Xac's adventures with Cassy (and friends + wife)

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Post by Xaccers » 20 Jun 2011, 20:46

red_dwarfers wrote:Wooo!

I couldn't get too excited when RUNN passed 200k as my rather serious advanced driving tutor was sitting next to me while he was listening to my commentary driving :lol:
"Child riding BMX on left hand pavement, red van backing out of drive, zebra crossing 300 yds, Yipeee! 200K!!! OAP rollerskating in middle of road..." :D


Thankfully she's running lovely as it looks like I'll be going to St Asaphs via central London on the 30th and back to MK on the 1st *joy*

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Post by Xaccers » 25 Jun 2011, 21:11

Danielle and I had originally planned to take her parents to Wipsnade Zoo today, but as she didn't sleep well (airbeds which wobble like jelly and try to throw you off them) and the weather was bad, we swapped it with tomorrow and I gave Jim a call in the off chance we could work on Juliet.
He was free so I headed over to GSF and picked up a new battery and brake pads (large ones).
When we took the front wheels off we discovered that despite her RP number being after the change to the larger front brakes, she had the same as MK1 Activas.
All was not lost as they could be used in a V6, so Jim took them off my hands and swapped them for a pair of vetec pads of the right shape and size.
My piston wind back tool came into it's own and made the job a doddle.
With the new pads fitted, I set to work replacing her rear bumper while Jim fitted the larger screen wash bottle for the headlight sprays.
Juliet looks so much better with an uncracked bumper on her :D

So all that's left to do is replace the passenger door and replace the fuel filter, buy some tax, fit two new tyres, then it's off to Finmere to adjust the roll and height.

Then a thorough vallet for the national :D

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Post by CitroJim » 25 Jun 2011, 21:28

Xac wrote: Then a thorough vallet for the national :D
She'll buff up a treat Xac :D :D :D

And right now she has some very clean headlights :lol:

I noticed how much better she looked with her new bumper when I returned from Tesco this evening 8-)

A most enjoyable day indeed :D

Just to add to Xac's findings on the pads, the changeover according to Citroen.Service was RP8001. Juliet is RP8079.

On the headlamp washers, despite not being fitted originally, all the wiring was present. All that was necessary was to swap the washer bottle for the big one, connect the headlamp washer pump and level sensor and plug in the special pink relay into the vacant base in the engine bay fuse box.

We tried to swap washer bottles without removing the front bumper. The old small one came out OK but the big one demanded the bumper to at least be partially removed for fitting. It only just fits... I never realised they hold around 8 litres of screenwash...

The old washer bottle mounting bolts had been bodged at some time and were immovable with spanners. They soon succumbed to my enormous pair of bolt croppers though :lol:

I love watching the headlamp washers working, they still delight in how they rise up from the bumper and direct copious amounts of water at high pressure all over the headlights :D :D :D

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Post by Xaccers » 25 Jun 2011, 21:57

Juliet was "born" 22nd December 1998 according to the Android app I have that translates the RP number.

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Post by Xaccers » 03 Jul 2011, 20:03

Juliet's back home, she drives lovely :D

Just need to swap the ns wing, door, fuel filter, tweak the height and roll, and treat a rust patch and she'll be ready to go for sale.

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Post by CitroJim » 03 Jul 2011, 20:11

Xac wrote:Juliet's back home, she drives lovely :D
That's great news Xac :D Excellent!

Looking forward to getting her up on the tank ramp and getting her heights and levels properly sorted - she'll feel a bit better then...

I so badly need a ramp :roll:

I should never have cut my fingernails today. I might have managed the fuel filter then :lol: If you can't do it either, get hold of Toby - he knows the secret :wink:

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Post by Xaccers » 03 Jul 2011, 20:20

Pull up the paving slabs along the middle of your drive, dig out the ground, build walls to sure up the walls of the pit and it will also give you something to rest the slabs back on or steel sheets.
Voila! One pit made for next to nothing :)

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Post by CitroJim » 03 Jul 2011, 20:35

Good idea :D Maybe we can have a pit digging party....

Must think of how to close it off safely though, otherwise it'll get full of cats :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Post by Xaccers » 03 Jul 2011, 21:59

Pit digging party sounds like a good idea, bbq in the back, plenty of fluids for everyone, and plenty of people to take turns digging.

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Post by DickieG » 03 Jul 2011, 22:26

With the way my back is ATM I'll volunteer for being in charge of the BBQ!

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Post by Xaccers » 03 Jul 2011, 22:39

DickieG wrote:With the way my back is ATM I'll volunteer for being in charge of the BBQ!
How about with your feet up on a sun lounger, cold drink in hand, supervising your minions as they do the bbq? :)

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Post by DickieG » 03 Jul 2011, 22:42

Xac wrote:
DickieG wrote:With the way my back is ATM I'll volunteer for being in charge of the BBQ!
How about with your feet up on a sun lounger, cold drink in hand, supervising your minions as they do the bbq? :)
Better still :lol:

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Post by DickieG » 03 Jul 2011, 23:39

If Jim was going to build one outside it'd need a huge bilge pump or he'd suffer the risk of drowning when working in the rain!

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Post by Xaccers » 03 Jul 2011, 23:43

Just read on a 4x4 forum about someone who had a pit dug by a builder, who tried to fit the waterproof membrane twice, gave up and built it without.
Consiquently it filles up with 10 inches of water every 24 hours and he's now left to work out how to waterproof it himself.

We'll just get Jim some waders, problem sorted.