Elmas Xantia V6 and Musical Stuff

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Thats the spirit.

Have you ever built a set of bike wheels? I think you'd really enjoy it.
This is one of my most prized possessions, admittedly on a messy table.
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Got all the gear if you fancy a go in the future.
To be honest I could print you a better stand nowadays for under £10 to use with a metre or so of box section and a dial gauge.
I'd still lend you all the special bits though.

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Now that's impressive!

No, something I've never done James although I'd love to try one day ;)

Not yet as I have a V6 Activa to do first ;)

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Hardly new...the Spinning Jenny has already been invented mate >>>

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I'm fixed! It all went fairly painlessly and I feel great. I went for a drive and I'm totally capable again if a little rusty. I'm going to be able to start sorting out the cars again next week, Red first with droplinks, tracking and a basic service.
The Cottage looks to be working out as well, the owner texted me on the way home from hospital to say all of the works complete and would I like to take it before she advertises it. I've asked to take it in 2 weeks but pay the deposit now so I think I'm very likely to get it. Should fit in nicely with going back to work in 4-5weeks, I feel like 4 is fine but I've lost 13kg and basically have no muscles left so I'd better get training.

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Yay! =D>

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James, that's excellent news :-D

Be careful though, don't you go over-doing it now [-X I've been very guilty of that in the past and have learned the hard way..

Be especially careful in training to start gently and work up to it :wink:

May the excellent recovery continue unabated :-D

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That's brilliant that you are getting sorted out Elma. Take care going back to with and don't overdo it. After 3 years off I'm back working again, just part time permitted work a couple of hours in the evenings and I'm bloody knackered!

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My offer on the cottage was accepted subject to satisfactory tenant checks. No idea what they involve but I'm sure I'm fine or we can debate a solution.

Reds eaten some leaves, they've got stuck in the heater fan. It makes a horrible noise and spits the odd leaf through the vents. Sounds like it's directly below the glovebox hopefully, shouldn't be the worst thing I've had to get at. ebays offered me a voucher up to £30, equal to what I sell this week, so thats the drop links covered. The smoke under acceleration is terrible so I'm really keen to service the car. I'll be looking for a diesel pump and pressure regulator for it as soon as I get my first months work out of the way as well, please PM if you have either knocking around unwanted. I'll be posting a wanted ad later when I actually have the cash but I'll probably end up with another doner, thats what green was originally. Bought for the Radiator, diesel pump, wheels and pressure regulator right up until I drove it.

A big thank you as well to everyone for helping keep me going through the last few months. It's been nasty but theres been plenty of little smiles on the way and you lot gave me many of them. It's appreciated and won't be forgotten.

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James, that's excellent on the cottage :D

The fan is easy to get out.. Remove the felt trim below the dash in the passenger footwell (as if you were going into do the pollen filter) and the fan motor assembly will be very visible and held in with just three screws.. Disconnect the 4-way connector, undo the screws and the fan assembly will gently fall into your hands...

No worries on the other bit, I'm just delighted all is coming good and the recovery is progressing excellently :D Anyway, what are friends for?

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good news on the cottage mate.....

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Thanks Guys.

Out of interest, now Jims mentioned pollen filters, is it possible to fit a pollen filter to a Mk1 with no aircon easily? I don't really care for aircon enough to buy it but I do wish I had a pollen filter whenever I leave Wales or drive past the smelly farm.

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No, I think the heater boxes are a bit different but if you see the long slot and cover diagonally next to the heater blower when you go looking then it should be possible to slip a filter in...

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The standard pollen filter is mounted in the A/C evaporator housing, so can't be fitted to a non-AC car.

You could probably fit a pollen filter to the air intake under the scuttle trim (subject to access). This is what PSA did on the Peugeot 605 when pollen filters became the norm on up-market cars. Note that a pollen filter mounted ahead of the fan needs to be less restrictive (more surface area) than one mounted after the fan, because fans blow a lot more effectively than they suck.

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We're onto referencing so I think I passed the whatever checks. Here's a picture of the front, doesn't tell much as it's the inside and the views that are special.
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I'm going to have a look at the fan as soon as I get a chance. I'll remove it and see if a simple mod can be done to add a pollen filter. I'm not adverse to chopping a bit out and printing a new part so it may well work and theres filters galore to choose from. I have to do serious ebaying for a few days first to get this Cottage signed over and the car reinsured. Everyone has been right about overdoing it, I'm walking the Dog properly(ish) now and its exhausting so I won't plan very many tasks per day just yet.

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That cottage looks perfect James :D