Citrojim's Saxo and Cycling Tales

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Re: Citrojim's Xantia Activa, 1.9TD, C1 and Bike Tales

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Hopefully you've caught things before you went *too* far, Jim.

I don't have it as bad as you, but am very prone to getting migraines if I push myself too far or don't get enough rest.

Got a few things to sort out here first, but should be free between 3 and 4 if that suits you, won't be able to stick around today as shuffling quite a few other things around, but should only be a five minute job really. Decent light and a flat surface should be all that's needed.

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That’ll be absolutely perfect Zel :D I can provide all required ;)

Sorry for the late reply, been out doing a little more on Gabriel...

Sorted out her slightly loose driver's seat... Loose screws on the height adjustment mechanism...

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Re: Citrojim's Xantia Activa, 1.9TD, C1 and Bike Tales

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Oi! Slow down you're like a kid with a new toy!

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demag wrote:Oi! Slow down you're like a kid with a new toy!
I know, I know :roll: But the sun came out after it rained all morning and I wanted to get out of the house for a bit...

That's my excuse and I'm sticking to it!

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Re: Citrojim's Xantia Activa, 1.9TD, C1 and Bike Tales

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I am delighted that Zel has now made my PLIP work with some skilful and delicate soldering :D Thanks Zel, it is highly appreciated :D

I now find I have duff ultrasonic transducers following a couple of false alarms... I must remember to set, until I replace them, with the ultrasonics defeated....

I did see a lot of ultrasonic alarms when I looked at the alarm operates log with the Lexia yesterday so I'm not surprised...

I also checked the vacuum fast idle and find the vacuum side of it is working but the cable and pump are way out of adjustment. Looks like someone has been fiddling without understanding how the system works. That fiddling happened a long, long time ago though...

It's not pressing but I will sort it out as having the cold fast idle working properly is a boon in the winter months...

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Re: Citrojim's Xantia Activa, 1.9TD, C1 and Bike Tales

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Just disconnect the ultrasonics and forget about them. A better long term solution.

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According to Mandrake you can disconnect the left hand unit, as this is the microphone.

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Ahh! Didn't realise you could do that Mike... Excellent!

That works for me ;)

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No worries Jim, glad to help. Did make me realise how long it is since I last did any work on that scale! Got there in the end though, hope the repair proves reliable.

Surprising they relied on the solder for all the physical support for the switch in there, better design would have been to have a plastic lip behind the buttons to provide some support.

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Gabriel now has a complete new exhaust and an MOT :D That's all done for another year. Just the girl's cars to get through MOTs.

Only problem is that both my Xantia MOTs expire at roughly the same time... Not good planning but at least I have their road taxes a fair few months apart...

Looks like only Sian's Pixo will be up for MOT next year as Robyn is planning on buying a new car as soon as she starts work proper shortly... She's speaking of getting a Vauxhall Adam... I know nothing of the Adam except that they are quite attractive.

Her 207 is playing up at the moment. It's randomly cutting out. It does this from time to time and the usual fix is to do a full BSI reset. I'll be doing that on Friday but in the meantime she's borrowing Sian's Pixo. Sian won't mind as she's currently having the time of her life in Australia...

Just worked out my C1 is up for an MOT next year too...

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Glad to hear she's through the test, Jim! Didn't expect much to be needed really.

Lada will be the next in my bunch, which I'm sure will cause much hilarity on my arrival!

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Zelandeth wrote: Lada will be the next in my bunch, which I'm sure will cause much hilarity on my arrival!
I'm sure she'll fly through Zel, as long as you take her to a place that understands steering boxes and her other peculiarities ;) Steve should be well up to the task I reckon...

He cussed a bit at fitting the exhaust today... He had to do a bit of fettling to make it all fit but he's done his usual good job.

Made me giggle as Gabriel was parked right in front of the Aston Martin heritage works when I went to collect her... Bet they loved that :lol:

I have just popped a very essential spare part into Gabriel's glove box.. A clutch clip along with sufficient tools to be able to change it on the road if need be ;)

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Re: Citrojim's Xantia Activa, 1.9TD, C1 and Bike Tales

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Have you a dictionary with the appropriate expletives there too Jim?

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Re: Citrojim's Xantia Activa, 1.9TD, C1 and Bike Tales

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I need to brush up on my Russian expletives!

Also need to find a meter which has the ability to measure duty cycle...none of mine do! Can't quite justify a new scope just for that though...much as I'd love to pick up a DSO!

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myglaren wrote:Have you a dictionary with the appropriate expletives there too Jim?
I know them all off by heart Steve ;) :lol:
Zelandeth wrote: Also need to find a meter which has the ability to measure duty cycle...none of mine do! Can't quite justify a new scope just for that though...
You are more than welcome to borrow one of mine Zel...

Got a Hameg up in the loft not doing much...