Buy a Xantia they said.......... It'll be fun(ny) they said........
Ive given up selling the Xantia. After battling through the MOT work and getting it road worthy, I feel its fighting against me at every post. I fixed the coolant leaks, then the exhaust fell off while parked at work. How that happens I dont know, it was fine when I parked it up. But anyway, I have a new issue that needs to be resolved.
On my way home from work one day last week the ESP light came on. And stayed on. Until the following morning when it went out. Weird. So I decided to go to the shops in it for some garlic and cheese last saturday morning. I got the end of the road and lost brakes pretty much completely. Thats right. NO BRAKES. It felt like the ABS pump was firing constantly.
This was fairly scary so I turned back and parked it up. I decided to check the LHM fluid, which I had checked a week previous (and it was fine). Suspension in top height, engine running the fluid was low. I topped it up with about 1/4 a litre. Brakes are still the same. If I pump the pedal at a standstill, its rock hard and fine but the moment I move the car the lack of braking force is severly reduced.
Ive tried googling the fault but common issues on these Xantias is rare as the following is small (or undisclosed, which I dont blame them really)
Any thoughts on the issue? I cant see it being air in the system as the brakes would be spongy at standstill.
Its a 2.0 hdi by the way
Failing that, I will hold a ceremonial burning sacrifice offering to the car gods.