Citrojim's Ka, Saxo 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 » 04 Jul 2014, 21:14

You'll blow away in the next strong breeze.

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Post by Mandrake » 04 Jul 2014, 21:19

addo wrote:You'll blow away in the next strong breeze.

:lol:

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Post by CitroJim » 04 Jul 2014, 21:25

I'm nearly back to my teenage weight now. Still got a bit to loose though and still (annoyingly) got a bit of a gut that just won't go :evil:

Secretly it's why I'm parting with the XM. I'm too small for it :twisted:

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Post by Hell Razor5543 » 04 Jul 2014, 21:44

My Mum ran the London Marathon several years ago, and she reckoned that she was in a fitter shape than she had been since she left school.

When I was young (less than 10 years old) we (my Mum, my brother Alex and I) did Judo. On one occasion the dojo had a Japanese visitor, who was high black belt (I cannot remember what dan). After he did a demonstration he then told us all to pair up. He then felt a tug on his jacket (sorry, I cannot remember the correct name), and when he looked round there was my brother Alex (who was barely knee high, 4 years younger than I!). The Japanese guy then entertained us all to a truly spectacular demonstration of brilliant falls and so on; whenever Alex touched him he would throw himself over Alex and land safely but loudly on the mats.
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia, C1 and XM Tales

Post by CitroJim » 04 Jul 2014, 21:47

Hell Razor5543 wrote:My Mum ran the London Marathon several years ago, and she reckoned that she was in a fitter shape than she had been since she left school.


Same here James. I reckon I'm fitter now at just nudging 55 than I ever have been :-D

Getting back to cars, the Activa has thrown another toy this evening. She's now idling at 1500rpm :twisted:

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Post by addo » 04 Jul 2014, 23:09

Just be an air leak, won't it?

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Post by CitroJim » 05 Jul 2014, 04:27

addo wrote:Just be an air leak, won't it?


Yes, that or a sticky Idle Control Valve. It's happened intermittently before and I've cracked it by running an actuator test from the ELIT.

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Post by CitroJim » 05 Jul 2014, 07:43

I missed your tale of Judo first time round James, sorry :oops: Just enjoyed reading it 8-)

Reminds me of a girl of about 8 we have in our club who can punch like an adult and she really puts some spirit itno it too!

Hell Razor5543 wrote:He then felt a tug on his jacket (sorry, I cannot remember the correct name),


The uniform is called a dogi James and normally it's shortened to gi. I don't know the Japanese for the jacket but it's a tunic in English...

And Steve, they're not jimjams :twisted: :lol: They'd be awful to sleep in :roll:

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Post by CitroJim » 05 Jul 2014, 15:43

Successfully graded :)

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Now a red belt...

Also won the club trophy for most improved too.

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Post by Chris570 » 05 Jul 2014, 16:19

Well done, does this mean you are a Jedi now?

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Post by citronut » 05 Jul 2014, 17:13

CitroJim wrote:
Malcolm, yes but the blower is off until authorised by the engine when it's established to be running anyway so in reality it's not on when the ignition switch is first turned on.



maybe not Jim,
but it could be on switching the ignition off though shirley whooooops i mean surely

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Post by CitroJim » 05 Jul 2014, 17:36

citronut wrote:but it could be on switching the ignition off though shirley whooooops i mean surely


Very true Malcolm! That's when the damage will occur...

Chris570 wrote: does this mean you are a Jedi now?


Oh gosh no. I may have some belts under my belt as it were but I'm still a newbie. There's another 7 Kyu grades and then countless Dan (black belt) grades to go before you can even begin to say you know the subject..

A high Dan grade is kind of equivalent to being able to do a 2.5XM clutch... I'm still at the replacing a tail light bulb stage...

I'm barely up to doing a BoL one spanner job...

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Post by myglaren » 05 Jul 2014, 17:44

You need more practise smashing brick & tiles


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Re: Citrojim's Xantia, C1 and XM Tales

Post by lexi » 06 Jul 2014, 08:59

Flippin' hell JIm! If you lose any more weight..........one eye will do you!

It is a nice weight for spannering :-D

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Post by CitroJim » 06 Jul 2014, 09:16

Steve, LOL :-D

Lexi, yes indeed it is an ideal weight for spannering. We could call it spanner-weight... Handy for crawling into confined spaces like footwells and laying underneath cars :-D

I seem to be maintaining weight at 67Kg now... Or in old money 10st 7lb...

And a BMI of 20 :)