Citrojim's Saxo and Cycling Tales

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Re: Citrojim's Xantia and XM Tales

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SO a job that could be without removing the box then Jim just by taking the end cover plate off?

Was the reason it got totally stripped cos you just like to take things apart ;)

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I think Jim likes the bit that defeats the rest of us - putting it back together so it still works :)

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Technically Will, you could swap the whole gearset and diff over without removing the 'box from the car...

Not that I'd like to though...
KP wrote: Was the reason it got totally stripped cos you just like to take things apart ;)
Yes, I do like that aspect but there was a reason which is not for me to say at this precise moment. Maybe another member of Team WFA can elaborate... :wink:
myglaren wrote:I think Jim likes the bit that defeats the rest of us - putting it back together so it still works :)
I can do that as well :-D

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CitroJim wrote:
myglaren wrote:I think Jim likes the bit that defeats the rest of us - putting it back together so it still works :)
I can do that as well :-D
and for my next trick
blind folded, both hands tied behind his back and in the dark, with a full moon :rofl2: =D> =D> =D> :-D :wink:

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I'm not that good Malcolm, blindfold possibly but I do need my hands....

I was thinking of doing a photo-strip of the ML5 but as they're so reliable it's likely a waste of time. If anyone wants one though, shout...

Today, as it was such a gorgeous day, we gave Robyn's little 207 a badly needed service. The oil had been in there for nearly 20,000 miles and it was in an awful state. The plugs were so worn the gaps could have accommodated a double-decker bus but apart from that it was not too bad. These 20,000 mile services seem far too distant to me.

Robyn had a few instances of the engine cutting out on approach to roundabouts and so on. We had the Lexia (Pug Planet) onto it and re-initialised the engine ECU to recalibrate the auto-adaptives which mainly sets up the correct idle and overrun fuel cut-off. I'm hoping that fixed it as Robyn finds it a little scary at times and tomorrow she's off to Oxford for a University interview at Brooks. She's looking to do a nursing degree.

I've decided, after yet another drive of it yesterday, to keep the XM..

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Now why is that not a surprise? What you need is a good barn to keep the fleet dry, with space enough for a well equipped maintenance workshop.

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Hell Razor5543 wrote:Now why is that not a surprise?
That's XMs for you :roll: They have that effect...
Hell Razor5543 wrote:What you need is a good barn to keep the fleet dry, with space enough for a well equipped maintenance workshop.
Exactly James :-D That is my wish and my want. Realising it around here is now easy..

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CitroJim wrote:I'm not that good Malcolm, blindfold possibly but I do need my hands....

I was thinking of doing a photo-strip of the ML5 but as they're so reliable it's likely a waste of time. If anyone wants one though, shout...

Today, as it was such a gorgeous day, we gave Robyn's little 207 a badly needed service. The oil had been in there for nearly 20,000 miles and it was in an awful state. The plugs were so worn the gaps could have accommodated a double-decker bus but apart from that it was not too bad. These 20,000 mile services seem far too distant to me.

Robyn had a few instances of the engine cutting out on approach to roundabouts and so on. We had the Lexia (Pug Planet) onto it and re-initialised the engine ECU to recalibrate the auto-adaptives which mainly sets up the correct idle and overrun fuel cut-off. I'm hoping that fixed it as Robyn finds it a little scary at times and tomorrow she's off to Oxford for a University interview at Brooks. She's looking to do a nursing degree.

I've decided, after yet another drive of it yesterday, to keep the XM..
That sounds like a productive day Jim. Those 20K service intervals don't sit well with me, no doubt by then there is more fuel than oil in the sump. A recipe for disaster with a 1.4/1.6HDi.

Excellent, I thought you might find it difficult to let the XM go to a new home.

I'm so tempted by an XM and have been hankering after one since we did the XM/Xantia swap but really since our XM estate went. I keep seeing Matthews gorgeous TCT adverts too 8-) That red SEi would suit me perfectly

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SEE ME NEW Blog chris....

Wanna buy an 2.1 D auto hatch, that will be SED fied when finished??? :rofl2: :rofl2: :rofl2:

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I'd switch Robyn's car to a 10k service interval Jim if you want it to last as the first thing to warn you it's going to die is going to be a dying turbo, then injectors, then before you know it compression goes on one pot...

10k is the way forward for them and if you know someone with an xud Bosch they can use the waste oil to run it :)

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KP wrote:I'd switch Robyn's car to a 10k service interval Jim if you want it to last as the first thing to warn you it's going to die is going to be a dying turbo, then injectors, then before you know it compression goes on one pot...

10k is the way forward for them and if you know someone with an xud Bosch they can use the waste oil to run it :)

Its petrol Will, NOT DERV... ;-)

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Re: Citrojim's Xantia and XM Tales

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Ahhh sounded like a diesel from a precious comment and I missed the plugs bit! Doh!!!

Still, 20k... Some cars only cover 30k in their lives lol!

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It'll be a lot less than that Will. As Paul says, it's a 1.4 petrol and does nearly the same miles to the gallon as my V6...

I'll now bring it into a 6,000 mile service schedule...

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CitroJim wrote:It'll be a lot less than that Will. As Paul says, it's a 1.4 petrol and does nearly the same miles to the gallon as my V6...

I'll now bring it into a 6,000 mile service schedule...
The WFA standard

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CitroJim wrote:It'll be a lot less than that Will. As Paul says, it's a 1.4 petrol and does nearly the same miles to the gallon as my V6...

I'll now bring it into a 6,000 mile service schedule...
Same motor in that 306 I look after *is* meant on a 6,000 mile schedule. The counter goes back to 6,000 when I reset it.

Funny how the same motor can suddenly do 20k. Having said that, the oil never really gets dirty after 6, 000. Maybe 9,000 would be ok?