Activated V6 driver

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Koukku
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I recently bought 17" TSW Volcano rims for my Activa. They're used, but in ok condition. They're surprisingly light weight, only 17.5kg with 215/45 tyres. Will post pictures once it's time to put summer tyres on again in a few months... I'd like to put some sticky trackday rubber on them (such as the R-S2 I've been using), but it may be that I won't be doing much track driving next summer... not with the Activa anyway, 'cause we bought an old 4 door civic sedan with couple of friends, and we will be racing it in a sort of low cost endurance racing series. :D

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I've had an Odyssey PC680 17Ah battery installed for couple of months now, and it has had no trouble firing up the V6, except when it gets a bit cold... last week I had to leave my car outside for one night when it was -22C, and in the morning the battery was able to turn the engine maybe half a revolution. :lol:

Not a surprise really, more like an observation... -15C was ok, -22C not so much :) At home I have a warm garage, so I guess I will need another battery for overnight trips in the winter. ;)

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Summer tyre time! :)

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And some better quality pics by a fellow citroen enthusiast:
http://www.kolumbus.fi/salovaarat/acry/IMG_4334.jpg
http://www.kolumbus.fi/salovaarat/acry/IMG_4338.jpg

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i like the alloys very much, maybe im just being bias though...........
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CIMG3245 by Deanxm, on Flickr

Is the Xm yours? cant be many mk1 XM V6's about now

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Nice :) Are those 17" or 18"?

No, the XM in the pics isn't mine. I'm not very good in telling XM's apart, but here the earlier model V6's seem more common.
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Mine are 215/45/17 aswell, your Activa does look lovely there on those wheels, super clean too in a nice colour 8-)

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What a superb looking Activa!

Those are quite some headlamp washers on that XM!

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Added couple of track videos to youtube from last summer...

Alastaro:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HXxd5Ga-274

Botniaring:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HXxd5Ga-274

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The rear activa ram of my precious V6 came loose a few days ago... nut from the upper end had disappeared, and the result was that it felt like a 2CV going in to a corner :shock: Naturally the ram got a bit bent while trying to extend in the wrong location :roll: Luckily I had a spare ram that I bought for a reasonable 250€ about two years ago... she's at my trusted Citroën garage right now getting sorted.

As I mentioned earlier I've started racing in an endurance series here in Finland. We took part in five six hour races this summer. First two races we ran a 4-door civic 1.6 sohc, and after the honda's gearbox gave up we've bought a 4-door sierra 2.0 dohc... it looks more like a destruction derby car, but we've managed to hit a podium finish with it in our class :) Now we're building a new car for the upper (saloon) class with hopefully >200hp and under 1100kg. Should be competetive, and fun :)

As a result of this new hobby it's become quite clear that I don't really need a track day capable car as a daily driver anymore. After driving a race car on a track, it might be nicer to drive home in something more comfort oriented... dunno yet if it's going to be XM or XJR Jag from the same era or something in-between, but it'll probably lead to selling the Activa at some point...

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Couple of pictures of the V6 as a farewell...

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I sold it a week ago to another Activa owner (and he's now selling his X1 TCT...). I must say it wasn't easy to watch it drive away, but atleast I know it has a good new home :)

And yesterday I bought myself a '01 XJR...

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That's one nice looking Activa . Will you return to the Citroen fold one day ?


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I think so, yes, but most likely in the form of a 2CV or an Ami 8 :)

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Koukku wrote:I think so, yes, but most likely in the form of a 2CV or an Ami 8 :)
Just a slight change then :lol:

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I'm back, and it's not with a 2CV after all. :D

I drove the XJR for a year before realizing that a 2 ton supercharged V8 with a slushbox drinks too much gasoline... but it was faster than an E36 M3 at the track :P After selling the Jag I bought a Xantia HDi estate as a temporary means of transport while looking for the next nice thing, which I found about a month later; '06 Mini Cooper S JCW. I promptly sold the Xantia as I had no use for it at the time. The Mini has seen quite a lot of track oriented mods during the last three years, and the added power was probably the reason for the head gasket to give... so I decided that I need a sensible daily driver while I work on the Mini, but bought a V6 Activa instead. :lol:

It hasn't seen much love, but drives like a V6 Activa should with all the right noises. 190.000km on the clock, black leather interior and a sunroof, and defunct a/c. And smelled like something has died in it... a lot of dog hair everywhere so I'm guessing a deceased canine. Surprisingly little rust on it. The pic is from the day I bought it (two days ago), filling up the tank before driving 250km back home.

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