Citrojim's Ka, Saxo and Bike Tales

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

Post by CitroJim » 07 Feb 2016, 19:29

KP wrote:the self drain on them is enough for some people to be using sets as car batteries :)


Good gracious :shock: Are these the same as the Barryboys use on their mega car stereos?
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia V6, C1 and Activa Tales

Post by KP » 07 Feb 2016, 19:46

Maybe something similar but they run about 6 of them all linked up and a few find there is just enough juice to crank a small petrol after a week of sitting doing nothing... Not bad I reckon and a lot less weight as well so good for cars where you want to balance the front and rear more ;)
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia V6, C1 and Activa Tales

Post by KP » 07 Feb 2016, 19:50

Just up your street Jim :)
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia V6, C1 and Activa Tales

Post by CitroJim » 08 Feb 2016, 05:31

Thanks Will, interesting...
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia V6, C1 and Activa Tales

Post by Stickyfinger » 11 Feb 2016, 09:38

Being a "wire-thicko".....where is the advantage in this set-up ?
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia V6, C1 and Activa Tales

Post by CitroJim » 05 Mar 2016, 13:58

I've been away for a bit but back now... I'm going to make no attempt to catch-up with what's been happening on here but I'm sure I'll soon get back into the swing of things...

No news of any significance to report from this end...
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia V6, C1 and Activa Tales

Post by Zelandeth » 07 Mar 2016, 01:12

Stickyfinger wrote:Being a "wire-thicko".....where is the advantage in this set-up ?


Off the top of my head (and admittedly not having watched the video!) I imagine the biggest advantage would be a weight saving for the equivalent capacity. I've been toying with the idea of replacing the 36Ah lead-acid battery in the Sinclar C5 with lithium polymer batteries - you can get about 60Ah worth in the base of the boot, weighing less than half what the lead acid one does, giving a real world range of 50 odd miles then. The downside? 60Ah of LiPo batteries? £600 odd please (plus the dedicated charger etc)...There's a reason I haven't done too much thinking about it!
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia V6, C1 and Activa Tales

Post by KP » 07 Mar 2016, 08:27

Forget LiPo, just go the super cap route as the standard charger can be used then and even more weight saved
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia V6, C1 and Activa Tales

Post by CitroJim » 12 Mar 2016, 17:42

Delighted to have passed my 4th Kyu Karate Grading today :D I now wear a purple/white stripe belt. The next is brown...

Passing this grading is a big milestone. Exactly two years from my first (10th Kyu) grading... In another two years I could be a black belt...
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia V6, C1 and Activa Tales

Post by Stickyfinger » 12 Mar 2016, 17:47

Congrats......not a clue what your talking about it's all sushi to me. You know as soon as your black you will be stopped by the Police more don't you ?
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia V6, C1 and Activa Tales

Post by CitroJim » 12 Mar 2016, 18:00

Stickyfinger wrote:You know as soon as your black you will be stopped by the Police more don't you ?


Yes, they do know as we have to be licensed...
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia V6, C1 and Activa Tales

Post by myglaren » 12 Mar 2016, 18:22

Congrats Jim.
Wax on, wax off :)
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia V6, C1 and Activa Tales

Post by CitroJim » 12 Mar 2016, 18:47

Don't know about waxing Steve, more like waning now after a busy and hard day!
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia V6, C1 and Activa Tales

Post by myglaren » 12 Mar 2016, 19:30

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

Post by CitroJim » 14 Mar 2016, 09:48

And excellent afternoon with Chris yesterday helping in a small way to assist with the breaking of his erstwhile Xantia estate....

What a car, it served well and is continuing to donate lots to keep others healthy... It lived a full life and has died with great dignity.

It attacked me :twisted: I was underneath removing the rear hydractive sphere and unbeknown to me the sphere had lots of pressure in it.... I did not know until the sphere got to the end of it's threads, tight all the way, and then explosively let go in a great douche vert :twisted: :-D The sphere flew impressively like a cannonball and walloped me in the side of the head :lol: :lol:

I once again discovered that LHM tastes horrible :evil:

Good job I had a hat on! It raised a fair old bump on the head though...

I got my own back. I nicked its Hydractive electrovalves in revenge... :-D

My workshop was cleared yesterday of a V6 engine (gone into storage) to make way for Davie's Activa clutch job and a light overhaul of a 4HP20 gearbox with a dying torque converter... Catching it early before it really lets go..

I'm going to be busy for a little while and hopefully lots of interest to report here..
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