Citrojim's Skoda, Saxo, 207 and Bike Tales

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

Post by daviemck2006 » 07 Apr 2017, 13:51

CitroJim wrote:This one's a 16V example Davie... Robyn never found it particularly frugal either, even on long, steady journeys...

If I remember correctly i think it rarely bettered 40mpg on the trip computer. And when we went to Carluke to my sisters, 220 mile journey it was worse. The c5 2.2 hdi used less fuel, and they werent known for economy!

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

Post by Zelandeth » 07 Apr 2017, 15:48

Remember my 1.6 306 being pretty poor on fuel as well, rarely nudging anything north of 35mpg. Always felt on the open road like it could use an extra gear to be honest.
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Re: Citrojim's Activa, 1.9TD, 207 and Bike Tales

Post by mickeymoon » 07 Apr 2017, 17:36

Average this week - around town..

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Average since we bought it..

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I think it's the TU based motor, it's a 1.4 16v anyway..

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Figures are accurate when checked the traditional way.

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

Post by CitroJim » 08 Apr 2017, 05:08

That's the same ET3 engine as mine Mickey.... I wonder why mine is so bloody thirsty?

Enjoyed a different form of transport last evening.... Very enjoyable too and great to be back out on the lake after the winter break...

Weather was sensational!

Muscles now ache that I forgot I ever had :lol:

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

Post by CitroJim » 09 Apr 2017, 17:23

The Pug of Love continues to run faultlessly ;)

Today I've been swimming...

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And this was the official time and distance :)

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This is the third year running I've taken part in Swimathon...
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Re: Citrojim's Activa, 1.9TD, 207 and Bike Tales

Post by Peter.N. » 09 Apr 2017, 23:39

Well done Jim - it makes me tired just reading about it. :wink:

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

Post by CitroJim » 10 Apr 2017, 09:33

Peter.N. wrote:Well done Jim - it makes me tired just reading about it. :wink:


:lol: Just to make you even more tired Peter, I swam 1Km this morning and I'll be biking and running later - only little ones as today I'm having a relaxing rest day - by my standards anyway!
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Re: Citrojim's Activa, 1.9TD, 207 and Bike Tales

Post by Peter.N. » 10 Apr 2017, 10:19

I like the way you relax! I'm afraid my joints aren't up to cycling any more. I got stuck on a pedalo in the middle of a lake in France because my knees seized up. Iv'e cut a couple of trees down this week though. :)

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

Post by CitroJim » 10 Apr 2017, 13:24

I discovered by accident my Pug of Love does have an MPG computer :D

I accidentally pressed the button on the end of the wiper stalk trying to change from CD to Wireless on the other stalk. I got the wrong stalk and made a happy discovery!

It'll be interesting now to monitor it. This picture was taken a couple of miles after filling up with petrol and a trip to Waitrose... 37 mpg around MK seems quite good....

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I must say this little Pug is starting to find a place in my heart... I'm getting rather attached to it and enjoy hustling it around the racetrack that is Milton Keynes. It's seriously good fun and the little ET3 engine is such a satisfyingly revvy little thing :D A worthy successor to the equally revvy and fun TU series engines :D
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Re: Citrojim's Activa, 1.9TD, 207 and Bike Tales

Post by RichardW » 12 Apr 2017, 12:55

It should cycle through something like: real time MPG; distance since reset; average MPG since reset; miles to empty tank; date each time you press the stalk button. If you press and hold the button it will reset it. It stops counting at about 6213 miles (10,000km) and the MPG doesn't update.
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Re: Citrojim's Activa, 1.9TD, 207 and Bike Tales

Post by CitroJim » 12 Apr 2017, 13:11

RichardW wrote: It stops counting at about 6213 miles (10,000km) and the MPG doesn't update.


Ahh, now that's good to know Richard and likely why Robyn, when she had the car, said the MPG display was 'stuck' . That would explain it as for me after a reset - same procedure and cycle as in the XM remarkably - it's been working as expected and recording around 38mpg...

In other Pug news, I note i's using a bit of oil. Since the last oil change and that was only about 100 miles ago, the level has dropped buy about a quarter of an inch on the dipstick already :o It's not leaking it so it must be drinking it!

It was doing this quite badly in Robyn's ownership and several times I found the oil level off the end of the dipstick...

Is it normal for an 85,000 mile TU to use this much?
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Re: Citrojim's Activa, 1.9TD, 207 and Bike Tales

Post by Hell Razor5543 » 12 Apr 2017, 13:29

Is it me, or does CitroJim appear to no longer be embarrassed about something. His name tag is no longer red.
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Re: Citrojim's Activa, 1.9TD, 207 and Bike Tales

Post by CitroJim » 12 Apr 2017, 13:45

Hell Razor5543 wrote:Is it me, or does CitroJim appear to no longer be embarrassed about something. His name tag is no longer red.


Well spotted James... Truth is, I've taken early retirement...
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Re: Citrojim's Activa, 1.9TD, 207 and Bike Tales

Post by CitroJim » 16 Apr 2017, 10:22

Not a thing to report on the car front :) None have seen hardly any use apart from the Pug of Love which, despite it's thirst for oil and it's mind of its own central locking, has been running perfectly...

I will soon go and run up the two Xantias and check they are still good. Not touched either in two weeks or so now!

I've been doing a lot of running, cycling and swimming recently...

This morning I smashed my 10K PB on a glorious run out in the early morning sunshine... It was excellent and I did the 10K in under an hour. Delighted with that :)

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All good training for the MK Half Marathon in a couple of weeks time...
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Re: Citrojim's Activa, 1.9TD, 207 and Bike Tales

Post by demag » 16 Apr 2017, 10:30

Well done Jim. We woke to glorious sunshine, came to the local for an Easter breakfast and its now clouded over with rain on the way.

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