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Re: Mikes V6 ES9 Manual Exclusive

Post by Dieselman » Sat Apr 02, 2016 8:25 am

You will be disapointed at finding that parts of a car occupy much more space than a complete car, even when teh shell has gone.

Can't you find a space to keep the organ donor?
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Re: Mikes V6 ES9 Manual Exclusive

Post by xantia_v6 » Sat Apr 02, 2016 11:58 am

Dieselman wrote:You will be disapointed at finding that parts of a car occupy much more space than a complete car, even when teh shell has gone.
I was afraid of that. I have some loft space above the garage, so anything that can be carried up a ladder will go up there, but I am not sure about doos and body panels. The engine/transmission can sit at the end of the garage for now.
Dieselman wrote:Can't you find a space to keep the organ donor?
No, living near the centre of an old French town, I am very lucky to have a garage at all, it took 3 years to find and purchase it! There is just room in it for 2 XMs, but that leaves no working space at all. I would rather keep the good XM in the garage and have a workbench.
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Re: Mikes V6 ES9 Manual Exclusive

Post by raynoon » Sat Apr 02, 2016 1:38 pm

Hang the doors on the walls?
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Re: Mikes V6 ES9 Manual Exclusive

Post by xantia_v6 » Tue Apr 05, 2016 6:53 pm

On the subject of the parts car, I would welcome any hints for dismantling, particularly as I will be doing it in a narrow garage.

I know to slacken the spheres while the suspension is pressurised, and I will slacken the front hub nuts while there is weight on the wheels. Anything else?

I started it yesterday for the first time in 6 months, and the rattling catalytic converter has magically repaired itself and the engine sounds sweet again.
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Re: Mikes V6 ES9 Manual Exclusive

Post by xmexclusive » Tue Apr 05, 2016 7:23 pm

Take the doors off before you put the car in the garage to strip.
The inability to fully open a door can stop you removing the hinge pins.
The doors can be stored in the back of the car or on top to keep them out the way.
Bumpers are a similar problem for some of the bolts.
Wheels on a single slightly loosened bolt.
Do not forget to take the pins out the driveshafts and loosen the main nuts.

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Post by Dean » Tue Apr 05, 2016 8:43 pm

xantia_v6 wrote:I started it yesterday for the first time in 6 months, and the rattling catalytic converter has magically repaired itself and the engine sounds sweet again.
Rust can be usefull sometimes ;)

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Re: Mikes V6 ES9 Manual Exclusive

Post by xantia_v6 » Thu Apr 21, 2016 5:38 pm

I have been dismantling the parts car. So far everything has come off nicely, the engine is out and the transmission separated. After a few days with greassy black hands, I am working on the interior for light relief.

I can't see how the dashboard comes out. It is loose at the bottom but seems to be held at the top, near the windscreen, but I can't see any fasteners.
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Post by xmexclusive » Thu Apr 21, 2016 8:52 pm

If I remember rightly there are 5 bolts in the scuttle plus two at the bottom of the engine bay.
It can come out in one piece as that is how it went in.
If you are just looking to remove the cover there are Torx screws in the front vent strip.
You will need a flexi shaft on the screw driver.

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Re: Mikes V6 ES9 Manual Exclusive

Post by xantia_v6 » Thu May 11, 2017 11:40 am

I have got the XM out of hibernation, and it seems to be running well.

I spent the last couple of days doing the HA2 hydractive valve modification as per late model Xantias. It all went fairly smoothly, but I had to change the front electrovalve again because it was not switching to soft mode at all. I will open it up later and see what is going on. I will report on comfort after driving it for a bit.

While I was under the car I also swapped the flexi hose from the regulator to the subframe, as it was weeping at one of the crimps.
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Re: Mikes V6 ES9 Manual Exclusive

Post by Dieselman » Thu May 11, 2017 1:50 pm

Not the first time we've heard of a leaking crimp.

It will be interesting to hear what the electrovalve failure is, electrical, mechanical or hydraulic leakage.
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