Citrojim's Ka, Saxo and Bike Tales

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Re: Citrojim's Xantia, C1 and XM Tales

Post by CitroJim » 15 Aug 2014, 17:19

DickieG wrote:
CitroJim wrote:My V6 is really being troublesome at the moment..

I checked it over ready for the run to Somerset tomorrow and I noted the coolant was a tad low. Topped up and found out why :evil:

The header tank is split :roll:
Not again, I replaced that with a new one :roll:
I thought you had Richard but that was a few years ago now and at least 30,000 miles ago. I've had that car longer than I realise sometimes and done more miles too!

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Re: Citrojim's Xantia, C1 and XM Tales

Post by Mandrake » 15 Aug 2014, 18:01

DickieG wrote:
CitroJim wrote:My V6 is really being troublesome at the moment..

I checked it over ready for the run to Somerset tomorrow and I noted the coolant was a tad low. Topped up and found out why :evil:

The header tank is split :roll:
Not again, I replaced that with a new one :roll:
My new 65k V6 has receipts from Citroen for a new coolant expansion tank....twice... :roll:

Once at a very low mileage (under 30k from memory) and again at about 50k....I suspect they're just poorly made along the seam and will all fail the same way sooner or later...which probably explains why they're not NFP yet. :lol:

Its also had a new radiator in its cosseted low mileage existence...

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Re: Citrojim's Xantia, C1 and XM Tales

Post by KP » 15 Aug 2014, 18:14

To be honest if just get a metal one made up after the first one went, why keep replacing something with a poorly designed item?

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Re: Citrojim's Xantia, C1 and XM Tales

Post by Mandrake » 15 Aug 2014, 18:17

What I don't understand is why there is a seam in the first place... The rest of the bottle construction is absolutely fine...its just the seam half way down that is poorly bonded and eventually starts leaking under pressure...definitely a design flaw.

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

Post by daviemck2006 » 15 Aug 2014, 23:44

Mandrake wrote:What I don't understand is why there is a seam in the first place... The rest of the bottle construction is absolutely fine...its just the seam half way down that is poorly bonded and eventually starts leaking under pressure...definitely a design flaw.
It's because it's french and the makers had too much wine that day :mrgreen:

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Re: Citrojim's Xantia, C1 and XM Tales

Post by Hell Razor5543 » 16 Aug 2014, 08:49

And then the fitters had a whine, and then they all had a strike!

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Re: Citrojim's Xantia, C1 and XM Tales

Post by CitroJim » 16 Aug 2014, 12:57

Actually, expansion tank failure on the V6 is very common indeed.

Oddly, it does not seem to be such a problem on the Xantia 2.1TD, the only other model to use this style of expansion tank.

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Re: Citrojim's Xantia, C1 and XM Tales

Post by CitroJim » 16 Aug 2014, 13:19

Down in Somerset at the moment visiting dad. Had a lovely trip down in the V6. The first long trip I've done in it since the National.

Lovely. Only hold-up was at Stonehenge where the queue seemed to be caused by people slowing right down to look at it. Call me a heathen but I really don't understand the fascination with what is after all just a pile of old stones... :roll:

I must say the V6 is a gorgeous car for a journey. I've got it perfect now. A little C1 for running around locally, an Activa for fun and a V6 for the occasional long journey... Excellent :-D

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Re: Citrojim's Xantia, C1 and XM Tales

Post by Chris570 » 16 Aug 2014, 13:55

CitroJim wrote:Down in Somerset at the moment visiting dad. Had a lovely trip down in the V6. The first long trip I've done in it since the National.

Lovely. Only hold-up was at Stonehenge where the queue seemed to be caused by people slowing right down to look at it. Call me a heathen but I really don't understand the fascination with what is after all just a pile of old stones... :roll:

I must say the V6 is a gorgeous car for a journey. I've got it perfect now. A little C1 for running around locally, an Activa for fun and a V6 for the occasional long journey... Excellent :-D
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Re: Re: Citrojim's Xantia, C1 and XM Tales

Post by daviemck2006 » 16 Aug 2014, 15:08

Chris570 wrote:
CitroJim wrote:Down in Somerset at the moment visiting dad. Had a lovely trip down in the V6. The first long trip I've done in it since the National.

Lovely. Only hold-up was at Stonehenge where the queue seemed to be caused by people slowing right down to look at it. Call me a heathen but I really don't understand the fascination with what is after all just a pile of old stones... :roll:

I must say the V6 is a gorgeous car for a journey. I've got it perfect now. A little C1 for running around locally, an Activa for fun and a V6 for the occasional long journey... Excellent :-D
Would you like the WFA Optional ES9 Supercharger Pack fitted?
To the C1

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Re: Citrojim's Xantia, C1 and XM Tales

Post by KP » 16 Aug 2014, 20:27

For the V6??

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Re: Citrojim's Xantia, C1 and XM Tales

Post by Chris570 » 16 Aug 2014, 20:40

Jim, would you like us to club together so you can go here?

http://www.necclassicmotorshow.com/spen ... er-dealers" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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Re: Citrojim's Xantia, C1 and XM Tales

Post by Northern_Mike » 16 Aug 2014, 20:41

Chris570 wrote:Jim, would you like us to club together so you can go here?

http://www.necclassicmotorshow.com/spen ... er-dealers" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
HFM?? :shock: :shock:

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Re: Citrojim's Xantia, C1 and XM Tales

Post by CitroJim » 17 Aug 2014, 04:41

Chris570 wrote:Jim, would you like us to club together so you can go here?

http://www.necclassicmotorshow.com/spen ... er-dealers" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
Would I like? :evil: I thought you were my friends :cry:

It's my idea of hell. I'd rather have a Vauxhall Corsa as a daily driver than have to spend any time with that odious man :evil:

Edd China is OK but Mike Brewer I find rather unpleasant.

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Re: Citrojim's Xantia, C1 and XM Tales

Post by Citroenmad » 17 Aug 2014, 21:35

CitroJim wrote: I must say the V6 is a gorgeous car for a journey. I've got it perfect now. A little C1 for running around locally, an Activa for fun and a V6 for the occasional long journey... Excellent :-D
It is indeed an ideal combination, hopefully not too far off what I'll have before too long.