My S1 Activa

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My S1 Activa

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As i'm sure a lot of you will know i've got Franklin's old Activa.
I've had it now for about a month now and in comparison to the V6 its not as quick but i much prefer the manual box. its a good solid engine and box and i've enjoyed it muchly.

Now despite what Jim might think i am very picky about my cars, they have to be perfect, mechanically at least. So in light of this i have been shopping, 5 points if you can identify all the parts ;)

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and tonight i've started the CXM preperations....

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and to cure the activa shuffles.....

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Post by Citroening »

That looks familiar! :wink:
Glad to hear that you are enjoying it Chris, and it certainly looks like you are treating it well! :D

I'm looking forward to seeing you and the Activa again at the CX, XM and Xantia Rally. 8-)

Your old V6 will be there with it's new owners on the Saturday too - it'll be like a reunion! :lol:

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Post by lexi »

A few quids worth of bits mate. You wont be going out for a few weekends Would like to see a back up for axle stands.....................don't want ANY mishaps! I use sleeper blocks.

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Post by Deanxm »

Ah same shopping list i have :lol: just need to do the front wishbone bushes, clutch, bottom ball joints and sort out the shuffles and im done, wont be doing it anytime soon though unfortunatly.

Good luck with the work and i will see you there

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Post by Chris570 »

Deanxm wrote:Ah same shopping list i have :lol: just need to do the front wishbone bushes, clutch, bottom ball joints and sort out the shuffles and im done, wont be doing it anytime soon though unfortunatly.

Good luck with the work and i will see you there

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Surely with an Activa your work is never done ;)

mine has a clutch that is 'just' starting to slip but i have an evil plan for that anyway, that's stage 2 of my activa plans that also include removal of the sodding keypad so i can put my phone somewhere.

hopefully this afternoon i'll get the hubs and wishbones off as i'm converting the hubs over to the later ones which will take the 288mm brakes as i much prefer them.

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Post by Citroenmad »

Your certainly getting stuck in with it.

Thankfully out of your shopping list mine only needs new wishbone bushes. I also need to get a new radiator but other than that I have the parts, I just need the time :lol: My clutch is a good'en too.

Im thinking your 'evil plan' involves a V6 ... :lol:

My phone fits perfectly in the small pocket near the handbrake. All too perfectly as I can't get it back out :lol: I quite like the feature of the keypad, I keep getting in the XM expecting it to have one after being used to the Xantia and it doesn't.

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Post by Chris570 »

ah no no no, v6 would be far too simple ;) (well probably not in reality but its not a route i shall be entertaining just yet)

the clutch only slips sometimes when driving it in a 'spirited' fashion when releasing the clutch so its not toooo bad yet.

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Post by Deanxm »

I have to admit the keypad is a pita but i do like it, i had a saxo with one recently too and it does mean you can leap out and not have to take the keys with you or worry about the car being sat on the drive with the keys in the ignition.

I may have to do my remaining two wishbone bushes this week as they are really creaking and letting the wheels flop about, should have done the front ones when i did the back ones but they a) looked like a pig to get out and b) seemed in good condition :roll: ive broken an exhaust mount off too and now its got a slight blow from middle pipe join.....................

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Post by Chris570 »

Thats not so good, i'm not sure on the condition of the front bushes but they look ok but i figure while i'm in there etc...

Lying underneath the car yesterday access to the turbo looks quite good and the manifold looks fine as well. Dunno what Jim's problem was tbh


*hides from Jim's reply*

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D'oh, I forgot about the slight blow on the exahust on mine too. I got a new clamp with the car and all it needs is resealing and the new clamp fitting.

Its MOT is due next month and its out of tax this, I need to get my finger out! Im thinking ill SORN it over winter so I don't use it in the salt, but I plan on getting it through its MOT so its road ready.

Hmm, so its not a V6, you must be keeping the TCT ...

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Post by Chris570 »

Citroenmad wrote:
Hmm, so its not a V6, you must be keeping the TCT ...
now why would you presume that when PSA make so many lovely engines ;)

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Its going to be a diesel isn't it? :lol:

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I've always been a big fan of the TU1 engine

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Chris570 wrote:I've always been a big fan of the TU1 engine
How many are you planning on putting in? :lol:

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Post by Chris570 »

well i figure it just needs 1 to power the hydraulics