Citrojim's Skoda, Saxo, 207 and Bike Tales

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

Post by CitroJim » 29 Oct 2016, 17:35

You see I left your On/Off Dymo label in place Zel!

I'll be testing them regularly now. Easy to do, just press the aircon button ad the fans will spin up...

And if the relay gets too damp/splashed in wet weather I'll pop a rubber boot and silicone grease around it...
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia Activa, 1.9TD and Bike Tales

Post by Stickyfinger » 29 Oct 2016, 17:51

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

Post by CitroJim » 29 Oct 2016, 17:55

Stickyfinger wrote:http://picclick.co.uk/2pcs-Automobile-Relay-12v-DC-40A-4PIN-Waterproof-142096057889.html

Water proof relays


That's a good call Alasdair :D Thanks!

I may well order one of those if dampness is an issue...
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia Activa, 1.9TD and Bike Tales

Post by CitroJim » 30 Oct 2016, 12:47

Really enjoyed my very first 'proper' run this morning...

First time running in a big group and I loved it...

I find I'm not slow either - very soon I was up there with the leaders despite starting well down the field...

Proud to have this medal... First time I've ever worn a race number in my life :D

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This won't be my last competitive run either - got the bug now :D

It's a lovely day so now I'm off out on my bike to make the most of the gorgeous weather...
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia Activa, 1.9TD and Bike Tales

Post by demag » 30 Oct 2016, 14:46

Well done Jim. Don't get over doing it.

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

Post by CitroJim » 30 Oct 2016, 16:11

demag wrote:Well done Jim. Don't get over doing it.


Thanks Dave :D I'll try not to ;)

Just returned from a 26 mile bike ride. It was gorgeous... The weather was so good I could get away with my full summer bike clothing :D I'd say down here it's been perfect cycling weather today... I got rather warm when running earlier as I put on a base layer and in all honesty I did not need to...

Here's details of the ride:

https://www.strava.com/activities/760566588
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia Activa, 1.9TD and Bike Tales

Post by demag » 30 Oct 2016, 16:49

Weather's awful up here. Heavy thick grey cloud, been like it days now.

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'04 C5 auto estate 2.2 hdi.
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia Activa, 1.9TD and Bike Tales

Post by CitroJim » 31 Oct 2016, 17:43

Davie's talk of rear callipers and pads on his Activa reminded me that I'd not quite finished off Gabriel's....

I'd not fitted the new calliper covers...

I thought I'd better before the weather turns as they perform a very important role of keeping mud and wet road muck out and away from the pads...

That job is now done :D And in glorious weather too; it's been positively hot (for the time of year) down this way...
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia Activa, 1.9TD and Bike Tales

Post by daviemck2006 » 01 Nov 2016, 00:20

Imageone for you Jim!

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

Post by CitroJim » 01 Nov 2016, 05:17

Davie, they look much better in a silver Activa for some reason!
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia Activa, 1.9TD and Bike Tales

Post by Stickyfinger » 01 Nov 2016, 09:22

I think it is because the car rides quite high vrs "normal" cars Jim, it makes the wheels look bigger on an ACTIVA
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia Activa, 1.9TD and Bike Tales

Post by CitroJim » 01 Nov 2016, 10:57

Stickyfinger wrote:I think it is because the car rides quite high vrs "normal" cars Jim, it makes the wheels look bigger on an ACTIVA


Yes, I'm wondering now if when wearing those wheels and tyres there may be an advantage in lowering the ride height a tad...
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia Activa, 1.9TD and Bike Tales

Post by Stickyfinger » 01 Nov 2016, 11:20

Is that easy to do ?
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia Activa, 1.9TD and Bike Tales

Post by CitroJim » 01 Nov 2016, 12:12

Stickyfinger wrote:Is that easy to do ?


Yes, if you have a ramp it is not hard. Just loosen the clamps around each Anti Roll Bar that transmits height position to the height correctors via the dog bones...
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia Activa, 1.9TD and Bike Tales

Post by daviemck2006 » 01 Nov 2016, 12:33

The more I look at mine the more I think it would look better a little lower.

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Peugeot 407 coupe 2.7hdi - bigpug
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Peugeot 205 1.6 auto - lilpug
In the family
Peugeot 107
Mazda mx5
Skoda Fabia VRS 1.9 tdi
Audi A4 avant 1.9tdi