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Post by CitroJim » 15 Aug 2009, 12:49

Good work Kev :D

You are now a veteran of the dread clutch clip.. Just a heater matrixcreplacement to go and you will then be a complete bona fide Xantia specialist!

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Post by red_dwarfers » 15 Aug 2009, 20:16

Couple of links whilst browsing YouTube:
This one is a sleeping policeman test by John Bently with a Golf, Porsche 4x4 and a 1994 Xantia.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dczypFna-tI

This one is one I've been wanting to watch, the UK version of the other Activa advert. I really can't decide what to think of the yellow stack of cars, the front and sides say early S1 Xantia but the rear and tailgates make me think 405 saloon :?:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x-lF22I1yeY

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Post by Xaccers » 15 Aug 2009, 20:36

Definitely 405's.
That advert got pulled after a single complaint.
Citroen didn't put up that the active suspension wasn't available across the model range.

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Post by andmcit » 15 Aug 2009, 20:38

red_dwarfers wrote:Couple of links whilst browsing YouTube:
This one is a sleeping policeman test by John Bently with a Golf, Porsche 4x4 and a 1994 Xantia.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dczypFna-tI


That's great Kev - missed it first time out on 5th gear too. Thanks for that! :D

ouch:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4onYiIj5 ... re=related

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Post by red_dwarfers » 01 Sep 2009, 22:59

The Xantia clocked over to 200,000 miles today whilst my driving was being observed by my advanced driving tutor :D :lol:

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Post by red_dwarfers » 03 Sep 2009, 18:36

Another fairly good day today. Dropped the car off to our local well trusted garage yesterday for them to do the clutch, pressure plate, fork bushes and diff seal and replace gearbox oil which I all supplied. Phone call this afternoon and all is well and for a quid under £120 :D :D

If I didn't hear about the freaky lightnessness on here, I would have thought that the clutch was broken :shock: Its even lighter than our Mk5 Vauxhall Ashtray :shock: :shock: Its rather hard trying to get used to it as rather than using my built up left leg muscles I've got to be very careful and relearn the takeup :lol:

I asked for the old clutch back, its a Valeo:

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Post by red_dwarfers » 03 Sep 2009, 19:08

My chaps are called Meadowside in Sandford, Crediton, Devon.

Lovely shortish walk/cycle back to the town of Crediton which has regular buses into the main city :)
Its also the birthplace of St. Boniface who I believe created the first decorated fir tree. Or so the myth says :D

It's also worth giving Malcolm "Fingers" Goldberger AKA citronut a PM.

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Post by myglaren » 03 Sep 2009, 23:07

Nearest one to you that I know of is Centreville a hop, skip and jump from the tunnel.
Never used them but have heard good things about them.

Otherwise, give George Fraser a ring at:

"Fraser's"
84 Toward Road,
Hendon,
Sunderland
SR28 8JG.

Phone: 0191 565 9132.

Say I recommended him: Steve Davis.

He did my clutch and flywheel last year.

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Post by admiral51 » 05 Sep 2009, 22:57

Well done Kev on getting the clutch done for what is a great price :D :D

Just one thing left to do and thats correct the following


"200,064 miles and counting
Still on the original clutch...just about" :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Post by red_dwarfers » 06 Sep 2009, 21:22

admiral51 wrote:Just one thing left to do and thats correct the following


"200,064 miles and counting
Still on the original clutch...just about" :lol: :lol: :lol:

Colin


Good point Colin!

and now done :D

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Post by CitroJim » 07 Sep 2009, 06:21

Enjoyed our impromptu meet yesterday Kev :D

Robyn and I popped down to Somerset yesterday to see the folks and on the way back, called into the Haynes Museum in Sparkford to see if I could get a book I was after.

There was a big rally going on..

Just parked up the V6 and who should appear at the door of my car but Kev :lol: :D Excellent!

I got the book I was after: The biography of Harry Ricardo, he of of the Ricardo Comet combustion chamber fame as used in XUDs. He's been described as the high priest of internal combustion engines. Should be a cracking read...

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Post by red_dwarfers » 07 Sep 2009, 13:52

Its a small world ain't it!

It was a rare breeds car show. I only recognised a few but it was great to see all of these weird and wonderfull cars along with a look around the haynes museum.
Though directly comparing the both, its all well and good keeping cars in a room never to be moved again and in near spotless condition but it doesn't really excite me. I would prefer to see cars that maybe have a bit of wear and tear but are being used for what they were intended for. Driving about in :D
Here are some pictures from the day:
A DeLorean DMC-12
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Citroen SM
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Citroen DS
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Sinclair C5
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Audi Quattro in White
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Some kind of V6 Exanter thing :lol:
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Carbug (Red Dwarf prop)
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Rotary engined Mazda - one of only two survivers
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Post by CitroJim » 07 Sep 2009, 16:04

Well, I guess a V6 Xantia qualifies as a rare breed :)

We saw that rotary Mazda on the A303 on our way down in the morning. Wondered what it was at first. It was in stunning condition :D

We also saw a huge number of Trimph Dolomites out and about all converging on Sparkford I guess. Sadly one was broken down in an A303 layby but he was surrounded by other Dolly owners and an AA van; I reckon the Dolly owners enjoy the same sort of camiadrie as we do :D

All in all, yesterday was brilliant for spotting many old,and interesting classic cars :D

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Post by red_dwarfers » 29 Sep 2009, 20:20

Well, the Xantia was treated to a new windscreen yesterday from Phoenix Windscreens at a cost of £115 ex VAT. The scuttle trim came off very easily the chap said, a poor seal the last time it was replaced, though I do agree with him it couldn't have been that bad as I do regularly check under the passenger's footwell and its always been bone dry.
Thats another big job ticked off the list :D
Last 'big job' is the cambelt then its back to all the little niggly bits and pieces!

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Post by Citroenmad » 29 Sep 2009, 21:56

Thats not a bad price Kev, was your screen cracked?

The Xm estate needs a new one, it has two small chips and a crack at the very bottom. So need to find somewhere to fit one soon.

Thats a very good price for your clutch too, im amased at the condition of your old one after 200K miles :D

Chris.