Citrojim's Saxo and Cycling Tales

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

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I had the very lovely experience of being driven all the way to Somerset and back to see dad by Robyn - driving my C1... It's a nice car to be a passenger in...

We went to see dad and between us we have come to an agreement to move him to a residential home in Milton Keynes.

We took a risk leaving Burnham on Sea at 16:30 yesterday afternoon by taking the M5 and the M4. Remarkably, apart from a few solwish bits, it was perfect!

We did drive through the mother and father of all storms around the M5/M4 interchange though! That was the root cause of the slowness; not the traffic!

So now I'll soon be needing to hire a van to clear Dad's old bungalow ready to hand it back to the Housing Association...

Very happy this morning to have been roused from my bed by the postman clutching a package from Geordieland... It was the new fuel pipe for Robyn's 207.. The dealer, Robin and Day, were the only ones in the UK to have the pipe in stock and they very kindly posted it to me free of charge :D Top dealers! They charged exactly the price listed in Servicebox too!

Stunning :D

The pipe was easy to fit in the end... Here's the pump end seen through the access hatch under the back seat:

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The pipe was quite easy to fiddle out once disconnected from the pump end...

Here's the damage on the old pipe...

Looks like rats have been nibbling it :? It may well have happened when Robyn was at Guide camp last week and the car was parked in grass for a few days..

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Here's the new pipe installed;

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Whilst doing the job I spotted a screw in one of her rear tyres... That explains why it's been slowly loosing air recently...

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The wheel is presently with our local tyre place having the puncture repaired...

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

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Generally good news then.

At least the puncture is repairable given its location, another inch or so further out and that would be it.

Top of the tank / sender area looks a bit muddy. :D , Then again it is partly exposed I guess on this design.

Pleased to read you did the pipe without too much trauma, ServiceBox as mentioned elsewhere does not show a "remove / refit" for the pipework only the tank itself unfortunately.

Bad thunder storm here yesterday late afternoon / evening, at least my fuscia and "known plant" got a decent drink. I did wet the ground the day before as I expected the storm, simply so that the 'heavy rain' would be able to soak in rather than just bounce off.

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Yes indeed Andy, the top of the tank is exposed a little and was covered in a sticky black dusty substance.. The white bits is where I cleaned it by wiping up spilt petrol after disconnecting the old pipe!

They forecast rain for tomorrow which will be a shame for the DS Rally... Been a great, if very thundery and humid, day here...

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Puncture repaired FOC :D

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Nice set of results today then, Jim.

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Hell Razor5543 wrote:Nice set of results today then, Jim.
Absolutely James :D And all topped off with a nice little 5m bike ride to sharpen my appetite for dinner :D

It's been a good day...

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5 meters isn't that far, or too tiring! :lol:

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Hell Razor5543 wrote:5 meters isn't that far, or too tiring! :lol:
:rofl2:

True! I actually meant 5 miles James!!!

Strava got it right though.. It was actually 5.1 miles :D

I see my total bike mileage for 2016 is now 1018 miles....

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I know, but it was just too tempting a target!

Ye Gods, that is some mileage! I average 500 miles a month in my C5 (but well over 2,000 miles a month in my company van!).
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5 whole metres Jim ;)

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KP wrote:5 whole metres Jim ;)
Got to be careful not to overdo it Will!!!

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Think I'm up to a few hundred so far in the Sinclair this year - though I accidentally reset the trip computer when I was permenantly fixing it to the instrument panel a couple of months ago annoyingly!

Granted though that's usually distance done with a significant amount of hyperactive husky assist!

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Just washed the Activa as she was utterly covered in bird poo, spiders webs and mucky dust. Sadly this work has not been done for the National tomorrow but for yet another run to Somerset...

Every time I start up the Activa now I remember the idle control valve is a bit sticky. Today it was idling at 2000 rpm so finally I was really forced into action. I pulled the idle valve off, cleaned it and lubricated it...

That seems to have fixed it. Time will tell...

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How long are you down this way for Jim......

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Several days Alasdair, starting tomorrow. Maybe a full week. I have a lot to do. One of the most horrible jobs is negotiating a nursing home for Dad and seeing him settled into it...

That's on top of doing the big clear out of dad's bungalow and making it ready for relinquishing back to the housing association.

That's the easy bit. The nursing home bit is stressing me badly as I'm all alone with it...

I've just been quoted £900 per week for one. That is disgracefully outrageous.