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 good to see Yoda :wink: is sorting out the jobs Steve, it will be worth it in the end, I can't wait to see it.

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Mandrake wrote:So now its (presumably) running and driving normally, how do you like it Steve ? Was it worth the effort ? :)
It was always going to be worth the effort otherwise I wouldn't have bought it and paid out the extra money, putting it right...
Mandrake wrote:That's what makes me keep trying to get its niggles sorted out rather than give up on it...
I've still got niggles, but they are things I can do, for instance the steering is 'lumpy' so I'm planning on cleaning the LHM filters, The humidity sensor that sit's behind the dashboard LED want replacing, i need to get the spare wheel tyre put on the 5th alloy, the offside headlight wants adjusting...... nothing major, just 'niggles'
Mandrake wrote:I've always liked Xantia's but the V6 puts it in another class over the 2 litre models... :twisted:

I'd never driven a V6 until this one, I had however driven a 2.1TD and I suppose that's the comparison. driving a 1.9 TD is completely different to driving the 2.1, the 2.1 has a damn sight more power for a start.
Mandrake wrote:I'm also curious to know how well it performs on LPG vs petrol ?


There is very little difference if I'm honest, in fact, you don't know you've changed over to gas, Paul drove it a CXM and even he didn't notice. Cost wise, though, there's a hell of a difference, I can get LPG for 67.9 a litre compared to 128.9 a litre for petrol. so basically, I'm getting the same mileage on gas as petrol but for almost half the price........

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I found that a good brick wall helped me adjust Gracies' headlights after CitroJim and I got her front height set correctly.

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Hell Razor5543 wrote:I found that a good brick wall helped me adjust Gracies' headlights after CitroJim and I got her front height set correctly.
Mine will be the garage door :wink:

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Hell Razor5543 wrote:I found that a good brick wall helped me adjust Gracies' headlights after CitroJim and I got her front height set correctly.
Like this?

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:rofl2:

ah you've seen James drive then......

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Oh, come on! I'm not THAT bad a driver! At least I missed the house!

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Getting defencive now.. you MUST be that bad...

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Nope, offensive. I was taught that offensive driving is safest, as most animate things get out of the way in a hurry.

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Yeah, he was that OFFESIVEly driving at Little Horwood, he managed to damage his front bumper............ :rofl2:

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I know, I know, but I DIDN'T know about that double hump and dip until I found it. The second time I was there I was a damned sight more careful in that area. Saying that, those hummocks aren't animate, so couldn't run away!

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I am relieved to see that normal service has been resumed. Did you get the car clean yet Steve?

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Yes it most certainly is..... and that will be the final comment!

I'm struggling to get finished, SWMBO keeps interrupting with "Can you just........."

The inside is done and I will post pictures later, outside is still disgusting though :oops:

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Hell Razor5543 wrote:I know, I know, but I DIDN'T know about that double hump and dip until I found it. The second time I was there I was a damned sight more careful in that area. Saying that, those hummocks aren't animate, so couldn't run away!
does her indoors know about your double humps and dips James :rofl2: :-D :wink:

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

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Earlier RichardW wrote: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.
Was out tinkering earlier, and got a rough measure on the HDi bush - it's approx 70mm OD, 40mm thick at the ring, and 52mm thick at the centre.