Citrojim's Ka, Saxo and Bike Tales

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Re: Citrojim's Xantia, C1 and XM Tales

Post by CitroJim » 28 Jun 2014, 16:39

Mandrake wrote:Leak back harness pipe ?
That's what I believe it's called in Citroen world Simon. It goes from the regulator to the LHM reservoir with a tee off for the Hydractive electrovalve leakage return.

You know the one I mean :wink:

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Re: Citrojim's Xantia, C1 and XM Tales

Post by KP » 28 Jun 2014, 17:12

Jim will the metal not flip round so you can press it back into shape from the otherside as I'm guessing your meaning the horizontal cross bar you push against? Maybe a machine shop locally could do it and weld in some triangles piece inside as they are usually hollow aren't they?!

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Re: Citrojim's Xantia, C1 and XM Tales

Post by CitroJim » 28 Jun 2014, 17:25

KP wrote:Jim will the metal not flip round so you can press it back into shape from the otherside as I'm guessing your meaning the horizontal cross bar you push against?
That's been done in the past Will. It's distorted both ways now and as much as I try I cannot press it straight.

You've identified the bit and getting a machine ship to make a new one in heavier material might be the way forward...

It's just finding the right outfit for such a job... I really could do it myself as I have a hefty stick welder here and that's what is wanted for such a job. MIG is a bit too girly for 3/8 plate..

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Re: Citrojim's Xantia, C1 and XM Tales

Post by Mandrake » 28 Jun 2014, 17:43

CitroJim wrote:
Mandrake wrote:Leak back harness pipe ?
That's what I believe it's called in Citroen world Simon. It goes from the regulator to the LHM reservoir with a tee off for the Hydractive electrovalve leakage return.

You know the one I mean :wink:
Yep, I know the one. I'm surprised its still available!

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Re: Citrojim's Xantia, C1 and XM Tales

Post by CitroJim » 28 Jun 2014, 20:25

Mandrake wrote: Yep, I know the one. I'm surprised its still available!
And not only that, in current production too judging by the production date on the packaging. Must be an ongoing healthy demand for them...

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Re: Citrojim's Xantia, C1 and XM Tales

Post by CitroJim » 29 Jun 2014, 13:55

Grrrr :twisted: Rain stops play on replacing the hydraulic pipe on my V6 and mowing the lawn.

To cap it all I've picked up an injury, actually 2, during Karate...

A punch to my ribs during an attack/defence session (I was attacking) on Friday really connected and this morning exactly the same happened a couple of times during some advanced stuff we were practising :twisted:

I'm really feeling quite sore, both mentally because of the rain and physically because of my ribs...

Think I'll take the Activa out for a joyride...

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Post by addo » 29 Jun 2014, 14:21

No pain, no gain. :twisted: You must have been giving them what for, to get a blow like that in return. :wink:

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Post by CitroJim » 29 Jun 2014, 15:39

addo wrote:No pain, no gain. :twisted:
Indeed and shows I must learn to protect bits of me when attacking... It's not so much a pain, more an ache :)

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Re: Citrojim's Xantia, C1 and XM Tales

Post by CitroJim » 29 Jun 2014, 18:25

The day has ended well. Between storms I managed to fit the new hose to the V6 Xantia and mow my lawn. All jobs done for the week and all cars fully serviceable :-D

Simon, I was slightly wrong in an earlier post on the name of the hose in question. It's an oil back harness, not a leak back harness.

In French it's a Faisceau Retour...

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Post by Hell Razor5543 » 29 Jun 2014, 18:28

CitroJim wrote:
addo wrote:No pain, no gain. :twisted:
Indeed and shows I must learn to protect bits of me when attacking... It's not so much a pain, more an ache :)
I think we need to get you some of Terry Pratchetts' armour, such as the bamboo breast plate from 'Snuff' or the dwarven micromail from 'Unseen Academicals'. The first wouldn't stop a blade, but was remarkable pliant so that it absorbed the impact well, while the second reflected the impact right back at the attacker (when Trevor Likely, who was wearing underwear made of it got kicked in the gonads all he felt was a slight breeze. His attacker, however, ended up curled in a 'private' universe of pain!).

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Re: Citrojim's Xantia, C1 and XM Tales

Post by CitroJim » 29 Jun 2014, 18:50

Ahh, that’s all very well James but we must protect vulnerable bits with blocks. Armour and special underwear is not permitted although a 'box' is and is a good idea :)

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Re: Citrojim's Xantia, C1 and XM Tales

Post by citronut » 29 Jun 2014, 18:55

CitroJim wrote:
I must see if Clark do spare parts for their 10 ton presses. From that statement it's clear why it's bent now - a 10 ton press being used at 11 and 12 tons on regular occasions!
you cant sneak out in the dead of night a borrow a couple of lengths of railway line then Jim :twisted: :o :roll: #-o :-D :lol: :rofl2: :rofl2: :wink:

it would certainly be tougher than anything from the Clarke's tools stables thats for sure :roll: :roll: #-o :wink:

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Re: Citrojim's Xantia, C1 and XM Tales

Post by Hell Razor5543 » 29 Jun 2014, 18:59

citronut wrote:
CitroJim wrote:
I must see if Clark do spare parts for their 10 ton presses. From that statement it's clear why it's bent now - a 10 ton press being used at 11 and 12 tons on regular occasions!
you cant sneak out in the dead of night a borrow a couple of lengths of railway line then Jim :twisted: :o :roll: #-o :-D :lol: :rofl2: :rofl2: :wink:

it would certainly be tougher than anything from the Clarke's tools stables thats for sure :roll: :roll: #-o :wink:
It might be worth popping over to Reading, Jim. Network Rail (amongst others) are doing a major upgrade to Reading Station, and I believe that this includes replacing the tracks.

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Re: Citrojim's Xantia, C1 and XM Tales

Post by lexi » 29 Jun 2014, 19:05

AFAIK guys you have to be licensed to scrap railway track. I have a small bit on order from a scrapman who is authorized to deal with it. Probably in case it gets re-used or something I suppose,or maybe to stop being stolen for scrap.

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Re: Citrojim's Xantia, C1 and XM Tales

Post by Mandrake » 29 Jun 2014, 19:14

You planning to build a model railroad Alex ? :-D