Life on the edge - the Diary of a C5

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Stickyfinger wrote: 18 Aug 2017, 06:39 He finally noticed it was a Peugeot................:)


No it's not, it's a Toyota ;)
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CitroJim wrote: 18 Aug 2017, 08:44
Stickyfinger wrote: 18 Aug 2017, 06:39 He finally noticed it was a Peugeot................:)


No it's not, it's a Toyota ;)

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Xantianut wrote: 18 Aug 2017, 01:01 Hello, Friends.

I shall bring this to Papa's attention but all my systems are working properly. Be nice to have a Lexia session anyway.

Bit like a good massage for humans!

Papa has also given me a bath and pampered me with a chammy leather. And, even if I do say myself, I look divine.....

You will not need to chat with the Lexia for a BSi reset, but it is always a good idea to have a Lexia session every so often, to make sure everything is tickety boo.
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daviemck2006 wrote: 18 Aug 2017, 08:45
CitroJim wrote: 18 Aug 2017, 08:44
Stickyfinger wrote: 18 Aug 2017, 06:39 He finally noticed it was a Peugeot................:)


No it's not, it's a Toyota ;)

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Yes!!!

Just as a 205 was a Simca in disguise ;)
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Hell Razor5543 wrote: You will not need to chat with the Lexia for a BSi reset, but it is always a good idea to have a Lexia session every so often, to make sure everything is tickety boo.


I just wish I could get my B******* Lexia to go, won't work on the laptop with Windows 10 so obtained a nice old Dell laptop with Win XP, I've got two disks with Diagbox on one downloaded from easydiagnostics and the other supplied on disk from tools4car.co neither of them will completely load, they run right through the process then stop with the message "An error occurred the program was not completed."

Cant decide if it's something corrupted on XP or the disks, seems strange that neither will work. I ran a system restore on the laptop but it didn't help. :x
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If you are ever heading into the RG1 area on a Tuesday or Wednesday (with a few hours to murder) give me a shout, and we can see if my disks will work on your system.
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CitroJim wrote: 18 Aug 2017, 04:53
Zelandeth wrote: 17 Aug 2017, 19:02 especially given the 107 is showing signs of not being long for this world...


:shock: I hope that's a typo Zel... Surely not? What's wrong with it to warrant scrapping it? :(


Should have read "the one in the 107..." in the context of the battery replacement just discussed.

That's what I get for trying to do three things at the same time, I should know better than to try to multitask!
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Zelandeth wrote: 18 Aug 2017, 13:15
CitroJim wrote: 18 Aug 2017, 04:53
Zelandeth wrote: 17 Aug 2017, 19:02 especially given the 107 is showing signs of not being long for this world...


:shock: I hope that's a typo Zel... Surely not? What's wrong with it to warrant scrapping it? :(


Should have read "the one in the 107..." in the context of the battery replacement just discussed.

That's what I get for trying to do three things at the same time, I should know better than to try to multitask!


Phew! That's a relief Zel :-D Had me worried for a while....
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Hello, friends!

My Papa regards walking and breathing as multitasking!!!!!
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Xantianut wrote: 18 Aug 2017, 22:19 Hello, friends!

My Papa regards walking and breathing as multitasking!!!!!


:lol: That made me giggle!
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Xantianut wrote: 18 Aug 2017, 22:19 Hello, friends!

My Papa regards walking and breathing as multitasking!!!!!

So thinking as well might cause the cranial systems to lock up?

It reminds me of a story I heard from my old school. A young boy started school, from the Whitley Wood area (where people are sometimes considered to be mentally challenged). He was constantly wearing a pair of headphones, connected to an MP3 player. Whenever a teacher told him to take it off the young boy protested, saying he needed it for medical reasons. After a few days of this the exasperated headmaster called the boy into his office. The headmaster told this boy to take off the headphones. Again, the boy protested, saying he needed them for medical reasons. An angry headmaster said he highly doubted it (as he had never heard of any medical conditions requiring headphones), and snatched off the headphones. The boy collapsed to the ground, looking a lot like a fish out of water. Stunned, the headmaster listened to the headphones, where he heard;
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Was that David Beckham?
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Xantianut wrote: 19 Aug 2017, 16:46 Was that David Beckham?


No, but definitely the son of a blond....
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Hello, Friends!

Papa,has been scratching his head.

Ever since my MOT, I have been developing a loud clonk in my rear suspension. Papa has worked out one cause, my exhaust catching on my tow bar bracket. So all he can do is grin and bear it!

The new clonk,was on the right hand side. So Papa thought and thought then had a eureka moment!! I have been lots of Citraerobics in the drive (and some other places!!!!) and these have cured the clonk in stages! Papa thinks the lubricant in my rear suspension needed redistributing, I just think it's the mileage catching up!

Papa has also treated me to a jetwash down the back of my powerful engine. This has cleaned off the spilled oil and brake fluid down by my precise steering rack and means I do not drip oil any more. Much better! Any chance of cleaning the top of my powerful engine, Papa?

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Hello, Friends!!!!

What an interesting day on Saturday! Papa went to the Severn Valley Railway to watch and photograph the trains and Maman did the shops. They were happy and I have decided that I would love an engine from one of those class 52 Westerns! What a sound! V12 with a big, big turbo and 1,250 hp. The vast clouds of smoke may be a problem but surely Papa can sort that out!

It was the trip in to Bridgnorth that impressed Maman. We were following a chap in a little Kia when he slammed on his anchors because he had seen the sign for a Car Boot Sale. Papa was not driving too close but my EBA kicked in when he stamped on my brake pedal. My hazards came on and I stood on my grille for Maman, she has never seen my EBA in action before!

Papa did check my streamlined nose end to see if I had been damaged after hitting the invisible wall!

It is nice for my people to know they have a safe car and I am so glad Papa looks after my powerful brakes properly.
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