1.9TD Temptation 2 Xantia had it for a year today 31st Dec

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1.9TD Temptation 2 Xantia had it for a year today 31st Dec

Post by CGATCX25GTITURBO »

Well, still missing my 1.9 TGD BX and learning to live with the Xantia :)

It had done less than 7500 miles when I picked it up and is now at 8500. The history with it didn't mean much, it was probably a 'well it hasn't been anywhere so it'll be ok affair'

I had to change the rear spheres as those were flat on collection, the LHM was brown and I now have hydraflush running through it. Here are a few pics of it taken today, no issues with it so far... early days though :)

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Looks very clean :)

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Too clean!
You have too much time on your hands. :) =D>

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It is nice just to have to clean a car :) This is the first chance I've had since buying it. I'll soon get bored though as it is the daily hack.

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That engine bay looks mighty clean.

See you have the damper on the injector pump's throttle linkage. I dispensed with mine within a few days of getting the car

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That looks superb Neil, but at 8500 miles its not run in yet. I think Xantias are superb, i guess many others here do as well. So comfortable , and not bad on fuel.
Would be worth looking at the rusty rear arch issue and filling yours with wax whilst it is so good.

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l that is quite a find 8-) It'll be interesting to see how such a low mileage example fairs under every day use. I guess its had the belts done? [-o<

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You lucky devil , that's a beauty :shock:

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Lighty wrote:That looks superb Neil, but at 8500 miles its not run in yet. I think Xantias are superb, i guess many others here do as well. So comfortable , and not bad on fuel.
Would be worth looking at the rusty rear arch issue and filling yours with wax whilst it is so good.
Thanks Mark, I did that straight away and the rear cylinders, pipe unions ETC :) Just in case they suffered like the BX's It really is clean underneath too, the factory stone chip is still shiny.

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Xantidote wrote:That engine bay looks mighty clean.

See you have the damper on the injector pump's throttle linkage. I dispensed with mine within a few days of getting the car
Yeah, I was wondering about that, I liked and miss the on off of my BX 19TGD

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Citroenmad wrote:l that is quite a find 8-) It'll be interesting to see how such a low mileage example fairs under every day use. I guess its had the belts done? [-o<
Nah, belts will be fine ;)

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bxzx16v wrote:You lucky devil , that's a beauty :shock:

Mark
Thank you

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Wow that really is very tidy. Most S1 estates I see are utter dogs. That's mint infact!

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You've taken great of the car man, looks great!

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CGATCX25GTITURBO wrote:
Citroenmad wrote:l that is quite a find 8-) It'll be interesting to see how such a low mileage example fairs under every day use. I guess its had the belts done? [-o<
Nah, belts will be fine ;)
:shock: :shock:

You what! The originals belts will be 15 years old - way past replacement time. Even Citroen reckon only 10 years or 70,000 whichever comes FIRST - that's generally thought to be over-optimistic; 5 years or 50,000 is more realistic. I bought our '96 n-plate 1.9TD estate at 11 years and 67,000 miles with belt and spheres due (by my reckoning). I drove it home to Gloucestershire from W. London very gently and with everything crossed [-o<

A couple of weeks and a few hundred (very gentle) miles later, the belt was removed and found to be about to break - rubber gone brittle with deep cracks on both sides and visible failure of some of the glass 'cords'. Your beautiful Xantia will become scrap very soon if you don't replace the cam belt, and you might as well replace the auxiliary belt which will be in a similar dire state.

Talking of which, we've had the car for nearly 6 years so it's due again. I've got to do the head gasket before we take her to France (1,000 miles in a week) so I'll do the cam belt and water pump at the same time.