Citrojim's Pixo, Saxo and Cycling Tales

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Re: Citrojim's Ka, Skoda, Saxo and Bike Tales

Post by CitroJim » 14 Mar 2018, 12:28

Thanks for that Lexi... The amount of gas I'll use learning makes sense to get a big Hobbyweld one ;)

I have a good stick welder here and I can use that one well but no good for welding Ka tinfoil!!!!

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Re: Citrojim's Ka, Skoda, Saxo and Bike Tales

Post by CitroJim » 17 Mar 2018, 07:47

I have finally found a job on a Xantia that's more difficult than the 1.9TD clutch clip and a heater matrix....

It may be unique to am LHD V6 ;)

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Re: Citrojim's Ka, Skoda, Saxo and Bike Tales

Post by Zelandeth » 17 Mar 2018, 12:30

CitroJim wrote:
17 Mar 2018, 07:47
I have finally found a job on a Xantia that's more difficult than the 1.9TD clutch clip and a heater matrix....

It may be unique to am LHD V6 ;)


Oh oh...What have you been up to?

Colour me intrigued...

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Re: Citrojim's Ka, Skoda, Saxo and Bike Tales

Post by Hell Razor5543 » 17 Mar 2018, 13:45

Trying to pry it away from Alasdair!

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Re: Citrojim's Ka, Skoda, Saxo and Bike Tales

Post by CitroJim » 18 Mar 2018, 06:41

Zelandeth wrote:
17 Mar 2018, 12:30
CitroJim wrote:
17 Mar 2018, 07:47
I have finally found a job on a Xantia that's more difficult than the 1.9TD clutch clip and a heater matrix....

It may be unique to am LHD V6 ;)


Oh oh...What have you been up to?

Colour me intrigued...


All will be revealed in due course ;)
Hell Razor5543 wrote:
17 Mar 2018, 13:45
Trying to pry it away from Alasdair!
:lol: Some things are just not possible however hard you try James!

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Re: Citrojim's Ka, Skoda, Saxo and Bike Tales

Post by CitroJim » 18 Mar 2018, 12:47

Been down with Alasdair this weekend :) Was going to be there until today but the weather sent me home early... Seems a good job too as Alasdair reports 4 inches down there at the moment!

Alasdair and I did a bit of work fitting cruise to his Activa... The car had half the cruise loom installed - the dash/cabin half - but no engine bay.

This enabled Alasdair to locate the vacuum pump into a new an very sensible place next to the ECU box :)
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This made an issue to get the wiring for it back to the Cruse ECU socket under the front passenger seat...
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After trying to get it in the A pillar grommet where the door loom enters we gave up and scratched our heads... We hit on the idea of running the loom along the conduit under the car shared with the fuel lines and fuel pump/gauge wiring.. This worked a treat :D

Here the loom comes up through the fuel pump/gauge wiring grommet under the back seat...
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This is an excellent route to bring cables from the engine bay into the cabin ;)

Then the brake and clutch switches... The brake pedal had no cruise contacts but Alasdair found an automatic brake pedal mounted on its side worked a treat and needed no mods to fit to the pendant...
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We also found the LHD V6 has no spring between the pedal pendant and the dosuer! Just a solid rod. We also discovered Alasdair's dosuer is weeping LHM too :twisted: Another job but easy on an LHD once the LHM reservoir is removed...

The clutch switch was fitted and wiring added... This loose wire in the picture is to route back to the ECU socket and carries the clutch and brake signals...

Lastly, we did a static test of the pump, bellows and dump valves and all was good. We also checked all the conditions on the ECU socket were present and correct, especially the signals from the brake and clutch switches and the cruise arming switch!

Finally we set about fitting the one-touch electric window ECU to the passenger's side... We determined the wiring modifications and then it was time for me to go before I got snowed in...
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I enjoyed an exceedingly good parkrun at Shepton Mallet on Saturday morning... It was freezing cold with a howling easterly gale but the after-run coffee, carrot cake and excellent company in the cafe well made up for it :D Here I am smiling and waving to the camera!
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Shepton Mallet parkrun via Flickr
All in all, a most excellent weekend :D Just a shame it had to be cut short :(

Many thanks to Alasdair for some most excellent hospitality :D

And the new most difficult job on a Xantia?














Getting to the brake switch plug and socket on an LHD V6... It is almost inaccessible in the very top of the pedal box and getting to it and pulling it apart makes doing a 1.9TD clutch clip a walk in the park :twisted: (or a run in a parkrun ;))

It's another upside down in the footwell type of job and you need to be bloody agile and flexible as well as small!

Once again, my little girly hands and fingers came to the rescue... Those and lots of advanced profanity...

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Re: Citrojim's Ka, Skoda, Saxo and Bike Tales

Post by Pug_XUD_KeenAmateur » 18 Mar 2018, 14:02

CitroJim wrote:
18 Mar 2018, 12:47
...upside down in the footwell job and you need to be bloody agile ....girly hands & fingers and lots of advanced profanity...
I can identify with that and I do like the 'Advanced Profanity' wording, cor makes swearing sound almost posh!

I suspect I've not done anything quite as fiddly or, sadly, do I have 'girly fingers' [resists smutty remark, relating to girls & fingers], but I do recall some mild profanity getting the Clutch Cable into its clip.

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Re: Citrojim's Ka, Skoda, Saxo and Bike Tales

Post by CitroJim » 18 Mar 2018, 14:15

Pug_XUD_KeenAmateur wrote:
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but I do recall some mild profanity getting the Clutch Cable into its clip.


:lol: Only mild! That's five spanners-worth of profanity at least!!!

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Re: Citrojim's Ka, Skoda, Saxo and Bike Tales

Post by Stickyfinger » 18 Mar 2018, 14:16

"One Touch" window mode works ....good job Jim :)

Now to run the brake/clutch cut off wire and finish cutting into the cruse loom, put back the carpets/instruments/binnacle/steering wheel/switches and all the other stuff I have ripped out looking for connectors and gaining access!

I stand here shaking at the words that emanated from my footwell yesterday.... shocking in twas !

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Re: Citrojim's Ka, Skoda, Saxo and Bike Tales

Post by bobins » 18 Mar 2018, 14:22

Stickyfinger wrote:
18 Mar 2018, 14:16

I stand here shaking at the words that emanated from my footwell yesterday.... shocking in twas !


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Oooh matron !
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Re: Citrojim's Ka, Skoda, Saxo and Bike Tales

Post by CitroJim » 18 Mar 2018, 15:11

bobins wrote:
18 Mar 2018, 14:22
Stickyfinger wrote:
18 Mar 2018, 14:16

I stand here shaking at the words that emanated from my footwell yesterday.... shocking in twas !



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:rofl2: :rofl2:

I do apologise for offending your sensibilities Alasdair ... The air did turn a shade of blue I must confess :oops:

They do say a good dose of profanity is a good pain killer and and by extension it must relieve stress too... That's my excuse and I'm sticking to it ;)

Great news on the one-touch window mod :D

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Re: Citrojim's Ka, Skoda, Saxo and Bike Tales

Post by Stickyfinger » 18 Mar 2018, 17:36

LOL, I am still getting over it Jim, I think my human rights were abused :)

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Re: Citrojim's Ka, Skoda, Saxo and Bike Tales

Post by CitroJim » 18 Mar 2018, 17:41

Stickyfinger wrote:
18 Mar 2018, 17:36
LOL, I am still getting over it Jim, I think my human rights were abused :)


Does that mean I have a trip to Strasbourg coming up to answer my case in the European Court of Human Rights then?

Just get the summons in before Brexit ;) :lol:

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Re: Citrojim's Ka, Skoda, Saxo and Bike Tales

Post by Stickyfinger » 18 Mar 2018, 17:54

The Hague, Crimes against Ears Court, that was verbal nerve gas !

Do not worry too much, they have Abbot and Corbyn ahead of you and they have 34,567 charges outstanding for spreading bullshit all over a country and 45,679 charges of grooming students.

:)

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Re: Citrojim's Ka, Skoda, Saxo and Bike Tales

Post by CitroJim » 18 Mar 2018, 17:58

Stickyfinger wrote:
18 Mar 2018, 17:54
The Hague, Crimes against Ears Court, that was verbal nerve gas !

Do not worry too much, they have Abbot and Corbyn ahead of you and they have 34,567 charges outstanding for spreading bullshit all over a country and 45,679 charges of grooming students.

:)


:rofl2: :rofl2: :rofl2:

I'm aching from laughing now :D Best giggle I've had all day and I've had a few :)