Citrojim's Activa, 207 and Bike Tales

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Re: Citrojim's Xantia Tales

Post by Xaccers » 26 Aug 2012, 08:28

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Post by Northern_Mike » 26 Aug 2012, 08:28

addo wrote:It shuts off when the tank is full, or you can manually stop it beforehand - either by unscrewing the filler hose from the tank inlet or operating the manual stop on the pump.


Quite right, although my filler on the Jeep I had was a clip on, rather than screw on one. I think most are like that in the UK. I had a little adaptor thing I used to carry around with me. Jim, it's also slower than petrol or diesel to fill, so don't do it if you are in a rush!
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia Tales

Post by Northern_Mike » 26 Aug 2012, 08:34

Xac wrote:Nothing wrong with Vista


In the 22 years I've worked or studied IT, it's the worst, most unreliable, buggy OS I've ever come across. It was so bad, that despite apparently being a major improvement over XP, nearly all businesses and corporations I was involved with simply missed it out, preparing to stick with something that worked. All of those made the jump to Win 7, and had made the jump from 3.1 to 95, then from 95 to XP, yet didn't go to Vista. Why was that? Microsoft and their fanbois will have you believe it was program incompatibility. We're running apps originally designed for 98 and XP on 7 quite happily.
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia Tales

Post by Citroenmad » 26 Aug 2012, 13:52

Jim with his new toy: :lol:
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I hope you had a good trip back with the Prestige Jim and that your happy with it?

The Xantia V6 is superb, what an engine! 8-)
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia Tales

Post by Northern_Mike » 26 Aug 2012, 14:20

Citroenmad wrote:
The Xantia V6 is superb, what an engine! 8-)


I've not driven it, but I've heard it burbling up and down the road when Jim called in, and it sounds fantastic :-)
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia Tales

Post by CitroJim » 26 Aug 2012, 14:28

Citroenmad wrote:I hope you had a good trip back with the Prestige Jim and that your happy with it?


Had an excellent trip back Chris :-D Very relaxed and a very serene waft 8-) Had to remind myself a couple of times it did not have the power of the V6 nor the intelligent (ish) gearbox :lol: :lol: It goes well though, I must say. Well on a par with any standard TCT I've driven. Comfort is marvellous :P

Done my first LPG fill too :) That went smoothly indeed and thanks for the tip about putting her on high first!!! £18 to fill the tank from one bar. Loving it 8-)

Delighted you are happy with New Old V6 Chris :-D All-round an excellent day indeed...

Now to rest awhile...
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia Tales

Post by CitroJim » 26 Aug 2012, 14:47

Thanks for all the tips on LPG filling :) The pump had them fairly clearly although getting that bayonet home takes a bit of fiddling and getting it off again too. My thumb ached holding the button in and had to change thumbs half-way through filling :roll:

Whilst I didn’t make a wally of myself doing the actual fill I did in the shop. I couldn't work out how to get to the till to pay and then got confused as the LPG pump didn't have a number on it...

When I arrived in the rendezvous Chris and I had set up, in the grounds of Conisbrough Castle near Doncaster, a Fiat Cinquecento was there having its rear brakes overhauled :roll: I got nattering to the old boy and he explained he always does his work in that little car park as if he tries at home the local kids run off with his tools....

I was quite shocked...
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia Tales

Post by PavlosV6 » 26 Aug 2012, 14:54

Citroenmad wrote:
The Xantia V6 is superb, what an engine! 8-)


Amen to that :-D

There is a school of thought that S1 V6s are a bit more lively than S2s. Possibly a controversial subject but worth throwing open.
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia Tales

Post by myglaren » 26 Aug 2012, 14:55

Why do you fill with gas on high :?:

Pleased for both of you that each has a new car that is a delight.

PavlosV6 wrote:There is a school of thought that S1 V6s are a bit more lively than S2s. Possibly a controversial subject but worth throwing open.


Is one the PSV and the other the PSA version of the V6?
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia Tales

Post by CitroJim » 26 Aug 2012, 15:27

myglaren wrote:Why do you fill with gas on high :?:


Because the LPG filler is in the lower rear bumper skirt and it's close to the ground on normal... The Filler gun is angled downward and there would be barely room for it and its hose iof the rear was not lifted up...

PavlosV6 wrote:There is a school of thought that S1 V6s are a bit more lively than S2s. Possibly a controversial subject but worth throwing open.

myglaren wrote:Is one the PSV and the other the PSA version of the V6?


Both engines and gearboxes are identical Steve, apart from a few minor and insignificant things. I can only think it's down to engine and gearbox ECU software... To drive and S1 and an S2 back to back is quite revealing...
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia Tales

Post by CitroJim » 26 Aug 2012, 17:43

First picture at my place with Chris570 and his V6 alongside...

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Got to be careful putting two XMs next to each other... They start discussing rust :twisted:
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia Tales

Post by Citroening » 26 Aug 2012, 17:50

CitroJim wrote:They start discussing rust :twisted:

...and electrical issues...and mechanical issues... :twisted: :wink:

Looks great Jim and sounds like you're enjoying it - looking forward to seeing you and it at the CXM soon...

You're looking happy with your XM Chris! Fantastic cars the S2 XM V6. =D> Fantastic.
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia Tales

Post by CitroJim » 26 Aug 2012, 17:59

Citroening wrote:
CitroJim wrote:They start discussing rust :twisted:

...and electrical issues...and mechanical issues... :twisted: :wink:


Just like if you put two Activas together; they discuss new and novel ways of leaking LHM...
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia Tales

Post by Citroenmad » 26 Aug 2012, 21:11

Im very pleased the XM has impressed you Jim :-D

CitroJim wrote:
Citroening wrote:
CitroJim wrote:They start discussing rust :twisted:

...and electrical issues...and mechanical issues... :twisted: :wink:


Just like if you put two Activas together; they discuss new and novel ways of leaking LHM...


Id not worry too much Jim, its been in very close proximity to another Xm for a while and they have been thriving 8-)

Is it wise that I have both Xantias parked nose to nose in the garage tonight, they are probably having arguments as to which one will be my new favourite :lol:
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia Tales

Post by CitroJim » 26 Aug 2012, 21:26

Citroenmad wrote:they are probably having arguments as to which one will be my new favourite :lol:


No, they're both S1s so they are wise old cars and will fully understand they are absolutely and utterly complementary to each other. They occupy different niches. Activa for sheer unbridled fun and V6 for long, effortless cruises... They do not need to compete...
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