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#3691 OFFLINE   hairnet

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Posted 12 April 2019 - 05:08 PM

I have done a brim to brim mpg check on the XM. 60.57 ltr for 328.5 miles gives 24.6 mpg. I guess this is about right for a heavy under powered 2.0i Auto that has only been used locally.

 

The fuel gauge was giving me false hope saying I had only used a little under half when I had used three quarters of the 80 Ltr tank, so it was going to plunge if I keep going or dump me still showing fuel on the gauge!

tingewick bypass again?? :lol:

 

interested to hear how the engine build went on the access :)



#3692 ONLINE   DSdriver

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Posted 12 April 2019 - 06:10 PM

Mine told me it did 32mpg on a trip down to SW France with a week of dithering and buying wine when we were there.
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#3693 ONLINE   Six-cylinder

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Posted 12 April 2019 - 07:53 PM

I'm pleased to read about the XM, I noticed it last Friday, when passing Chez6C , but didn't recall any mention of it here. Didn't want to post anything in case one of you had an XM driving secret admirer...
 

 

I have had the XM since 10th Feb and announced its arrival in post 3475.

 

My Mercedes 200TE is broken and Mrs6C told me she needed priority on our 156 V6 Sports wagon so I bought another 156 V6 for myself. 10 days later the S-Type Jaguar came up and I had always wanted one. Then careless talk on this forum mentioned a XM might be available! I did sell the S Type but we still have 2 working 156 V6s!

 

I sold XMs new and later I used to drive my friends regularly first a CT Auto saloon then a 2.1 TD Auto Estate, I was getting withdrawal symptoms!

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#3694 OFFLINE   beko1987

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Posted 12 April 2019 - 08:17 PM

I do miss mine. Doubt I'll ever be able to afford another though now, their on the up
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#3695 ONLINE   Six-cylinder

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Posted 12 April 2019 - 08:53 PM

I do miss mine. Doubt I'll ever be able to afford another though now, their on the up

 

Not if its only a 2.0i with badly peeling lacquer!


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#3696 OFFLINE   beko1987

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Posted 12 April 2019 - 09:12 PM

That's the issue, I'd need a 2.1td to be able to afford to drive it to work and back every day at the very least
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Posted 12 April 2019 - 09:53 PM

I still miss that XM. It's a good car under its scruffy appearance. A respray is out my budget unfortunately and the reality is it's not worth the expenditure. After the X rally this weekend work will start on the XM estate as want it on the road in may.

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#3698 OFFLINE   Zelandeth

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Posted 12 April 2019 - 10:00 PM

I don't have an XM, but do have a TCT engined Xantia.

 

I see mid 30s on a long motorway run, but low to mid 20s are the norm around town - granted I do tend to have a rather heavy right foot driving it though - C'mon...the Activa wasn't built to be driven gently...


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#3699 OFFLINE   beko1987

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Posted 13 April 2019 - 09:47 AM

I saw the x rally stuff on a zx Facebook group. I'm at my dad's this week and only up the road from Grantham...

Wonder if I'd get my cambelt sorted if I popped over?
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#3700 ONLINE   Six-cylinder

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Posted 15 April 2019 - 02:40 PM

Sunshine today for a Convertible with a fresh MOT and service.

 

I have owned my MX5 for a little over 6 years and done just over 4,000 miles in that time. The report from the garage who serviced it, is it has surface rust underneath particularly on the suspension components but nothing horrid. 1st time MOT pass with no advisories. 

 

Nothing to do now except enjoy it!

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1994 MX 5, 1994 Cadillac Eldorado Touring coupe, 1976 Vanden Plas 1500, 1996 Citroen ZX TD Estate, 2000 Citroen C15, 2001 Alfa 156 V6 Sport wagon Veloce, 
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1990 Mercdes 200TE

 

 

 


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Posted 15 April 2019 - 02:58 PM

Just catching up on this thread; too much gold to "like" it all, but cracking content as ever.

 

My Mk1 MX5 is one of few cars I really regret selling, enjoy it while the sun is out :)


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Posted 16 April 2019 - 01:02 PM

I renewed my classic car insurance yesterday and got myself confused with the number plates. I had never noticed that I had two car with the same 3 digit number in the plate and even the same letters in a different order, this in spite of having had the Visa Special for 3 1/2 years and the 2CV 4 years!

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1994 MX 5, 1994 Cadillac Eldorado Touring coupe, 1976 Vanden Plas 1500, 1996 Citroen ZX TD Estate, 2000 Citroen C15, 2001 Alfa 156 V6 Sport wagon Veloce, 
2004 Range Rover TD6

 

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1990 Mercdes 200TE

 

 

 


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Posted 16 April 2019 - 03:31 PM

A friend popped round to show me his Elf!

 

This was bought new by friends Granddad and has been of the road for many years, it has just returned to the road last week. New steering wheel is on the way.

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1994 MX 5, 1994 Cadillac Eldorado Touring coupe, 1976 Vanden Plas 1500, 1996 Citroen ZX TD Estate, 2000 Citroen C15, 2001 Alfa 156 V6 Sport wagon Veloce, 
2004 Range Rover TD6

 

Away and being fixed:
1990 Mercdes 200TE

 

 

 


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Posted 16 April 2019 - 04:58 PM

When I was little ( in the 1970s) one of the old dears in the local area had an elf in the same colour. I always thought it very posh with two tone paint and leather.
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Posted 16 April 2019 - 07:52 PM

looks very nice does that :-)

 

A friend of mine has tasked me with the job of selling his Hornet which is the same colour scheme as this.

Not as pristine but still very good.



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Posted 16 April 2019 - 07:59 PM

I renewed my classic car insurance yesterday and got myself confused with the number plates. I had never noticed that I had two car with the same 3 digit number in the plate and even the same letters in a different order, this in spite of having had the Visa Special for 3 1/2 years and the 2CV 4 years!

Spark plugs and UJs all in one go! :-)



#3707 OFFLINE   hairnet

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Posted 16 April 2019 - 08:59 PM

aye well time catches up to us all :lol:



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Posted 16 April 2019 - 09:24 PM

I can smell that Elf from here.

 

Mum had a Hornet when I was a boy. Same colour, automatic. Nice car.


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Posted 17 April 2019 - 09:30 AM

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I'd love to find a pair of seats (that I could afford) with that patina. - superb !


 ...its a bloody motor car  ..not a Fabergé egg. !

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Posted 17 April 2019 - 09:43 AM

Nice seats in an Elf, I had some in my Mini once.



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Posted 18 April 2019 - 11:39 AM

Where's my visa going ?
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To me (at long last now I've actually got my finger out)

 

It is now in my dry and secure workshop and will be reunited with its engine at the end of this month when I have a week off work.

 

Now all I have to do is sort the Nova, despite having some proof of the fact that Hairnet did all the required, HMRC are telling me its never been declared on nova (no matter how many times I read out the VIN number over the phone)  so I was told to fill it all out again and go from there, that was 10 days ago, no word back yet. I may have to risk trying to call them again.


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Posted 18 April 2019 - 12:14 PM

Perhaps the DVLA did not understand Hairnet's declaration and have somehow recorded it as Yellow Fever on board, so cancel my visa.
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Posted 18 April 2019 - 01:18 PM

Perhaps the DVLA did not understand Hairnet's declaration and have somehow recorded it as Yellow Fever on board, so cancel my visa.

 

That's quite possible I expect 


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Posted 18 April 2019 - 07:15 PM

Did this Visa have a working engine ? Nice to see it on the move

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Posted 18 April 2019 - 07:19 PM

Did this Visa have a working engine ? Nice to see it on the move

 

The blue LHD Visa broken engine was taken away for repair some time ago by Stinkwheel and is now ready to be reunited with the car, which he now also has collected.


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1994 MX 5, 1994 Cadillac Eldorado Touring coupe, 1976 Vanden Plas 1500, 1996 Citroen ZX TD Estate, 2000 Citroen C15, 2001 Alfa 156 V6 Sport wagon Veloce, 
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1990 Mercdes 200TE

 

 

 


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Posted 19 April 2019 - 06:07 AM

Update to the Visa NOVA saga....... Its now done and ready to be registered (and i have an e-mail from HMRC to prove it)  I wish my week off would hurry up now.

Have a variation on the pictures of it being collected from six-cylinder.....

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Posted 19 April 2019 - 09:29 AM

Are they Volvo wheels on this?

 

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Posted 19 April 2019 - 09:52 AM

Are they Volvo wheels on this?

 

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Yes Volvo with the centre caps neatly taped over. This was done by the previous owner as the tyres on their steel wheels were worn out and this set was available at reasonable cost.

 

When I first saw pictures of the car with the Volvo wheels I was determined to put it back on it's steel wheels and transfer the tyres over, but when I got it they didn't look so bad. In fact they look slightly better than S2 XM wheel covers.

 

I dream of a set of XM S1 alloys with brand new tyres.............

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1994 MX 5, 1994 Cadillac Eldorado Touring coupe, 1976 Vanden Plas 1500, 1996 Citroen ZX TD Estate, 2000 Citroen C15, 2001 Alfa 156 V6 Sport wagon Veloce, 
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1990 Mercdes 200TE

 

 

 


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Posted 19 April 2019 - 09:57 AM

They look nice on Volvo wheels....

 

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Posted 19 April 2019 - 10:02 AM

^^^ my T5 has those... 'Ninja throwing stars'...


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