Citrojim's Skoda, Saxo, 207 and Bike Tales

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Re: Citrojim's Activa, 1.9TD, 207 and Bike Tales

Post by Zelandeth » 02 Apr 2017, 19:57

Gibbo2286 wrote:
Zelandeth wrote:I hate leaving the car as well. Though out of the last four tests I've done I've wound up being the tester's helper during three of them - I reckon the tester knows he'll save so much time by virtue of me actually knowing where everything in my weird old cars is rather than waiting for the usual apprentice to spend ten minutes trying to find the ignition in the Saab or work out how the heck to switch on main beam in the Lada...Guess it doesn't take long to spot someone who's done that a million times before either.

If you want any help with a good valet on the Pug (or any of the others for that matter) Jim feel free to give me a shout. I really enjoy that side of things so am happy to help.

What's the issue with the interior that needs cleaning up? Having dealt with the trade ins we used to get every two years from a get back when I worked at the garage I'll bet it's nothing I can't handle!


He couldn't find the matches? :)


Congrats. You just successfully made me inhale a significant portion of the mug of tea I was about to take a sip from!
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Re: Citrojim's Activa, 1.9TD, 207 and Bike Tales

Post by Hell Razor5543 » 02 Apr 2017, 20:00

Zelandeth wrote:
Gibbo2286 wrote:
Zelandeth wrote:I hate leaving the car as well. Though out of the last four tests I've done I've wound up being the tester's helper during three of them - I reckon the tester knows he'll save so much time by virtue of me actually knowing where everything in my weird old cars is rather than waiting for the usual apprentice to spend ten minutes trying to find the ignition in the Saab or work out how the heck to switch on main beam in the Lada...Guess it doesn't take long to spot someone who's done that a million times before either.

If you want any help with a good valet on the Pug (or any of the others for that matter) Jim feel free to give me a shout. I really enjoy that side of things so am happy to help.

What's the issue with the interior that needs cleaning up? Having dealt with the trade ins we used to get every two years from a get back when I worked at the garage I'll bet it's nothing I can't handle!


He couldn't find the matches? :)


Congrats. You just successfully made me inhale a significant portion of the mug of tea I was about to take a sip from!

And the reason it has taken you so long to respond is because you had to clean up the resulting mess?
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Re: Citrojim's Activa, 1.9TD, 207 and Bike Tales

Post by demag » 02 Apr 2017, 20:08

And it stings when it runs down your nostrils!

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Re: Citrojim's Activa, 1.9TD, 207 and Bike Tales

Post by CitroJim » 03 Apr 2017, 06:42

Hell Razor5543 wrote:Looks like you are helping Alasdair there, Jim?


Yes, spot-on James :)

Zelandeth wrote:Congrats. You just successfully made me inhale a significant portion of the mug of tea I was about to take a sip from!


I have had that happen many times in the past whilst reading this forum and drinking tea :lol:
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Re: Citrojim's Activa, 1.9TD, 207 and Bike Tales

Post by Zelandeth » 03 Apr 2017, 22:36

The worst thing I've ever had that happen with was Irn-Bru. That was courtesy of my former manager who made some completely random and innocent comment which thanks to me being me, resulted in instant, explosive laughter - and me spending the next few minutes choking, then having to clean up finely atomised Irn-Bru from my keyboard.

I just really wish I could remember what it was he said now...
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Re: Citrojim's Activa, 1.9TD, 207 and Bike Tales

Post by elma » 03 Apr 2017, 22:40

Hope your not holding a can of Irn-Bru. I just know you will be when you remember.
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Re: Citrojim's Activa, 1.9TD, 207 and Bike Tales

Post by Zelandeth » 03 Apr 2017, 23:28

Not so likely these days to be honest. I used to run on caffeine back when I was in the office, and most of my colleagues had figured out that dropping either horrible workload or bad news on me without a peace offering in the form of Bru was A Bad Idea.

Now I don't have to deal with an office timetable I've removed the dependency on it for the most part - Plus it's expensive down here! Back up in Aberdeen it's one of the brands that's almost always on sale in one of the major supermarkets, not so down here.

... You're probably right though!
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Re: Citrojim's Activa, 1.9TD, 207 and Bike Tales

Post by elma » 03 Apr 2017, 23:30

I'm tempted to give you a can when I meet you and see if you remember. But I like you so I won't, plus you don't need any more trips to the Dentist. Lets stick to tea.
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Re: Citrojim's Activa, 1.9TD, 207 and Bike Tales

Post by Hell Razor5543 » 03 Apr 2017, 23:35

Zel, check in Asda. Every so often they do Irn Bru (both in regular and decaf) for £2 per 8 pack. I have also found that Barrs have started doing other fizzy drinks for (last time I checked) 39p per can. Lots of different flavours;

http://www.agbarr.co.uk/our-brands/barr-flavours/
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Re: Citrojim's Activa, 1.9TD, 207 and Bike Tales

Post by Stickyfinger » 03 Apr 2017, 23:37

Hell Razor5543 wrote:Zel, check in Asda. Every so often they do Irn Bru (both in regular and decaf) for £2 per 8 pack. I have also found that Barrs have started doing other fizzy drinks for (last time I checked) 39p per can. Lots of different flavours;

http://www.agbarr.co.uk/our-brands/barr-flavours/


The advantage of drinking Barrs products is they stop you needing a leak on a long journey....
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Re: Citrojim's Activa, 1.9TD, 207 and Bike Tales

Post by CitroJim » 04 Apr 2017, 04:35

Stickyfinger wrote:
Hell Razor5543 wrote:Zel, check in Asda. Every so often they do Irn Bru (both in regular and decaf) for £2 per 8 pack. I have also found that Barrs have started doing other fizzy drinks for (last time I checked) 39p per can. Lots of different flavours;

http://www.agbarr.co.uk/our-brands/barr-flavours/


The advantage of drinking Barrs products is they stop you needing a leak on a long journey....


:rofl2: I read that with a mouthful of tea!!! My poor keyboard!!!

I howled at that...

I shall be using the 207 for work this week as part of its shake-down and see if the problem is resolved but I don't trust the car at all and won't until I've done at least 10K in it...b Robyn reckons it’ll take me years to do that!!!

I'm also deeply in training for Swimathon on Sunday and the MK Half Marathon so swimming and running training is currently taking precedence over cycling training...
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Re: Citrojim's Activa, 1.9TD, 207 and Bike Tales

Post by CitroJim » 07 Apr 2017, 11:50

The Pug of Love is still running without fault - except one. Its appetite for petrol is epic...

I'd never have believed a little 1360cc TU engine could drink so much...
There's nothing wrong as the engine runs as sweet as a nut and MOT emissions were near zero...

The fuel gauge is now reading three-quarters full after brimming the tank 50 miles ago...

Ahh well, it's how it is I guess. A revvy little engine designed for the AX driving a relatively large and heavy car...
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Re: Citrojim's Activa, 1.9TD, 207 and Bike Tales

Post by daviemck2006 » 07 Apr 2017, 13:29

The two 1.4 pug 206 that i owned werent particularly easy on fuel, espically the 16v one from 2006.

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Re: Citrojim's Activa, 1.9TD, 207 and Bike Tales

Post by CitroJim » 07 Apr 2017, 13:34

This one's a 16V example Davie... Robyn never found it particularly frugal either, even on long, steady journeys...
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Re: Citrojim's Activa, 1.9TD, 207 and Bike Tales

Post by CitroJim » 07 Apr 2017, 13:37

Training is going well. 5Km run this morning followed by a 2.4Km swim and a 14 mile bike ride :D

I'm well ready for Swimathon... In fact I’m well trained up now for a triathlon!

Hoping to get some kayaking in this evening.. First time out on the lake in 2017 :)
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