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Post by fatherjack2002 » 24 Apr 2010, 00:40

Hi, ( hesitantly looking round the door to see who's around :oops: ), i don't know if this is an introduction or re-introduction ?, both i suppose, firstly i would like to say hi (again ) to the members i know from previous, and hi to the members to whom i've never met , and have joined since my last posting here .

This is feels very difficult to post a message after being away as long as this , the longer time away , the harder it was getting myself into gear to type this message , and reacquaint ones self with people , especially when my exile has been self inflicted.

The last 12 months haven't been the best for me , briefly ( in order) long term un-employment, followed by relationship breakdown , house becoming repossessed, having nervous breakdown , and finally losing the house and becoming homeless , have resulted in my absence from the forum ( and life ) for the above time , ok no tears or hankies LOL :lol: :lol: :lol: ( my sh*t / my probs ) .

So anyway here i am again, hopefully back with a fresh outlook on life and things, i'm working again, and i've now got a roof over my head , and the old faithful VSX is still with me ( hotel Xantia for a while , living in a car park ), the "old girl " hasn't taken too kindly to all the shenanigans,or being neglected over the time , she is ( just) hanging on in , albeit looking a little worse for wear mechanically and bodily , but still there with me !!.

First job (and request for pump ) is to replace the power steering pump , as its leaking at an alarming rate at present, other ( neglected ) tasks are the rear H/C ,( i never got it done Citrojim , but the temp repair is still working !!), rear spheres , and timing belt, that's just for starters !!, how i can justify this on a 1995 Xantia i don't know ? , but it's the "devil you know /etc /etc", syndrome kicking in .

So................ now i feel a lot better putting pen to paper ( so to speak )................... , hopefully i'll be adding comments/requests and posts as i get back in the swing of things .

My first post is in the "wanted " section, sorry for barging straight in , but has "Fatherjack" ever been known for his politeness ????????? :twisted: :twisted:

...............Regards Paul (fatherjack)

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Post by myglaren » 24 Apr 2010, 01:18

Welcome back Paul.
Sorry to hear of your misfortunes and pleased they are behind you now.

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Post by CitroJim » 24 Apr 2010, 09:26

Hi Paul :D :D :D

Welcome back! I know precisely what you've just gone through as that was me, almost exactly precisely 10 years ago. Good to see you've found a glow of light at the end of the tunnel and I can tell you in all certainty, that light just grows stronger and stronger as the days go by. Very soon you'll be out in the full sunlight, blinking a bit perhaps and all the past will be firmly behind you..

I had two nervous breakdowns between 1997 and 2002. The doctors said I needed to do something like basket weaving to take my mind of things and give me a focus. I took up French cars; the rest is history :twisted: :roll: :lol:

Your old V6 is still going strong 10.000 miles later :D

Where's your pump leaking from Paul? Is it from the 19mm hexagon below the outlet union to the pressure regulator?

I'm sure one of us can help...

Again, welcome back!

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Post by admiral51 » 24 Apr 2010, 09:42

Welcome back Paul

Glad to see you have emerged from the tunnel of misfortune with that wonderful "Father Jack" sense of perspective :lol:


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Post by red_dwarfers » 25 Apr 2010, 18:07

Welcome back Paul!

I just finished doing my timing belt literally 2 hours ago, not too back a job really apart from the cam belt covers and the crankshaft pulley depending on how tight it was done up last time.