V6 Xantia......... the beginning of another adventure

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V6 Xantia......... the beginning of another adventure

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Some of you know that I've bought Roger Bradford's old Xantia 3.0 V6 Exclusive, the car has been looked after by the previous owner's, however, as you would expect with a car that's 16 year's old there are a few things that need attention:

* Head light not working - Now Done
* N/S/F door lock cap needs replacing - Now Done
* The LED on the dashboard need's replacing - different to the one I got off Paul - Now Done Thanks Malcolm :-D
* The switches on the drivers seat, need replacing - Now Done
* The heater matrix has gone - Now Done
* The headlight bulb's need changing for something brighter than the current 'candle power' - Now Done
* The leather needs a bit of TLC - Now Done
* Various cap's and cover's are missing - Now Done
* Rear parking sensor's need adjusting - Now Done
* There are only a couple of lights on the gear selector that work - Now Done
* There are a number of dashboard light's out - Now Done
* There's chrome numbers on the back of the car that need removing - Now Done
* Front number plate is 'cockeyed'. - Now Done
* Rear height corrector sticking - Now Done
* Exhaust is nosy - Now Done
* LHM Leak - Now Done
* Replace front fog light bulbs - Now Done
* Heater blower not working - Now Done
* Grease spare wheel carrier - Now Done
* Water Pump - Now Done
* Timing Belt - Now Done
* Replace Heater panel bulb - Now Done
* N/S/F drop link has play in it - Now Done
* Front Disc's and Pad's need replacing - Now Done
* Rear Disc's and Pad's need replacing - Now Done
* The ultrasonic's are knac........ not working correctly :wink: - Now Done
* Intermittent starting problems, requires the mod - Now Done
* Air Con needs checking and re-gassing - Now Done
* Intermittent gearbox multifunction switch - Now Done
* The Cruise Control doesn't work - Now Done
* The boot light doesn't work - Now Done
* Replace broken steering column shroud - Now Done

* Replace chipped and cracked windscreen - again :roll:
* There's a nick in the drivers doorcard.
* There's only one key.
* There are a few dint's that need addressing.
* There's a few places where a bit of paintwork needs correcting.


as I say nothing to major, just things that need doing, Paul (CitroenXM) and I have a loose time frame of getting things done over the next few weeks, the first thing's being the matrix and the head light bulb's. after we come back off holiday.

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The one thing I do love though is the LPG conversion, I don't think I can explain how good it feels to go into a garage and fill up, and then see that what you're actually putting in the tank, is less that what you normally pay, Diesel at the moment is £1.40ish per litre, LPG is roughly half that........
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I look forward to more updates Steve .

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Here's a few more pictures:

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8-) 8-) 8-) 8-) .

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Are you leaving it with Paul for a few days to get bits done at all Steve? If so could i grab a lift when you go to drop it off and then i could bring you back in the XM?

Looks very nice indeed and some bodywork touching up from you should see it super lovely :)

Number plates are a PITA and best to be screwed on or really clean the surface behind them for 3 sticky pads to work and do it when semi warm as well so the number plate contracts most of the time and keeps it tight and straight instead of bowing out so much :)

Do you fancy some bits at all ;)

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Will, that's not a bad idea, actually.....

As for bits, i'm hoping not...... how soon are you looking to head over to Paul's? It's just that I go on holiday on Sunday for a week and need to order the matrix

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Whenever the XM is ready :D

if its after your hols then it will tie in nicely. My Xantia is still at the bodyshop as he's been swamped with work and as i want to keep costs down on it and get it sold on without a massive loss he's doing it as and when he can, then the C5 might get some work done by him to tidy the scrape up and then go on fleabay

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The only thing, I'm considering replacing is the back box, whilst I love the 'deep grumble' the noise can give you a headache, Speaking to Jim at CXM, He mentioned there was a polish chap doing them for about £60, so may have a look at that..... :|

There's nothing actually wrong with the exhaust, but one of the pipe's is straight through..... :roll:

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Well the back box I have is quite rusty but the rest of the run I'd in decent nick and has a cat :)

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KP wrote:Well the back box I have is quite rusty
Paul has one the same, I've had a quick look and a full system isn't that bad to be honest.

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No worries :) if it's a keeper I'd look at sealing it with some very high temp clear lacquer before fitting as it will help keep the rust at bay for longer :)

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Steve, great to see you opening a blog for the new arrival..

Plenty of work to keep Paul busy I see :lol:

Exhaust system is still available from our Polish friend for peanuts. See the ebay listing.

They're OK despite the silly price. Welds are a bit scruffy but they sound fine, fit well and seem to be OK. I have one in stock here for mine.

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It is certainly one lovely Xantia and the LPG just sets it off a treat. Looking forward to the updates 8-)

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CitroJim wrote:Steve, great to see you opening a blog for the new arrival..

Plenty of work to keep Paul busy I see :lol:
Paul and I have a Sarah at home,if we don't stay out of their way they have a nasty habit of "finding us things to do" :shock:
CitroJim wrote: Exhaust system is still available from our Polish friend for peanuts. See the ebay listing.

They're OK despite the silly price. Welds are a bit scruffy but they sound fine, fit well and seem to be OK. I have one in stock here for mine.
I've just ordered that :-D thanks for the link as for the book, well, I think it's the right thing do, the Xantia has so much history, it would be wrong not to document it, the other thing is that the Xantia is heading towards becoming my daily driver

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Steve,

That's a cracking looking Xantia. Hope you have many enjoyable and trouble free miles in her.

David.