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

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

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KP wrote:If you think the thirst on yours is and Jim try 3 tanks to just over 1000miles! :D
That's nothing, my 3-wheeler would take over 6 tanks to do 1000 miles!

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northern_mike wrote:
KP wrote:If you think the thirst on yours is and Jim try 3 tanks to just over 1000miles! :D
That's nothing, my 3-wheeler would take over 6 tanks to do 1000 miles!
Well, OK, that does sound bad, but how big is the tank?

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Hell Razor5543 wrote:Next time we meet up Steve I'll bring my full Lexia kit with me. It'd be interesting to see how the adaptors work on your Xantia.
I might just bring my Lexia with me on Thursday anyway, (and multimeter) maybe we can figure out what's wrong with Steve's 30 pin adaptors.... Assuming that mine actually works!

I don't suppose you could post those pinouts James ?

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

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Yeah I think a bike engine or a beetle engines 3 wheelers tanks isn't going to be more than 45-50litres at best.

A xantia tank is 65-70 so in looking at having used 195litrs approx...

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KP wrote:Yeah I think a bike engine or a beetle engines 3 wheelers tanks isn't going to be more than 45-50litres at best.
Mine's got a 1108cc Renault 4-pot in it.

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Tank size?!

So the 1.1 8v pushrod unit then ;) I've had one before in a campus and they can be quite frugal even when tuned.

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KP wrote:Tank size?!

So the 1.1 8v pushrod unit then ;) I've had one before in a campus and they can be quite frugal even when tuned.
I had an R4 with a (approximately) 680cc 4-pot pushrod engine that thought frugal was wasteful. Used to fill it up once a month, used every day and a trip to Whitby every weekend.*

It sneered at petrol pumps :)

*Except on trip where I forgot to push the choke back in :(

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KP wrote:Tank size?!

So the 1.1 8v pushrod unit then ;) I've had one before in a campus and they can be quite frugal even when tuned.
I squeezed £21 in it this morning at £1.31/litre, so about 3.5 gallons... :)

Driving it normally and not thrashing it everywhere, it does between 45-48mpg. It might now do a little more now I've sorted the carburation, air filter, manifold leaks and put a cold air feed into it.

Thrashed, it drops down to about 37mpg.

It's got a big valve polished and ported head, a reprofiled cam and a lightened and balanced bottom end. It still sounds like an asthmatic old man though..

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

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So about 17litres :)

I use Momentum so am looking at £1.32 at the cheapest I've found it so far :( and that's around £85-90 a tank :( :(

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Yesterday the V6 was far more economical...

Not as fun to drive though....

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Just got back from the National, and after very little driving over the weekend, which I have to say was most enjoyable......... The Xantia has another issue............ and not mechanical............ for the second time in the space of 2 weeks she needs another windscreen due to a stone hitting the screen on the A1 as the "boulder" I saw bouncing towards me looked like.............. :roll: :roll: :roll:

I am please to report that other than that she behaved perfectly and I'm now considering the paintwork, that should then give another certain Scottish V6 a run for its money............ :wink:

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Trainman wrote: for the second time in the space of 2 weeks she needs another windscreen due to a stone hitting the screen on the A1 as the "boulder" I saw bouncing towards me looked like.............. :roll: :roll: :roll:
Oh no!!!!! That car is a rock magnet Steve :roll:

Still, at least you know a fitter who knows exactly how to properly replace it. The sealant won't have gone hard yet...

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CitroJim wrote:
Trainman wrote: for the second time in the space of 2 weeks she needs another windscreen due to a stone hitting the screen on the A1 as the "boulder" I saw bouncing towards me looked like.............. :roll: :roll: :roll:
Oh no!!!!! That car is a rock magnet Steve :roll:

Still, at least you know a fitter who knows exactly how to properly replace it. The sealant won't have gone hard yet...
In a way I was glad it just cracked Jim, I didn't fancy sitting waiting for a flat bed.....

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Trainman wrote:I didn't fancy sitting waiting for a flat bed.....
No, flat-beds are an over-rated experience I find...

I seem to specialise in rust-proofing them with LHM :roll:

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

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Argh sorry to hear about the window Steve... #-o

I went for over 10 years without a single flat tyre, mere weeks after I fitted brand new tyres to my previous 2L Xantia I got two major punctures - one a nail which was repairable (just) but the other was a huge icicle shaped spike of concrete that went straight through the tyre and destroyed it! :evil: Needless to say I was not happy...

Oh, and my current Xantia I discovered a month ago has a nail in one rear tyre and a screw in the other rear tyre, and judging by the fact that they're not losing any pressure, have probably been there for months!! #-o (In fact the nail one looks like it has some sort of tyre weld around it, so may have been there since before I bought the car...)