Delayed retirement.. again. A conversion...

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150K is nothing for a ES9 Paul.. Just nicely run in ;)
citroenxm wrote: Whats a knackered hp20 box worth to someone who can fix it?
Not a lot sadly... Factor in £150 for a TC rebuild (essential) and potentially in excess of £300 in parts alone for a rebuild... I'd charge at the very minimum £500 to overhaul it...

Depends on how badly someone wants one really...

I'd keep it on the off-chance someone does or will do in the future...

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Nop thats bin then theres no spare space here...

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Heaps Paul, absolute heaps mate. I hope you are getting well paid for your pain, working on that at this time of year?

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In saying that.. its an impressively compact box for a 5 speed and it doesnt even pass under the passenger chassis leg on the xm.. meaning the engine and box is narrower then the engine bay width and can be lifted straight up.. level.

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citroenxm wrote:In saying that.. its an impressively compact box for a 5 speed and it doesnt even pass under the passenger chassis leg on the xm.. meaning the engine and box is narrower then the engine bay width and can be lifted straight up.. level.
Paul, excellent! That confirms something I've been thinking in that the ES9/ML5T is narrower than the XU/ML5T..

I've seen a manual V6 24V XM and the ML5T looked lost in there; it appeared to be so tiny..

Not at all the case in a TCT Activa :twisted:

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My xm v6 24v prv engine dwafs and manual box but all the manual boxs peek under the nearside chassis leg.. i even think the 4hp18 mechanical box just tucks under the leg too!!

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CitroJim wrote:
citroenxm wrote:In saying that.. its an impressively compact box for a 5 speed and it doesnt even pass under the passenger chassis leg on the xm.. meaning the engine and box is narrower then the engine bay width and can be lifted straight up.. level.
Paul, excellent! That confirms something I've been thinking in that the ES9/ML5T is narrower than the XU/ML5T..

I've seen a manual V6 24V XM and the ML5T looked lost in there; it appeared to be so tiny..

Not at all the case in a TCT Activa :twisted:
Nor a hdi 8v 110.. the box is massive!!

But wont a tct nautrally push a box under the chassis leg?? After all they are one cylinder longer then a V which is only 3.5 cylinders long?

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citroenxm wrote: But wont a tct nautrally push a box under the chassis leg?? After all they are one cylinder longer then a V which is only 3.5 cylinders long?
Yes they do, which is what makes the clutch change job a bit of a pain... The 4 potter is definitely wider than the V6 even though when you look at a V6 with the heads off the cylinders are staggered which in turn makes it a bit wider but still narrower than an XU engine...

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Extremely fast work there, very impressive - and rather you than me, working outside on wet ground to do it, too!

That drive plate rubbing is bloody awful, hope it doesn't turn out too bad. If it's only 30k since the box was last off though, gives some hope that it's nothing more serious than previous guy that worked on it, doing the job badly and causing the problem???

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Fantastic work Paul .

Mark

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I managed to get the flywheel on and im quite pleased to say that after some levering and shoving etc i could not get an ounch of movemnt from either end of the crank and there is good clearence between the flywheel back and the block cast..

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That's fantastic news Paul. Given the level of scoring if it was anything serious there would have been other symptoms such as massive oil leaks and horrible noises..

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Im releaved to. Would of been another 150 added to the bill otherwise

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Paul,
That isn't a crack in the flywheel (between the two sets of teeth) in the first photo above, it it?

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Re: Delayed retirement.. again. A conversion...

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no chris.. A bit of crap....