Citrojim's Skoda, Saxo, 207 and Bike Tales

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Re: Citrojim's Xantia Tales

Post by davetherave » 16 Aug 2012, 18:54

Hope the restructuring goes well Jim, Look forward to seeing you at the CXM. Im amazed you manage the cars you do! Im healthy and can hardly handle mine!
I hope I never have to clear out my spares stash, I have far too much to even remember.
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia Tales

Post by lexi » 16 Aug 2012, 23:53

Only just kept up with this.

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Re: Citrojim's Xantia Tales

Post by xantia_v6 » 17 Aug 2012, 18:52

Jim, I suppose you saw this http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-19076398 ? it fits with my experience of similar, but perhaps less severe symptoms. I find exercise ( walking) to give the only path back to normal activity. BTW, the map sensor had an episode about 6 months ago, but fixed itself after a few minutes, and the fault did not reappear, so bad luck that it became permanent, assuming it is not the connector.
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia Tales

Post by CitroJim » 18 Aug 2012, 18:47

Thanks for the link Mike. It certainly seems that this therapy - known as CBT - is about the most effective. Shame is hereabouts the waiting list is incredibly long :( For now I'm using 'pacing' as a therapy and that helps a lot.

Been busy today. Replaced the bubble-breaker and MAP sensor on New Old V6 and all is good touch-wood. I found a tiny hair-line crack in the top dome of the bubble-breaker radiating out from the small pipe stub on top. Replacing this item is cuss-worthy though. Not easy due to access...

I'm really happy New Old V6 is back on the road although it was nice to make good use of the Activa last week.

It was absolutely wonderful to see Chris roll up in his V6 XM this morning...

Since then we've (Chris mostly!) been busy sorting out my workshop. Thanks for all your help today Chris :-D =D>

Used the towbar on New Old V6 to take a load of rubbish to the tip. I's shocked at how much I've accumulated over the years. Don't worry - nothing useful has been thrown!
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia Tales

Post by Chris570 » 18 Aug 2012, 18:58

CitroJim wrote: I was shocked at how much I've accumulated over the years. Don't worry - nothing useful has been thrown!

Nope, only New Old Stock strut tops and activa rams, we figured there was no demand for them
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia Tales

Post by Northern_Mike » 18 Aug 2012, 18:58

CitroJim wrote:Thanks for the link Mike. It certainly seems that this therapy - known as CBT - is about the most effective. Shame is hereabouts the waiting list is incredibly long :( For now I'm using 'pacing' as a therapy and that helps a lot.

Used the towbar on New Old V6 to take a load of rubbish to the tip. I's shocked at how much I've accumulated over the years. Don't worry - nothing useful has been thrown!


As you know Jim, my doc has recently given me a similar diagnosis, possibly linked to my thyroid problem. This showed itself up in a bad way yesterday, I was absolutely shattered by 5pm and felt like falling asleep in the car on the short drive home. I crawled up the stairs about 8pm and dozed off, woke up for 1/2 hour, ate, and went back to sleep until 6:30am.

This afternoon I went to the gym for 90 mins. At the moment I feel bright as a button, some pain in my hands and knees (not gym-related)

It's a baffling condition. I have a route to CBT though it was originally for something else. I will be taking it up once I've had the nose sorted out. I find the lyrica and dark chocolate helps a lot.

How did you attach an XM to the towbar of Old V6 to take it to the tip <ducks and runs away quickly>
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia Tales

Post by Chris570 » 18 Aug 2012, 19:02

Rattiva_Mike wrote:How did you attach an XM to the towbar of Old V6 to take it to the tip <ducks and runs away quickly>


Run, run fast and long
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia Tales

Post by Northern_Mike » 18 Aug 2012, 19:13

Chris570 wrote:
Rattiva_Mike wrote:How did you attach an XM to the towbar of Old V6 to take it to the tip <ducks and runs away quickly>


Run, run fast and long


Why do you think I go to the gym as often as I can? :wink:
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia Tales

Post by PavlosV6 » 18 Aug 2012, 22:30

CitroJim wrote:
Been busy today. Replaced the bubble-breaker and MAP sensor on New Old V6 and all is good touch-wood. I found a tiny hair-line crack in the top dome of the bubble-breaker radiating out from the small pipe stub on top. Replacing this item is cuss-worthy though. Not easy due to access...

I'm really happy New Old V6 is back on the road although it was nice to make good use of the Activa last week.

It was absolutely wonderful to see Chris roll up in his V6 XM this morning...



And almost as wonderful to see PavlosV6 roll up in Old V6 :!:

But seriously, well done both :-D
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia Tales

Post by CitroJim » 19 Aug 2012, 09:05

PavlosV6 wrote:And almost as wonderful to see PavlosV6 roll up in Old V6 :!:


Sorry Paul, indeed it was :-D Chris commented on how nice yours sounds...

It was a bit of a V6-fest here yesterday. How often outside of a rally does one spot two Xantia V6s and an S2 XM V6 all together...

Rattiva_Mike wrote:I was absolutely shattered by 5pm and felt like falling asleep in the car on the short drive home. I crawled up the stairs about 8pm and dozed off, woke up for 1/2 hour, ate, and went back to sleep until 6:30am.


That's almost a typical week-day these days Mike :twisted: Hopefully going onto reduced hours at work might help...

Rattiva_Mike wrote:It's a baffling condition.


It most certainly is and even more baffling to those who luckily have never experienced it :roll: I think, in all seriousness, that's the worst part - trying to explain it without the other party either thinking you're just swinging the lead, making it all up or that it's all in the head...

Rattiva_Mike wrote:I find the lyrica and dark chocolate helps a lot.


Any medication involving any kind of chocolate is fine by me. My choice is a Wispa bar... Not sure wearing lycra is going the help much but I'm game for anything...

Rattiva_Mike wrote:How did you attach an XM to the towbar of Old V6 to take it to the tip <ducks and runs away quickly>


Best laugh I've had all day :rofl:

Chris told me of your comment over a very pleasant curry last evening with Xac, Chris and Chris's SWMBO :-D

Feeling a bit M25 hedgehog-like after yesterday's antics so will be taking it a little steadier today. Still, it's looking better in the workshop already :-D
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia Tales

Post by Northern_Mike » 19 Aug 2012, 13:02

I need a lesson in quoting. Either that, or it's too early in the morning, but I shall attempt to answer ...

1. You've all made me really want a V6. I could be tempted by an early C5 or lateish Xantia, as long as it was working. I don't want another XM. Maybe in the future when they've all been fixed again..

2. Jim's old V6 sounds fantastic too.

3. Why on earth anyone would want to fake being "Ill" like this is beyond me.

If you want me to wear Lycra, I will, but only on days I'm not working.

Why wasn't I invited to help and the curry? Is it because I have a smelly old diseasel, not a rorty V6? Gits.
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia Tales

Post by myglaren » 19 Aug 2012, 14:51

Jim wrote:Any medication involving any kind of chocolate is fine by me. My choice is a Wispa bar... Not sure wearing lycra is going the help much but I'm game for anything...


Try (Belgian) 75-90% cocoa solids dark chocolate Jim. Absolutely sublime with far less sugar and crap that British 'chocolate' contains.
It isn't that expensive and is available from Aldi most of the time.

Unless you happen to know Willie Harcourt-Cooze of course :)
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia Tales

Post by bxzx16v » 19 Aug 2012, 16:52

I wouldn't mined a run in a V6 Xantia , I've never been in one myself . Perhaps there maybe a seat free at the Cxm :?

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Re: Citrojim's Xantia Tales

Post by CitroJim » 19 Aug 2012, 17:44

bxzx16v wrote:I wouldn't mined a run in a V6 Xantia , I've never been in one myself . Perhaps there maybe a seat free at the Cxm :?


Mine will be there on one of the days Mark so not a problem at all. be a pleasure to show you the delights of a V6...


Rattiva_Mike wrote:I need a lesson in quoting. Either that, or it's too early in the morning, but I shall attempt to answer ...

1. You've all made me really want a V6. I could be tempted by an early C5 or lateish Xantia, as long as it was working. I don't want another XM. Maybe in the future when they've all been fixed again..

2. Jim's old V6 sounds fantastic too.

3. Why on earth anyone would want to fake being "Ill" like this is beyond me.

If you want me to wear Lycra, I will, but only on days I'm not working.

Why wasn't I invited to help and the curry? Is it because I have a smelly old diseasel, not a rorty V6? Gits.


Your points in turn Mike...

1. you're welcome here any time, an invitation is not required... Anyway, yesterday was a day of pure graft and you today would have ended up like I am today and that's not good. It's going to take a long time to get everything sorted so there's no end of opportunities... I'll then teach you how to quote...

2. Rattiva doesn't smell!

3. Have a blast in one of my V6s next time you see me Mike... A C5 V6 could be nice as it has the fruitier engine. As did the later 406 Coupé’s - Have you considered one of those? One of the most gorgeous cars ever in my eyes but such a shame it has the wrong suspension.

4. I have an old friend who's an ex-nurse and she's very much of the old school. If you have a full set of intact limbs, are not bleeding from every orifice and not twitching from high fever than you're not ill. End of - no argument, go and work it off :evil:

Ahh, so not Wispa bars then :( Next time I go shopping I'll get hold of some dark chocolate.
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia Tales

Post by Xaccers » 19 Aug 2012, 18:15

Dark chocolate is the devil!
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