Citrojim's Skoda, Saxo, 207 and Bike Tales

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Re: Citrojim's Xantia and XM Tales

Post by Hell Razor5543 » 17 Jul 2013, 21:46

Something that can help with the heat is to put your wrist (at the pulse point) under a cold running tap. This can be a rapid way of cooling the blood, which can then help cool the rest of your body down. It can feel a bit weird, as your arm start to cool down wrist first, then the elbow, then the shoulder, and so on.
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia and XM Tales

Post by Citroenmad » 17 Jul 2013, 21:47

I'm sorry to hear you are going through a bad patch Jim, hopefully you'll be feeling better again soon.

I'll catch you at the weekend :)
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia and XM Tales

Post by demag » 17 Jul 2013, 23:25

Jim you really do need to slow down. I was rushing round like a looney eating junk food, coffee and fizzy drinks to keep me going, loads of overtime and no sleep...... This is my second week back at work after 3 1/2 months ill. Turned out I'm now diabetic type 2. I have had a complete lifestyle change and there isn't a week goes by where I don't have hospital or doctor's appointments. I got off lightly, it could have been a whole lot worse. Be careful we're not spring chickens any more.
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia and XM Tales

Post by Northern_Mike » 18 Jul 2013, 00:52

Hell Razor5543 wrote:Something that can help with the heat is to put your wrist (at the pulse point) under a cold running tap. This can be a rapid way of cooling the blood, which can then help cool the rest of your body down. It can feel a bit weird, as your arm start to cool down wrist first, then the elbow, then the shoulder, and so on.


This works as do regular warmish showers. Lukewarm NOT cold. Cold showers bad. Cold showers close your pores up and stop you sweating so much, which stops you losing heat.. lukewarm showers open the pores and you sweat properly.


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Re: Citrojim's Xantia and XM Tales

Post by CitroJim » 18 Jul 2013, 05:21

Thanks All and I will be at the National this weekend no fear :-D

demag wrote:Jim you really do need to slow down.


If I slow down any more Dave I'll be going backwards :lol: Last years I was off work for months and was finally diagnosed with ME.

I generally cope OK with it these days but relapses like this are an inevitability really and often not related to anything in particular...

I'm working part-time these days which helps enormously... In fact there's no way I could work a full week nowadays..

And these days I only eat proper food, no junk, no caffeine, no booze and no fags. It all helps...

Mike, good tip about a lukewarm shower and another good tip is to eat plenty of hot curries and chillies - gets you sweating..
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia and XM Tales

Post by KP » 18 Jul 2013, 12:04

Try a cold then hot then cold shower Jim :) promotes blood flow to the skin a little :)

Every bit of extra circulation helps :)

Dont worry about the V6 event. if you cant make it that weekend i'll keep the boxes in the garage for you as the garage is slowly being cleared out now it would be a safe haven for them and the bits that are left :)

I already have a few carboard boxes earmarked as part stores and will be pulling all relays and fuses out that i can with photos to show where they were as well :)
Battery is coming out as well as im building a small store of them in the garage for a rainy day and as a backup battery for the FF when it gets going and the weather turns cold again :)

Get well soon Jim and get off the tinterwebs and rest up man! get outside as well maybe and get some colour on your skin :D
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Post by addo » 18 Jul 2013, 13:35

Yes, diet is important - someone should bring Jim a couple of saucy tarts from the local shops...
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia and XM Tales

Post by demag » 18 Jul 2013, 16:23

A couple of saucy tarts......... Nice.

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Post by Xaccers » 18 Jul 2013, 17:19

addo wrote:Yes, diet is important - someone should bring Jim a couple of saucy tarts from the local shops...


Perhaps with a couple of decent sized baps too?
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia and XM Tales

Post by demag » 18 Jul 2013, 19:29

Definitely, the bigger the better.
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia and XM Tales

Post by daviemck2006 » 18 Jul 2013, 21:28

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Re: Citrojim's Xantia and XM Tales

Post by CitroJim » 24 Jul 2013, 19:36

The XM threw an ABS wobbly today. ELIT reported RH Front sensor was duff and when checked it certainly was. A new one is on order...

Whilst in there I took the opportunity to pop a new auxiliary belt on as the old one looked to be not in the first flush of youth but actually was not as bad as it looked. Still, it's a critical belt and that job is now done..

As that and the sensor needed the mudshields removed I was able to check the bumper mount and sill end for rust. Nowhere near as bad as feared but a little migginess and new metal will be needed at some time in the future in all the usual places...

I got the old Bilt Hambler Dynax S-50 rust prevention wax going on it and filled up the offside sill with the stuff.

I'll do the other side in due course...

Got to look after the old girl...
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia and XM Tales

Post by bxzx16v » 24 Jul 2013, 21:33

Your certainly right about looking after the old girl Jim , I've got a couple of bits to sort on the Zx , nothing major just sloppy jack placement which has damaged the factory applied underseal . Why can't people be more careful , all the bits I have attended to previously have been caused by idiotic jacking , rant over #-o .

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Re: Citrojim's Xantia and XM Tales

Post by CitroJim » 27 Jul 2013, 10:20

My new ABS sensor has just turned up from ECP complete with an enormous free can of QX Maintenance Spray, a WD-40'esque sort of thing.. Delivered before their deadline too :D

Going to fit it now as that'll mean I can go to Manchester and back tomorrow without the niggle of an ABS light glowing in my face...
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia and XM Tales

Post by CitroJim » 27 Jul 2013, 13:46

Job done, ABS sensor replaced. Light is out :D

That's not quite such an easy job on an XM :twisted: I thought I was going to be lucky as I got the top plastic bit moving... Or so I thought...

It was just the top and that came away leaving the sleeve in the hole.. A punch and cold chisel soon saw it off...

Putting the new one in was scary. It's so tight in the hole despite me cleaning the hole very carefully and making sure all muck and rust was banished. I gently and gingery tapped it in and all is good :D

I was really worried how hard I was tapping it though..

The Xantia is a piece of cake in comparison.. Think Xantia rear and that's what XM fronts are like..
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