Citrojim's Activa, 207 and Bike Tales

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

Post by bxzx16v » 22 Feb 2015, 20:54

It sounded like fun Jim #-o.

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

Post by CitroJim » 26 Feb 2015, 14:03

bxzx16v wrote:It sounded like fun Jim #-o.


It was Mark..

I've crashed today... Felt it coming on over the past couple of days... Been pushing too hard at work mainly, trying to cope with too much stress and now I'm suffering...

It reminds me I just have my condition more or less under control most of the time. It's not fixed...

Been sleeping most of the morning... Bit more lively now... A lot of rest and stress-busting will soon sort it...

Still, before I did I got the burning smell in the Activa sorted. It was just a bad connection on the positive connection to the blower motor at the speed module end...

The spade connector has run a bit warm but a bit of a re-crimp seems to have sorted it...

I took the Activa out for a good blast yesterday and really enjoyed it. The drive is gorgeous...

I'm shortly to do a big job with DVLA of putting two private plates onto retention so I can ultimately transfer the private plate currently on the V6 over to the Activa... Or could I transfer them in the hope and belief the DVLA will not get confused?

I don't know, I'm still cogitating that one...
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia V6, C1 and Activa Tales

Post by daviemck2006 » 26 Feb 2015, 19:01

Slow down again Jim. I know about the crash and burn. I'm very unwilling to push myself too hard, too scared of the crash. Then I get worse because I don't push. It's a very fine line to to. No room for maneuver. Put the plate from the activa onto the c1 then the one from the v6 onto the activa. It will save on retention fees, just have to pay the transfers. You could then claim it's pertinent to your active lifestyle rather to an activa.

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

Post by CitroJim » 26 Feb 2015, 19:10

You're right Davie, I know and through good self-management the crashes are getting much less frequent but the odd one does slip through every now and again after a particularly fraught time..

I've had a very easy day of it today and feeling much perkier now.. I even watched some telly!

I've also dumped some sources of stress today and will keep any new ones and old, dumped ones well at bay...

Can I trust DVLA to do two transfers at once though? That's what worries me...
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia V6, C1 and Activa Tales

Post by Citroenmad » 26 Feb 2015, 20:14

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

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


Let me know which one and I'll bring mine along too :roll:
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia V6, C1 and Activa Tales

Post by daviemck2006 » 26 Feb 2015, 20:23

Do them one at a time Jim. That would be safer! Glad you are feeling a bit better just now. A good day, or even hour or two can make a big difference.

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

Post by CitroJim » 26 Feb 2015, 21:19

Citroenmad wrote:
CitroJim wrote:Oh yes, I love my little C1 to bits Dean!!!

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


Let me know which one and I'll bring mine along too :roll:


You're on Chris :-D
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia V6, C1 and Activa Tales

Post by Xantianut » 02 Mar 2015, 20:13

I wonder.....

Would I be accepted?

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

Post by Hell Razor5543 » 02 Mar 2015, 20:20

With your lovely attitude I would be surprised if you weren't!
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia V6, C1 and Activa Tales

Post by CitroJim » 02 Mar 2015, 20:22

Xantianut wrote:I wonder.....

Would I be accepted?

Otterchops....


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

Post by CitroJim » 08 Mar 2015, 18:56

My Activa has been very naughty and wee'd LHM all over the posh driveway where she lives :evil:

Noticed by the owner of said driveway and she's not happy..

It's the rear ram leaking in the cold as usual and I suppose I really must now fix it... It lost fair bit of LHM this time..

And I need to clean up the driveway by way of punishment...
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia V6, C1 and Activa Tales

Post by bxzx16v » 08 Mar 2015, 19:58

Sorry to hear of the dilemma Jim. I've been told Coke as in cola is very good at cleaning oil etc of block paving/slabs.

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

Post by Northern_Mike » 08 Mar 2015, 20:03

Best thing for LHM, in my experience is washing up liquid, neat. At least that's what they used to make the apprentices use at Citroen main dealers back in the 80s to clean up LHM mess.....

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

Post by CitroJim » 09 Mar 2015, 06:10

Thanks both :-D That'll save me going and buying expensive driveway cleaner stuff..
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia V6, C1 and Activa Tales

Post by citronut » 09 Mar 2015, 09:20

CitroJim wrote:Thanks both :-D That'll save me going and buying expensive driveway cleaner stuff..


spoz you could always get in the boys from the black stuff :twisted: #-o :missile: :yikes: :wink:
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