All Things V6...

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Re: David Hallworth's Blog aka All Things V6!

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Love that XM video David and I see you've helped him buy another Citroen...hope to see your ActiV6 on Sunday :-D

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Just a quick update... The Activa arrived safe and sound without using a drop of LHM and is safely parked up with the other Citroens on site.

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Saw the Activa earlier, certainly looking very nice. See you tomorrow in the sunshine!

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Well, the Northern is over for another year. A great weekend was had by myself and many others I'm sure :)

There were a lot of new faces around, some I recognised, some I didn't. I was out on a 75 mile blast around the Yorkshire Dales on Saturday late morning/early afternoon which meant there were some people I didn't get to see which was a shame.

There was someone talking to me about the Activa today but I got distracted by something and forgot to ask their name... To whoever that was, I'm sorry if I appeared rude! That honestly wasn't my intention!

Here's a few pictures from the weekend :)

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I also seem to be getting good at catching the local Mr. Welsh in some funny positions with his camera at these rallies...

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Anyway, here's a few pictures of my Activa that made it there despite it's LHM leak on Thursday evening...

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Just as the Sunday was starting to wind down, we all ventured into the main tent for the prize giving. I was sitting next to Steve chatting away to him when my name got called out as a winner... My Activa won "best car in it's class". As it's had the engine changed from original it's not classed as "original" any more despite it looking that way!

I now have in my possesion for the next 12 months "The Derek Whewell Shield for Best Customised/Modified Car" :D

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I left today around 4pm and headed up the A1 before crossing the A66 and then heading North up the M74. As I was about 73 miles from home I saw my stop light flicker on the dashboard. As I got to 58 miles from home it came on permanently. I stopped and had a look under the bonnet. Sure enough I needed to top the LHM up. On the road under the front of the car I could see a drip. It's one of the 3.5mm pipes around the front centre sphere. Anyway, a 500ml top up was enough to get me home :) The light came back on as I entered the driveway. I'll get the car on the ramp tomorrow evening and get the pipe replaced and then we're all good again!

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Re: David Hallworth's Blog aka All Things V6!

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Congratulations on today's win David =D> - hopefully a reward for all the effort put in on the conversion.

Might have been my bad timing today as you were busy doing final prep for the judges :?:

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Re: David Hallworth's Blog aka All Things V6!

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Well that is deserved....the Activa looked great.

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Well done! That Activa looks mint (and no, I don't mean it has a hole in the middle!).

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Congratulations David, well deserved.

Apologies for failing to attend, bereavement intervened.

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Congratulations David, from looking at the car it looks like a worthy winner!

I also like your number plate covers.

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Well after a busy week, a couple of days in Aberdeen and other things going on, I've finally managed to get a look at the Activa. It's not a pipe that's burst at all. The fluid is coming out of where the electrovalve goes into it's housing. I did notice that when I put a new o ring on it the other week the valve didn't look that great.

Will need to try and find a good electrovalve and get it swapped out now :)

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Re: David Hallworth's Blog aka All Things V6!

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We could meet up and have an EV swapping party...:(

I am off to a local scrapper tomorrow...he has just taken in 3 Xantia....I am on the look myself, but if there are extra good ones would you like me to recover one for you ? EV or EV+Block ?

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Re: David Hallworth's Blog aka All Things V6!

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My block is OK I think... But if there's any good EV's then I'd certainly appreciate the efforts to recover it :)

Thanks Sticky!

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Re: David Hallworth's Blog aka All Things V6!

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will look in the morning David...............as of tonight EV's can be got new from Citroen at a price (no NFP on the Cit.Serv list)

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Before they went NFP they were around £180 IIRC.

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EV part is not NFP according to my connection....