Elmas Xantia V6 and Musical Stuff

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Re: Elmas Xantia V6 and the joys of the countryside

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The leak WILL come back as the joint is cracked and is flexing and as such will not seal.

Has anybody inserted thin wall copper pipe into it ?
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Re: Elmas Xantia V6 and the joys of the countryside

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Uh oh, sounds like I need a scrapper. Not brave enough to start tampering with that without a spare bit.
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You could always put a bypass in till the weather gets better, that would at least be safe.

Remember....the Water Level Warning does NOT WORK on a V6.......
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Re: Elmas Xantia V6 and the joys of the countryside

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As crazy as this sounds I'd rather scrap the car than drive it without heaters.
I'll have to fix it this week somehow.
If I drop the coolant and really dry it would epoxy resin be viable?
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epoxy will soften in the heat and the water. There are better adhesives out there for this type of joint.

I would think (never tried it) that a accurate( ?machined) insert (thin wall) tube could be glued into the matrix side and allowed to set, the supply/outlet pipes could then be applied to those ?
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Sounds a god solution but I want to try and seal it without any disassembly. With no spare I know it will fall apart.
What about a bit of amalgamating tape?

I'll do the matrix later in the year but I need a temp fix fast.
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epoxy will soften in the heat and the water. There are better adhesives out there for this type of joint.

David H suggests replacing the bulk head plates, 2345
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I don't think thats the same hoses as mine.
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No need to depressurise for that pipe James... It's on the suction side from the reservoir so at atmospheric when the engine is not running...
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Excellent, I'm really tired this eve and have to go to London at 5am so it's been deferred until I return.
Thankfully I'm finishing at 14.30 as I don't need to do overtime so will tend to my pipe.
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The tracings really transformed my car, she dances like a Xantia should now. It's really motivated me to do some more stuff this week. I will test the windscreen is sealed tomorrow and put the carpets back in if I get a chance.

My list has evolved slightly and now looks like this (shorter than before)

Can do here and now
Leaky Cabin (Test tomorrow and reinstall carpets if ok)
LHM Pump pipe leak (Tomorrow)
Headlamp Relay Mod (next weekend, parts ordered)
Saggy Headliner (spare weekend)
Temp repair on heater matrix connector (method undecided)

Can do after Wales trip
Proper cleaning with polish, wax and stuff. (Alasdair is doing in return for some wiring)
Centre block leak (apparently base of electrovalve)
Pressure Reg Leaks (probably 2 small pipe unions and t hose)
Alternator Belt (it's worn)
Gearbox Oil
Oil Change (Have all parts, need tools)
Sump Leak
Spark Plugs (plus leads, gasket, coil pack?)
Cambox leak
Timing Belt
Front Brakes (Have Pads and fitting kit, need Discs £67)
Rear Brakes
LHM filter Clean and Change
Center Spheres.

Later, not so important
Repair or replace drivers seat
Good Tyres
Heater Matrix (may not be necessary, could just be the union)
RPM and dipped light bulbs blown
Pollen Filter
Bodywork improvements
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Re: Elmas Xantia V6 and the joys of the countryside

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I have a set of Front (Brembo) and rear disks surplus to my needs, we can work out a better price than that.
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elma wrote:The tracings really transformed my car, she dances like a Xantia should now.
What do you mean by tracings James?

That's a good list to work through ;)

It's good to have a list though as it focusses your attention very clearly as to what needs to be done when and in what order...

I very much approve :)
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CitroJim wrote:
elma wrote:The tracings really transformed my car, she dances like a Xantia should now.
What do you mean by tracings James?
"Tracking's".....?
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Re: Elmas Xantia V6 and the joys of the countryside

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Yes tracking.