Citrojim's AX, Saxo, Pixo, Running and Cycling Tales

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Re: Citrojim's Xantia and XM Tales

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I like a manual to remind me how awful a sensodrive is:evil:

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daviemck2006 wrote:I like a manual to remind me how awful a sensodrive is:evil:
Many a true word spoken in jest Davie!

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A good day of spanners today eventually. It's been a shocking day here with rain all day with hardly a let-up. PavlosV6 and I had agreed early this afternoon to look at the LHM leak on his Xantia. he came around at 1:30 but it was 4 before the rain eased enough for us to look. Until then we played vintage wireless and worked on one of my purchases from NVCF the other weekend :-D

If anyone knows why a Bush VHF64 takes off (bursts into oscillation) somewhere in the IF stages we'd love to know as both my example and Pavlos's does the same thing and it has us both a bit stumped at the moment.

Pavlos's Xantia didn't stump us though. The leak was in the vicinity of the rear hydractive electrovalve and fearing the worst we inspected the valve expecting to find much corrosion and a written-off valve but and found it pristine. All that has failed was the big O ring under the valve. A new one was fitted and all was good. The one we used was a green hydraulic pump ring normally supplied to fit under the piston covers.

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Maybe look at this place Jim :)

http://www.vintage-radio.net/forum/show ... hp?t=42255" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Good work on the EV leak hunting, leaks are becoming more common as the cars age and rubber hardens or pipes rot and i dont think it will be long before we see a spate of the main front pipes leaking that run by the rads on Xantias.....

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Thanks Will :-D Not seen that site before! Hopefully if I get a little time today I'll have another look and if not actually join that site and post up the poser we have.

Today also I need to finish rebuilding a diesel pump for our Welsh colleague on Anglesey. Chris570 and I are paying him a visit next week!

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Finally got the Activa clean after its visit to the paintshop. Initially I couldn't use the car as it stank of paint internally and it was seriously aggravating my solvent intolerance so I abandoned the car for a couple of weeks so it could disperse.

It still hadn't yesterday morning :evil:

The interior was full of dust and it took me hours to clean the interior back to my standards. also washed the outside and had a good look at the job done. It's not bad for what I paid, but is the wrong colour compared to the original faded panels!

Needs a good polish now...

Still, much better than peeling paintwork.

Today is our first public karate demonstration this year at a big fête in the grounds of a stately home... Been practising this for weeks now and pleased to see the weather will be on our side as we're performing on grass. I can't see our pure white gis (uniforms) staying pure white for long though. I reckon they'll be more green and mud by the end oft he afternoon...

Tips on removing grass stains from white cotton will be very much appreciated!

I'm on holiday for the next two weeks. Tomorrow Chris570 and I journey to the isle of Anglesey to see a well-known Citroenist :-D Really looking forward to that.

Then it's serious spannering on all cars to make them good for the coming season... The reason for taking the holiday :)

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There's a French car nutter in the Victorian town of Anglesey with the same name as your man (well, excepting the first part of the hyphenated surname). It's uncanny.

For the whites, usually nappy type stain removers will do it.

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I recently bought some Dr. Beckmann stain remover from Aldi for my daughter's new white top she had spilled something down that wasn't coming out.
Didn't really expect it to work but it did and perfectly.

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JIM: I am absolutely shocked that you have 2 weeks off work and not going on a package holiday to Turkey !!
A fortnight off work and you are doing exactly what you want? Are you some kind of Bohemian ? :-D

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Thanks for the stain removal tips :-D
lexi wrote:JIM: I am absolutely shocked that you have 2 weeks off work and not going on a package holiday to Turkey !!
A fortnight off work and you are doing exactly what you want? Are you some kind of Bohemian ? :-D
I've clearly missed the purpose of leave then lexi :lol: I'd better mend my ways and get down to the travel agents right away..

Although technically I am going overseas this week, Anglesey is across the sea isn't it?

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I might come up in the DRK one day and say hello.... it's actually nearly all working! Enjoy today..

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I thought you'd tell him to embrace the holiday spirit and go for a Brazilian.

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northern_mike wrote:I might come up in the DRK one day and say hello.... it's actually nearly all working! Enjoy today..

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Don't forget the decaf teabags! I found that Tesco do Twinings decaf Earl Grey, and I believe that they were appreciated.

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Last time I went up there was more teabags than you could ever imagine!

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addo wrote:I thought you'd tell him to embrace the holiday spirit and go for a Brazilian.
I have no response for that.