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Re: Pauls HDI Xantia Exclusive.Finally has broken And still

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Pleased you've found it Paul and even more pleased it's fixed :-D

Is it me or do they seem more reliable and less prone to failing in the XM?
citroenxm wrote: But there we are, sorted now. Another valve for Citrojim to repair!
Yes please. I must revisit this knowing Chris's car has the same problem and needs sorting. I must order in some metal and adhesive...

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Yes steve, thank god!!

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Oooooo the Fourm Sensing is getting clever, it now detects "s h i t r e a c t i v e" thats clever eh!!

Anyway, picked my car up today from mums and bought it home. In the boot was the offending item..

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You can just see the nick hole to the top right by the green seal, the corrosion has eaten it away in a strange way.

STUPID IDEA hydractive! Lucky S1 XM dont have this stupid idea.... :wink:

So, another one for Jim to repair.

Im happy to say fitted the V6 Electrovalve has NOT encouraged a sinking rear end, and she stays up.

However, Im a little dis-certive. on the drive home today, I noticed a little MORE vibration comming into the car then there used at be at 70mph, and more so when I accellerate at this speed.

Dont like it, not looked at why, but If I cant find it, her days will still be numbered as I prepare to get an XM Auto TD ready instead.. we shall see how it pans out. Im certain I tightend everything up. Im sure the "Metal Tube" was on the gearbox mount spigot too... hmmm... theres just something bugging me I cant quite place it. Not as quiet as she was before..

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Yep, that is offensive! I wonder how difficult it would be to make a new one that doesn't corrode?

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Jim already has made a promo one I offered to test for him.

Im not sure what happened to it though...

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You're not having much luck at the moment......... :evil: :evil:

good to see you're back on the road again, again though =D> =D> =D>

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citroenxm wrote:Jim already has made a promo one I offered to test for him.
Here's the link to the article on repairing them James :) Tells you all really.
citroenxm wrote:Im not sure what happened to it though...
Dissimilar metal corrosion Paul. Aluminium alloy against steel. Introduce water and salt and bingo! you have corrosion of the most reactive material. In this case the valve body.

The valve body must be made of a non-ferrous metal otherwise the electrical (magnetic) side of it wouldn't work...

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Trainman wrote:You're not having much luck at the moment......... :evil: :evil:
Well Steve. I REALLY cannot moan what so ever!

what other car can you buy for £600 quid, 158k on the clock with no history, leaky water pump, or at least no water in the expansion bottle and it was all rusty brown, a knocking crank pully.. then do another 101k with ONLY needing a replacment engine pump to cure a cutting out at high demand fault, and one injector needing seal, seat and sleeve!

Other then brakes, clutch has been the only thing. So, Im now guessing shes gonna start falling apart now...

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citroenxm wrote:Well Steve. I REALLY cannot moan what so ever!
I could so easily answer that, but seeing as you're going to be working on my Xantia later this month, I shall refrain..... :-D :-D :-D
citroenxm wrote:Im now guessing shes gonna start falling apart now...
Joy's of motoring buddy.......... :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll:

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To be honest paul she may not start falling apart. Just make sure you give her a good wash every few weeks and hoover and a spray of hose water on the underside during this winter to get any salt residue off and you should be reet for a bit longer yet, and that XM will probably struggle to get the HDi economy or the economy i get from my 2.5td :)

There is a lovely one down south that needs an engine mount that could go cheaply and offer a good easy repair for you ;)

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PS Chris if you need another electrovalve if Paul hasn't got any spares i have 2 sat in the garage :)

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Why? The XM will BEAT the 2.5 hands down on economy! Its got a Mechanical Bosch Pump on it!

80ppl cost co oil here we come!! :-D

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citroenxm wrote:Why? The XM will BEAT the 2.5 hands down on economy! Its got a Mechanical Bosch Pump on it!

80ppl cost co oil here we come!! :-D

:lol: :lol: :lol: I can beat that 69.9ppl for BP's finest LPG. \:D/ \:D/ \:D/

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Trainman wrote: :lol: :lol: :lol: I can beat that 69.9ppl for BP's finest LPG. \:D/ \:D/ \:D/
I used to love that when I had an LPG car Steve.. The down side with mine was it had a little toroidal tank and the range was not great.

Yours has a big boot tank as I recall and that's much better. What sort of range are you seeing?

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ON STEVES BLOG PLEASE WHERE IT WILL BE FOUND... THANKYOU .... :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: