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

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Good news on the MOT Steve, excellent :-D

That slight play will have been a drop link I expect...

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Yeah, that's my feeling to Jim, I will order a couple of new ones when I order the hoses that have cracked...

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Perfect, I'll pop those on at the same time as I do the hoses Steve :-D

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You're a good lad :wink: I take back al.ost everything I've said about you :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Trainman wrote:I take back al.ost everything I've said about you :lol: :lol: :lol:
That's most kind Steve :-D I'm trying to work out what the things you won't take back are. That's really got me worried now :lol: :lol:

Did the MOT man not make any comment about the windscreen chip?

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40k!!! Guess being a LIP helps a lot :)

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No Jim, not a word, I'm pleased to say

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CitroJim wrote: I'm trying to work out what the things you won't take back are.
"That bl00dy Eastment, he makes a right good cuppa and bakes great cakes"...



I'm just a grumpy Northern git.

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northern_mike wrote:
CitroJim wrote: I'm trying to work out what the things you won't take back are.
"That bl00dy Eastment, he makes a right good cuppa and bakes great cakes"....
No I don't think that was it... :lol:

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CitroJim wrote:I'm just keen to know who I might be making the car good for..

I must say it's rather a desirable one and generally very tidy. The LPG makes it rather special too..

I'm not going for it as I already have a good one and mine does so few miles the LPG cannot be justified...

So, who's having it when it's done?
Good question Jim, I suppose I'd better start thinking about a price....... I reckon, the car stands me at around £2,500 without the work that Jim is undertaking for me. Now I know I'm going to lose money the question is how much?

SHe was given a 12 month MOT on Monday with only one advisory which I think is the OSF droplink "play in the balljoint", Jim spotted a couple of hoses that are starting to crack, those will be ordered on Tuesday ready for fitting, she has tax on her untold end of November 2014.

If I run her on petrol I get somewhere in the region of 25/28 mpg, of you run the equation on gas it works out at 47.8 mpg or almost double.........

You can pm me if you want or give me a ring, you can find my number in the Citroenian under C6.

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Mike,

If I keep her until then, she won't be going, it's now or never.........simple as that I'm afraid....... Having said that, could be a Christmas present themselves

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superloopy wrote:I still believe you'd be better off moving the C6 on though in terms of losses ... thereagain it's nowt to do with me so i'll keep my nose out :wink:
In some ways your probably right, but I just can't........... it's everything I want in a cruiser and for me, it's just something special :roll:

Whilst I love the Xantia, and it's a great car, I think I've lost faith in it, or more importantly, I've lost heart. Don't get me wrong, she can be a bit of a hooligan when she wants to be and the power is certainly there, I think I've just done enough, Save for the gearbox (which Jim is confident is the ECU) she is mechanically sound, You've only got o look at the first page of the blog to see the amount of work that's been done.

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The C6 will hardly have lost anything if at all. The xantia though is getting that much rarer, although not at activa levels but getting there :(

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An interesting buy with the 407 Coupe Steve, I'm surprised in a way but it looks like a cracking car.

You've certainly had your fair share of Xantia jobs and the next owner is sure to get a cracking car now. Its very desirable, being a S1 V6 on LPG and in a good colour too. Good luck with the sale :-D

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Thanks Chris, I will keep you in the loop as they say..........