Citroen Zx16v

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Thanks Ben , I look forward to some pics of yours .

Mark

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I managed to get an hour on the Zx today so I applied some Hydrate 80 on to the front arch and the jacking points .
O/S/R jacking point
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Centre jacking point

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O/S/F jacking point

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Front wing after one coat of hydrate 80

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And after the second coat

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Next job is to give all treated areas a coating of electrox zinc coating which I'm hoping to get done tommorrow after work . I've also got to call at the paintshop supplies and get a can of Citroen emerald green mixed up ready for the weekend .

Mark

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What with the better weather I managed to get some more work done on the Zx .

O/side sill with a coat of electrox zinc primer applied

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One of the side skirts full of 17 yrs of road dirt , not nice

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And the pair of skirts after a good soaking and clean with some bilt hamber surfex Hd , when I get time I will be using some IronX fallout remover to remove some spots of metal which have rusted onto the plastic . After this I will use some tar remover to clean any tar spots off .

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Osf jacking point sprayed

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Centre jacking point painted

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Front arch sprayed

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Spare wheel before

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And after a tidy and repaint in satin black

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Skirt clips soaking in a mix of surfex Hd

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Rear jacking point after paint & new lower skirt clip fitted

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And now new lower clips fitted to replace the damaged old ones

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Next job will be to apply some Uc underbody wax to the sill/jacking point areas to provide some protection then refit the skirts .

Thanks for looking , Mark

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That is looking great, that is a very nice job Mark 8-)

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Thanks Chris , I'm glad it's going back together now as it's been bugging me not looking it's best . If I get the chance I'm hoping to get the machine polisher out and get the paintwork looking better .

Mark

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looks good.

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Yet again the Zx is being called on for daily duties for a few days due to ANOTHER modern car chucking it's rattle out of the pram :roll: . This time it's the doblo , it went in on Tuesday this week to have a new flexi pipe on the front section of the exhaust in readiness for it's Mot , the exhaust fitter did a fantastic job as the quality of fiat exhausts is very poor and the Dpf is very crusty too . Anyway after finishing work today I thought I would put some diesel in before I take the car for it's Mot , filled up drove out of the petrol station with a lovely scraping noise from the back of the car , after stopping further down the road to find out that the pipe had broken off where it goes into the backbox :cry: . I removed it and put it into the boot and rang up and cancelled the Mot . The rest of the exhaust is not looking good so I'm looking at having a stainless pipe from the dpf to the back of the car with just a tailpipe to finish of as even with the rear box off there is no notably increase in noise . Thank heavens for the Zx , that never let's me down , I'd rather be spending the money on a stainless system for that .

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Its always nice to have these reliable older Citroens to fall back on when the moderns have other ideas. I loved using my Activa at the start of the year when my C5 decided to break. Well I liked it apart from having to drive it on the awful winter roads, so much salt around here.

They are even out tonight with their gritters. Come on people, Its October, yes its only 3 degrees but really! Id rather drive a bit slower than hear my car fizzing away with all the salt they insist on sand blasting our cars with :twisted:

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Gritters at 3 degrees on a cold clear night? It's complete madness. By Christmas they'll be whinging about being short of salt...

Even if it does freeze tonight it won't make dry roads slippery. A shameful waste of salt and needless corrosion to poor innocent vehicles :evil:

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CitroJim wrote:Gritters at 3 degrees on a cold clear night? It's complete madness. By Christmas they'll be whinging about being short of salt...

Even if it does freeze tonight it won't make dry roads slippery. A shameful waste of salt and needless corrosion to poor innocent vehicles :evil:
It is totally madness Jim. Actually its raining and after having just been out in the car its 2 degrees. There is no need for salt just yet, I detest the stuff and I dont even think its very effective.

Last winter the roads were as well gritted as usual but we still had bad crashes due to black ice on main roads. On one journey I did last winter I counted 7 crashes, one was an 8 car pile up on the motorway. Driving down the A1 was sheet ice, certainly keeps you on your toes! Its the people who rely upon the salt doing its business and their safety gizmos to set them right if who drive too fast for th conditions. Gritt less and educate people, that would be my plan!

I think I might buy a car I hate to use through winter, that way I wont really care :lol:

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Citroenmad wrote: I think I might buy a car I hate to use through winter, that way I wont really care :lol:
Tried that with Rattiva and I ended up caring very much about her. It just doesn't work. best to use your favourite and wash it underneath very regularly and dose her undersides up with lashings of Bilt Hambler's finest :wink:

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CitroJim wrote:
Citroenmad wrote: I think I might buy a car I hate to use through winter, that way I wont really care :lol:
Tried that with Rattiva and I ended up caring very much about her. It just doesn't work. best to use your favourite and wash it underneath very regularly and dose her undersides up with lashings of Bilt Hambler's finest :wink:
But a HDi Exclusive is never a car you could hate :lol: It would have to be something which I didn't like, though I would have to be slightly interested in it or I would not drive it. :lol:

That is my plan though Jim, keep the cars clean and well sealed and they will not be too effected by the winter, I hope! Im seriously cnsidering selling my C5 so my HDi Exclusive will be up for winter duties. Mind, how nice are heated seats!

Our eldest C5 gets an annual wash in April time, that gets through the winters just fine :? I did have to hoover it the other day, I couldnt bare it any more, left any longer and I would have had to hire a rotavator! My sister is not keen on car cleaning, as long as there is a clear patch on the front windscreen she doesn't mind having potatoes growing on the dash and front wheels under an inch of brake dust :lol: Poor car, it was immaculate when I had it.

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Citroenmad wrote:Its always nice to have these reliable older Citroëns to fall back on when the moderns have other ideas. I loved using my Activa at the start of the year when my C5 decided to break. Well I liked it apart from having to drive it on the awful winter roads, so much salt around here.

They are even out tonight with their gritters. Come on people, Its October, yes its only 3 degrees but really! Id rather drive a bit slower than hear my car fizzing away with all the salt they insist on sand blasting our cars with :twisted:
There was snow in Tow Law yesterday Chris so they were being cautious.
Probably just as well. I got up to make some tea early on, looked out of the kitchen window and wondered what the white stuff on the grass was (I did say it was early) Lots of snow here!

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Lovely morning down here :-D My favourite. Cold, crystal clear and bright sunshine. Had a lovely frost too :)

Some snow would be lovely too. Bring it on!

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I've managed to get the exhaust sorted on the doblo , I had a stainless system fitted from the Dpf back with a lifetime guarantee for a very reasonable £150 . I'll not be able to get it in for it's Mot until midweek so I'll enjoy my time in the Zx before the bad weather arrives .

Mark