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

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

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CitroJim wrote:
Mandrake wrote:I don't know about the gearbox ECU but I know the engine ECU will erase any temporary faults that do not reappear for 40 engine starts.
I think the autobox ECU may keep them forever Simon...

I hope it keep's them too.......... I want to get to the bottom of this, My aim is to get this car restored to the condition where it's winning prizes again, not the current condition of feeling like a tug on the Manchester Ship Canal......

whatever happens there's a LEXIA going on it tomorrow one way or another
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CitroJim wrote:
Mandrake wrote:I don't know about the gearbox ECU but I know the engine ECU will erase any temporary faults that do not reappear for 40 engine starts.
I think the autobox ECU may keep them forever Simon...
Only until the day of judgement I believe.

Please also remember that "Thou must depress the brake pedal while checking faults on the Gearbox ECU" In accordance with the french scriptures
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Chris570 wrote:
CitroJim wrote:
Mandrake wrote:I don't know about the gearbox ECU but I know the engine ECU will erase any temporary faults that do not reappear for 40 engine starts.
I think the autobox ECU may keep them forever Simon...
Only until the day of judgement I believe.

Please also remember that "Thou must depress the brake pedal while checking faults on the Gearbox ECU" In accordance with the french scriptures
First problem is getting to have a conversation with the ECU..... :roll:
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It may not reply, but it does listen.....
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Chris570 wrote:It may not reply, but it does listen.....
I'm used to that in this house..... :rofl2:
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"To infinity and beyond" well Anglesey actually but you get my drift, just sat having a cuppa before SWMBO crawls out of bed and then I'm heading west.

The route will take me along the M6, M56 and A55, let's hope for clear roads.
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Have a lovely trip Steve :-D
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Well the heater matrix is done, pig of a job, although Paul did make it look easy :-D.

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Just the water pump and timing belt to do tomorrow, and then there's a couple of odd jobs for Thursday
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Others who have been in here might spot the front section of heater box on the floor...

Oooerrrr that was me, I pulled a bit hard and it came away... :shock:

Luckilly the latchs on the small section on the floor broke, NOT on the main heater box.. so into the stock to find another heater box and swapped the front over from another.

Genereally went ok.. dont think I broke.... OH Yes I did break something else, the bloody heater pipe elbow plastics... in the engine bay.. luckilly, a small stock in the shed provided another which needed cutting down to connect to the LPG coolant pipe T junctions... so again, nothing drastic.. 8-[
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citroenxm wrote:Others who have been in here might spot the front section of heater box on the floor...

Oooerrrr that was me, I pulled a bit hard and it came away... :shock:

Luckilly the latchs on the small section on the floor broke, NOT on the main heater box.. so into the stock to find another heater box and swapped the front over from another.

Genereally went ok.. dont think I broke.... OH Yes I did break something else, the bloody heater pipe elbow plastics... in the engine bay.. luckilly, a small stock in the shed provided another which needed cutting down to connect to the LPG coolant pipe T junctions... so again, nothing drastic.. 8-[
I think today's school report should say "must try harder" not to break anything :rofl2:
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You can get new aftermarket coolant hoses for some Citroëns now. I believe they may come from the same Polish supplier as originals.
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We dont have a week to wait for them to arrive, steve goes home thursday (2.5 hours drive home!) :)
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That's a lovely Xantia you've got there Steve.

Was slightly odd seeing Paul handing you the dashboard to be put somewhere for safe keeping this morning though!

Hope you guys have a good run of weather tomorrow to get the timing belt done :)

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Excellent stuff gentlemen :-D Paul, you don't know your own strength with that heater box :lol: :lol:
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Well, we've started again this morning doing the timing belt, and discovered the top engine mount is goosed and the spring tensioner..... I will have to get them sorted out another time, i'll post some pictures later.