Davie's Activa Clutch

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Re: Davie's Activa Clutch

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One day a few months after I bought it I discovered a leak on the hose on the end of the fuel rail on my original 2.0i petrol Xantia in NZ - spraying a fine mist of fuel all over the engine! #-o

Discovered completely by accident before a long trip that could have written off the car had it caught fire. All it needed was the hose clip tightening... [-X It was only 8 years old at the time too...

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That could have been very nasty Simon. That as my worry with Robyn. I consider she had a very lucky escape there...

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I'm counting down the days untill I get the activa back. Shaun is using the 107 for his work, as his £40 civic failed the mot. Nothing major, driveshaft boots, 1 tyre, anti roll bar bushes, wheel bearing, slack not worn and no car fitted. I'm using the skoda, which I put back together with duck tape and zip ties. It does. I actually like it, having power yet still 51mpg on the computer doing deliveries. It's a pity it's lowered 60mm and I meet need a forklift to get out of it!ImageImageImageImageImage

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Re: Davie's Activa Clutch

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Looks like it's been through a hedge backwards Davie!

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"investigate the whirring ", not the fans running down?

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CitroJim wrote:Looks like it's been through a hedge backwards Davie!
It was actually a post and barbed wire fence and sideways Jim [emoji13] [emoji23]

The front bumper was ripped off completely, he was very lucky it did not roll, or rip off his new £500 front mount intercooler!

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daviemck2006 wrote: he was very lucky it did not roll
He was very lucky full-stop!

Davie, I took your car to work today... It was very happy and enjoyed a change of scenery and a chance to natter to some other cars...

I must say it goes well and is very comfy :D New brakes are starting to bed-in now too...

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That's great Jim. It's just waiting now to get the long run home, and then get stuck into the back roads up here

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Well I'm counting down the hours now for getting it back. I'm debating which route to take home. M1 and get totally stuck in Birmingham at rush hour, or go for the A1m and go across the a66 scotch corner to Penrith. Does anyone know what the traffic on the m1 and m1toll around 5 to 6pm. I am rerouting to Paisley to pick up a towbar from bw later on Tuesday evening then I think I will do a b&b in that area. That could give me some real activa roads home. Up the a82 the side of loch lomond and fort william

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A1/A1M may be a safer bet Davie and easy to get to the Black Cat from this location... You'd even pass the Team WFA HQ on your way!

Do you have a rough estimate of arrival time at my place tomorrow? I ask as I have an awful lot to do and must run a number of errands connected with my hols and don't want to be out when you arrive...

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The plane lands at 12.50 and Mike is picking me up. You will know better than I how long it is from Luton airport to yours. It doesn't look that far but maps can be deceiving

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I'd reckon some time just south of two then...

That'll be absolutely perfect as it gives me time to get all my errands and tasks completed :D

You may just see James (Elma) if he arrives in time...

Gives you time to get to the A1 before the traffic may get a bit heavier... I'll tell you of a back way through Cranfield...

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I think the A1 should be better. I could imaging the M6 to be a big carpark around Birmingham when I would be going past if I go that way. After picking up the towbar I can definitely see me doing fort William then through the heart of the highlands to aviemore, grantown then home. Anyone having been there will tell you that is proper activa territory.

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Is it a FCF gathering at citro towers tomorrow at 2pm? [emoji4]

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The M6 is f*#"^d pretty much all the way up to about J30 Davie. Unless you have a reason to go via the North West, then avoid it.

It's about 35 min from Luton airport to Jim's at a snails pace..