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How I Stopped Worrying and Learned to Love the Xantia. - I just needed to hit it harder.

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#151 OFFLINE   Junkman

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Posted 16 August 2017 - 11:11 AM


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Posted 16 August 2017 - 11:17 AM

Well, they make it look easy!
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Posted 16 August 2017 - 12:15 PM

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#154 OFFLINE   rantingYoof

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Posted 16 August 2017 - 12:19 PM

I genuinely think that only a conveniently located and sensibly priced LS400 is an adequate alternative to the Xantia.

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#155 OFFLINE   Supernaut

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Posted 16 August 2017 - 02:27 PM

I genuinely think that only a conveniently located and sensibly priced LS400 is an adequate alternative to the Xantia.

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At this point, yes. The Civic felt gutless because no mid-range torque. It got a move on above 4,000rpm but I got out-dragged off a roundabout by a diesel Ford C-Max while driving it. :(

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Posted 16 August 2017 - 02:30 PM

Sounds like you're driving the Civic like a diesel. Its a Honda, so you gotta use the revs.
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Posted 16 August 2017 - 02:34 PM

Sounds like you're driving the Civic like a diesel. Its a Honda, so you gotta use the revs.


Aye, I was revving the tits off it and it was alright admittedly, but it's only a 120hp 1.6. It did make a nice induction noise though.

The lack of performance could be attributed to its utterly fucked left rear brake too. Who knows? I'm a fickle being. I like change, and I keep thinking I want rid of the Xantia, then I drive it and think "hmmm, this is nice."
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#158 OFFLINE   Lacquer Peel

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Posted 16 August 2017 - 02:36 PM

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Posted 16 August 2017 - 03:52 PM

I just put a slightly smaller socket in the core plug and smack it in, but I'd be worried about breaking the housing.

Tapping and pluging sounds good, but how much is a tap?



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Posted 16 August 2017 - 04:32 PM

I don't know what kind of hammer you have but it needs to be a big one.

You do get threaded plugs in that sort of size, and even bigger.

#161 OFFLINE   rantingYoof

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Posted 16 August 2017 - 04:56 PM

XUD transplant into the Civic.


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#162 OFFLINE   Supernaut

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Posted 16 August 2017 - 05:17 PM

XUD transplant into the Civic.


Civic is based on Rover 400. Rover 400 came with the L-series turbo diesel. Close enough.

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Posted 16 August 2017 - 07:10 PM

I don't know what kind of hammer you have but it needs to be a big one.

 

 

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Posted 16 August 2017 - 07:29 PM

FIXED.

Thank you Tayne for holding the socket and extension bar, allowing me to get a good swing with the mallet. Once it stopped bouncing, it only took a couple of good sharp hits to get the core plug in.

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Foamy. I put a dishwasher tablet in because the old coolant that came out was MANKY. Also, the air burping up through is causing extra foam! Expansion tank is that one waaaay over to the left. The box next to it is the ECU. Yay Citroen!
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#165 OFFLINE   SiC

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Posted 16 August 2017 - 07:37 PM

So what size did you bash into it in the end?
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2007 Honda Civic EX CTDi - The reliable runner that is like the family pet.
2010 Aldi A4 - Owned to placate the wife on my crap buying


My history: 2003 Clio II 1.2 16v (First car), 2003 Honda Civic 3dr 1.7 CTDi (Isuzu lump), 1992 Mazda MX5 1.6, 2005 Mazda RX8 192bhp, 2005 Saab 9-3 1.9TiD 150bhp, 2007 Honda Civic 2.2 CTDi, 2004 Renault Scenic 1.6 Auto (Now Kiltox FiL), 2004 Saab 9-5 2.3t (Now Hooli), 2004 Smart Roadster 80bhp
Wife history (that she used/owned but I had frequent use of): 2002 Renault Clio II 1.2 16v (Billabong!), 2006 Mazda MX5 1.8, 2004 VW Golf 1.6 FSI, 2005 Renault Scenic II 2.0 (went bad from the drive back when buying it!), 2002 Vauxhall Astra 1.6 16v (now phil_lihp ex-colleague), 2005 Renault Laguna II v6 (Now angle)

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Posted 16 August 2017 - 07:48 PM

SoupOrNowt has forgotten the most important detail!

We started with a socket the same size as the plug but it bounced off when hit. We needed the socket to fit inside the dish of the plug so resorted to... the next size down.

That's right, we fixed a problem by hammering a smaller socket!
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Posted 16 August 2017 - 07:52 PM

That's right, we fixed a problem by hammering a smaller socket!

 

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Posted 16 August 2017 - 07:57 PM

This thread has recently read like an I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue sketch.


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Cure for insomnia #57812: rantingYoof's Historic Car Fleet Information History...Thing

 

Proud to be the 'first' owner of Mason, the 1995 LS400 Mk4.

 

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Posted 16 August 2017 - 08:03 PM



That's right, we fixed a problem by hammering a smaller socket!


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Posted 16 August 2017 - 08:41 PM

Hammer a smaller forum over it, equilibrium once more.


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Posted 19 August 2017 - 09:36 PM

W reg xantia parked in layby at bala lake today

Test drive fun was it? :D
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#172 OFFLINE   Ghosty

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Posted 19 August 2017 - 11:47 PM

Civic is based on Rover 400. Rover 400 came with the L-series turbo diesel. Close enough.

 

Not close enough. You could get R8s with XUDs.


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#173 OFFLINE   Lacquer Peel

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Posted 20 August 2017 - 08:04 AM

L-series > XUD

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Posted 20 August 2017 - 01:03 PM

I drained the water and dishwasher tablet earlier, and while it was draining I took a seat. Forgot how comfortable and spacious it is in the back...

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The stuff that came out today was slightly lighter brown than the stuff that came out earlier in the week. I've got proper antifreeze in there now and will probably leave it. Meh!

All systems are A-OK, and the temperature is steady. It's also no longer making a weird mist from the top of the radiator like it was on the test drive the other day. I have cleaned up the engine bay with de-greaser since that test drive though, and I reckon the weird mist was the remnants of the old coolant that got sprayed everywhere burning off.
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