Citrojim's Skoda, Saxo, 207 and Bike Tales

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

Post by CitroJim » 10 Jun 2017, 20:26

Stickyfinger wrote:I can paint it to look older Jim :)


In the style of a certain Land Rover by any chance?

Now that is a very appealing thought Alasdair - you know how much I love the 'rat look' :)
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Re: Citrojim's Activa, 1.9TD, 207 and Bike Tales

Post by Stickyfinger » 10 Jun 2017, 22:03

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

Post by CitroJim » 16 Jun 2017, 09:26

Very early this morning before it got too hot I gave Gabriel a good clean and spruce-up...

In a moment I'm off out to give her interior a good old clean and tidy before checking her mechanical bits...

She has a very special duty early next week.. She's taking us to Robyn's Graduation ceremony :D

She, like us humans, needs to be nice and smart for the occasion...
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Re: Citrojim's Activa, 1.9TD, 207 and Bike Tales

Post by CitroJim » 16 Jun 2017, 14:54

I've now finished pampering Gabriel... She's absolutely fine in all areas... I checked her cooling fans are working. Most important as I have a feeling they will be needed on the big day...

Honestly, who'd think she almost 20 and has just shy of 210K under her wheels...

She's a real keeper :)
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And just so she does not feel left out of all this car love, here's one of her sisters :)
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Re: Citrojim's Activa, 1.9TD, 207 and Bike Tales

Post by Zelandeth » 16 Jun 2017, 15:31

Looking good Jim!

Hard to believe she was so close to getting tossed away for scrap before I bought her a couple of years back.
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Re: Citrojim's Activa, 1.9TD, 207 and Bike Tales

Post by CitroJim » 16 Jun 2017, 15:41

Zelandeth wrote:
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Hard to believe she was so close to getting tossed away for scrap before I bought her a couple of years back.


That would have been a tragedy Zel... Thank goodness you saved her and she still enjoys a loving home and family :D
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Re: Citrojim's Activa, 1.9TD, 207 and Bike Tales

Post by CitroJim » 16 Jun 2017, 15:48

Delighted to report Sian's Nissan Pixo has just passed her MOT with flying colours...

I gave it a good check-over a couple of weeks ago and all was flawless... That little car is turning out to be good... Apart from routine servicing, tyres and soon to need brake pads it's been as good as gold...
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Re: Citrojim's Activa, 1.9TD, 207 and Bike Tales

Post by Zelandeth » 17 Jun 2017, 22:07

Just a thought Jim, are you planning to reinstate the air conditioning? While stuff is apart to do the clutch etc would seem to be an ideal time to do it. Don't know if having the system evacuated would make it easier to do the heater matrix by allowing things to be disconnected.

I can vouch for the fact that the system worked well until the freewheel bearing in the pulley let go.

From memory I think we had a tD of roughly 20C over the evaporator, which I deemed pretty darn good for a system this old - especially as that was stationary and with only one radiator fan working at the time. Don't think I ever had it set to fully cold when driving as it was too cold!

Was rather grateful for the air con in the 107 today.
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Re: Citrojim's Activa, 1.9TD, 207 and Bike Tales

Post by CitroJim » 18 Jun 2017, 08:03

I was not planning to Zel and I'm no great fan of aircon... I detest it in buildings...

To be honest, I rarely feel the need for it - I naturally run on the cool side and feel the cold dreadfully these days... Aircon to me is like living in a fridge!!! Even yesterday in the car after a very warm run I felt no need - I just wound down the windows and got natural aircon :)

And for the amount I use cars there days...

There's no need to evacuate it for the heater matrix job I'm pleased to say :)
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Re: Citrojim's Activa, 1.9TD, 207 and Bike Tales

Post by ekjdm14 » 18 Jun 2017, 13:54

CitroJim wrote:
10 Jun 2017, 18:13
Activa now spruced up a little and all ready for tomorrow...


The lacquer peel is getting much worse now... She's rapidly catching up Gabriel!

Definitely showing a bit of patina now...

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Your shopping has arrived Jim, and just in time for a nice cuppa after washing the Activa too ;) :D

I didn't know the compressor had died on Gabriel's AC too, seems like a common problem with PSA kit that I've not really heard much of from other makes... it's the bearing on ours that's fried too, although I do intend to get that working again since I don't just like air con, I NEED it on days like this to have a reasonable chance of maintaining composure if the traffic slows much under 40mph! [-X
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Re: Citrojim's Activa, 1.9TD, 207 and Bike Tales

Post by CitroJim » 18 Jun 2017, 17:10

ekjdm14 wrote:
18 Jun 2017, 13:54

Your shopping has arrived Jim, and just in time for a nice cuppa after washing the Activa too ;) :D


Well spotted Dan! :D

I've now taken to carrying a little pocket camera with me now on my bike rides...

Here's a Flickr album made up from my rides this weekend...

You may find it vaguely interesting ;)
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Re: Citrojim's Activa, 1.9TD, 207 and Bike Tales

Post by elma » 18 Jun 2017, 18:17

I like that catering van.
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Re: Citrojim's Activa, 1.9TD, 207 and Bike Tales

Post by CitroJim » 18 Jun 2017, 18:56

elma wrote:
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I like that catering van.


Me too. I did a very quick stop and detour to get that one. Thought it was an H at first when i caught sight of just a corner of it but quickly realised it wasn't...

I was sorry I was carrying no money as the van was displaying some lovely macaroons and I rather fancied one...
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Re: Citrojim's Activa, 1.9TD, 207 and Bike Tales

Post by elma » 18 Jun 2017, 19:17

Missed opportunity Jim.
Considering it was a Pug I'm sure you'd have got a complimentary Macaroon if you'd introduced yourself.
You'd probably end up sorting out a little Pug problem for them with nothing more than your multitool.
Maybe best just taking money actually.
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Re: Citrojim's Activa, 1.9TD, 207 and Bike Tales

Post by Michel » 18 Jun 2017, 20:26

Jim, as a cyclist, you should always carry enough spare change for a cup of tea and a slice of cake! FFS man!
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