All in a days work.. again.. Xantia V6

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All in a days work.. again.. Xantia V6

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Well, made a final start today on the V6 Xantia...

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Boot trims all off, both sides, everything small is being kept some things are going luckily..

Boot side trims all off, rear seat belts all, rear seats un plumbed ... centre console removed, drivers seat out and boot CD changer out, and cd changer lead un plumbed to the front..

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Rads off, and drivers strut feed pipe off (its sold we see) .. Drivers Caliper off, drive shaft HALF off...

Just today... List of items to sell, if not here, then onto the bay..

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Re: All in a days work.. again.. Xantia V6

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It's sad to see one of these beauties stripped , but when the rots got hold it's curtains . I hope to have a V6 xantia someday Paul , I may even need some of your salvaged parts possibly .

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Re: All in a days work.. again.. Xantia V6

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Its SAD to do it actually, I never really got to use the car for more then 6 months. Its NOT been an easy descision. I was going to do it, then I was going to repair, then not then was. But in reality the Rot is quite bad in places, and then rust on the parts, for example today the Caliper Nut (13mm) for pad swapping is completely Rusted solid in place, I had to remove the whole caliper off the disk closed.. not looked at the passenger side.

Exhaust has seen better days around the Cat.. rear subframe a little rusty, also the strut feed pipes at the rear.

Im not keeping a Lot Mark, NOT got a lot of space left, far to many Xantias in the shed and no organiseation. Still got TWO MORE to do, An S1 TD SX, and a S2 HDi.. but theres no rush for them...

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Re: All in a days work.. again.. Xantia V6

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I've got a few bits for the Zx which I have been collecting since I got it for if the inevitable happens . I did consider a Zx16v a while ago for parts but I don't think the wife would see it that way .

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Re: All in a days work.. again.. Xantia V6

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I find myself VERY lucky to have the Farm area where I used to live still to my disposal, with space for 5 cars...

All my sheds are full, and theres a dedicated XM parts shed which is full...

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Re: All in a days work.. again.. Xantia V6

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A proper alladins cave of everything Xm =D> .

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Re: All in a days work.. again.. Xantia V6

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Yea, and Id sooner Dump the Xantia stuff and fill that also with XM stuff..

A beautifull Green TCT Manual XM on a K plate has come up spares / repair on Club-xm .co uk...

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Re: All in a days work.. again.. Xantia V6

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That Xm is 15 minutes from me .

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Re: All in a days work.. again.. Xantia V6

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Lucky you... Its a bloody lovly car! We'd soon get it sorted or converted. Ive just stripped a Manual Diesel XM, so in theroy have EVERY thing to convert it... if that was the fancy..

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Re: All in a days work.. again.. Xantia V6

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Paul, you've made your nice new paving mucky :evil: Shame on you!

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CitroJim wrote:Paul, you've made your nice new paving mucky :evil: Shame on you!
You know jim.. thats EXACTLEY what i said to rob when he came down later in the day... :-D

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Post by addo »

Is that sugarfree Pepsi in the can?

I love these pictorial teardowns.

What are the diameters of the inlet and outlet of the cat? 2½" or 2¼"?

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Re: All in a days work.. again.. Xantia V6

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I have no idea adam but its not in perfect order.. ive already turned one ask for the cat simple by the following.

I put a hdi genuine catalyst on ebay.. it got me 120 quid.. if this is a genuine cat which i think it is then i would like to hope it will do better then the diesel one.. its not that good. We shall see when i get it off..

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Post by addo »

No, I want to buy myself a new cat of another brand - but keen to know what sizes PSA were using on their inlet and exhaust tubes to the original, and compare it with the PRV one I have.

Could I persuade you to measure it with the calipers?

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Re: All in a days work.. again.. Xantia V6

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Oooooooo o i see.. sorry adam.. with pleasure ill measure the pipes sizes...