New V6 from Spain

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Kikeing
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New V6 from Spain

Post by Kikeing » Sat Oct 16, 2021 9:27 am

Good afternoon

After having already virtually met some people on this forum, I encourage you to take the step and present the car as it deserves. The idea is to gradually implement the improvement process, which I hope will be as short as possible.

In my house, there have always been many Citroën, from AMI, GS, GSA, Visa, 2cv, BX, Xantia and currently a c5 III. Since I can remember I have been very fond of Citroën and although I have already owned and have some German junk, I have never owned a Citroën. I never convinced my parents to buy an XM instead of the BX and Xantia that they ended up buying (of course, it was a very expensive car for the time). So recently, and after a lot of thinking about it, I decided to buy an XM V6 that had been on sale for a long time and although I had many girlfriends, I was finally able to keep it (I take the opportunity to greet the ex-owner in case he stops by, a boy very very nice;))

After much reading and learning about the differences between the V6 PRV and the ES9, series I, series II, etc ... I decided to go see it.

It is an XM V6 SX Vert Vega from May 19, 2000 (I suppose it will be one of the last registered in Spain). The car has a maintenance book stamped periodically in Citroën Hispania until 2014. But during the last years it had been neglected ...

I leave you some photos of it two weeks ago when I went to see it ...


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Anyway, I was very excited about the car. New battery, gasoline bottle, it started the first time and the next day we started it and I brought it home directly, prior to the first wash.

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To this day, I have already made great strides with the car;

- Complete review of all oils and filters

- Timing belt

- New exhaust pipe

- Change all the buttons that did not light up

- Electric seat adjustment

- Pixel display

- Air conditioning charge

- Change all the spheres of the car

- General cleaning of the engine and interior

- etc...

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These days I will be posting more photos.

Thank you all very much in advance.

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Re: New V6 from Spain

Post by Dieselman » Sat Oct 16, 2021 9:47 am

That looks very nice and I'm immediately envious of three things.
Vert Vega...good colour
No rust.
No sunroof.

A late V6 is a very comfortable and relaxing car to drive, but can still be a great handling car, due to the hydractive.

A new exhaust for an Es9j engine must have been a challenge to find.

Is it manual, or automatic transmission?
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Kikeing
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Re: New V6 from Spain

Post by Kikeing » Sat Oct 16, 2021 9:59 am

Dieselman wrote:
Sat Oct 16, 2021 9:47 am
That looks very nice and I'm immediately envious of three things.
Vert Vega...good colour
No rust.
No sunroof.

A late V6 is a very comfortable and relaxing car to drive, but can still be a great handling car, due to the hydractive.

A new exhaust for an Es9j engine must have been a challenge to find.

Is it manual, or automatic transmission?
Thanks Dieselman,

I was very lucky and found another V6 ES9 Exclusive in a scrapyard and took everything I could (Exhaust, control units, airbags, headlights, fog lights ...)

Mine is a manual transmission. When I can I will take pictures of the interior.

It has black leather, electric seats, wooden interior, electric armrests ...

The truth is I'm very happy. It has 150,000 km.

I'm going to put all the doubts I have and I hope to learn from you;)

Kikeing
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Re: New V6 from Spain

Post by Kikeing » Sat Oct 16, 2021 10:05 am

Some random photos

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Re: New V6 from Spain

Post by Stickfinger » Sat Oct 16, 2021 10:25 am

Very very nice.

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Re: New V6 from Spain

Post by White Exec » Sat Oct 16, 2021 12:15 pm

Looking good. The colour is rather special!
Whereabouts in Spain are you based?

For a pretty complete set of workshop pages for a S2 (especially on bodywork, suspension, electrics - and airbags) try this:
ebaman.com
> Create an account (it's free), so you're registered
> go to Files Area
> Motor > Cars > Citroen > XM
> Workshop manual
and make your selections from there

All the files are PDFs, downloadable and printable.
If printing, best done with the printer set to B&W, as some of the original scans were a tad washy-grey.
About 1856pp all-in.

The Haynes manual for the XM is worth having, but not good on some intricate details.
Chris
1996 XM 2.5TD Exclusive RP7165 Polar White
1992 BX19D Millesime RP5800 Sable
1989 BX19RD Delage Red Deceased; 1998 ZX 1.9D Avantage auto Triton Green Company car 1998..2001; 2001 Xantia 1.8i auto Wicked Red Company car 2001..2003

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Re: New V6 from Spain

Post by Kikeing » Wed Oct 20, 2021 3:23 pm

Thanks a lot for the info white exec ! ;)

Im from Valencia ;)

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Re: New V6 from Spain

Post by Timcol » Thu Oct 21, 2021 7:51 am

Welcome a very loverly looking car

Tim

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Re: New V6 from Spain

Post by Kikeing » Tue Jan 04, 2022 8:51 am

Happy new year!

Some new photos of 2022 ;)

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Re: New V6 from Spain

Post by White Exec » Tue Jan 04, 2022 10:07 am

Some splendid phtos of a splendid car!
The engine bay looks brilliant.
Should stay nicely rust-free in Valencia - just look after the clear lacquer!
Chris
1996 XM 2.5TD Exclusive RP7165 Polar White
1992 BX19D Millesime RP5800 Sable
1989 BX19RD Delage Red Deceased; 1998 ZX 1.9D Avantage auto Triton Green Company car 1998..2001; 2001 Xantia 1.8i auto Wicked Red Company car 2001..2003

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