Elmas Xantia V6 and Musical Stuff

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Re: Elmas Xantia VSX

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All going much better today. I finally got a break in the weather so some progress. I've replaced the starter motor and the +ve terminal. Result is that the car starts instantly now, hot or cold. I'm so pleased that I don't need to do the starter relay mod. Just as I finished with the starter motor a lot of hail started to attack so I retreated.
I have a lot of parts to fit now this week including Acc sphere, control bushes, ball joints, lhm seal, inlet gasket and alternator. I have the time spare so as long as the weather plays ball the car should float through the mot on the 28th. Better book that soon actually.

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That's good news on the starting Elma...

Hope the weather in your neck of the woods is as good as it is here to enable you to get lost done.. So far despite it being a bit cool, the weekend has been full of sun :-D

Ideal spannering weather...

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It's not been bad today. I've visited a Mr citroenxm and met a gnarly sounding XM V6 24v, guess what my next car is likely to be if I can find one. Just arrived home and it's raining so no alternator change today. Been a nice morning though and I enjoyed meeting a local Citroen person.
The Xantia popped a turbo pipe on the way out today, mostly because I overtightened a clip yesterday. All sorted now though and we're still starting on the button which is great.

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Indeed, that XM is a bit desirable isn't it :-D

Sounds like an orchestra of angels 8-)

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I have to have one, that noise is just I incredible. I think it'll take the dream space where I park my Volvo Amazon for now. If anyone has one gathering dust please pm me, I need another Citroen anyway, mines nearly fixed.
A retired member did this to me years ago with a 2.0t Xm and a CX of some sort. I still haven't forgotten the CX, what a car.

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elma wrote:I need another Citroen anyway, mines nearly fixed.
:rofl2: :rofl2:

Elma, you are hereby diagnosed with a typical case of Citroenitis.... There is no cure...

Mine are al fixed so one is being converted to a V6... Another cardinal symptom of the condition :twisted:

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Wholeheartedly agree, but what do you mean by suffering?

Oh you didn't say that, oops.

You know the 2CV6 thing caught my eye recently...

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elma wrote:Wholeheartedly agree, but what do you mean by suffering?

Oh you didn't say that, oops.
No, I didn't, you're right! It's a condition that's enjoyed and never suffered from :-D

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Just like my other motoring condition, camper vans.
Why can't Citroen release the Tubik and give me an easy single vehicle obsession? Obviously I mean a V6 24v Tubik. Thats my first clicky link.

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When you have a few pounds in your pocket, if you really want an XM with PRV 24V engine, you are probably better off looking in France or Germany, where occasionally there are bargains to be had. Much less rust than UK cars, and with DIRAVI steering to complete the driving experience. Here is a current example, ONLY 500 euros if bought as-is.

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I think that will have to be the way. Mr citroenxm said very similar things this morning. Is DIRAVI the self centring system? I always thought that a little brave with Citroen handbrakes. Not sure about LHD though I'm so used to RHD, to be honest I'd sit in the boot for that noise though I'm sure I'll get over it.

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Yes DIRAVI is the self centering steering with synthetic feedback. I have only driven a DIRAVI car very briefly, but I think it is something I would like to own for a while, but current circumstances restrict me to just one 24V XM (the later ES9 engine).

Most people can get used to LHD with a bit of practice, and for that model, decent RHD examples are not going to be available cheaply.

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elma wrote: Not sure about LHD though I'm so used to RHD,
I never found it an issue and I've driven LHD cars here, and RHD cars over on the continent many times. It's even easier with an auto than it is with a manual.

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northern_mike wrote:
elma wrote: Not sure about LHD though I'm so used to RHD,
I never found it an issue and I've driven LHD cars here, and RHD cars over on the continent many times. It's even easier with an auto than it is with a manual.
Absolutely so. I find an LHD manual is not difficult. I believe for a right-handed person it's actually more natural to drive a left-hooker. Maybe it's just me who feels like that but I wonder what a native left-hooker driver finds when changing over to a right-hooker?

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Didn't bother me at all Jim. I found I drove slightly to close to the left hand side of the road at first but that was all. I learnt to drive in Greece..

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