Citrojim's Skoda, Saxo, 207 and Bike Tales

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Re: Citrojim's Xantia and XM Tales

Post by CitroJim » 21 Aug 2013, 19:39

myglaren wrote:Will you bee keeping it? :twisted:


I'd love to but I don't think her owner would let me :lol: :lol:

And I don't think I could afford to either...

The car will be returning to France soon but will be making a visit to CXM before she goes :-D
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Post by myglaren » 21 Aug 2013, 19:42

Hope to see it there then. If I can make it.
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia and XM Tales

Post by Hell Razor5543 » 21 Aug 2013, 20:16

Steve, last time I was at the scrappy I got 2 small fuse pullers. I hope that they are the right size.
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia and XM Tales

Post by bxzx16v » 21 Aug 2013, 20:17

That's a real stunner Jim .

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Re: Citrojim's Xantia and XM Tales

Post by Citroening » 21 Aug 2013, 20:23

CitroJim wrote:The car will be returning to France soon but will be making a visit to CXM before she goes :-D

Probably picking the best XM prize up en route too...!

How many KMs has it done Jim? Looks very nice indeed... 8-)
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia and XM Tales

Post by myglaren » 21 Aug 2013, 20:26

Hell Razor5543 wrote:Steve, last time I was at the scrappy I got 2 small fuse pullers. I hope that they are the right size.



Thanks James - I have a pile of packs of fuses here and discovered that there were tweezers in each pack.
On the other hand I found that my Leatherman works far better and is good at shoving the little buggers back again too :)

In other news I was eating cheese on toast and the relish slid off into the keybroad, makes for interesting typing. Good job I have a cupboard full of spares (that I was about to sling in the skip) while this one goes for a shower.
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia and XM Tales

Post by PavlosV6 » 21 Aug 2013, 20:35

CitroJim wrote:When taking the pictures I jokingly said that it was a shame there was a Vauxhall in the shots. My neighbour came out to let me know he'd heard exactly what I'd said :lol: :lol:


ROFL =D>

Testament to the engineering care previously lavished on Old V6 is that it started instantly after 4 weeks of neglect. 'Though it must be said the cruise is playing up a bit - not sustaining. I've had the new bellows off and they're fine. I'll check under the wing idc. Also patched up the old bellows (again) so have a serviceable spare.

Good to see you back. That XM's splendid :!:

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Re: Citrojim's Xantia and XM Tales

Post by CitroJim » 21 Aug 2013, 20:50

Citroening wrote:
CitroJim wrote:The car will be returning to France soon but will be making a visit to CXM before she goes :-D

Probably picking the best XM prize up en route too...!

How many KMs has it done Jim? Looks very nice indeed... 8-)


Around 70K I believe Franklin. What I like about the car is it's factory freshness, very different to the freshness of a fully restored concours car. Hard to explain really but it's that kind of a new car sort of freshness...

PavlosV6 wrote:CU 2mos?


Definitely :-D Round lunchtime?
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia and XM Tales

Post by Citroening » 21 Aug 2013, 20:58

CitroJim wrote:Around 70K I believe Franklin. What I like about the car is it's factory freshness, very different to the freshness of a fully restored concours car. Hard to explain really but it's that kind of a new car sort of freshness...

Oh I know exactly what you mean Jim - as nice as a restored car is, you can't beat that originality. 8-)

That 6,000 Mile BX GT we had at Little Horwood a few years back comes to mind...
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia and XM Tales

Post by RichardW » 22 Aug 2013, 12:46

Jim

ABS sensors info:

Mk1 up to RP 7631 - 454554 £52.27 from Citroen
Mk after RP 7632 / MK 1 - 454574 - £51.10 from Citroen

Carparts4less have got Eicher ones at £32 or Pagid at £47 for Mk1 and £40 for Mk2.
GSF only list one sort, £32.94 MK1 £36.66 Mk2
AEP price is above the Citroen price!!

Ebay currently listing a genine MK1 for £34 delivered, item 181184326709
Lots listed for MK2, but most are unkown brand at £12. There is one for £20 which I might give a whirl.

I thought there was a guide post somewhere, and indeed there is: viewtopic.php?t=26012 8-)
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia and XM Tales

Post by CitroJim » 22 Aug 2013, 17:52

Thanks Richard :-D
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia and XM Tales

Post by Citroenmad » 25 Aug 2013, 10:00

I would guess that is Mikes XM? That does look very stunning, looking forward to seeing it at CXM 8-)
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia and XM Tales

Post by CitroJim » 25 Aug 2013, 16:56

Citroenmad wrote:I would guess that is Mikes XM?


It is indeed Chris :-D It s seriously gorgeous :P

Yesterday was good. Chris(570), his little King Charles Spaniel, Crumpet, and I decided to take a run down to North Devon. No real reason, but just on a whim we called in to see Kev (Red Dwarfers) to see if he'd like the 2.1TD engine that just happened to be in the boot of Chris's Xantia. Kev seemed pleased to have it seeing as the engine out of his XM was just a little wrecked.

I had a good chance to look at the damage and I believe it was destructive detonation that caused the mayhem. All glowplugs were fully intact but the clue for me was some cratering (like lunar craters on the moon) in the adjacent cylinders and combustion chambers. I would think the failed needle lift sensor caused the timing to remain over-advanced for long periods which led to the detonation.

On the way back we took a short detour and called in to see Dad.

I must say Chris's Xantia is excellent. the performance and ride belies the 228K it has done and it really was a pleasure to travel in and to be a passenger with a very competent driver.

We are of the opinion that Kev should have an Activa as we found some roads that were classic Activa territory. They were fun in an HDi but it an Activa they would have been serious fun. One such is the B3226 between South Moulton and Crediton...

It was good to see and have a trip out along some equally fun roads in Kev's GSA...

Today PavlosV6 called around to replace his other strut leakoff pipe on his V6 Xantia and to fix a split hose on his cruse control... His car is looking very smart for CXM. Sadly mine aren't and due to work commitments next weekend it's highly unlikely any of mine will be spruced up for the show. They will attend muck and all..

Whilst Paul was doing his bit I finally go round to freeing off the seized boot lock on my XM. I guess the boot lock is hardly ever used and seizes up through lack of use. I tool the lock assembly right out and did the deed on the bench. It's all nicely free now and that's another small job stuck off the list...

The Activa is in daily use this week and I note she's a bit firm in the rear. As soon as I can I really must check her spheres as I fear her centre hydractive may be a little flat...
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia and XM Tales

Post by CitroJim » 25 Sep 2013, 18:59

Gosh, a moth since I last updated this :shock:

CXM has been and gone in that time and unfortunately it started something of a downward spiral for me and I'm only just starting to crawl out of. The reason why I've not been active on here.

The time from CXM until now has been very busy on the family front involving daughters going to Uni and funerals in Somerset.

I'm totally out of touch ion what's been going on here and I'm not even going to try to catch up on what's been happening. I'm sure I'll get a gist of what's needed to be known soon enough... If there is anything you might think I should know about then PM me...

I have seen the thread concerning XAN71A and should point out that I bought the plate direct from Richard on the strict understanding that I would only have the plate if the eventual purchaser of Goldie didn't want it - as was the case. Had a purchaser came forward who wanted car and plate together then I'd have withdrawn my offer.

Car-wise I've done practically nothing recently. I even had to send Robyn's 207 into the local garage to have a CV boot replaced. Truth is I've barely been in the workshop recently.

I did a little at the weekend with great difficulty. I checked over the Activa for it's MOT today and clearly did a lousy job because it failed on a wishbone bush. Not the 'P' bush but the opposite one.

It's a ******* job on an Activa but luckily a specialist is visiting on the weekend who will do the job for me. No way am I up to a wishbone bush just yet...

The rear wiper failed on the XM over the weekend and I thought it would be an easy fix. I thought it might be the intermittent wipe relay and assumed it was in the tailgate as on a Xantia. No it's not. I eventuality found it was located in the passenger-side fuse box and basically functionally inaccessible. I even removed the glove box to try and get at it but no, that did not help at all. I can see a quarter of the relay but that's it. Oddly though in all the poking about the rear wiper suddenly started working and has been ever since... Typical XM...

So how do you get at the relays above the fuse box? I can't see how for the life of me...

Anyway, I'm back. I must take it easy still and slowly for the foreseeable so don't expect me to be my old self just yet...
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia and XM Tales

Post by Mandrake » 26 Sep 2013, 11:21

Glad to see you're back Jim. :)

Your absence is really noticed, I was getting quite concerned that you hadn't made an appearance on the forum for quite some time, so I knew you must be going through one of your poorly periods. :(

Hopefully things start picking up again for you asap! [-o<
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