V6 Xantia......... the beginning of another adventure

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Trainman wrote:Sold!!!

Hehehe
Trouble is Steve, that's reduced your debt by only 34p....
citronut wrote:
CitroJim wrote:
Pay up or the Xantia gets it....
or should that read
get chop suey now your an artist Jim of the martial variety :twisted: :-D :lol: :rofl2: :rofl2: :wink:
Oh no, can't do that. that's Chinese! The sort of martial art I practice is Japanese... I guess I could threaten with a Wagamama...

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CitroJim wrote:
citronut wrote:
CitroJim wrote:
Pay up or the Xantia gets it....
or should that read
get chop suey now your an artist Jim of the martial variety :twisted: :-D :lol: :rofl2: :rofl2: :wink:
Oh no, can't do that. that's Chinese! The sort of martial art I practice is Japanese... I guess I could threaten with a Wagamama...
ok how about

チャプスイ :lol: :lol: :lol:

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citronut wrote: チャプスイ :lol: :lol: :lol:

私はあなたが日本のマルコムスポーク知らなかった! :wink:

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CitroJim wrote:
citronut wrote: チャプスイ :lol: :lol: :lol:

私はあなたが日本のマルコムスポーク知らなかった! :wink:
And a portion of chips please...

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41,26,15 please... ;-)

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BINGO

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CitroJim wrote:
citronut wrote: チャプスイ :lol: :lol: :lol:

私はあなたが日本のマルコムスポーク知らなかった! :wink:
aaah so

goooogly translates a wonderful ting :-D :lol: :rofl2: :rofl2: :wink:

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CitroJim wrote:
Trainman wrote:Sold!!!

Hehehe
Trouble is Steve, that's reduced your debt by only 34p....
Oh, come on, that's a bit mean! Don't you mean £3.40?
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Yep, Sorry James, my bad. Maths was never my strong point :oops:

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Right back on topic, you rabble.......

Tried the battery off the Xantia yesterday and nothing changed so left the car overnight and still nothing, I haven't tried to use it since 7:00am this morning so at the moment I don't know if it's working or not......

Of course this result in me taking SWMBO polo to work this morning as the C6 is on "other duties" at the moment, so really not pleased with it at all......

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The C6 doing duties for swmbo at all?

I thought of your C6 while at Paris autos yesterday as they have one that's waiting for a part from citroen but is always having issues. The doors for example close slowly by themselves and have no resistance to stay open at all! Very odd. It looked ok but they said it's in and out with electrical gremlins a lot!

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No, SWMBO hasn't got the C6, I'm not saying anything at the.moment, all will become clear......

Just taken the Xantia up the road and still no change, looks like I'm going to be in zee polo again tomorrow :evil: :evil: :twisted:

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I can lend you a spare semi decent car this week if you want one Steve? Or worst comes to the worst you could always catch peasant wagons ;-)

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No, thanks for the offer Will, but I'll stick with the polo, I've got the battery off the Xantia again, I'll put it back.on in the morning and give it another go, hopefully it should sort it, business t you just never know........

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Well, after finishing work this afternoon, I decided that as the Xantia was no better than yesterday, I would have a look at maybe trying to get at the gearbox switch and give it a clean with some contact cleaner, working on the principal that it's broken anyway.....

What a pig to get at.......... Jim told me once that before you do anything on a V6 you have to take the air filter off, and boy oh boy he wasn't wrong...... the gearbox multifunction switch is located behind the battery, under the fuse box and to the bottom right of the air filter (Harry Houdini eat your heart out..........

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I managed to get my fingers to it and get the connection off, I've given it a good soak in Electrical Contact Cleaner and I managed to get the connector back on and off a couple of times for good measure. I've put the Xantia back together, but left the battery off for a bit just as an after thought more than anything.......

Whilst, under the bonnet i spotted where I've been getting an LHM leak from, it's never been much of one but I couldn't find it, mainly because I thought it was coming from underneath.......... oh no, it's coming from on top, one of the pipe that runs across the near side of the radiator has a push together jubilee clip that secure a rubber pipe to a metal one, and yes it's coming from there.....

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I haven't got a small proper Jubilee clip so I'll pick one up tomorrow and swap it over......

Just going through the paperwork of the Xantia to organise getting the windscreen replaced and I discovered that the MOT is due on the 14th August :roll: :roll: just a day after the C6 :shock: :shock: :shock: things could turn out expensive....