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

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

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Cables are fine James, I have no concerns there.

Just had a weird idea, just wondering if it's worth putting the jump start pack on first, that is strong enough to start the C6, so I'm thinking that if it's still the same, then it rules out the battery..... or am I barking up the wrong tree?
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Its worth it as a shot Steve as it would give it a good few extra CCA's to maybe kick it over a bit quicker if it was the battery. Ideally as well you would want a voltmeter over the battery terminals before and during cranking to see if they really drop down much.
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I can do that, I've got multimeter at home, might have a go tomorrow
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I've done the mod twice now and on an S1 Xantia I took the feed from the unused headlight washer fuse and on the S2 XM I took it straight from the battery...

One other place where there can be a problem is the brown in-line plug that sits on the side of the aircon pump with a single white wire - that's the final bit of the feed to the starter solenoid. It gets covered in crud and can corrode and present a high resistance. Chop it out and connect the two white wires together with a splice if the plug and socket looks at all dodgy...
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My plan of action is:

1. Try the bump pack.
2. Disconnect the mod.
3. Try the battery again.
4. Rewire the mod.
5. New battery.

At least that's the way I see it for now...
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Trainman wrote:My plan of action is:

1. Try the bump pack.
2. Disconnect the mod.
3. Try the battery again.
4. Rewire the mod.
5. New battery.

At least that's the way I see it for now...
I hope it does not go thus;

1. Try the bump pack.
2. Swear at it.
3. Disconnect the mod.
4. Swear at it again.
5. Try the battery again.
6. Swear at it some more.
7. Rewire the mod.
8. Carry on swearing.
9. New battery.
10. SWMBO shouts at you for swearing so much.
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The money from the sweat jar often goes along way to pay for parts on old cars I've found, each job pays for the next one nearly!! Lol
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Hell Razor5543 wrote:
Trainman wrote:My plan of action is:

1. Try the bump pack.
2. Disconnect the mod.
3. Try the battery again.
4. Rewire the mod.
5. New battery.

At least that's the way I see it for now...
I hope it does not go thus;

1. Try the bump pack.
2. Swear at it.
3. Disconnect the mod.
4. Swear at it again.
5. Try the battery again.
6. Swear at it some more.
7. Rewire the mod.
8. Carry on swearing.
9. New battery.
10. SWMBO shouts at you for swearing so much.
I suspect there could well be an element of truth in there James, although SWMBO will be at work out of the way. :-D
KP wrote:The money from the sweat jar often goes along way to pay for parts on old cars I've found, each job pays for the next one nearly!! Lol
Will, you forgot about 'blood money' that's when it becomes really expensive, and I end up looking like I'm sucking lemons.... :roll:
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Re: V6 Xantia......... the beginning of another adventure

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Well, I've been having a play this morning, I connected the battery pack this morning and she fired up like never before. I'm pleased to say......

So now I know what the problem is, I can look around for a new battery, I think I'm going to have a look at how big an AH battery I can find to fit the battery square.
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You working this weekend Steve?
The plank who won my xantia for £255 can't be bothered to come and pick it up so I can pull the battery from it and put another one in so you can have that instead?
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Yeah, I am mate, that sounds good to me :-D can be over there for about 2pm tomorrow if that's convenient for you?
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Excellent Steve, delighted to hear the problem is diagnosed and well on the way to being solved :-D
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You and me both Jim......
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It's the best size I think for a xantia as it isn't so big it's a job to get it in but is big enough to just a nice fit and powerful :)
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Re: V6 Xantia......... the beginning of another adventure

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Well, she decided to have a play again today, gearbox wouldn't change, thankfully. Was only round the corner, managed to get home, disconnect the battery for a couple of hours, and she's back working again........

I really must sort out getting the switch I have access to over here and get it replaced.....