C6 - The adventure continues........in blue

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Trainman wrote:
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red_dwarfers wrote:Steve, damn you. That link made me £100 lighter. Still, it's similar to the welder in that it should soon earn its keep.
Snap!
Maybe I should be on commission :wink:
Ive not had time to set up my Lexia but it has arrived. I expect a full training session at the weekend Steve :lol:

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This shuold be fun, the blind leading the blind........ Hehehe

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Trainman wrote:This shuold be fun, the blind leading the blind........ Hehehe
:lol: Im sure we will get there with it, can't be too hard to use :roll:

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Citroenmad wrote: :lol: Im sure we will get there with it, can't be too hard to use :roll:
The wheeze with Leixa's is that each model of car has a separate menu and depending upon the date of the software each car of a particular model is different again. For instance once I updated the ECU on my present HDi the menu changed completely, enough to keep you "amused" :x for hours and hours :lol:

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I have experienced that with a Lexia, I went to see a FCF member to get cruise control activated on my previous C5, it took most of the day :lol:

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I had the lexia on the XM yesterday morning, brang up a couple of faults on the engine ecu, probably down to the priming bulb I need to get around to replacing...

In the evening, a friend popped over and we played around with his 206. Again a couple of faults on the engine ecu and bsi. Didn't understand them but at least he's got something to take to the garages rather than 'sometimes my car looses power for a minute or so'. I very much enjoyed browsing through the BSI ECU activating his wipers, indicators and almost the horn too but he stopped me before I had the chance :lol:

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Had mine in the boot of the car all weekend and forgot about it :oops:

Fuel return was a staggering 47.9 in both directions, well CHUFFED :wink: really need to get the front suspension bushes done now, I got to drive Keith's 2.2 auto this weekend and was pleasantly surprised that it didn't feel as under powered as I thought it would.

I never got the chance to get out in any other vehicles, to busy talking :roll: Although Vince did get to drive mine...... I think you can probably guess what he said :wink:

I took Robert Smart with me on the convoy drive, and gave him an idea of how to use the handsfree kit fitted in one of his fleet, hopefully problem solved there....... :wink:

On the way home I got an 'escort' by a couple of Avantimes up the M1, loads of pointing, waving and swapping places to get better looks at each others cars :lol: :lol: :lol: god knows what everbody else thought of us..............

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That is quite excellent MPG, how many Hondas overtook you while getting that though? :roll:

The 2.2 C6 Auto was not bad at all, more resonsive than I would have thought. First time I have used a satnav in a C6 too, its a good idea to have the arrow warnings in the HUD.

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Citroenmad wrote:how many Hondas overtook you while getting that though? :roll:
Good observation Chris, Honda = Bexhill :lol:

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Citroenmad wrote:That is quite excellent MPG, how many Hondas overtook you while getting that though? :roll:
DickieG wrote:Good observation Chris, Honda = Bexhill :lol:
Sorry, you've lost me :?

Oh and average speed was 65mph

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Trainman wrote:
Citroenmad wrote:That is quite excellent MPG, how many Hondas overtook you while getting that though? :roll:
DickieG wrote:Good observation Chris, Honda = Bexhill :lol:
Sorry, you've lost me :?
Honda drivers are often quite elderly who invariably drive slowly and Bexhill has a reputation for being "Gods waiting room". ie. Chris presumed your pace was very slow, hence the reference to Honda's and my reference to Bexhill.

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C6 Possible end to the adventure

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Well chaps I'm gutted to say that I've been involved in a bump this evening (Thankfully not my fault) however this could well see the end of my little girl.

Rear Bumper, Rear Valance, Boot floor, I think, I recall the price of a new bumper being around £1500,(Ebay about £600) but there isn't one on there at the moment) so it's not rocket science to work out the rest :roll:

I've taken some pictures and will up load them tomorrow, more to follow.............

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Im gutted for you Steve :(

Hopefully it is cost effective to repair it and you will get it back, would be a shame to see it written off :(

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Post by Deanxm »

yes a real shame but it may also be the perfect time to get the 3.0? if you can find one.
Dont let the insurance fob you off either.

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Sorry to hear that Steve and I hope the insurance settlement is favourable to you.

Hope that this won't be "the end of an adventure" :cry: