Sable 2.1 SED

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Sable 2.1 SED

Post by Dieselman » Sat Jul 20, 2019 10:19 am

The latest aquisition is a project 1992 2.1 SED manual, that requires immediate repairs and further cosmetic work.
It loses coolant at such a rate that it is undriveable, it also appears very oily on the engine and in the engine bay, so possibly needs the head gasket doing.
I was advised that it has cold starting issues also.
Sable Phenicien is lovely colour for an XM as it appears to change colour slightly from different angles and being light shows the styling features, contours and floating roof.

I've not had time to look at the car much, but am close to starting on it.

I've washed it and vacuumed it as it was in dire need, I've also washed the engine bay and sorted an LHM leak and drawing air into the hydraulics system.

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Looking for the paint code.

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92 2.1SED M.RP5740 ECZ Sable Phenicien
92 3.0 V6-24.Rp 5713 EXY Black
92 2.1SD M.RP 5685 ENT Blue Sideral
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90 2.1SD M.RP 5049 EJV Mandarin
92 2.1SD A.RP 5698 EJV Mandarin
94 2.1SD A.RP 6218 ERT Triton Green
91 2.0SI M.RP 5187 EWT White

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Re: Sable 2.1 SED

Post by White Exec » Sat Jul 20, 2019 10:24 am

The colour is one of the rare and lovely ones, Will.
At least with all that oil/LHM in the engine bay, rust should have been kept away.
Wearing out a steering wheel takes some doing... :?
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Re: Sable 2.1 SED

Post by russ92xmsed » Sun Jul 21, 2019 6:07 pm

Love Sable...

It's in dire need of TLC, but will be a great car when done. What on earth was Andy transporting in the boot?!
Almost want to get stuck in myself!! 😂
Russ

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Re: Sable 2.1 SED

Post by Dieselman » Sun Jul 21, 2019 6:49 pm

I think Andy had been doing a spot of DIY demolition and the XM was being used as transport...allied to having lost inclination and resources to perform the necessary repairs issues weren't going to be resolved.

To date all I've done is rubbed down and zinc primed a dented section on the NSR sill to stop further rust, given it a thorough wash and vac out, which has changed it's appearance dramatically, got the newly cut key blade stuck fast in the drivers door, which necessitated a complete strip down of the very complicated cruciform lock barrel...of which a tiny spring and internal weather shield made a bid for freedom, fortunately found the next day, and managed to snap off the aerial when trying to raise it to wash the roof as the mounting is seized solid...
The faulty key blade has now been suitably filed to work properly.

After spending quite some time washing the engine bay and then the car with high strength, industrial, cleaner, I've fixed the LHM leak at the suction pipe which was making a mess on the drive and dealt with the insecure suction pipe union at the LHM tank.

I hopefully have some parts coming, sidelights, drivers door mirror, leather to patch a hole in the rear seat base, a dipstick and hopefully a drivers information matrix display.

The climate control display is working, but illegible as the backlight is out, so I need to investigate that.

The remote plip receiver appears to be U/s. Key emits, but nothing happens.
92 2.1SED M.RP5740 ECZ Sable Phenicien
92 3.0 V6-24.Rp 5713 EXY Black
92 2.1SD M.RP 5685 ENT Blue Sideral
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90 2.1SD M.RP 5049 EJV Mandarin
92 2.1SD A.RP 5698 EJV Mandarin
94 2.1SD A.RP 6218 ERT Triton Green
91 2.0SI M.RP 5187 EWT White

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Re: Sable 2.1 SED

Post by Dieselman » Sat Jul 27, 2019 9:11 am

A few jobs done, more revealed.

The ABS light didn't blink on IGN on...new bulb fitted and we have... :|

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The codes revealed a full house. To be continued...

For the ABS lamp I used the seatbelt warning bulb as it isn't used on UK cars. To get to the bulb necessitates removal of the sub board. No wonder the oil level guage didn't work.

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The steering column adjustment handle grip broke up in the heat, so a temporary repair necessitated removal of the lower dash panel.
Note the heater direction control wire. It works... There are replacement servo's in the glovebox.

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Talking of parts, bits have started to arrive from afar.

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92 2.1SED M.RP5740 ECZ Sable Phenicien
92 3.0 V6-24.Rp 5713 EXY Black
92 2.1SD M.RP 5685 ENT Blue Sideral
Prev
90 2.1SD M.RP 5049 EJV Mandarin
92 2.1SD A.RP 5698 EJV Mandarin
94 2.1SD A.RP 6218 ERT Triton Green
91 2.0SI M.RP 5187 EWT White

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