The Ambassadorial XM estate has another new owner… Hi!

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Ambassador JDStone
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The Ambassadorial XM estate has another new owner… Hi!

Post by Ambassador JDStone » Mon May 13, 2024 9:55 pm

Hello from the newest owner of K475PGN!
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It’s been fun to dig up history on Facebook, YouTube, tiktok and now this forum. I’ve not got the logbook back to see how many owners it’s had, but I’m thinking I might be number 9… maybe…
Thanks to this forum I’ve found out the car still has largely the same faults as it did a few years ago.
Even things said to have been fixed previously (Heater blower) aren’t working, so there’s still plenty to do despite the past 9 years of bills totalling to about £8000.
I’ll scour the forum with the search bar to see if I can find answers more easily than bothering everyone, but I’ll still be asking questions!
Oh and yes, I do plan on making YouTube videos with it :lol:
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Re: The Ambassadorial XM estate has another new owner… Hi!

Post by Dieselman » Tue May 14, 2024 6:50 am

Is that 9 owners since Goeff buys cars, or just in the last 12 months?

Good luck with fixing the car up. Feel free to ask for answers to issues.
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Re: The Ambassadorial XM estate has another new owner… Hi!

Post by Southerneruk » Tue May 14, 2024 10:56 am

This that, a diesel auto estate

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Re: The Ambassadorial XM estate has another new owner… Hi!

Post by Ambassador JDStone » Thu May 16, 2024 10:06 pm

It’s a petrol manual!
So, fun thing, the steering wheel started wobbling while manoeuvering and it’s developed a rattle. 99% sure the hydraulic pump is on its way out (largely because the pulley is wobbling too!). Not quite sure how I missed that when I went to view it and drove it 152 miles home…
The best thing however is that it just happens I already have a spare from a 92 XM diesel that’s been in a box for… 13 years? Oh and the rest of the suspension system too, because I had a dream of fitting it to something else which never came to fruition… So that’s fun.
Got the Haynes manual, got the part…
Any top tips before I undertake it?

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Re: The Ambassadorial XM estate has another new owner… Hi!

Post by Ambassador JDStone » Thu May 16, 2024 10:15 pm

Oh and I got the logbook back. I really AM owner number 9. A rather good educated guess it turned out.
Quite enjoying ownership so far, plenty of small faults and the big one of (I think) the pump. Oh and rust on the crossmembers that I didn’t spot when I viewed it, but hey, it’s 32 years old, I’ll sort it. Probably.

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Re: The Ambassadorial XM estate has another new owner… Hi!

Post by Dieselman » Fri May 17, 2024 6:50 am

The pump is unusual, but rust more common.

The only thing to watch for with the pump is that the suction pipe unions are tight, otherwise it will suck in air, causing erratic pressure, which you already have due to the collapsed bearing.
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