Citrojim's Ka, Saxo and Bike Tales

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Re: Citrojim's Xantia and XM Tales

Post by spider » 23 Nov 2012, 15:57

Yes > http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JV1g0SgceCI" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; (may want to turn sound down though) Figured the tacho needle was stuck due to the flat battery concern. :D

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Re: Citrojim's Xantia and XM Tales

Post by CitroJim » 23 Nov 2012, 16:41

Interesting as that instrument set has oil and coolant temperature gauges next to each other. UK models have the fuel and coolant temperature gauges next to each other with a gear position repeater in the traditional location of the oil temperature gauge on the opposite side.

That's a fair old speed he's knocking on at and judging by where the temperature gauges are the engine is working hard...

I'm thinking that might be a manual having covered that sort of mileage...

Thanks for sharing Andy... As it happens I've never been that fast in all my life!

I've taken advantage of the nice weather today and given my V6 a bit of a check-over. The front brakes were a bit noisy and graunchy so I've stripped the calipers and cleaned them up. They were a bit corroded and sad after being unused for so long. A lot better now...

I also replaced the windscreen wipers as they were getting a bit worn and shuddering a bit in light rain...

Touch-wood she's all good for the winter now. Whilst I was in the mood I gave the XM a routine check and nothing to report :-D

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Re: Citrojim's Xantia and XM Tales

Post by citroenxm » 23 Nov 2012, 16:47

Jesse.. i never noticed those gauges...sharp eye..

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Re: Citrojim's Xantia and XM Tales

Post by Citroenmad » 23 Nov 2012, 21:28

Impressive! Just a little over 141mph. Well, knowing how accurate a Xantia speed is, its probably more like 130ish. :lol:

Im also impressed with its mileage, a very nicely used Xantia 8-)

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Re: Citrojim's Xantia and XM Tales

Post by citroenxm » 23 Nov 2012, 21:44

Its not caught mine up though Chris.. mines an equlivent 366,000 km....

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Re: Citrojim's Xantia and XM Tales

Post by spider » 24 Nov 2012, 17:29

CitroJim wrote: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...
That does sound like a satisfactory compromise where remote working is not possible for various reasons. Lets hope it does work out well, I'm sure it will though as from what you've said so far they are quite flexible it seems. :) , then again good employee's are well worth the employer going the "extra mile" for in all cases, something I sort of wish mine had done although my specifics were different and looking back I do not now think it would of helped me. For you it certainly will from what I've read anyway. :)

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Re: Citrojim's Xantia and XM Tales

Post by CitroJim » 24 Nov 2012, 18:30

That's the secret Andy, a afternoon recharge...

Even today when I will confess to not doing much this morning I still found the afternoon crash was a mandatory requirement*. An hour has recharged me quite well - as evidenced by my posting on here and the other forum I frequent... :-D

* Whether I want to or not I fall asleep anyway...

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Post by KP » 25 Nov 2012, 00:10

citroenxm wrote:Its not caught mine up though Chris.. mines an equlivent 366,000 km....

Come on paul thats not too far behind mine...
:whip1: [-( blah2: :pp:
270 900 miles = 435 971.29 kilometres

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Re: Citrojim's Xantia and XM Tales

Post by citroenxm » 25 Nov 2012, 00:14

When i fix my cutting out issue then ill have more confidence .. but until then and brass allows.. She will be reduced mileage...

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Post by CitroJim » 25 Nov 2012, 07:47

Paul, if you like, when I call in and see you we can have a quick look at this...

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Re: Citrojim's Xantia and XM Tales

Post by citroenxm » 25 Nov 2012, 09:47

If you like .. ill try get her to do it so you know how scare it is...

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Post by CitroJim » 25 Nov 2012, 17:25

citroenxm wrote:ill try get her to do it so you know how scare it is...
I'll take your word for it Paul :wink: :lol:

It's been a brilliant day down here weather-wise and a brilliant day spanner-wise. Took the XM out for a spin and ended up at Chris570's where we set about replacing teh heater matrix in his Activa. I had the easy job of sitting inside disassembling the dash whilst Chris and Liam did the hard bits and started on a clutch replacement.

The old matrix had failed magnificently. There'll be pictures later in Chris's blog...

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Re: Citrojim's Xantia and XM Tales

Post by CitroJim » 29 Nov 2012, 17:55

Oh gawd, I've just about recovered from Sunday :evil: I was really bad on Tuesday and as ever it shows that I'm far from better even if sometimes I think I am :(

I'm afraid forum posting has been very sporadic these past few days and still my brain is not up to complicated posts.

One bit of good news is that my brain is OK. I saw a neurologist on Wednesday who failed to find anything wrong in the head department. Yep, I know that'll come as a surprise to many of you but it seems my brain is in good working order :roll:

This is yet another step to the confirmation of my ME diagnosis and the next phase will be some CBT (Cognitive Behaviour Therapy) which aims to help you come to terms with and manage the condition. I fully expect it will warn strongly that Xantia heater matrix replacements should not be contemplated :lol: :lol:

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Re: Citrojim's Xantia and XM Tales

Post by citroenxm » 29 Nov 2012, 19:33

Well Jim.. Thats a BIG pointy wavy finger at you, naught boy...

Such a shame for you.. I cant imagine how you must be feeling unable to do things .. I get frustrated when I cant get on with my own cars when I have to do others when ever I get any spare Light days...

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Re: Citrojim's Xantia and XM Tales

Post by CitroJim » 29 Nov 2012, 19:46

citroenxm wrote:Well Jim.. Thats a BIG pointy wavy finger at you, naught boy...
I know Paul :oops: Thing is, I'd been feeling really quite OK for a couple of weeks, gently got a good few jobs on the XM sorted and I really thought I was better than I really was. My bad but you have to test the limits occasionally to see if they have actually moved. They haven't... But if you don't test them you'll never know... It's a bit of a tightrope really.

This time next week I'll be on my way to your neck of the woods :-D Your little present has arrived in the post :wink:

Looking forward to seeing you, Robyn and Wales next week :-D Got to keep fit for that which means a quiet weekend this weekend...