Oldest XM in the UK - Now with registration!!

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Re: Oldest XM in the UK - Now with registration!!

Post by MTXM » Thu Apr 27, 2017 7:55 pm

The manual gearbox is less likely to give trouble Will I agree and could be better to drive in the Alps, although ultimately most spares are interchangeable! I agree with Chris that it is possible to quite quickly adapt to different driving positions. Although you do have to be careful, I daily manage to switch back and forth between sides, while I have lost the occasional wing mirror glass on narrow country lanes! I think driving in France with a rhd car is probably easier than the other way around, given the generally lighter traffic, apart from in central Paris perhaps!! For tool booths and car parks at least there will be a co-pilot! With regards, Matthew T.
1989 V6 Exclusive (Poland car)
1990 V6sei auto (grey auto)
1990 V6sei manual (gold car)
1990 V6.24 Pallas (Germany car)
1990 V6.24v (Scotland car)
1992 V6sei auto (blue auto)
Other previous XM sold and broken too many to mention!

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Re: Oldest XM in the UK - Now with registration!!

Post by russ92xmsed » Fri Apr 28, 2017 12:47 pm

Bit of a dilemma, both would be nice. See your point about the Poland car being a bit more delicate.
But wouldn't the manual be a little more efficient and better in the Alps?
Russ

1992 K reg XM 2.1 Auto SED RP 5712
1992 K reg XM 2.1 Auto SED RP 5705 (D)
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Re: Oldest XM in the UK - Now with registration!!

Post by MTXM » Thu May 31, 2018 6:59 pm

I am pleased to report another year's ticket has just been secured as the car returns to the road after a winter rest! There were just two advisories on corroded front and rear brake pipes that was no big surprise. Altogether quite encouraging for a 29-year old car. With regards, Matthew T.
1989 V6 Exclusive (Poland car)
1990 V6sei auto (grey auto)
1990 V6sei manual (gold car)
1990 V6.24 Pallas (Germany car)
1990 V6.24v (Scotland car)
1992 V6sei auto (blue auto)
Other previous XM sold and broken too many to mention!

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Post by russ92xmsed » Fri Jun 01, 2018 12:21 pm

Great news. Always a relief when they behave! :lol:
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1992 K reg XM 2.1 Auto SED RP 5712
1992 K reg XM 2.1 Auto SED RP 5705 (D)
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2003 C5 2.2 HDI Exclusive

I sell Engine bay, 1990 COTY, Total & Club XM Sticker Decals
http://www.rjwcreativedesign.co.uk

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Post by MTXM » Fri Jun 01, 2018 4:06 pm

Thanks Russ and do you mean the car or the garage! With regards, Matthew T.
1989 V6 Exclusive (Poland car)
1990 V6sei auto (grey auto)
1990 V6sei manual (gold car)
1990 V6.24 Pallas (Germany car)
1990 V6.24v (Scotland car)
1992 V6sei auto (blue auto)
Other previous XM sold and broken too many to mention!

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Post by russ92xmsed » Sat Jun 02, 2018 9:45 pm

Was thinking the car, but a well behaved garage helps too!
Russ

1992 K reg XM 2.1 Auto SED RP 5712
1992 K reg XM 2.1 Auto SED RP 5705 (D)
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2003 C5 2.2 HDI Exclusive

I sell Engine bay, 1990 COTY, Total & Club XM Sticker Decals
http://www.rjwcreativedesign.co.uk

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Post by MTXM » Sun Jun 03, 2018 4:16 pm

I could not resist taking and posting this photo with the sunshine we have had today. After the cars return to the road I did a couple of small jobs yesterday including changing the glove box catch and speed sensor interface. I fitted my electro-valve indicator light for the first time and there was some erratic behaviour with the suspension sticking in soft that now appears to be resolved. With regards, Matthew T.
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1989 V6 Exclusive (Poland car)
1990 V6sei auto (grey auto)
1990 V6sei manual (gold car)
1990 V6.24 Pallas (Germany car)
1990 V6.24v (Scotland car)
1992 V6sei auto (blue auto)
Other previous XM sold and broken too many to mention!

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Re: Oldest XM in the UK - Now with registration!!

Post by White Exec » Sun Jun 03, 2018 4:39 pm

Sticking in Soft??? Lucky you - it's normally unwanted Firm that's the problem.
Are you finding the LEDs informative?
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Re: Oldest XM in the UK - Now with registration!!

Post by MTXM » Mon Jun 04, 2018 11:41 am

Many thanks Chris and the electro-valve indicator light is certainly a very useful device! In this case the most responsive sensor is for the brakes and firm mode will also kick in briefly under hard acceleration and cornering, which I guess could be the steering angle and/or body movement sensors. From the Citroen testing advice sheet the accelerator pedal sensor does not appear to function at present. With regards, Matthew T.
1989 V6 Exclusive (Poland car)
1990 V6sei auto (grey auto)
1990 V6sei manual (gold car)
1990 V6.24 Pallas (Germany car)
1990 V6.24v (Scotland car)
1992 V6sei auto (blue auto)
Other previous XM sold and broken too many to mention!

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Re: Oldest XM in the UK - Now with registration!!

Post by russ92xmsed » Mon Jun 04, 2018 12:25 pm

It's looking amazing Matthew. Considering what it was like when you got it.... could argue that's brochure material now!
Russ

1992 K reg XM 2.1 Auto SED RP 5712
1992 K reg XM 2.1 Auto SED RP 5705 (D)
Also
2003 C5 2.2 HDI Exclusive

I sell Engine bay, 1990 COTY, Total & Club XM Sticker Decals
http://www.rjwcreativedesign.co.uk

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