Citrojim's Ka, Saxo and Bike Tales

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Re: Citrojim's Xantia and XM Tales

Post by CitroJim » 20 Oct 2013, 08:11

I'm still here, still good and still going well. Making a batch of marmalade this morning. First time so it's a bit of an experiment.

Yesterday was mostly work and then serious rest. Seems to have worked :D

Must go and check the cars later.

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Re: Citrojim's Xantia and XM Tales

Post by Hell Razor5543 » 20 Oct 2013, 08:32

If the weather round here is anything to go by, you might need a dinghy to get to them!

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Re: Citrojim's Xantia and XM Tales

Post by Northern_Mike » 20 Oct 2013, 09:02

Hell Razor5543 wrote:If the weather round here is anything to go by, you might need a dinghy to get to them!


I think the C5 has floated away overnight.

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Re: Citrojim's Xantia and XM Tales

Post by CitroJim » 20 Oct 2013, 12:07

Yes, it has turned out a bit damp :)

Marmalade turned out excellently. Compared to shop-bought stuff there's no contest. Mine just tastes of oranges and nothing else.

I've had an entire morning of cooking, starting off with a wholemeal cob I was kneading the dough for at 05:00, the aforementioned marmalade, a big hearty beef stew that’ll last a few days and finally a fruitcake...

Not a bad effort. No more cooking now until Wednesday when Robyn has requested a moussaka for dinner...

Hopefully the weather will allow me to play at least a bit of car this afternoon [-o<

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Re: Citrojim's Xantia and XM Tales

Post by Hell Razor5543 » 20 Oct 2013, 12:59

When I was at the launderette earlier, somebody commented that the weather was a bit unsettled. My comment was "If I were that unsettled I would be locked up!". I wish I knew where I got that one from!

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Re: Citrojim's Xantia and XM Tales

Post by CitroJim » 20 Oct 2013, 13:08

Very good James :)

Well, if you don't like it just wait a minute and some different weather will be along...

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Re: Citrojim's Xantia and XM Tales

Post by CitroJim » 20 Oct 2013, 13:18

Now we've got thunder and lightning :roll:

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Re: Citrojim's Xantia and XM Tales

Post by citroenxm » 20 Oct 2013, 13:59

Its splendid news to hear of your fitness returning jim.. you are missed on here when you dont post.

As for xm mot i had a feeling the xm would win over one of the xantias. My bug is returning certainly more so i get charles xm almost ready.. what for the welding on yours for mot? Wont that be a cause for failure if she needs closing up?

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Post by daviemck2006 » 20 Oct 2013, 16:13

Northern_Mike wrote:
Hell Razor5543 wrote:If the weather round here is anything to go by, you might need a dinghy to get to them!


I think the C5 has floated away overnight.


Is that not HOPE thc C5 floated away :rofl2:

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Re: Citrojim's Xantia and XM Tales

Post by KP » 20 Oct 2013, 17:39

They are so front end heavy you'd be looking for its arse bobbing about in the floods!

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Re: Citrojim's Xantia and XM Tales

Post by CitroJim » 21 Oct 2013, 05:28

citroenxm wrote:what for the welding on yours for mot? Wont that be a cause for failure if she needs closing up?


It could be Paul, I really need a specialist to take a look as I have no experience whatsoever of what rust is OK and what isn't in the eyes of an MOT tester.

If I present it and it fails it'll just have to wait until you and I can get it sorted. Don't forget that despite me working solidly right up to Christmas now there's always Tuesdays and Wednesdays if you ever want to come over with your welder under your arm! Those days are, as they say these days, ring-fenced..

I got hold of a cross trainer yesterday and thanks to Xac it's now happily installed in the conservatory. By a stroke of serendipity he was passing where it was an could pick it up on his way. Thanks Xac, very appreciated and good to see you yesterday :-D

Not sure what's making the trainer cross though. All I know is it's a fearsome beast..

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Re: Citrojim's Xantia and XM Tales

Post by CitroJim » 25 Oct 2013, 05:29

I'm still here, still going strong and all is looking good. No news on any of the cars..

Working this evening and all Saturday again...

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Re: Citrojim's Xantia and XM Tales

Post by CitroJim » 30 Oct 2013, 18:14

Finally, I can report hat I've done something to the cars today. It was such a lovely day it would have been rude not to...

It was only an oil and filter change on both the V6s but it's a good job done ready for the winter.

I note my Xantia V6 has a very small oil weep at the back of the engine making the sump and engine mount a bit damp but it's not cam boxes. I didn't investigate too deeply today as time to play cars was limited; I had a pumpkin cake to bake and decorate...

I also took the Activa out for perhaps it's last trip of the year before coming off the road for the winter. It's been parked up nice and dry now.

On the personal front, all remains good. Looks what I'm doing is working :-D

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Re: Citrojim's Xantia and XM Tales

Post by Trainman » 30 Oct 2013, 19:00

Good to know you've Ben able to do something and are well for being able to do it.

KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK

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Re: Citrojim's Xantia and XM Tales

Post by KP » 30 Oct 2013, 19:57

Keep it up Jim and stay positive :)

On a side note do you sorn the activa or just do 6months tax considering how much a years tax is?