Tales from beyond the grave AKA Dan & Emma's Black Xantia, pug 206HDi, Daniel's 206 Verve 1.4i, GTi180 plus XUD9TE 206!!

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I may well have a spare sunroof motor and gearbox ;)
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Oh, if there's nothing local and I can't repair the original I may well be in touch about that :)

I've just splashed out on some Purflux/PSA filters and will give it another good service now it's got a few more miles under it's axles, still shocked at how smooth and quiet a drive it is. For all it feels slow, it's actually deceptive in that there's very little in the way of initial "kick" when setting off but in true XUD fashion it just keeps building pace at the same rate, whether you're going from 0-10mph, 25-35 or 40-50mph etc I reckon it'd do it in the same time.

Truly a lovely change from the norm and I can imagine it being a relaxing long distance cruiser too... May even get to find that out if the lovely lady in my life allows it to take us to Scotland for a short break in a couple of weeks! :D Would be so much nicer over distance than the 206 I think anyway.
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A nice cruise to and around Scotland in September would be a breeze in it [emoji4]

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Re: Re: Black Xantia NA Diesel auto... FCF 'Knypersley Meet' ;)

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Kids will be back in school then though :( We did manage to attend what turned out to be an impromptu "FCF meet" at our local scrappy yesterday though. Was stood waiting for the council business rates man to bugger off and leave the poor owner alone (something to do with replacing a damaged metal fence with concrete & putting his rates up :( ) when a fella walks up & enquires "is that the Xantia that's on FCF?"...

So, a quick shout out to Dommo's dad :D hope you found that switch you were looking for. It occurred to me as we drove away, was it a heated rear window switch you needed? If so, it might not have been the switch at fault but the timer relay. A lot of HRW switches don't latch, just supply a signal current to the HRW relay to switch a timed supply.

We'll have to go back another day as the chap at the yard has also had a visit from HSE and is less willing to let the kids roam round now sadly :/ On the plus side the Xantia estate we were going to "visit" appeared to still be there along with a good amount of stuff we haven't seen before.

Also thanks again to Phil (exect) for the spheres and other bits. Fitted the spheres yesterday evening & while the ones we removed were still good, these are noticeably better. Now for a bit of 206 fiddling, I may try and get started on the rear beam as it's knocked the rear shock bushes out too recently so I would say it's ripe for renovation.
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ekjdm14 wrote:Kids will be back in school then though :( .
Yes. That'll prevent me going too.




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Love the impromptu FCF meet :D

Shame the scrappies are so hamstrung by HSE now. As a kid I loved exploring them and this, in part, is likely where a lot of my enduring interest sprang from...

Kids these days are so deprived because of nannying rules and regulations. I find it terribly sad.
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Very much are gone the days of clambering over cars stacked 3 high or more so get parts
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Actually Simon, he does still have the obligatory stacks of cars (although no more than 3 high). But for how long I wonder?

It's a real shame, as that's partly where my interest came from too (the other part being helped along by autism lol). I do hold out some hope though, as another enduring memory from growing up is of messing round in "dumped" cars. These all but vanished once scrap prices went up but they are now out there again for inquisitive souls to clamber round and try to start :D There's a partly fire damaged Jag S type on a car park in town at the moment in fact, and not long ago were there an MGF, RAV4 and another Japanese people carrier on the chemist's car park!
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I don't suppose a mk 1 C5 estate is there? am after the boot `shocks` as mine are no good :(
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Erm, really not sure but will keep an eye out when we're there next. Hopefully over the weekend time permitting since we didn't get a proper look yesterday.

Just snapped a pic of the Xantia sat outside, happily staring at the 206's pert behind :rofl2:
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Oh, postman just dropped a nice couple of parcels off. Air filter and Genuine oil filter (had a scare when I saw 'mecafilter' branding but seems they're now the OE supplier :? may do some further research on that one since I thought it was always Purflux)
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The Xantia is looking very smart :D

Having a similar fleet (ish) I know I'd rather drive my Gabriel any distance rather than the 207..

I think you'll end up feeling the same about your 206... It could be made redundant...
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CitroJim wrote:
Kids these days are so deprived because of nannying rules and regulations. I find it terribly sad.
Scrapyards.... the one I (and Hell Razor James not Alistair) use would be just about safe for a child under supervision. I used to cycle up to our local one as a kid (without a helmet) and get bits for my grandad's cars ;)

I agree about kids being nannied. I got grief the other day for letting Sam ride his bike without a helmet.... on a smooth grass field. Without danger or a bit of pain, kids will never learn how to manage risk or what is and isn't dangerous. They need to learn that sometimes things turn to sh1t and also that sometimes if you're not sensible or careful, it hurts. He wears a helmet if he's in a place where there is genuine danger - road or rough MTB trails.

I find teaching them to think and not be a damned idiot also helps instead of leaving it to teachers!


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Harlequin wrote:I don't suppose a mk 1 C5 estate is there? am after the boot `shocks` as mine are no good :(
Probably cheaper and easier to buy a new pair online.

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mickeymoon wrote:
CitroJim wrote:
Kids these days are so deprived because of nannying rules and regulations. I find it terribly sad.
I agree about kids being nannied. I got grief the other day for letting Sam ride his bike without a helmet.... on a smooth grass field. Without danger or a bit of pain, kids will never learn how to manage risk or what is and isn't dangerous. They need to learn that sometimes things turn to sh1t and also that sometimes if you're not sensible or careful, it hurts. He wears a helmet if he's in a place where there is genuine danger - road or rough MTB trails.

I find teaching them to think and not be a damned idiot also helps instead of leaving it to teachers!



Wise words Michael and ones I wholeheartedly concur with...
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mickeymoon wrote:
Harlequin wrote:I don't suppose a mk 1 C5 estate is there? am after the boot `shocks` as mine are no good :(
Probably cheaper and easier to buy a new pair online.

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