GEEEE'z what an adventure!

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Re: GEEEE'z what an adventure!

Post by red_dwarfers » 17 Oct 2012, 20:13

Maybe Jim maybe! I haven't listened/read or watched H2G2 for far too long now, had forgotten about Rob Mckenna!

Coming back from the course today, traffic was perfect and I got back fairly quickly. Still didn't have much daylight left so I used it as an excuse to square up the garage enough to get the Xantia up on axle stands. Also bumped in to a recently retired colleague at one of the primary schools I work at who also taught me in year 3/4. He really encouraged me with the whole computer thing back in the day and gave me the job to switch on all the school computers and server. When I moved up to the secondary school I still used to go down there regularly to use the Internet to do my homework as we didn't have it at home. I always remember him by his trick, crushing a 3 1/2 floppy disk in a single hand with little effort :shock:

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Re: GEEEE'z what an adventure!

Post by Citroenmad » 17 Oct 2012, 21:06

It would not surprise me if it was the ariel Kev, even if it appears tight the rubber might well have gone hard.

I had this on my first C5. Sat in a queue waiting to board the eurotunnel to France the heavens opened. Within a few seconds there was water pouring in from the rear interior light (ariel is at the back of C5s). I had the car 8 months before this happened and it had not done so before. Slightly worried that by the end of the holiday I would have a very soggy C5, I kept an eye on it. It has never leaked again, that was over 3 years ago :shock:

Strange things leaks!

And you know what the leak was like in the Prestige while we were in Wales, we might as well have had the sunroof open! But since then it has not leaked again, not to my knowledge anyway, Jim might know otherwise! Im pretty sure that was just the Prestige taking pity on your XM, as that was about when yours started too. They were no doubt left parked together for too long :roll:

It is a shame yours is not self curing :lol:

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Re: GEEEE'z what an adventure!

Post by red_dwarfers » 17 Oct 2012, 21:10

I may seal it up anyway in that case.

That's something, are my tissues still above the interior light in the Prestige?

As a rule I usually don't like things that self cure unless I know how and why!

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Re: GEEEE'z what an adventure!

Post by Citroenmad » 17 Oct 2012, 21:38

red_dwarfers wrote:I may seal it up anyway in that case.

That's something, are my tissues still above the interior light in the Prestige?

As a rule I usually don't like things that self cure unless I know how and why!
Nope, no tissues are needed in the holding together of the Prestige! Did you want them back? :lol: I removed them pretty soon after to refit the remote locking reciever.

I had all but forgotten about its leak until just then. Jim, if you ever get a leak, I'll have to fix it for you :lol:

It is interesting, why a leak should come and go. I would say cold temperatures and shrinking rubber but it wasnt really that cold and the C5s leak was in the middle of summer. I did blow out the XMs sunroof drains at the same time I removed the tissues, so maybe they were a bit blocked but they didnt appear to be.

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Re: GEEEE'z what an adventure!

Post by CitroJim » 17 Oct 2012, 21:58

Nope, I can honestly say the Prestige is as dry as a temperance bar Chris. In fact it's amazed me just how water-tight it is :-D

I left a pack of licorice cigarette papers in there for ages and they're incredibly sensitive to moisture and they remained perfect...

Now I expect I'll go out today and find it water-logged - you know what XMs are like :twisted:

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Re: GEEEE'z what an adventure!

Post by Citroenmad » 17 Oct 2012, 22:16

CitroJim wrote:Nope, I can honestly say the Prestige is as dry as a temperance bar Chris. In fact it's amazed me just how water-tight it is :-D

I left a pack of licorice cigarette papers in there for ages and they're incredibly sensitive to moisture and they remained perfect...

Now I expect I'll go out today and find it water-logged - you know what XMs are like :twisted:
Excellent :-D

To my knowledge it has never been a regularily garaged car and it has never turned into a swimming pool yet :lol:

Leaks appear very common in the 2cv scene, but we seem to have found a leak proof one, even driving in torrential rain we stay dry ... Im glad we have moved on from expecting cars to leak :lol:

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Re: GEEEE'z what an adventure!

Post by citronut » 18 Oct 2012, 08:37

Citroenmad wrote: Im pretty sure that was just the Prestige taking pity on your XM, as that was about when yours started too. They were no doubt left parked together for too long :roll:

It is a shame yours is not self curing :lol:

its called the Herbie syndrome apart from its not a V WEEEEEEEEEEE

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Re: GEEEE'z what an adventure!

Post by CitroJim » 18 Oct 2012, 08:41

citronut wrote:
Citroenmad wrote: Im pretty sure that was just the Prestige taking pity on your XM, as that was about when yours started too. They were no doubt left parked together for too long :roll:

It is a shame yours is not self curing :lol:

its called the Herbie syndrome apart from its not a V WEEEEEEEEEEE
Maybe if we allow them to spend some more time together, my Prestige can give yours a good talking to Kev :)

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Re: GEEEE'z what an adventure!

Post by red_dwarfers » 18 Oct 2012, 09:13

CitroJim wrote:Maybe if we allow them to spend some more time together, my Prestige can give yours a good talking to Kev :)
"Aye, back in my day of the series 1 we never had all this faffing about with airbags and that nonsense. Hydractive 2 you say Hydractive 2?! What's wrong with Hydractive 1. You know what I always say, if it aint broke don't fix it sonny boy..oh sorry, Samantha, your a girl..but you get the idea lass. You southern softie!"

Thats a Northern S1 Prestige lecturing a Southern S2...

Right, where was I to, SQL clustered indexing...

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Re: GEEEE'z what an adventure!

Post by CitroJim » 18 Oct 2012, 09:51

You make my Prestige sound like an old grandad Kev :lol: :lol:

He's an S1.5 actually so he does have Hydractive 2 :wink:

He might say "Back in my day we had proper Bendix ABS, none of your girly Teves stuff for me and those electric diesel pumps. What's the world coming to? I ask you?..."

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Re: GEEEE'z what an adventure!

Post by Citroenmad » 18 Oct 2012, 10:41

The S1 could also teach the S2 a thing or two about window regulators and LCD displays :lol:

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Re: GEEEE'z what an adventure!

Post by red_dwarfers » 20 Oct 2012, 22:57

Girly Teves? Girly Teves?!

Quiet you two at the back!

Today I've been working on the G.

This hole needed filling in.

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With this bit of metal.

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To make this!

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The next job is to fill in these bits.

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Work out how to repair the subframe mount.

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And then repair this and a 10cm section of the inner sill. This hole didn't exist when I woke up this morning...but it does explain why the jack goes up quicker than the car on the jacking point!

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Re: GEEEE'z what an adventure!

Post by Citroenmad » 20 Oct 2012, 23:08

Good work Kev :)

I have to say, these pictures are not making me want a GS/GSA any more :roll:

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Re: GEEEE'z what an adventure!

Post by CitroJim » 21 Oct 2012, 07:26

It's coming along a treat Kev. I rather admire and envy you the work you're doing there as I'd love to do similar myself...

I know one thing, by the time it's done you're really going to love that car :-D

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Re: GEEEE'z what an adventure!

Post by bxzx16v » 21 Oct 2012, 08:41

Cracking work Kev , good luck with the weldathon .

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