Citrojim's Saxo and Cycling Tales

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Chris570 wrote:Re the map sensor the plug looked in good order but the wiring is obviously round the back of the engine so easily touched while lifting the engine.... Was it short to earth?
I had a look at it this morning and all looks good although the final tails of the loom to the sensor plug are quite hard and brittle. Northing’s trapped and after re-making the other plug in the loom that carries the MAP wires all has been good. If it does re-occur I reckon a re-wire may be in order... It's not a difficult job at all and Chris, I'll show you tomorrow...

Washed both V6s today. Waste of time really with my neighbour laying a new block-paving drive. Both cars are now liberally covered in dust :twisted:

Really looking forward to tomorrow and picking up the XM :-D

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CitroJim wrote:
Really looking forward to tomorrow and picking up the XM :-D
No doubt just as much as I'm looking forward to getting the V6 Xantia 8-)

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I go away for a week . . . :roll: . . 'might explain why your phone was busy for hours this afternoon :!:
Gonna pop round in your new motor then :?:
Mmmm - black 8-)

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PavlosV6 wrote: Gonna pop round in your new motor then :?:
Yep, I will Paul, I'll give you a bell. Anyway, the BP opposite your gaff is one of the few in MK that sells gas. I reckon by then it'll be ready for a top-up. That'll be an experience - never filled a car with gas before. How do you do it? How do you know when the tank is full? Chris, you must explain as I don't want to look a total wally first time I fill her :lol:

Reason I wasn't around yesterday afternoon was because I was up at Val's struggling with her naffing BT Internet and a duff installation of McAfee NetProtect following (allegedly) the release of a duff DAT. I hate Windows Vista, I hate BT Internet and above all I hate McAfee. Really I just hate computers with a passion unless they're running Linux...

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It shuts off when the tank is full, or you can manually stop it beforehand - either by unscrewing the filler hose from the tank inlet or operating the manual stop on the pump.

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CitroJim wrote: Reason I wasn't around yesterday afternoon was because I was up at Val's struggling with her naffing BT Internet and a duff installation of McAfee NetProtect following (allegedly) the release of a duff DAT. I hate Windows Vista, I hate BT Internet and above all I hate McAfee. Really I just hate computers with a passion unless they're running Linux...
Well, you do have 3 of the worst incantations of product ever to hit the market there in Vista, McAfee and BT Internet...

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Nothing wrong with Vista

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addo wrote:It shuts off when the tank is full, or you can manually stop it beforehand - either by unscrewing the filler hose from the tank inlet or operating the manual stop on the pump.
Quite right, although my filler on the Jeep I had was a clip on, rather than screw on one. I think most are like that in the UK. I had a little adaptor thing I used to carry around with me. Jim, it's also slower than petrol or diesel to fill, so don't do it if you are in a rush!

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Xac wrote:Nothing wrong with Vista
In the 22 years I've worked or studied IT, it's the worst, most unreliable, buggy OS I've ever come across. It was so bad, that despite apparently being a major improvement over XP, nearly all businesses and corporations I was involved with simply missed it out, preparing to stick with something that worked. All of those made the jump to Win 7, and had made the jump from 3.1 to 95, then from 95 to XP, yet didn't go to Vista. Why was that? Microsoft and their fanbois will have you believe it was program incompatibility. We're running apps originally designed for 98 and XP on 7 quite happily.

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Jim with his new toy: :lol:
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I hope you had a good trip back with the Prestige Jim and that your happy with it?

The Xantia V6 is superb, what an engine! 8-)

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Citroenmad wrote:
The Xantia V6 is superb, what an engine! 8-)
I've not driven it, but I've heard it burbling up and down the road when Jim called in, and it sounds fantastic :-)

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Citroenmad wrote: I hope you had a good trip back with the Prestige Jim and that your happy with it?
Had an excellent trip back Chris :-D Very relaxed and a very serene waft 8-) Had to remind myself a couple of times it did not have the power of the V6 nor the intelligent (ish) gearbox :lol: :lol: It goes well though, I must say. Well on a par with any standard TCT I've driven. Comfort is marvellous :P

Done my first LPG fill too :) That went smoothly indeed and thanks for the tip about putting her on high first!!! £18 to fill the tank from one bar. Loving it 8-)

Delighted you are happy with New Old V6 Chris :-D All-round an excellent day indeed...

Now to rest awhile...

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Thanks for all the tips on LPG filling :) The pump had them fairly clearly although getting that bayonet home takes a bit of fiddling and getting it off again too. My thumb ached holding the button in and had to change thumbs half-way through filling :roll:

Whilst I didn’t make a wally of myself doing the actual fill I did in the shop. I couldn't work out how to get to the till to pay and then got confused as the LPG pump didn't have a number on it...

When I arrived in the rendezvous Chris and I had set up, in the grounds of Conisbrough Castle near Doncaster, a Fiat Cinquecento was there having its rear brakes overhauled :roll: I got nattering to the old boy and he explained he always does his work in that little car park as if he tries at home the local kids run off with his tools....

I was quite shocked...

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Citroenmad wrote:
The Xantia V6 is superb, what an engine! 8-)
Amen to that :-D

There is a school of thought that S1 V6s are a bit more lively than S2s. Possibly a controversial subject but worth throwing open.

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Why do you fill with gas on high :?:

Pleased for both of you that each has a new car that is a delight.
PavlosV6 wrote: There is a school of thought that S1 V6s are a bit more lively than S2s. Possibly a controversial subject but worth throwing open.
Is one the PSV and the other the PSA version of the V6?