Citrojim's Activa, 207 and Bike Tales

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Re: Citrojim's Xantia and XM Tales

Post by Citroenmad » 11 Nov 2013, 22:38

Northern_Mike wrote: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?


Yes, it is very strange, supposedly its an advancement in the oil? :roll: A likely storey.

Its not so much the oil getting black with a petrol engine which worries me, its the mixture of fuel within the oil and so less lubrication and more acid.

Off French car topic for a mo ... I find it strange how the Audi A2 1.4TDi is supposed to go for 30K between services (yes, 30K!) and my VW with the same engine and same oil recommendation is to go for 10-12k. Hmm ...

Obviously, the longer the service interval the lower the costs to the owner ... or so they have us believe.
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia and XM Tales

Post by KP » 11 Nov 2013, 23:51

Those audi units are going to be shafted as they get older!
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia and XM Tales

Post by Northern_Mike » 12 Nov 2013, 00:09

I always change the oil in the Berlingo before the 12k limit. How much before depends on my mood! Went the full 12k last year, but it's had one after 4500 and another another 3500 down the line so 3 in the last 9 months. Won't be done until March or so now though.

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Re: Citrojim's Xantia and XM Tales

Post by CitroJim » 12 Nov 2013, 06:48

KP wrote:Those audi units are going to be shafted as they get older!


Maybe they'll never get old. Perhaps they're truly disposable or the hard suspension and general aggression of the hideous thing will have killed the owner before 30K has been covered and therefore rendering any kind of service, except a funeral one, completely unnecessary.

myglaren wrote:Nigella will almost certainly have an erotic version :)


Ohh, Nigella doing crumpets... It's too early in the morning for the thoughts I'm having right now :P
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia and XM Tales

Post by Northern_Mike » 12 Nov 2013, 10:05

CitroJim wrote:
Ohh, Nigella doing crumpets... It's too early in the morning for the thoughts I'm having right now :P


Oooh. That'd be a nice start to the day.

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Re: Citrojim's Xantia and XM Tales

Post by citronut » 12 Nov 2013, 10:44

myglaren wrote:Nigella will almost certainly have an erotic version :)



:bouncy: :bouncy: :eye: :eye: :dom:

the thought makes me knee's go all wobbly #-o :wink:
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia and XM Tales

Post by CitroJim » 12 Nov 2013, 18:16

Took the battery off the Activa this afternoon in preparation for her winter lay-up. battery will be trickled at regular intervals during the winter..

It was such a lovely afternoon I got a bit of tidying up done in the garden...

And gave the other two cars a quick check-over as this weekend is going to be busy. Down to see Dad on Saturday and then on Sunday off to the Classic car Show at the NEC...

The XM is going to be busy too...
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia and XM Tales

Post by Citroenmad » 12 Nov 2013, 21:06

It seems I will miss you at the NEC Jim, I'm going for the Saturday as its often the less busy day . I'm driving down in the HDi Xantia with a car full of people, should be a good day :)
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia and XM Tales

Post by Trainman » 12 Nov 2013, 23:47

CitroJim wrote: Sunday off to the Classic car Show at the NEC...


Citroenmad wrote:It seems I will miss you at the NEC Jim, I'm going for the Saturday as its often the less busy day . I'm driving down in the HDi Xantia with a car full of people, should be a good day :)


OYE [-X [-X [-X some of have to work, so stop rubbing it in.......second year I've had to miss it :cry:
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia and XM Tales

Post by Northern_Mike » 12 Nov 2013, 23:52

I didn't find it as good last year as previous years so I'm giving it a miss for once.

I'm trying to work out a way of getting from Reading to Manchester withou car, train, bus or plane this weekend. Been advised to avoid them until I'm healed. Want to see my ill stepdad and drive the DRK back down south.

All that are going - enjoy and make the most of it.

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Re: Citrojim's Xantia and XM Tales

Post by daviemck2006 » 13 Nov 2013, 00:52

Northern_Mike wrote:I didn't find it as good last year as previous years so I'm giving it a miss for once.

I'm trying to work out a way of getting from Reading to Manchester withou car, train, bus or plane this weekend. Been advised to avoid them until I'm healed. Want to see my ill stepdad and drive the DRK back down south.

All that are going - enjoy and make the most of it.

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Re: Citrojim's Xantia and XM Tales

Post by CitroJim » 13 Nov 2013, 06:05

Walk?
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Post by addo » 13 Nov 2013, 08:16

I think Team WFA should almost have their own stand/stage at the NEC show. Each member could assume a role, part Top Gear, part Three Stooges.
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Post by CitroJim » 13 Nov 2013, 09:13

addo wrote:I think Team WFA should almost have their own stand/stage at the NEC show. Each member could assume a role, part Top Gear, part Three Stooges.


We could. We act the roles out regularly...

Chris is Clarkson, Liam is the Hamster and I'm well, it's obvious isn't it.... Captain Slow...

We get into character very well. Impossible to tell us apart from the real thing at times...

Except I'm possibly more James May than he is himself...
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia and XM Tales

Post by Northern_Mike » 13 Nov 2013, 09:42

CitroJim wrote:Walk?


210 miles is a little far, even for me. Were it summer and I had just had my head drilled, I'd take a few days and cycle it. Done that before.
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