Citrojim's Saxo and Cycling Tales

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Re: Citrojim's Xantia and XM Tales

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i live at the back of a small square, so you'd think you would be closer to your neighbors,

but most of them dont give a T*O*S*S about the law or anyone else :( :evil: :x ,

then most evenings there are between 5 to 15 testosterone charged youths causing all kinds of problems, usually deliberately getting in the way of cars coming and going in and out of the road,

and Plod cant do a thing or it certainly seems that way

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You need some Australian coppers. (Also known as "How to defend yourself against a man armed with biscuits"...)

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addo wrote:You need some Australian coppers. (Also known as "How to defend yourself against a man armed with biscuits"...)
crumbs Adam thats a bit extreme :shock: :-D :wink:

i think in the UK the prob is the Ester Ransids ( do gooders )and politicians stopping the police doing there job

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Ay up!

There is also the fact that there aren't enough coppers to begin with and this, with the cuts to come, will only get worse.

Oh, for the days of the village copper on his bike who knew everyone and was always ready to dispense a clip round the ear'ole. Plus parents who, if we came home whinging would give us two. One for doing it and one for getting caught!

This coulld explain the size differential between my ears.....

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Xantianut wrote: Oh, for the days of the village copper on his bike who knew everyone and was always ready to dispense a clip round the ear'ole. Plus parents who, if we came home whinging would give us two. One for doing it and one for getting caught!
Worked for us :) We lived in perpetual fear of our local copper. Even when he paid his routine visits to school to talk to us as a whole class we all trembled in our chairs...

He was actually a very decent and very kind bloke and he never actually did anything to justify our terror of him. Just being a copper and the implied threat of terrible retribution was enough...

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Need more cops like Deryck Guyler IMHO.

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Proud of myself today :-D Managed to remove the de-cat pipe on the XM and get the replacement cat nearly fitted. Luckily the de-cat pipe was not fitted properly, having no proper spring mount at the manifold end, and this made it easier as it was just held on with two 13mm bolts, nuts and several million washers :twisted:

Work was interrupted when Chris570 called me and after my confession of what I'd been up to he told me i was a very naughty boy, was to stop immediately and he'd be along in the morning to finish up :-D Good old Chris!

So, on successful completion of that job the XM can go for an MOT next week [-o<

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CitroJim wrote:Proud of myself today :-D Managed to remove the de-cat pipe on the XM and get the replacement cat nearly fitted. Luckily the de-cat pipe was not fitted properly, having no proper spring mount at the manifold end, and this made it easier as it was just held on with two 13mm bolts, nuts and several million washers :twisted:

Work was interrupted when Chris570 called me and after my confession of what I'd been up to he told me i was a very naughty boy, was to stop immediately and he'd be along in the morning to finish up :-D Good old Chris!

So, on successful completion of that job the XM can go for an MOT next week [-o<

so you took notice and went in doors and put your feet up with a :teabag: :teabag: :teabag: :teabag: ,
like a good little boy :-D :roll: :lol: :wink:

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Jim, that sounds like an awful lot of work for you! 8-[ I bet you feel better having it started the replacement job though. :)

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citronut wrote: so you took notice and went in doors and put your feet up with a :teabag: :teabag: :teabag: :teabag: ,
like a good little boy :-D :roll: :lol: :wink:
That's exactly what I did Malcolm :-D Chris was a lifesaver really else I know I'd have carried on. He's saved the day and tomorrow!!!
Citroenmad wrote: I bet you feel better having it started the replacement job though. :)
Oh yes, I do Chris :-D I have to do these things just to prove to myself I can...

The XM registration document turned up today :-D Good old Swansea!!!

Just got back from Tesco. Took the V6 :-D Must hacve a look at the front brakes as I can hear a faint scraping. Also the indicator stalk is playing up and making the indicator relay tick rapidly for a second or two when the indicators cancel. These bloody Xantias - nothing but trouble :twisted: :lol: :lol: :lol:

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So you finally got your V5, I wonder who has your other one :lol:
CitroJim wrote: Just got back from Tesco. Took the V6 :-D Must hacve a look at the front brakes as I can hear a faint scraping. Also the indicator stalk is playing up and making the indicator relay tick rapidly for a second or two when the indicators cancel. These bloody Xantias - nothing but trouble :twisted: :lol: :lol: :lol:
My Activa started doing this earlier in the year, it got worse quickly and could almost not be driven without the relay clicking. I fitted a new stalk. Your Xantias are feeling neglected you see :lol:

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Citroenmad wrote:Your Xantias are feeling neglected you see :lol:
I know :oops: I must give them some love. My Activa has seen more than the V6 recently and it's showing. Bar that, she's running a treat but you know I just can't get as comfy in the V6 seat as I can the XM seat...

Seeing as the whole of my road knows me and my Citroen affliction I can only assume the original document went to one of the non-existent numbers in the road. Had it gone to a live number I'm sure I'd have seen it by now...

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All the best for the MoT Jim!

Well done Chris!

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red_dwarfers wrote: Well done Chris!
And well done Liam as well :-D Both came round to attend the beast and..

She now has a cat and oxygen seneor :-D It was a bit of a task as the cat I had, originally from an Activa, turned out to be two inches too short... That was fixed by welding an extension onto it by taking a bit from the old de-cat pipe. I fired up the arc (stick) welder and did less than a half decent job due to lack of skill and practice but it's good enough. Well, it's not fallen apart (yet!)

There's still a bit of a blow somewhere in the exhaust but less than it was :) We've given up on trying as it's hellishly difficult to do lying under the car so when she goes in for MOT I'll ask them to do the necessary as part of the MOT.

We watched the oxygen sensor on both gas and petrol after clearing the permanent fault relating to the previously non-existent oxygen sensor and after a bit saw it nicely ranging from low to high on the ELIT :-D

An intermittent fault was also noted on the knock sensor but a wiggle of its plug seems to have cured that one.

A road test shows she runs lovely and an annoying stumble on gas when on the over-run or very light throttle has now gone and she's quieter :-D Excellent!

Now to get her booked in for MOT and final sorting of the exhaust leaks.

Huge thanks to Chris and Liam for all their hard work today =D> :-D

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Re: Citrojim's Xantia and XM Tales

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Damn, Jim you realise I'm searching for a decent genuine Activa cat and have an Xm TCT spare!!