XM V6 Sei finally going for restoration

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Eddie nuff
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Post by Eddie nuff » Fri May 06, 2022 5:00 am

Dieselman wrote:
Thu May 05, 2022 6:10 am
dcz1643 wrote:
Wed May 04, 2022 6:19 pm

I intend to keep a bit of a diary/record of the work, so will post bits on here if people are interested.
No...no-one is interested in the slightest... :P :roll:
Folk are interested, but for completely different reasons. Whilst most on here are enthusiasts interested in the intimate details of what you are doing to keep it on the road the interest level of the vast majority of Joe Public stretches to "what the hell is that?", "long time since I've seen one of them" or "my dad/I used to have one of those" followed by absolute love or hate for the car, there doesn't seem to be any middle ground.

Whether it be S1 or 2, 2.0 or 3, petrol or diesel, saloon or estate, they are certainly a rarity that creates interest for one reason or another.
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Post by Dieselman » Fri May 06, 2022 7:11 am

Eddie nuff wrote:
Fri May 06, 2022 5:00 am
followed by absolute love or hate for the car, there doesn't seem to be any middle ground.
LOL.. You've noticed.

The sign of a design masterpiece.
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Re: XM V6 Sei finally going for restoration

Post by Dieselman » Fri May 06, 2022 7:21 am

dcz1643 wrote:
Thu May 05, 2022 8:11 pm
It is an automatic, not a manual and it isn’t a 24v.
Thanks for the updated info, Citroen have the car shown as with a ZPJ4 engine (24v) and manual gearbox. Other sites have it shown as an automatic, still with 24v engine...
Be aware of this when shopping for parts using the reg, or VIN number as a reference.

The spare wheel holders all disintegrate due to only being painted with primer.

As far as ATF goes my understanding is that all Dexron spec upto D6 are backwards compatible right back to the original formulation.

Even 13 years ago ZF, who make the ZF4HP-18 gearbox specified D2 or D3 on their list of approved products. That was before D4-6 existed.

D2 was the latest spec available when the car was launched.

Worth reading the below thread.
viewtopic.php?f=9&t=10269&hilit=dextron+3+compatibility
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Re: XM V6 Sei finally going for restoration

Post by dcz1643 » Fri May 06, 2022 4:23 pm

I haven’t worked out how to reply to individual posts, so please don’t think mr ignorant. Thank you for the continued flow of information. I am collating everything so as we go on, we have the correct info about what products to use and where to get spares. Many Thanks…Derek
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Re: XM V6 Sei finally going for restoration

Post by Citjon » Fri May 06, 2022 6:37 pm

Looks like a great car - good luck with the recomissioning.

Will be following this thread with much interest!

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Re: XM V6 Sei finally going for restoration

Post by Julianw » Fri May 06, 2022 11:13 pm

Great to see another XM on its way back to the road. Good luck!

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Post by citroenxm » Sat May 07, 2022 5:38 am

Eddie nuff wrote:
Fri May 06, 2022 4:46 am
Consider having the starter reconned. Not much difference money wise and you keep the originality.
Haha consider buying one of mine. It will be cheaper and you could get two for the price of one.. 😉
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Re: XM V6 Sei finally going for restoration

Post by Dieselman » Sat May 07, 2022 8:07 am

dcz1643 wrote:
Fri May 06, 2022 4:23 pm
I haven’t worked out how to reply to individual posts, so please don’t think mr ignorant. Thank you for the continued flow of information. I am collating everything so as we go on, we have the correct info about what products to use and where to get spares. Many Thanks…Derek
At the top right of each post is a row of "buttons". Hover over them to see what each one does. The right hand one is "Quote", which means you can respond quoting the original post.

You did ask if people were intereseted in your progress, I think you now have your answer...
Don't bother restoring your car, just get it on the road and in use, you can then fettle it at your leisure...and hopefully not just park it in the garage for 22 years...
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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: XM V6 Sei finally going for restoration

Post by dcz1643 » Sat May 07, 2022 6:07 pm

Dieselman wrote:
Sat May 07, 2022 8:07 am
dcz1643 wrote:
Fri May 06, 2022 4:23 pm
I haven’t worked out how to reply to individual posts, so please don’t think mr ignorant. Thank you for the continued flow of information. I am collating everything so as we go on, we have the correct info about what products to use and where to get spares. Many Thanks…Derek
At the top right of each post is a row of "buttons". Hover over them to see what each one does. The right hand one is "Quote", which means you can respond quoting the original post.

You did ask if people were intereseted in your progress, I think you now have your answer...
Don't bother restoring your car, just get it on the road and in use, you can then fettle it at your leisure...and hopefully not just park it in the garage for 22 years...
Thank you for the advice, I might have got this reply thing right, we will see. You are right about getting it back on the road, that is the main objective👍
Derek
1990 Citroen XM V6 SEi (SORN)
1997 Ford Explorer V6
2011 Jaguar XF Diesel Sport
1974 Triumph Spitfire 1300

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Re: XM V6 Sei finally going for restoration

Post by maxferreira » Mon May 16, 2022 6:55 pm

Lovely looking car!

glad you're getting it restored

i notice, Teesside.....i'm also in Teesside

so, there's an another XM in Teesside, how wonderful!

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