XM V6 Gearbox Rebuild...

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Re: XM V6 Gearbox Rebuild...

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with any luck the next 8 days should see the engine back in the bay......

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Chris570 wrote:with any luck the next 8 days should see the engine back in the bay......
Well, it won't be the gearbox holding the job up Chris :lol: :lol: She's all back together now and ready to once again allow your XM to motor around the highways and byways of this fair isle :-D

It went smoothly except for a need to make an emergency visit to Halfrauds this morning. My T27 Torx bit decided to crumble to nothing and I needed to get a replacement quick. T27 is an odd size and locally only Halfrauds stock them. I was there for doors opening...

I must admit the Torx bit in question had been terribly abused on another gearbox, even ending up in my impact driver at one point to shift a particularly tight one. I'll forgive it for throwing in the towel...

The rebuild took a full day although a good deal of that time was cleaning until everything sparkled. I take my time reassembling as any errors would require the engine to be lifted and I'm not too keen on that :lol:

No pictures from today but this picture sequence from one of my previous rebuilds covers it pretty well...

Chris, come and collect at your leisure :wink:

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Re: XM V6 Gearbox Rebuild...

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another job well done Jim 8-) =D>

Dont know what that Chris is playing about at, should be driving home in it for christmas no problem :lol:

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Deanxm wrote: Dont know what that Chris is playing about at, should be driving home in it for christmas no problem :lol:
Well yes, He's done all the other work whilst I had the 'box so all he needs to do is pop the engine and box back in, plug a few connectors together, fill up with coolant and job's a good 'un... If it takes more than a day I'll be disappointed :wink: :lol: In fact if he starts early enough I see no reason why it can't be taxed and MOT'd by the end of it...

I must say doing an engine out job on an XM is a joy to behold. So much easier than a Xantia :-D :-D :-D

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:lol:

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CitroJim wrote:
I must say doing an engine out job on an XM is a joy to behold. So much easier than a Xantia :-D :-D :-D
Jim has finally seen the light!!! :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: =D> =D>

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Re: XM V6 Gearbox Rebuild...

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yep none of this lifting engine first on its side and over the slam panel rubbish, just unhook and wheel it out forwards, that hdi thing should have been a 2.1td xm hatch.........................

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Deanxm wrote:another job well done Jim 8-) =D>

Dont know what that Chris is playing about at, should be driving home in it for christmas no problem :lol:

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who said it won't be!!!

I'm aiming at ICCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCR for the car to be running so I'm not too fussed. In all seriousness I don't want to rush the job because there's so many things I want to get right first. I also don't want her on the road until the weather improves as if she's driveable I suspect I'll be tempted. There is also the little matter of strut tops to contend with so that will all take time.

The original plan was to have the engine back in by the end of jan/mid feb so we're well ahead of time here :)

But, Mr Jim, BIIIIIIG thank you, I have popped a little (well big actually) present in the boot for you. If you're extra nice I might pop it round to you tomorrow :P

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Re: XM V6 Gearbox Rebuild...

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Deanxm wrote:yep none of this lifting engine first on its side and over the slam panel rubbish, just unhook and wheel it out forwards, that hdi thing should have been a 2.1td xm hatch.........................

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I told him he should buy a 2.5 TD Xm! Our Jim likes a challenge!