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Re: Elmas Xantia VSX

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keep and run the estate then start/continue your search again for the bits you original car requires, the estates are great

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Elma, it looks like you struck gold with that estate! Well bought =D>

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S1 Estate in good order.............NICE

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My S1 estate was ace. It was pretty shagged out by the time we sold it but we'd had it 3 years and 68k miles - it had done over 210k when I sold it. Paid £300 for it. Sold it for £350. In that time it had tyres on the front, pads, and I did the timing belt myself - last one I did I think!

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Re: Elmas Xantia VSX

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I've had a little think about what to do with the cars now and I'm definitely keeping the estate. One of my friends is possibly going to take the red xantia as his first car, depends on the insurance but I'll know soon. I'd prefer that because even with the best of intentions if I keep it it'll rot. He's in his late 20s living in the middle of nowhere so the insurance may be ok, he's a technical kind of guy so I can see him looking after the car.

To make this change happen I'll need to be changing the clutch on the estate. I've been having a read through the forum and I think I should be able to manage it. Tool wise I should just need to get another trolley jack. I'm going to try and get the pin out before I order any bits and bide my time a little hoping for a bargain clutch kit to turn up. I'm going to do my best to do a decent job replacing the bushes on the rod, diff seals and any other little necessities. This will be the first clutch change I've ever done so I'll be going slowly and asking a lot of questions.

This was the auction for the car, it was badly listed. I only found it because I was searching for a radiator, I think you'll agree it was a bargain.

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Re: Elmas Xantia VSX

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Did you see my 'blow by blow' account of the clutch job Elma?

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Re: Elmas Xantia VSX

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I didn't Jim, having a search now.

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elma wrote:I didn't Jim, having a search now.
Here it is Elma...

http://www.frenchcarforum.co.uk/forum/v ... 11&t=23322" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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Re: Elmas Xantia VSX

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Good clear guide, thanks Jim.

I guess I'll be needing an alignment tool and an engine crane too but no second jack.

Cranes are a bit pricey, I've missed a few on eBay that went for nearly new money. I'll investigate hiring one or getting something to hang my chain block from.

Other threads implied doing it with the gearbox in situ, is this wise/possible?

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Re: Elmas Xantia VSX

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elma wrote: Tool wise I should just need to get another trolley jack.
nah get one of these then you only need one trolley jack

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/UK-Engine-Sup ... 4897.l4275" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

i dont know how i used to get by before buying mine, there mucking fageick,
elma wrote: I'm going to try and get the pin out
as this is an early'ish XANT it might have the conventional push type clutch, so there is no need to remove the pin the get the box out and back in,
although if you are changing the fork rod bush's you will still need to pull the pin out, but it could then be done whilst the box is out,

if you send me the last 8 digits of your chassis/VIN i will check the type of clutch and send you its birth certificate
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Re: Elmas Xantia VSX

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With that beam would I support the engine whilst the trolley jack was under the gearbox? When I remove the gearbox do I need to physically remove it from the engine bay or just separate it from the engine?

I'll check the vin this evening, the cars on a friends drive. Birth certificate sounds cool, thanks.

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Re: Elmas Xantia VSX

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the beam in the link can support both the engine and box at the same time, sometimes you require a trolly jack under the box to help realign it,

you can also aid the box to the floor and back up till the beam can be reatatched with the jack under it,

it depends what other work you want to carry out on the box whilst you are in there, to whether you need to remove the box full from the car

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Re: Elmas Xantia VSX

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citronut wrote:
elma wrote: I'm going to try and get the pin out
as this is an early'ish XANT it might have the conventional push type clutch
As far as I know Malcolm, all TDs had pull clutches. The subject of my guide was an early sinker...

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Re: Elmas Xantia VSX

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here is a screen shot of an early MK1 TD XANT clutch set up Jim

https://www.dropbox.com/s/bp9v4nq2k05iv ... 6.png?dl=0" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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citronut wrote:here is a screen shot of an early MK1 TD XANT clutch set up Jim

https://www.dropbox.com/s/bp9v4nq2k05iv ... 6.png?dl=0" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
That's a pull clutch isn't it Malcolm?