Off topic : nice looking xm up for auction

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Off topic : nice looking xm up for auction

Post by Pcheaven »

Spotted on car and classic, Sadly not my car, but it looks to be a good example

If only I had the space to park it.

https://www.carandclassic.co.uk/auction ... -v6-R8G02g
BX Meteor. Sub 20000 miles. Very Original.

ToDo list.

1. ̶G̶e̶t̶ ̶c̶a̶m̶ ̶b̶e̶t̶ ̶e̶t̶c̶ ̶r̶e̶p̶l̶a̶c̶e̶d̶ ̶e̶t̶c̶
Have a GnT
2. G̶e̶t̶ ̶t̶h̶e̶ ̶r̶a̶d̶i̶o̶ ̶t̶o̶ ̶w̶o̶r̶k̶.̶ ̶
Have a GnT
3. Adjust the clutch
Have a GnT
4. Clean LHM tank then a complete flush
Have a GnT
5. Wash, clay bar then ceramic coat paintwork.
Have a GnT
6. Replace rear spheres
Have a GnT
7. Replace bottom hose

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Re: Off topic : nice looking xm up for auction

Post by RobC »

Lovely! Tempted too. My parents had the v6 406 with the same engine (and very similar interior) in the 1990s.

It’s an automatic but there appears to be a clutch pedal in one of the pics, what’s that all about then?
1991 Citroen BX 16v

Pcheaven
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Re: Off topic : nice looking xm up for auction

Post by Pcheaven »

RobC wrote:
Thu May 20, 2021 10:34 am
Lovely! Tempted too. My parents had the v6 406 with the same engine (and very similar interior) in the 1990s.

It’s an automatic but there appears to be a clutch pedal in one of the pics, what’s that all about then?
Isn’t the extra pedal the hand brake release (mk2’s)
BX Meteor. Sub 20000 miles. Very Original.

ToDo list.

1. ̶G̶e̶t̶ ̶c̶a̶m̶ ̶b̶e̶t̶ ̶e̶t̶c̶ ̶r̶e̶p̶l̶a̶c̶e̶d̶ ̶e̶t̶c̶
Have a GnT
2. G̶e̶t̶ ̶t̶h̶e̶ ̶r̶a̶d̶i̶o̶ ̶t̶o̶ ̶w̶o̶r̶k̶.̶ ̶
Have a GnT
3. Adjust the clutch
Have a GnT
4. Clean LHM tank then a complete flush
Have a GnT
5. Wash, clay bar then ceramic coat paintwork.
Have a GnT
6. Replace rear spheres
Have a GnT
7. Replace bottom hose

RobC
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Re: Off topic : nice looking xm up for auction

Post by RobC »

Ah ok, I know very little about XMs.
1991 Citroen BX 16v

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Re: Off topic : nice looking xm up for auction

Post by white exec »

Have flagged it up on Club-XM.
BX makes a very good dress-rehearsal for XM :wink:
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Re: Off topic : nice looking xm up for auction

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white exec wrote:
Thu May 20, 2021 11:33 am
Have flagged it up on Club-XM.
BX makes a very good dress-rehearsal for XM :wink:
Thanks, and yes.
Am considering getting one

Had one back in the day for a couple of months. Then went German 😔, so don’t really know much about them - other than, to me they are cool.
BX Meteor. Sub 20000 miles. Very Original.

ToDo list.

1. ̶G̶e̶t̶ ̶c̶a̶m̶ ̶b̶e̶t̶ ̶e̶t̶c̶ ̶r̶e̶p̶l̶a̶c̶e̶d̶ ̶e̶t̶c̶
Have a GnT
2. G̶e̶t̶ ̶t̶h̶e̶ ̶r̶a̶d̶i̶o̶ ̶t̶o̶ ̶w̶o̶r̶k̶.̶ ̶
Have a GnT
3. Adjust the clutch
Have a GnT
4. Clean LHM tank then a complete flush
Have a GnT
5. Wash, clay bar then ceramic coat paintwork.
Have a GnT
6. Replace rear spheres
Have a GnT
7. Replace bottom hose

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Re: Off topic : nice looking xm up for auction

Post by white exec »

Cool, amazing, and guaranteed to keep the grey-matter active for years! A whole new ball-game with its ECU-controlled Hydractive suspension and fuel injection, plus many other built-in electrical additions for driver and passenger comfort.

For a look at what's there, take a look at Gabor's "The Citroen Technical Guide" on citroen.tramontana.co.hu (which describes each of Citroen's hydropneumatic systems), and goes into useful tips and detail for both XM and BX.

So, unless you have a very deep pocket, and a good XM-knowledgeable mechanic-electrician, to keep an XM on the road you will need to build up both an understanding of the car's workings and a quantity of the technical literature that supports it. Club-xm.co.uk was set up specifically for this, and the expertise there for all the XM variants is second to none.

Wide choice of engines: 2.0i and 3.0-V6 petrols, 2.1 and 2.5TD's, hatch and estate. But read up and research first! The wikipedia page on Citroen XM is a rather good read.
Chris