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chriscousins
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New member - probably with loads of questions!

Post by chriscousins » Tue Oct 09, 2018 8:15 am

Hello all,
I bought a 91 XM 2.0 Prestige to save.

It’s just passed an MOT but no doubt will have plenty of issues/challenges for me to sort out.

This is my second XM, the first being a 24v some 20 years ago.

Please excuse the basic questions that will be posted over the next few weeks.....

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Re: New member - probably with loads of questions!

Post by xmexclusive » Tue Oct 09, 2018 8:51 am

Ask away.

As far as I know none of the contributing members here are Citroen trained mechanics.
I think all of us started on a learning curve with our first XM.
Forum moderation is as light touch as possible so searching for answers is not always easy.

Tell us about you XM including photos.
Tell us about you problems, ideally including photos.
It is open to all members to reply.
Most important tell us the results.
That item is our biggest problem as it is missing in many question threads.
Reporting of results, good or bad really helps other members put a value on any advice given.

Enjoy your second XM.

John

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Re: New member - probably with loads of questions!

Post by citroenxm » Tue Oct 09, 2018 9:21 am

Welcome along. I currently have a 1991 v6 24v and a 93 2.1td auto.. I've had many others though..

The 24v v6 is a special one I think. There are a couple of other 24v owners on here too..

We look forward to any questions..
1990 H reg V6 24v Manual .. in progress.. on SORN
Projects:
92 L Xm 2.1t D auto project
94 L Xantia SX Td anti sink.
Shit thats scarey.. Two XMs left...

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Re: New member - probably with loads of questions!

Post by Dieselman » Tue Oct 09, 2018 11:59 am

A '91 car is first series car with rotary lights switch and multipole earthing points.

This is the car in question. J294 JBP.

https://www.carandclassic.co.uk/car/C991277

You need to get going with some cutting and welding gear to save that car, but otherwise it seems like a good project car.
iirc, the cills have been plated over plates already let in.
1992 3.0 V6-24.Rp 5713 EXY Black
1992 2.1SD M.RP 5685 in ENT Blue Sideral
Previous:
1990 2.1SD M.RP 5049 in EJV Mandarin
1992 2.1SD A.RP 5698 in EJV Mandarin
1994 2.1SD A.RP 6218 in ERT Triton Green
1991 2.0SI M.RP 5187 in EWT White

chriscousins
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Re: New member - probably with loads of questions!

Post by chriscousins » Tue Oct 09, 2018 5:03 pm

Interesting, i won’t ask how you knew!

I do 5-6 projects a year, know a brilliant welder and all the welding has been done. The MOT tester was happy anyway.

The car was advertised on a Facebook group i’m on and came with a £500 receipt for new cam belt and water pump. It drove very well on trade plates from down south to up north (approx 200 miles).

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Re: New member - probably with loads of questions!

Post by Dean » Tue Oct 09, 2018 6:29 pm

Congratulations on the new toy, looks good.

D
92 Citroen XM Prestige 3.0i Auto R.P5678
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Re: New member - probably with loads of questions!

Post by motorgnome » Tue Oct 09, 2018 10:30 pm

Another "Newbie"... Just like me!. Ask plenty of questions...It saves me asking them! hahahha...

Welcome mate..It's a great crew here..The smartest bunch of blokes ever!

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Re: New member - probably with loads of questions!

Post by chriscousins » Tue Oct 16, 2018 8:14 pm

I think my mechanic must have been browsing in here for technical stuff - he’s managed to fix the ABS problem using a brand new Xantia ABS sensor with a little fettling!

The big decision now is....do I tax it from 1st November or leave it SORN’d until 1st March? All my other cars are SORN’d and tucked up for the winter now.

How does the XM cope with snow?

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Re: New member - probably with loads of questions!

Post by White Exec » Wed Oct 17, 2018 6:46 am

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Beautifully!
Really sure-footed, and with plenty of weight over the front wheels.
Up on Int.High, it'll also get through moderate drifts.
Toasty heater, too ;)
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