Citrojim's Skoda, Saxo, 207 and Bike Tales

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Re: Citrojim's Xantia and XM Tales

Post by Trainman » 26 Jan 2014, 09:56

Morning Jim,

You know where t find us when you get bored :rofl2:
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia and XM Tales

Post by KP » 26 Jan 2014, 10:10

Jim I think your doing a great thing :)
Knowing when to say NO and saying it are very different things and when it comes to your health you shouldn't hesitate!

Just keep it up and don't forget to give us the odd update, even if you do it sneakily at work ;)
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia and XM Tales

Post by Hell Razor5543 » 26 Jan 2014, 10:18

Jim, I do mean this the right way when I say that I am glad you don't have much time for the forum. Long may your recovery continue. I hope to see you at the rallies.
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Post by addo » 26 Jan 2014, 10:35

KP wrote:...Just keep it up and don't forget to give us the odd update, even if you do it sneakily at work ;)

No, work is for Crackbook and Fleabay. Get it right! :lol:
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Post by CitroJim » 26 Jan 2014, 16:33

addo wrote:
KP wrote:...Just keep it up and don't forget to give us the odd update, even if you do it sneakily at work ;)

No, work is for Crackbook and Fleabay. Get it right! :lol:


Can't at work... Have no internet access there...

I will certainly keep updated.. Especially the projects I have on the go, one of which is getting Eberspacher heaters working... Nothing to report yet but I may have cracked a very common problem on them...

I'm definitely getting better. I swapped a front height corrector on a Xantia on Wednesday. That's a bloody evil job without a ramp. No way I could have done that a few months ago without severe suffering...

But I did and I didn't :-D

Swimming 40 lengths a day, doing at least 20 minutes of hard workout every day, eating good home-cooked food and Karate is definitely working...

Hell Razor5543 wrote:Jim, I do mean this the right way when I say that I am glad you don't have much time for the forum. Long may your recovery continue. I hope to see you at the rallies.


Thanks James, appreciated :-D

Trainman wrote:You know where t find us when you get bored :rofl2:


Just as long as it doesn't involve front height correctors Steve :rofl2:
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia and XM Tales

Post by CitroJim » 21 Apr 2014, 11:31

Seems I'm back :-D

I was shorly going to make a return to active participation but the failure of the main production server for the FCF and BXC and a need to bring the contingency servers up and into live action at my place have made my reappearance somewhat earlier than planned...

I can see I have a lot to catch up on...

Happenings here are few on the car front. Life has been concerned with getting/keeping fit, work, cooking and karate with just a bit of car fun for good measure.

I'm now very fit indeed and have lost my fat gut at long last. Not sure where it is but if I never find it again I'll not worry. I'm under 11 stone now. I work out very hard indeed these days. I swim every morning (just got back from a long swim in fact), work out with cross trainer and weights every evening and practice karate twice a week. I've passed my first grading and I'm now a blue belt. Next grading in July.

I eat only food prepared from scratch and never anything processed unless I'm eating out..

Work is keeping me very busy and I'm working long hours again but still have Wednesdays off.

On the car front, the XM is great, has been a paragon of reliability and is now resting up for summer. It has worked hard through the winter with may runs to Somerset but never once has it faltered and everything still works.

The Activa is out of hibernation and has been troublesome. It needed a new lover swivel, a driveshaft boot replace and a new wishbone due to an unexplained problem with the old one and replacement front bush. I found some NOS Activa wishbones on ebay and snapped them up.

That was all very well but then I had to level it. That took me three goes over two days!

The V6 Xantia just goes on and on and has just passed the MOT with a clean sheet. Not before swapping the brake flexi hoses though and that was a major task, especially on the nearside where there's a bloody great gearbox in the way.

The main thing is that all the jobs I've done myself and that shows how things are now. Last year no way could I have done all that and came up smiling...

I'm not fully cured though as come 8PM I'm dead and usually in bad...

That's all for now. I shall be catching up in due course...

That may take some time!
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia and XM Tales

Post by citroenxm » 21 Apr 2014, 11:47

CitroJim wrote:
I'm not fully cured though as come 8PM I'm dead and usually in bad...

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In bad?? :-D

thats silly putting the xm away for a rest. Its their 25th annerversry this year .. X rally may be the only chance for them to meet. Unfortunately mine wont be there nor will I..

Good to see a post from you at last
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia and XM Tales

Post by CitroJim » 21 Apr 2014, 11:54

Perhaps I'm bad in bed Paul :lol:

I meant bed...

The XM is resting and not off the road. It will be at rallies this year although I was planning to bring the Activa to the X rally next Sunday..

Next month she goes in to the spray shop to have her lacquer peel fixed...

Shame you won't be at the X Rally Paul :(
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia and XM Tales

Post by bxzx16v » 21 Apr 2014, 11:55

Glad to have you back Jim and to hear the fleets running tickety boo.

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Re: Citrojim's Xantia and XM Tales

Post by KP » 21 Apr 2014, 12:00

Good to have you Back Jim!

And good on keeping fit and not pushing yourself too much :)
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia and XM Tales

Post by Trainman » 21 Apr 2014, 14:47

Ditto, the comments above, It's good to know you're up and about and, by the sound of things, feeling considerably better.............. Can't make the X rally :twisted: One of those twists of fate.............

Good to have you back.
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Post by addo » 26 Apr 2014, 09:00

CitroJim wrote:...I've passed my first grading and I'm now a blue belt. Next grading in July.

I suppose you'll let us know when you get your red wings... :shock:
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia and XM Tales

Post by Mandrake » 26 Apr 2014, 09:13

Glad to hear you've made such a recovery Jim. :)

When you go silent for a long time I do wonder whether your health has either gone down, or its got better to the point where you're too busy to be on the forum. Now we know! :lol:

It is good to see you back in action here though...
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia and XM Tales

Post by CitroJim » 26 Apr 2014, 09:26

Thanks you Simon, it's very much appreciated..

I have my 6 monthly follow-up appointment next month where we have to report how things are following the intensive course of learning how to manage the condition. I have many good things to tell them :-D

Mandrake wrote:When you go silent for a long time I do wonder whether your health has either gone down, or its got better to the point where you're too busy to be on the forum. Now we know! :lol:


Absolutely, I'm not saying life has calmed down but I'm managing busy a bit better these days

Mandrake wrote:It is good to see you back in action here though...


It is very good to be back! I realised actually how much I missed it. To ensure I do stay I've made some adjustments to my daily schedule to incorporate some forum time... You'll only see me on here and Club-XM on a regular basis as that's all I have time for. I do occasionally visit FarceBook if the forums are quiet and I have a little spare forum time left...

Sounds sad but the fact is my life is like a military operation these days but it works...
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia and XM Tales

Post by daviemck2006 » 26 Apr 2014, 13:13

Good that your health is improved. It is a lot to do with managing things well.
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