Robert's Turbo SD

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Re: Robert's Turbo SD

Post by russ92xmsed » Fri May 23, 2014 1:16 pm

Haha, I see it's up to old tricks then. The dipped beam is usually one of the relays under the slam panel. I can't remember which one though. Have a search on here and you'll find what it is. Might be corroded connections by the sounds of it's intermittent tricks.
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I have had brief hydraulic warnings, but it's usually my spirited cornering sloshing the LHM around in the tank...thinks it's lost a load! :lol: It clearly needs a good top up.

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Re: Robert's Turbo SD

Post by kieran.l » Sat May 24, 2014 9:50 am

Thanks Russ, strangely enough the dipped beams have been working since but I think I'll pop in some brighter bulbs alright. I've noticed the reflectors of the dipped beam part of the headlight have become yellow, but not the main beam part.

Haven't had the hydraulic level warning either since; as you said, probably just needed a top up

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Re: Robert's Turbo SD

Post by Dieselman » Sat May 24, 2014 11:10 am

Try carefully washing the headlamp reflectors, it usually has a marked impact.
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Re: Robert's Turbo SD

Post by kieran.l » Wed May 28, 2014 5:04 pm

Was a lovely day today so took the opportunity to take some pics :)

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Loving the colour more and more!
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Re: Robert's Turbo SD

Post by CitroJim » Thu May 29, 2014 3:01 am

That looks lovely indeed :D

I rather like the colour too...
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Re: Robert's Turbo SD

Post by Ciaran » Thu May 29, 2014 8:31 am

Damn I love this car! :lol:

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Re: Robert's Turbo SD

Post by White Exec » Thu May 29, 2014 9:09 am

As I discovered recently, the dipped beam bulbs don't operate through a relay - they're straight off the lighting switch. Main beam does have a relay however, even though it's the same wattage (55+55 standard), presumably to prevent the additional current of main beam loading the lighting switch/wiring. Adding a dip beam relay is something several folk have done, and ought to prolong the life of the main lighting switch.
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Re: Robert's Turbo SD

Post by davoxx » Mon Jun 02, 2014 4:08 pm

looks very nice alright.
How's the paintwork?

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Re: Robert's Turbo SD

Post by captainhaddock » Mon Jun 02, 2014 5:10 pm

Nice car! Always very surprised to see an XM with Irish number plates!

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Re: Robert's Turbo SD

Post by kieran.l » Tue Jun 03, 2014 8:13 pm

Davoxx, the paintwork is grand mostly, one or two small rust patches but you'd have to look for them.

Captainhaddok, I wonder how many roadworthy ones are knocking around this country?! ;)
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