Citrojim's Pixo, Saxo and Cycling Tales

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

Post by CitroJim » 21 Jan 2015, 17:42

superloopy wrote:Nice result Jim .. you'll be changing that broken soring yourself now [emoji14]
Yes, I will :twisted: At least it'll save me a bit of money :)

There was one job I had to do just before the MOT and that was to run the Pug Planet across it to extinguish the EML that comes on every now and again due to a phantom issue with the downstream oxygen sensor...

It's been to the main stealers to have this problem investigated a few times when it was Robyn's mums' car but they could never find the cause... A fault clear always sorts it for MOT purposes...

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

Post by RichardW » 21 Jan 2015, 17:47

Nice one - hard to believe that it got through with a broken spring though.... presumably it's just a bit of the end missing, and therefore not that obvious? Should be easy enough to change - drop the bottom damper mount off, and then it should just pop out. Mind you this is PSA, so it will probably require the application of spring compressors to get it out out :roll:

EML on is not in fact a fail, odly enough.... as long as it passes the emissions test.

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

Post by CitroJim » 22 Jan 2015, 05:18

To be honest Richard, I've not looked at the spring yet but according to the tyre place it's right on the end and I guess not visible unless the wheel is off...

I'll get it sorted for Robyn as soon as the weather warms...

I have spring compressors :-D

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

Post by bxzx16v » 22 Jan 2015, 06:39

Good luck with the swimathon Jim, and a,good result on the 207 mot pass.

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

Post by citronut » 22 Jan 2015, 09:28

CitroJim wrote:
I'll get it sorted for Robyn as soon as the weather warms...
so you'll be leafing ( oh not it a coiley ) it till the spring then Jim :twisted: :roll: #-o :-D :lol: :rofl2: :rofl2: :rofl2: :wink:

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

Post by CitroJim » 22 Jan 2015, 09:58

citronut wrote:
CitroJim wrote:
I'll get it sorted for Robyn as soon as the weather warms...
so you'll be leafing ( oh not it a coiley ) it till the spring then Jim :twisted: :roll: #-o :-D :lol: :rofl2: :rofl2: :rofl2: :wink:


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I'll do the spring when it's spring and I have a spring in my step...

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

Post by daviemck2006 » 22 Jan 2015, 10:05

How many days does spring last in MK Jim? Hope it's longer than our 2 days [emoji1]

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

Post by CitroJim » 22 Jan 2015, 11:20

daviemck2006 wrote:How many days does spring last in MK Jim? Hope it's longer than our 2 days [emoji1]
Hopefully longer than two days Davie but in MK it's tyres that really suffer due to all the roundabouts...

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

Post by CitroJim » 25 Jan 2015, 18:44

Ran down in the V6 to Somerset yesterday... Lovely trip. V6 as usual lovely..

Oil and filter here for the C1 oil change but it's going to be delayed as I have a poorly 407 belonging to a Team WFA member sitting on my drive with cooling issues... It's massively overheating.. Top hose red hot bot rad stone cold...

Thermostat already swapped and rad not blocked....

Under investigation...

Praying it's not the HG as that's an engine out job...

Will report again soon...

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

Post by Mandrake » 25 Jan 2015, 19:07

Water pump impeller come adrift or broken Jim ?

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

Post by CitroJim » 25 Jan 2015, 19:41

Mandrake wrote:Water pump impeller come adrift or broken Jim ?
That's what we're going to look at next Simon. Praying it is that...

If it's the HG then the job is going to be big as we'll also overhaul its 4HP20 at the same time...

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

Post by xantia_v6 » 25 Jan 2015, 20:21

CitroJim wrote:
Mandrake wrote:Water pump impeller come adrift or broken Jim ?
That's what we're going to look at next Simon. Praying it is that...

If it's the HG then the job is going to be big as we'll also overhaul its 4HP20 at the same time...
If you need a late model (small diameter) ES9 water pump, I have one here that I bought in error.

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

Post by CitroJim » 25 Jan 2015, 20:51

This particular 407 is a 2.0 16V Hdi diesel Mike but thanks for the offer :)

I doubt the water pumps are the same :(

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

Post by xantia_v6 » 25 Jan 2015, 22:05

CitroJim wrote:This particular 407 is a 2.0 16V Hdi diesel Mike but thanks for the offer :)

I doubt the water pumps are the same :(
Well you could change the engine... :wink:

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

Post by RichardW » 25 Jan 2015, 22:06

Funnily enough it's not the same, Jim.... :)

I recalled something odd about the 2.0 16V Diesel cam belt - looked it up, and remembered what it is - there is no injection pump - it's driven off the other end of one of the cams. Looks like you need a tool to lock the crank shaft via the starter aperture / bottom of the flywheel to undo the crank pulley bolt....