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Xantia Turbo Diz - Nowt Moves You Like a Citroen, £6 a ticket DRAW WEDNESDAY 31st

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#121 OFFLINE   RobT

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Posted 31 January 2018 - 08:49 PM

Congrats Mr Talbot! I hope you live chuffing miles away so it makes for a good collection caper.
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#122 OFFLINE   purplebargeken

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Posted 31 January 2018 - 08:51 PM

Well done T!


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#123 OFFLINE   Daviemck2006

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Posted 31 January 2018 - 09:14 PM

Well done Mr T. I suppose I will have to fix my own one now. Oh well no jaunt out for me then!

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Posted 31 January 2018 - 09:20 PM

Well done Mr T. I suppose I will have to fix my own one now. Oh well no jaunt out for me then!

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What's wrong with it?

#125 OFFLINE   lincolndanny

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Posted 31 January 2018 - 10:11 PM

Well done Talbot! A genuine prize this roffle for sure.
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#126 OFFLINE   Talbot

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Posted 31 January 2018 - 11:48 PM

Well, that's quite exciting!
 
I've been rather busy having an enjoyable* evening bulding flat-pack furniture for the Mini-Talbots.  Got a message from Dean36014 saying I'd won.  The cold sweat of both joy for winning something and panic about what the hell to do with it is a feeling I've never experienced before.  Not sure I can properly explain it!
 
Luckily (and genuinely luckily) this is only ~50 miles away from me.  And we have to go to Bromley this coming weekend.  Sheer Blind Luck!
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Posted 01 February 2018 - 01:41 AM

What's wrong with it?

Knackered fuel pump. Too much using 100% veg on a 217k pump. Time for pump off and a dismantle of it to put in new seals.

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Posted 01 February 2018 - 08:40 AM

 
Luckily (and genuinely luckily) this is only ~50 miles away from me.  And we have to go to Bromley this coming weekend.  Sheer Blind Luck!


That's handy! I might be out most of Saturday but if you send me a PM with your plans I'm sure we can work something out.

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Posted 01 February 2018 - 08:45 AM

Congrats Talbot!
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#130 OFFLINE   Lacquer Peel

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Posted 01 February 2018 - 11:15 AM

Knackered fuel pump. Too much using 100% veg on a 217k pump. Time for pump off and a dismantle of it to put in new seals.

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I've not managed to kill a Bosch pump yet, how long have you been running it on veg?

#131 OFFLINE   Daviemck2006

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Posted 01 February 2018 - 12:50 PM

I've not managed to kill a Bosch pump yet, how long have you been running it on veg?

Just about 6000 miles in the last 3 months. It's pissing out of it, it's still running ok apart from not idling worth a fcuk. Haven't had a proper look yet, just have been using the other car. Will be having a look at the weekend. I've heard of lots of guys running xud 1.9 td on veg forever with no problem. I bought the thing precisely to run veg, working as I do in a chippy. Never put filtered waste in it, it's always been new veg.

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Posted 01 February 2018 - 01:05 PM

A seals kit will fix that.  The Pompe Bosch works just fine on Veg, but the seals are usually on their last legs by now, and the addition of a not-very-compatible-oil generally is the last straw for them, and they then leak like a sieve.

 

Despite having an engine-oil-lubricated injection pump, and hence absolutely perfect to run on SVO/WVO, most Merc OM617/601/602/603/604/605/606 engines will spring a leak within a few months of having veg shoved in them, even as a blend, and you end up doing a complete (20 seals!) kit.  Ask me how I know.

 

Viton seals kit and it'll be fine.


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Posted 01 February 2018 - 01:08 PM

Whoop whoop! Congrats Mr T.

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Posted 01 February 2018 - 01:30 PM

The newest XUDs are nearly 20 years old now, old seals can leak even running on pump diesel.
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#135 OFFLINE   Daviemck2006

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Posted 01 February 2018 - 01:30 PM

A seals kit will fix that. The Pompe Bosch works just fine on Veg, but the seals are usually on their last legs by now, and the addition of a not-very-compatible-oil generally is the last straw for them, and they then leak like a sieve.

Despite having an engine-oil-lubricated injection pump, and hence absolutely perfect to run on SVO/WVO, most Merc OM617/601/602/603/604/605/606 engines will spring a leak within a few months of having veg shoved in them, even as a blend, and you end up doing a complete (20 seals!) kit. Ask me how I know.

Viton seals kit and it'll be fine.

I've started a thread myself for this. I have a seals kit ordered, and the pump will be off the car at the weekend. My son has 3 mates who have all driven my xantia and are now looking for one, that's why I would have liked this auction one. I would have welded patches on the sills and sold it on. I suppose I might find another that I wouldn't have to fly/drive 600 miles home for. Although I did precisely that for the one I have. I am certifiably mad, flying 600 miles to pick up a 200 quid shiter with 209000 miles on it haha

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Posted 04 February 2018 - 01:09 PM

Unfortunately, due to a family gathering that was supposed to be "just lunch" that turned into a 6-hr long extravaganza, two tired and grumpy smalls, an hour-and-a-half drive still to do, and a wife who had quite reasonably just had enough and wanted to get home (which, quite frankly, I did too), this collection caper has had to be delayed. So anyone who was waiting to see me freezing cold in an overheated Xantia with no fuel will have to wait a few more days.

Many thanks to RobT for his understanding of the situation. Lesson learned: Don't try to combine collekshun capers with family events. It just doesn't work. You'd think I'd have learned* the last time I took the entire family to collect a car. That had hillarious* results.
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Posted 04 February 2018 - 01:17 PM

^^^^^^     ^^^^^^^     ^^^^^^^

 

I'd second that emotion.  Although in my case it was dropping a car off.  CX to Roger Bradford (RIP)


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Posted 04 February 2018 - 01:33 PM

CX to Roger Bradford

Did he give you 30p for it?
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Posted 08 February 2018 - 02:49 PM

Crazy love for these. the build quality is remarkable, I had a mk1 estate a few years ago and regretted selling it. I think i swapped it for a CRV in the end. Stupid.





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