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

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

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It's been a productive day, First job this morning was to change the drop links, as I said before I managed to a acquire a pair of OEM ones via a link David sent me

This shows the old and the new for the drivers side 8-[

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This one shows the Drivers side at the top and the passenger side at the bottom...... it's no wonder I could hear a 'knocking noise' :shock: :shock:

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The next job was to tackle the non-functioning front fog light, yes Jim, it was the connector, absolutely filthy, a good spray with contact cleaner and all is well again. Here's the offending connection :roll:

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The list of jobs then continued with the removal of the traffic camera ready for it to be fitted in the Peugeot, and then finally for today, I've changed the Ultrasonic Sensors with a new pair I'd been keeping an eye on from fleabay. Oh..... and I've finally sorted out the steering column shroud, albeit temporarily, as one of the screw holes is broken on the top part....

More Xantiaing tomorrow, if I get chance, got to take some of the Sister-in-Laws hedge out, so I can store the Xantia at her's............... Oh for a day off............. :wink:
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Excellent work Steve and I'm delighted the fog light was a nice easy one :-D

May the good success continue [-o<
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Good work Steve, that's a good idea storing cars at family members :wink:.

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bxzx16v wrote:Good work Steve, that's a good idea storing cars at family members :wink:.

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The nephew has just bought his first car, it's a Poxhall Corsa :roll: but it's only done 80,000 on a 51 plate, it's good enough to start with, but that's tuck at ours at the.moment, until we get the hedge out, so I thought to myself, that's a good idea....... :wink:

I've still got stuff to do tomorrow, need to replace the antifreeze, sort out the boot light, wash, hoover and polish her.

Fingers crossed it's another nice day [-o<
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Trainman wrote:
bxzx16v wrote:Good work Steve, that's a good idea storing cars at family members :wink:.

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The nephew has just bought his first car, it's a Poxhall Corsa :roll: but it's only done 80,000 on a 51 plate, it's good enough to start with, but that's tuck at ours at the.moment, until we get the hedge out, so I thought to myself, that's a good idea....... :wink:

I've still got stuff to do tomorrow, need to replace the antifreeze, sort out the boot light, wash, hoover and polish her.

Fingers crossed it's another nice day [-o<
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myglaren wrote:
" Paris was the first public showing for the new Vauxhall Corsa which will come with a fresh range of trim names, designed to reflect the car’s classic customer base. ‘The range starts with Learner,’ confirmed a spokesman. ‘Then rises through Cretin, Moron, Simpleton and Tit.’"
:rofl2: Oh he's all of those......
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Trainman wrote:
myglaren wrote:
" Paris was the first public showing for the new Vauxhall Corsa which will come with a fresh range of trim names, designed to reflect the car’s classic customer base. ‘The range starts with Learner,’ confirmed a spokesman. ‘Then rises through Cretin, Moron, Simpleton and Tit.’"
:rofl2: Oh he's all of those......
:rofl2:

Are they doing a specially chavved-up one called 'Barry'?
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CitroJim wrote:
Are they doing a specially chavved-up one called 'Barry'?
:rofl2: :rofl2:

I think you're getting confused with the 'Jim'....... this version is complete with eyelashes and other 'girly' features...... :lol:
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Trainman wrote:
CitroJim wrote:
Are they doing a specially chavved-up one called 'Barry'?
:rofl2: :rofl2:

I think you're getting confused with the 'Jim'....... this version is complete with eyelashes and other 'girly' features...... :lol:
:rofl2:

Surely that should be a special edition C1 :-D
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Well, that didn't last long, gone to use the Xantia tonight and there's a loud clicking noise from the steering wheel when I turn a corner, plus there's some resistance too, so much so that hat I drove it back home and took the C6 instead.

Just spoken to Jim, who tells me I need to take the wheel off again and make sure the spin ring is aligned up, another job for tomorrow, seeing as rain stopped play today.
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It was good to have a quick natter Steve... Sorry I was a bit pushed for time....

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Jim,

Not a problem, I got the answer I needed.

Anyway, today has been productive and infuriating, sorted the steering wheel issue, without to much trouble, once I realised that the little circular thing at the top of the contact disc behind the steering wheel was off centre (there are 2 arrows which should align, the one on the black plastic contact has a 3 position setting 20, 30 & 40 minutes past the hour) it was set at 20 past the hour so, reset it to 30 past and all was well. :-D

The next job, was the bootlight, which turned out to be nothing more than an incorrectly positioned switch.... :roll: all the time and effort over the last 12 months for nothing :evil:

Next job was to put antifreeze in, this turned into a royal pain in the rump...... firstly I couldn't get the bottom drain hole in the radiator to screw shut, after much swearing, cursing and threatening (almost to honorary levels of team WFA) I managed to get it shut. The second problem, was that as I bled the radiator from the top screw, the bloody thing shot off into the engine bay. :twisted:

So I had a good look and couldn't see anything, I had a think, and decided it would be a good idea to remove the N/S headlamp and see if I could see anything [-o< a good hunt round with the headlamp out, and thankfully I managed to locate the "little darling" (you choose your own words there :wink: ) and it was duly replaced and the front end rebuilt.

I've had enough for today, so time to pack up and think about some grub..... all I need to do over the next couple days is to wash and polish her [-o<
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Excellent Steve :-D Pleased all is sorted!

You were jolly lucky you didn't damage the steering rotary... You see, the car is starting to be good to you now even if it still plays a little and has fun trying to hide things like rad bleeders. It's finally appreciating all the TLC :-D

That rad drain tap is a devil and you really need girly hands for it. I struggle with those badly... The secret is, and it's nearly impossible given the accessibility, is to push it as you are turning it.

On your profanity skills, I could hear you from here and thought you were in training to join Team WFA :rofl2: You were impressive!

Not quite at my level though. I think Chris heard my very best ever delivery of profanity when I was swapping his FPR on Wednesday. I surprised even myself...
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I'm not surprised you could hear me, Sarah has told me the swearbox is full now and we need another :oops: :roll:

It's no wonder I'm skint..... :rofl2:
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Trainman wrote:I'm not surprised you could hear me, Sarah has told me the swearbox is full now and we need another :oops: :roll:

It's no wonder I'm skint..... :rofl2:
I didn't know you could fill a skip sized swear box!