Citrojim's Activa, 207 and Bike Tales

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Re: Citrojim's Xantia, C1 and XM Tales

Post by KP » 28 Sep 2014, 10:27

Woooo don't go spending it all once Jim! :D
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia, C1 and XM Tales

Post by CitroJim » 28 Sep 2014, 11:09

citronut wrote:
CitroJim wrote:I've won the lottery!!!!!!







£25....


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so all FCF members are getting cream cakes on Sir Jim :eye: :dom: :wiggle: :yikes: :-D :lol: :rofl2: :rofl2: :wink:


No, but there's fruitcake, scones, chocolate brownies and flapjacks here :wink:

I'm now going to have a celebratory cup of tea before getting stuck into the Activa...
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia, C1 and XM Tales

Post by Hell Razor5543 » 28 Sep 2014, 11:10

How much exhaust will £25 buy?
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia, C1 and XM Tales

Post by CitroJim » 28 Sep 2014, 11:41

Hell Razor5543 wrote:How much exhaust will £25 buy?


On a V6 that should just about buy the rubber hangers James :wink: :twisted: :lol:
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Post by Northern_Mike » 28 Sep 2014, 11:50

Hangers plural? Are you sure Jim? They've got cheaper. ..

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Re: Citrojim's Xantia, C1 and XM Tales

Post by KP » 28 Sep 2014, 12:20

Jim, a quick diversion OT, but on a lexia on the V6 engine is there a screen to monitor the temp reading from all three temp sensors as the only ones I can find are the 2 engine sensors marked as LH and RH???
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia, C1 and XM Tales

Post by CitroJim » 28 Sep 2014, 13:05

KP wrote:Jim, a quick diversion OT, but on a lexia on the V6 engine is there a screen to monitor the temp reading from all three temp sensors as the only ones I can find are the 2 engine sensors marked as LH and RH???


Yes, it's an oddity that Lexia reports there are two but in fact there's only one Will, the green one on the top hose casting..

The blue one, pretty well hidden, does the gauge only..

Fixed my Activa foglights. It was a corroded green connector behind the LH side of the front bumper by the horns...

Cleaned and all good. It can be got to by taking the arch liner out... Or at least on mine it could be... In doing this I find my Activa has all the cruse control wiring in place...

Now I find the headlight washers are not working... I expect it's the pink relay which on an S1 Activa is under the RH front arch liner..

I'll be checking this afternoon after lunch..
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia, C1 and XM Tales

Post by KP » 28 Sep 2014, 13:14

Ahh ok cheers Jim :) the gauge sensor for the dash, is it hard to get to or is it normal they are a little different?
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia, C1 and XM Tales

Post by CitroJim » 28 Sep 2014, 13:21

KP wrote:is it hard to get to or is it normal they are a little different?


The gauge sensor is a bit 'interesting' to get to Will :twisted:

It is normal the gauge reads differently to the Lexia as the blue sensor is effectively in the bottom hose and the green sensor, the one you see in the Lexia, is effectively in the top hose. Therefore the blue sensor (gauge) sees cooler water.

The blue sensor is actually screwed into the block near the bottom of the rear bank water jacket.
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia, C1 and XM Tales

Post by KP » 28 Sep 2014, 13:39

Ah well, as long as the ecu and stuff are happy with what they see from the other sensor as the temp reading variance I'm seeing on this one is about 10-15'c difference so that would tally with a location differential :)
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia, C1 and XM Tales

Post by CitroJim » 28 Sep 2014, 15:28

Yep, I'd say that was OK Will..

Headlamp washers fixed. It was the pink relay.

What a place to put it though, in the relay box under the front RH wing. It means wheel off and arch liner down to get at the box :twisted:

I'm sure the designers could have found a better place for the two relays it contains. At least they did in the S2...

I expect the old relay just has the usual problem of dry joints. I've not looked yet as due to the location of it in the car I've taken the easy option and fitted a NOS one I had in stock..
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia, C1 and XM Tales

Post by KP » 28 Sep 2014, 15:34

Always worth repairing when you get a chance at some point Jim incase you need a spare in the future :)

Cool I'll not worry too much although the fans are annoying!

Is it possible to just connect the wiring for the dash sensor into the engine sensor or have they possibly done it this way to avoid it yoyo-ing too much?
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia, C1 and XM Tales

Post by CitroJim » 28 Sep 2014, 17:47

KP wrote:Is it possible to just connect the wiring for the dash sensor into the engine sensor or have they possibly done it this way to avoid it yoyo-ing too much?


I'd be very tempted to leave it just as Citroen intended Will.. I would imagine there's a good reason...
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia, C1 and XM Tales

Post by KP » 28 Sep 2014, 18:08

Cool stuff, hopefully the fans being on a lot isn't s big thing :)
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia, C1 and XM Tales

Post by DickieG » 28 Sep 2014, 20:31

CitroJim wrote:Headlamp washers fixed. It was the pink relay.

What a place to put it though, in the relay box under the front RH wing. It means wheel off and arch liner down to get at the box :twisted:

I'm sure the designers could have found a better place for the two relays it contains. At least they did in the S2...

I expect the old relay just has the usual problem of dry joints. I've not looked yet as due to the location of it in the car I've taken the easy option and fitted a NOS one I had in stock..

I spent many hours tracking down the location of that relay when I owned the car as I had the very same problem and only found it after getting a very good friend to look on Autodata, I wonder where that NOS relay came from :lol:
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