lexi wrote: but that red is lovely.
Even lovelier now she's had a good wash and spruce-up Lexi
Certainly makes the new arrival look a bit scruffy but she had a quick wash as well and she shows she'll scrub up really well
I don't know if it was as a result of the journey to here on a trailer but she was covered in salt!
Before looking at 'XAN I gave both my red Activa and my V6 a good wash and interior clean, the first of 2010! Then V6 and I took a trip to the tip with 25l of waste oil and on the way back, I dropped the V6 at her holiday home just up the road from me.
The it was time to give my red Activa an oil and filter change. That's one reason why I had to take waste oil to the tip. I had no more room for waste oil
XAN is in need of TLC but is a fundamentally sound car
Engine runs very sweetly and she's just been serviced as part of her failed MOT. So new oil and LHM amongst other things. She's always been dealer serviced and came with a sheaf of history a mile thick.
She's very early (RP6960) and has no aircon and the full black interior, a black roof lining only broken by a sunroof! Everything works too!
I'm surprised how different this early Activa is. No fake wood on the dash and no wooden gear knob
It does have a upmarket wireless (but no CD player) and the nice chunky leather steering wheel. It looks like a very dark SX inside
I thought initially the hydractive ECU was dead but no, it turned out to be a couple of duff door switches confusing me..
The front electrovalve is showing faults on the Lexia but just needs the diode mod carrying out. It starts and stops and you can hear the ECU trying to reset it.
The main accumulator is as flat as a pancake (so much for dealer
The heater matrix is bad and the car is rather damp inside as a result. It arrived very steamed up..
The blower fan is not working on any speed but it can't be the transistors as it does not have any
The front ram is a bit wet and the rear a bit damp. Last week it failed its MOT on just the wet front ram. Not yet had a close look at it to see exactly what the problem is.
I had her transported down after putting a request up on the Shiply
website. It worked a treat and is well recommended if you need a car moved.
I wish I'd kept the tailgate off the V6 we broke. The tailgate on XAN has a small hole in it; it looks like the car was reversed into something sharp. I'm sure I can do a good repair with a touch of filler though.
That's the initial. Hopefully, soon be back on the road