Davie's Activa Clutch

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I think I will phone them tomorrow and say I'm really wanting that number and desperate to get it onto one of the last remaining 28 xantia activas on the road that I am going to keep forever and I would pat a lot more than that for it

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myglaren wrote:Is the number plate still on your car Jim? :twisted:
It was this afternoon Steve!!!
daviemck2006 wrote:I think I will phone them tomorrow and say I'm really wanting that number and desperate to get it onto one of the last remaining 28 xantia activas on the road that I am going to keep forever and I would pat a lot more than that for it
Is that so Davie, just 28 left? That's a heck of a rate of attrition... On that basis we know the whereabouts of most of them...

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Yes and the number in question is on one of them already, which is going to be kept forever [emoji4]

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daviemck2006 wrote:Yes and the number in question is on one of them already, which is going to be kept forever [emoji4]
It certainly is and yes, it is going to be kept for ever :)

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Just looked at how many left, it actually says 26 now[emoji15]

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Is that 26 in total ... or runners?

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That will be taxed and road legal I believe.

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Yes, current road tax. There's also xantia turboactiv 11 listed, don't know exactly what that is, the 26 are listed as xantia activa turbo. Could mean 37 cars taxed

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Assistance to get the gearbox back married to the engine is now arranged for this weekend, weather permitting :D

Meanwhile there's not a lot to be done but just before it started to rain this afternoon I installed the OS handbrake cable... An easy job, just be careful to ensure the cable passes through all the guide rings as it's easy to miss one...

The business end of the new cable...

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As I said earlier, access to the compensator, where the other end of the cable goes, is a bit marginal on an Activa. Here's a picture to show just how marginal it is... The big rusty thing in the picture is the cat! That's how close it all is :twisted:

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The bits of random shiny metal is the heat shield...

Another place where little girly hands are a great asset :-D

I'll pop the NS cable in (actually a bit easier) as soon as it arrives...

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I hope it's with you tomorrow or friday. Once you have the gearbox in then you will be on the home straight. I'm looking forward to getting a bit of activa therapy lol

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daviemck2006 wrote:Once you have the gearbox in then you will be on the home straight.
Yes, just one big reassembly job after that Davie and it shouldn't take long... Reassembly is always easier than disassembly as you know you're not fighting stuff that's been happily resident for many years and is reluctant to come apart...
daviemck2006 wrote:I'm looking forward to getting a bit of activa therapy lol
I'd say borrow mine for a few days but the logistics are a bit tricky!

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I've just had a call from rev transfers. They have tried to contact the owners of the reg I'm interested in and left several messages with no response. They will try again in a few days [emoji12] [emoji13]

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Now that's interesting because I see no sign of anyone unknown to me trying to contact me bar for some kind soul on Hotmail trying to flog me little blue pills.

Maybe they're writing to me?

Or, have they tried to contact the previous owner of the plate I wonder?

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The guy said left messages, so I presume that means answer phone or email. But then how would they find out your number or email address?

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daviemck2006 wrote:The guy said left messages, so I presume that means answer phone or email. But then how would they find out your number or email address?
Good point Davie...

They could conceivably get my address as keeper from DLVA and write to me but I don't believe DVLA have my email address or phone numbers unless they record them when they are submitted during on-line tax renewal...