My well travelled XM...

The place to show off and tell us all about your XMs (or even other cars). Should it be a big project, or just some general pics, start your thread in here.
Post Reply
User avatar
White Exec
Citroen God!
Posts: 5168
Joined: Fri Mar 11, 2011 7:38 pm
Orga / RP numbers: RP7165
1996 2.5TD saloon, manual, Polar White
Location: ex-Ealing, Cheshire, W.Sussex & Surrey. Now living in Sayalonga (Malaga, Spain)

Re: My well travelled XM...

Post by White Exec » Mon Jun 03, 2019 9:23 am

And they do thrive on regular use, both electrics and hydraulics.
Ours has crossed Europe a good few times, often 500 miles in a day.
A car you can just get out of with no aches, pains or fatigue.
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

David Hallworth
Citrobics expert
Posts: 533
Joined: Wed Apr 15, 2009 10:00 am

Re: My well travelled XM...

Post by David Hallworth » Mon Jun 03, 2019 9:36 am

White Exec wrote:
Mon Jun 03, 2019 9:23 am
A car you can just get out of with no aches, pains or fatigue.
Absolutely. It puts every modern car I've been in or driven to shame.
'98 Xantia Activa V6 :-D
'00 XM V6 Exclusive
'09 207 HDi Sport
'10 407 Coupè 3.0 HDi Sport

xantia_v6
Could do a 2.1 headgasket
Posts: 1403
Joined: Sun Mar 31, 2013 5:09 pm
Location: Christchurch, New Zealand or Beaune, France

Re: My well travelled XM...

Post by xantia_v6 » Mon Jun 03, 2019 11:56 am

I asked in your other topic, but maybe you missed it. Did the exhaust fit first time from their pattern, or did it require fettling on the car?

I may need to get one sent to France one day, but not for a while yet, as the exhaust on my car does not have any holes or patches yet. I now suspect that it was replaced before my ownership.
1999 XM Exclusive V6 24V ES9 Manual (LHD) 105,000 km
1997 Xantia Exclusive V6 (RHD) 45,000 miles

User avatar
russ92xmsed
Global Moderator
Posts: 5733
Joined: Mon Jun 11, 2012 5:23 pm
Location: Cheltenham
Contact:

Re: My well travelled XM...

Post by russ92xmsed » Tue Jun 04, 2019 12:47 pm

It was great to catch up with you again David, and I have to say your XM is sublime! Glad you have rediscovered it.
You made excellent time on your return journey.. and with impressive fuel consumption too beat. Nice one!

Sooooo.....How was Motorfest in your opinion ....I'm curious?! 😁
Russ

1992 K reg XM 2.1 Auto SED RP 5712
1992 K reg XM 2.1 Auto SED RP 5705 (D)
Also
2003 C5 2.2 HDI Exclusive

I sell Engine bay, 1990 COTY, Total & Club XM Sticker Decals
http://www.rjwcreativedesign.co.uk

Dieselman
Global Moderator
Posts: 10928
Joined: Thu Jun 18, 2009 6:44 pm

Re: My well travelled XM...

Post by Dieselman » Tue Jun 04, 2019 7:38 pm

xantia_v6 wrote:
Mon Jun 03, 2019 11:56 am
I asked in your other topic, but maybe you missed it. Did the exhaust fit first time from their pattern, or did it require fettling on the car?

I may need to get one sent to France one day, but not for a while yet, as the exhaust on my car does not have any holes or patches yet. I now suspect that it was replaced before my ownership.
I thought they built the exhaust once the car was on the ramp. Possibly they had already made the silencers, but the pipework was all fabricated as they fitted it.
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

User avatar
White Exec
Citroen God!
Posts: 5168
Joined: Fri Mar 11, 2011 7:38 pm
Orga / RP numbers: RP7165
1996 2.5TD saloon, manual, Polar White
Location: ex-Ealing, Cheshire, W.Sussex & Surrey. Now living in Sayalonga (Malaga, Spain)

Re: My well travelled XM...

Post by White Exec » Tue Jun 04, 2019 8:55 pm

Goffy usually buy in an O.E. part, and copy it faithfully in stainless.
Years ago, I got a Dolomite 1850 complete system from them. They hadn't made one of these before, but bought in a "pattern" and copied. The finished system was couriered to me, and I fitted it myself. The fit was perfect.
I'm sure they do often have to tweak on-car for systems they don't make regularly, but the three systems I've had from them (P6, P6B, Dolomite) all fitted out of the packet.
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

User avatar
russ92xmsed
Global Moderator
Posts: 5733
Joined: Mon Jun 11, 2012 5:23 pm
Location: Cheltenham
Contact:

Re: My well travelled XM...

Post by russ92xmsed » Tue Jun 04, 2019 9:13 pm

Dieselman wrote:
Tue Jun 04, 2019 7:38 pm
xantia_v6 wrote:
Mon Jun 03, 2019 11:56 am
I asked in your other topic, but maybe you missed it. Did the exhaust fit first time from their pattern, or did it require fettling on the car?

I may need to get one sent to France one day, but not for a while yet, as the exhaust on my car does not have any holes or patches yet. I now suspect that it was replaced before my ownership.
I thought they built the exhaust once the car was on the ramp. Possibly they had already made the silencers, but the pipework was all fabricated as they fitted it.
I believe David told me that they took an original exhaust that they cut open to study how it was made and copied it.
Russ

1992 K reg XM 2.1 Auto SED RP 5712
1992 K reg XM 2.1 Auto SED RP 5705 (D)
Also
2003 C5 2.2 HDI Exclusive

I sell Engine bay, 1990 COTY, Total & Club XM Sticker Decals
http://www.rjwcreativedesign.co.uk

David Hallworth
Citrobics expert
Posts: 533
Joined: Wed Apr 15, 2009 10:00 am

Re: My well travelled XM...

Post by David Hallworth » Tue Jun 11, 2019 6:32 pm

Sorry gents,

It's been a hectic week since I've been home!

Gough's have a Citroen original exhaust that the flanges rotted out on when they were on a customers car. They have cut the sides off the boxes so that they can mirror the internals of the stainless one to the original parts.

When I arrived they'd started to make the boxes but hadn't started the pipe, the pipework was fabricated whist they had the car. I went for a wander so can't really comment on the fit of it unfortunately. It's all fitted nicely now though and runs nice and square under the car.

I'm very impressed with them to be honest. I need an exhaust for my P38 just now and finding a mild steel one that actually fits is difficult. If the MOT hadn't of expired I'd take it to them and have a weekend away at the same time. From the outside the place doesn't look much but the workmanship is superb.

David.
'98 Xantia Activa V6 :-D
'00 XM V6 Exclusive
'09 207 HDi Sport
'10 407 Coupè 3.0 HDi Sport

David Hallworth
Citrobics expert
Posts: 533
Joined: Wed Apr 15, 2009 10:00 am

Re: My well travelled XM...

Post by David Hallworth » Tue Jun 11, 2019 6:35 pm

russ92xmsed wrote:
Tue Jun 04, 2019 12:47 pm
Sooooo.....How was Motorfest in your opinion ....I'm curious?! 😁
Erm... there's a lot going on.

I ended up parked in front of the transport museum so we were quite a long way from the rest of it. I did go for a wander but ended up soaked as it was chucking it down.

Overall I thought it was ok, if the weather hadn't of been shit I'd have probably explored more and found more to do though. I enjoyed the transport museum though.

David.
'98 Xantia Activa V6 :-D
'00 XM V6 Exclusive
'09 207 HDi Sport
'10 407 Coupè 3.0 HDi Sport

User avatar
russ92xmsed
Global Moderator
Posts: 5733
Joined: Mon Jun 11, 2012 5:23 pm
Location: Cheltenham
Contact:

Re: My well travelled XM...

Post by russ92xmsed » Wed Jun 12, 2019 6:46 pm

The transport museum is quite good.
It's quite ambitious to have a car event that big. Quite a good idea, but I can imagine trudging round the whole city centre in the wet is not my idea of fun.
Russ

1992 K reg XM 2.1 Auto SED RP 5712
1992 K reg XM 2.1 Auto SED RP 5705 (D)
Also
2003 C5 2.2 HDI Exclusive

I sell Engine bay, 1990 COTY, Total & Club XM Sticker Decals
http://www.rjwcreativedesign.co.uk

Post Reply