Admiral51 Citroen Adventures

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Post by admiral51 » 02 Jan 2010, 00:11

Steve if its any consolation i keep looking at your Avatar and start daydreaming :)

Colin

PS do you not have a picture of your C5 not being obscured by earlier French tat :)
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Post by myglaren » 02 Jan 2010, 00:34

admiral51 wrote:Steve if its any consolation i keep looking at your Avatar and start daydreaming :)

Colin

PS do you not have a picture of your C5 not being obscured by earlier French tat :)


Yep:

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Not one of its better days :)

Must get a picture one day, alongside daughters Saab and son's 306.
Although it looks like any other C5, just not as clean and shiny:(
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Post by xantia_v6 » 02 Jan 2010, 08:27

admiral51 wrote:I know of a scrap Xantia i have access to but the steering lock is on and i can only move the steering wheel enough to gain access to one of the airbag securing bolts any thoughts on how to break the steering lock so i can gain access to the other bolt :wink:

If it is a Mk2, then you can remove the shroud with the steering wheel in place.

If it is a Mk1, then I think you have break the shroud.

There are at least 3 different formats of flexible PCB used, Mk1 with single airbag, Mk1 with multi-airbag, and Mk2. The Mk2 version must be the most fragile, as I broke the one on the V6 we are scrapping.
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Post by admiral51 » 04 Jan 2010, 21:57

What a welcome relief to return to work today,no more blasted repeats to sit through with SWMBO and the teenager moaning that things are never fair when he doesnt get what he wants right away :lol: :lol:

Now im not sure if i need my head teasted (again :wink: ) but it would appear i am now the owner of another Xantia :roll: :roll:

I do know its history very well because up until September of this year .........................................................................................................................................................................





I was its owner :) :)

Unfortunately the person it was sold too forgot the daily checks, ie oil and water,and now the car is running ever so slightly rough :twisted: :twisted:
Mind he did do 13k in 4 months i did that in 2 years of ownership :roll:

Now i have only got storage space for approx 3 weeks and im going to break her up and salvage what i know to be good parts... think i put most of them on :lol: :lol:

Have advertised in the For Sale/Wanted section so will see what happens

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Post by admiral51 » 08 Mar 2010, 23:25

Blimey is it really 3 months since i last updated this blog :oops: :oops:

Well just a little has happened in what has been a hectic few monts :lol:

Finally managed to get round to removing some bits from the 1.9n/a that have been stashed away in my pile of spares for a rainy day as both my Xantias were MK1s.
Now not all my hard work has gone to waste the rear arms and alarm ecu and reciever along with the HP pump and rear height corrector will come in useful imsure as will the pressure regulator some time soon :D :D
However most of these spares were aquired with the sole purpose of getting my 1.9td uptogether and ready for its MOT at the end of this month.
Sadly for me the 1.9td threw its aux belt tensioner pulley along with the bottom pulley and sent the remains of the belt into the cambelt area :twisted: :evil:
Howerver i do like to think im an optamist and most things turn out well in the end :)
Well the 1.9td has now passed to another owner who is willing to spend the time and money on getting her back on the road,both of which were in very short supply for me.With 3 weeks tax and test left i think i did well to get £150 :D
Now as a family we still need 2 cars and to that end i was actively searching for a replacement vehicle and it doesnt take a genius to guess what marque i was looking at


No No Not a ruddy Vaux"""l



This :lol:
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Now shes a 1998 R plate 2.1TD Sx MK2 (ish) with A/C and a Sunroof with 125k on the clock in my favourite shade of blue :bouncy:

Advertised for £350 i got her for the princely sum of £190 complete with 6 months tax and test :clap:

Some minor problems were the interior blower was not working although the rear screen heater was,a problem solved by delving into the spares shed as was the non heating drivers mirror glass :D
Both cooling fans are a bit sticky but that again will be resolved from a visit to the spares cupboard.The lack of wheel trims has been resiolved as will the icing on the cake,the n/s front foglamp having the glass missing.
Whilst negotiating the price it was mentioned about the foglamp and the reply was there was a replacement BNIB somewhere but it could not be located so £60 was deducted.
On returning home with the car it was discovered that the box in the boot did in fact contain said foglamp :D :D
Genuine mudflaps will be fitted shortly as will a complete replacement of all dash bulbs :twisted: although i believe this is easier on a MK2 than a MK1 [-o<

It does appear to be riding a bit high on the front but better pictures will follow soon :wink:
A minor problem it does have is with the fuel pump running on a bit when switched off but fingers crossed that is work in progress.
Whilst all this hectic buying/selling/borrowing a vechle over the last week was going on we had to attend a couple of interviews/assesments for the boy as he attempts to decide what he wants to do with his GCSE subjusts for the next 2 years :twisted:
Its a long time since i was at school but the subjects have changed beyond all recognition :? :?
He is hopefully going to be accepted on a college course heavily based in all aspects of engineering with an add on course of motor vehicle technition cover the basics of minor/major vehicle repair/vehicle electics/body repair and respray.In addition to this 1 day a week college course/1 day a month company placement he is also doing resistant materials (i think this is a combination of woodwork/metalwork) along with history,english and english lit,maths,ict,triple science(chemistry physics biology :? ) oh im so glad im not at school now :lol:

Well like i said, a quite few months, could be busier i suppose :lol:

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Post by CitroJim » 09 Mar 2010, 07:53

Excellent stuff Colin :D That 2.1TD was a bargain of the highest order.....

So that aux. belt left you £40 out of pocket. A result however you look at it :D

Great news on the boy. I trust he will go on to become a Citroen specialist :wink:

These new subjects at school are a bit bizarre to us parents at times...

Resistant Materials is a cracker! I asked my daughter what Resistant Materials meant.

She replied thus...

"Resistant to being made into anything Dad....."

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Post by admiral51 » 09 Mar 2010, 20:46

CitroJim wrote:
"Resistant to being made into anything Dad....."

:roll: :lol:



That has just made me laugh out loud :beer:

Why didnt i think of that :oops:

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Post by XantiaDaveEire » 09 Mar 2010, 22:28

Have you any more pics of the 2.1 :) ..£190 unbelievable

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Post by admiral51 » 10 Mar 2010, 00:50

Hi dave

Yes more pictures to follow may get a chance to take some tomorrow but be warned the car is yet to be cleaned :lol:

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Post by Citroenmad » 10 Mar 2010, 14:19

Another Xantia, im certainly missing something here :lol:

Looks a good'en, 2.1TDs are very good engines, quite a rare spec to find in a S2 also.
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Post by XantiaDaveEire » 10 Mar 2010, 14:23

You need to get rid of your C5 :wink: Xantias the way to go :lol:
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Post by Citroenmad » 10 Mar 2010, 14:34

XantiaDaveEire wrote:You need to get rid of your C5 :wink: Xantias the way to go :lol:


At the moment, thats the plan! :roll:
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Post by XantiaDaveEire » 10 Mar 2010, 14:41

What Xantia interests you the most then ? :lol:
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Post by Citroenmad » 10 Mar 2010, 14:46

WOuld need to be a diesel :?

Probably HDi, though selection on autotrader is very limited, unless i go for a mega mileage one.
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Post by admiral51 » 10 Mar 2010, 21:05

Sorry about the quality but thats what happens when you go to work in the dark and return home in the dark :lol:

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Note its riding a bit high at the front :)

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