Citrojim's Activa, 207 and Bike Tales

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Post by addo » 19 Jul 2014, 09:23

I remember cleaning the internal B-pillar trim of cars driven with windows down, no AC. It was always dirtier than an air-conditioned car; that "fresh air" is clearly not without sooty muck. Seatbelts get similarly sullied.
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Post by citronut » 19 Jul 2014, 19:53

northern_mike wrote: and the ability to drive properly.


ooooz opinion is that though Mike :shock: :twisted: #-o :-D :lol: :yikes: :eye: :eye: :wink:
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia, C1 and XM Tales

Post by CitroJim » 21 Jul 2014, 05:06

The XM has gone to a new home and very annoyingly developed an LHM leak on the way very far up North :evil: I'm really rather upset about it :evil: :(

I can only think that I must have disturbed something when replacing the strut tops although testing after fitting never revealed a problem. The most likely source of the leak is likely to be a strut leakage return pipe. These are rubber jobs that attach to the side of the strut and are notorious for perishing. They're easy to replace.

Quite possible the disturbance hastened one of them on its way...

Always happens on the rare occasions when I sell a car :evil:

In other news, I drove Chris's Activa for a fair distance yesterday and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. Mine seems very flat in comparison and it's quite a revelation how that extra bit of power and urge makes the car so much more pleasant. I'm now planning, after years of resisting, to fit a manual boost controller to mine...

I ran the V6 up to the National yesterday afternoon. It was a little reluctant to start and ran on five for a bit but once warmed up was fine. I need to do a service and check plugs. In all the time I've had that car I've never checked plugs in nearly 30,000 mile so they must be due!

I'm off work all this week so servicing of both Xantias will be done.

The National was good this year. Very enjoyed and at an excellent site even if it was in the middle of nowhere!
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia, C1 and XM Tales

Post by CitroJim » 21 Jul 2014, 15:52

Got a fantastic little birthday present..

A fan that plugs into a computer USB port on the end of a swan neck. One blade of the fan has a couple of rows of LEDs on it. When the fan is on and spinning it displays a working clock :-D

Very clever!
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Post by Mandrake » 21 Jul 2014, 17:59

I bet its not properly USB complaint though and draws more than 100mA without active negotiation ;)

(Yes, I'm such a geek :lol: )
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia, C1 and XM Tales

Post by CitroJim » 21 Jul 2014, 18:53

I think you're right Simon. I was expecting it to automatically pick up the time from the laptop but it doesn't.... So yes, unlikely to be compliant but it's a great toy and keeps you cool during heavy forum posting sessions :D
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia, C1 and XM Tales

Post by citronut » 21 Jul 2014, 20:14

CitroJim wrote: but it's a great toy and keeps you cool during heavy forum posting sessions :D


i spoz it keeps you cool in its own time #-o :twisted: :roll: :-D :lol: :rofl2: :rofl2: :wink:

so is it ana mog or digicool
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia, C1 and XM Tales

Post by CitroJim » 22 Jul 2014, 19:06

citronut wrote:i spoz it keeps you cool in its own time


You have excelled yourself with that Malcolm :lol:

I received a lovely birthday present today... A Manual Boost Controller for my Activa 8-) :-D

And my poor little C1 got tampered with..

Image

:twisted:

:lol:
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Post by Mandrake » 22 Jul 2014, 19:09

WTF ? :shock: :lol:
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia, C1 and XM Tales

Post by CitroJim » 22 Jul 2014, 19:13

Mandrake wrote:WTF ? :shock: :lol:


Yep, that was my first reaction Simon :lol: :lol:
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia, C1 and XM Tales

Post by Northern_Mike » 22 Jul 2014, 19:41

I think they suit it.
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia, C1 and XM Tales

Post by CitroJim » 22 Jul 2014, 19:45

northern_mike wrote:I think they suit it.


Indeed, they just add to its cuteness :-D
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia, C1 and XM Tales

Post by Hell Razor5543 » 22 Jul 2014, 19:52

CitroJim wrote:
citronut wrote:i spoz it keeps you cool in its own time


You have excelled yourself with that Malcolm :lol:

I received a lovely birthday present today... A Manual Boost Controller for my Activa 8-) :-D

And my poor little C1 got tampered with..

Image

:twisted:

:lol:


At least it isn't wearing makeup or lipstick! (YET!)
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia, C1 and XM Tales

Post by Deanxm » 23 Jul 2014, 01:30

Hope you had a good birthday Jim, if i had known/remembered i would of got one of those solar powered dancing sunflowers up to Chris to complete the look for you.
Its about time you gave that Activa the chance in life it should of had from the off!!, now dont forget, Paint your front mount black, 3" turbo back stainless pipe, 19" rims and a nice little door vinyl with something like 'All hail the snail' or set the boost loose etc etc

:lol: :lol:
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia, C1 and XM Tales

Post by CitroJim » 23 Jul 2014, 04:38

Deanxm wrote:Hope you had a good birthday Jim, if i had known/remembered i would of got one of those solar powered dancing sunflowers up to Chris to complete the look for you.


One of those would complete the makeover a treat Dean :lol: 8-)

Deanxm wrote:Its about time you gave that Activa the chance in life it should of had from the off!!


There's a very good chance the MBC will be fitted this day Dean... I'm looking forward to enjoying the results!

Not sure about the other mods yet but I love the slogans :lol:
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