Davie's Activa Clutch

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Stickyfinger wrote:Ahhh, the left legged "Great Northern Haggis"....nice and fat. Not like those right legged lowland ones ....bloody organic haggi , short of good lung mince
Those organic ones are a poor imitation. Wild northern haggisses are far better. And if you pluralise them to haggi they go hide. Remember these are wild Scottish animals and if any soft southerners get onto their grounds the southerners get drowned in a vat of irn bru and made into German smoked sausages. The haggisses are scared of us native Scots though. They know if we catch them we bite off their heads, dip them in a mars bar batter mix then deep fry them for breakfast.

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daviemck2006 wrote:
Stickyfinger wrote:Ahhh, the left legged "Great Northern Haggis"....nice and fat. Not like those right legged lowland ones ....bloody organic haggi , short of good lung mince
Those organic ones are a poor imitation. Wild northern haggisses are far better. And if you pluralise them to haggi they go hide. Remember these are wild Scottish animals and if any soft southerners get onto their grounds the southerners get drowned in a vat of irn bru and made into German smoked sausages. The haggisses are scared of us native Scots though. They know if we catch them we bite off their heads, dip them in a mars bar batter mix then deep fry them for breakfast.

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Just caught up with the past couple of days posts ... good form guys. To be expected Davie but you gave as good as you got. Well fought for us norverners (i'm close to scotland up here and would gladly see another wall built just south of here [emoji1] ).

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There was, but the Picts strippied it for building materials.
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Just read through this thread in its entirety. Some good work and good laughs along with it. The car is still performing faultlessly. I am not using it for local stuff. If I'm either at work or just nipping to the shops or daughter's then it's the 107 that gets used. So the activa just gets the longer runs twice a week usually that I do, and out for a thrash occasionally just because I can. And now I am registered disabled so is it going to be so that means no road tax [emoji4] I had to choose saving £20 a year on the 107 or £240 on the activa so I thought about it for about 1/2 a second [emoji23] I'm having a couple of welder type guys check it in the next week or two. If they say just patch the little bits of the sill that's all it will get, one has had a quick look and a doner bit for the left side goor shut would be vastly preferable but not a must have, but wouldn't be so neat a job with out. I'm guys that's the end of this wee blog, of course the progress of the welding will be told, and the car followed in my French attraction.

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Davie, excellent news on the Activa and on your disabled registration; that's got to be a big help to you...

Looking forward to the news of the welding ;)
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xantos wrote:I can't believe either that someone can change a clutch like that... :shock:

But sir Jim is probably so tinny he can fit in the gearbox to tighten the clutch in place :-D
Ive done three HDi 110s like this infact all my xantia clutchs like this.. but i use a trolly jack to support the gearbox.. once its out of the engine bay its one damm heavy box to lift back in see..
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Oh yes, it's a heavy old 'box for sure!
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Re: Davie's Activa Clutch

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Hi Jim, Davie et al.

I’m a returning member to the forum (even though not previously active or engaging member). I generally spent more time on the XM club due to my obsession with with my Mk1.
I picked up this thread on a google search having hit trouble with my Xantia slave cylinder. I read that Jim had done a blog when suggested to another member who was having trouble with his slave cylinder.

Anyways, I enjoyed catching up on this blog and what you learnt. My troubles are with the availability of a replacement slave rather the clutch which was easily replaced by trusted garage.

I found out the hard way that Citroen does not offer a replacement and that it’s an all in one complete part. I’ve found the same offering from Euro and GSF of the FTE version which doesn’t have the connecting pipe and master as per the OEM part number.

I’m challenging myself to find a solution to this problem so will start a seperate blog once I have something tangible to share. If I fail then I will return to you all for help with any old parts knocking around.

Wish me luck, chat soon.
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Re: Davie's Activa Clutch

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I'm doing the clutch in my CT turbo right now, this thread has some great info on what I'm in for, my big stress today will be whether I can free off the box with the throw out bearing letting go. Fingers crossed.

One point for folks having a go is when the box is mated to the engine again the clutch fork engages the throw out bearing into the clutch plate and a metal ring on the bearing snaps into the plate locking it in position by pulling the fork back. You can see a rectangular hole in the fork to fit a tool. A special tool is recommended but a L shaped hook on some 6mm with a handle will suffice. You give it a yank till you hear it click.

I found this explanation for clutch job for a Peugeot but it is essentially the same procedure for a Xantia.

https://www.petrila.net/repair/2/406d8/ ... cg1ek3.htm


In addition the slave cylinder on mine wouldn't budge simply by pushing the spring washer in and rotating counter clockwise. It did appreciate a pair of vice grips giving it a good quarter turn before it slid out. I was anxious about breaking it as it is plastic and old. It tolerated the grips very well.
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Nice link....
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Re: Davie's Activa Clutch

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I'm starting a clutch job on my Activa, sry if this has been covered somewhere this thread but is it necessary to drop the subframe to get the gearbox out?

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Fernando_221 wrote: 22 Feb 2023, 21:16 I'm starting a clutch job on my Activa, sry if this has been covered somewhere this thread but is it necessary to drop the subframe to get the gearbox out?

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Mate, I've had no previous input to this thread, but I really think the answer to your question is, or should be, read through the thread, then ask if you're still unsure of anything. It won't take as long as you think, and I'm certain you'll learn a lot...