Citrojim's Activa, 207 and Bike Tales

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Post by citronut » 12 Dec 2012, 09:50

red_dwarfers wrote:
If you ever struggle finding holiday companions/chauffeurs I'm sure I could spare a few days, would have to be on school holidays mind :evil:


ou arnt you ment to be under that G our Kev :-D :roll: :wink:
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Post by CitroJim » 12 Dec 2012, 10:02

citronut wrote:
red_dwarfers wrote:
If you ever struggle finding holiday companions/chauffeurs I'm sure I could spare a few days, would have to be on school holidays mind :evil:


ou arnt you ment to be under that G our Kev :-D :roll: :wink:


He's got to have a break sometimes Malcolm!

Anyway, knowing Kev the G will be done by then :-D
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Post by red_dwarfers » 12 Dec 2012, 19:18

citronut wrote:ou arnt you ment to be under that G our Kev :-D :roll: :wink:


Oh but Malcolm pleeeeeeeeeeseee :-D :-D I promise to wash the dishes for a week!

I need to do an update on that, welding is almost done and I've got a set of NOS Michelins to go on.
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Post by Citroenmad » 12 Dec 2012, 23:33

CitroJim wrote:Anyway, knowing Kev the G will be done by then :-D


Of course it will, we'll be going in it! :lol:
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Post by CitroJim » 13 Dec 2012, 21:37

Citroenmad wrote:
CitroJim wrote:Anyway, knowing Kev the G will be done by then :-D


Of course it will, we'll be going in it! :lol:


Hey, now that's a good plan :-D
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia and XM Tales

Post by citronut » 13 Dec 2012, 22:44

Kev how about turning the G into a G load runner i have not seen one yet
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia and XM Tales

Post by Rhothgar » 14 Dec 2012, 00:13

CitroJim wrote:
Xac wrote:Danielle has always said Jim needs a buxom wench to look after him, probably in their 30's to keep up with him :)

I don't take much keeping up nowadays :roll: :(


That'll be the --adware link removed-- they're slipping into your cocoa at work Jim!!!!
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia and XM Tales

Post by CitroJim » 14 Dec 2012, 06:27

Rhothgar wrote:That'll be the --adware link removed-- they're slipping into your cocoa at work Jim!!!!


You might be on to something there Roger, I feel much better when I don't go to work :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia and XM Tales

Post by Rhothgar » 14 Dec 2012, 22:17

I thought the word would be removed.

It was a little blue pill starting with V and ending in a with iagr in the middle.

It was funny whilst my joke lasted (fell flat on its face because of the anti-spam filters)
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia and XM Tales

Post by Citroening » 15 Dec 2012, 19:54

citronut wrote:Kev how about turning the G into a G load runner i have not seen one yet

Now that's an idea Malcolm... I might have to fire up photoshop at some point...
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia and XM Tales

Post by CitroJim » 15 Dec 2012, 20:16

Rhothgar wrote:It was funny whilst my joke lasted (fell flat on its face because of the anti-spam filters)


It's a shame when the spam filters take all the fun out of it isn't it Roger :twisted: I'm not bothered about their primary purpose at all but if they can give you a general all-over energy boost then they might just do some good.. Doctor would never be happy as I'm barred from anything stimulating at all :(

Citroening wrote:I might have to fire up photoshop at some point...


Go on Franklin :wink: I'd love to see it!

It seems my XM has been far to near my Activa as it's caught Activaitis :roll: Just because it has no rams to leak LHM during very cold weather doesn't stop an XM - mine leaks it from the hydraulic pump when the weather is below freezing :lol: Today, because it's warmer there's no leak :roll:

I see I have a tiny bit of wetness on the autobox filter housing too. I reckon it needs a new O ring when I next change the fluid...

Apart from that, all is good with all cars and nothing to report...

Big news is I actually managed one half-day at work this week :lol: =D> Took me until Wednesday to recover from my visit to the land of the sheep, mountains and rain :roll:

It would have been two but...

Woke up on Thursday morning to find my house freezing. Central heating had died overnight and there was water running down the wall near the boiler :shock:

I have callout cover and called them out. A well-known big company who also supply energy - wish they'd supply the kind of energy I need these days :roll:

Anyway, an engineer called in very short time. He looked at the installation and deemed it there and then 'At Risk' and declared it couldn't be used again until fixed :shock: I asked that was surely what he was there to do but no, he'd found a problem with the pressure relief outlet being incorrectly terminated and notwithstanding this was not the cause of the fault he could not do anything about the actual fault until the installation error was fixed and that was not something he could do.

To cut a long story short, he could do nothing, despite some pleading on my part and left me stranded, freezing cold with no heating or hot water... It was against his regulations to do anything and besides it needed an installation engineer and he couldn't book one. Even if he could he told me they were stacked out with work and it would be weeks yet before they could do anything... :shock: :(

So, I had to call in an emergency plumber. He attended at the time he said he would and fixed the problem without demur. A joint had come apart between plastic and copper piping due to a manufacturing fault in the coupling. He replaced it and all is now good again.

Cost me an arm and a leg though...

I'm staggered such a big and supposedly caring company could take such an attitude :? Especially when their motto is 'Caring for your world' or some such weasel words. They didn't care much for mine...

Ahh well. All's well that ends well...
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia and XM Tales

Post by Citroenmad » 15 Dec 2012, 22:34

Oh no, an incontinent XM! Lets just hope for warmer weather :-D :lol:

I know that feeling well Jim! Our boiler is less reliable than an unreliable thing. We are on first name terns with the engineers! :lol:
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia and XM Tales

Post by myglaren » 16 Dec 2012, 02:14

Just had mine done too. Leaking like a sieve!

It often conks out for christmas :|
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia and XM Tales

Post by Xaccers » 16 Dec 2012, 02:37

Had our Baxi back boiler serviced, and I think if we owned the house he'd have told us to get it replaced.
As it is, should something major go wrong he said the landlord would have to replace it.
Touch wood it'll behave.
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia and XM Tales

Post by CitroJim » 16 Dec 2012, 07:38

If it's old and simple Xac, chances are it'll just go on and on and on... A bit like a 1.9TD Xantia really.. Only problem with them is their appetite for gas.

I've got a super carlos fandango combi boiler here with more electronics in it than a space shuttle. It's incredibly thrifty on gas and will pay for itself quite quickly judging by my gas consumption.

Having reliable heating at reasonable expense is critical for me so I need to get the claimed installation fault fixed so it can go onto cover and thus give me one less thing to worry about if it dies... No way I can fix it if it goes wrong...
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