Citrojim's Activa, 207 and Bike Tales

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Re: Citrojim's Xantia and XM Tales

Post by Chris570 » 15 Nov 2013, 14:12

CitroJim wrote:Had a different car in last evening - a Honda S2000. Very desirable and a car I could love a lot..

It belongs to a work colleague who camps down here during the week and returns home a long way away at weekends. It had a graunching a the back due to worn disc pads and there was no way it was going home without being done.

Owner procured a set of cheap pads for a tenner and we set to work. The caliper and piston were well seized on the bad side and getting the piston to retract was a real struggle. Much WFA profanity eventually got it moving but we'd have never done it without the use of a pukka caliper wind-back tool and a beaker bar on the end of it! I thank my lucky starts that a visitor a few weeks ago left a wind-back tool here - it truly saved the day :-D

The other side was a doodle in comparison and we could almost have wound the piston back by hand!

We went for a spin in it afterwards. It's one cool car with a 9,000 rpm redline :shock: :twisted: :P 8-)

A good test for me. I was up late and working. Ended up going top bed at 10:30 but was still up at 04:00 this morning and quite perky :-D


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Re: Citrojim's Xantia and XM Tales

Post by CitroJim » 16 Nov 2013, 05:46

KP wrote:Don't push your bedtime too much Jim as it could leave you totally shattered in a few days, baby steps remember :)


I do Will. I remember the bad place too well and have no desire to revisit it again so you can be sure I'm being good.

Off to Somerset in a bit so bedtime last night was a more normal time for me. half past 8 :roll:

Chris570 wrote:The WFA Toolkit prevailed once again then. The 101 piece profanity toolset does help as well.


It's the most useful toolset we have =D> :-D :twisted: Never fails to make a job a success...
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia and XM Tales

Post by CitroJim » 17 Nov 2013, 16:51

Great day with team WFA at the NEC today... The show was brilliant although the CCC stand was a terrible disappointment. No XM and no Xantia :cry:

The BX Club stand was lovely and that's given me an idea. How about an FCF/Club-XM stand next year?

Bought an H Van :-D Only a Norev model though. Picked up a few tools and got very interested in high-end welders...

An excellent outing... :-D
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia and XM Tales

Post by bxzx16v » 17 Nov 2013, 17:38

Glad you had a good day at the NEC Jim, shame about the CCC stand, no Xm or Xantia. The Fcf /Xm stand would be great.

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Re: Citrojim's Xantia and XM Tales

Post by DHallworth » 17 Nov 2013, 17:38

Glad you enjoyed it Jim! Just wish these things weren't so far from home!

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Re: Citrojim's Xantia and XM Tales

Post by Trainman » 17 Nov 2013, 18:49

CitroJim wrote:Great day with team WFA at the NEC today... The show was brilliant although the CCC stand was a terrible disappointment. No XM and no Xantia :cry:

The BX Club stand was lovely and that's given me an idea. How about an FCF/Club-XM stand next year?



Now I like the sound of that......... =D> =D> =D>
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia and XM Tales

Post by CitroJim » 18 Nov 2013, 05:51

Trainman wrote:Now I like the sound of that......... =D> =D> =D>


If there's sufficient interest Steve then we'll look seriously at this... There was no C6 either.. Did see one yesterday though, in front of us in the parking queue towing a trailer..
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia and XM Tales

Post by CitroJim » 20 Nov 2013, 13:36

Done the insurance for another year. Just one change. The Xantia V6 and XM are on my Multi-Car Policy and the Activa has gone over to a limited mileage classic policy. Sense really as the Activa does very few miles.

I was going to SORN the Activa but for what I'd save it was not worth it plus if I want to take it for a spin on a nice winter day I can.

So, in doing all my cars plus those of the girls I've just shelled out the best part of two grand :twisted:

Robyn promises she's going to pay me for her share but how can I take it from her? She starts Uni again in January and is going to need every penny...

Still, it's the thought that counts...

I'm so poor now I'm forced to make my own marmalade - just made a batch of clementine and lime and it's delicious. Citrus fruit are very cheap at the moment so it makes sense to buy a few and preserve them...
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia and XM Tales

Post by Chris570 » 20 Nov 2013, 13:46

Will you be walking the streets with an empty can of petrol begging?
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia and XM Tales

Post by Hell Razor5543 » 20 Nov 2013, 13:49

My Mum used to make marmalade, and it was truly delicious. Her jams are pretty damned good as well (and she normally gets the fruit fresh from the canal bankside).
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia and XM Tales

Post by CitroJim » 20 Nov 2013, 13:57

Chris570 wrote:Will you be walking the streets with an empty can of petrol begging?


Yes and with sandwich boards saying 'Three Citroens to support - please give generously...'

I'll just have to work more overtime I guess. Ironic isn't it. I work part-time but do overtime :roll:

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Hell Razor5543 wrote:My Mum used to make marmalade, and it was truly delicious.


Home-made is James and it's so easy to make too. I've taken a tad of guesswork out of it now by using a proper cooking thermometer that tells you where to boil it to....

I won't touch shop-bought stuff now. It's sickly-sweet gloop and horrible. Mine is made with 50/50 fruit and sugar and you cannot actually taste the sugar - my latest batch actually tastes a bit tart.. Sweet it is not!
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Post by addo » 20 Nov 2013, 14:03

I'm pleased to see that part-time employment status is no barrier to overtime.
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Post by CitroJim » 20 Nov 2013, 14:07

addo wrote:I'm pleased to see that part-time employment status is no barrier to overtime.


Not in our place Adam :) Some work can only be done out of normal office hours...
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia and XM Tales

Post by KP » 20 Nov 2013, 14:18

Oh yes, the hours of 12am-8am or after 3pm saturday-8am monday is mine :(
Wish i got overtime though, you jammy sod you!

good news on the car front Jim but have you thought about going for a trade policy instead and adding robyn to it??
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Post by Chris570 » 20 Nov 2013, 14:26

CitroJim wrote:
addo wrote:I'm pleased to see that part-time employment status is no barrier to overtime.


Not in our place Adam :) Some work can only be done out of normal office hours...


Such as special tea blends etc. There was at one point talk of a new type of biscuit but that never got through the change control process.
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