Elmas Xantia V6 and Musical Stuff

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CitroJim wrote:
24 Sep 2017, 13:57
GiveMeABreak wrote:
24 Sep 2017, 13:08
Our Usual trick - knives left in the washing up bowl - Ouch!


Yes, I always wash knives separately after once being seriously bitten by one hiding amongst the bubbles in the washing-up bowl...

Hope it soon stops James and will be good to hear of much success today :)


Good knives should never go in the washing up bowl or dishwasher, or even on the bench.
Washed and dried individually after use and put away!

My hands are cut to ribbons at the minute, been using my Don Carlos knife which is sharpened to the point of stupidity and has sneaky ways of catching me out :(

Like this:
Moon-Knife-PVCu-Window-Knife.png
Nicked from the Internet :roll:

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18th century mass murder weapons in the kitchen are great !

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That's a devilish looking knife James :)

I learned from you Alasdair how to look after my knives in a knife-block.. I practice what you taught me now, always :)

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"Bowels In or Bowels Out?"

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Actually it was just where the gardening wore through my skin yesterday, no knife injuries.

Had mixed success with the headliner.
It is in and no longer sagging.
It did however chuck it down so I don't cut the extra holes for the drivers handle and the 3 courtesy lights (it only has one for the front passenger).
The old headliner spewed gluey foam stuff allover the car.
Most has picked off but some has really smeared the seats, carpets and new headliner, it's going to be fun to remove.
So plenty of work left to do.

Had no joy at all with the aftermarket remote locking, have deduced that the unit is knackered and asked for an exchange.

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Well I was sat here trying to write up the cambelt and sealing the cam boxes. It's demoralising me so much I'm not going to continue after spending 2 days of my precious breaks on it.

The cars working fine, I still need to put some plastics back and jet wash off the oil. Nothing going to happen for 3 weeks as I now have to work 7 days a week x2 to make up the lost hours. It doesn't feel worth it anymore, the things killing my free time, my happiness and my bank balance. Too many of the parts I bought including the water pump and the ignition leads didn't fit and need to be purchased again.

I think I'm going to get a van thats big enough to sleep in on a mech diesel and the Xantia can rot.

Sorry Ragger, I know you were looking to me for advice but I've lost all enthusiasm and I'm so worn out working 9.5hrs every day I can't piece together what we did anyway. I'm that fed up all I have to say is negative and you don't need to hear it.

I won't be on the forum for some time, at least until I have some free time to tend to the car, or possibly ever if the car remains my enemy.
This is the end of my blog, I no longer enjoy keeping it.

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James, just put this blog on hold. At THIS moment you do not enjoy keeping it. Give it time (weeks, months maybe), and then just dip back in and have a look. You might still dislike it, but you equally might like what you find.

Working 9 1/2 hours a day, 7 days a week hurts. I know. However, a long time back I was working 100 hours a week. After a couple of months of that my doctor ORDERED me to cut back on the hours as I was heading for a breakdown (physical or mental, take your pick).

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Hell Razor5543 wrote:
15 Oct 2017, 15:19
James, just put this blog on hold. At THIS moment you do not enjoy keeping it. Give it time (weeks, months maybe), and then just dip back in and have a look. You might still dislike it, but you equally might like what you find.


James, totally agreed ;)

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Hell Razor5543 wrote:
15 Oct 2017, 15:19
James, just put this blog on hold. At THIS moment you do not enjoy keeping it. Give it time (weeks, months maybe), and then just dip back in and have a look. You might still dislike it, but you equally might like what you find.


Yes, as a sufferer of recurring health-related mental health grumpiness/depression/fury myself, I fully agree with James. Go away for a while, ignore the car. It's for similar reasons I had the admins disable my account for a while as I was having malfunctioning brain issues again. I didn't want to be able to post fury, abuse and negativity!

I'm still grumpy.

take care of yourself!

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Michel wrote:
15 Oct 2017, 16:36
I'm still grumpy.


Yea, and I'm the flying spaghetti monster :lol:

Everything else I totally agree with Mike - except the quoted statement ;)

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CitroJim wrote:
15 Oct 2017, 16:53

Yea, and I'm the flying spaghetti monster :lol:


You do appear to be wearing a rather modern colander on your head in your avatar pic. Is Pastafarianism another of your new life choices?

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Michel wrote:
15 Oct 2017, 17:04
CitroJim wrote:
15 Oct 2017, 16:53

Yea, and I'm the flying spaghetti monster :lol:


Is Pastafarianism another of your new life choices?


Ahh b*****ks.... I was hoping to keep that quiet :lol: :twisted:

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:rofl2: :rofl2: :rofl2:

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Really sorry you have worn yourself out with the car and everything else, James. Look after yourself and make decisions when you are feeling more yourself.

Must admit I am finding the prospect of getting all the jobs done on the engine of my V6 very daunting. It is a great shame as the car is actually running well as long as I keep everything topped up, but that is not the way to go. I had to do a 500+ mile round trip in two days last weekend and would normally have gone in the Xantia without question but in the end I decided not to risk it, so was glad that the C4 is a competent cruiser even if it doesn't make me smile to drive it.

I also will have to make some difficult decisions - wish I had more skills and knowledge!

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ragger wrote:
20 Oct 2017, 16:39
Wish I had more skills and knowledge!


All the knowledge you need is on here Rob... I just wish you were a lot nearer and I could offer some of my skills... A lot of the work you need doing i did just a couple of weeks ago and Possibly some more I'm doing right now ;)