Citrojim's AX, Pixo, C3, Running and Cycling Tales

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Re: Citrojim's AX, Pixo, C3, Running and Cycling Tales

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Well done on the run Jim :) (and the Lexia install too!)
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MattBLancs wrote: 04 Dec 2023, 14:12 Well done on the run Jim :) (and the Lexia install too!)
Thanks Matt! The Lexia was the far more difficult one :twisted: :lol:
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I had to admit it, my old Windows laptop wasn't really up to running Diagbox (or much else for that matter) so yesterday Mick very kindly used his Internet searching skills to find me something more up to the job...

An HP Probook with a 1TB SSD and 16GB of memory was found on the 'bay not far away and with a very appealing 'Buy It Now' of £160...

I did and collected it today... Diagbox installation took about 5 minutes and that included a trip into the BIOS to enable virtualisation :D It runs at the speed of light... Well pleased :D Bought from a very lovely seller who keeps himself amused in retirement refurbing job-lots of ex-corporate surplus laptops...
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Thanks Mick :D

On my way to collect the laptop I happened to pass a certain favourite forest of mine... Naturally, I had to run around it even though it was chucking it down with rain, not that you'd know as the trees offer a useful bit of shelter :D
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Diagbox certainly runs well on my new laptop :)

I could spend hours exploring my car via Daigbox... Incredibly interesting...
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Everything I looked at looks to be in good health, No faults in any ECU recorded and the diesel additive tank is 63% full...
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Did you get to solve the problem of the over use of Ad blue? Or was the garage talking nonsense?
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Rp0thejester wrote: 08 Dec 2023, 19:59 Did you get to solve the problem of the over use of Ad blue? Or was the garage talking nonsense?
Garage was talking nonsense Ryan :twisted:
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Happy to have run this today and in a good time, considering how much training time and top-fitness I lost due to illness. First longish run since recovery and I felt good. I reckon I could have carried it on to marathon distance :D
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We were lucky with the weather, or unlucky perhaps. It was dry and mild for the entire run, ideal running conditions, but we had a biblical storm right at the finish that soaked and froze us :twisted: :lol: We're runners, we just laugh and smile and get on with it. We're made of tough stuff ;)

At Mile 12 we had to run through a good ten yards of foot-deep floodwater! Huge fun and no way to avoid it :lol:

Absolutely loved it, every single minute (and second) 8-)

And it was a special one, being the 10th anniversary edition, being run on the 10th :D
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With a big spinning medal to mark the occasion :cool:
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Re: Citrojim's AX, Pixo, C3, Running and Cycling Tales

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Congratulations Jim!

Makes me feel like a complete lump of lard :lol:

Glad Dogbox is working well for you now too!
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c16rkc wrote: 11 Dec 2023, 12:46 Congratulations Jim!

Makes me feel like a complete lump of lard :lol:

Glad Dogbox is working well for you now too!
I walked to the shop the day before yesterday! half a mile there and back. That will do for this week :twisted:
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c16rkc wrote: 11 Dec 2023, 12:46 Congratulations Jim!
Thanks Chris :)
myglaren wrote: 11 Dec 2023, 14:53
I walked to the shop the day before yesterday! half a mile there and back. That will do for this week :twisted:
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Falling over!
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myglaren wrote: 11 Dec 2023, 18:26 Falling over!
:-D :lol:

It's been a busy day for me, a good half of it has been spent planning our club 2024 TT racing calendar of events and submitting it to the governing body for approval... All in my capacity as the club Time Trial Secretary :D

The other half was spent in a most enjoyable way - Christmas lunch with my old work colleagues :) Lots of good banter exchanged and a most interesting tale of bizarre electrical faults on a 2 year old Ford Focus ST... So it's not only French cars that are full of foibles...

I was given a lift to the venue in this particular car and did wonder why there was a voltmeter plugged into the fag lighter. The car thinks the battery is in poor condition and pops a message up on the display to that effect but all sensible tests suggest it's good. The engine cranks rapidly and starts instantly despite a low voltage warning on the screen. Car is still under warranty but the dealer won't change the battery to eliminate it as a possible cause as their tests say it's good. They won't change the charge monitor/regulator either as there are no fault codes... A classic circular problem. The issue is such that the start/stop won't function and often the keyless locking stops working too...

What fun!
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How annoying. I've heard new cars are supposed to have that warrantee warm fuzzy feeling, but I'm glad I don't have that nonsense of trying to convince them a car that is clearly not right is in need of fixing against an insurmountable "but the computer says nothing is wrong" urgh!
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You're right about it being annoying Matt, the owner is an engineer with the same qualifications and experience as me in electrical and electronic matters and he fears he's way more knowledgeable about battery chemistry and charging regimes than the mechanics he's dealing with over this issue.

He's far too diplomatic to state that outright to the dealership management and it is frustrating him intensely over the lack of understanding and the will to get it sorted because as you say, diagnostics say there's no problem :twisted:

Meanwhile, in happier matters, the official race photos from Sunday's Winter Half Marathon have been released :D
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That's a very smart photo Jim! :-D

Must be a great photographer!