Citrojim's Activa, 207 and Bike Tales

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Re: Citrojim's Xantia and XM Tales

Post by CitroJim » 01 May 2014, 04:39

I woke the XM up from its rest yesterday for a general check-over. The good news is that it's mostly OK. The bad news is that it needs a new oxygen sensor but the really bad news is the exhaust has holed again near the transverse box.

It's been fixed there a few times in the past with welded patches but this time it looks a bit terminal...

I'm not at all sure what to do for the moment as whatever I do is going to be horribly expensive and the piggy bank holding the playing with cars funds is looking distinctly anorexic...

The XM may now rest for much longer than planned as a result although if any 25th anniversary events are being staged I'm sure it can make a guest appearance there..
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia and XM Tales

Post by Chris570 » 01 May 2014, 08:41

We'll talk later :)
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia and XM Tales

Post by RichardW » 01 May 2014, 12:28

You can still buy one from Citroen - a mere £655 :twisted:

Any idea what bore the pipe is? I've got some 60mm lying in the garage - part of my HDi, and part of Simon's V6 that hasn't found its way to the tip yet - a foot or so could easily find its way into the post!
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia and XM Tales

Post by DHallworth » 01 May 2014, 12:46

Bloody hell that's gone up!

I bought one from Citroen in 2008 and paid just over £450 for it. I remember cursing the fact I had an XM back then!

It's usually on the Y where the pipes join that they start to leak. Might be worth looking into the cost of a stainless one Jim.

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Post by Miguel » 01 May 2014, 13:06

Yes. Stainless is good. A friend of mine get one made for 6 - cylinder car in Berkshire. Quick fit (?) ask for more than £600, but the stainless cost only £385 and look like is made good. I get details and post to Jim later.

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Post by CitroJim » 01 May 2014, 19:22

It is on the Y David, just as the single pipe goes into the transverse box..

Miguel wrote:I get details and post to Jim later.


Thank you Miguel, that will be very good. I look forward to hearing from you :-D
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Post by addo » 02 May 2014, 13:08

Bloody UK - always inventing new places for rust to appear. :x

If it makes you feel better, my twin piped PRV has suffered internal haemorrhaging of both final mufflers - they're massively blocked with their own glassfibre...
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Post by CitroJim » 02 May 2014, 13:12

addo wrote:Bloody UK - always inventing new places for rust to appear. :x


A slight modification is needed to that statement Adam...


Bloody XM - always inventing new places for rust to appear. :x

That's more like it :twisted:
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia and XM Tales

Post by Mandrake » 02 May 2014, 13:17

RichardW wrote: and part of Simon's V6 that hasn't found its way to the tip yet

That remark could be easily misinterpreted! :lol: :twisted:
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia and XM Tales

Post by CitroJim » 02 May 2014, 13:20

Mandrake wrote:
RichardW wrote: and part of Simon's V6 that hasn't found its way to the tip yet

That remark could be easily misinterpreted! :lol: :twisted:


Gosh, you have to be so careful on how you say things these days....
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia and XM Tales

Post by Mandrake » 02 May 2014, 13:23

CitroJim wrote:
Mandrake wrote:
RichardW wrote: and part of Simon's V6 that hasn't found its way to the tip yet

That remark could be easily misinterpreted! :lol: :twisted:


Gosh, you have to be so careful on how you say things these days....

Yes, especially when wags from down under are reading... :mrgreen:
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia and XM Tales

Post by CitroJim » 02 May 2014, 13:30

Mandrake wrote:
CitroJim wrote:
Gosh, you have to be so careful on how you say things these days....

Yes, especially when wags from down under are reading... :mrgreen:


You're so right Simon... :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia and XM Tales

Post by CitroJim » 03 May 2014, 20:48

An excellent run down to Somerset and back in the Activa today :D Really enjoyed the car and came home the more twisty and scenic route rather than the rather straight and tedious A303 and A34.

The Activa really does drive like a little roller skate. Its agility belies the size of the car and despite the roller skate handling and fun it really is amazingly comfy - a fur-lined roller skate.

The only downside is its prodigious thirst for petrol when full fun mode is engaged. It drinks the stuff :twisted:

Nearly got wiped out by a kamikazi taxi driver near my house this evening as he dodged around parked cars at breakneck speed. I was a passenger in a Vauxhall and I'm still shaking now. How we didn't head-on I don't know. We were returning from our usual Saturday evening shopping run.

The general standard of taxi driving around here is like Activa fuel consumption - atrocious :evil:
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia and XM Tales

Post by Hell Razor5543 » 03 May 2014, 20:58

That taxi driver reminds me of a time I had to do a couple of calls in Slough. That day I suggested to my Controller we had an armoured car made available to engineers who had to work there. When she asked why, I told her that I had had to make 3 emergency stops in 10 minutes, and I was now feeling nervous. She laughed (the right way!), and said she would look into it!
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia and XM Tales

Post by CitroJim » 03 May 2014, 21:06

Did you ask for a change of underwear as well James? :lol:
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