Citrojim's Activa, 207 and Bike Tales

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

Post by Stickyfinger » 05 Jun 2016, 18:21

And you can light farts....flame danger !
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Re: RE: Re: Citrojim's Xantia V6, C1 and Activa Tales

Post by daviemck2006 » 05 Jun 2016, 18:22

CitroJim wrote:
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!

Espically if I eat said egg sarnies combined with my diabetic meds. Medis called metformin, and commonly known as metfartmin in diabetic forums. I can confess that the above is true [emoji13] [emoji90] [emoji23]
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia V6, C1 and Activa Tales

Post by Hell Razor5543 » 05 Jun 2016, 18:24

Do NOT have extra strong mints after a full English Breakfast. You will not be popular! Adding the metformin might make you a WMD!
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia V6, C1 and Activa Tales

Post by daviemck2006 » 05 Jun 2016, 18:26

I'm safe with the full English, I don't take beans lol
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia V6, C1 and Activa Tales

Post by CitroJim » 05 Jun 2016, 19:03

:rofl2:

Being largely vegetarian I eat a lot of beans of all kinds as I really love them and they are an excellent source of protein.

Interestingly, I have none of the problems with them that many others do...

Knowing exactly why they produce gas during digestion, I do wonder what is different about me to not produce that gas :?

Maybe because I eat a lot of natural roughage and nothing processed? I don't know...

No problem with eggs either and I eat a lot of those too; another excellent source of nutrition for one who doesn't eat meat.

I do like an occasional fish though,
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia V6, C1 and Activa Tales

Post by Stickyfinger » 05 Jun 2016, 19:05

Ahhh, that because the eggs you eat come from chickens that only eat free range food and corn Jim :)
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia V6, C1 and Activa Tales

Post by CitroJim » 05 Jun 2016, 19:07

Stickyfinger wrote:Ahhh, that because the eggs you eat come from chickens that only eat free range food and corn Jim :)


Maybe the blue shells help too :wink:
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia V6, C1 and Activa Tales

Post by CitroJim » 07 Jun 2016, 04:24

It was ordained that I'd finish the Activa yesterday as that evening Robyn said her 207 smelt a bit of petrol fumes...

I took a look and found she had a ruptured fuel line and fuel was spraying out in a fine mist :shock:

I immediately forbade her to use the car and she's now using my C1 whilst I get hers sorted...

Both of us felt she had a very lucky escape indeed. The leak is such that it could so easily erupted in a fireball... She had driven it to Surrey and back and then Oxford and back like it!

I will post in the Pug section a bit later with more details...
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Re: RE: Re: Citrojim's Xantia V6, C1 and Activa Tales

Post by Xantianut » 08 Jun 2016, 08:46

daviemck2006 wrote:
CitroJim wrote:
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!

Espically if I eat said egg sarnies combined with my diabetic meds. Medis called metformin, and commonly known as metfartmin in diabetic forums. I can confess that the above is true [emoji13] [emoji90] [emoji23]


I bear these scars meself.........

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

Post by CitroJim » 11 Jun 2016, 14:57

I had the very lovely experience of being driven all the way to Somerset and back to see dad by Robyn - driving my C1... It's a nice car to be a passenger in...

We went to see dad and between us we have come to an agreement to move him to a residential home in Milton Keynes.

We took a risk leaving Burnham on Sea at 16:30 yesterday afternoon by taking the M5 and the M4. Remarkably, apart from a few solwish bits, it was perfect!

We did drive through the mother and father of all storms around the M5/M4 interchange though! That was the root cause of the slowness; not the traffic!

So now I'll soon be needing to hire a van to clear Dad's old bungalow ready to hand it back to the Housing Association...

Very happy this morning to have been roused from my bed by the postman clutching a package from Geordieland... It was the new fuel pipe for Robyn's 207.. The dealer, Robin and Day, were the only ones in the UK to have the pipe in stock and they very kindly posted it to me free of charge :D Top dealers! They charged exactly the price listed in Servicebox too!

Stunning :D

The pipe was easy to fit in the end... Here's the pump end seen through the access hatch under the back seat:

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The pipe was quite easy to fiddle out once disconnected from the pump end...

Here's the damage on the old pipe...

Looks like rats have been nibbling it :? It may well have happened when Robyn was at Guide camp last week and the car was parked in grass for a few days..

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Here's the new pipe installed;

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Whilst doing the job I spotted a screw in one of her rear tyres... That explains why it's been slowly loosing air recently...

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The wheel is presently with our local tyre place having the puncture repaired...
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia V6, C1 and Activa Tales

Post by spider » 11 Jun 2016, 15:20

Generally good news then.

At least the puncture is repairable given its location, another inch or so further out and that would be it.

Top of the tank / sender area looks a bit muddy. :D , Then again it is partly exposed I guess on this design.

Pleased to read you did the pipe without too much trauma, ServiceBox as mentioned elsewhere does not show a "remove / refit" for the pipework only the tank itself unfortunately.

Bad thunder storm here yesterday late afternoon / evening, at least my fuscia and "known plant" got a decent drink. I did wet the ground the day before as I expected the storm, simply so that the 'heavy rain' would be able to soak in rather than just bounce off.
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia V6, C1 and Activa Tales

Post by CitroJim » 11 Jun 2016, 15:44

Yes indeed Andy, the top of the tank is exposed a little and was covered in a sticky black dusty substance.. The white bits is where I cleaned it by wiping up spilt petrol after disconnecting the old pipe!

They forecast rain for tomorrow which will be a shame for the DS Rally... Been a great, if very thundery and humid, day here...
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia V6, C1 and Activa Tales

Post by CitroJim » 11 Jun 2016, 17:54

Puncture repaired FOC :D
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia V6, C1 and Activa Tales

Post by Hell Razor5543 » 11 Jun 2016, 18:39

Nice set of results today then, Jim.
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia V6, C1 and Activa Tales

Post by CitroJim » 11 Jun 2016, 18:54

Hell Razor5543 wrote:Nice set of results today then, Jim.


Absolutely James :D And all topped off with a nice little 5m bike ride to sharpen my appetite for dinner :D

It's been a good day...
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