XM V6 Sei finally going for restoration

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Re: XM V6 Sei finally going for restoration

Post by dcz1643 » Wed Jun 15, 2022 6:34 pm

citroenxm wrote:
Thu May 05, 2022 8:36 pm
I've about 5 v6 starter motors from Autos.. All working..

Ahh an early auto then.. The box MUST ONLY use DEXRON 2 fluid..
Hi Again, I am going to post an update about the XM, my mate Peter has been away, so it's only really just getting started.
Anyway, the starter is off and it's goosed, you mentioned you may have a replacement. I have attached a picture of the one that has been taken off. Could you let me know if you do have one and what the cost would be to buy it from you, including postage?

Cheers...Derek
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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 » Wed Jun 15, 2022 6:39 pm

Hi Derek..

Yes I have a number if them..

I'll send you a pm now..
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Re: XM V6 Sei finally going for restoration

Post by dcz1643 » Wed Jun 15, 2022 6:42 pm

It has taken some time to start this project, as Pete has been busy and away. As per the previous post, the starter motor is off. Apparently it took about an hour and it became a two man job?

Pete has taken all of the wheels off, to have some temporary tyres fitted, as the tyres are not holding air and the car is low enough without sitting on it's rims.

Next stage is to get a replacement starter motor, change fluids, check everything is as it should be and see if she starts. Then the suspension can be looked at.

I don't think things are looking too bad at the moment, I have posted some pics from today....Derek
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Re: XM V6 Sei finally going for restoration

Post by Dieselman » Thu Jun 16, 2022 6:22 am

The "two man job" bit is just a matter of getting used to working round the hydraulic components, which becomes easier with practice.

The rust on the front bumper outrigger is very common and usually a lot worse than your car, which just needs a rub down and repaint. Usually there isn't much left of the outrigger and often the inner wing closing plate is holed as well.

The tyres probably are scrap after sitting 22 years, probably uninflated, but if just leaking at the rim bead, forcing them to move on the bead (let down, stand on the bead, or lever it), lubricating with soapy water, then re-inflating usually makes them seal again.

It will soon be on the road.
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Re: XM V6 Sei finally going for restoration

Post by dcz1643 » Thu Jun 16, 2022 8:35 am

Thanks Dieselman, this is very encouraging. I am looking forward to driving the old girl again😁👍
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Re: XM V6 Sei finally going for restoration

Post by citroenxm » Thu Jun 16, 2022 8:36 am

Let me know on the starter Derek. So I know to goto my unit and fetch it out..
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Re: XM V6 Sei finally going for restoration

Post by dcz1643 » Thu Jun 16, 2022 8:39 am

citroenxm wrote:
Wed Jun 15, 2022 6:39 pm
Hi Derek..

Yes I have a number if them..

I'll send you a pm now..
Got your PM, I will take you up on the offer. Busy today but I will sort this tomorrow. Please PM me with your payment details and thanks for your help.
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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 Jun 16, 2022 8:50 am

If you need anything else engine wise shout., I had collected a number of v6 bits after having two.. Which I no longer have.. Water hoses.. Etc..
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Re: XM V6 Sei finally going for restoration

Post by dcz1643 » Fri Jun 17, 2022 7:45 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 again, I was wondering how you got on with getting your XM sorted. Are you now running around in it? There is a group on Facebook called “Retros of Teesside” (it is a big group, worth joining) and I notice a guy has a beautiful looking blue XM. So when mine gets done, there will be 3 XM’s I’m Teesside, that we know about. Cheers Derek
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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 » Fri Jun 17, 2022 1:03 pm

dcz1643 wrote:
Fri Jun 17, 2022 7:45 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 again, I was wondering how you got on with getting your XM sorted. Are you now running around in it? There is a group on Facebook called “Retros of Teesside” (it is a big group, worth joining) and I notice a guy has a beautiful looking blue XM. So when mine gets done, there will be 3 XM’s I’m Teesside, that we know about. Cheers Derek
Hi

yes it's on the road and i've been driving round in it a fair bit lately

yes indeed, i'm a member of that group, and i'm meeting him on wednesday to get them both together

i do wonder if there's any more hidden away? must be

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