Citrojim's Pixo, Saxo and Cycling Tales

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Re: Citrojim's Xantia and XM Tales

Post by citronut » 31 Oct 2012, 09:02

red_dwarfers wrote:
andmcit wrote:Plutonium? :mrgreen:

Is that to power the 1.21 Gigawatts of electricity needed to make time travel possible?
It's surprising how often Back to the Future comes up in conversation. If the films were never made there would be blank bits in conversation all over the world!

I was just mentioning to Citroenmad how useful it would be to have a hoverboard and to then grab hold of a train to save handing over a large wad of cash to get an inside seat on the train!
also Kev you could have saved your self a shed load of welding on your G :-D :wink:

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Re: Citrojim's Xantia and XM Tales

Post by CitroJim » 31 Oct 2012, 18:37

citronut wrote: also Kev you could have saved your self a shed load of welding on your G :-D :wink:
Yes, but it's good for Kev to do all this work on a G Malcolm. It's character building 8-)

I gave Siany's little Pixo a quick service today. Little more than an oil change really and such a tiny oil filter. About the size of a thimble :lol:

The longest job was selecting the correct filter. My factor suggested there were two possibles and he offered both on a sale or return basis. Trouble is, both looked virtually identical and it took a good half an hour on the 'net to cross reference the old one and the two possibles :twisted: Found it in the end though.

And if there was any doubt the Pixo is a Suzuki Alto all is dismissed when it was seen the old original oil filter was a Suzuki one.

Gawd, those little three cylinder engines are vile :twisted: They really sound like a bag of spanners. As rough as guts :roll: I note the three pot C1 opposite sounds exactly the same and the driver of that really revs the tits off it in the mornings; It jars my ears; like nails down a blackboard :twisted:

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Re: Citrojim's Xantia and XM Tales

Post by CitroJim » 31 Oct 2012, 18:38

Oh, and my Kryptonite tipped spark plugs have arrived for the XM. Rain has currently stopped play...

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Re: Citrojim's Xantia and XM Tales

Post by Xantianut » 31 Oct 2012, 20:46

Ay up!

Hmm. Time travel. Now what would I like to see? Mallard thundering down Stoke Bank at 126mph? Martin Luther King delivering his "I have a dream" speech? Woodstock? My ol' BX 16 TRS rolling out of the Spanish factory brand spanking new in 1989?

Ye Gods, I never was much good at choice!

Welding? Hmm. Fifi needs a bit of that.

Where did I put that flux capacitor?

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Re: Citrojim's Xantia and XM Tales

Post by Citroenmad » 31 Oct 2012, 23:37

CitroJim wrote:Oh, and my Kryptonite tipped spark plugs have arrived for the XM. Rain has currently stopped play...
Lets hope you don't need the help of Superman any time soon then!

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Re: Citrojim's Xantia and XM Tales

Post by CitroJim » 01 Nov 2012, 09:13

Citroenmad wrote:
CitroJim wrote:Oh, and my Kryptonite tipped spark plugs have arrived for the XM. Rain has currently stopped play...
Lets hope you don't need the help of Superman any time soon then!
He'd be useful in the repair of XMs :) I reckon he'd make a good two-post lift and that would be so useful. Biggest problem I have right now is getting under cars and getting back out from under them :roll:

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Re: Citrojim's Xantia and XM Tales

Post by Xaccers » 01 Nov 2012, 11:50

You've still got my body trolly thing haven't you Jim?
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Post by addo » 01 Nov 2012, 11:53

A creeper? You make it sound morbid! :shock:

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Post by Xaccers » 01 Nov 2012, 12:36

addo wrote:A creeper? You make it sound morbid! :shock:
I thought this was a creeper?

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Re: Citrojim's Xantia and XM Tales

Post by CitroJim » 01 Nov 2012, 14:32

Yep, I've still got it and use it on occasion. Great for doing TCT exhaust manifold gaskets.... :twisted:

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Re: Citrojim's Xantia and XM Tales

Post by CitroJim » 01 Nov 2012, 18:01

Problem is even using a creeper I have the problem of getting on and off that :evil: There's no easy solution :lol: :lol: :lol:

Still, I did do one job today and that was to fit the Iridium tipped spark plugs into the XM. A noticeable improvement, not huge but an improvement so every little thing now seems to be bringing some benefit...

An old pal and I attended a retirement 'do' this lunchtime and I took him to the venue in the XM. he was most impressed and enjoyed the cruise. His comment was that it even smelt proper :)

Now the oxygen sensor is doing it's job properly there's no doubt gas mileage is better; I'll get a better idea of just how when XM and I travel to Aberystwyth next Friday...

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Re: Citrojim's Xantia and XM Tales

Post by DickieG » 01 Nov 2012, 18:26

Have you tired using drive up ramps Jim? I have a set and find them very useful for jobs such as exhausts and changing sphere's, mind you I will admit that a two post lift such as the one I saw my C5 on earlier this week is much better, heaven knows how it got up there :-**

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Re: Citrojim's Xantia and XM Tales

Post by CitroJim » 02 Nov 2012, 08:56

That's a good thought Richard but I hate driving up the ones I have. What I really need is ones with much longer and shallower run-ups.

Or else, do as has been suggested in the past and dig a pit :roll:

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Re: Citrojim's Xantia and XM Tales

Post by Citroenmad » 02 Nov 2012, 09:02

We have a few different types. Some quite tall wooden ones which are best used when there is someone to watch you drive up. Some lower and longer metal ones with a stop plate at the back so idea for use if I'm on my own. We also have ones which wind up and down, ideal for a Citroen on low suspension. Unless I need access to the wheels or suspension, I always put the cars up rams, its quite a bit easier :)

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Re: Citrojim's Xantia and XM Tales

Post by CitroJim » 02 Nov 2012, 09:06

Wind-up ones sound good Chris. Do you have any further details as I'm very interested and might treat myself as a Christmas present :)