Citrojim's Pixo, Saxo and Cycling Tales

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Re: Citrojim's Xantia and XM Tales

Post by DickieG » 19 Nov 2012, 22:15

Funny how these wonder products are only ever sold by stall holders at shows and never in shops, what chance of contacting the supplier the next day never mind ten years down the line :lol:

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Re: Citrojim's Xantia and XM Tales

Post by Deanxm » 19 Nov 2012, 22:20

They will never break sat on the shelf though Richard, using them could cause all hope to be lost.
On the other hand you never know till you try, i had a set of tungsten drills for work they dont last forever but they last muuch better than anything else.

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Re: Citrojim's Xantia and XM Tales

Post by myglaren » 19 Nov 2012, 23:04

I bought a set of Cobalt drills for work at great expense to the management (not that they will ever know) and the damned things last about two minutes then snap.
Also bought an expensive drill to get through an armoured door, nearly took my arm of when that snapped. Used works usual crap drills with far more success.

I have it on good authority that Würth drills are practically indestructible and work far better than the competition - if you can afford them.

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Re: Citrojim's Xantia and XM Tales

Post by Xaccers » 20 Nov 2012, 00:27

myglaren wrote: I have it on good authority that Würth drills are practically indestructible and work far better than the competition - if you can afford them.
Well, they are Würth it ;)

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Re: Citrojim's Xantia and XM Tales

Post by Citroenmad » 20 Nov 2012, 18:45

I really enjoyed the NEC, there was so much to see!

Does your XM like its new plates Jim?

We also did a bit of spending at the trade stalls, the Xantias boot was full!

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Re: Citrojim's Xantia and XM Tales

Post by CitroJim » 20 Nov 2012, 22:14

Citroenmad wrote: Does your XM like its new plates Jim?
Oh yes, It goes much better with the new plates Chris :lol:

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Re: Citrojim's Xantia and XM Tales

Post by DHallworth » 21 Nov 2012, 00:26

It's amazing how a new set of number plates make a car look fresher.

Especially if the old ones are slightly scabby.

I replaced some on my XM and Range Rover not that long ago and it totally changed the look of the car.

David.

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Re: Citrojim's Xantia and XM Tales

Post by CitroJim » 22 Nov 2012, 17:42

DHallworth wrote:It's amazing how a new set of number plates make a car look fresher.
Especially ones with dragons on them :lol:

Good news today. I've been a bit vexed about having to SORN the V6 so out of interest I phoned around for some new insurance quotes for my XM and lookied particularly at classic policies. In the event Adrian Flux did a deal I couldn’t resist which means I can afford to keep insurance on all three cars and keep all three in regular use :-D

In other news, I'm back to work part-time but struggling :( Afternoons are more or less wiped out but apart from that I'm pleased to be at least partially back to gainful employment - I didn't realise just how much I missed my workmates and the lively banter. I was quite happy to miss the work though... I really don't like IT...

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Re: Citrojim's Xantia and XM Tales

Post by Xaccers » 22 Nov 2012, 17:44

It's a pity they can't sort it out for you to provide remote support from home Jim

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Re: Citrojim's Xantia and XM Tales

Post by CitroJim » 22 Nov 2012, 17:52

Xac wrote:It's a pity they can't sort it out for you to provide remote support from home Jim
Yes, it is really but sadly my job is not one that is very amenable to remote working...

Speaking to someone today it would appear one solution might be a quiet area where I can crash out at times of need and take on a bit of a recharge :wink: It comes under the guise of workplace adaptations and they must apparently do their best to accommodate such needs...

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Re: Citrojim's Xantia and XM Tales

Post by bxzx16v » 22 Nov 2012, 20:12

Its good to hear your back at work Jim , did flux's give you a good deal on your fleet then .

Mark

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Re: Citrojim's Xantia and XM Tales

Post by Citroenmad » 22 Nov 2012, 21:47

Good news with the cheaper insurance on the XM Jim :-D I bet your V6 is pleased to be back in use, well, it might be until it sees the salty roads! :lol:

Im with Adrian Flux, they always find exactly what im after and at a good price too. They usually have a wobble at renewal time andincrease my premium by about £150-£200 but after a phone call its resolved.

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Re: Citrojim's Xantia and XM Tales

Post by CitroJim » 22 Nov 2012, 21:51

bxzx16v wrote:Its good to hear your back at work Jim , did flux's give you a good deal on your fleet then .
Only on the XM Mark. I remain with a brilliant deal with Admiral for the moderns...

I was well impressed with Flux's customer service - possibly just a bit better than Admiral..
Citroenmad wrote:I bet your V6 is pleased to be back in use, well, it might be until it sees the salty roads! :lol:
Bilt Hamber to the rescue :wink: :lol:

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Re: Citrojim's Xantia and XM Tales

Post by spider » 23 Nov 2012, 15:32

I take it this was not your V6 then being 'tested'...

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:-D

I actually found that on Youtube while looking for something else, a quick screengrab seemed sufficient.

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Re: Citrojim's Xantia and XM Tales

Post by citroenxm » 23 Nov 2012, 15:51

Lol, firstly An S2 Xantia, secondly, the rev counter has suffered the "Flat Battery" Syndrome at some point, because, no thats not reving off the clock, its flipped round, thirdly that has to be a V6, nothing else Xantia goes that fast, and WOW look at those K's its done, 341,000 KMilometers!!!

He was probably trying to get theneedle right round to see if it would flip the revs back to normal.. :lol: :lol: :lol: