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I have done a brim to brim mpg check on the XM. 60.57 ltr for 328.5 miles gives 24.6 mpg. I guess this is about right for a heavy under powered 2.0i Auto that has only been used locally.

 

The fuel gauge was giving me false hope saying I had only used a little under half when I had used three quarters of the 80 Ltr tank, so it was going to plunge if I keep going or dump me still showing fuel on the gauge!

tingewick bypass again?? :lol:

 

interested to hear how the engine build went on the access :)

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I'm pleased to read about the XM, I noticed it last Friday, when passing Chez6C , but didn't recall any mention of it here. Didn't want to post anything in case one of you had an XM driving secret admirer...

 

 

I have had the XM since 10th Feb and announced its arrival in post 3475.

 

My Mercedes 200TE is broken and Mrs6C told me she needed priority on our 156 V6 Sports wagon so I bought another 156 V6 for myself. 10 days later the S-Type Jaguar came up and I had always wanted one. Then careless talk on this forum mentioned a XM might be available! I did sell the S Type but we still have 2 working 156 V6s!

 

I sold XMs new and later I used to drive my friends regularly first a CT Auto saloon then a 2.1 TD Auto Estate, I was getting withdrawal symptoms!

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I still miss that XM. It's a good car under its scruffy appearance. A respray is out my budget unfortunately and the reality is it's not worth the expenditure. After the X rally this weekend work will start on the XM estate as want it on the road in may.

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I don't have an XM, but do have a TCT engined Xantia.

 

I see mid 30s on a long motorway run, but low to mid 20s are the norm around town - granted I do tend to have a rather heavy right foot driving it though - C'mon...the Activa wasn't built to be driven gently...

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Sunshine today for a Convertible with a fresh MOT and service.

 

I have owned my MX5 for a little over 6 years and done just over 4,000 miles in that time. The report from the garage who serviced it, is it has surface rust underneath particularly on the suspension components but nothing horrid. 1st time MOT pass with no advisories. 

 

Nothing to do now except enjoy it!

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I renewed my classic car insurance yesterday and got myself confused with the number plates. I had never noticed that I had two car with the same 3 digit number in the plate and even the same letters in a different order, this in spite of having had the Visa Special for 3 1/2 years and the 2CV 4 years!

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looks very nice does that :-)

 

A friend of mine has tasked me with the job of selling his Hornet which is the same colour scheme as this.

Not as pristine but still very good.

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I renewed my classic car insurance yesterday and got myself confused with the number plates. I had never noticed that I had two car with the same 3 digit number in the plate and even the same letters in a different order, this in spite of having had the Visa Special for 3 1/2 years and the 2CV 4 years!

Spark plugs and UJs all in one go! :-)

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To me (at long last now I've actually got my finger out)

 

It is now in my dry and secure workshop and will be reunited with its engine at the end of this month when I have a week off work.

 

Now all I have to do is sort the Nova, despite having some proof of the fact that Hairnet did all the required, HMRC are telling me its never been declared on nova (no matter how many times I read out the VIN number over the phone)  so I was told to fill it all out again and go from there, that was 10 days ago, no word back yet. I may have to risk trying to call them again.

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Are they Volvo wheels on this?

 

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Yes Volvo with the centre caps neatly taped over. This was done by the previous owner as the tyres on their steel wheels were worn out and this set was available at reasonable cost.

 

When I first saw pictures of the car with the Volvo wheels I was determined to put it back on it's steel wheels and transfer the tyres over, but when I got it they didn't look so bad. In fact they look slightly better than S2 XM wheel covers.

 

I dream of a set of XM S1 alloys with brand new tyres.............

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