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

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What did he make them from, granite?

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Just miss daisy driving I reckon :)

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Chris570 wrote:
Hell Razor5543 wrote:
Chris570 wrote: He has been known to bodge brakes, he did mine and 80k later they needed replacing!
I would say that 80k is something a professional mechanic would aspire to. Mind you, it depends on what needed replacing.
The brake pads
I'm gutted. He helped me "bodge" the brakes on the Berlingo. I had a look the other day and the front pads are half worn 18 months and 18k later!


I'm just a grumpy Northern git.

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I have exactly the same problem with oil. However carefully I change it I find it needs doing again and again. Filters too..

I'm clearly missing something. I have to go to my local Stealer tomorrow to pick up some spares so I'll ask if I can spend some time in their workshop and see if I can spot what I'm doing wrong.

Steve, Interesting you might end up with three cars :)

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CitroJim wrote:Steve, Interesting you might end up with three cars :)
I know :roll: I need to start looking round for a multi-car policy, or putting the Xantia on Classic insurance if I can get it, something else to kepp me busy over the next few days :roll: :roll: :roll:

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Trade policy Steve :)

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Could you not get a collectors/traders policy Steve. I remember someone talking about them on here, may be able to put your mrs polo on it too. I was thinking about looking into them when we had 3 cars.

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I have both my policies with e-sure. They matched my NCB on the 2nd car. I pay £21 a month for the Berlingo and £23 for the C5. I'd try one of the specialist classic insurers like Peter Best insurance and see if I could get a classic policy if I were Steve at the moment.

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I've had one for ages and David has one as well now :) works out a treat for me :)

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Try Adrian Flux for a classic policy Steve. I have my Activa on one with them and it's not expensive.

My others are with Admiral... They're good for me... Also have my girls' cars on that policy too...

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Thanks Guys,

I don't really want to get involved with a trade policy, mainly because I haven't a clue what's involved and knowing my luck I would come unstuck. I've thought about classic insurance and that seems to be the best way to go at the moment, I've had a quote off my current insurers for the Peugeot which I have to say is very good, so that only leaves the Xantia to sort, it's on temp cover for another week and then I have to have something in place or she has to be gone......

I need to get some quotes, but that won't be until the end of the week as I have no spare time at the moment.

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Trade policies cover a whole range of uses Steve so don't be worried about using one :)

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I have decided against a trade policy, I don't understand how they work, nor do I have any inclination to find out....... I've decided to remove the Xantia from sale for the moment, I need to get her on Classic Insurance, once I get a couple of hours to make phone calls.

I've got the run off pipes for the front this afternoon from my local dealer who had to them in stock :shock: how amazing is that ?

So plans are in place for me to run down to Jim's on Sunday, items for attention, ECU, Cruise Control, run off pipes and anything else we can think of......... wouldn't want the old chap getting bored :wink:

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Thought you might change your mind Steve :D

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KP wrote:Thought you might change your mind Steve :D
I'm not sure that I have Will, to be honest, I'm just exploring other options......