Citrojim's Activa, 207 and Bike Tales

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Re: Citrojim's Xantia Activa, 1.9TD and Bike Tales

Post by Chris570 » 28 Oct 2016, 15:54

Re 207 shall we have a little chat.....
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia Activa, 1.9TD and Bike Tales

Post by CitroJim » 28 Oct 2016, 16:14

Chris570 wrote:Re 207 shall we have a little chat.....


Indeed we should ;)

Megasquirt might fix it....
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia Activa, 1.9TD and Bike Tales

Post by Chris570 » 28 Oct 2016, 16:24

I have a spare es9
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia Activa, 1.9TD and Bike Tales

Post by CitroJim » 28 Oct 2016, 16:28

Chris570 wrote:I have a spare es9


:rofl2:

It's a TU3... You'd need to drive it from the back seats if you put an ES9 in there...

It would become a two-seater :lol:
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia Activa, 1.9TD and Bike Tales

Post by myglaren » 28 Oct 2016, 16:29

Mid engine ?
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia Activa, 1.9TD and Bike Tales

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myglaren wrote:Mid engine ?


It very much would be :lol:
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia Activa, 1.9TD and Bike Tales

Post by Chris570 » 28 Oct 2016, 16:45

That's settled then. Run it over to me. I've got the 10mm and 13mm spanners out. Should be done by tea time
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia Activa, 1.9TD and Bike Tales

Post by Hell Razor5543 » 28 Oct 2016, 16:50

I'll put the kettle on, and then head over. I have the use of two Thermos flasks.
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia Activa, 1.9TD and Bike Tales

Post by CitroJim » 28 Oct 2016, 16:51

Chris570 wrote:That's settled then. Run it over to me. I've got the 10mm and 13mm spanners out. Should be done by tea time


Robyn will want it back then... The insurance might be a problem though...

Here's Gabriel in Somerset yesterday..

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And here she is home again with me in my new running gear...

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I'm running a charity 5K on Sunday morning to raise money for our local Hospice - the one I do the vast majority of my charity events for - and thought it was about time I got some proper kit...

That running top is a size S and too big... I need an XS...
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia Activa, 1.9TD and Bike Tales

Post by CitroJim » 28 Oct 2016, 16:53

Hell Razor5543 wrote:I'll put the kettle on, and then head over. I have the use of two Thermos flasks.


As long as one has decaff in in James ;)

Should all be done by the time I get back from this evening's karate training then :)
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia Activa, 1.9TD and Bike Tales

Post by Hell Razor5543 » 28 Oct 2016, 16:57

Bung the running gear through the wash on too hot a setting. It should then shrink to fit.

Problem with the tea. Somebody keeps adding rum to it, to remove the caffeine!
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia Activa, 1.9TD and Bike Tales

Post by CitroJim » 28 Oct 2016, 17:41

Now that is a problem James!
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia Activa, 1.9TD and Bike Tales

Post by elma » 28 Oct 2016, 17:51

Theres been some recalls for 207s cutting out over the years Jim. They all focus on the Battery earth return cables being incorrect either in length, spec or fitting. Probably worth a little look before going into any diagnostics.

Also there is this one which is too much to type right now.

Recall Ref: R/2011/167
Exact Model: 207
Description: ENGINE MAY CUT OUT
VIN: VF3******AW091545 to VF3******BW064194
Build Date: 1 Sep 2010 to 6 Oct 2011
Numbers: 105
Defect: The use of incorrect torque wrenches for tightening a terminal, may have damaged internal components in the Engine Electrical Power Supply Management Unit (BSM). This could result in the engine cutting out.
Action: Recall all the affected vehicles and replace the engine BSM unit.
Launch Date: 15 December 2011
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia Activa, 1.9TD and Bike Tales

Post by Hell Razor5543 » 28 Oct 2016, 17:56

CitroJim wrote:Now that is a problem James!

The bigger problem is that I recognise the rum. It is Lambs' Navy Rum. I have to keep chucking the tea away, as I have work tomorrow, so I cannot drink any alcohol, as I will be driving. If I were to phone in drunk I would have my manager on the phone, and if I were to drive drunk I would lose my licence.

The biggest problem is that I have not caught any of the Lambs' Navy delectable recruits doing this. If I did, I would take a chance on phoning in sick tomorrow, from exhaustion! :-D
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