I am not sure which models are the early cars. But Norrie's Manual on CD covers all XM models from RP 3683. RP 3683 is intriguing as it corresponds with 9 December 1986
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The copy I have covers Mk2 only and looking for one that contains earlier hence asking if anyone has a copy of Norries they could copy for me as I cannot get ahold of him.
So I have a copy on CD. I popped it into the drive, and yes, there is nothing about Series 1 XM. I never noticed that although I have had the CD for ages, because the early models were not in my field of interest. The 3683 ORGA is puzzling too. I suspect that number, which was supplied with the CD, should be 6383 and that one corresponds with 1 May 1994
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I think you have transposed numbers in that RPN. 6383 is the 2nd May 1994 which was the official XM Mk 2 launch date.
Hi Assich
Norries old site "club-xm.com" still exists and he can be contacted through it. Norrie scanned a local dealers workshop manual starting with the Mk 2 sections which was then made available. He was then scanning the Mk 1 sections when someone started selling copies his Mk 2 items on ebay for profit. As far as I know he then stopped scanning and the Mk 1 sections were never made available. So I think his disk will not provide any basic or Mk 1 XM information.
The Mk 1/Mk 2 split is not quite as clear cut as it appears. Mk 1 covers the whole XM and engines available up to RPN 6383. Mk 2 covers only the items that changed under the Mk 2 facelift.
I collected a number of dealer XM workshop manuals a few years ago and collated them into a single set. The XM loose leaf manual method with updates issued over time led to quite a few differences in paged up content. My set ended up as 16 volumes of which 10 were Mk 1 and 6 Mk 2. Because of Norries experience I have over the years only scanned and published pages to answer specific queries. Unfortunately because of an impending house move most of my set is boxed up and in store. I looked for my copy of Norries disk but found just an empty packet so no idea where that is.
I think you have transposed numbers in that RPN. 6383 is the 2nd May 1994 which was the official XM Mk 2 launch date.
No John, it was not me who transposed the digits, the (allegedly wrong) number was printed on the leaflet that was included with the CD. I could produce a copy of that leaflet, but presume that won't be necessary.
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