Citrojim's AX, Pixo, C3, Running and Cycling Tales

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It being a gorgeous sunny day here, I took the opportunity to give Polly a pre-M0T as she's due next month...

Absolutely nothing to report. She's fine in all areas :D
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My rattle gun makes it so easy to undo wheel studs :) The front wheels were well stuck due to a bit of corrosion on their centres and needed a few soft-faced mallet taps to release them. No such problem in the future as I've cleaned up and put a bit of anti-seize where needed...

The rears were no problem as they had already been treated to some anti-seize.
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Diagnostics tell me she's regenerating her DPF around every 500 miles...

I checked my rear brake pads as the main dealer told me they were 60% worn at the last service. They were talking bollocks, as they were with the suspected urea injection fault :twisted:
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Speaking of urea, the tank is bigger than I'd have expected... I worry that it's very exposed and vulnerable...
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I ran up Bluebell whilst running diagnostics on Polly and she's fine too... Not a spot of coolant used since last time... She was a bit naughty though, she set the garage smoke detector off :lol: She produces just a little puff of blue smoke when she first starts from cold and that was enough!

After all that, I couldn't waste the lovely sunshine still remaining so I went for a brisk bike ride - more useful duathlon training :D
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Due eye spy a battery powered tool?? I won't mention the trolley jack which is the only visible support for the vehicle, I'm sure you moved the wheel/timber from underneath Polly for photo purposes only...
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Jim uses skyhooks. Not visible in the photo.
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Your right, I completely forgot Jim was a trapeze artist as well as doing Parkruns, cycling, semi pro go karting, owner of a blue TARDIS called bluebell which got him the 300hundred year old bearings and writing articles for the Citroeneon. I've probably missed something out..... I forgot Flapjack connoisseur.....
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Yes, it's my DeWalt rattle gun Ryan. A brilliant little tool...

No stands and jack only as I was not going under the car. Just slipped the wheel off to check the stuff behind it... Had the jack started to sink or failed, be sure I was nowhere near any risk ;)

Now if I was venturing underneath stands would have been used.

Be happy I know what I'm doing Ryan. I've been around cars all my life and over 20 of those include hydraulic Citroens. I'm still here, uninjured and unscathed - mostly ;)
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Accidents aren't planned Jim, safety first. Would you advise your method to others....
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Rp0thejester wrote: 12 Feb 2024, 19:21 Accidents aren't planned Jim, safety first. Would you advise your method to others....
As I say Ryan. I know what I'm doing :)
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Rp0thejester wrote: 12 Feb 2024, 16:58 Your right, I completely forgot Jim was a trapeze artist as well as doing Parkruns, cycling, semi pro go karting, owner of a blue TARDIS called bluebell which got him the 300hundred year old bearings and writing articles for the Citroeneon. I've probably missed something out..... I forgot Flapjack connoisseur.....
Yep, that's an accurate and succinct bio :lol: Love it :-D 8-)
myglaren wrote: 12 Feb 2024, 16:37 Jim uses skyhooks. Not visible in the photo.
Yes, had them since my apprentice days... They're brilliant! Got them at the same time I got my long stand, glass hammer and tin of tartan paint ;)
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I used to set up Hitchin market stalls before going to school and also did weekends. I was once sent to get black and white hair gel....so I did....
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Nice one Ryan :lol:
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Polly's MoT is now booked :D I called into the garage during my morning run...

Soon off out on the bike with friends to one of my fave spots - Salcey Forest :D

Ryan, with safety at the forefront, I will be wearing my helmet, my DRLs will be on, I'll have my video camera running at all times and my rear-view radar will be active ;)
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Were you running late Jim or does your garage open at the crack of dawn?
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mickthemaverick wrote: 13 Feb 2024, 10:39 Were you running late Jim or does your garage open at the crack of dawn?
She doesn't work Tuesday's :roll:
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Skull wrote: 13 Feb 2024, 11:00
mickthemaverick wrote: 13 Feb 2024, 10:39 Were you running late Jim or does your garage open at the crack of dawn?
She doesn't work Tuesday's :roll:
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mickthemaverick wrote: 13 Feb 2024, 10:39 Were you running late Jim or does your garage open at the crack of dawn?
Tuesday is my shopping morning and after a stack of parkrun admin I was indeed running a bit late but deliberately delayed my run so as to catch the garage as it opened. All carefully planned ;)

An excellent bike ride up to the Forest today in the most excellent of company :D And good training for Sunday in that it rained continually for the whole 30 miles; weather I fully expect to have for the duathlon. it'll be unusual if it's nice and fine... It rarely has been in the past history of this event :D

But we duathletes are made of tough stuff... Never has a bit if wind, rain and mud ever bothered us :)
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CitroJim wrote: 13 Feb 2024, 15:39
But we duathletes are made of tough stuff... Never has a bit if wind, rain and mud ever bothered us :)
I used to be a pentathlete, football, cricket, golf, tenpin bowling and table tennis. (Ignoring the motorsports) But as you get older you gain extra things along the way which tend to reduce your abilities. The worst thing I have gained is a letter 'S'. :
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