Citrojim's Pixo, Saxo and Cycling Tales

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Re: Citrojim's Xantia and XM Tales

Post by Citroenmad » 10 Dec 2013, 18:01

Does sound like a good buy and well done for saving it. The XM estate is vast and is sure to come in handy :)
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia and XM Tales

Post by CitroJim » 10 Dec 2013, 18:23

Citroenmad wrote: The XM estate is vast and is sure to come in handy :)
Vast? You could live in it :lol: In fact I wonder if a motorhome conversion could be done - a bit like the C15 Romahome?

I'm sure the XM is going to be on the WFA fleet for a good few years. We all have a great fondness for it. And a great fondness for the engine!

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Re: Citrojim's Xantia and XM Tales

Post by Northern_Mike » 10 Dec 2013, 18:44

CitroJim wrote:
Citroenmad wrote: The XM estate is vast and is sure to come in handy :)
Vast? You could live in it
I lived in mine for a couple of days, I slept in it for 3 nights in February 2006 due to getting the date I was moving into my house in Flackwell Heath mixed up.

I've slept in worse places, that's for sure.

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Re: Citrojim's Xantia and XM Tales

Post by CitroJim » 15 Dec 2013, 13:52

A good weekend so far. The first one I've spent doing very little.. No runs to Somerset, no work and no XM Estate to fettle. A most unusual situation :lol:

I washed my V6 Xantia and XM yesterday as they were both covered in grime and salt. Of course that made it rain today but not before I'd tested an engine ECU in the XM - one sent for me to test.

I'm happy to report it tests absolutely perfectly...

I'm active again on FaceBook. Anyone who wants to be my friend don't look for CitroJim but look for my real name. My domain name gives a clue as to what that is...

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Post by addo » 15 Dec 2013, 17:35

Go easy on Crackbook. Long spells away from it are often useful to keep perspective.

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Post by CitroJim » 15 Dec 2013, 17:51

addo wrote:Go easy on Crackbook. Long spells away from it are often useful to keep perspective.
I quite agree Adam. I shall regulate myself...

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Re: Citrojim's Xantia and XM Tales

Post by myglaren » 15 Dec 2013, 20:54

It is odd, I don't use it, or Twitty, at all. Won't go anywhere near them.

My daughter is a senior University librarian and is exasperated at some of the students who appear to be completely clueless as to how to source information related to their courses. They spend all day farting around on their phones and accessing F-book and (-expletive removed-) but have no idea that a lot of the information they seek is published on both of the social networking services.

I'm surprised they can tie their own shoelaces sometimes - or perhaps they don't.
I appreciate that this is not blanket stupidity. Most of the students I came into contact with were very capable and resourceful people but some of them - god help us. Future politicians no doubt.

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Re: Citrojim's Xantia and XM Tales

Post by Xaccers » 15 Dec 2013, 20:59

We use facebook to see how the other half live, it's a bit like why Danielle watches Jeremy Kyle. Although, FB does come in useful when having to update lots of people, such as when my sister died last year, it's a lot easier to just post the information rather than have to call everyone, especially as I don't have most of their phone numbers.

Google+ is much better as it has communities which are more high brow, so if you're interested in science, Raspberry Pi's, Dr Who, art, philosophy or cooking, there's other like minded people you can share information with, and it's easier to restrict who you share information with too.

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Post by Northern_Mike » 16 Dec 2013, 00:25

Xac wrote:We use facebook to see how the other half live, it's a bit like why Danielle watches Jeremy Kyle. Although, FB does come in useful when having to update lots of people,
Yes exactly. Got family absolutely all over the place and 4 year old who they want pictures of all the time amongst other things. Security and lists mean I can set up exactly who can see what..

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Re: Citrojim's Xantia and XM Tales

Post by KP » 16 Dec 2013, 02:23

You'll love the 2.5 jim :)

Mines getting between 45-60+ mpg and is responding well to veggie :)

Get the coolant changed ASAP as they are known to eat radiators and this may well help stave it off!

Also the purflux filter is a pita and if possible best to replace it with another unit.

Does it have aircon?
For the radio you can update to almost any new radio as it uses ISO connectors :)

Clean the exhaust off with a steam washer and see how rusty it is and treat if possible as they are big old units!

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Re: Citrojim's Xantia and XM Tales

Post by CitroJim » 16 Dec 2013, 06:13

Fair dos on FB. Same applies to forums as far as I'm concerned. It's all about measure. I have that.. Also with FB I can keep up with a few friends I'd not be able to keep in touch with otherwise.

I also learn a lot about the kids I'd not know otherwise :twisted:

Will, no, luckily the 2.5 does not have aircon :-D

Chris tried to repair the parking brake release this weekend by soldering. It lasted about fifteen releases. We have a brand-new cable, just a case of having the dash out to fit it...

I now have a MIG welder in my workshop. More on that later...

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Re: Citrojim's Xantia and XM Tales

Post by Chris570 » 16 Dec 2013, 09:35

CitroJim wrote:Fair dos on FB. Same applies to forums as far as I'm concerned. It's all about measure. I have that.. Also with FB I can keep up with a few friends I'd not be able to keep in touch with otherwise.

I also learn a lot about the kids I'd not know otherwise :twisted:

Will, no, luckily the 2.5 does not have aircon :-D

Chris tried to repair the parking brake release this weekend by soldering. It lasted about fifteen releases. We have a brand-new cable, just a case of having the dash out to fit it...

I now have a MIG welder in my workshop. More on that later...
In fairness I only soldered it to prove you could ;)

I have another pikey repair up my sleeve, should last until the weather is warm enough to remove the dash.

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Re: Citrojim's Xantia and XM Tales

Post by Xaccers » 16 Dec 2013, 11:56

CitroJim wrote:I also learn a lot about the kids I'd not know otherwise :twisted:
That's why every parent should be on FB, and have some of their kid's friends as friends.

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Post by Northern_Mike » 16 Dec 2013, 12:22

Xac wrote:
CitroJim wrote:I also learn a lot about the kids I'd not know otherwise :twisted:
That's why every parent should be on FB, and have some of their kid's friends as friends.
I disagree. We all appear to have done reasonably well without our parents knowing our every last move..

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Post by addo » 16 Dec 2013, 12:36

I agree with you; parents don't have a right to know. True respect is earned, and information will form part of a reciprocal currency.

Besides, I once endured something like that "...Er Mum, this is Judith" scene from Life of Brian which could have easily been averted by a parent not convincing themselves they needed to know exactly where I was and what I was doing! So I speak from experience. :P