Citrojim's Ka, Saxo and Bike Tales

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

Post by Stickyfinger » 24 Sep 2016, 08:41

Strange looking MoT certificate that
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia V6, C1 and Activa Tales

Post by CitroJim » 24 Sep 2016, 08:49

Stickyfinger wrote:Strange looking MoT certificate that


:lol: It's an MOT certificate to show that I'm in pretty good shape Alasdair ;)


I find what I did yeaterday was an official sporting activity... A Quadrathlon - Cycle, run, swim and kayak :)
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia V6, C1 and Activa Tales

Post by Stickyfinger » 24 Sep 2016, 08:54

for me it was a CutTheGrassaThon and a StripaRadaThon

Dinatrol the car before you SORN it Jim.....ramps are here for you.
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia V6, C1 and Activa Tales

Post by CitroJim » 24 Sep 2016, 08:56

Stickyfinger wrote:for me it was a CutTheGrassaThon and a StripaRadaThon


New events for future Olympics there Alasdair ;)
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia V6, C1 and Activa Tales

Post by Stickyfinger » 24 Sep 2016, 09:08

Chase-the-FrackingChicken-a-Thon will never catch on however :)
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia V6, C1 and Activa Tales

Post by CitroJim » 24 Sep 2016, 12:21

Stickyfinger wrote:Chase-the-FrackingChicken-a-Thon will never catch on however :)


Yes, but it's great for fitness ;)

Activa checks complete... All OK but I'm a bit dubious about the O/S P Bush and forward wishbone bush... I may just swap as a precaution as I'd definitely give it an advisory...

I have a wishbone in stock and will rebuild it tomorrow so I can just swap over...

Must have been muddy the other Saturday at the Chevrons as there's plenty of mud on the car... Will be washed tomorrow but now it's such a lovely day I'm off out for a gentle bike ride...
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia V6, C1 and Activa Tales

Post by Zelandeth » 24 Sep 2016, 14:25

Well done Jim! I'd be dead in a tenth of that I reckon! Was always a sprinter rather than endurance runner!

Nobody in school could come even close on the 100-400m sprints though.
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia V6, C1 and Activa Tales

Post by CitroJim » 24 Sep 2016, 14:32

Thanks Zel :D

I'm just the opposite; I'm not fast at anything but I can keep going and going and going...

Pleased to say we raised over £1200 for the Hospice :D
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia V6, C1 and Activa Tales

Post by CitroJim » 25 Sep 2016, 17:46

I have just enjoyed a thoroughly excellent afternoon of Activa spannering replacing the dodgy OS wishbone bushes ready for the MOT :D

I began by refurbishing a spare wishbone I had in stock by fitting new bushes to it.. Here it is alongside another wishbone I keep in stock as a template for bush alignment:

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I then set about removing the old wishbone... The old 'P' Bush came off in two bits so I reckon it was just a tad past it's best!

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I'm hoping that was the cause of a bit of vibration under braking rather than it being down to warped discs.. A decent road test in a bit will soon tell... Not worried if it is discs still as I have all the bits in stock to uprate them to V6 spec.

The disassembly job was easy and years of having plastered copper grease over everything really did pay dividends; nothing was hard work and even the drop link disconnected easily...

As usual the Activa bits got in the way of the job but once the Activa system had lost most of it's pressure the ARB could be tilted low enough - with the drop link disconnected - to slip the new wishbone in..

Job done and lots of fresh copper grease applied :)

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And as a bonus I've got away without having to reset the levelling :D Any Activa owner knows what a miserably horrible job that is :twisted:

Really, really enjoyed. I'd forgotten - almost - just how much I enjoy a good old spannering session :D

MOT will be booked tomorrow... Hopefully will be able to get it done on Friday - my next day off...
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia V6, C1 and Activa Tales

Post by daviemck2006 » 25 Sep 2016, 20:14

The exact job I did on Friday. The bush was at disintegrating stage. It wasn't too bad to do really just a bit of a pain in the but to line up the bolts. Everything copper greased on the rebuild so next time should be ok.

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

Post by CitroJim » 26 Sep 2016, 12:24

Copper grease really works Davie. I have a tin of it permanently on the go in the workshop with a brush in it so it's always instantly ready for use and easy to apply...

Mine's now all washed, spruced up and MOT ready... Have not been able to properly test it since the wishbone work as the old MOT expired three days ago!

Here she is:

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MOT is booked for Friday. My next day off...

If she passes I'll be running her up to Newark for Hamfest 2016

See if I can get a nice vacuum variable for my mag. loop there...
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia V6, C1 and Activa Tales

Post by CitroJim » 30 Sep 2016, 17:23

The hard work was well worth it... She's passed her MOT with a clean sheet :D
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia V6, C1 and Activa Tales

Post by Hell Razor5543 » 30 Sep 2016, 17:29

Well, with you doing your normal maintenance stuff, what would you expect? Even a grubby fingerprint on the MoT sheet would have been an issue!
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia V6, C1 and Activa Tales

Post by CitroJim » 30 Sep 2016, 17:38

I guess so James ;) The tester noticed all the work I'd done and I always reckon it helps that some obvious work has been done just before the test...
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia V6, C1 and Activa Tales

Post by CitroJim » 01 Oct 2016, 10:06

Filled the Activa up with petrol and went for a bit of a drive early this morning... Replacing the dead bushes have definitely made a difference and the vibration under heavy braking has now completely gone so it wasn't the discs after all...

Going to give her an oil change in a bit and then she's all done for the winter...
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