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#61 OFFLINE   forddeliveryboy

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Posted 01 December 2015 - 11:29 PM

Can work for a while, but these ign sw contacts aren't solid brass and 3mm deep as on W124s' heater fan control. Good to know what to do when fail temp becomes fail perm.



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Posted 01 December 2015 - 11:37 PM

I bypassed mine and fitted a separate switch or that part of the ignition. For the starter, I still kept the key. It would confuse the hell out of any potential joy riders. Sadly there were no takers.
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Posted 02 December 2015 - 04:34 PM

Where are you Mr Cabbage?? Yorkshire way?

 

Yeah, near Skipton. Where are you? Delivery is a possible depending where you are and how much you want!

 

Where do you get your oil from? I have a good source from a home biodiesel producer who has a massive surplus.

 

 

I get mine from a guy called Steve in Dewsbury who delivers, he is a veg oil trader and collects it from local places, mainly pubs but also big places like McCains chip factory!


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#64 OFFLINE   gadgetgricey

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Posted 02 December 2015 - 10:18 PM

Randomly started again halfway driving home so will be a loose wire somewhere.

 

Fix as per the FCF.

 

http://www.frenchcar...r relay#p431753

 

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Posted 02 December 2015 - 10:33 PM

I have loads of Xantia bits if you need anything
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Posted 02 December 2015 - 10:38 PM

Thanks Dave. Will stick with jiggling until it doesn't work anymore :-)

Cheers Tom. Not anything off top of my head.

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Posted 09 December 2015 - 04:23 PM

Weirdly the car is growing on me a bit. I think the fact that I filled it up with E-C juice helps me feel smug about running costs. 

 

Question to the assorted masses - The blower only runs on full on on auto.Is it likely to be the heater resistors?  It had AC (now junked). 


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Posted 09 December 2015 - 05:52 PM

Chompy had that problem before the AC was removed.  The connector needed resoldering which brought back full functionality, it could be it needs repairing again.


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Posted 09 December 2015 - 10:38 PM

Might need to check that then. Will have a hunt back on his thread for details.

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Posted 09 December 2015 - 10:46 PM

Meant to say, have an Hdi estate breaker that needs to go soon.

If you need any bits I can post them on, if I have them


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Posted 10 December 2015 - 05:51 PM

If the cat is original I'll buy it off you ☺

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Posted 10 December 2015 - 06:39 PM

If the cat is original I'll buy it off you ☺

Dont tell me, they go for serious money.

 

Had the exhaust changed on the main Xantia last year, and the cat was replaced......

 

Bet that was an original one.


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Posted 10 December 2015 - 08:30 PM

Yes any original HDi cat, i will give £70 minimum......


Sorry

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Posted 10 December 2015 - 10:35 PM

Yes any original HDi cat, i will give £70 minimum......


Sorry

And some ,dependent on the Cat code,....I've had up to £170  

 

Really sorry



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Posted 10 December 2015 - 11:08 PM

Hmm I should check out the exhaust on my squashed one really.


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Posted 12 December 2015 - 10:42 AM

1500 miles down and average MPG is 29!

Fully loaded car at 75mph gets 360 to the tank, although that is on veg.

Whilst it might be GLF it sort of defeated the point of the diesel for me. The Saab was quicker, more refined and overall just as economical (more so on a run)

As soon as I get home I think I need to turn the fuel back down.

Unless someone wants a very quick xantia with years MOT?
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Posted 12 December 2015 - 12:04 PM

29 is a bit steep mind. I'm not a OMGMPG freak but I was working out some figures on my current cars the other day and I reckon my 405 comes out around 42 average and that's mixed driving and hammering on a bit.

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Posted 12 December 2015 - 01:50 PM

You could, I dunno, drive slower?


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Posted 12 December 2015 - 01:57 PM

I would be disappointed with 29 from a diesel.
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Posted 12 December 2015 - 02:08 PM

Christ ! Our Saab does that pottering round the tiny roads in cornwall
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Posted 12 December 2015 - 03:22 PM

You could, I dunno, drive slower?

 

Yeah, unless you're using all of the performance all of the time, fuelling and boost adjustments don't make any difference to fuel consumption, in fact they can improve it because the engine will pull in higher gears.

 

Xantia TDs aren't super economical but MPG in the low-mid 40s range is normal for cruising about.

 

Does it run okay? Any signs of fuel starvation or air in the fuel?



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Posted 12 December 2015 - 03:44 PM

I find doing 60 ish drives me bonkers pretty quickly.

If I was driving like a hire car I could accept the mpg :-)

Runs really well so no issues there. Just needs to be detuned a tad. At motorway speeds 75 ish is around 3k rpm which is start of boost zone.

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Posted 12 December 2015 - 03:57 PM

Variable nozzle time. :)



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Posted 12 December 2015 - 04:24 PM

I could entertain the thought of it again, but only have a shite picasso to offer in exchange, it does 40mpg on pez though which is about the only good thing I can say for it.


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Posted 12 December 2015 - 05:54 PM

How on earth was I getting 55mpg out of this car?  And I was too, nobody believes me, but I was.


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Posted 12 December 2015 - 06:16 PM

How on earth was I getting 55mpg out of this car?  And I was too, nobody believes me, but I was.

 

Your legs are too short to push the pedal all the way down?


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Posted 12 December 2015 - 07:13 PM

You could do what Chompy has and get a MG ZT, he's managed to save money on fuel by doing that.  It is a little* bit offset by the insurance side of things though.


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Posted 14 December 2015 - 09:53 PM

Something broke.

Driving along it started to stall, then caught itself and carried on. Now sounds like a bag of spanners. I thought a pipe might have fallen off but I think it is worse.

At idle it sounds as if the exhaust has fallen off. Power is waaaay down and feels like it is chugging along.

Accelerate and you get black smoke out of the back.

Took a torch to it but couldn't see anything obvious.

Took a video of idle and driving along need to find a way to share it.

Best I think it could be is pump. Otherwise I think it might be more terminal.



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Edit - videos added. They don't sound so bad on there but trust me sound like a right old bag of spanners
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Posted 14 December 2015 - 10:26 PM

I thought I had bad luck with cars. Is there any boost?
It could be air in the fuel or fuel starvation, if there's not enough fuel it won't boost.
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Posted 14 December 2015 - 10:36 PM

Some boost but the black smoke put me off testing too much.

It will happily rev just sounds awful. The reason I think it may be pump is when I lift off the clattering goes. You can hear it in the driving video.

Probably going to leave it up the front. Off on holiday Saturday for 10 days so will have a look at if when I get back.

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