Citrojim's Activa, 207 and Bike Tales

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Re: Citrojim's Xantia, C1 and XM Tales

Post by taffy » 09 Nov 2014, 13:07

whos watchin f1 2day?
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia, C1 and XM Tales

Post by CitroJim » 09 Nov 2014, 13:27

taffy wrote:whos watchin f1 2day?


Nope. Busy practising and training for my orange belt grading this coming Saturday...
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia, C1 and XM Tales

Post by taffy » 09 Nov 2014, 13:45

haha u really are a karate kid!! :)
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia, C1 and XM Tales

Post by PavlosV6 » 09 Nov 2014, 21:00

CitroJim wrote:Well, today is a happy one..

After not far shy of 400 miles covered since the last work to re-seal it, my V6 still has a bone-dry hydraulic pump :-D :-D :-D

I think that is one problem that's been well and truly put to bed now...

She performed just lovely yesterday on the run to Somerset and back. :-D


Jolly good, that's what V6s do. Other cars do a fair job too lol!
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia, C1 and XM Tales

Post by CitroJim » 09 Nov 2014, 21:12

PavlosV6 wrote:Other cars do a fair job too lol!


Meaning your new 308CC? :-D

How did that one do on the run to Somerset and back then Paul?
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Post by PavlosV6 » 09 Nov 2014, 21:49

Excellent, a quite capable motor. Remember the power delivery of Rattiva II? add a few percent! And just flick it through wet roundabouts. Drove from Minehead to Holford with the top down without a jacket, outside temp 10C. Most pleased :-D :-D

A/L 2mos, see you Tuesday?

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Re: Citrojim's Xantia, C1 and XM Tales

Post by DickieG » 09 Nov 2014, 22:05

CitroJim wrote:Just bought one of these auxiliary screen demisters for the C1

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/160962037553


Be intersting to see how well it works...

I tried something similar on my first Blingo, the only thing it warmed up was it's lead :lol: I suppose such devices are limited by the amount of current that can be drawn from a fag lighter.
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia, C1 and XM Tales

Post by CitroJim » 10 Nov 2014, 05:27

Paul, that's really excellent :-D yesterday as not a bad day for top-down motoring at all!

PavlosV6 wrote:A/L 2mos, see you Tuesday?

73s


Yes, most definitely. May still be at the /A Wks QTH....

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CitroJim wrote:Just bought one of these auxiliary screen demisters for the C1

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/160962037553


Be intersting to see how well it works...

I tried something similar on my first Blingo, the only thing it warmed up was it's lead :lol: I suppose such devices are limited by the amount of current that can be drawn from a fag lighter.


Worth a try Richard :) Maybe they've improved recently....

My glass ifs half-full today :wink:
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Post by addo » 10 Nov 2014, 13:15

My grandmother was such a pessimist, it was more like "Someone's nicked half my drink!".
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Post by CitroJim » 10 Nov 2014, 13:35

addo wrote:My grandmother was such a pessimist, it was more like "Someone's nicked half my drink!".


I know people like that :twisted: I find them very difficult to cope with....

Similarly, they find me equally so on account of my positive outlook, especially at single-figures o'clock in the morning :mrgreen:
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia, C1 and XM Tales

Post by CitroJim » 12 Nov 2014, 18:51

It was a really wet morning but it cheered up a treat this afternoon and allowed me to do a bit of car playing...

I did all the normal checks on the V6 and Eyelashes and then got stuck into a gearbox ATF change on a very tidy red V6 Xantia that lives fairly locally.

I did it in my normal way by measuring what came out and adding back in the same amount of new...

I was a bit shocked to see it had red ATF in it :shock:

I'm not sure how long it had been in there but the owner showed me the container and it was Dexron IV and although it states it is suitable for LT71141 applications it has no ZF approvals shown on it...

Luckily the car is owned by an old gentleman and does few miles and all of them gentle so hopefully no damage has been done. I've asked him to return soon for a second change.

I've had to bring my Activa down here for a bit as there is a roof tile just above where it is normally parked that is rather precarious and if it falls it would fall straight onto the bonnet.

The tile is being sorted out on Friday.

Gives me an excuse to use the Activa for a few days now... I must look at it as I can smell a bit of a burning smell when the blower is running at full speed.
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia, C1 and XM Tales

Post by lexi » 12 Nov 2014, 21:18

I'm not sure how long it had been in there but the owner showed me the container and it was Dexron IV and although it states it is suitable for LT71141 applications it has no ZF approvals shown on it..


What company make was it then Jim.? I am assuming Dexron 1V is semi synth, then? Wasn't that long ago I was using Dex 11 on my big Patrol. Simple mineral.
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia, C1 and XM Tales

Post by CitroJim » 13 Nov 2014, 05:10

Yes, it'll be synth. or semi-synth. Lexi and is absolutely fine for 'boxes where the maker recommends it..

The stuff in question I think was made by a mob called 'Carlube'.

Whatever it was not the right stuff for a 4HP20..

I've received my little auxiliary heater. It seems to work. Now I need a frosty morning to really see...
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Post by addo » 13 Nov 2014, 13:32

Hopefully it does, and next frosty morning you'll have warm little auxiliaries.
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Post by CitroJim » 13 Nov 2014, 14:30

addo wrote:Hopefully it does, and next frosty morning you'll have warm little auxiliaries.


Oh yes, nothing worse than cold auxiliaries :twisted: :lol:
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