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Re: Hello Chaps....new owner

Post by Stickfinger » Sat Aug 21, 2021 11:26 am

I plan to rivet an alloy "patch" in that area

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Re: Hello Chaps....new owner

Post by White Exec » Sat Aug 21, 2021 12:10 pm

Have sometimes wondered whether you could use a section of oversize tyre as the scoop for the spare wheel.
Would certainly be rustproof, and silent!

Don't forget Eathan may be breaking one/more of the 2.5s in Peter's field. Estates, but spare holder might fit? Not sure.
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Re: Hello Chaps....new owner

Post by Stickfinger » Sat Aug 21, 2021 1:13 pm

White Exec wrote:
Sat Aug 21, 2021 12:10 pm

Don't forget Eathan may be breaking one/more of the 2.5s in Peter's field. Estates, but spare holder might fit? Not sure.
That thread seems to have gone silent recently....tbh the only desperate item I am after is the lower part front of the right side wheel arch liner.....without that I am NOT driving the car in fear of any debris having a "negative effect" on the engine :(..... I really do not fancy going back over all the work I have done so the car is "Off the Road" for want of that part.

PS. I think a tyre would be to thick

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Re: Hello Chaps....new owner

Post by White Exec » Sat Aug 21, 2021 3:37 pm

Maybe an old one with little tread left. Should be a good choice at any tyre bay. You won't use very much of it.
EathanR is still breaking - he's just put an ad on BX-Club.
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1989 BX19RD Delage Red Deceased; 1998 ZX 1.9D Avantage auto Triton Green Company car 1998..2001; 2001 Xantia 1.8i auto Wicked Red Company car 2001..2003

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Re: Hello Chaps....new owner

Post by Stickfinger » Sat Aug 21, 2021 5:10 pm

Sent a PM, nothing back yet. Not sure what the BX chaps need bits from an XM for ? :)


Rear wheel arch liners inserted back in after arch waxing, mud flaps were a pain, mounts rusted/bolts sheared. Drilled them out, new bolts.

Took the car to Frome tonight, it ran well and I got it up to speed at last, very comfortable, all temps etc normal, brakes need bleeding I think as they are not very sharp, not at all like my Xantia.

That gearbox is stupid :)

.....but no drips/leaks on my return.

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Re: Hello Chaps....new owner

Post by White Exec » Sat Aug 21, 2021 8:46 pm

EathanR (in Telford) is breaking several cars. Did an XM 2.5 recently, now BX, and likely some more XMs to come.

An XM (and hydropneumatic Citroens in general) which hasn't had regular driving can feel a sluggish and imprecise thing, not least in the brakes (and electrics) department. They absolutely thrive on reasonably regular use, and the diesels being driven hard, rather than endless tootling. Try to use at least every couple of weeks.
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Re: Hello Chaps....new owner

Post by Dieselman » Sun Aug 22, 2021 6:03 am

I find Xm with Abs brakes never feel as sharp as ones without and the auto gearbox exacerbates that feeling as the engine continues to drive the wheels.
The Hp-18 allied to a diesel engine supplies more torque to the wheels than a V6 petrol and Hp-20, so the "drive on" feeling is greater.

As you have found, the Hp-18 gearbox being governed by road speed, not engine speed, does feel strange and makes the engine a bit buzzy.
The advantage is it's always in the right gear after slowing for a bend, so no change down lag after power is requested.
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Re: Hello Chaps....new owner

Post by Dieselman » Sun Aug 22, 2021 10:04 am

White Exec wrote:
Sat Aug 21, 2021 12:10 pm

Don't forget Eathan may be breaking one/more of the 2.5s in Peter's field. Estates, but spare holder might fit? Not sure.
Estate spare wheel carriers are different to saloon ones.
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
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Re: Hello Chaps....new owner

Post by Stickfinger » Tue Aug 24, 2021 2:39 pm

Now hard wired my DashCam, I tapped into the switched lighting positive/earth using one of those little power-2-USB socket units.

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Re: Hello Chaps....new owner

Post by citroenxm » Wed Aug 25, 2021 10:12 pm

I have Arch liners just need to remember where they are. I found a load of the arch them self liners but none of the side ones that cover lower pully on drivers side or gearbox end on passenger.. At the farm somewhere I hope.. And not gone with a load of plastic..
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