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    Since moving to Canberra earlier this year, circumstances have found me using the Valver a lot more as a daily driver. The 45km daily round trip has her purring like a kitten (fingers crossed). The predominately 80-100km roads has seen the K light now mostly extinguished than lit. In fact a quick down shift and a jab of the throttle will see it dissapear if it does decide to come on.

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    Now just have to ensure the window isnt wound fully down as it wont come back up from that position. I suspect a high resistance relay contact preventing the electric motor developing suficient torque.

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    Be careful that ACT plod does not discover your non fully functional window. An attendee at Cit In 2004 (the last in Canberra) was fined because the driver's window on their Xantia would not operate. Discovered when they stopped for an RBT and the driver opened the door to talk to plod.
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    The other alternative at an RBT, given the nature of the valver, is to keep the drivers window closed and plant the foot.

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    Unfortunately the nature of the XU9J4 is such that SFA happens below about 3500rpm. The old girl really needs to be kept on the boil for the fun factor to kick in. Touch wood it will play nice for at least the next few months. Oh I'm really impressed by the fuel economy, currently averaging 7.2l/100km for the commute to work. I do give it its head when needed so I could get better if I drove like miss Daisy.

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    I know a red head in Canberra who loves to wind up and down.
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    - 2008 C5 X7 Tourer (Estate) 2.7 DoubleTurbo Diesel UHZJ - V6.

    CitroŽn's that formally owned me

    - 1990 BX TRI Estate Manual. .. . "Phoenix" - "Donated to Science"
    - 1990 BX TRI Estate Auto. (Traded In)
    - 1987 BX TRI Hatch.

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    The window could just be the switch? Definitely worth giving it a clean up inside.

    I just want my Valver back on the road

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    Definitely try cleaning the window switches first. Same issue in my BX. Slowly got worse then one stopped altogether. The switches come out and pull apart easily. Good clean of the contacts and no worries since. You mentioned something about Miss Daisy and giving it head. Make sure the winders in the back seat work well. (you might need the privacy)
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