Citrojim's Activa, 207 and Bike Tales

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

Post by RichardW » 24 Mar 2016, 14:36

So why are you rebuilding it? Decided it was time; engine had to come out anyway; it was looking a bit dirty; pub challenge....!!!
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia V6, C1 and Activa Tales

Post by daviemck2006 » 24 Mar 2016, 15:47

For fun because your c1 is so reliable you need so ething to do [emoji13]
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia V6, C1 and Activa Tales

Post by RichardW » 24 Mar 2016, 16:00

Ha ha! I missed that reason....
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia V6, C1 and Activa Tales

Post by daviemck2006 » 24 Mar 2016, 16:07

Needs to work up an appetite to eat fish!
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia V6, C1 and Activa Tales

Post by Xantianut » 24 Mar 2016, 17:04

Or......

An inveterate tinkerer who is too daft to know when he's beaten and too stubborn to admit it.

Now who does that remind me of?

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

Post by CitroJim » 24 Mar 2016, 17:36

RichardW wrote:So why are you rebuilding it? Decided it was time; engine had to come out anyway; it was looking a bit dirty; pub challenge....!!!


It's not mine Richard, It's out of a Pug 407HDi belonging to a member of Team WFA. The Torque Converter failed with what I suspect was a broken sprag clutch... Owner sad it was slipping like a ****** :twisted:

Whilst it was all out to allow the Torque Converter to be refurbished by Mackies it seemed a good idea to do a light refurbish on the 'box, especially as it had covered over 220K.

The 'box is in excellent nick and has only needed a new oil filter, seals and gaskets... There was no debris of any note to be seen and no 'Hedgehogs' at all on the swarf collection magnets...

The 'box is well on it's way to being back together but this afternoon has been busy for a different reason:

Following my decision to abandon my V6 Activa project (reasons not open for debate or discussion) I was delighted today to pass all my accumulated items over to a fellow Activa owner who will be carrying out the conversion. In going through what I had it turns out there is only a very small number of items still required to complete the job.

I'm really looking forward to seeing the conversion complete in due course... I will be doing a a little more work to aid the process such as swapping the cambelt and water pump on the donor engine and fitting a new clutch...
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia V6, C1 and Activa Tales

Post by Hell Razor5543 » 24 Mar 2016, 17:42

While I do not need (or want) to know what your reasons are, I hope that it is that YOU have decided not to do the conversion, but to get somebody else to do it for you. If so, have a lot of fun with the finished car (but if not, have fun anyway).
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia V6, C1 and Activa Tales

Post by CitroJim » 24 Mar 2016, 18:22

Hell Razor5543 wrote:I hope that it is that YOU have decided not to do the conversion


Yes it was definitely ME that made the decision. In fact how I've typed that you might just get a little clue as to one of the reasons why :wink: It's not the only one by a long chalk and one of the others I cannot divulge yet until another party is in agreement with something...

I will at the appropriate time as it is excellent news, for me at least :D

It's not my Activa that will be converted James, it's the one owned by the person who now has all the stuff from me. Mine is to remain as a TCT... I will be assisting in some small ways with the conversion though :)
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia V6, C1 and Activa Tales

Post by xantiamanic » 24 Mar 2016, 19:01

And i was looking forward to a V6 conversion blog as the owner of 2 activae and a v6. Not gonna happen now. May as well move em on now [emoji20]

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

Post by CitroJim » 24 Mar 2016, 19:03

Sorry Mike :(

Maybe the new owner of all my stuff will do a blog :wink:
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia V6, C1 and Activa Tales

Post by xantiamanic » 24 Mar 2016, 21:02

Can i guess ... ends in 'g'?
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia V6, C1 and Activa Tales

Post by CitroJim » 25 Mar 2016, 02:51

xantiamanic wrote:Can i guess ... ends in 'g'?


Good guess but no, it doesn't...
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia V6, C1 and Activa Tales

Post by RichardW » 25 Mar 2016, 11:39

CitroJim wrote:Whilst it was all out to allow the Torque Converter to be refurbished by Mackies it seemed a good idea to do a light refurbish on the 'box, especially as it had covered over 220K.


Ah, when you said all the usual bits OK, I read TC into that... Do you think it's made 220k on the original TC and other internals, or has it been apart before? That's pretty good going - presumably some oil changes happened along the way somewhere!!
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia V6, C1 and Activa Tales

Post by CitroJim » 25 Mar 2016, 17:50

The short answer is we don't know Richard. When compared with HP20s out of petrol V6s at high mileages, this 'box looks very youthful so it may have been swapped at some time in the life of the car, which spent a lot of its life as a taxi.

I noted some date codes on parts in the gearbox are late 2004 which is a bit earlier than the car...

I don't believe it had any fluid changes as the ATF was very dark but otherwise OK and still had lots of detergent action.
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia V6, C1 and Activa Tales

Post by CitroJim » 25 Mar 2016, 18:20

It's been a busy day today and thank goodness the weather has smiled on us :-D

As arranged, Alasdair came to visit with an newly refurbished hydraulic pump and pressure regulator for his V6 Activa...

We set about fitting them and almost had a showstopper with the pump to regulator pipe. It was bent right on the pump end union and this prevented the union rotating around the pipe. In trying to free it the large hexagon below it started turning!

Inly one thing to do, remove the pump with the pipe attached... This we did with not a little difficulty... Once the pump was out a few gentle tweaks on the pipe saw the union nicely rotating again and the work could continue..

This was all caused by carelessness and not appreciating how to properly fix and clip the pipes - likely happened after the O ring below the big hexagon was replaced some time in the past.

The rest of the job went smoothly and the new pump and regulator has resolved the hydraulic issues beautifully.

Just as we were finishing Alasdair's car Davie's Activa arrived on the back of a recovery truck for its clutch replacement. Almost perfect timing!

This was the scene outside my workshop not long after Davie's car arrived:

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I was most privileged to take Alasdair's V6 Activa for a drive - just to check the hydraulic you understand :wink:

Gosh it's a good 'un 8-) :-D Rides beautifully and goes very nicely =P~

It's been a brilliant day... Now resting..

It'll be back to work on the the HP20 gearbox tomorrow and then I'll make a start on Davie's but the weather is not set very fair for much work in that direction just yet :(

Now taking a well earned rest for the remained of the day...
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