Xantos and Xantia madness

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Re: Xantos and Xantia madness

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xantos wrote:The Beast is AWAKE! I forgot how much fun Activa is, especially a V6 :twisted:

Done quite a bit of work on it; cam belt, oil, coolant, air filter, my mod of hydraulic returns, repaired degasser tank, rear strut collar, rear height regulator outer seal, activa plastic bushes, new radiator, brakes bleed...
Still work to be done but now at least it's a runner :-D
But how does it ride ???! :-D

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Mandrake wrote: If only the LHM tank had such a de-gasser for the return oil flows... :-D
One could be constructed Simon ;)

In fact the results of doing so might be very interesting...

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Mandrake wrote:
xantos wrote:The Beast is AWAKE! I forgot how much fun Activa is, especially a V6 :twisted:

Done quite a bit of work on it; cam belt, oil, coolant, air filter, my mod of hydraulic returns, repaired degasser tank, rear strut collar, rear height regulator outer seal, activa plastic bushes, new radiator, brakes bleed...
Still work to be done but now at least it's a runner :-D
But how does it ride ???! :-D
It rides absolutely perfect! 8-) I'm surprised that it rides better (hydraulically) than my TD (non-HA).

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Does not surprise me. A good Activa rides absolutely beautifully and in my book it is the best riding Xantia of all.

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CitroJim wrote:Does not surprise me. A good Activa rides absolutely beautifully and in my book it is the best riding Xantia of all.
This is 100% true. Nothing compares. I think they are even better than an XM and comparable with a GS.

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BenC5HDi wrote:
CitroJim wrote:Does not surprise me. A good Activa rides absolutely beautifully and in my book it is the best riding Xantia of all.
This is 100% true. Nothing compares. I think they are even better than an XM and comparable with a GS.

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I fully agree although the XM takes some beating.

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XM rides better it's true...

I've personally never experienced a GS or a CX so for me the best is still a good XM... Shame they're so big...

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Well I have checked and it's definitely the heater matrix as the floor on the co-driver side is all damp and coolant is missing... Not a hard job this heater matrix change I believe :rofl2:

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xantos wrote: Not a hard job this heater matrix change I believe :rofl2:
Easy. An hour will see it done and that's with a long tea break in the middle of the job :wink:

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CitroJim wrote:Yes, spheres will be interchangeable Hans...

All the best with fitting the new radiator Hans.. It's not difficult and it is a blessing the hoses do not use the horrid bayonet connectors as on the TCT!

I look forward to hearing about your progress ;)
As far as I know front and rear spheres are not interchangeable between TCT and an V6 (the pressure is little different according to the I.F.H.S. catalogue). However front and rear regulator, accumulator and anti-roll spheres are interchangeable.

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Re: Xantos and Xantia madness

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Another piece of my engineering skills! 8-) A sphere recharger! :-D

Didn't test it yet but I'm pretty confident it will work... [-o<

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Is that simply to avoid having to use a regassing valve (eg Valprex)?

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This is a tester, yes?

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xantiamanic wrote:This is a tester, yes?

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No. It's a recharger.

Here is my tester...

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white exec wrote:Is that simply to avoid having to use a regassing valve (eg Valprex)?
Yes. It's hard to keep stock for valprex valves and here not many people like them...

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Re-gas jig:
So the same filling technique as factory original spheres with screw-in plug.
Bit of an engineering challenge to achieve a gas seal around the plug-tightening rod. Did it work?

Valprex valves do allow re-gassing of spheres still on the car, which can be useful.