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Post by Citroenmad » 09 Mar 2011, 20:33

That doesn't sound good at all Dean :? I hope you find the problem soon.

Someone at work had similar symptoms, for ages, the doctors diagnosed a few things but it eventually turned out to be diabetes. They were lucky it was found when it was, as that can have serious effects on your eyes.

Not that yours would be, but finding out whats wrong will be the key to feeling better. :)
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Post by CitroJim » 09 Mar 2011, 20:35

I'm convinced a bit of warm and sunshine will go a long way to sorting us all out Dean; it's been a long and hard winter one way and another... It's got to have had an effect...

Roll on the rally season too, that's always good for a boost...
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Post by davetherave » 09 Mar 2011, 21:28

Seasonal adjustment disorder does seem to affect alot of people... the cure...
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Post by Citroening » 09 Mar 2011, 22:32

CitroJim wrote:Franklin, that picture from Claydon House was a great pick-me up and thanks for posting it. Makes me realise just how much I enjoy rallies and how I'm looking forward to the new season. Nothing will keep me away from them!

No probs with the pic Jim - glad it worked! :D
The East Midlands group of the CCC has got it's next meeting at Burghley House on 17th April so wondered if you'd be up for that as it doesn't appear to be too far from you (50 miles according to GoogleMaps).
More details on the CCC if you're interested - should be a great meet. 8-)
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Post by CitroJim » 09 Mar 2011, 22:36

Thanks Franklin :D

Spotted that in this month's Citroenian and already have it pencilled in.. I believe the food is good there...
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Post by Citroening » 09 Mar 2011, 22:43

No probs Jim - I think that we might be taking one of the V6s...have a look at the signature \/ :D
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Post by CitroJim » 10 Mar 2011, 07:00

You've got a Xantia V6 then Franklin?

I need more details :wink: :D
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Post by jgra1 » 10 Mar 2011, 10:50

Dave that sounds like a good holiday :D Jim, Dean hope you both better soon.. :D Comiserations too, Mike

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Post by Xaccers » 10 Mar 2011, 11:24

CitroJim wrote:I'm convinced a bit of warm and sunshine will go a long way to sorting us all out Dean


I can recommend Sharm (or rather Dahab up the coast) as a great place for a holiday, and you could actually drive there...
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Post by XantiaMan » 10 Mar 2011, 12:56

Sorry to hear of your continued illness Jim, you defiantly need some time away from your normal routine. Lets hope its nothing more serious and things get better when the sun comes out, we all need a bit of sunshine in our lives.
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Post by Citroening » 10 Mar 2011, 17:58

CitroJim wrote:You've got a Xantia V6 then Franklin?
I need more details :wink: :D

Yep, dad got it yesterday. It's a late one being on a W reg, in silver and done low miles too.
I moved it yesterday and I forgot how much I love V6 Xantias! :D
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Post by CitroJim » 13 Mar 2011, 21:16

Citroening wrote:I moved it yesterday and I forgot how much I love V6 Xantias! :D


They do grow on you Franklin, as do Activas... Hope it's going well...

The latter half of the week has been much better. Taking it easy and relaxing a good bit more than is normal for me has definitely helped and Saturday saw me feeling pretty well :D Xac came round to change the cambelt and waterpump on Cassy and I got the urge to get the spanners going and as it was such a lovely day, I could not resist doing a bit on the Activa.

It's all a bit peculiar really, despite the earlier work on the height corrector the old fault of slow response to height changes has come back. It was so bad on Saturady that the rear end would hardly rise or fall. I wondered if my new pipework was causing a blockage or restriction but no, it was not that. I dismantled the pipework to check. I also whipped off all the spheres and pressure checked them and they were all more or less OK.

After refitting the spheres and doing a few good rounds of Citarobics and a rear brake bleed, the rear is rising and falling absolutely normally now but quite slowly when compared with the V6s. It in no way affects and drive (which is exemplary) so maybe I should just live with it but it niggles me :twisted: I know it's not really right and one day I'll get to the bottom of it...

On a brighter note, now the ambient temperature is up a bit the rear ram is dry again :?

Yesterday I really did a bit too much and today has been a very relaxing day recovering from it. This coming week is going to be the same, a gentle, relaxing one :)

I hope it'll enable me to have enough energy next weekend to install the new radiator in the Activa...
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Post by Xaccers » 13 Mar 2011, 22:06

What we bled out from the brakes was extremely frothy Jim, Cassy has been fine with it in her fuel tank :D (the lack of green smoke is dissapointing though) :twisted:
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Post by CitroJim » 14 Mar 2011, 19:44

Wouldn't it be lovely if it generated green smoke after burning LHM :D
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Post by davetherave » 14 Mar 2011, 20:01

It would be awesome, never happened when I did it though... I wonder if the hydroflush i put in the fuel tank cleared out the engine? lol
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