Citrojim's Ka, Saxo and Bike Tales

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

Post by CitroJim » 16 Feb 2015, 20:35

That's excellent news Dean, I'll be very much looking forward to seeing you and said car!

I'm hoping to be at most, if not all, the rallies this year. The only thing that will keep me away from one is if the dates clash with a Karate grading...

Going for my 7th Kyu (yellow belt) in three weeks.... Black belt is still a few years off.... I have an ambition though :wink:

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

Post by Deanxm » 16 Feb 2015, 20:50

Well best of luck with it Jim, I'm sure with your determination it will happen.
Completion of the car won't be for a while yet, I don't want it on the road until April anyway at the earliest as it only going to be one of fairy vehicles that goes outside when its +22oC and -50% humidity....................so never in this country, it will however arrive under its own power, she's no trailer dolly.
I see your loving small car motoring, excellent buzzing around in such a cheap to run vehicle isn't it

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

Post by CitroJim » 16 Feb 2015, 20:52

Oh yes, I love my little C1 to bits Dean!!!

I might take it to one rally this year....

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

Post by Deanxm » 16 Feb 2015, 21:02

And why not, I take it you have had the "its not a REAL Citroen" (whatever one of those are) moaners pop up :lol:
Those engines are so sweet, nice little raspy exhaust note too and not much on the road is cheaper to run, I can see why you love it.

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

Post by CitroJim » 18 Feb 2015, 17:31

Nothing much achieved on the car front today. Firstly I'm feeing a little below par with a bit of a cold and secondly I've been busy with much domestic work..

I've just cooked a fish bake and an apple crumble... Later I shall make a batch of custard. Robyn will be round for tea.

I did however bolster security on my workshop... In the recent past we've had a few instances of garages being broken into and I've been in the habit of running a car tight up against the doors in a bid to thwart any such attack. That's now impractical with a car about to be dismantled so something had to be done and hopefully it has been...

I'm trusting Mr. T. Leaf will take one look and decide it's just not worth the aggro and move on to an easier target...

I see the donor is quite incontinent.. There's a fair patch of oil under it now and a very small patch of LHM... Those camboxes are bad...

Although I'm sad that Old V6 is finally coming to the end of this stage of its life I'm delighted to note that in the ownership of PavlosV6 it did nigh-on 30K with very little grief... It's now done nearly 206K and and almost 40K since the gearbox rebuild...

I'm happy I truly gave it a new lease of life... The car was heading for the scrap yard when I got hold of it originally, having a dead gearbox and many other issues...

It seems somehow fitting it'll now form a large part of my next project...

So long Old V6 and thanks for all the new skills you taught me :-D

And no doubt new ones I'll learn during the course of the Activa project!!!

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

Post by DickieG » 18 Feb 2015, 18:05

CitroJim wrote:I've just cooked a fish bake and apple crumble....

Never seen that combination before,,, :lol:

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

Post by CitroJim » 18 Feb 2015, 19:38

DickieG wrote:
CitroJim wrote:I've just cooked a fish bake and apple crumble....

Never seen that combination before,,, :lol:


It's delicious Richard :lol:

Just made the custard to go with it...

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

Post by daviemck2006 » 18 Feb 2015, 20:43

All on the same plate? [emoji4]

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

Post by Hell Razor5543 » 18 Feb 2015, 20:44

I have seen a spoof T shirt, that takes the mickey out of an American theme. The T shirt read "Apple Crumble and Fish".

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

Post by CitroJim » 18 Feb 2015, 20:45

daviemck2006 wrote:All on the same plate? [emoji4]

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Saves a lot of washing up Davie :lol:

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

Post by citronut » 18 Feb 2015, 21:57

CitroJim wrote:
I find two bags of groceries and it's full...


thats why you keep the mayo under the bonnet , oh no you say its all gone now :o #-o :-D :lol: :rofl2: :rofl2: :wink:

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

Post by PavlosV6 » 18 Feb 2015, 22:43

CitroJim wrote:I see the donor is quite incontinent.. There's a fair patch of oil under it now and a very small patch of LHM... Those camboxes are bad...

Although I'm sad that Old V6 is finally coming to the end of this stage of its life I'm delighted to note that in the ownership of PavlosV6 it did nigh-on 30K with very little grief... It's now done nearly 206K and almost 40K since the gearbox rebuild...

I'm happy I truly gave it a new lease of life... The car was heading for the scrap yard when I got hold of it originally, having a dead gearbox and many other issues...

It seems somehow fitting it'll now form a large part of my next project...

So long Old V6 and thanks for all the new skills you taught me :-D

And no doubt new ones I'll learn during the course of the Activa project! :)


Sob, sniff :cry:

Yes, well done CitroJim and Old V6. Thanks for 28,000 miles of smiles.

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

Post by CitroJim » 21 Feb 2015, 15:44

I am selling my Xantia V6 for reasons mentioned in my For Sale thread.. I'm not using the car much these days and with my Activa V6 project now gaining a lot of momentum it'll get even less use. I'd rather it went to someone who will get the full enjoyment out of it...

I recommissioned my Activa today after its winter lay-up... It started first time and ran like a clock...

I took it out for a drive and oh my gosh it's good. I know V6'ing it is exactly the right thing to do :-D

One problem. I could smell a touch of burning from the heater vents... The problem is a bad connection on the blower motor supply causing the plug and cable to run warm...

I'll sort that on Wednesday...

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

Post by Chris570 » 21 Feb 2015, 15:55

CitroJim wrote:I am selling my Xantia V6 for reasons mentioned in my For Sale thread.. I'm not using the car much these days and with my Activa V6 project now gaining a lot of momentum it'll get even less use. I'd rather it went to someone who will get the full enjoyment out of it...

I recommissioned my Activa today after its winter lay-up... It started first time and ran like a clock...

I took it out for a drive and oh my gosh it's good. I know V6'ing it is exactly the right thing to do :-D

One problem. I could smell a touch of burning from the heater vents... The problem is a bad connection on the blower motor supply causing the plug and cable to run warm...

I'll sort that on Wednesday...


I presume you'll just soak the wire with water to cool it down?

Whoever gets your V6 will be a happy chappy, I really enjoyed driving it a few months back, it drives like a new car does.

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

Post by CitroJim » 22 Feb 2015, 20:35

We had an afternoon at the WFA farm today and amongst other tasks we fired up Chris's V6 XM. My goodness what a lovely car the V6 XM is... Gorgeous but sadly it just reaffirmed the seats are far too big for a little 'un like me...

I took it for a decent run along a private road :-D 8-)

It has terribly leaky camboxes and I've promised Chris I'll do them for him...

The hard-standing work area at the farm is reached via a farm gate and a paddock. All our cars were parked today well beyond the gate with Chris's Activa nearest the gate.

Chris needed to move his Activa and bogged it down in the wet marshy grass just by the gate... It needed a tow and the best car for the job was the XM. I backed it toward the Activa and the XM then decided that was a perfect time to run out of petrol right in the middle of the gateway!

This had the effect of blocking in all our cars...

We had no petrol available and no cars available to get any...

We tried to pump some out of the Activa but the pump will not run if the engine is not running... None of us had any access to wiring diagrams to see which relay pins to link to make the pump run...

This needed some thinking....

Solution: Siphon a gallon out of the farm ride-on lawnmower :-D

The XM then successfully towed the Activa free just as it really came on to rain...

It was a scene worthy of Top Gear...

An excellent afternoon...