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    20th June 2019, 12:20 AM
    No sunroof on mine :)
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    19th June 2019, 10:14 PM
    Armidillo replied to a thread My new XM in CitroŽn Forum
    You're absolutely right about the hotdog! Not totally sausage shaped (it does have flat ends) but it's not very big! Actually I've been through...
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    19th June 2019, 12:31 AM
    Armidillo replied to a thread My new XM in CitroŽn Forum
    Thanks for the tip about Walker's - I wasn't aware anyone still made a dual pipe system to suit! I've not had problems with pipes rusting in...
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    18th June 2019, 11:43 AM
    The following is relevant to Xantias, so I assume also applies to Ds. If the car is to be lifted by the body, with wheels hanging (eg for changing...
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    17th June 2019, 12:27 AM
    Armidillo replied to a thread My new XM in CitroŽn Forum
    I just read (on another forum) that my XU9J4 equipped XM should have twin tailpipes - mine only has one. Now I knew mine's mufflers were not...
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    16th June 2019, 06:40 PM
    Armidillo replied to a thread My new XM in CitroŽn Forum
    OK - now it all makes sense. The 24595 is the replacement for the 1827.22 and 1827.15, which is the right (correct) mount for the Turbo CT motor...
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    15th June 2019, 11:29 PM
    Armidillo replied to a thread Creaking 406 in Peugeot Forum
    Also worth a look - something so simple! Haven't checked the sway bar bushes yet, but the car was in for a rego check this week, so I asked the...
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    14th June 2019, 10:22 PM
    Oh - I probably should have asked about the engine mounts...
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    14th June 2019, 01:26 PM
    Armidillo replied to a thread My new XM in CitroŽn Forum
    Thanks for the heads-up Craig. Although I usually leave the 605 until I've just got a flashing bar, instead of a number, I got caught once by exactly...
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    14th June 2019, 01:13 PM
    Given, as you say, that the manual is 16v and the auto 8v, and that the engine ECUs have different part numbers - 193862 for the manual, 19296F for...
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    14th June 2019, 09:24 AM
    Armidillo replied to a thread My new XM in CitroŽn Forum
    Ah-hah!! Now we know why there are none available - stolen by wretched Xantia owners! And not even for a V6 (which does use the same mount)!! ...
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    13th June 2019, 11:34 PM
    Armidillo replied to a thread My new XM in CitroŽn Forum
    Yes, just to confirm, the photo is the part that is NFP. I see what you mean about the mount used in the C5 (and the 407 and 607 as it happens). ...
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    13th June 2019, 02:38 PM
    Armidillo started a thread Creaking 406 in Peugeot Forum
    My D9 406 SV makes a creaking sound under brakes (more noticeable at low speeds around town). Since brake rotors, pads and hoses were renewed earlier...
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    13th June 2019, 12:45 PM
    Armidillo replied to a thread My new XM in CitroŽn Forum
    Thank you! Yes I expected the fuel tank to be the same as the 605, but it seems even larger! I knew it was getting low, but after fitting the new...
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    12th June 2019, 10:01 AM
    Armidillo replied to a thread My new XM in CitroŽn Forum
    Pleased to report that a fresh tank of fuel (98 octane) + a bottle of injector cleaner, and a 500+ km run to Port Macquarie and back (including the...
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    11th June 2019, 01:06 PM
    On the other hand... ...
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    11th June 2019, 12:32 PM
    I thought that the soft ride that only seems to last a short time was caused by air that inevitably gets into the system when you clean out the LHM...
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    11th June 2019, 08:16 AM
    Armidillo replied to a thread My new XM in CitroŽn Forum
    I got it from onlinecarparts.co.uk. I found that they and autodoc.eu (they seem to share the same catalog/suppliers) have a surpisingly good range,...
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    10th June 2019, 11:49 PM
    Armidillo replied to a thread My new XM in CitroŽn Forum
    Before the rego check and the weekend jaunt, the following was also achieved: Replaced all disk rotors and pads, plus replaced front flexible...
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    10th June 2019, 10:19 PM
    Armidillo replied to a thread My new XM in CitroŽn Forum
    Thanks - I've looked at the bits of the engine mounts that I can see, & I couldn't see any cracks in the rubber, but on the way back up from Port...
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    9th June 2019, 12:25 AM
    Armidillo replied to a thread My new XM in CitroŽn Forum
    Thanks guys. Drove from Armidale to Port Macquarie today, and as I had hoped, on the flat cruising sections the car was blissfully quiet. On the...
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    8th June 2019, 10:55 AM
    Goodwins now occupy a modern facility, and work on all manner of modern cars, but still maintain their Peugeot knowledge, so should be ideal. Just...
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    8th June 2019, 10:47 AM
    Armidillo replied to a thread My new XM in CitroŽn Forum
    You might be onto something there Ken! The exhaust system is largely the same as the 605, with a double section towards the back, and a sideways...
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    8th June 2019, 01:08 AM
    Armidillo replied to a thread My new XM in CitroŽn Forum
    Passed rego check Thursday!! Went through first time, no issues to rectify! Wednesday evening I was lying under it with the pressure washer in...
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    7th June 2019, 09:30 AM
    Yep. https://www.smh.com.au/business/companies/end-of-the-road-how-the-53-billion-fiat-renault-merger-fell-apart-in-days-20190607-p51vdj.html
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    6th June 2019, 10:25 PM
    That's not wheat - nor any other sown crop - which is lucky, because many farmers burn the stubble after harvest
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    6th June 2019, 01:51 PM
    Armidillo replied to a thread XM cabin filter? in CitroŽn Forum
    Addo's idea looks good, as the air intake in the scuttle is the same size and shape for a 605 as for an XM - the 605 one just has the moulded tray...
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