Citrojim's Saxo and Cycling Tales

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You'll love the 2.5 jim :)

Mines getting between 45-60+ mpg and is responding well to veggie :)

Get the coolant changed ASAP as they are known to eat radiators and this may well help stave it off!

Also the purflux filter is a pita and if possible best to replace it with another unit.

Does it have aircon?
For the radio you can update to almost any new radio as it uses ISO connectors :)

Clean the exhaust off with a steam washer and see how rusty it is and treat if possible as they are big old units!

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Fair dos on FB. Same applies to forums as far as I'm concerned. It's all about measure. I have that.. Also with FB I can keep up with a few friends I'd not be able to keep in touch with otherwise.

I also learn a lot about the kids I'd not know otherwise :twisted:

Will, no, luckily the 2.5 does not have aircon :-D

Chris tried to repair the parking brake release this weekend by soldering. It lasted about fifteen releases. We have a brand-new cable, just a case of having the dash out to fit it...

I now have a MIG welder in my workshop. More on that later...

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CitroJim wrote:Fair dos on FB. Same applies to forums as far as I'm concerned. It's all about measure. I have that.. Also with FB I can keep up with a few friends I'd not be able to keep in touch with otherwise.

I also learn a lot about the kids I'd not know otherwise :twisted:

Will, no, luckily the 2.5 does not have aircon :-D

Chris tried to repair the parking brake release this weekend by soldering. It lasted about fifteen releases. We have a brand-new cable, just a case of having the dash out to fit it...

I now have a MIG welder in my workshop. More on that later...
In fairness I only soldered it to prove you could ;)

I have another pikey repair up my sleeve, should last until the weather is warm enough to remove the dash.

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CitroJim wrote:I also learn a lot about the kids I'd not know otherwise :twisted:
That's why every parent should be on FB, and have some of their kid's friends as friends.

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Xac wrote:
CitroJim wrote:I also learn a lot about the kids I'd not know otherwise :twisted:
That's why every parent should be on FB, and have some of their kid's friends as friends.
I disagree. We all appear to have done reasonably well without our parents knowing our every last move..

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I agree with you; parents don't have a right to know. True respect is earned, and information will form part of a reciprocal currency.

Besides, I once endured something like that "...Er Mum, this is Judith" scene from Life of Brian which could have easily been averted by a parent not convincing themselves they needed to know exactly where I was and what I was doing! So I speak from experience. :P

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welsh tart?

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But how else are you supposed to gain a back catalogue of embarrassing moments to share with your kid's partners or to bring up during wedding speaches? :)
Likewise, on a more serious note, there have been several suicides that could have been prevented if their parents had known more of what was happening in their children's online lives.

addo wrote:Besides, I once endured something like that "...Er Mum, this is Judith" scene from Life of Brian which could have easily been averted by a parent not convincing themselves they needed to know exactly where I was and what I was doing! So I speak from experience. :P
Well you are a Red Sea pedestrian aren't you? :)

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It got me endless (good natured) subsequent taunts of "Yiddish mama" from the woman involved. :lol:

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3000 posts!

Store bought bread is nicer than homemade bread.
Linux sucks, Windows 8.1 rules.
The Archers are boring.
Wiring electrovalves up to a switched 12v feed is just fine.

*sits and waits*

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Chris570 wrote:3000 posts!

Store bought bread is nicer than homemade bread.
Linux sucks, Windows 8.1 rules.
The Archers are boring.
Wiring electrovalves up to a switched 12v feed is just fine.

*sits and waits*
I agree with most of that.

I would defend The Archers. I don't listen to it very often, but when I do - usually when stuck in a traffic jam and without other options, I find it draws me in and I end up listening to it then R4 for the rest of the journey. I come to my senses when I realise I'm listening to a documentary on the plight of lesbian left-arm spin bowlers from Guatemala, or something just as odd.

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Chris570 wrote:Linux sucks, the Archers are boring.
I'm not even going to rise to that one :-D :wink:
Chris570 wrote:Wiring electrovalves up to a switched 12v feed is just fine.
So is incest in some communities. Doesn't make it right though...

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And just to drag it a bit more off topic, although it was mentioned somewhere or otherawhileback, FM gets a reprieve.
I'm appalled at the mess they have created but shouldn't be surprised really.

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myglaren wrote:And just to drag it a bit more off topic, although it was mentioned somewhere or otherawhileback, FM gets a reprieve.
I'm appalled at the mess they have created but shouldn't be surprised really.
Thank goodness for that! DAB is outdated and unnecessary. Other countries that started a push out of DAB realised this early on and cancelled it, only the UK seemed hell bent on it, giving us "choice" when people actually want quality (in sound and content).
When I've got unlimited high speed data connection from my mobile I can tune in to digital stations and blue tooth it to my radio in the car if I so wish, although if there's nothing on the radio that I fancy I'm more likely to stream my own music collection via Google.

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myglaren wrote:And just to drag it a bit more off topic, although it was mentioned somewhere or otherawhileback, FM gets a reprieve.
I'm appalled at the mess they have created but shouldn't be surprised really.
Steve, I'm absolutely delighted. It means my valve wirelesses can continue to be useful :-D

I was staggered to hear someone say on R4 today that DAB radio is better quality than analogue FM. I'm sure the Radio 3 buffs don't hold with that at all..

DAB is MP3 basically and analogue FM is just that but with massive dynamic range and wide audio bandwidth with zero compression... The quality is very high.


8I'm wondering if the Radio 3 boys saved the day for us all on this one... For true high fidelity FM is the only transmission medium.