Pauls HDI Xantia Exclusive.

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Re: Pauls HDI Xantia Exclusive.

Post by citroenxm »

Ticked on the options list then...

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dpf is a pain i take it :(

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No not always its not Taffy. It COULD be - but they arent all a pain. Because one has had a couple of bad ones doesnt mean they all are

I know of a couple that have been perfectly fine! Like the Xantia, some dont get to 100k, where mine got to 283k! And still going... albeit with pump problems, BUT I know of another Xantia that got to 285k before the engine developed an internal oil leak, and a 406 that is just about to hit 300k without a single glitch!

Luck of the draw! It wouldn't stop be buying something with DPF!

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is it the charcol canister thing like on a petrol? sorry i jus looked a pre cat?

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Re: Pauls HDI Xantia Exclusive.

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No, its a form of catalyst IN the exhaust under the car.. BUT you know if its fitted as the exhaust has extra little pipes running along the side of the system for the de pollution.

IF the extra small pipes arent there then theres no DPF..

BE AWARE: IT is or SHOULD be illegal now to remove ANY DPF stuff from an exhaust system, and any awake MOT tester should know this, and should check for them!

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i suppose it might fk up with a leaky turbo? and egr

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http://www.cats2u.co.uk/product_info.ph ... tAodtEQAXw" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
like dis one?

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We've got a 207 HDi GT which is a 1.6 HDi. It covers in the region of 25 - 30k a year on the motorway going to Edinburgh and back every day which is a round trip of about 125 miles.

The only problems I've had off it in 2 years are a clutch slave cylinder and a seized rear brake caliper. The DPF cars that do motorway miles or long trips on decent A roads where they can hold steady speeds at around 50 - 60mph are much more reliable then the cars that are bought to do 30mph stop/start driving.

I wouldn't hesitate to buy another one. The key seems to be buying one that has good service history and has been used to do decent long trips.

David.

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Paul,
Having read your posts, and others :wink: , on Cruise and Trip, which type of cruise control do I require for my 2000 Xant? I have come across 2 types on ebay.....
9641796480, and one to fit 207, 307, 407, C5, which I think is 96336889XT.

.....not only but also.....
"and will need a pin connector from an old ECU connector", so question is, have you any??, old pins not being apparent in my shed :) .
Is a dash switch (eg redundant Traffic Master) suitable for stepping through the trip functions? Basically, Help :) .
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Re: Pauls HDI Xantia Exclusive.

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The one that fits the C5's and looks like a pebble is certainly the wrong type. You need the stalk and possibly the button as fitted to Xantias, XM's, and some other cits and pugs that i cant recall right now but Paul will certainly know :)

http://www.406oc.co.uk/viewtopic.php?f= ... 8&start=60" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Further down this page is a picture of the correct stalk. As for the info unit i have no clue but i think one from the same age 406 would do the job nicely

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Thanks KP, await Paul's further knowledge then?
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Nautrally two years since passed as its two years the current owner had this xantia off me..

Ive seen the car a couple of times.. one when injector no.1 ripped the clamp nut post out the head. I managed to drill and retap the hole for a slightly bigger bolt..

Anyway i saw the car again today when reports of the altinator light was showing.. so we got her in.. and sure enough.. the hp pump has sprung a leak and leaked lhm onto the altinator.. killing it.. so altinator swap.. and what i thought was the rubber feed pipe to the pump leaking lhm i found a split and thought that was it .. replacment altinator fitted and a return to 14.1v at idle .. however the report is the hp pump is still leaking..

So next week shes back in to get two injector seals seariously blowing and now another hp pump which ive found..

I did though take this picture..

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303K and climbing; can't feel too bad about that :wink:. Amazing what mileage you can knock up to the chippy and back on a regular basis - depends which chippy you use of course :) .

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Re: Pauls HDI Xantia Exclusive.

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The owner has done about another 20k since i sold her to him.. i also noticed the drivers leather seat outer bolster has finally worn through and holed. .

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citroenxm wrote: i also noticed the drivers leather seat outer bolster has finally worn through and holed. .
What rubbish quality leather that is. Only lasting 300K. Disgusting :lol:

I jest of course... Better than my old HDi - that leather went through in just under 200K...

303K and still going strong is fantastic... Goes to show what a fundamentally excellent car the Xantia is...