Davie's french attraction.

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It's the wrong side [emoji22] Jim.

Just put the wheels back on the xantia. I got a grade 1 lesson on not taking chances with suspension while working on the car, and it's just as well I didn't. Suspension was on high when I jacked it up on to stands earlier and left on high. Put on the wheels, jacked drivers side, took out the stand and let jack down. 3 wheels on high, one on stand about 1/2 inch off ground. Jacked it up, took out stand, turn the jack release, bang whole car on the deck. If any part of the body was under it, it would have flat. Never seen that with a c5 and always jacked them the same. I'll never even change a wheel without an axle stand in on this car!
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:shock: good thing u did not loose any limbs !
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Blimey! That was a close one. Does that what they mean by Character with this car?
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Fake Concern wrote:Blimey! That was a close one. Does that what they mean by Character with this car?
This character said a few choice words!
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I was just looking through some old car photos, actually 2013 CCC Rally and found this pic of a Xantia. I remember being very taken by the look of it on those wheels & it kind of reminds me of your Activa! What do you think?

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That's a nice motor. I have on the correct size tyres now for 17" instead of the low profiles, two brand new uniroyal rainsport, 215/45/17 on the back, and because I'm a bit skint now I managed a swap with a mate of two tyres that came off for 205/50/17 very little used black round things! They are on the front, the profile works out the same and will do for now. The required hubconcentric spacers are also fitted and the car looks much better, in my eyes anyway. I know I have wheel haters, thays what makes us all different [emoji4]

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Not haters Davie, just personal choice....
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Away to see the MOT man with the 107

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MOT successfully passed. I would have been surprised if it had failed. 2 advisories though which I was not expecting but did know about. There is slight damage on the front nearside bumper, been like that for more than a year and I would not have expected a small scrape on the bottom of the bumper to have been mentioned, and one alloy has a slight flat spot on the inside edge. The tyre man mentioned it when he changed the front tyres to me, but it sealed and balanced no problem, and I can't feel anything driving it. I am totally unconcerned about these advisories. It's a working car! He actually missed one, if he's talking slight damage on bumpers, tha back one is cracked [emoji4] cos Shaun spun it, was very lucky, came to rest back on to the verge and only cracked it, and probably mabe a mass of his underwear [emoji90] [emoji13] [emoji23]
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Also filled both cars to the neck today, been an expensive day [emoji49] The 107 had done 318 miles since full, and the activa 320. Both on the reserve. Difference was 107 took £31.76 the activa £67.00! Oh what does comfort and power cost? Note I didn't say fun, cos the 107 is fun to drive sliding about on its narrow 155 section tyres [emoji13] [emoji4]
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155 makes it cheap to run . .. and easy to "drift# ;)
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The 107 is in serious need of a bath!
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The cause of one advisory on the MOT last week. "Slight damage to nearside front bumper" I would not have expected that to get a mention, and didn't last year!

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That is what black Gaffer tape is for :)
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I had a bit of fun in the activa on Tuesday going up to Elgin to visit my daughter. A windy piece of road and I was behind an Audi A3 3.2 quattro. I started to push him and he responded. He couldn't lose me on the windy bit. There is then a roundabout and an overtaking lane. There was a lorry on the roundabout so we came out behind it and the Audi out to pass it and floored it. I went after him but he got me on acceleration on the straight, but soon caught him again when we came into traffic. It's very satisfying shocking an expensive Audi in a £700 old French saloon [emoji4]

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Hooligan .....don't they hate it, hehehe, I love having fun with the Germans :)