Citrojim's Activa, 207 and Bike Tales

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Re: Citrojim's Xantia and XM Tales

Post by KP » 22 Oct 2012, 10:52

If it allows you to change the mapping Jim then it will be well worth it to get it running perfect :)
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia and XM Tales

Post by CitroJim » 23 Oct 2012, 15:34

The XM goes in for MOT tomorrow morning...

The tension is killing me, honestly I'm a pile of trembling jelly and not feeling at all well :(

I hate MOT time :evil:
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia and XM Tales

Post by Chris570 » 23 Oct 2012, 15:48

What's the worst that can happen??

MOT time is rubbish isnt it
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia and XM Tales

Post by CitroJim » 23 Oct 2012, 15:53

It'll fail :twisted:

Chris570 wrote:MOT time is rubbish isnt it


Indeed it is...
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia and XM Tales

Post by Chris570 » 23 Oct 2012, 15:59

CitroJim wrote:It'll fail :twisted:

Chris570 wrote:MOT time is rubbish isnt it


Indeed it is...

Come on, let's be a bit more positive :)
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia and XM Tales

Post by CitroJim » 23 Oct 2012, 16:14

Chris570 wrote:
CitroJim wrote:It'll fail :twisted:

Chris570 wrote:MOT time is rubbish isnt it


Indeed it is...

Come on, let's be a bit more positive :)


Me being positive and MOT-time are mutually exclusive terms Chris :(

I'm rubbish at it...
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia and XM Tales

Post by DickieG » 23 Oct 2012, 16:25

CitroJim wrote:Me being positive and MOT-time are mutually exclusive terms Chris :(

I'm rubbish at it...

That's because you're constantly presenting cars for test which stand not a hope in hell of ever passing :roll: :lol:
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia and XM Tales

Post by CitroJim » 23 Oct 2012, 16:29

DickieG wrote:That's because you're constantly presenting cars for test which stand not a hope in hell of ever passing :roll: :lol:


Thanks Richard :twisted: :lol:
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia and XM Tales

Post by Citroenmad » 23 Oct 2012, 18:42

I have full faith in you and the Prestige Jim, It'll do fine :-D

If it doesn't, well, it cant be that bad! [-o<

Looking forward to the news :)
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia and XM Tales

Post by Northern_Mike » 23 Oct 2012, 19:38

CitroJim wrote:The XM goes in for MOT tomorrow morning...

The tension is killing me, honestly I'm a pile of trembling jelly and not feeling at all well :(

I hate MOT time :evil:


There are a few problems with the MOT. Perversely, the one that causes the most anxiety is the one that shouldn't - the test isn't actually as strict as you'd believe. I've taken cars for MOTs that I *knew* 100% were going to fail - that shoddy Mazda was one. I was sure it wouldn't pass even on the retest. The brakes weren't great, there was a lot of rot, crack in the screen. Yet, it passed. So did the Focus, which I knew needed new discs and pads on the front, it had a grumbling wheel bearing, a slight knock from the N/S/F, and a tyre that was close to the limit amongst other things. It passed with an advisory for the tyre, yet I didn't feel comfortable driving it because of the faults I knew. I was expecting to do much work on it.

So, I'm sure Jim, that with your prep work, along with the other guys that have given their time to sort it, the XM will pass with flying colours, just like Rattiva did.

Interestingly, my mum, who was a nurse, took my pulse in the labour ward when Sam was born as I was a bit nervous. It was 86bpm. I took it at the MOT station when the Activa was in for it's ticket - 105bpm. I did it again when the Berlingo was in the other week, 110bpm.
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia and XM Tales

Post by Northern_Mike » 23 Oct 2012, 19:41

CitroJim wrote:It'll fail :twisted:


MOT time is rubbish isnt it

Indeed it is...
Come on, let's be a bit more positive :)

Me being positive and MOT-time are mutually exclusive terms Chris :(

I'm rubbish at it...


I detest it, but I do have a really good MOT station. They don't do repairs, and it's two old boys in their late 50s. They're very thorough, and will show you exactly what is wrong and why a car has failed. I can't recommend them enough.
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia and XM Tales

Post by citronut » 23 Oct 2012, 19:46

ask them to run through the emission test before they log it onto VOSA's system, unless you know the emissions are ok
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia and XM Tales

Post by CitroJim » 23 Oct 2012, 19:53

Rattiva_Mike wrote:Interestingly, my mum, who was a nurse, took my pulse in the labour ward when Sam was born as I was a bit nervous. It was 86bpm. I took it at the MOT station when the Activa was in for it's ticket - 105bpm. I did it again when the Berlingo was in the other week, 110bpm.


I can well believe that Mike :roll: Awaiting the birth is a different sort of tension entirely than an MOT test...

I'm trying to forget about it for now and will report back tomorrow...
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia and XM Tales

Post by DickieG » 23 Oct 2012, 20:15

Rattiva_Mike wrote:They don't do repairs, and it's two old boys in their late 50s.

Oi!! :evil: :lol:
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia and XM Tales

Post by CitroJim » 23 Oct 2012, 22:04

DickieG wrote:
Rattiva_Mike wrote:They don't do repairs, and it's two old boys in their late 50s.

Oi!! :evil: :lol:


Up here in Bucks every male regardless of age is an old boy. It's not ageist at all, just how we old boys up in Bucks talk :)
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