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1993 Citroen XM


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Glad you saved some of Paul's parts! 

I rememebr several house moving trips with my xm estate... I had it so overloaded on one trip the autobox slipped a few times 😂 At the time I puckered up a bit but it never did it again so I blame the books and furniture... 

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3 hours ago, RoverFolkUs said:

This one seems a lot better than that first XM you had if I remember rightly? 

Indescribably better!

better in every single way

which is why 6 months in this thread is only 6 pages deep

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7 hours ago, beko1987 said:

Glad you saved some of Paul's parts! 

I rememebr several house moving trips with my xm estate... I had it so overloaded on one trip the autobox slipped a few times 😂 At the time I puckered up a bit but it never did it again so I blame the books and furniture... 

this didn’t slip at all but on some of the hills on the A55 I was full throttle just to maintain 70

nice bit of clag out the back too

no idea of economy but 580 miles to one notch over half a tank so it’s not bad

its really really done very well!

shame how I couldn’t fit any more parts in, I suspect a lot will be scrapped

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14 hours ago, High Jetter said:

You do seem to have a good'un. 2 randoms, please 😄

Well 7k miles now without any real issues so yes I’d say it’s a good’un

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The little things really make a difference

sunroof buttons were completely worn off, popped another on today and it looks a lot smarter

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52 minutes ago, maxxo said:

shame how I couldn’t fit any more parts in, I suspect a lot will be scrapped

Go back next weekend with my trailer?

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4 minutes ago, loserone said:

Go back next weekend with my trailer?

Admittedly I can’t be bothered with another 560 mile round trip!

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15 hours ago, maxxo said:

 

essentially Holyhead to County Durham in one hit!

IRON BLADDER

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59 minutes ago, grogee said:

IRON BLADDER

Has to be.

I'd need to stop drinking about three days before I set off to manage that.

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3 hours of sleep so involved 4 cans of monster throughout the day

im surprised I could hold it so long!

Was a nice run! Some horrible driving but traffic wasn’t too bad

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46 mpg for the whole trip as well

not bad considering I didn’t really drop below 70, had to give it some beans up hills due to the weight and the car was very very loaded 

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as it's been such a well behaved car i feel it deserves a service next weekend

not just an oil anf filter, going to do the ATF as well as i've noticed it's a little bit darker than i'd like

not a bad job at all on these, going to do it every 10,000 miles i reckon to make sure the box stays healthy, especially considering how cheap the fluid it

now it did have a full service 7,000 miles or so ago, so i reckon personally the air filter and fuel filter will be alright until next time

so this one will just be an oil and filter and transmission fluid service

i also have a creaking noise when turning the steering at low speed, i don't think it's the strut tops as i can't hear it when bouncing the car only when turning the wheel

oh and a very slight knock over uneven surfaces

but if that's it after what 6 months and 7k miles of trouble free motoring i can't complain at all

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  • 3 weeks later...

Not much to report MOT tomorrow so I changed the back box today

wasnt a bad job just extremely messy

so got the old one off, spent ages faffing with the old clamp which didn’t want to come off, then got all ready with my new clamp realising I’d bought the wrong one

anyway after much faffing and steel seal I got it on! 
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doesn’t it look a lot better! 
this is what the old one did! And rather entertainingly also snapped a hanger off and had a hole in it

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was doing all the fun stuff like falling off etc

anyway after that I had to do this

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the 45 mins I spent making sure it was all secure etc and it was

i had to turn that on because I looked like this

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I was absolutely covered!

anyway one nice hot bath later it was about done

i wasn’t keen on the connection to the rear box

so I did this

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I can honestly say it’s not leaking now

rather pleased

I had to do it because of this

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which I’m really really not looking forward to

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I’m going to need it!

im not expecting a pass

i know I know I’m using kwik fit it’s just easier

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No pictures cos I was getting annoyed

But I’ve just spent £60 changing the oil on the XM 

£23 of that was for the oil and filter

the rest was on bloody tools!

anyway after a massive faff from the oil filter being put on by the Incredible Hulk it’s done

Sounds a little bit quieter too!

around 7k miles since the last one so was due

another job done! 
 

got a little creak and a clonk to fix next but it’s going really well

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2 hours ago, maxxo said:

But I’ve just spent £60 changing the oil on the XM 

£23 of that was for the oil and filter

the rest was on bloody tools!

Surely that means you only spent £23 on the oil change and invested £37 in tools?

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11 minutes ago, adw1977 said:

Surely that means you only spent £23 on the oil change and invested £37 in tools?

well if you put it like that then yes

have a pair of oil filter pliers and some sump plug sockets as well so they'll come in useful

 

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1 hour ago, maxxo said:

well if you put it like that then yes

have a pair of oil filter pliers and some sump plug sockets as well so they'll come in useful

 

exactly that

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Did a good wash and polish today

of course single bucket wanker

pleased with the results and the perfect day to do it with a nice breeze

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