Dean's Activa/XM/V6 and now Talbot blog

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Toby_HDi
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Post by Toby_HDi »

Is it S1 or S2? What colour?

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Post by Deanxm »

Pretty sure its S1 (R) and its dark blue, never looked at the grill, i was under it most of the time.

Has a new bosal backbox too, the rest is missing/scrapped

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Post by Toby_HDi »

Deanxm wrote:Pretty sure its S1 (R) and its dark blue, never looked at the grill, i was under it most of the time.

Has a new bosal backbox too, the rest is missing/scrapped

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R plates can be S2 as well. If so the HA ECU is definitely worth getting as I'd like one :lol: . S1 and S2 ECUs are different.

Backbox would have been nice, were it not for the fact my exhaust as broken BEFORE the joint.

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Post by Deanxm »

Been a nice day today and work was went smoothly, so smoothly i was back in time to play.......
Took the oil filler out and got all the mayo out of it where its been idling on the drive a lot over winter, put about 2 pints of derv in and ran her for a minute, then drained it and filled with new oil, ran it then drained again and filled with new oil and changed the filter, cant see the oil on the dipstick now :lol: .
Gave the inside its final clean and hoover too, picking up all the rogue screws and trim bits that i had in duplicate.

Then while i was cleaning up i had a thought, ive spent a lot of time looking at the car over the winter so i think ive dont the rihght thing, if not its easy to put back anyway.......................

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CIMG3220 by Deanxm, on Flickr

I think its going to look really nice
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Post by Deanxm »

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CIMG2995 by Deanxm, on Flickr
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CIMG3221 by Deanxm, on Flickr

looks very nice without the front bumper extension, but then you have to take the sill covers off as they drop the car too much and makes the nose look out of proportion, the rear vallance is staying on as it works well with the exhaust and is not any lower than the original bumper thats under it.

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Post by Citroenmad »

That does look better 8-)

Are the wheels keepers?

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Post by Deanxm »

Hi Chris, yes the wheels are keepers they look very nice and all Hydraulic cits have to have open alloys, fact. Bleeding the brakes/pad changes are such a dramer without them.
when its not set on high with the back end on axle stands i will get some photo's without the body kit on, she looks nice, needs the sills repainting though as the black has faded but thats easy enough, the front never really looked 100% to me with that kit on it, it gavde it presence but i dont think it looked better.

What is it they say? more is less.

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Post by Citroenmad »

:lol: I can't imagine changing brake pads without removing the wheels! :lol:

It is a bit of a shame Xantias and Xms only came with 15" wheels, though i thought the Activa alloys were designed with strength in mind, to cope with the high forces when cornering. So go easy on those flashy 5 spokes! :roll:

I didnt think the kit looked 'too' bad but it will look better without. I bet your looking forward to using it a bit?

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Post by robert_e_smart »

It is a bit of a shame Xantias and Xms only came with 15" wheels
No it isn't! I can get brand new 205 65 15 Xm diesel spec Michelin Energies for £45 each!!!!

The Xantia looks a lot better now Dean, although the front spoiler thing you had on it didn't look all that bad either.

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Post by Citroenmad »

robert_e_smart wrote:
It is a bit of a shame Xantias and Xms only came with 15" wheels
No it isn't! I can get brand new 205 65 15 Xm diesel spec Michelin Energies for £45 each!!!!
Well yes, there is that :lol:

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Post by Deanxm »

The wheels will cope no problems, all wheels have to go through impact tests, ie hitting curbs side on etc without breaking, well i hope not or else you will see me getting pulled out of a hedge somewhere :lol:
No it isn't! I can get brand new 205 65 15 Xm diesel spec Michelin Energies for £45 each!!!!
Ive just got a pair of toyo's fitted, valved and ballanced for £100, 17" is the new 15" Robert, hav'nt you heard? :lol:

Just got a Pair of new front discs too for £10, who said Activa's were expensive to run :?

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Post by robert_e_smart »

17" is the new 15" Robert, hav'nt you heard? Laughing
I can't hear you!!! :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Post by Deanxm »

:lol: :lol:

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Post by robert_e_smart »

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Thats what you need, nice big meaty tyres!! Its nuts, theres more rubber and tyre there than your rubber band low profile things, and these "big" tyres are cheaper!

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Post by Citroening »

Looking nice Dean - long live the modified Citroen! 8-)