Hello (new Citroen owner)

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SilverXM
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Hello (new Citroen owner)

Post by SilverXM » Sun Jan 21, 2018 6:43 pm

Joined a little while ago, but just got round to posting here. Bought W887TBH in October- 2.0 turbo. My first Citroen- joining a Jaguar, Audi, Austin Healey and a VW. Technically it's my partner's car- but I'm having all the fun!

It has had 4 new tyres, 4 new spheres, all fluids and filters changed, an ABS sensor, front brake pads, new back box, wiper blades, headlamp bulbs, an assortment of dashboard bulbs, heater blower motor transistors, LH display repaired, parcel shelf repaired. And the fuel rail repaired after I managed to snap the outlet off. Apart from the tyres all done myself or with help from a colleague, so fortunately pretty cheap!

All this makes it sound like a heap, but underneath it's a very clean, straight car. A very small amount of surface rust on a couple of exposed seams which I've sorted, but otherwise perfect. Spare wheel carrier full of holes, of course.

Remaining jobs include getting the LH window working, getting the steering wheel radio controls working (worked when I got it, not now), sorting a leak through the LH D pillar into the boot, re-gassing the air con, and an assortment of bits of trim to sort out, and repairing/replacing front the damaged nose cone.

It's a lovely drive, and very comfortable. I do regular long runs across Europe- looking forward to doing some of them in this.
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Dieselman
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Re: Hello (new Citroen owner)

Post by Dieselman » Sun Jan 21, 2018 6:55 pm

Hi,

For the D pillar leak, check the tailgate strut lower mounting and also the rear lamps for poor sealing. If not those, it's probably the sunroof drain. Last resorts would be the rear screen washer pipe, or tailgate seal.

Nice late car.

Rp: 08415

Build date: 23 November 1999

For the complete wafty ride, it's usually worth fitting/regassing the accumulator and hydractive regulator spheres. A later, hydractive2 XM is a real glider.
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

Dieselman
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Re: Hello (new Citroen owner)

Post by Dieselman » Sun Jan 21, 2018 7:04 pm

Please add your car's details to the register.

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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

SilverXM
Can find the S1 radio
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Joined: Tue Oct 03, 2017 6:00 pm

Hello (new Citroen owner)

Post by SilverXM » Sun Jan 21, 2018 7:11 pm

The leak appears to be coming through the seam in the D pillar- I'll have a go at sealing it up when I get a dry day!

May have to have a look at the other spheres- ride seems good, but no better than my Jag (maybe that's an unfair starting point).

Here's some pictures with other local Citroens...

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MTXM
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Location: Aylsham Norfolk

Re: Hello (new Citroen owner)

Post by MTXM » Mon Jan 22, 2018 12:35 pm

That is an impressive collection of local cars and you are lucky to have so many classic Citroens in the area! It does sound like the XM is in good hands and well done for all the hard graft. Regards, Matthew T.
1989 V6 Exclusive (Poland car)
1990 V6sei auto (grey auto)
1990 V6sei manual (gold car)
1990 V6.24 Pallas (Germany car)
1990 V6.24v (Scotland car)
1992 V6sei auto (blue auto)
Other previous XM sold and broken too many to mention!

renault760
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Re: Hello (new Citroen owner)

Post by renault760 » Mon Jan 22, 2018 10:39 pm

Blimey, with all of those Citroens it could be Holland! 2 CXs & 2Dss? The red CX looks nice. LG.

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Pshemsky
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Location: UK - North West/North Wales - Deeside

Re: Hello (new Citroen owner)

Post by Pshemsky » Fri Jan 26, 2018 11:33 am

Welcome aboard :)
You have pretty nice collection of photos with other Citroens, your eyes must be trained to hunt down other cars with double chevron on front :D
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Prem

XM 2.5 TD (1996)
Xantia 2.0 HDI (2000)

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Gone with the wind...
Xantia 2.0 HDI (1999)
C5 2.0 HDI (2003)

SilverXM
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Re: Hello (new Citroen owner)

Post by SilverXM » Thu Apr 26, 2018 8:25 am

As a quick update the leak in the D pillar is now fixed, regulator spheres replaced, air con re-gassed (leaking according to the garage but still blowing cold a couple of weeks later) and passenger side window fixed. I've also sprayed the inside of the front wings and doors with cavity wax and cleaned, painted and rustproofed the (very grotty) inner bumper beam.

The driver's side window has stopped working however!


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Julianw
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Re: Hello (new Citroen owner)

Post by Julianw » Thu Apr 26, 2018 5:35 pm

Welcome! Good work, there. Looks like the locals set the bar high!

JK99
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Re: Hello (new Citroen owner)

Post by JK99 » Sun Apr 29, 2018 2:09 pm

Hi

I note that you keep the cars in several different locations, judging by the different backgrounds. Must be a bit difficult keeping an eye on all of them.

I'm jealous of the CX's... thinking of getting one long-term. Have you had much trouble with any of them? You might like to start a new thread in answer to that question.
JK99

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