I am an Activaist-v6 and a 2.1Estateerr

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Re: I am an Activaist-v6 and a 2.1Estateerr

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Rp0thejester wrote: 03 Feb 2024, 21:04 What's going on with the wheels? Looks like a cheap copy of a matchbox car from Poundland with wheels that slide from side to side.
The steels are just on for transport as the tyres were totally shot on the car (on that side).... I have all 4x ACTIVA wheels for the car.

(THF to it, it has sat on them for 17-18 years without moving !)
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New back box was needed on the AX before its MOT......... I had to use a "joiner pipe" with a flair on it as some bright spark had cut the original pipe and welded a section directly into the back box pipe/neck !....Not wanting to take every thing off and weld it I used a stainless steel joiner clamp to secure the new section on so I could use the correct clamp (flair-2-bulb) for the back box.

Box was sourced from Poland and aligned really well where the tail pipe comes out from under the bumper.
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Excellent :) Good to know it fits well... I may get one in stock for Bluebell...
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More prep work on the TaffyTiva............

Jacked and levelled with axle-stands so I could remove the spare and its tray.....excuse the oil staining as I applied loads of penetrating oil before I took the photo (dogh!).....I used a whole can !

However I could not see any wet patches or staining before I applied it. This mat be a good sign or it may have dried up over the years it had stood. All rusty looking areas have been hammered to check depth of corrosion, it all seems to be surface only so far.
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Looking good Alasdair :D
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Update on the TaffyTiva

Bodywork:Shell:
Fully inspected the shell, NO rust ....in fact quite amazing really. Sills, door 1/4's etc all in great condition. No problems on the rear wings or sill "ends". Small "ding" on the rear RH wheel arch lip. Front wings all fine.

Doors:
No rust problems with doors, hinges are good. Small ding in rear RH door. Frond doors fine, locks all work on the key. (need a battery to test central locking from the key) Power mirrors all work. Windows (front) are not working (fuse/wire into door ?) but rears do.

Bonnet,
This is slightly tweaked at the corners, it has been over in the wind I would think. It still fits etc but should be replaced. I will do so if I can find a blue one.

Roof,
All good except for the clear coat (surprise surprise !) delaminating.

Tailgate: Paint is typically poor, lock works fine. Opens & holds on the rams. "Sun Shade" boot cover present. Windscreen has a crack in it, this will need to be replaced (quoted £265 for a tinted one).

Under-Body:
All good really, some surface rust at the rear on the sub-frame extensions but all very solid to the pointed hammer. All pipes present, no leaks seen, all pipe covers intact and present with OEM fasteners. Sill end plugs missing (rubber grommets, rotted with time) but dry/no mud inside the sill so rotted whilst it stood.

Frontal area:
Paint needed on nose cone. Lights (both) need replacing, water in one sidelight.

Bumpers :
Rear good, front good, paint defects on front corners but not into the plastic, aliment good front & rear (no hits).

Engine bay :
Remarkable condition !....most of the zinc coating on screws bolts intact. All OEM pipe clips present, rubbers and hoses all amazingly intact and I could not see any that were looking old/split. Battery tray needs cleaning/repainting. Strut tops in the engine bay are good. Inside ECU box, dry, air filter clean inside, LHM tank solid, no leaks, does not look warped. Needs a "top" on the dipstick.

Interior :
All present, Cloth interior, manual "pump up stick works", no stains or rips in the seats, All plastic present. DRY, no water leaks or coolant smells. interior fan works, gauges work, radio works, all switches work. Heater controls good, Air-Con not working but after 17 years I would not think it would. Headlamps etc all work, flashers work, horn etc all good, buld out in the fog-lamps


Engine/Gearbox:
Starts on the button, zero codes on ELIT, sensors all work in range. Runs well but a little tappet noise, no smoke, over-runs or stumbles on idle.
Gearbox good (it seems) and clutch is perfect with good good bite point and soft release.
Leak (small hole) in center box on the exhaust.

Suspension:
No faults show on ELIT scan: IT RISES !!!!!
....it needed 4ltrs of LHM ! Zero leaks are seen anywhere on the car. Needed a replacement Accumulator sphere to get the regulator/pump to stop ticking. Rises and falls on the control leaver.
Electro-valves "CLICK" on/off on opening/closing the rear doors....however there seems to be a problem with one of the valves being slow so a "DIODE-Mod" is required...I will hard solder these new diodes into the ECU as the little black boxes are now no longer available.
Hard at the rear and the front (needs spheres). Strut tops are good, no delamination is evident on the under side rubber layers.
No creaking or knocks observed (yet), droplinks and lower all joints feel OK, lower control are P-Bushes "look" OK but not done a test drive yet.

Roll-Control:
Front roll control horizontal "height" corrector is very stiff/stuck, the car keeps a lean to the left due to this, I need to investigate this, lubricate or drill out and replace the hinge rivet. I will wash it out and lubricate first. Control rods and blocks are good but the blocks look dry (they would be after 17 years of not being used..easy fix). Needs a SC-MAC sphere for sure.
Both ACTIVA-RAMS are good and dry with good ball joints and bushes. Ram gaiters are intact.

Brakes :
Hand brake works, but is stiff. Brakes work (once it had LHM in it :), brake lights good. No leaks onto the foot pedal/under the carpet.

Steering
Power steering is fine, no "lumps" are felt, works with one finger as it should. Not "clunks" from ball joints.


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Well, that is a quick update of today's mega inspection....all in, it is a VERY Solid car with a few very fixable faults.
Normal consumable costs will be needed "all in one go" (spheres, belts, oil, brakes etc) but these would be costs needed at some point in the cars life anyway.
Paint needs "work" to make it presentable (nobody is going to do a full re-spray on an ACTIVA at est £4k are they !) and some remedial clear coating would make it not a bad car. The remaining paint (sides) will compound up just fine and all the bright strips are present.

Nice car (could be), an easy project with little expense if you discount out the consumable hit all in one go.
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That reads extremely well Alisdair, I think you have found yourself a gem there!! :-D
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Stickyfingers That's great news the Activa wheels look good - do you have all 4, I see the steel wheel has the proper lugs, does the driver's seat base adjust electrically (my old one did) but not sure if that was standard on Activa's? Headlining still defying gravity? :mrgreen:
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Skull....

Yes, I have all x4 wheels and the original spare....the alloys are perfect, no kerb rash at all. The reason it is on steels on one side is the tyres are totally shagged on that side after many many years sitting in the sun.
The seats are cloth manuals, not a wire or switch in sight :)

Mick.
Seems so, just need to make the numbers add up for it to be "worth" saving rather than stripping for spares.....
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:mrgreen: Looking like a BARGAIN :mrgreen:
On my 4th Citroën Xantia (X2 HDi (110))
Citroën sAXo Memphis Mk II
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Xantia x3 (2.0i TCT Activa)(2.1 TD SX)(1.9 TD Estate)
Xsara HDi VTR Coupe / Saxo 1.1i / BX 1.9 d / 4 x AX's (1.4D /1.5D)
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Have you landed in a parallel universe ? It all seems remarkably good :-D Marvellous ! :mrgreen:
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No parallel universe here..... I estimate at least £1200-1500 needs to be "spent" to get the car to a decent condition......

Bonnet
Bonnet roof, tailgate, frnt bumper, nose cone painted/clear coated
4 x tyres
Belts, idlers, tensioner, water pump,
oils, filters, gaskets
10 x spheres
Windscreen and fitting.
Brake pads, disks, seal kits for brakes
Wiper blades and miscellaneous.

This is only what I found today.....it does not take into account ANY other item(s) that may need replacing such as a height corrector, suspension bushes etc etc. OR the time and effort put into it.

Now, remind me how much a ACTIVA S1 2ltr sells for (if they sell at all) ?....there has hardly been a mad rush to buy the ones that have sold in the last few years has there ?
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I'll open the bidding at £1k.......... once you've done all the work :-D
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Yep, that is the problem with them TBH honest....exactly that :)
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Superb work Alasdair :D There, I said you had a rough-diamond and a hidden gem and that just about proves it!

Now all is needed is to polish that diamond and make her shine again :) At least you can be sure and confident it's turned out not to be one of those things you can't polish ;)
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