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

Post by xantiamanic » 27 Mar 2016, 14:03

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

Post by CitroJim » 27 Mar 2016, 17:04

A good afternoon of spannering toady :D

The HP20 gearbox is all now rebuilt without a hitch and is all ready to reinstall in its car...

It just needs filling with ATF and a new Torque Converter neck seal fitting...

I'm very happy to see this:

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It means I now have a clear workshop and I can crack on with Davie's Activa, weather permitting... Hopefully it'll allow me to get a little bit done tomorrow...

It's been an excellent Easter :-D

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

Post by daviemck2006 » 27 Mar 2016, 17:14

Just when you can Jim. No need to push it if it's poor weather or your not feeling great.

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

Post by CitroJim » 27 Mar 2016, 17:58

Don't worry Davie, if there's even the slightest reason not to I won't... I'm actually taking it nice and easy... And thoroughly enjoying myself :D

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

Post by daviemck2006 » 27 Mar 2016, 18:14

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

Post by CitroJim » 30 Mar 2016, 17:35

Nothing done on Davie's Activa today as girls with me for a good bit and we enjoyed an excellent lunch :D

Zel popped round in the afternoon and we swapped all his corner spheres. Ride is, I believe, a bit softer now...

Taking advantage of the lovely weather I gave my C1 a long-overdue oil and filter change... The car has done just over 5K in nearly two years and was due an oil change on a time-served basis..

This was its second oil change... It gets one per year...

A very easy job in the C1. Takes longer to clean up the oil drain pan than it does the actual job!

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

Post by daviemck2006 » 30 Mar 2016, 17:40

Aye, and that's with one hand tied behind your back [emoji23]

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

Post by Hell Razor5543 » 30 Mar 2016, 18:04

And chopping up kindling with the other, oriental style!

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

Post by CitroJim » 30 Mar 2016, 18:11

Hell Razor5543 wrote:And chopping up kindling with the other, oriental style!
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia V6, C1 and Activa Tales

Post by Zelandeth » 30 Mar 2016, 21:26

107/C1 etc are easy cars to do an oil & filter change on. Will try to get my 107 the same treatment this weekend. It's due a clean of the air filter (it got a K&N drop in about a week after I got it) as well and while I have the air box off will probably give the throttle body a clean. Don't know about the 107 but on the Saab having that spotlessly clean always helps the car run smoothly.

...going to have to do this one the old fashioned way I think as my vacuum drainer is buried at the moment...ah well, at least it's not the middle of December!

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

Post by daviemck2006 » 30 Mar 2016, 23:58

At least there is nothing in the way of the sump plug Zel, and tons of room around the oil filter. My one has turned 60k, was last done at 53k and it's about 5 months ago it was done. It will get done shortly, maybe 61.5k then 70k then every 10k max after that, or maybe 8k considering the stop/start use it gets.

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

Post by CitroJim » 31 Mar 2016, 03:56

I've never tried a vacuum drainer... As it was, I had an oil drain pan with a bit of LHM sitting in it so I only had to clean it once...

Yes, sump plug and filter are both very accessible and the nice thing about the filter is that in hanging down vertically you can fill it to the brim with new oil before fitting it and thus reduce the time it takes to get oil pressure back after an oil change...

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

Post by daviemck2006 » 31 Mar 2016, 04:12

You would be able to stand in the engine bay to change the filter Jim [emoji23] [emoji23] [emoji23]

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

Post by CitroJim » 31 Mar 2016, 04:20

daviemck2006 wrote:You would be able to stand in the engine bay to change the filter Jim [emoji23] [emoji23] [emoji23]
You're not far wrong there Davie :lol:

Whilst the oil was draining I was looking at how hard a clutch change would be in a C1... Compared to an Activa, very simple. I don't think I'd even need a crane for the little gearbox..

And those driveshafts look like they're made from pencils!

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

Post by daviemck2006 » 31 Mar 2016, 04:26

The c1oc boys all say the clutch is easy, a home mechanic would do it in a day. The clutches are the weak bit, but yours and my 107 will have the uprated yaris clutch in them