XM V6 Sei finally going for restoration

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Re: XM V6 Sei finally going for restoration

Post by dcz1643 » Thu May 19, 2022 9:19 am

maxferreira wrote:
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!
I haven't seen an XM in Teesside for quite a few years, is yours on the road and what area are you in? I used to see a burgundy one around and about, is that one yours? Good to hear from you...
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 dcz1643 » Thu May 19, 2022 9:27 am

Hi Guys...

My mate Pete has been in touch (he is the guy who has the XM in his workshop at the moment, down in Wisbech. He is a great mechanic but he normally works on vintage Triumphs, so he is asking for a little advice. He is working on getting the engine sorted and the original problem (when I took the XM off the road) was the starter motor. I will paste his message and some pictures, so if anyone can offer some support, that would be great...Cheers Derek

"Hi Derek, finally managed to get to the XM this afternoon.
I connected a fully charged battery and as soon as the battery was connected I could hear the starter solenoid thumping inside so it does sound like the starter is goosed.
It's not too difficult to remove but looks like this bracket needs to be removed but not sure how it unbolts? It seems to be attached to the housing that holds the sphere.
In the picture is the bracket that needs to come off so I can get to one of the bolts (I have a spanner sitting on top of the bracket."
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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 citroenxm » Thu May 19, 2022 9:31 am

Two bolts go through from the starter side and the third is accessed from the gearbox side. It fiddly but can be taken off with the hydraulics in place. But can be made much simpler taking them off. He will need to be mindful and take note on the flow divider and the return and pas feed are same size and can be swapped over which isn't good.

If you need starters I have pleanty Inc a. Couple of just about new ones here.
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Re: XM V6 Sei finally going for restoration

Post by maxferreira » Thu May 19, 2022 9:59 am

dcz1643 wrote:
Thu May 19, 2022 9:19 am
maxferreira wrote:
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!
I haven't seen an XM in Teesside for quite a few years, is yours on the road and what area are you in? I used to see a burgundy one around and about, is that one yours? Good to hear from you...
Mines a grey 2.1 td auto, only been here since April

Currently sitting at a garage in Thornaby awaiting repairs to start on Monday

I'm in Middlesbrough, hoping to have mine on the road around this time next week, feel free to have a drive of her, she does need some work

I'm so pleased there's another local one, should meet up and get both the Teesside XMs together, I can't see there being any others
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Re: XM V6 Sei finally going for restoration

Post by dcz1643 » Thu May 19, 2022 10:20 am

citroenxm wrote:
Thu May 19, 2022 9:31 am
Two bolts go through from the starter side and the third is accessed from the gearbox side. It fiddly but can be taken off with the hydraulics in place. But can be made much simpler taking them off. He will need to be mindful and take note on the flow divider and the return and pas feed are same size and can be swapped over which isn't good.

If you need starters I have pleanty Inc a. Couple of just about new ones here.
Thank you so much for your quick and comprehensive reply. I will send this to Pete and get back to you when I know what he needs to replace/sort the starter motor...Cheers Derek
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 dcz1643 » Thu May 19, 2022 10:26 am

maxferreira wrote:
Thu May 19, 2022 9:59 am
dcz1643 wrote:
Thu May 19, 2022 9:19 am
maxferreira wrote:
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!
I haven't seen an XM in Teesside for quite a few years, is yours on the road and what area are you in? I used to see a burgundy one around and about, is that one yours? Good to hear from you...
Mines a grey 2.1 td auto, only been here since April

Currently sitting at a garage in Thornaby awaiting repairs to start on Monday

I'm in Middlesbrough, hoping to have mine on the road around this time next week, feel free to have a drive of her, she does need some work

I'm so pleased there's another local one, should meet up and get both the Teesside XMs together, I can't see there being any others
Hi, mine has been shipped down to a friends workshop in Wisbech to be sorted (I am in Eaglescliffe). I am handy with the spanners but I don't have a car lift, so it is much easier for Pete to do the work down there.

I also have a 1974 Triumph Spitfire, so that keeps me busy with the oily bits!

When it comes back up here, we could have a meet, that would turn a few heads!

Cheers...Derek
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 citroenxm » Thu May 19, 2022 10:34 am

If you can get her on the road be early July there's the citroen car club national meet in abbots Ripton. Now she will get attention there being a new car to turn up

(8th 9th 10th of July)
Projects:(eventually if theres any bodywork left)
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Re: XM V6 Sei finally going for restoration

Post by maxferreira » Thu May 19, 2022 11:34 am

dcz1643 wrote:
Thu May 19, 2022 10:26 am
maxferreira wrote:
Thu May 19, 2022 9:59 am
dcz1643 wrote:
Thu May 19, 2022 9:19 am
maxferreira wrote:
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!
I haven't seen an XM in Teesside for quite a few years, is yours on the road and what area are you in? I used to see a burgundy one around and about, is that one yours? Good to hear from you...
Mines a grey 2.1 td auto, only been here since April

Currently sitting at a garage in Thornaby awaiting repairs to start on Monday

I'm in Middlesbrough, hoping to have mine on the road around this time next week, feel free to have a drive of her, she does need some work

I'm so pleased there's another local one, should meet up and get both the Teesside XMs together, I can't see there being any others
Hi, mine has been shipped down to a friends workshop in Wisbech to be sorted (I am in Eaglescliffe). I am handy with the spanners but I don't have a car lift, so it is much easier for Pete to do the work down there.

I also have a 1974 Triumph Spitfire, so that keeps me busy with the oily bits!

When it comes back up here, we could have a meet, that would turn a few heads!

Cheers...Derek
That would be good for sure! Certainly not an every day sight seeing 2 together

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Re: XM V6 Sei finally going for restoration

Post by dcz1643 » Thu May 19, 2022 12:54 pm

citroenxm wrote:
Thu May 19, 2022 10:34 am
If you can get her on the road be early July there's the citroen car club national meet in abbots Ripton. Now she will get attention there being a new car to turn up

(8th 9th 10th of July)
Thanks for the Heads Up, that will be up to my mate Pete but it’s something to aim for👍😁
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 » Sat May 21, 2022 2:56 pm

Mine should be on the road by the end of next week

would you like a drive of it? get familiar with an XM etc

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