Citrojim's Activa, 207 and Bike Tales

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

Post by CitroJim » 13 Feb 2015, 21:15

Taking the puddle-jumper for a long run to Somerset tomorrow to give it a good run and to disperse the remaining mayo in the engine.

Poor thing has not had a decent run for months so it's deserving of one...

Mayo already seems to have reduced since the oil change...

I think I'm just going to have to do 2K oil changes in the winter months...
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia V6, C1 and Activa Tales

Post by CitroJim » 14 Feb 2015, 13:04

I must say the puddle - jumper went very well on the run down to Somerset this morning.

Found myself doing 90 several times :twisted:
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia V6, C1 and Activa Tales

Post by bxzx16v » 14 Feb 2015, 14:48

The run will have done it the world of good Jim.

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

Post by Hell Razor5543 » 14 Feb 2015, 16:18

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

Post by CitroJim » 14 Feb 2015, 20:59

bxzx16v wrote:The run will have done it the world of good Jim.



I believe it has Mark, ran like a little clock all the way back... It does a good 65 in second I find before the rev limiter spoils the fun. I'm wondering what the engine red-lines at now....

I've not looked to see if all the Hellmann's has gone from the cambox but I would assume it has by now as I really pushed the little thing hard on the way home and did it in record time - just under three hours.

Fuel economy was excellent too :-D

I love my little C1 :-D
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia V6, C1 and Activa Tales

Post by bxzx16v » 14 Feb 2015, 22:19

A small car with a big character, you can't beat em.

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

Post by daviemck2006 » 14 Feb 2015, 23:14

There are still delivery milage of that shape kicking about at Arnold Clark dealers, higher spec vtr+ models.

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

Post by CitroJim » 15 Feb 2015, 06:25

daviemck2006 wrote:There are still delivery milage of that shape kicking about at Arnold Clark dealers, higher spec vtr+ models.



Better tell Superloopy quick!!!
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia V6, C1 and Activa Tales

Post by CitroJim » 15 Feb 2015, 12:15

Just checked over the C1 and I find the mayo in the top of the engine is now almost completely gone :-D
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia V6, C1 and Activa Tales

Post by CitroJim » 15 Feb 2015, 15:24

Yes, I must admit the boot is not the best feature of a C1 Mike....

I find two bags of groceries and it's full...
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia V6, C1 and Activa Tales

Post by daviemck2006 » 15 Feb 2015, 15:42

I was looking to see if I can afford the payments on one. I know they are not the most comfortable for me, but shaun's sportium 107 is better than my urban lite 107 was so I think the higher spec c1 would be ok. The small boot for me would not be a concern, back seat near permanently down and rear and side windows tinted out and have a mini van. I would have no worries running one to big miles, last one did 25000 miles a year with just servicing and tyres. Hadn't even changed brakes at 75000 miles :-)

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

Post by CitroJim » 16 Feb 2015, 09:44

Having just ran mine to Somerset and back Davie, I find they're more comfortable than they might appear...

Big news today is that I have my V6 Activa project donor.. It is tinged with a little sadness as it's my old original V6 that's come back to me following a poor prognosis of oil leaks from the camboxes and other issues that have conspired to make the car beyond economic repair.

So, this car, although it is now at the end of its life in its current form, will now very much live on as a major ingredient of my V6 Activa....

I shall always have fond memories of this car as it was my first V6 and where I cut my 4HP20 overhaul teeth - in hindsight this was not my best overhaul but it did allow me to learn... As a result the car enjoyed a further very good five years of life :-D

I will start dismantling the car in the not too distant and all parts not required for the conversion or WFA Spares holding will be offered on here...
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia V6, C1 and Activa Tales

Post by Deanxm » 16 Feb 2015, 20:15

Two things, how the devil are you, if it is you Jim? And what on earth has happened, I've been away from FCf circles for a while and I come back to find the man who we had to badger to death to get a simple boost controller on his tct is tearing the backside out of it to put a V6 in it, the same man who had to hibernate for a fortnight to recover from being stood in a field for two days is now on the way to being a black belt swimathon assassin!

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

Post by CitroJim » 16 Feb 2015, 20:22

Deanxm wrote:Two things, how the devil are you, if it is you Jim? And what on earth has happened, I've been away from FCf circles for a while and I come back to find the man who we had to badger to death to get a simple boost controller on his tct is tearing the backside out of it to put a V6 in it, the same man who had to hibernate for a fortnight to recover from being stood in a field for two days is now on the way to being a black belt swimathon assassin!

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Yep, that sums it up pretty succinctly Dean :wink:

I've learned to take very great care of myself and I appear to be thriving on it...

How are you then Dean? Great to see you :-D
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia V6, C1 and Activa Tales

Post by Deanxm » 16 Feb 2015, 20:32

I didn't need to ask but I thought for comedy value I would, catching up with the blog shows your change of lifestyle is working wonders for you and good job too, things got a little miserable for a while so I'm glad to see your feeling much better sir and your enjoying yourself! Genuinely, it good to see/read!

I'm keeping well thank you, not sure the sun shines at home mind you but busy hands something something the thingy. May have to see you this year if I have a certain car on the road I may or may not have driven ( only down the drive) this evening wink wink.

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