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

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

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Today, we've changed the water pump and timing belt, and to be honest. It's turned out to be a good idea, the top engine mount was shot

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As was the the spring tensioner

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The water pump showed signs of leaking, not to mention being a complete pain to remove.

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So all that has been done. Tomorrow we tackle the little jobs.....
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The engine mount could be a problem... they are unique to the Xantia V6 and have been. nfp for about 4 years.
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Well done Paul and Steve, an excellent couple of days' work there =D>

Is that the auxiliary belt tensioner that's poorly?
xantia_v6 wrote:The engine mount could be a problem... they are unique to the Xantia V6 and have been. nfp for about 4 years.
Time to look at making up a substitute on the lathe maybe :wink:

There are many suspension bushes of a similar size and one of the may do but maybe will need a packing ring to make it the right size.

Paul, you know where to send the broken engine mount - my way!
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Best take it out of the boot of mine then...... I'd planned taking it home to get a replacement bush fitted....... ah well..... plan B it is then.......

Today will see us doing the odds and sods of things, things like the switch on the drivers seat, replacing bulbs and generally giving her the tidy up she needs.
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But have you put the gearbox on the Lexia yet ???

The suspense is killing me. :)
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Not yet Simon, it was a bit damp yesterday, don't worry, it's another job for today.
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That rubber is really a vibration damper, it only takes torque reaction, not the weight of the engine. The stiffness of the rubber should be fairly critical. Maybe the rubber ring from a 406, 407, C5, or C6 V6 is similar (but on a different bracket)? .
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Is that the bracket bolted to the inner wing, or the engine one? HDi is still available and the bush may be the same size - albeit spending £30 on a bracket you just going to press the bush out of might be a bit excessive!! The bush on the other end on the HDi is available separately (£26 though!!), but don't know what size it is - I could get a rough measure to see if it is anywhere near.

Edit: actually the engine bracket is still available, but is £93.... :roll:
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RichardW wrote:Is that the bracket bolted to the inner wing, or the engine one? HDi is still available and the bush may be the same size - albeit spending £30 on a bracket you just going to press the bush out of might be a bit excessive!! The bush on the other end on the HDi is available separately (£26 though!!), but don't know what size it is - I could get a rough measure to see if it is anywhere near.

Edit: actually the engine bracket is still available, but is £93.... :roll:
I suspect its this one Richard:

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On the engine near the right wing. That picture is my car - looking at the picture I just noticed for the first time what looks like a shim in the side of the bush ??? Surely that's not original. :lol:
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That's the one and yes, the Autobox ECU findings are holding me in suspense too..
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Well, I've just got back home. 4 hours journey thanks to the traffic on the M56. I will do a full post tomorrow with pictures.

Oh and the gearbox.......


Nothing...... that's right.... Nada, zilch, zip, nowt....
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Ohh crap Steve... Poor you.

Id heard from sally traffic the M56 was bad..

Glad your back ok.. Cheers again..
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Trainman wrote:Well, I've just got back home. 4 hours journey thanks to the traffic on the M56. I will do a full post tomorrow with pictures.

Oh and the gearbox.......


Nothing...... that's right.... Nada, zilch, zip, nowt....
So there is something wrong with your Lexia then ?

Did you try the adaptor cable from Paul's on yours to see if it was just the cable ?