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Post by andy1 » Sun Jun 28, 2020 11:07 am

Hi everyone, Good to see that there is such a following for xm, s. Currently without any Citroen’s 😔, however looking for a project currently. Have owned many bx and xantias over the years and looking to get back into it. I served my apprenticeship with Citroen in the mid nineties and went on working for various other Citroen dealers and specialists over the next 15 years, currently work for a Bosch independent garage.
Over the years have worked on most variants of Citroen’s , really miss working on the cars I served my time on mostly cx, bx , xm and xantias with a few ds and sm .
As you guys all know (or will learn ) once these cars get into your system they never go away 🙂.
My full time occupation and hobby is electrical fault finding and repair as it was since I served my time , over the years I have been collecting up the dealer tools that I used to use sorting out all those broken xms in the hope of getting myself a nice project to sort out all it’s on going problems 😂.
Especially fond of the mk1 v6 cars , as I did lots of work of them and really love the mk1 dash layout.
I’m based in Aberdeenshire and would love to lend a hand to anyone requiring assistance. The last old Citroen that I used to look after (70 ds) has since changed ownership and no longer in the area 🙁. Getting withdrawals from not being elbow deep in lhm 😂😂.
Look forward to reading all about your xm issues and hope to be joining you with ownership in the near future.
Andy.

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Post by Eddie nuff » Sun Jun 28, 2020 7:45 pm

andy1 wrote:
Sun Jun 28, 2020 11:07 am
My full time occupation and hobby is electrical fault finding and repair
If you also have the ability to explain this electrical witchcraft in English you're going to come in handy. ;) :P
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Post by Dieselman » Mon Jun 29, 2020 6:43 am

You're coming to the party a bit late for S1- V6, they've nearly all either gone, or been snapped up.
Series 1 Xm are now more rare, in the Uk, than Sm.
Good luck with your search.

Once you have your Xm, you wont be so much elbow deep, it'll be more like snorkelling.
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Post by White Exec » Mon Jun 29, 2020 8:18 am

Don't necessarily write off the S2's. A few rather nice ones for sale recently, including a couple of 2.5's.
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Post by Jaki1122 » Thu Jul 02, 2020 11:05 am

andy1 wrote:
Sun Jun 28, 2020 11:07 am
Hi everyone, Good to see that there is such a following for xm, s. Currently without any Citroen’s 😔, however looking for a project currently. Have owned many bx and xantias over the years and looking to get back into it. I served my apprenticeship with Citroen in the mid nineties and went on working for various other Citroen dealers and specialists over the next 15 years, currently work for a Bosch independent garage.
Over the years have worked on most variants of Citroen’s , really miss working on the cars I served my time on mostly cx, bx , xm and xantias with a few ds and sm .
As you guys all know (or will learn ) once these cars get into your system they never go away 🙂.
My full time occupation and hobby is electrical fault finding and repair as it was since I served my time , over the years I have been collecting up the dealer tools that I used to use sorting out all those broken xms in the hope of getting myself a nice project to sort out all it’s on going problems 😂.
Especially fond of the mk1 v6 cars , as I did lots of work of them and really love the mk1 dash layout.
I’m based in Aberdeenshire and would love to lend a hand to anyone requiring assistance. The last old Citroen that I used to look after (70 ds) has since changed ownership and no longer in the area 🙁. Getting withdrawals from not being elbow deep in lhm 😂😂.
Look forward to reading all about your xm issues and hope to be joining you with ownership in the near future.
Andy.
I don't know abut UK, but there are still a few XMs here in Spain there's still some on the market. The other day, this one appeared online:
(Look what I just found on Wallapop!
Citroen XM 1990
http://p.wallapop.com/i/464492978?_pid= ... =s_android)
Series 1 and a V6. There's yet another S2 V6, with an electrical fault and a bit cheaper. Due to the lack of parts converting it to RHD is not doable (maybe?), but anyway I let you know about them.
Glad to see more people appreciate this amazing cars! Welcome to the club!

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Post by andy1 » Thu Jul 02, 2020 7:32 pm

that's exactly what I am after and its left hand drive so even better, the lhd versions of citroens have always been nicer to drive,
thank you
andy

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Post by Jaki1122 » Thu Jul 02, 2020 7:41 pm

andy1 wrote:
Thu Jul 02, 2020 7:32 pm
that's exactly what I am after and its left hand drive so even better, the lhd versions of citroens have always been nicer to drive,
thank you
andy
You are very welcome! Let us know if you finally get one of those!
You also want to take a look here: https://www.autoscout24.es/lst/citroen/ ... =1&atype=C&

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Re: New member.

Post by andy1 » Thu Jul 02, 2020 7:48 pm

wow there are a few old girls on there

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Post by Dieselman » Fri Jul 03, 2020 5:50 am

For a rust free Xm, a Lhd from Southern parts of Europe is your best option.

If Lhd is ok for you, that's fine, as converting one to Rhd is a mammoth task, due to the firewall and scuttle panel being the only handed panel on the whole car.
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Re: New member.

Post by DownUnderXM » Fri Jul 03, 2020 6:05 am

I'm guessing that some of the vendors have a vivid imagination when it comes to what their pride and joy is actually worth?

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