Citrojim's Skoda, Saxo, 207 and Bike Tales

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

Post by daviemck2006 » 04 Jun 2016, 10:54

You know they are graceful ladies and easily upset. I think that's what happened to mine. She got upset about Chris letting her go, didn't know how her new dad would look after her and took a bit sulk. I will have to be nice to get and hope she realised that new dad does love her. A spot of valeting when she gets home should help.

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

Post by CitroJim » 04 Jun 2016, 10:57

daviemck2006 wrote:You know they are graceful ladies and easily upset.


That is so true Davie...

I hope she'll appreciate a present of V6 brakes!
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia V6, C1 and Activa Tales

Post by daviemck2006 » 04 Jun 2016, 11:00

I expect she will Jim. And settle down once she realises you do still love her.

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

Post by CitroJim » 04 Jun 2016, 11:28

I do love her... And that love grows...

She may even see a motorway later today....
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia V6, C1 and Activa Tales

Post by xantia_v6 » 04 Jun 2016, 14:08

Speaking of V6 brakes, http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/161968292644? ... EBIDX%3AIT looks like a bargain. I think that one of mine might be slightly warped.
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia V6, C1 and Activa Tales

Post by xantiamanic » 04 Jun 2016, 15:10

Genuine or not though at that price? I'm always dubious of ads at that price.

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

Post by xantia_v6 » 04 Jun 2016, 15:14

They seem to sell dealer distressed stock, so they are probably genuine. Just need to work out how to get them here.
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia V6, C1 and Activa Tales

Post by elma » 04 Jun 2016, 17:14

xantia_v6 wrote:Just need to work out how to get them here.

Ebays just a bit confusing visually. Parcelforce48 delivery is free, 24hr is £4.99 or collect from your local Argos for free.
Oops, forgot you're abroad!
They post abroad, £20 to Malta and France. Probably better getting a friend to pop some over.
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia V6, C1 and Activa Tales

Post by CitroJim » 04 Jun 2016, 19:42

xantia_v6 wrote:Speaking of V6 brakes, I think that one of mine might be slightly warped.


I'm always shocked at just how easily Xantia discs of all persuasions seem to warp at the drop of a hat... I believe V6 XMs suffer the same issue...

If they weren’t so bloomin' heavy James and I could bring a set with us next week but then you'd have to get them to Malta so that might be a bit tricky...
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia V6, C1 and Activa Tales

Post by xantia_v6 » 05 Jun 2016, 11:26

€20 freight is a good deal, compared to retail freight prices. No use getting them delivered to Malta at present, because we are going to France next week, and too early to order them for delivery to France. Getting them from France to Malta should be OK, as Malta Air gives a reasonable luggage allowance.
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia V6, C1 and Activa Tales

Post by CitroJim » 05 Jun 2016, 12:14

Wonder what the X-Ray machine will make of a set of discs in your luggage Mike!!!
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia V6, C1 and Activa Tales

Post by xantia_v6 » 05 Jun 2016, 12:18

Only one way to find out...

I remember the good old days when you got only a raised eyebrow for carrying a pair of shock absorbers in your cabin bag.
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia V6, C1 and Activa Tales

Post by CitroJim » 05 Jun 2016, 12:22

I once carried a set of spanners, my offset rings that I Still use, back from Jakarta as hand luggage back in 1988. Not even a question...

Can't imagine it these days...
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia V6, C1 and Activa Tales

Post by elma » 05 Jun 2016, 13:16

I had my lunch confiscated last time I flew. Apparently you can sneak a lot of prohibited items in a sandwich.
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia V6, C1 and Activa Tales

Post by CitroJim » 05 Jun 2016, 17:49

elma wrote:Apparently you can sneak a lot of prohibited items in a sandwich.


Including explosive gas in an egg sandwich... A very wise precaution I'd say!
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