Citrojim's Skoda, Saxo, 207 and Bike Tales

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Re: Citrojim's Xantia, C1 and XM Tales

Post by Northern_Mike » 21 Dec 2014, 16:58

Good on you Jim.

I'm also having another one, taking up most of my upper right arm/shoulder.

About two weeks for the swimming.

Upper arm doesn't hurt so much. Like being scratched a lot, quickly, by a kitten. Now, when I had under my nipple and on my ribs done.... that's a different level altogether!
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia, C1 and XM Tales

Post by CitroJim » 21 Dec 2014, 17:10

Thanks both for the fortnight... That's a long time for me to not swim but I'll cope...

Mike, anything involving ribs seems to hurt :twisted: I'm forever getting kicked or punched in them and so they always hurt these days...

Still, if I will go out fighting on a Friday night... :lol:
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Post by addo » 21 Dec 2014, 21:14

I've always thought the V6 didn't change so much as the other engine Xantiæ from S1 to S2. It kept the odd wiring in the wheelarch, for example.

Re the skin art - have you thought about a coal tattoo? :P
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia, C1 and XM Tales

Post by Northern_Mike » 21 Dec 2014, 23:35

CitroJim wrote:Thanks both for the fortnight... That's a long time for me to not swim but I'll cope...

Mike, anything involving ribs seems to hurt :twisted:


I seem to have twisted one on the left side, about halfway down. Likely due to my slouch position on night shifts. If I sit bolt upright, it's ok, but if I allow any compression at all on it, it hurts. I need to lie down, arms by my sides and rest it well for some time I think.

I'm going to get my tongue pierced as well. I've always had a fascination with it. Never got round to it. Doesn't, I'm told, hurt any way as near as you might imagine. Uncomfortable to eat for a week or so, but I could do to do that anyway.
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia, C1 and XM Tales

Post by Hell Razor5543 » 22 Dec 2014, 23:30

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

Post by KP » 22 Dec 2014, 23:45

You could possibly get away with a 100bhp shot but more faff and you'd still need a remap as there is no way the ecu would be able to cope with that.
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia, C1 and XM Tales

Post by Hell Razor5543 » 22 Dec 2014, 23:52

Super/turbo charged V6 with Nitrous Oxide and a Cray supercomputer for the ECU?
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia, C1 and XM Tales

Post by Northern_Mike » 22 Dec 2014, 23:56

KP wrote:You could possibly get away with a 100bhp shot but more faff and you'd still need a remap as there is no way the ecu would be able to cope with that.


You'd probably get away with it if you had an extra injector fitted which dumped a load of fuel in when the nitrous operated, without a modded ECU, but it's a lot of work for relatively little gain. I looked into this to get more power from my Saab 900 T16, and it was just a nuisance. It's not as though you can even use the nitrous all the time either, as you'll simply empty the bottle. In the end, I had an extra 55bhp out of it simply by fitting larger injectors, a better fuel pressure regulator, and turning the fuel, boost and boost rise rate up.
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia V6, C1 and Activa Tales

Post by KP » 24 Dec 2014, 21:29

I have feeling that a dedicated thread in the activa section should be created... Maybe one for discussing the process and then one for the process and a list of what's needed? Helps make it easier for future converters and such?

As a side note would an ecu from a pug not do the job?
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia V6, C1 and Activa Tales

Post by KP » 24 Dec 2014, 22:22

It would as I'm guessing anyone able to do it still would charge about £100 at least :(
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia V6, C1 and Activa Tales

Post by CitroJim » 25 Dec 2014, 07:45

KP wrote:I have feeling that a dedicated thread in the activa section should be created... Maybe one for discussing the process and then one for the process and a list of what's needed? Helps make it easier for future converters and such?


This has now been done...

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I have moved some relevant posts from here to there...

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Re: Citrojim's Xantia V6, C1 and Activa Tales

Post by CitroJim » 25 Dec 2014, 10:21

If anyone wants a fright you can now see a selfie of me on FaceBook...
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia V6, C1 and Activa Tales

Post by CitroJim » 07 Jan 2015, 21:16

It's been a while but today I finally got some spanner action :-D Not on my cars but daughter Sian's little Pixo. It was badly in need of a good service so it got one...

It wasn't running well and starting was a bit off. I thought a new set of plugs might fix it and indeed they did :-D

The only downside is the little 3 pot engine uses some pretty special plugs that cost nearly £20 EACH from our local factors :twisted: Good job it only need three... The old set only lasted 10K

I also replaced the badly worn wipers.

I noticed too the tyres have almost had it. They've gone a bit hard and are well worn after only 10K .

One thing I do know from experiencing the superficially similar Pixo is that the C1 is far and away the better car in every respect. I just hope it carries plugs and tyres a bit better...
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia V6, C1 and Activa Tales

Post by daviemck2006 » 08 Jan 2015, 00:00

I would think you will get over 20k front and 50k rear from the c1 and I changed my plugs at 30k and they were still a good colour and hardly worn. IIRC I put in denso plugs and they were less than 20 quid for the 3 if not less than a tenner.

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Re: Citrojim's Xantia V6, C1 and Activa Tales

Post by CitroJim » 11 Jan 2015, 13:32

Sian's Pixo is all done now... I reinitialised the engine ECU to resolve a low and lumpy idle. It was easy, just disconnect the battery, leave it off for a while and then reconnect. Switch on all lights and ignition but don't start for at least a minute. Job done...

Yesterday I washed it. The car was filthy and growing moss. It now looks lovely, I couldn't wash the Pixo without washing my C1 and the V6 so I now have three sparking cars here. I also took the C1 and V6 out for warming runs...

I very much confirmed the C1 really is the much better car. It felt very refined and good after the Pixo...

I've booked the Pixo into the local Nissan Main Stealer for a safety recall to replace a duff thermal fuse on the heater blower...

Had a funny old chat with the Stealer that went like this:

Stealer: "Reg Number?"
Me: "WX09 XXX"
Stealer: "We've not see that one, when was it last serviced?"
Me: "Yesterday"
Stealer: "By whom?"
Me: "Me"
Stealer : "What's your qualifications to permit you to service a Nissan?"
Me: "I'm a Citroen Specialist"
Stealer "Oh..... OK..."
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