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Re: Przem's 2.5 TD Black/Exc (1996) - first steps into XMs w

Posted: Thu Aug 11, 2016 6:17 pm
by Dieselman
Before condemning the doseur valve I would replace any aged spheres, especially the accumulator and then service the FDV.

Re: Przem's 2.5 TD Black/Exc (1996) - first steps into XMs w

Posted: Wed Sep 21, 2016 9:57 am
by Pshemsky
OK, time for update. Sometimes easiest solution seems to be the best one. Brake bleed sort everything out. Brakes are better and 'sitting' gone for good. That means that one thing is sorted :]

Re: Przem's 2.5 TD Black/Exc (1996) - first steps into XMs w

Posted: Wed Sep 21, 2016 1:08 pm
by White Exec
Sounding good - job well done, hopefully.

Re: Przem's 2.5 TD Black/Exc (1996) - first steps into XMs w

Posted: Mon Oct 31, 2016 7:16 am
by Pshemsky
Just a quick update...
I'm still with You guys ;) Few weeks ago dropped my car in garage for some restoration/modification jobs. Will stay there for a next few months, so now I'm using my silver Xantia HDI while XM is away. From time to time I'll drop some photos for You and probably (as usual) ask for advice regards recommended repairs and jobs which should be done to provide bright future for my XM and keep it on the road for years.

Re: Przem's 2.5 TD Black/Exc (1996) - first steps into XMs w

Posted: Mon Oct 31, 2016 7:32 am
by White Exec
Good to hear the restoration is still steaming ahead. Will be good to have more details and photos when you can.

Re: Przem's 2.5 TD Black/Exc (1996) - first steps into XMs world

Posted: Wed May 29, 2019 6:37 pm
by Pshemsky
Damn... last information was on Nov 2016. I can't believe that years has gone since I post last update. Well, I won't have any good information.
Since I've dropped car in that garage in Poland it all went wrong. Due to family circumstances I have to change garage in last moment and that means that I have to get in queue till other car projects will be sorted. Then (due to other situations) my mechanic have to migrate to Norway for couple of month - to buy garage which he was renting from private person. To keep a long story short owner of that warehouse/garage want to buy a flat for his daughter. So he give a chance (to my mechanic) to buy it from him, but to get that sort of money he (my mechanic) have to earn some quick cash - and that how he end up in Norway. He's back since December 2018, but recently his 7 yrs old niece was diagnosed with cancer - life is a bitch.
I meet him week ago on my weekend trip to Poland. We had a long chat and with tears in his eyes he promised me to push job (my XM) forward from this summer. So fingers crossed.

Meanwhile I saw the second XM which I bought from eBay and send to him as a donor. It supposed to be in much better condition than mine - apparently it's even worst than my original black one. Probably you remember that auction 2x 2.5 XM - one went to scrap yard and I bought second one - the frame - photo below. But as mention before - won't have much from it :cry:
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Re: Przem's 2.5 TD Black/Exc (1996) - first steps into XMs world

Posted: Wed May 29, 2019 8:20 pm
by White Exec
Gosh, Prem, you have been 'through the mill' in getting the car sorted.
Hope your workshop guy comes up trumps.
Don't leave it so long with the news next time - three years is a long time!

Re: Przem's 2.5 TD Black/Exc (1996) - first steps into XMs world

Posted: Thu May 30, 2019 10:36 am
by Pshemsky
Hi Chris. In normal situation (client vs mechanic) probably it'll end up with heavy arguing, swearing and taking a car, all parts and frame somewhere else. But first of all I'm not that kind of person and I can understand how difficult life can sometimes be. All these shitty-random situations comes and goes with time and at the end we're human beings and this is only a car (I know it's beautiful ;)). So I took a deep breath. think about it from wider perspective and decide to trust in his words and leave a car with him.
Besides (let's face the truth) who will take a car/project which been already taken apart by another mechanic ? So, sorry guys for not posting updates. I'm keeping me eye on forum - reading through, but mainly staying in shadow and carry on driving my Xantia for now :]