Citrojim's Pixo, Saxo and Cycling Tales

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

Post by Hell Razor5543 » 25 Mar 2016, 18:30

Enjoy the rest, Jim. You have earned it (and deserve it).

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

Post by CitroJim » 25 Mar 2016, 18:36

Hell Razor5543 wrote:Enjoy the rest, Jim. You have earned it (and deserve it).
Thanks James :D I intend to take tomorrow off ;)

I only now need to reassemble the HP20 and that can be done Sunday or Monday when it's raining...

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

Post by Zelandeth » 25 Mar 2016, 19:29

Should have popped over with mine just to see how many Xantias you can park outside one house!

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

Post by CitroJim » 25 Mar 2016, 19:34

Zelandeth wrote:Should have popped over with mine just to see how many Xantias you can park outside one house!
I think my record has been six Zel :lol:

Neighbours away this weekend so I have some extra parking space for a bit..

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

Post by Stickyfinger » 25 Mar 2016, 22:36

The man is a diamond...Jim mate !....bonza Job

Pleiades have done a great job on the rebuild of the pump/reg.....no more telling people "that clicking is NOT tappets !" and the red lights are out in less than 15 secs.

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

Post by Xantianut » 26 Mar 2016, 00:08

A flock of Xantias!!

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

Post by CitroJim » 26 Mar 2016, 02:20

Yes, I must say Pleiades did indeed do an excellent job on both pump and regulator :D

Interesting to note the subtle difference in mounting the pressure regulator on a manual 'box in a V6... useful to know for potential Activa V6 conversions ;)

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

Post by Stickyfinger » 26 Mar 2016, 09:10

Yes, the regulator mount/pipe clamp would be an easy one to miss and could cause some head scratching being so similar to each other.
If a pattern needs to be made give me the heads up Jim....it would be easy to make one

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

Post by CitroJim » 26 Mar 2016, 09:38

Stickyfinger wrote:
If a pattern needs to be made give me the heads up Jim....it would be easy to make one
Thanks Alasdair, certainly the person who's taken my V6 Conversion kit will need one...

I'll let him know if he doesn't see these posts ;)

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

Post by CitroJim » 26 Mar 2016, 15:34

The story of Davie's clutch replacement is now being told in this thread: http://www.frenchcarforum.co.uk/forum/v ... 4&p=482326

Lots of pictures and I'm sure it'll end up a good guide to Activa clutch replacement by the end...

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

Post by CitroJim » 27 Mar 2016, 09:59

I can now reveal the main reason why the Activa V6 conversion was cancelled, having spoken to all affected parties...

I'm going into semi-retirement in August and as a result money is going to be very tight and there will be no spare for such activities...

I'm resigned to now only being able to afford one toy car (the Activa) and keeping hold of the C1 for many years to come whilst using both the least I can. Which of course means much more walking and cycling!

The main reason for the decision is my health. I'm a great believer in the mantra of 'Health before Wealth' and indeed this is what I'm putting into practice...

To earn a little pocket money I may, at some point, offer some specialist services for Activa owners. These might include ram repairs, electrovalve repairs and the like...

No promises, we'll have to see how things pan out.. I may even be tempted to do the odd HP20 overhaul...

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

Post by BenC5HDi » 27 Mar 2016, 10:01

Excellent news Jim! I'm pleased to hear you're almost escaping from the rat-race. I'm sure it's the best decision.

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

Post by daviemck2006 » 27 Mar 2016, 10:07

That's good. I'm better working part time, but I'm the opposite money wise after 3 years off work. I'm sure that will be the correct decision for you.

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

Post by xantiamanic » 27 Mar 2016, 11:22

I know that my second Activa needs its rams and electrovalves sorted. The rear is rock hard (spheres?) Put me on your list ..... just need to get them removed at some time and this car is not first in the queue for attention.

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

Post by CitroJim » 27 Mar 2016, 11:27

Mike, you're on the list ;)