Citrojim's Saxo and Cycling Tales

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

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Just returned home from a most excellent day in Somerset to visit dad and to attend two care meetings at his nursing home.

Dad is well and the meetings were good and productive. Gabriel exceeded all expectations of her. She drives far better than any 18 year old car with 206K has any right to and returned 59mpg for the trip - bloody excellent for an old-school IDI XUD diesel and I didn't hang about either... Xantia 1.9TDs rock!!!

I can only assume she went so well because she is wearing two new FCF stickers!

I called in to see Alasdair on my way home and had an excellent hour or so in his company and got a close look at his Xantia headlight project... It's looking good :D

Astute readers will notice the C1 has disappeared from this blog title and from my signature... More news on her fate in due course ;)

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

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thanks for the milk and it is good to see you looking well and feeling happier about your Dad....#
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia Activa, 1.9TD and Bike Tales

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Told ya, Jim. She's a bloody brilliant motorway cruiser, and really does go far better than any car wearing that mileage has any right to!

Glad the trip went well and that your Dad is doing well.

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I would guess that "Eyelashes" has gone to a daughter.

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Hell Razor5543 wrote:I would guess that "Eyelashes" has gone to a daughter.
Very perceptive James ;)
Stickyfinger wrote:thanks for the milk
:)

Ditto the pressure washer!
Zelandeth wrote:Told ya, Jim. She's a bloody brilliant motorway cruiser, and really does go far better than any car wearing that mileage has any right.
She's a keeper Zel and thanks for letting me have her :D

Knowing dad is OK is a big relief all-round...

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

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The C1 has gone to her new owner and I've taken in exchange for it a very dangerous Pug 207...

It randomly cuts out and needs an ignition off to restart it. It's been doing this on and off for a while now but it's getting more frequent. I consider it's dangerous for Robyn to drive it like this and in any case she's lost all confidence in the car. I consider it's a deathtrap.

The problem has defied all attempts to diagnose it and now we've basically given up for now so I’ve laid it up pending a decision on its future. I may play with it at some point but we all agree we can't sell it as it is and if we did sell it then we'd have to be honest and that makes it worthless so for now it's just sitting on my drive...

In any case I consider it too dangerous to sell except as a cube...

If anyone has any suggestions I'd be pleased to hear them ;)

Robyn wet for a ride with me in Gabriel today. She loves it but says it smells just like a Milton Keynes bus! I know what she means exactly after riding said buses this week :lol: It's that old-school diesel smell...

So, she's now Gabriel the Bus...

My Activa is jealous of Gabriel and threw a sulk today by presenting me with a flat battery :twisted: A quick recharge and the application of a pair of FCF stickers has made her feel much more loved now...

I must now go for a short run in the Activa...

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

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Re 207 shall we have a little chat.....

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Chris570 wrote:Re 207 shall we have a little chat.....
Indeed we should ;)

Megasquirt might fix it....

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

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I have a spare es9

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Chris570 wrote:I have a spare es9
:rofl2:

It's a TU3... You'd need to drive it from the back seats if you put an ES9 in there...

It would become a two-seater :lol:

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

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Mid engine ?

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myglaren wrote:Mid engine ?
It very much would be :lol:

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:rofl2:

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That's settled then. Run it over to me. I've got the 10mm and 13mm spanners out. Should be done by tea time

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

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I'll put the kettle on, and then head over. I have the use of two Thermos flasks.