Citrojim's Skoda, Saxo, 207 and Bike Tales

Tell us your ongoing tales and experiences with your French car here. Post pictures of your car here as well.

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Post by addo » 05 May 2014, 12:29

I always leave the chopping board up.
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Post by myglaren » 05 May 2014, 12:38

CitroJim wrote:They do say that in most houses the toilet seat has less germs than the kitchen does, especially the chopping boards and washing up cloth...

Not that I'm going to start doing food preparation in the bathroom any time soon. I use lots of bleach in my kitchen.

So yes, what your Doctor says may be right... All I know is Chilli down there really hurts :lol: :twisted:


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Post by KP » 05 May 2014, 14:00

Mine gets the dishwasher once a year if not more for that exact reason and is NEVER shared.
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Post by Miguel » 05 May 2014, 14:28

KP wrote:Mine gets the dishwasher once a year if not more for that exact reason and is NEVER shared.


Que?!

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Post by CitroJim » 05 May 2014, 14:40

addo wrote:I always leave the chopping board up.


:lol: :lol: :lol:
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Post by KP » 05 May 2014, 15:06

My work PC keyboard gets the treatment
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Post by CitroJim » 05 May 2014, 16:22

Right, back on topic :wink:

My b****y Activa :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil:

Now showing distinct signs of a failing wheel bearing and intermittent cooling fans...

I noted the coolant temperature at 100 degrees this afternoon when static for a bit and when I arrived home I found the fans not running.

Prodding one with a stick got them going and now they seem OK...

But not for long I guess... That car has already had one replacement fan but I can't recall which now..

Keeps me busy does that car :twisted:

Good news is it goes in on Wednesday to have its lacquer peel sorted...
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Post by Hell Razor5543 » 05 May 2014, 16:33

I hope it's a rear wheel bearing. I don't know who it was, but somebody I knew used to write the date of replacement on any major part he changed.
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Post by KP » 05 May 2014, 17:17

you need to keep a log like what i got for my XM jim. EVERYTHING is on a few pages of notepad paper with exact mileages for replacement :)

Would the fans from the V6 do at all as im sure they were taken in the stash from the one i broke?
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Post by CitroJim » 05 May 2014, 17:31

KP wrote:Would the fans from the V6 do at all as im sure they were taken in the stash from the one i broke?


They would Will but they’re already down this way in the WFA stash... I also have a few so I should be able to find a good 'un. Fans are horrid to change..

I just hope I still have my special short socket for the job...
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Post by bxzx16v » 05 May 2014, 18:03

The activa will look lovely with the paintwork done Jim, I look forward to pics.

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Post by CitroJim » 05 May 2014, 18:41

superloopy wrote:Is it getting a full respray Jim?


No, only roof and bonnet for now Mike as they're the only bad panels.

No doubt all the remaining good ones will now start peeling knowing my Activa :twisted:
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Post by xantia_v6 » 05 May 2014, 22:20

CitroJim wrote:
KP wrote:Would the fans from the V6 do at all as im sure they were taken in the stash from the one i broke?


They would Will but they’re already down this way in the WFA stash... I also have a few so I should be able to find a good 'un. Fans are horrid to change..

I just hope I still have my special short socket for the job...

My recollection is that TCT fans and V6 fans are not the same power rating, so should be swapped as a pair.
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Post by DHallworth » 05 May 2014, 23:05

Mike,

As I mentioned in a PM, if your Activa does get to the point where you are considering sending it to "Centreville in the sky" then give me a shout. I can offer it a home up here in Glasgow :)

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Re: Citrojim's Xantia and XM Tales

Post by CitroJim » 06 May 2014, 04:29

xantia_v6 wrote:My recollection is that TCT fans and V6 fans are not the same power rating, so should be swapped as a pair.


Ahh, now that's a good thought and something I never realised. Maybe the last one I replaced was not of the correct pairing and why the failure has happened.. Thanks for that Mike :-D

Replace a pair methinks...
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