Robert's Turbo SD

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Robert's Turbo SD

Post by robert_e_smart » Wed Feb 10, 2010 7:08 pm

Evening folks,

I have decided to join the bandwagon, and have bought a Maroon 2.1 SD Manual.

135k Miles on the clock, K plate. The previous owner has had a lot of work done to the car, including a new clutch, new front pads and discs, 7 new spheres, new FDV, new pressure regulator etc etc. The previous owner always wanted a XM, then he finally got one, got all this work done to it, and he never really bonded with the car. He is an automatic man at heart.

Here are some pictures for your viewing pleasure.

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Re: Robert's Turbo SD

Post by Dieselman » Wed Feb 10, 2010 7:32 pm

Is that as good as it looks? Where did you find it advertised?
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Re: Robert's Turbo SD

Post by andmcit » Wed Feb 10, 2010 7:47 pm

You'll have to update your signature Robert! Well I really like the Mandarin red - really suits the lines of a s1
and the black inserts really set the shape off a treat. My fav is the top side view with it's sheen! 8-)

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Series 1 spoilers rock!!! :roll: :lol:

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Post by Citroenesque » Wed Feb 10, 2010 7:48 pm

That's BEAUTIFUL. I love the S1 in that colour. Nice interior too.
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Re: Robert's Turbo SD

Post by andmcit » Wed Feb 10, 2010 7:54 pm

Robert,. I'm guessing if it's had a clutch it's not another 23k miler? ;)
Does this mean though that the 2.5 is getting the chop because of the ABS light!!!? :shock:

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Post by robert_e_smart » Wed Feb 10, 2010 8:20 pm

The car wasn't advertised for sale at all.

I found out about it in a round about way. The guy who I bought my 2.1 Auto from was selling an auto TCT, and the owner of the red 2.1 came down to see it, so I was told about the 2.1 Manual. I happened to be going to a meeting close to where this red car was, and arranged to call in and see it.

I'm trying to rationalise my fleet a bit, and I wanted a manual diesel XM in the fleet to use along sides the auto.

It does look almost as good as the pictures, the interior really is spotless, the pasengers side front wing has a kink in it. The car needs new tyres, the PAS is still very heavey after all the work that has been done on the hydraulics. And it needs a small patch welding in behing the passengers side jacking point, but it is no where near as bad as it was on the 2.5.

I think the real low mileages XMs are going to be impossible to find now!

So the 2.5 is getting the chop. I am getting sick of it. It has a lot of other faults as well. It has a bad hydraulic leak from the main pressure pipe coming from the pressure regulator, the rear brakes are unbalanced with more braking effort on the drivers side. The thing is loosing coolant as well and running hot. The exhaust on it is weak, I already had to weld a patch on it. It will need a new screen as well when the crack gets bigger. I don't have the time to waste on it anymore. Its a shame, but they can't all be saved, and the body of it really isn't that good.

Ideally, I would like it to go onto someone who has the time, appetite and budget for the 2.5, but I don't think I will have any takers over here in NI. We'll see what happens. I'll leave it for a week or so, and might go back to it again, and see if I can get it MOT'd and sell it on as is rather than breaking it. However, there is always a healthy demand for cheap XM spares!
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Post by citroenxm » Wed Feb 10, 2010 8:39 pm

Very Nice Robert!

Clean, and a S1.5 too, later engine shown by the Alloy inlet manifold and Bosch Fuel system!

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Re: Robert's Turbo SD

Post by MTXM » Wed Feb 10, 2010 10:24 pm

A great addition to your fleet Robert and one of my favourite colours too! I am rather more biased towards petrol turbos, but K - L were the best years for XMs in my view!! All the best, Matthew T.
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Other previous XM sold and broken too many to mention!

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Post by citroenxm » Wed Feb 10, 2010 10:41 pm

Mathew

Edit that a bit - to EARLY M, as the S1 Turbos - in Onyx guise were on M plates aswell. I have one here ..

But yes agreed, K to M were the most sorted models ;) :D :lol: :lol:

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Re: Robert's Turbo SD

Post by Peter.N. » Wed Feb 10, 2010 11:07 pm

That's cheating, I never got to see it :D Very nice though, I do like that colour when its shiny, my red one is similar but looks like non metallic at the moment, years of not being polished. Mk2 steering wheel I see.

Welcome to the 2.1 manual owners club. 8-)

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