Citrojim's Pixo, Saxo and Cycling Tales

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Re: Citrojim's Xantia V6, C1 and Activa Tales

Post by CitroJim » 23 Mar 2016, 19:47

A few pictures from today's 4HP20 adventures:

Halves split

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Oil pump

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Filter showing very clean swarf magnets...

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Re: Citrojim's Xantia V6, C1 and Activa Tales

Post by Zelandeth » 23 Mar 2016, 20:06

The recorder is the only 8-track bit of kit I own (so far), my other half has designs on an MGB GT somewhere in the not too distant future, if that happens I will have to find a period car player for it then.

Did see one in a Rolls I looked at a few years back (and still can't decide if I made the right choice to walk away from), which apparently did work. Shame the same couldn't be said for half the other electrics though...prices haven't half gone up since then! Even knowing it needed a few bits of work done I'd most likely have been quids in if I sold it now. Was mostly just some paint repairs and dodgy electrics (which I'm sure was an earthing fault)...but taking a gamble on cars where parts are that dear is somewhat terrifying so I didn't. One day.

That box does look nice and clean, should be perfect once you're done with it. Need to pay close attention next time I have the Saab out, half convinced it's started lately to go into second with more of a thump usual on light throttle (not that it's the most refined box at the best of times...it is a 50s design basically), and that worries me...Need to confirm with myself that I didn't just imagine it first though before I worry too much.

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Re: Citrojim's Xantia V6, C1 and Activa Tales

Post by Xantianut » 23 Mar 2016, 21:03

Cor, looks complicated!

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Re: Citrojim's Xantia V6, C1 and Activa Tales

Post by Hell Razor5543 » 23 Mar 2016, 21:21

Everything you don't understand is complicated. Once you understand it, things (mentally, at least) become simple. I don't understand the workings of an automatic gearbox, and that one looks VERY complicated. Mind you, there is one thing that no man can ever hope to truly understand, and that is how a woman's mind works!

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Re: Citrojim's Xantia V6, C1 and Activa Tales

Post by Stickyfinger » 23 Mar 2016, 21:55

Mind you, there is one thing that no man can ever hope to truly understand, and that is how a woman's mind works!
That's what they want you to think......its a double bluff

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Re: Citrojim's Xantia V6, C1 and Activa Tales

Post by myglaren » 23 Mar 2016, 22:24

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Definitely part of the warp drive from the Enterprise!

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Re: Citrojim's Xantia V6, C1 and Activa Tales

Post by Xantianut » 23 Mar 2016, 23:14

Ay up!

Dare say if I had to, I could work it out. I am blessed (sometimes cursed!) with a mechanical mind.

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Re: RE: Re: Citrojim's Xantia V6, C1 and Activa Tales

Post by daviemck2006 » 23 Mar 2016, 23:30

Hell Razor5543 wrote:Everything you don't understand is complicated. Once you understand it, things (mentally, at least) become simple. I don't understand the workings of an automatic gearbox, and that one looks VERY complicated. Mind you, there is one thing that no man can ever hope to truly understand, and that is how a woman's mind works!
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia V6, C1 and Activa Tales

Post by Xantianut » 24 Mar 2016, 03:32

Hello, friends.

Otterchops here.

My papa has no need of another woman, he has me and Maman. And believe me, we are enough for anyone!!!!!

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Re: Citrojim's Xantia V6, C1 and Activa Tales

Post by xantos » 24 Mar 2016, 07:23

myglaren wrote: Definitely part of the warp drive from the Enterprise!
Agreed!

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Re: Citrojim's Xantia V6, C1 and Activa Tales

Post by CitroJim » 24 Mar 2016, 09:06

Xantianut wrote:Cor, looks complicated!
Automatic gearboxes may look very complicated but actually they are very straightforward... I'd rather overhaul an auto than a manual any day...

Two points to bear in mind is that you must work in clinically clean conditions and they are invariably very heavy.

My web pages on overhauling the HP20 gives a good idea of what's involved...

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Re: RE: Re: Citrojim's Xantia V6, C1 and Activa Tales

Post by BenC5HDi » 24 Mar 2016, 09:15

Hell Razor5543 wrote: Mind you, there is one thing that no man can ever hope to truly understand, and that is how a woman's mind works!
Women are easy to deal with as long as they know you're a weirdo before you marry them. I did this and have no problems at all.

Easy to understand too. "If you buy another old Citroen, I will cut your penis into little pieces" is pretty clear, wouldn't you says?

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Re: Citrojim's Xantia V6, C1 and Activa Tales

Post by CitroJim » 24 Mar 2016, 09:20

Yep, that’s pretty clear!!

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Re: Citrojim's Xantia V6, C1 and Activa Tales

Post by Xantianut » 24 Mar 2016, 13:06

Absolutely!

I'm only allowed one at a time. Otherwise, I'd be under a bonnet even more than I am!!!!

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Re: Citrojim's Xantia V6, C1 and Activa Tales

Post by CitroJim » 24 Mar 2016, 14:09

Excellent progress is being made with the 4HP20 :)

No showstoppers have been found and the rebuild has commenced...

More later...