Citrojim's Skoda, Saxo, 207 and Bike Tales

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

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

Post by elma » 11 Jan 2015, 14:46

CitroJim wrote: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..."



I've had that conversation so many times, always makes me smile. Did they offer you a job?
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia V6, C1 and Activa Tales

Post by CitroJim » 11 Jan 2015, 15:25

elma wrote: Did they offer you a job?


No but we'll see what Wednesday brings :wink:
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia V6, C1 and Activa Tales

Post by PavlosV6 » 12 Jan 2015, 18:30

CitroJim wrote: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..."


Priceless - up yours mate :!:
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia V6, C1 and Activa Tales

Post by myglaren » 12 Jan 2015, 23:37

Jim, I'm convinced that your credentials outweigh any that they might have.
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia V6, C1 and Activa Tales

Post by CitroJim » 13 Jan 2015, 05:23

myglaren wrote:Jim, I'm convinced that your credentials outweigh any that they might have.


That’s very kind Steve but I have nothing formal, either for this or my profession :roll:
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia V6, C1 and Activa Tales

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Credentials on paper are not always worth much Jim.
Yours are invaluable.
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia V6, C1 and Activa Tales

Post by citronut » 13 Jan 2015, 09:49

CitroJim wrote:
myglaren wrote:Jim, I'm convinced that your credentials outweigh any that they might have.


That’s very kind Steve but I have nothing formal, either for this or my profession :roll:


try

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

Post by CitroJim » 18 Jan 2015, 10:01

Sian's Pixo has has had it's safety recall work done. Robyn collected me from the stealer and we spent the day together which was rather good.. I took an opportunity to service her 207 despite the finger-numbing cold and I'm glad I did. The oil level was so low it was not registering on the dipstick...

Not much came out of the sump when it was drained either...

The MOT is due up on the 207 next month so I gave it a pre-MOT and found all four tyres were barely legal... It now has four new tyres... Whilst they were being fitted I was advised the car has a broken rear spring...

That's a job for another day... Hopefully a warmer one!!! I may well let the MOT man do it as part of the MOT test...

Sian was pleased with the work on her Pixo but was less happy about the radio being tuned to Radio 4 and nothing else. I did an ECU reset which involved a battery disconnect. The radio lost all stations and the only one I reset was Radio 4...

Team WFA are having a works outing in April. We're off to the Citroen Conservatoire in Paris. It promises to be a wonderful road trip and a big adventure.. I'm really looking forward to it :-D :-D

Last week has been expensive. Not only did I treat Robyn to a full tank of petrol (cheap at Asda for 103p per litre) and a set of tyres I also had to pay for a passport renewal at 72 quid :evil: My last one expired in 2007 and I need one now for the WFA French adventure...
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia V6, C1 and Activa Tales

Post by Trainman » 18 Jan 2015, 10:33

I've got to admit, I can't wait to hear back on your adventure, thought I do suspect that not everything will make it back to the public domain :rofl2: I suspect, also there will be a legend or two created whilst you're over there..........

I have been thinking though, can we start placing orders for parts before you go :?: :?:
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia V6, C1 and Activa Tales

Post by DHallworth » 18 Jan 2015, 11:52

Trainman wrote:I have been thinking though, can we start placing orders for parts before you go :?: :?:


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

Post by CitroJim » 18 Jan 2015, 12:55

Trainman wrote:I do suspect that not everything will make it back to the public domain :rofl2: I suspect, also there will be a legend or two created whilst you're over there..........


Very possibly Steve :lol: I have a feeling it may well be worth a blog all of its own... I have a belief it'll be like a Top Gear Special although we'll do our best not to offend anyone...

We are travelling in a Xantia...

Trainman wrote:I have been thinking though, can we start placing orders for parts before you go :?: :?:


Difficult. I hear they're installing metal detectors at the exits and speaking of strip searched... Security s being significantly tightened for our visit and Gendarme escorts are being rumoured to make sure we behave ourselves...
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia V6, C1 and Activa Tales

Post by CitroJim » 18 Jan 2015, 16:23

Checked over the cars this afternoon...

The V6 is fine but then she's hardly doing anything these days...

The C1 is fine too but I noticed a little mayonnaise on the dipstick and under the oil filler cap...

Is this a common C1 issue or is it because I do only short journeys in it or even because I don't thrash it hard enough?

I noticed Sian's Pixo suffers the same problem...

I shall give the C1 an oil change shortly despite it's only done just over 2000 miles... That's in six months... Shows I really do do only short runs in it...
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia V6, C1 and Activa Tales

Post by myglaren » 18 Jan 2015, 17:16

Take the C1 out and hammer it Jim, it will be condensation from the short runs. Several people at work have had the same symptoms where they, like me, only do around 100 miles a week.
I don't get any but do take it for a speedy run now and again, more to keep the battery charged than anything. Driving is almost always done in the dark with the heaters and heated seats on which isn't treating the thing kindly on a four mile trip.

Had the aircon re-gassed yesterday and the headlight that I failed to fix sorted. Was out in it earlier and after about a mile (autowipers/autolights on) the dash lit up like a Christmas tree, beeps and whistles and everything shut down, service light on (car carried on though)
Turned the wipers off and onn again and all back to normal except service light still on.
Went off after a restart though and all appears to be normal now. Perhaps the sight of all the snow worried it
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia V6, C1 and Activa Tales

Post by citronut » 18 Jan 2015, 19:00

CitroJim wrote: noticed a little mayonnaise on the dipstick and under the oil filler cap...


try using ketchup instead of mayo :twisted: :shock: :roll: #-o :-D :rofl2: :rofl2: :wink:
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