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Everything posted by maxxo

  1. Brand new fuel filter and assembly arrived today Nice bit of kit!
  2. I need to put some proper charge into that battery too
  3. just been planning my first journey on the day i collect it i feel a 100 or so mile proving run at rush hour is a great idea for a car i don't know and has been off the road for years oh and an XM
  4. ooooooo yellow headlights they'll be uttery terrible, likely so terrible i need to use the front fogs to be able to see anything but as you say cool
  5. i don't know i'm afraid they were shiny not many motor factors that are very good round here halford's are quite good really, certainly been quite impressed with them lately damn side better than euro car parts
  6. from what i felt it went very well, similar feeling to the C5.....bit more lag etc and ovbiously less refined yes i'm impressed with myself for actually buying it! trust me, this car is safe i did have a worry about it's future, certainly if i didn't buy it i was told he'd probably end up scrapping it which would be sad
  7. the man in halfords was showing me their posh bulbs they have they indeed look posh i'll buy some and try
  8. i can't wait to experience the proper headlights and see if they're as bad as people say
  9. i have no idea i must admit, i won't have them until i've got the car back as they're well.....still attached but i shall keep you informed regarding price etc i imagine they would have been quite good really, not for me sadly due to liking originality but i can't have seen why they would be poor the wiring is quite questionable however
  10. service is booked £130 for a full service, done by a friend of mine who's a mobile mechanic can't complain about that getting done on wednesday, certainly has earned it!
  11. they have quite a following for what they are, certainly a lot more than their competition i can see them being classics, certainly the early ones are almost there as i always say, quite simply, they are very good
  12. sounds like it's doing well..... you have to remember, it's 16 years old and it was a cheap car when it was new the way they seem to hold up is quite staggering really considering most are neglected, abused and run to the ground
  13. Oh I'm well aware they'll be absolutely crap, I dare say I'm actually looking forward to seeing just how bad they are! The HID units will be free of charge to whoever wants them
  14. just got back from my 170 mile round trip today we have, illumination! these are much, much better!
  15. could well be actually shall have to see when the car is ready and i can drive it
  16. i should clarify, it floats, rides well but not massively softer than the C5, which is no bad thing it seems to ride at the correct height, it looks correct at least
  17. got time off so yes will defo be there, both nights most likely, however maybe 1 if the tent is that bad and i will be in the XM i'll be making damn sure of it well no doubt it'll break down, but the thought is nice
  18. here's a question, when i drove it on tuesday i happened to notice it wasn't all that much softer than the C5..... it bounces fine, spheres feel alright but either they're a bit knackered of my C5 is really very good also i noticed a lot of steering wheel vibration at idle from the engine
  19. XM is booked in to be mended 23rd May Got new plates today Getting replacement headlights tomorrow and dropping them in Monday Should be good once it's done
  20. Oh I'm sure it will 😂 I like this car so much, so I'll be doing what it takes to keep it going
  21. No point in trying that, it only ever does it on the same junction and section of road weirdly? It doesn't make any sense If I tried it in manual mode it wouldn't do it, cos it never shifts like that again I've noticed it shifts way worse during light throttle, which again, makes no sense
  22. The later C5s, the face-lift, had 6 speed boxes by ZF for the diesels I imagine they're vastly superior to the al4
  23. 4 speed with torque converter lockup! It's not a very good box, but I quite like them......
  24. I'd not be best pleased if I require more transmission repairs It gets old quickly!
  25. How can it be lol I've told it how good it is!
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