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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Re: Tales from beyond the grave AKA Dan & Emma's Black & White Xantiae... & a 206

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ekjdm14 wrote:
18 Feb 2018, 13:19
Given the choice between working AC in White and owning a 405 Mi16 project I know which I'd choose :D


I can't argue with that Dan! In full agreement there :)

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Heated seats -yukh! Like sitting in a recently vacated seat on public transport!

"Air" on the other hand, I love, it's brilliant for keeping windows clear, but I think my 1st XJ40 was the last car it worked on - & that died in South Africa: NOT funny. I was told it sort of worked by the vendor of the red Cherokee, really? However, having run the bearings on the compressor on the green one by not having it gassed, once the trans swaps done, I'll fit the spare compresor & have them both re-gassed.
Cadillacs of course do not just have a/c but - "climate control" Actually they have almost useless heating & ventilation because, I suspect, it is too complex for its own good: when it's cold I much prefer to be in the C15 - even though the fan doesn't work!

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Re: Tales from beyond the grave AKA Dan & Emma's Black & White Xantiae... & a 206

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Rack boot is here, youngest is off school but going to his nana tomorrow so if the weather is kind maybe get the 206 brakes back together (not sure if I posted about that, the brake fluid leak was a wheel cylinder, had one in stock so just need shoes and a clean up) then White's rack gaiter fitted and off for a test before the weekend perhaps.

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Dan, all the best with the planned work and have fun with the rack gaiter :)

I must check mine over today ready for a long trip this weekend...

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Re: Tales from beyond the grave AKA Dan & Emma's Black & White Xantiae... & a 206

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Got B-All done as yet, got a pulled muscle in my back so might have to leave it a while. I'm hoping the rack gaiter will be not "too bad", I've done a driver's side one on Black and it was.... fiddly. :D

I can't see there being much up with your cars Jim, you don't let them misbehave!

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Dan, so sorry to hear you've pulled a muscle :( Hope it soon resolves...

The driver's side gaiter is the easier of the two and fiddly is a good description! The other side is both fiddly and a pain...

I had to apply spanners to Sally today... More in my blog later...

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It's getting better as the day goes on thanks, think it's the reasonably warm weather tricking me into thinking I'm as flexible as in summer that caused it lol

That's a bit of a bummer to hear about the driver's side, I was under the impression that the other side was easier... Ah well, it's got to be done so it'll get done :)

Surprised there was work needed on Sally though, will have a gander in your thread after & see what's occurring. Just having a bite to eat and a brew then off to stick another note on the house door regarding the Mi16, you know, just to make sure... (it's rained since the last one was left)

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It's the ram that makes it a bit trickier on the passenger side Dan..

Pleased to hear the back is getting better...

I can advise some good stretches and exercises to keep you flexible... I do them every morning...

These are especially important before starting any serious spannering in the cold...

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Bit more mobile today :) helped in no small part by the sun I believe.

206 brakes are back together and bled, handbrake works better than it ever has done thanks to getting rid of the automatic adjusters and setting the shoe clearance by hand. bloody fiddly working through the wheel-bolt hole but definitely worth it. 4 clicks and not a lot of effort & the wheels are almost locked, will just have to keep on top of adjustment when I service the car.

Musical cars complete and White is back on the drive ready for the rack gaiter.

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Good to hear the back is a bit better Dan :D

Great result on the 206. I know that job so well and yes, 'bloody fiddly' is a good description... Good practice for the next fiddly job on White ;)

The weather today has been simply gorgeous :) If it's the same tomorrow I'll be very happy...

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Same here, if the weather was like today every day for the rest of time I'd not complain! At least the fiddly adjustment wasn't the "skinned knuckle" type of fiddly like I guess the rack will be.

Automatic brake shoe adjustment, as far as I'm concerned, is nothing but a gimmick and probably causes more problems than it solves in the longer term.

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ekjdm14 wrote:
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Automatic brake shoe adjustment, as far as I'm concerned, is nothing but a gimmick and probably causes more problems than it solves in the longer term.


Yes, I'll go along with that Dan :twisted:

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CitroJim wrote:
18 Feb 2018, 16:15
ekjdm14 wrote:
18 Feb 2018, 13:19
Given the choice between working AC in White and owning a 405 Mi16 project I know which I'd choose :D


I can't argue with that Dan! In full agreement there :)


Yes, me too, I love a working air-con.

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van ordinaire wrote:
20 Feb 2018, 02:52
Heated seats -yukh! Like sitting in a recently vacated seat on public transport!


I love a nice heated seat, as long as it's my heated seat, and a clean one! Wonderful for my iffy back on a freezing morning like today!

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Re: Tales from beyond the grave AKA Dan & Emma's Black & White Xantiae... & a 206

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Michel wrote:
24 Feb 2018, 07:16
CitroJim wrote:
18 Feb 2018, 16:15
ekjdm14 wrote:
18 Feb 2018, 13:19
Given the choice between working AC in White and owning a 405 Mi16 project I know which I'd choose :D


I can't argue with that Dan! In full agreement there :)


Yes, me too, I love a working air-con.


:rofl2: where's your sense of adventure man! 8-) Here's a good compromise, if I get the 405 and it has air con I'll try my utmost to have it functional!