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Let me introduce you to - Xsara No.2

Wednesday, January 4th, 2017

As many of you may know, Xsara No.1 was destroyed after a serious road traffic accident in January 2016. (not my fault, a lorry did a u-turn into me on a dual carriageway at 65mph!).

I loved the last one so much I purchased another one, and here is Xsara No.2

Citroen Xsara LX HDi 90 BHP - Phase 2

Citroen Xsara LX HDi 90 BHP - Phase 2

and inspiration from Wheeler Dealers, I got Wheel ‘em In in Hull to refurbish these

Original Citroen Xsara alloys

Original Citroen Xsara alloys

refurbished satin black alloys

refurbished satin black alloys

a complete set

a complete set

and finally…

Xsara No.2

Xsara No.2

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Citroen Xsara Modification - Guiness fuled car!

Tuesday, January 24th, 2012

Do I need to notify the insurance company I’ve got a Guiness fuled car!

In the damp, cold, wet January weather guesss what I’ve been doing today?

The exhaust dropped off the car yesterday, so I’ve been trying to fix the exahust with a

Diet Coke Can - didn’t work,

Heinz Backed Bean Can - didn’t work,

Draught Guiness Can minus the widget fixed it!

I later took it to a garage to get a price to replace the exhaust, and they spotted they following:-

  • two front tyres are illegal (caused by tracking!), and need replacing.
  • two front brake disks on the front are badly corroded and need replacing.
  • and I just need a centre pipe for the exhaust!

So I just need the cheap centre pipe to the fix the exhaust!

Oh well that’s not too bad!!!

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The HDi is back on the road again!

Wednesday, January 19th, 2011

HDi Engine Cover on Citroen Xsara MkII 2.0 HDi

HDi Engine Cover on Citroen Xsara MkII LX 2.0 HDi

Two weeks since the starter motor failed, my Citreon Xsara MkII LX 2.0 HDi is fixed and back on the road again.

Most of this time has been taken up by finding the existing model in the car, (aided with mirror) and matching and finding the part, but CM Motorspares came through and supplied me with the exact same model, a M001T80481 - Mitsubishi, although the label on mine had scorch marks and I couldn’t read three numbers in the middle, I cross referenced the part against the Citroen Service Site (details here) this came from a Citroen Xsara Mk2 2.0 HDi starter motor, taken from 2002 5dr hatch with 65,000 miles.

My delivery arrived yesterday at 3.00pm, and 15 minutes later I had the starter installed waiting for the ECU/BSI to initialize before starting (Important! you wait 2 mins after connecting battery, before starting!), the only little snag, trying to hold starter motor with one hand, whilst bolting with the other, (only to find the bolts two arms lengths away and I couldn’t reach!)

Starting the car is much better, in  fact it’s the best it’s ever been, I did think this was caused by the battery in December so purchased a new one not required! But I did find that the battery in the car, was wrong for a Turbo Diesel, as it had a low cold crank value. So always good to have a new battery and a spare!!!

Hall of Fame, and thanks to the following:-

Mum & Dad

Lindsey

Esther, Angus and Matilda

Boot Ferrule Man @ http://www.jlbelectronics.com

Bargaincottage Man @ http://www.bargaincottages.co.uk

The “Un-sung Heros” @ the Citroen Xsara Owners’ Club (yes it does exist!!!)

Mike & Fran @ http://www.oakhousekunekune.co.uk/

Jon, Battery Solutions York Ltdhttp://www.batterysolutionsyork.co.uk/

Andrew@ CM Motorspares

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Car Maintenance

Sunday, November 22nd, 2009

I put on my mechanics head today, to perform some simple maintenance on my car. One small rubber damper had fallen off which holds on the engine cover. Whilst I removed the engine cover, another one had fallen off, so I had to replace two. Simple job with a 14mm spanner and items from eBay.

Citroen2.0L HDI Engine
Citroen Xsara 2.0L HDI Engine

If you look at the top (rocker cover) and bottom right (of picture) you’ll see the dampers (or lack off)

Missing engine damper
Missing engine damper

close up of missing rubber damper, the rubber eventually gives and snaps off!

dampers installed
dampers installed

14mm spanner and all done.

dampers installed
dampers installed

cream spikey things are the new dampers.

Engine Cover replaced
Engine Cover replaced

this was a little more difficult, to re-align the holes with the dampers than I thought!

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