Admiral51 Citroen Adventures

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admiral51
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Re: Admiral51 Citroen Adventures

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Yes i do Jim, it seems i bought an awful lot of spares well before Christmas and the main part of the sale was the fans.
I know it goes against the norm for me and most of the long term members but i just do not have the time to do the jobs these days, ok electrics have never been my strong point but i have dabbled in the past and can sort it out and with the help from everyone here i know the problem, fixing it is another issue lol.
I needed to get the C5 topped up with Eolys fluid this week, happy to do it, reset the system with Lexia but i had to pay for the fluid regardless, so i paid someone £38 in labour to do the job for me, i reset the counter so saved a bit of cash, but £38 is worth spending when it would have taken me minimum of 2 hours getting the fluid, jacking the car up , risking getting it wrong, i am now old enough to think about my time/money and i what i can do with my time :)

admiral51
Donor 2019
Posts: 2247
Joined: 24 May 2007, 10:11
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Re: Admiral51 Citroen Adventures

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It seems that with the current Covid situation my good lady will still be unable to work until the end of March at the earliest, so the Xantia is being used maybe 2 or 3 times a week for short shopping trips, £20 worth of fuel has lasted since 2nd week of January and has done approx 20 miles so saving a little bit.
The Xantia is provisionally booked in for the battery lead replacement in early April as i have booked the Easter week off ( not stupid 4 days holiday gives me 2 weekends and 2 bank holidays gives me 10 days off :) )
The same time the headlight relay mod will be done along with a full coolant flush and change and the replacement of both cooling fans.
Will take pics of the old leads once they have been removed to show how well or not they have lasted over the last 20 years.
I guess it is not PC but Covid has actually helped me out with being able to lay the Xantia up for a few months, yes will cost us best part of £3k in self employed lost wages until then but the Xantia has been rested :lol: