Citrojim's Activa, 207 and Bike Tales

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Re: Citrojim's Xantia and XM Tales

Post by CitroJim » 10 Nov 2013, 18:12

Hell Razor5543 wrote:Now why is that not a surprise?


That's XMs for you :roll: They have that effect...

Hell Razor5543 wrote:What you need is a good barn to keep the fleet dry, with space enough for a well equipped maintenance workshop.


Exactly James :-D That is my wish and my want. Realising it around here is now easy..
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia and XM Tales

Post by Citroenmad » 10 Nov 2013, 19:04

CitroJim wrote:I'm not that good Malcolm, blindfold possibly but I do need my hands....

I was thinking of doing a photo-strip of the ML5 but as they're so reliable it's likely a waste of time. If anyone wants one though, shout...

Today, as it was such a gorgeous day, we gave Robyn's little 207 a badly needed service. The oil had been in there for nearly 20,000 miles and it was in an awful state. The plugs were so worn the gaps could have accommodated a double-decker bus but apart from that it was not too bad. These 20,000 mile services seem far too distant to me.

Robyn had a few instances of the engine cutting out on approach to roundabouts and so on. We had the Lexia (Pug Planet) onto it and re-initialised the engine ECU to recalibrate the auto-adaptives which mainly sets up the correct idle and overrun fuel cut-off. I'm hoping that fixed it as Robyn finds it a little scary at times and tomorrow she's off to Oxford for a University interview at Brooks. She's looking to do a nursing degree.

I've decided, after yet another drive of it yesterday, to keep the XM..


That sounds like a productive day Jim. Those 20K service intervals don't sit well with me, no doubt by then there is more fuel than oil in the sump. A recipe for disaster with a 1.4/1.6HDi.

Excellent, I thought you might find it difficult to let the XM go to a new home.

I'm so tempted by an XM and have been hankering after one since we did the XM/Xantia swap but really since our XM estate went. I keep seeing Matthews gorgeous TCT adverts too 8-) That red SEi would suit me perfectly
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia and XM Tales

Post by citroenxm » 10 Nov 2013, 19:07

SEE ME NEW Blog chris....

Wanna buy an 2.1 D auto hatch, that will be SED fied when finished??? :rofl2: :rofl2: :rofl2:
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia and XM Tales

Post by KP » 10 Nov 2013, 20:31

I'd switch Robyn's car to a 10k service interval Jim if you want it to last as the first thing to warn you it's going to die is going to be a dying turbo, then injectors, then before you know it compression goes on one pot...

10k is the way forward for them and if you know someone with an xud Bosch they can use the waste oil to run it :)
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia and XM Tales

Post by citroenxm » 10 Nov 2013, 20:36

KP wrote:I'd switch Robyn's car to a 10k service interval Jim if you want it to last as the first thing to warn you it's going to die is going to be a dying turbo, then injectors, then before you know it compression goes on one pot...

10k is the way forward for them and if you know someone with an xud Bosch they can use the waste oil to run it :)



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Re: Citrojim's Xantia and XM Tales

Post by KP » 10 Nov 2013, 20:38

Ahhh sounded like a diesel from a precious comment and I missed the plugs bit! Doh!!!

Still, 20k... Some cars only cover 30k in their lives lol!
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia and XM Tales

Post by CitroJim » 11 Nov 2013, 05:50

It'll be a lot less than that Will. As Paul says, it's a 1.4 petrol and does nearly the same miles to the gallon as my V6...

I'll now bring it into a 6,000 mile service schedule...
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia and XM Tales

Post by Chris570 » 11 Nov 2013, 08:28

CitroJim wrote:It'll be a lot less than that Will. As Paul says, it's a 1.4 petrol and does nearly the same miles to the gallon as my V6...

I'll now bring it into a 6,000 mile service schedule...

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Re: Citrojim's Xantia and XM Tales

Post by Northern_Mike » 11 Nov 2013, 08:32

CitroJim wrote:It'll be a lot less than that Will. As Paul says, it's a 1.4 petrol and does nearly the same miles to the gallon as my V6...

I'll now bring it into a 6,000 mile service schedule...


Same motor in that 306 I look after *is* meant on a 6,000 mile schedule. The counter goes back to 6,000 when I reset it.

Funny how the same motor can suddenly do 20k. Having said that, the oil never really gets dirty after 6, 000. Maybe 9,000 would be ok?
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Post by addo » 11 Nov 2013, 13:58

To drag the blog into bakery again... Jim, have you mucked around with pizza bases ever? Trying to make a "dessert pizza" with toffee glaze on lightly cooked fruit segments, and the prefabricated bases are a little doughy in taste.
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia and XM Tales

Post by citronut » 11 Nov 2013, 15:25

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Re: Citrojim's Xantia and XM Tales

Post by CitroJim » 11 Nov 2013, 18:59

I've only done normal pizza bases Adam, using normal bread dough..

I think Paul Hollywood or Mary Berry might have the recipe you need Adam..
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia and XM Tales

Post by myglaren » 11 Nov 2013, 19:14

Nigella will almost certainly have an erotic version :)
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Post by addo » 11 Nov 2013, 19:17

Pizza, Steve. Not crumpet. :P
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