Citrojim's Saxo and Cycling Tales

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northern_mike wrote:
addo wrote:I thought you'd tell him to embrace the holiday spirit and go for a Brazilian.
I have no response for that.

Nor me.. :lol: :lol:
northern_mike wrote:Last time I went up there was more teabags than you could ever imagine!
There can never be enough tea plus I need to keep normal tea for most of my visitors..

James, you're spot-on. I'm very partial to a cup of Twinings decaff Earl Gray :-D

Mike, be good to see you and the DRK :-D

The karate went well this afternoon. my gi has only a few grass-stains on it and no blood!

We did it in the Italian Garden at Castle Ashby

An absolutely gorgeous place and a lovely afternoon spent. I took the Activa and enjoyed a bit of an extended route back because I was enjoying the car so much despite the humming wheel bearing...

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CitroJim wrote:An absolutely gorgeous place and a lovely afternoon spent. I took the Activa and enjoyed a bit of an extended route back because I was enjoying the car so much despite the humming wheel bearing...
What was it humming? Hall of the Mountain King?

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CitroJim wrote:An absolutely gorgeous place and a lovely afternoon spent. I took the Activa and enjoyed a bit of an extended route back because I was enjoying the car so much despite the humming wheel bearing...
What was it humming? Hall of the Mountain King?
It was humming because it had forgotten the words James :)

The only way to stop it humming is to go round a right-hander and then it's totally silent..

I forget which bearing that indicates is at fault now and my brain is too addled to work it out. Can someone remind me please? Thanks :)

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One would presume it's a left hand bearing, but they're weird things and those humming noises travel in some weird ways.

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It's maybe a humming bird and flying about from side to side :shock: :lol:

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Jim just buy the pair and get them both done as the other will end up doing the same and go for OE so they last a fair while :)

Sent you a text as well about some other bits you may want ;)

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Citro Jim Wrote
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Today is our first public karate demonstration this year at a big fête in the grounds of a stately home... Been practising this for weeks now and pleased to see the weather will be on our side as we're performing on grass. I can't see our pure white gis (uniforms) staying pure white for long though. I reckon they'll be more green and mud by the end oft he afternoon"
is this the pure white gis you were talking about? (ref Castle Ashby)

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CitroJim wrote: I forget which bearing that indicates is at fault now and my brain is too addled to work it out. Can someone remind me please? Thanks :)
you'll have to use my method of detecting which side bearing is noisy Jim, you know the one Sir Richard G likes ( NOT ),

were you jack one front wheel off the ground then spin it up in gear with the engine running :twisted: :-D :wink:

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NewcastleFalcon wrote:
Citro Jim Wrote
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Today is our first public karate demonstration this year at a big fête in the grounds of a stately home... Been practising this for weeks now and pleased to see the weather will be on our side as we're performing on grass. I can't see our pure white gis (uniforms) staying pure white for long though. I reckon they'll be more green and mud by the end oft he afternoon"
is this the pure white gis you were talking about? (ref Castle Ashby)

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A most excellent road trip to Anglesey yesterday and fantastic to see you Paul :D

We went there and back in Chris's 2.5 Estate to collect and ES9 engine and HP20 gearbox. So easy with the estate. Engine and 'box fitted in without even having to drop the rear seats..

The 2.5 was an absolutely lovely ride and a great place to be in on a long trip..

It was a round trip of around 500 miles running on 100% veg all the way...

We also met Will (KP) in a motorway services for an exchange of spares..

Chris's 2.5 is badly in need of a new clutch and it needed a little care and nursing yesterday. We plan to do the clutch next week.. That'll be an experience I'm sure!
NewcastleFalcon wrote: is this the pure white gis you were talking about? (ref Castle Ashby)

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Didn't realise you were there taking pictures of us Neil :lol:
citronut wrote: you'll have to use my method of detecting which side bearing is noisy Jim, you know the one Sir Richard G likes ( NOT ),

were you jack one front wheel off the ground then spin it up in gear with the engine running :twisted: :-D :wink:
I don't know if I'm that brave Malcolm!

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You mean, you plan to start the clutch job next week!

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addo wrote:You mean, you plan to start the clutch job next week!
Indeed, isn't it booked at 25 hours or something :shock:

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addo wrote:You mean, you plan to start the clutch job next week!
Indeed, isn't it booked at 25 hours or something :shock:
Something like that Richard as it's an engine out job and the 2.5 is quite heavily shoe-horned in. I reckon it's going to be a fun job...

Adam, Chris is waiting until he has the replacement clutch in his possession before starting, hence next week :)

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CitroJim wrote:A most excellent road trip to Anglesey yesterday and fantastic to see you Paul :D

We went there and back in Chris's 2.5 Estate to collect and ES9 engine and HP20 gearbox. So easy with the estate. Engine and 'box fitted in without even having to drop the rear seats..

The 2.5 was an absolutely lovely ride and a great place to be in on a long trip..

It was a round trip of around 500 miles running on 100% veg all the way...

We also met Will (KP) in a motorway services for an exchange of spares..

Chris's 2.5 is badly in need of a new clutch and it needed a little care and nursing yesterday. We plan to do the clutch next week.. That'll be an experience I'm sure!
You're not wrong about the clutch! I really did think on that 3 point turn on the hill that the clutch was about to let go!

517 miles covered and the trip tells me I have about 430 left. 2.5's aren't bad really.
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addo wrote:You mean, you plan to start the clutch job next week!
Indeed, isn't it booked at 25 hours or something :shock:
Something like that Richard as it's an engine out job and the 2.5 is quite heavily shoe-horned in. I reckon it's going to be a fun job...

Adam, Chris is waiting until he has the replacement clutch in his possession before starting, hence next week :)
Knowing what spares can be like and companies saying they have stock, i'd far rather wait until the clutch is in my hands.

25 hours! no no no, this is Team WFA who aren't scared of popping an ES9 out. It'll be done in 2 days, one out one in.

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citronut wrote:
CitroJim wrote: I forget which bearing that indicates is at fault now and my brain is too addled to work it out. Can someone remind me please? Thanks :)
you'll have to use my method of detecting which side bearing is noisy Jim, you know the one Sir Richard G likes ( NOT ),

were you jack one front wheel off the ground then spin it up in gear with the engine running :twisted: :-D :wink:
ps.

hand brake off of course #-o :wink: