Citrojim's Skoda, Saxo, 207 and Bike Tales

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

Post by CitroJim » 18 Jan 2015, 19:00

I reckon I must start hammering it a bit and taking it for a long run at least once a week to clear it. Or ride to work on a bike... I've thought about it as I could physically do it with ease but the road to work and back is lethal for bikes...

Interesting on your electrical funnies Steve.. I was speaking to a member of Team WFA today who has a 407 and his did some funny old things electrically today too.. Must be the time of the week or something...

Malcolm, I prefer mayo every time... :P
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia V6, C1 and Activa Tales

Post by myglaren » 18 Jan 2015, 19:11

I think it may have been reacting to someone tinkering with it yesterday. I had a go at it a couple of weeks ago and it refused to start that night, battery needed recharging before it would go.

Spent a week trying to get in touch with the mobile sparky that did the previous C5, son's 306 and repaired the rear opening screen for a very sensible price but was unable to get hold of him.

As for biking to work, a bloke near me was killed on Friday, riding to work. Blown under a bus and fatally squished.

Not sure which is worse, ketchup or mayo. Bleurgh to both of them :puke:
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia V6, C1 and Activa Tales

Post by citronut » 18 Jan 2015, 22:28

myglaren wrote:
Not sure which is worse, ketchup or mayo. Bleurgh to both of them :puke:


i agree on both also Steve, i think if you need to put something like that on your food, it aint worth eating, i mean look at Muck Muck Muck Donalds
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia V6, C1 and Activa Tales

Post by CitroJim » 19 Jan 2015, 13:16

Just looked to buy an oil filter for the C1 from the 'bay..

They're cheap enough but all vendors want £20 or £25 postage... :(

Cheeky as the C1 oil filter is not much larger than a thimble...

Cheaper to get one from my local factors...
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia V6, C1 and Activa Tales

Post by daviemck2006 » 19 Jan 2015, 15:58

CitroJim wrote:Just looked to buy an oil filter for the C1 from the 'bay..

They're cheap enough but all vendors want £20 or £25 postage... :(

Cheeky as the C1 oil filter is not much larger than a thimble...

Cheaper to get one from my local factors...


Cheaper at the local stealer!!!!
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia V6, C1 and Activa Tales

Post by RichardW » 19 Jan 2015, 16:06

Filter :?: :mrgreen:

Assume there was a typo in your post Jim - Twenty to Twenty five quid postage :shock:

You'd be advised to use an OE filter if you are going to do it yourself (and keep receipt for OE oil as well) - just in case the engine goes bang before the warranty is up..... :roll:
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia V6, C1 and Activa Tales

Post by CitroJim » 19 Jan 2015, 17:50

That's better Richard...

No, it was not a typo. When I checked on the 'bay earlier all the P and P charges seemed to be silly...

Maybe a 'funny'

Good point about warranties...
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia V6, C1 and Activa Tales

Post by citronut » 19 Jan 2015, 19:11

are you sure there carriage was not for a pack of 10 or the likes Jim????

i just did a goooogly search

https://www.google.co.uk/?gws_rd=ssl#q= ... r&tbm=shop
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia V6, C1 and Activa Tales

Post by CitroJim » 19 Jan 2015, 19:37

No, honestly, I just think the 'bay was having a funny five minutes...
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia V6, C1 and Activa Tales

Post by myglaren » 19 Jan 2015, 19:50

CitroJim wrote:No, honestly, I just think the 'bay was having a funny five minutes...


Seems to happen a lot.
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia V6, C1 and Activa Tales

Post by CitroJim » 20 Jan 2015, 14:12

Richard,

I bought that oil filter... Thanks :-D

I also bought a can of Total Quartz 9000 5w/30 oil - the exact recommendation for the C1...

Both items were free postage :)
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia V6, C1 and Activa Tales

Post by CitroJim » 21 Jan 2015, 09:22

Robyn's 207 is going in for an MOT today... Fingers crossed it's not going to cost me loads [-o<

Be interesting to see if the tester spots the broken spring... If he does, he can fix it...

Training is going well for the Swimathon... 54 lengths this morning which equates to 1782 metres and well over a mile...

I still had plenty left.. Those 54 lengths took an hour and I swam continuously with no rests...

Next Wednesday I'm going for 66 lengths...

I also found out I'm currently holding the pool distance swam record as recorded by the 'Swimtag' system :-D

Very proud of that...

My swim style is settling out to be on the side of endurance rather than speed...
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Post by addo » 21 Jan 2015, 10:32

That's the way women like it; put staying power ahead of being quick... :wink:

I'm more impressed than before with your efforts; I hadn't swum anywhere for almost twenty years until the Christmas break - and found out just how withered all those muscles are...
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia V6, C1 and Activa Tales

Post by CitroJim » 21 Jan 2015, 14:55

It's taken me a while to get to that level Adam.. When I first started swimming in October 2013 I could barely do a length...

To get to my current level though I've been doing supplementary training: at least 7Km per day on the cross-trainer with the resistance up full, 10 or so minutes on the exercise bike with the resistance up full and then weights...

Along with good food....
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia V6, C1 and Activa Tales

Post by CitroJim » 21 Jan 2015, 16:52

Robyn's car passed the MOT today with no advisories :-D
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