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How I Stopped Worrying and Learned to Love the Xantia.

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#91 OFFLINE   Tayne

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Posted 30 March 2017 - 06:55 PM

Have you polished that?
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Posted 30 March 2017 - 07:10 PM

That 'chrome' trim is utter shit, looks much better now.
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Posted 30 March 2017 - 07:11 PM

Have you polished that?


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Posted 01 April 2017 - 03:30 PM

Changed the oil, oil filter, air filter and the LHM fluid today. Also greased the bearings in the heater blower and it's now much quieter.
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Posted 01 April 2017 - 10:31 PM

Who wants an engine oil and LHM cocktail?

 

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The black trim is growing on me, the rain... not so much.

 

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Posted 01 April 2017 - 10:32 PM

Lacquer peel would likely run summert on that;)
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Posted 01 April 2017 - 10:43 PM

Oh yeah, with the new LHM after running the flush fluid through it, the ride is even smoother.

 

It's just getting ridiculous now.


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Posted 04 April 2017 - 03:40 PM

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Wind deflectors now fitted. Now I leave the car alone (apart from maybe going to the jet wash for a once over at some point in the near* future).

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Posted 29 April 2017 - 12:48 PM

AUDIO SUCCESS!

The right rear speaker was sounding a bit flatulent. I took it out to discover it was properly gubbed.
Luckily, Brothernaut handed me a pair of JBL 5" speakers that fitted perfectly. He said he wasn't using them and had them sitting about a while (judging by the amount of dust on them, I'd agree with that). When I removed the left rear speaker, the magnet fell off the back of it, so that definitely needed done too.

Then I moved onto the front, because I had some speakers from the front of a Peugeot 306 estate sitting about, which were in much better condition than the ones in the Xantia, and were the exact same model of speaker, with the same plug on the back too. Easy swap, and the front left was discovered to be one mounting screw short. I have plenty of spares though, so that was sorted and got rid of the buzzing from that corner.

I then managed to bodge my aerial connector on the back of the stereo by squeezing it back into shape with pliers. I now have radio too! I celebrated by listening to some Classic FM on my now silky smooth, non-flatulent sound system. Lovely.
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Posted 01 May 2017 - 04:30 PM

I could do with a replacement heater blower motor to put the icing on the cake, really.
The one in there, even though I greased the bearings as best I could (they don't look serviceable, really) is squeaking a little bit again. Just now and then.

Today, I learned something:

Hurr. Who'd have thunk it?
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Posted 25 June 2017 - 11:11 AM

I'm not sure how to put this.

This car is sort of for sale, I guess. I'll listen to offers for it. I've no idea how much it's worth though, as every time I've tried to sell it, it's been met by a huge cold front.

Basically, it's a mechanically solid and low-mileage Xantia, but cosmetically it's utter shit. Anybody want it?

It's really nice to drive, but it doesn't set the road on fire. I feel like I want something utterly stupid again.

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Posted 25 June 2017 - 11:26 AM

Obviously you invited slappage earlier in this thread if you ever considered selling it, but as I'd rather an excuse to browse Autotrader, prepare for a BOMBARDMENT...


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Posted 25 June 2017 - 07:00 PM

Well, if I still have this in September I'll be doing a mega-cheap roffle.

I plan to buy my brother's Civic Aerodeck off him once he's finished with it, and he says he'll probably sell it in September. It's absolutely mint, and I have no need for two cars.




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