Citrojim's Activa, 207 and Bike Tales

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

Post by van ordinaire » 07 Aug 2017, 01:45

Welcome back - as if that needed to be told that. (or, indeed, it was necessary)
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Citroens:-
'81 2CV Club :cry:
'05 C15 :!:
others:-
'96 Jeep Cherokee - the "parts car" :(
'99 Cherokee - the green one [-o<
'97 Cherokee - the red one :?
'98 Cadillac STS 8-[
'99 Cadillac STS :|
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Re: Citrojim's Activa, 207 and Bike Tales

Post by CitroJim » 09 Aug 2017, 06:06

Enjoyed an excellent Monday with Alasdair and his V6 Activa :D We spent a lot of time going right through his hydraulic system looking for any issues. We found a problem but not yet a solution... We'll no doubt both discuss it in due course in the appropriate place...

I must say it was good to get the overalls on and the spanners, the ELIT and the oscilloscope out :D It still enjoy it!

We (I) checked the hydraulic line pressure using my patent pressure gauge... To use this gauge one has to disconnect the main 4.5mm pipe leaving the pressure regulator and tee in the gauge...

Guess who neglected to depressureise the system before disconnecting the pipe?

Yep, that'll be right! :lol: :oops:

The resultant douche-vert was spectacular :twisted:

In the event, the pressures were spot on.. Cut-out at around 170 bar and cut-in at around 150 and very little leakage...

I'm now bloody glad I've decided to keep my own Activa - good job I did too as it was very valuable to compare and check against when going through Alasdair's...

I realise I need an Activa in my life ;)
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Re: Citrojim's Activa, 207 and Bike Tales

Post by lexi » 09 Aug 2017, 08:54

The thing is Jim, when you feel poorly, it can make you throw things up in the air. These are things you cannot handle in the moment you find yourself in. Once you get back a bit to where you are and are recovering, you can get back to your old habits of fettling the cars. An Activa is a good car and hobby for you. I think so! :-D
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Re: Citrojim's Activa, 207 and Bike Tales

Post by demag » 09 Aug 2017, 10:25

Agreed!
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'04 C5 auto estate 2.2 hdi.
Bx 1.6 TGS Auto 50k A rare beast by all accounts. A bit tired but getting better by the day.
'96 XM 2.5TD VSX.......Sadly sold. What an idiot! I should have held on to that.

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Re: Citrojim's Activa, 207 and Bike Tales

Post by CitroJim » 09 Aug 2017, 10:53

demag wrote:
09 Aug 2017, 10:25
Agreed!


And seconded!
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Re: Citrojim's Activa, 207 and Bike Tales

Post by Stickyfinger » 09 Aug 2017, 11:27

Do not worry Jim.....the rain washed all the LHM out from under the wheel arch :)

Keep spotting "Large" ladies now and my head images are giving me nightmares.....................owwwer
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Re: Citrojim's Activa, 207 and Bike Tales

Post by CitroJim » 09 Aug 2017, 11:38

Stickyfinger wrote:
09 Aug 2017, 11:27
Do not worry Jim.....the rain washed all the LHM out from under the wheel arch :)
Ditto my driveway :) Not a trace now as it rained glass stair-rods all day here yesterday...
Stickyfinger wrote:
09 Aug 2017, 11:27
Keep spotting "Large" ladies now and my head images are giving me nightmares.....................owwwer


:rofl2: :rofl2: I have exactly the same issue!!!!
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Re: Citrojim's Activa, 207 and Bike Tales

Post by demag » 09 Aug 2017, 11:40

Jim when you retire I'll pop down and have a cup of tea with you! :-D
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Re: Citrojim's Activa, 207 and Bike Tales

Post by CitroJim » 09 Aug 2017, 11:42

demag wrote:
09 Aug 2017, 11:40
Jim when you retire I'll pop down and have a cup of tea with you! :-D


Yes please Dave :D You will be very, very welcome!
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Re: Citrojim's Activa, 207 and Bike Tales

Post by Stickyfinger » 09 Aug 2017, 11:58

Old men and tea.....next you will be arranging car shows in a field
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Re: Citrojim's Activa, 207 and Bike Tales

Post by Hell Razor5543 » 09 Aug 2017, 12:15

CitroJim wrote:
09 Aug 2017, 11:38
Stickyfinger wrote:
09 Aug 2017, 11:27
Do not worry Jim.....the rain washed all the LHM out from under the wheel arch :)
Ditto my driveway :) Not a trace now as it rained glass stair-rods all day here yesterday...
Stickyfinger wrote:
09 Aug 2017, 11:27
Keep spotting "Large" ladies now and my head images are giving me nightmares.....................owwwer


:rofl2: :rofl2: I have exactly the same issue!!!!

Now there is something that either needs explaining, or burying with a stake through its' heart!
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Re: Citrojim's Activa, 207 and Bike Tales

Post by CitroJim » 09 Aug 2017, 13:45

Stickyfinger wrote:
09 Aug 2017, 11:58
Old men and tea.....next you will be arranging car shows in a field


:lol:

Hell Razor5543 wrote:
09 Aug 2017, 12:15
CitroJim wrote:
09 Aug 2017, 11:38
Stickyfinger wrote:
09 Aug 2017, 11:27
Do not worry Jim.....the rain washed all the LHM out from under the wheel arch :)
Ditto my driveway :) Not a trace now as it rained glass stair-rods all day here yesterday...
Stickyfinger wrote:
09 Aug 2017, 11:27
Keep spotting "Large" ladies now and my head images are giving me nightmares.....................owwwer


:rofl2: :rofl2: I have exactly the same issue!!!!

Now there is something that either needs explaining, or burying with a stake through its' heart!
The latter, definitely ;)
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Re: Citrojim's Activa, 207 and Bike Tales

Post by CitroJim » 11 Aug 2017, 09:35

I am loving the Pug of Love a little more now...

Thinking it was not big enough to accommodate a bike inside I tried using a tailgate mounted bike rack and found it highly unsatisfactory; I was unhappy to entrust several thousands of pounds-worth of bike to it :(

I then wondered if my bike would fit inside with the back seats down and find it does - with ease :D

Tomorrow I'm off to take part in the Wiggle Steeplechase around Cambridgeshire...

Later today I'll be checking over the Pug of Love and even more carefully checking over my best bike...

Then I have to get all the kit I need ready - including food and drink for the day...
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Re: Citrojim's Activa, 207 and Bike Tales

Post by CitroJim » 11 Aug 2017, 13:43

And here is the bike in the back of the Pug of Love..

Snug as a bug in a rug and so much better than being on an external carrier...
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Re: Citrojim's Activa, 207 and Bike Tales

Post by Stickyfinger » 11 Aug 2017, 14:02

you need a water proof boot liner for that Jim
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