My latest Xantia Activa

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Re: My latest Xantia Activa

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Well i have brought forward some of the items on my todo list as Citroen will be having my Activa at the Citroen UK HQ for exhibition at a dealers meeting later in the month. So Monday i dropped her off to have her alloys refurbished and just collected her, they now the look good as new. Apparently they were very corroded before and she feels smoother to drive now too, although concerned the back felt a little twitchy on a corner and i was not even going fast so will check tyre the pressure is correct later.
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Later in the week will have the wiper arms sanded down, repainted and then lacquered and externally she should look like a new car. :-D If anybody else is interested in having their alloys made to look like new it cost me £240.

I may look at replacing the whole rear drivers door next if i can get my hands on one (and then the cost of having that reprayed :( ), i have no idea whats been done to it in the past it feels tinny when you shut it compared to the rest, the trim is not secure, the plastic surround of the electric button has snapped away and does not work, and the person who resprayed the car said there is a screw under part of the window seal.

After that i need to decide if i want to part with £500 to get the heater matrix done. It has had 2 coolent flushes and now gets slightly warm but not red hot, not sure if this will get better with use.

Hopefully this year my Activa will be in very good condition.
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Re: My latest Xantia Activa

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Alloys have come up nicely :D
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Re: My latest Xantia Activa

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Solid centers as well
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Stickyfinger wrote:
10 Jan 2018, 13:08
Solid centers as well


Were some Activa alloys not solid centres? I thought they were all the same.
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Quackers wrote:
10 Jan 2018, 13:10
Stickyfinger wrote:
10 Jan 2018, 13:08
Solid centers as well


Were some Activa alloys not solid centres? I thought they were all the same.


S2 only were solid centres. S1 was removable centres... S1 wheels are the ones to have as it makes balancing easier ;)
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Re: My latest Xantia Activa

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Nope, two types
http://www.activa-club.fr/roues-alumini ... -fixation/

NOTE the differences in wheel bolts
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I have had both S1 and S2 Activa's and never noticed. The place the refurbished my alloys did say they were unable to balance my wheels due to them having solid centres.
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Re: My latest Xantia Activa

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Off the Activa goes to Citroen for exhibition at the Citroen dealer meeting.......
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Are you getting anything from this BTW ?
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Stickyfinger wrote:
18 Jan 2018, 10:45
Are you getting anything from this BTW ?


Not that i know of, so if i do it will be a surprise. I would be happy with just some photos or video of it at the exhibition, but doubt i get anything for lending the car.
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Re: My latest Xantia Activa

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Strange that, I would have thought Citroen would be better at supplying some nice personal gifts etc Nothing wrong with a Pen :)
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I have a few Citroen pens...
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Do they leak ink ? Tis only a real Citroen pen if they leak
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Stickyfinger wrote:
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Do they leak ink ? Tis only a real Citroen pen if they leak


Not so far as I know :lol: Not looked recently as they are decorative rather than functional...
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Are they green ink?