New V6 from Spain

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Re: New V6 from Spain

Post by Kikeing » Tue Jan 04, 2022 10:22 am

Thanks a lot White Exec!

Totally rust free living between Valencia and Madrid ;)

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Re: New V6 from Spain

Post by xantia_v6 » Tue Jan 04, 2022 6:42 pm

A very clean looking example. I think that I have the only other ES9 manual on this forum. Yours has SX wheels, so I guess it does not have cruise control. Does it have a trip computer function in the RH display?

Looking at your engine bay, the LH (driver's side) strut to and sphere appear to be a few mm higher (closer to the scuttle rail) than the RH ones. This could just be as a result of the way the car is parked, or could be an indication that the rubber in the strut top is starting to separate.

I would suggest that you measure it with the car on a flat surface and the steering pointing straight ahead, and if it is the case, you should consider getting the strut tops rebuilt before you have a failure.
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1997 Xantia Exclusive V6 (RHD) 45,000 miles

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Re: New V6 from Spain

Post by Dieselman » Wed Jan 05, 2022 6:41 am

Kikeing wrote:
Tue Jan 04, 2022 8:51 am
Happy new year!

Some new photos of 2022 ;)
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Nice photo's of a great looking Xm.
It was good of you to setup the special bright lighting behind the trees, made your images look lots better.

You have performed a nice transformation from a dumped car to a very nice example.

As far as the strut tips fo, I don't think there is an issue, but check them from underneath with both front wheels hanging.
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Re: New V6 from Spain

Post by Dieselman » Wed Jan 05, 2022 10:04 am

Dieselman wrote:
Wed Jan 05, 2022 6:41 am
Kikeing wrote:
Tue Jan 04, 2022 8:51 am
Happy new year!

Some new photos of 2022 ;)
Image
Nice photo's of a great looking Xm.
It was good of you to setup the special bright lighting behind the trees, made your images look lots better.

You have performed a nice transformation from a dumped car to a very nice example.

As far as the strut tips go, I don't think there is an issue, but check them from underneath with both front wheels hanging.
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: New V6 from Spain

Post by Kikeing » Wed Jan 12, 2022 11:49 am

xantia_v6 wrote:
Tue Jan 04, 2022 6:42 pm
A very clean looking example. I think that I have the only other ES9 manual on this forum. Yours has SX wheels, so I guess it does not have cruise control. Does it have a trip computer function in the RH display?
Thanks! Yes that's how it is. All the ES9s that I have seen to date in Spain are automatic.

As for my car specifically, it is a SX from May 2000. I think that the "exclusive" ones did not arrive in Spain.

Mine had air conditioning, electric leather seats, cruise control, side airbags, etc ...

And I have been installing the rest of the exclusive extras:

- Electric armrest
- Interior in wood
- Door panels with wood
- Heated seats front and rear
- Headlining and accessories in black
-etc..

The only thing I need is the on-board computer (I have everything to install but I think it is too complicated for me at the moment).

I like these star rims better than the exclusive ones, so I'll leave them on ;)

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Re: New V6 from Spain

Post by Kikeing » Wed Jan 12, 2022 11:51 am

xantia_v6 wrote:
Tue Jan 04, 2022 6:42 pm
Looking at your engine bay, the LH (driver's side) strut to and sphere appear to be a few mm higher (closer to the scuttle rail) than the RH ones. This could just be as a result of the way the car is parked, or could be an indication that the rubber in the strut top is starting to separate.

I would suggest that you measure it with the car on a flat surface and the steering pointing straight ahead, and if it is the case, you should consider getting the strut tops rebuilt before you have a failure.
Thanks for the appreciation, I will review it but ...

I understood that the phase 2 did not have rubber problems because they were already reinforced from origin.

It's true?

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Re: New V6 from Spain

Post by Kikeing » Wed Jan 12, 2022 11:54 am

Dieselman wrote:
Wed Jan 05, 2022 6:41 am
Kikeing wrote:
Tue Jan 04, 2022 8:51 am
Happy new year!

Some new photos of 2022 ;)
Image
Nice photo's of a great looking Xm.
It was good of you to setup the special bright lighting behind the trees, made your images look lots better.

You have performed a nice transformation from a dumped car to a very nice example.

As far as the strut tips fo, I don't think there is an issue, but check them from underneath with both front wheels hanging.
Thanks for the tips. Also with your help it has been possible to restore from a car destined for scrapping.

As for the struts I review it, but as I said before, they had told me that the series 2, were already reinforced from origin and it was not necessary to change them ...

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Re: New V6 from Spain

Post by xantia_v6 » Fri Jan 14, 2022 6:27 am

With a bit of digging around the ancient internet, I found a copy of the New Zealand safety bulletin regarding Xantia and XM strut tops.

Note that the affected cars in NZ were often used imports from Japan and had been subject to a hot climate. Rusting mounts is not a problem in either Japan or NZ.
infosheet-2-07-200310.pdf
I have also saved a copy on FCF:
https://frenchcarforum.co.uk/TechDocs/P ... 200310.pdf
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Re: New V6 from Spain

Post by Kikeing » Fri Jan 14, 2022 8:04 am

Thanks for the document, my XM is from Spain so its living in a hot climate...

But what I have read or listened in some place, its that this kind of problem was solved in the XM series 2. I don´t know if its true.

Thanks a lot!

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Re: New V6 from Spain

Post by xantia_v6 » Fri Jan 14, 2022 8:44 am

No, this applies to all XM. Very early cars had an additional failure mode due to the metal components detaching due to fatigue of the welds. This was fixed by increasing the number of spot-welds.

There was no improvement to the rubber components.
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