Citrojim's Ka, Saxo and Bike Tales

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Re: Citrojim's Activa, Saxo, 207 and Bike Tales

Post by CitroJim » 22 Oct 2017, 08:27

RichardW wrote:
22 Oct 2017, 07:44
Someone's been at that boot before, Jim, judging by the non-standard clip fitted - perhaps the clip broke, and the boot was punctured fitting the new one?


I wondered that about the clips too Richard... It's only recently split and the split, although not obvious in the picture, is right on the moulding seam or moulding flash...

It must have been a weak point...

Maybe my Saxo already has the relay mod done... I'll look later...
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Re: Citrojim's Activa, Saxo, 207 and Bike Tales

Post by Stickyfinger » 22 Oct 2017, 08:33

Glad you are all home Ok Jim.....the car made it then, I had images of it not wishing to "go north" and having a fit of homesickness
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Re: Citrojim's Activa, Saxo, 207 and Bike Tales

Post by CitroJim » 22 Oct 2017, 08:38

Stickyfinger wrote:
22 Oct 2017, 08:33
the car made it then, I had images of it not wishing to "go north" and having a fit of homesickness


:lol: No, she seems very happy in her new home and now getting to know the young blue upstart (she of the bum-numbing seats) and the big red matriarch of the PSA family here...

The roads this morning were unbelievably quiet :) Definitely the best time to travel... I left yours at about 03:30...

Hope I didn't wake you up...
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Re: Citrojim's Activa, Saxo, 207 and Bike Tales

Post by Stickyfinger » 22 Oct 2017, 14:42

So pleased she is turning out to be both a good'un and a fit for your needs.....it does drive very well I must say..

Not, I slept through your racket :)
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Re: Citrojim's Activa, Saxo, 207 and Bike Tales

Post by myglaren » 22 Oct 2017, 16:26

One for the bike section:


Properly dressed cyclist and cute with it.
Best enjoyed with the sound off.
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Re: Citrojim's Activa, Saxo, 207 and Bike Tales

Post by CitroJim » 22 Oct 2017, 18:08

myglaren wrote:
22 Oct 2017, 16:26
Best enjoyed with the sound off.


Definitely! The sound is awful :twisted:

A good day on Sally today :) Did an oil and filter change, a cambelt change - looked well overdue! and a whole host of little jobs including sorting out a loose door card and giving the interior a good spruce-up..

The non-functional speedo is likely the speed sensor in the gearbox... ELIT reports this as a fault on the engine ECU...

To round off a great day I enjoyed immensely a visit from James Hellrazor :D It's always a pleasure James even if you were loosing me toward the end as my brain started shutting down for the day :twisted: :roll: :lol:

Sally is now good for daily service and I can now get back to Activa spannering! The remaining jobs on Sally, such as her radio fault - which looks like the power amplifier has a problem - are all minor and can be done in due course...

Pleased to note the front tyres, discs and pads are all very recent :)

Herre's a shot of her engine undergoing a cambelt swap :)
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The cambelt is so easy on an 8V TU... A bit different to the 24V V6 we did the other week!!!
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Re: Citrojim's Activa, Saxo, 207 and Bike Tales

Post by CitroJim » 22 Oct 2017, 18:30

I was intrigued to note my Saxo has electric power steering using an electrically driven remote pump that is similar to an engine driven one bar for the big motor grafted onto it.

I can see exactly why you initially thought it was an air conditioning compressor Alasdair...

The motor looks very similar to a Xantia cooling fan motor...

The steering is pleasantly light without being overly so...
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Re: Citrojim's Activa, Saxo, 207 and Bike Tales

Post by Zelandeth » 23 Oct 2017, 02:34

What the?!? Is that a TU engine that isn't leaking oil from either the rocker cover or head gasket at the front left corner?
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Re: Citrojim's Activa, Saxo, 207 and Bike Tales

Post by CitroJim » 23 Oct 2017, 04:28

Zelandeth wrote:
23 Oct 2017, 02:34
What the?!? Is that a TU engine that isn't leaking oil from either the rocker cover or head gasket at the front left corner?



Yes, remarkably! A trait she shares with Alasdair's Daffodil!!! The only two TU engines I've seen dry in those areas....

My ET3 ( basically a 16v TU) in my 207 leaks from all the usual TU places...
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Re: Citrojim's Activa, Saxo, 207 and Bike Tales

Post by Michel » 23 Oct 2017, 08:27

My 207 with the same engine as yours is dry as a bone now Jim :)
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Re: Citrojim's Activa, Saxo, 207 and Bike Tales

Post by CitroJim » 23 Oct 2017, 09:02

Michel wrote:
23 Oct 2017, 08:27
My 207 with the same engine as yours is dry as a bone now Jim :)


Treasure it Mike, it won't last :wink: :lol:

It's like an owner of a proper British motorbike saying they have an oil-tight example... They may indeed have one at this very instant in time but give them a minute... :twisted:

Actually, I'm being a bit frivolous... My 207 only weeps a little from the cylinder head - the usual place - but is fully dry everywhere else - for now [-o< :roll: :lol:
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Re: Citrojim's Activa, Saxo, 207 and Bike Tales

Post by Hell Razor5543 » 23 Oct 2017, 09:56

Sally is a nice looking little car. While she is not yet right (and will never be in showroom condition) it will not be long before you have her 'just right', Jim.
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Re: Citrojim's Activa, Saxo, 207 and Bike Tales

Post by Michel » 23 Oct 2017, 10:41

CitroJim wrote:
23 Oct 2017, 09:02
Michel wrote:
23 Oct 2017, 08:27
My 207 with the same engine as yours is dry as a bone now Jim :)


Treasure it Mike, it won't last :wink: :lol:


Mine's already had the head gasket done and replaced with one that apparently prevents it. It was leaking from the cam covers badly when I got It, but since I fixed that and cleaned it up, it's been dry as a bone.
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Re: Citrojim's Activa, Saxo, 207 and Bike Tales

Post by Zelandeth » 23 Oct 2017, 15:03

Well at least it's not an old Saab then. You know if that's not leaking oil it's because there's none left...
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Re: Citrojim's Activa, Saxo, 207 and Bike Tales

Post by Michel » 23 Oct 2017, 15:07

Zelandeth wrote:
23 Oct 2017, 15:03
Well at least it's not an old Saab then. You know if that's not leaking oil it's because there's none left...


I owned 3 T16s. 2 Flat nose and a pointy nose. The earlier ones leaked oil alarmingly but the later one was fine. The only difference was a Lucas fuel system and a standard recirc dump valve. The earlier cars didn't have one.
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