Citrojim's Skoda, Saxo, 207 and Bike Tales

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

Post by Stickyfinger » 01 Aug 2015, 15:28

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

Post by CitroJim » 02 Aug 2015, 16:18

Stickyfinger wrote:SNAP !



Not quite.... My engine is not yet out although it's not too far away thanks to the supreme efforts of the two fully-fit members of Team WFA :-D :-D

Nothing very strenuous done today, just a clean up of the wanted components removed and a tidy of the workshop.

The rest of the day has been spent at Karate training and out in the lovely sunshine on a very lovely bike ride...

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

Post by Northerner » 02 Aug 2015, 17:13

Wow ... how I wish team WFA were a mobile unit (says he with two activae and a v6 sitting on the drive slowly crumbling!)
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia V6, C1 and Activa Tales

Post by CitroJim » 02 Aug 2015, 17:35

They might respond to offers of much money Mike :wink:

Else, you could move down this way...
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia V6, C1 and Activa Tales

Post by Stickyfinger » 02 Aug 2015, 17:48

Mike, put all three on a long loader, unload outside Jim's at 6pm leaving a Road Race bike in each one and a packet of lentils, pizza dough, stay in a Travel Lodge till 8am the next day, the cars will be fixed....Jim has Elves in his garage :)
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia V6, C1 and Activa Tales

Post by CitroJim » 02 Aug 2015, 18:04

^^^^ :rofl2: :rofl2: :rofl2:

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

Post by Deanxm » 02 Aug 2015, 18:28

I think Chris should be given a pair of pointy hooded overalls complete with bell to use during wfa spannering.
I'm sure he would love them..........in time

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

Post by CitroJim » 02 Aug 2015, 18:32

I think all of us of Team WFA should adopt that as a uniform Dean!
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia V6, C1 and Activa Tales

Post by Northerner » 02 Aug 2015, 20:03

CitroJim wrote:^^^^ :rofl2: :rofl2: :rofl2:

Love it!


What he said ...
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia V6, C1 and Activa Tales

Post by Stickyfinger » 02 Aug 2015, 20:07

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fyi....that is Elvish for Team WFA
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia V6, C1 and Activa Tales

Post by Hell Razor5543 » 02 Aug 2015, 20:16

Just watch out for (as mentioned in another post, re WFA merchandise) Red Overalls, Green Puddles, and Blue Air!
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia V6, C1 and Activa Tales

Post by CitroJim » 03 Aug 2015, 05:19

Hell Razor5543 wrote:Just watch out for (as mentioned in another post, re WFA merchandise) Red Overalls, Green Puddles, and Blue Air!


They all come as part of the package... You should see what it looks like under the donor.. Green puddles a-plenty :evil: Lots of good-natured blue air as a result!!!
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia V6, C1 and Activa Tales

Post by CitroJim » 08 Aug 2015, 16:46

A very good day today on the Activa V6 project... Here's the engine coming out of the donor..

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All was ready for the lift but here's Chris proving a V6 can be removed before the end of a cup of tea...

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Chris's patent exhaust flange separation method can be seen in the picture above.. First move engine forward after disconnecting the other end of the cat!

And finally, the remains of the donor (very little actually) off to the scrappers :(

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She's not died in vain. Lots of her will live on in a V6 Activa and she's also helped other Xantias too...

All bits recovered from the donor are now clean and in storage ready for the next phases.

The engine is sitting in my workshop ready for its large overhaul and that will commence shortly...

In other news, Chris brought over another ES9 block that had done 171,000 miles. We stripped the bottom end whist waiting for the flatbed to arrive to take away the remains of the donor and we were both delighted to see no bottom end wear at all either on the crank, big ends, mains or the pistons/bores..

Those engines really are excellent :-D

Many thanks to Team WFA today for all their very hard work =D> :-D
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia V6, C1 and Activa Tales

Post by DHallworth » 08 Aug 2015, 16:54

Brilliant News, Jim!

Looking forward to seeing your rebuild! How far are you thinking of going with the rebuild on the engine? When I did mine I stripped it down as far as the cam boxes and resealed them, removed the sump, steam cleaned it, wire brushed it, painted it and resealed that as well.

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

Post by CitroJim » 08 Aug 2015, 16:56

DHallworth wrote:How far are you thinking of going with the rebuild on the engine? When I did mine I stripped it down as far as the cam boxes and resealed them, removed the sump, steam cleaned it, wire brushed it, painted it and resealed that as well.


That's the plan here too David, I know the engine is fundamentally good so no need to disturb any further than you did really...

I'm going to invest in an engine stand before too long. It'll make life about 20 times easier...
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