M reg 1995 2.1td autobox Swap

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Re: M reg 1995 2.1td autobox Swap

Post by citroenxm » Sun May 16, 2021 9:09 am

So.. Dropped box off but found a small issue..
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So to be safe. Managed to aquire a replacement.. Unfortunally the box I got was without torque converter.. So had to use the same one unfortunally. So test of time.
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That's where the collar went..

So. Swapped boxes. Reassembled.. And fitted to the car. This ran into early to mid 2020. When first kickdown was instigated..

But we got the box engine shafts.. Exhaust front end all on. While I was there I also completely rewired and reset the set of relays on the passenger side for cooling fans. There was a couple of corroded pins and connections needing addressing so we did that too.

I was also very pleased with the replacement box oil condition. It was still a nice light colour and nothing like black so it gave me good feeling.
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Re: M reg 1995 2.1td autobox Swap

Post by citroenxm » Sun May 16, 2021 9:11 am

So. All installed and bavk on its wheels I was very keen to see box operation. Upon priming and starting I was pleased to feel the box took up instant gear engage.. Both forward and reverse. We there then had the changing in life.
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Re: M reg 1995 2.1td autobox Swap

Post by citroenxm » Sun May 16, 2021 9:16 am

Fast forward a good 10 months. I had some small jobs to do. Fit a blower motor.. Some tidying up. Check gearbox oil level. Water low was flashing but I remembered it was needing anti freeze..

So addresed those. The blower ended up being an xm blower with a xantia transistor board as it was the only one that worked out of 5 I had..

So blower installed.. Gearbox topped up as the level was at the bottom of the stick. There was some new Dex2 in the boot. Put some of the interior back together.. And I'm pleased to report the car is now just about ready for an mot and it's first run out..
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Re: M reg 1995 2.1td autobox Swap

Post by citroenxm » Sun Aug 29, 2021 6:16 am

Further update. I managed to quickly zip the car down the road. The box appears to operate OK. But didn't get out of 2nd lol..
The short run though did reveal hard front spheres. I've a pair of front C5 spheres I'm gonna put on and see how soft it will be. The spheres have been off a car for a few years so any excess lds should be drain out.

Other then that and bulb check etc I beleve the car to be mot ready.

I just need to sell the bloody C5 hdi estate 2004 now so I can swap insurance over onto it and get it on the road..
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Re: M reg 1995 2.1td autobox Swap

Post by Dieselman » Sun Aug 29, 2021 6:20 am

C5 spheres will be firmer than Xm spheres, due to smaller volume, but won't be firmer than flat spheres.

My understanding is that Lds is just synthetic Lhm+ and there aren't any compatability issues either way.
92 2.1SED M.RP5740 ECZ Sable Phenicien
92 3.0 V6-24.Rp 5713 EXY Black
92 2.1SD M.RP 5685 ENT Blue Sideral
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90 2.1SD M.RP 5049 EJV Mandarin
92 2.1SD A.RP 5698 EJV Mandarin
94 2.1SD A.RP 6218 ERT Triton Green
91 2.0SI M.RP 5187 EWT White

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Re: M reg 1995 2.1td autobox Swap

Post by citroenxm » Sun Aug 29, 2021 8:34 pm

These c5 spheres I have are from a non sport setup. The spheres have a nice large centre hole., like standard non hydractive xantia spheres.
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Re: M reg 1995 2.1td autobox Swap

Post by Dieselman » Mon Aug 30, 2021 6:27 am

Should give an interesting ride.
92 2.1SED M.RP5740 ECZ Sable Phenicien
92 3.0 V6-24.Rp 5713 EXY Black
92 2.1SD M.RP 5685 ENT Blue Sideral
Prev
90 2.1SD M.RP 5049 EJV Mandarin
92 2.1SD A.RP 5698 EJV Mandarin
94 2.1SD A.RP 6218 ERT Triton Green
91 2.0SI M.RP 5187 EWT White

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Re: M reg 1995 2.1td autobox Swap

Post by Stickfinger » Mon Aug 30, 2021 7:35 am

Work done on Les sphères by Activa Club.fr

https://www.activa-club.fr/les-spheres- ... ticouches/

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Re: M reg 1995 2.1td autobox Swap

Post by citroenxm » Mon Aug 30, 2021 11:39 am

That's far to technical for me Alasdair. I just want a soft floaty boat ride. If it want sporty ride I'll buy a BMW or equivalent
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