Veggie and Activa tales but now rental reviews blog!

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Will, I can't see the image :(
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CitroJim wrote:Will, I can't see the image :(

Fixed that for you Jim :)
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Cheers Xac i had just logged in to do it :)
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Thanks Xac, excellent :-D I'll nip under mine and have a look. That hole is not a familiar one to me Will...
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Always good news :(
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Where the dirt/dark spot is right in the middle of the picture :)
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Does it look like it's meant to be there? Or does it look like something left the bellhousing at high speed :lol: Mind you, if it's not leaking oil, and the clutch is working OK, then I would just leave well alone :P
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It looks smooth and doesn't appear to have broken edges or such but never noticed it on a box before :)
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Well the V6 is home and got here in good time at a decent rate of fuel burn as well I may add!!

Not a single issue other than the coolant temp occasionally dropping like a rock and taking a minute to settle back up again. I put this down to a sticky thermostat though.

Tomorrow I'll be looking to get her booked in for an MOT locally and see what's what.

In other news nippy is being well behaved and Vinces amazing work has always just leaves me breathless and in awe when I get into her each time now, I do actually sit for a minute looking round the interior at how good it looks and feels now :)

For those interested here's Vinces blog on the work
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Thanks again Vince :)

And thank you Simon for your old car :)
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Will, that gearbox hole. Don't worry about it. Mine has a blind hole there and it looks like a casting artefact...

Interested to know how Simon's old V6 goes at the MOT.

I've just been looking at Vince's pictures of your Activa. Wow! :-D 8-) :mrgreen: Having seen it on the day you collected it all I can say is he's transformed it!
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KP wrote:Well the V6 is home and got here in good time at a decent rate of fuel burn as well I may add!!

Not a single issue other than the coolant temp occasionally dropping like a rock and taking a minute to settle back up again. I put this down to a sticky thermostat though.

Tomorrow I'll be looking to get her booked in for an MOT locally and see what's what.
Glad to hear you made it home with no problems, I knew you would. :)

I had forgotten about the flakey temperature gauge reading. (I've posted about it a long time ago) I think its a false reading problem due to the rear coolant temp sensor that drives the gauge, or possibly the wiring. It only does it occasionally. I don't think its a thermostat problem because when I've had the Lexia on the car during a test drive the Lexia temperature reading from the front side green coolant temp sensor always stays between about 90-99, and is typically 90-93 when you're on the move at high speed, only rising a bit when you slow right down. The Lexia reading never plummets like the dashboard gauge occasionally does.

Might pay to bleed the cooling system too just in case there's a little pocket of air trapped near that rear coolant temp sensor as it hasn't been bled for a long time.

What mpg did it do ? Part of whatever is wrong with the engine causes it to give a lower mpg I think but its a very long time since it has done such a long motorway only trip so I don't really have a recent comparison for motorway mpg. And of course if you put your foot down a lot of the way it would use quite a bit... :twisted:

Let us know how it does on the MOT.
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Mike, Vince is pretty mobile and has done far jobs before albeit not to often but they are well worth the cost if you get two or three cars done at once I can not recommend him highly enough it's transformed the car! Tonight as part of the running around I've driven all 3 of my green blooded cars and a corner I dare only ever take at 50 in the xm with it squeeling in utter disgust I took at just over 60 with the same effect noises coming thru in the V6. Later I took it at just under 80 in the activa as I didn't have the bottle to try anymore but there was just a hint of squeel! The car is amazing and I can't wait to get the finishing touches done on it to make it amount the best! I might even enter it into shows when the bits are done though the most difficult thing I think to fix will be the height control lever :(
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Will, that's interesting on the cornering abilities of the three!
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It's good stuff indeed Jim, the only downside being that the activas tyres in the wet are lethal as they are past their best and then some so keeping my eye on the bay for some good replacements possibly Pirelli or mich energy savers.
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Those front tyres on the V6 are a bit smooth on the shoulders now and do squeal if you push it hard around the corners, when they had a bit more tread they didn't squeal.

Also the ride height is a wee bit high at the front which doesn't help with cornering... But it still gets around corners pretty well in sport mode. :)

What surprised me is that despite the extra 200Kg front weight over the 2 litre petrol the V6 doesn't really handle any worse... It does eat front tyres faster though. :lol: