Citrojim's Activa, 207 and Bike Tales

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Post by addo » 25 Jan 2015, 23:00

Yes, winding it backwards even slightly will damage things.
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia V6, C1 and Activa Tales

Post by CitroJim » 26 Jan 2015, 05:16

Thanks Gentlemen :-D I shall take appropriate care..

I already note the second cam is driven by a little chain in the head...
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Post by addo » 26 Jan 2015, 06:36

Yes; therein lies the risk as the tensioner only works in normal direction of rotation.
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Post by CitroJim » 26 Jan 2015, 09:26

addo wrote:Yes; therein lies the risk as the tensioner only works in normal direction of rotation.


Ahh. I was wondering if that was the gotcha was when swimming this morning...

Strange what you think about when doing the strokes...

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

Post by RichardW » 26 Jan 2015, 09:40

Lighty had similar trouble with a 1.6 HDi 16V - he wound it back a bit to get the stretchy aux belt on, and unwound the cam chain in the process :shock:

The belt change is covered in the C5 BOL, Jim - shout if you want me to send you a scan of it. Belt run (just there and back) is more akin to a single cam petrol engine - it might even be possible without removing the engine mount!
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia V6, C1 and Activa Tales

Post by CitroJim » 26 Jan 2015, 10:05

If you could drop me a scan of the relevant pages I'd be eternally grateful, many thinks indeed Richard :-D

I've had a look and I reckon removing the engine mount will give a great deal more access and it's easy enough to do... Once the mount is out of the way and the aux. belt is off the cambelt looks very visible...

Looking forward to it, a new engine to get my teeth into...
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia V6, C1 and Activa Tales

Post by RichardW » 26 Jan 2015, 11:14

Righto, I'll see what I can do later on.
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia V6, C1 and Activa Tales

Post by CitroJim » 26 Jan 2015, 13:48

Thanks Richard :-D
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia V6, C1 and Activa Tales

Post by RichardW » 26 Jan 2015, 13:48

Someone's been there before me :lol:

Cambelt section: https://picasaweb.google.com/117321021404803473044/HaynesCitroenC5OnlineCarWorkShopManual#slideshow/5577452439615882898

Nothing special mentioned about the water pump - unbolt and remove :wink:
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia V6, C1 and Activa Tales

Post by CitroJim » 26 Jan 2015, 13:51

That's brill Richard, thanks ever so much :-D
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia V6, C1 and Activa Tales

Post by CitroJim » 28 Jan 2015, 11:00

I am sad and gutted today :( :twisted: My Swimtag failed to record my best swim ever...

66 lengths/2.175Km....

I did it but have no proof..

I'll just have to do the same again next Wednesday I suppose...

Weather is not looking good for getting stuck into the 407 either. Raining here... Hope it clears up this afternoon...
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia V6, C1 and Activa Tales

Post by CitroJim » 28 Jan 2015, 13:43

The Swimtag data eventually came through...

I made an error :oops:

68 lengths, not 66 :-D
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Post by citronut » 28 Jan 2015, 13:48

CitroJim wrote:
Strange what you think about when doing the strokes...

I shall take care...


you especially have to take care at 99 on changing hands :yikes: :shock: :roll: =P~ :eye: :eye: :-D :lol: :wink:

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Post by CitroJim » 28 Jan 2015, 13:49

citronut wrote:
CitroJim wrote:
Strange what you think about when doing the strokes...

I shall take care...


you especially have to take care at 99 on changing hands :yikes: :shock: :roll: =P~ :eye: :eye: :-D :lol: :wink:

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

Post by CitroJim » 29 Jan 2015, 05:25

It was the water pump on the 407 :o Happy days!

Chris and I worked in bitter cold to remove it and found the plastic impeller spinning very freely on the steel shaft...

Weather 0, Team WFA 1

Doing a cam belt on a 138HDi is not a bad job but the cambelt covers are almost as much a pain as those of an XUD :evil:

407 0, Team WFA 1

We just hope all the overheating caused by the duff pump has not hurt the HG...

Next instalment on Saturday..

Meanwhile I'm extremely busy with life, the universe and everything for the foreseeable :evil:
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