant from what ive seen of mine over the last year.

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Service Citroen is awesome, it shows me pictures of all the parts i used to be able to buy............