Citrojim's Saxo and Cycling Tales

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Zel, if you ever want to wash my car then do feel free :-D

I'm sure I can repay you in some spannering way :)

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Re: Citrojim's Xantia V6, C1 and Activa Tales

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Hoping to do a bit more on the Activa V6 project this weekend... The engine cam boxes can now come in for some attention now I have a tube of this stuff:

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It's reassuringly expensive but there's some good deals on the 'bay for the stuff...

Hope it's good as I don't want to be doing the job again once the engine is in the car :twisted:

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You don't use the reddish-brown ThreeBond 1207C sealant, then?

If you can scare a bit up to try, you might like it.

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Re: Citrojim's Xantia V6, C1 and Activa Tales

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Looks like good stuff Adam but very similar in specification to the Loctite stuff as far as I can see...

I have the Loctite so I'll stick with it for now...

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Wow, years since I heard of ThreeBond.
Wondering now what I used to use it for.

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Went for a cracking bike ride yesterday..

32.5 miles at an average speed of 15mph and that was over some quite hilly terrain too..

And around 1500 calories burned too!

Here's the detail on Strava:

Due to that ride, much longer than planned but it was such a lovely day, no work was done on the Activa V6 project....

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Currently running around in Sian's Nissan Pixo...

She's left it with me whilst she's at Uni... I like the car a lot...

I've come to the definite conclusion I like small cars as I tend to like everything in small packages... Comes of being a small bloke I guess...

Anyway, gave the Pixo a good clean and spruce-up today and now trying to get to the root of a funny noise Sian has reported... Not heard it yet but I've heard another which I think is a rattly exhaust...

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I did a little bike ride today....

74.5 miles from Central London to well north of Milton Keynes via a very scenic route of almost all back roads...

It was absolutely brilliant and I really enjoyed it...

My bike, the one in my sig, was a complete marvel... Any bike you can sit on for over six hours without getting sore, especially in the bottom area, has got to be brilliant and it is...

Here's the full details on Strava.. See the elevation gain :-D That was riding up over the Chiltern Hills!

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Re: Citrojim's Xantia V6, C1 and Activa Tales

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That's quite a run Jim! Well done!

Good day for it too.

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Yes, weather was just about perfect for it Zel, it was quite warm for an October day and very little wind...

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Re: Citrojim's Xantia V6, C1 and Activa Tales

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:shock: Wow!

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Back to driving the C1 this week following a week in the Pixo :D

The C1 is, by an order of magnitude, the better of the two cars despite their superficial similarity... There is absolutely no contest...

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An absolutely excellent day today :D I ran down to see Dad in the Activa. It's such a lovely drive after the C1 and Pixo and so good for a long trip...

Called in to see Stickyfinger and met his newly acquired Latvian Activa.

We successfully fixed the inoperative keypad immobiliser problem. Both red and green lights were on and the pad (and ECU) would not accept a code and allow an engine start...

Putting the ELIT on the car we were able to enter the keypad ('Coded Anti-Theft Device' in the menu) and read a multitude of faults relating to low power supplies and failed comms with the Engine ECU... Once all the faults were cleared, normal service was resumed :D

That's a first as in all the past times I've tried to access the keypad with a Lexia it has not worked... First time with an ELIT though...

This will not help at all in case of a lost/unknown PIN though...

A great day all-round...

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Re: Citrojim's Xantia V6, C1 and Activa Tales

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Don't EVER get rid of that ELIT!!! Now it is known that it can help with the keypads, you are going to have a motorway beaten to your door!

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Re: Citrojim's Xantia V6, C1 and Activa Tales

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Ditto that buddy.....enjoy the pickled cucumber, I do hop its OK, you never know with home-made..........some pickled eggs next time .....risky for your co-driver :)