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

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bxzx16v wrote:Hope everything is ok now Steve, that V6 has been pushing you to the edge #-o.

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CitroJim wrote:
What's that splash of LHM in the last photo on the pressure regulator bracket? It's not the in the first photo :?
she wet her self with excitement #-o :shock: :-D :lol: :rofl2: :rofl2: :wink:

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Well, guys thanks for all your support, we've been out in her tonight as she is a different car altogether, the interchanges feel tighter, and much smoother, so I'm much, much happier now.
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Glad to hear she's on the mend again Steve!

Can't believe the problems you've had with that old girl! She'll of been subject to a nut and bolt restoration if you do much more!

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DHallworth wrote:Glad to hear she's on the mend again Steve!

Can't believe the problems you've had with that old girl! She'll of been subject to a nut and bolt restoration if you do much more!

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I was saying the same thing to my MOT chappy tonight, (read nephew) .... :-D

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Whilst I was up in Glasgow yesterday, the man Autoglass arrived to fit the new windscreen, I'd left SWMBO in charge :roll: with instruction to ask him to fit the new scuttle panel to the windscreen. SWMBO said last night "you should have seen his eyes light up when he found out there was a new panel to go on"

I'm suspecting that he's done one before...... I did get charged £17 for 2 new wipers as the old ones were splitting (cheap and cheerful Tescos ones were on it) and as David said "New screen, New wipers" so I suppose that's something else I don't have to worry about for the MOT which is due next month.

I was telling David yesterday, it could be expensive next month, MOT wise, Xantia is due on 13th and C6 on the 14th 8-[ it wasn't planned it's just the way it happened...........

If I'm honest, I'm not worried about either car, the C6 has seen little use since getting the Xantia and the Xantia, well that's here for all to see........
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Trainman wrote: I'm suspecting that he's done one before......
That's good. So many haven't and consequently don't bond the scuttle panel to the new screen and then we all know what happens - insidiously :evil:

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CitroJim wrote:
Trainman wrote: I'm suspecting that he's done one before......
That's good. So many haven't and consequently don't bond the scuttle panel to the new screen and then we all know what happens - insidiously :evil:
Oh I know, I've just been out to have a look, it wants a bit of tidying up, but to be honest, I'm quite glad because I can see where it's been bonded, it just wants the top edge masticing to give a smooth finish.

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It's always easier to apply a little yourself then it is to try and get any excess off the paintwork that they've spilt on it!

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Pleased you have got your V6s gearbox sorted Steve :-D
Trainman wrote:
I was telling David yesterday, it could be expensive next month, MOT wise, Xantia is due on 13th and C6 on the 14th 8-[ it wasn't planned it's just the way it happened...........
Snap! I've got two cars due for MOT this month and two cars to tax this month too. Then another to MOT and tax the following month. Tyres to buy for the Passat, services to carry out on the Xantias ... Oh, the joys! :roll: :lol:

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Citroenmad wrote:Pleased you have got your V6s gearbox sorted Steve :-D
Trainman wrote:
I was telling David yesterday, it could be expensive next month, MOT wise, Xantia is due on 13th and C6 on the 14th 8-[ it wasn't planned it's just the way it happened...........
Snap! I've got two cars due for MOT this month and two cars to tax this month too. Then another to MOT and tax the following month. Tyres to buy for the Passat, services to carry out on the Xantias ... Oh, the joys! :roll: :lol:
that's why i have had to go back to one car. Well one that I have to pay for!

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I decided this morning that I was going to tackle the leak from the push together jubilee clip on the Xantia, only to discover after replacing the clip, that it was in fact a split pipe

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I managed to cut off the damaged part, about 1/2 inch and replaced it. so now being covered in LHM i decided to have a look at the other pipe that I had been concerned about for sometime and do the same thing

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I'm getting quite brave now :shock: with tackling some of these jobs. after rebuilding the car and taking a tyre for repair, I decided to check the wiring on the trailer ready for the national, I discovered that the fog light on the trailer wasn't working, so I traced back through the trailer to the socket on the car, and that was fine, therefore the fault had to be on the car.

I removed all the panels in the boot, removed the tail lights and carpet before unplugging the connections and swapping them over, in the process of doing this I noticed a white connection block wasn't attached to anything, and also discovered another connection block on the towbar electrics............ yes dozy sod that I am, I must have forgotten to connect it originally #-o #-o #-o

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Well done on the pipe repairs Steve :-D

You see, little jobs like that will soon lead to larger ones as confidence grows.. Soon you'll only ever need a garage for an MOT.

I'm serious. It's how most of us started. Work up to the bigger stuff gently and you'll amaze yourself what you'll soon be doing.

You'll know when you have the knowledge when you resolve all Simon's V6 running problems :lol:

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Mumble mumble.... :wink:

I agree Jim - I feel confident tackling far more now than I ever did before on a car, it really just is practice and perseverance. (And help and advise from those that have already been there... =D> )

I always used to rely on my Dad for help with my cars and wasn't much more than a tool passer and tea maker until my mid 20's when I started to get more involved...then when he started losing his health and wasn't physically able to do many of the jobs anymore I became the wrench monkey who did most of the physical work under his supervision, then after a few years I realised I was actually confident enough to tackle most things on my own...

Sometimes necessity is the mother of invention... :-D

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Mandrake wrote: I always used to rely on my Dad for help with my cars and wasn't much more than a tool passer and tea maker until my mid 20's when I started to get more involved...
You would be amazed at how much you absorbed whilst in the tool passing and tea making phase Simon. I did much the same with my dad but I was rather younger then you when I started; around three... Dad was heavily into A30s and A35s in those days.

It's how I started in electronics too but I was much older; 12.

It is such a same these days that contemporary kit is so complex and not amenable to repair. Kids just don't learn how to fix it and keep it going. Most kids these days seem to fail at the first simple mechanical task they need to master - putting a chain back on their bikes :(