Hopefully returning to XM ownership again

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1996 2.5TD saloon, manual, Polar White
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Re: Hopefully returning to XM ownership again

Post by White Exec » Sat Aug 17, 2019 6:21 am

100k km (62500 mi) - so just nicely run in, then. Choices, choices . . .

Was surprised to find our 2.5 needed cylinder head off about 10 years ago, with about the same mileage on the clock. Discovered it was the O-ring in the corner of the HG that had leaked. An engine-out job for just one tiny part.

Good luck with the purchase, Ferdinand.
Chris
1996 XM 2.5TD Exclusive RP7165 Polar White
2003 RAV4 D4D 2.0 5dr LHD Silver WORKHORSE
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: Hopefully returning to XM ownership again

Post by Dieselman » Sat Aug 17, 2019 8:29 am

Any rust free XM is worthy of consideration (at the right price).

The problem is, you will need space to store your French treasure.

Seeing all these cars is giving you a good idea of what to expect, condition wise.
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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Re: Hopefully returning to XM ownership again

Post by Ferdinand » Sat Aug 17, 2019 9:59 pm

Dieselman wrote:
Sat Aug 17, 2019 8:29 am
Any rust free XM is worthy of consideration (at the right price).

The problem is, you will need space to store your French treasure.

Seeing all these cars is giving you a good idea of what to expect, condition wise.
I’m very choosy, and only want the best... Expect it to cost between £1500 - 2000 which is actually very cheap compared to cars for sale around Europe
Storage wont be a problem. I have a large garage where I keep most of my cars - and another place where I also have a few parked. Both places are dry and safe.

I’m surprised how many there are out there... that are kept dry... unfortunately many are never touched, started or being maintained in any way... Making it difficult and expensive for a furure owner.
Current cars:
Range Rover 4.6 V8 HSE
BMW Z3 3.0iA Roadster
2 x Volvo V70 D5
2 x Citroën Xsara 110 HDi
Volvo 144S
Citroën C3 1.6 BlueHDi
Citroën XM 2.5 Exclusive

Previous cars:
Fiat 127 2-doors
Alfa Romeo 75 2.0
Citroën XM 122 Prestige

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Re: Hopefully returning to XM ownership again

Post by Ferdinand » Tue Aug 20, 2019 11:33 pm

Tada.... Today, I purchased a silver 08/12-99 2.5 Exclusive with only 102.877 km on the clock. Drivers seat needs replacement and there’s som minut issues that I’ll take Care of asnsoon as possible. Good thing is the engine sounds really well and hvad had a new cylinder head fitted only 75 km ago. Unfortunately the engine light is on and is does’nt pull as quickly as normally.
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Current cars:
Range Rover 4.6 V8 HSE
BMW Z3 3.0iA Roadster
2 x Volvo V70 D5
2 x Citroën Xsara 110 HDi
Volvo 144S
Citroën C3 1.6 BlueHDi
Citroën XM 2.5 Exclusive

Previous cars:
Fiat 127 2-doors
Alfa Romeo 75 2.0
Citroën XM 122 Prestige

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Re: Hopefully returning to XM ownership again

Post by Ferdinand » Tue Aug 20, 2019 11:35 pm

More pics.
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Current cars:
Range Rover 4.6 V8 HSE
BMW Z3 3.0iA Roadster
2 x Volvo V70 D5
2 x Citroën Xsara 110 HDi
Volvo 144S
Citroën C3 1.6 BlueHDi
Citroën XM 2.5 Exclusive

Previous cars:
Fiat 127 2-doors
Alfa Romeo 75 2.0
Citroën XM 122 Prestige

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Re: Hopefully returning to XM ownership again

Post by xmexclusive » Wed Aug 21, 2019 7:50 am

Check the air pressure sensor hose for splits and loose clamps.
Loosen and refit the electrical plug just in case of poor contact.
Sensor is top right 2nd photo just inside of the throttle pot.
For engine light read engine ECU with LEXIA.

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Re: Hopefully returning to XM ownership again

Post by Dieselman » Wed Aug 21, 2019 8:38 am

That looks great.
Brilliant silver is a good colour for a series2 Exclusive.
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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Location: ex-Ealing, Cheshire, W.Sussex & Surrey. Now living in Sayalonga (Malaga, Spain)

Re: Hopefully returning to XM ownership again

Post by White Exec » Wed Aug 21, 2019 9:10 am

Looking very tidy. Worth the search.
Keep an eye on that short loop of transparent fuel line (likely inserted to check for air in fuel; original fuel filter there but replaced) - doesn't look as if it has much in the way of a clip at the upper end. PVC hose also liable to go soft (or worse) in high under-bonnet temps. OK for diagnostic, but not for permanent running.
Chris
1996 XM 2.5TD Exclusive RP7165 Polar White
2003 RAV4 D4D 2.0 5dr LHD Silver WORKHORSE
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: Hopefully returning to XM ownership again

Post by xmexclusive » Wed Aug 21, 2019 11:47 am

That fuel filter is a heated one and was factory fit for late 2.5TD's.
The squeeze bulb was also factory fit as that filter has no fuel hand pump fitted.
Engine block fuel heater is replaced with a cast alloy blank.

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1996 2.5TD saloon, manual, Polar White
Location: ex-Ealing, Cheshire, W.Sussex & Surrey. Now living in Sayalonga (Malaga, Spain)

Re: Hopefully returning to XM ownership again

Post by White Exec » Wed Aug 21, 2019 4:39 pm

The late-type fuel filter in your photo is disconnected, and an aftermarket in-line one positioned next to it.
Possible that the late-type plastic filter became the source of an air leak.
Chris
1996 XM 2.5TD Exclusive RP7165 Polar White
2003 RAV4 D4D 2.0 5dr LHD Silver WORKHORSE
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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