Xantia V6 broken exhaust (update: and rough low rpm running)

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Re: Xantia V6 broken exhaust (update: and rough low rpm runn

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Hell Razor5543 wrote:How different are the exhausts between the Xantia and XM V6? I wonder if they are similar enough to adapt one to fit the XM?
Totally and utterly different James. It's a lovely thought but...

Chalk and cheese. Apples and pears..

All XMs have a transverse silencer for one thing...
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CitroJim wrote:Right, that does it. I'm ordering one for stock right now...
Oi !! You better not start a run on them that will cause them to all be sold out before I can get one. :twisted:
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Mandrake wrote:
CitroJim wrote:Right, that does it. I'm ordering one for stock right now...
Oi !! You better not start a run on them that will cause them to all be sold out before I can get one. :twisted:
He's sold three now so you should be OK Simon :)

Anyway, if he sells out I'm sure he'll get another batch made...
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Let me know how it looks when it arrives Jim. :) By the way I just checked the listing again and it says three sold, MORE than 10 available, not 10 available. My guess is that they make them up to order or keep just one or two made up and ready but have materials enough to make more than 10... I'm tempted to go ahead and just order one, but I'm trying ever so hard not to order any more parts for this car that have not been proven beyond reasonable doubt to be faulty... which means I really ought to do my back pressure test first. ;)

The oxygen sensor and a slotted oxygen sensor socket is on its way BTW, all I need now is to figure out/find an adaptor from the oxygen sensor socket to my pressure gauge.
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Mandrake wrote:Let me know how it looks when it arrives Jim. :) .
I've seen and heard the system as fitted to Mike's car so I'm content...

The only difference I noted is the tailpipes are a bit longer than the pukka item and I don't think they're chromed... Small price to pay...
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If the tail pipes on mine are chrome plated its LONG since worn off. :lol: Most likely the back box that's on there now is not OEM either...
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Chrome doesn't last long even on OEM ones Simon so it's not a biggie...
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Exactly. This car is never going to be a show car that polishes up for events anyway, not with a huge scrape across the bonnet, (which someone unknown thought was a good idea to attack with a kitchen scourer #-o ) assorted small nicks and scrapes on various panels, disintegrating outside door center line trims, broken rear corner bumper strips, warped rear windscreen rubbers, etc.

It looks fine from a distance and is basically sound but when you look close you notice all these details, its not in the immaculate condition that my previous Xantia was by any stretch. It's definitely a workhorse not a trophy! As long as I can fix the engine woes to get the performance back to what it should be,and it drives nicely and passes an MOT I'll be happy. :) The performance of the car when the engine WAS running properly really put a smile on my face every time I drove it, I just hope I can get it back to that level of performance again. :)
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Mandrake wrote:The performance of the car when the engine WAS running properly really put a smile on my face every time I drove it, I just hope I can get it back to that level of performance again. :)
You will Simon...

You must be within a scantling of being there now...

I know about the smile.. Why do you think I have two of them and have become quite the V6 addict :wink:
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The ES9J4 smiley club takes shape :)
Not to mention :-D

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Regarding the Oxygen Sensor:
CitroJim wrote:It's quite a fight in a V6 too Adam...

Not impossible though..
Indeed. Jim & I have been there, done it and Jim probably still bears the burn scar :(
This was a replacement on Old V6; it was a Bosch unit and did require connectors to be crimped on.

BTW, just love the boomy sound of the complete system (2 boxes, kitten and front pipes!) fitted by On-Line Automotive last year. Not quite everyone's cup of decaf though :wink:

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To me, a scantling is a small slip of rough-sawn timber; too small for a board or wide profile, destined to be either a small moulding or chipped up.
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addo wrote:To me, a scantling is a small slip of rough-sawn timber; too small for a board or wide profile, destined to be either a small moulding or chipped up.
Indeed and used to describe something quite small and insignificant...

As in Simon is now an insignificant distance from finding a solution...

I first heard the term when reading (I think) of Henry Cavendish's attempts to weigh the planet earth. he described himself as being 'within a scantling' of finding the right answer....
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I'd have said "within cooee". Or, failing that, referred to bisected bee appendages or fractions of anatomical hairs...
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addo wrote:I'd have said "within cooee". Or, failing that, referred to bisected bee appendages or fractions of anatomical hairs...
As in "it's within a gnat's cock of where it needs to be..."