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    Today, 12:57 PM
    Good to hear from you Ikenna! What Lions do have now? I still have 605 (PRV V6) and 406 (ES9J4S) - both running well. Cheers Alec
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    Yesterday, 01:49 AM
    Armidillo replied to a thread Xantia rescue in CitroŽn Forum
    I'd have to assume that the belt was done correctly in 2010 while Gary owned it - he had by then been driving it for 12 years, and would surely have...
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    Yesterday, 01:06 AM
    While the cats and O2/Lmbda sensors are certainly capable of causing grief, the best place to start is right at the beginning, as any upstream fault...
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    Yesterday, 12:45 AM
    Armidillo replied to a thread Xantia rescue in CitroŽn Forum
    Thanks for that - you're right, it will keep me busy for a while! Once I've removed everything that's in the way of the timing belt (& presumably...
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    23rd April 2019, 10:56 PM
    Armidillo replied to a thread Xantia rescue in CitroŽn Forum
    Having only been told that it wasn't running, and it might be head gasket, I was mentally running through various possibilities on the drive out -...
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    23rd April 2019, 10:21 PM
    Armidillo replied to a thread Xantia rescue in CitroŽn Forum
    Nag, nag nag... All right already - I've been out in the dark and the cold (car is still on trailer, as I'm planning to put it in a storage shed...
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    23rd April 2019, 03:55 PM
    Armidillo replied to a thread Xantia rescue in CitroŽn Forum
    Yeah - I'm starting to think it's too scary for me too...:rolleyes: I loved my Series I Turbo CT - how much worse can an Activa be? Re. timing...
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    23rd April 2019, 11:58 AM
    Armidillo replied to a thread Xantia rescue in CitroŽn Forum
    Smell has dissipated overnight... Looks like I have my answer re. engine - there are (mostly empty) coolant bottles in the boot! Radiator cap is...
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    23rd April 2019, 10:58 AM
    Armidillo replied to a thread Xantia rescue in CitroŽn Forum
    No I didn't drive it far - a friend of the owner was on hand to help push it out of the carport, and sit at the wheel and steer while I winched...
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    23rd April 2019, 10:33 AM
    Armidillo replied to a thread Xantia rescue in CitroŽn Forum
    Really sorry to hear that - I had no idea! I knew he hadn't posted for awhile, but assumed that he was just taking a break from AF. I also had...
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    22nd April 2019, 11:48 PM
    Armidillo replied to a thread Xantia rescue in CitroŽn Forum
    900km, 141/2 hr day, and I'm stuffed - too old for that sort of lark! Found myself driving slower and stopping more often as I tired. At the moment...
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    22nd April 2019, 03:36 PM
    Armidillo started a thread Xantia rescue in CitroŽn Forum
    Ok well it's loaded! It's a green Activa, and it's at Coonamble.Now I've got a 6 hr drive home again. The car was garyk's, but I doubt he'd want...
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    22nd April 2019, 12:48 PM
    As I now understand it, Mr. Xantia doesn't manufacture parts, and would hold little stock - he aims to act as a buying service (but must know where...
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    22nd April 2019, 12:42 PM
    It's an Activa - I got the VIN & checked. Have also managed to work out a little history from photos (esp of number plate) - used to belong to a...
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    21st April 2019, 11:16 PM
    Actually in Coonamble - might be some action on this one. Will start a new thread if there's anything to tell... Cheers Alec
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    21st April 2019, 10:25 PM
    Very impressive - looks similar to the results of the brake fluid treatment! At first I thought I could see soot particles in the smoke, but they...
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    21st April 2019, 01:25 PM
    Hmmm - no harmful chemicals, allows easier breathing etc. - sounds like I should try it for my asthma! Cheers Alec
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    20th April 2019, 11:09 PM
    Well I googled the above treatment - if this is what you meant Kim, then you're a very naughty boy! ...
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    20th April 2019, 08:13 PM
    Compression is good - 180 +- 5 psi on all 6. Please excuse my cracked 'glass': Cheers Alec
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    20th April 2019, 05:04 PM
    When I got my first Xantia in 2006, it seemed to be popular to de-coke piston tops etc. by pouring a teaspoon or two of brake fluid through the spark...
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    20th April 2019, 12:09 AM
    I have only used a (now fairly out of date) Lexia/Proxia with Windows XP, but my understanding is that the critical issue is that Windows must be...
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    18th April 2019, 04:27 PM
    Anti-sink valve has failed - it'll rise up when the engine is started (or it should anyway...).
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    16th April 2019, 10:52 PM
    Armidillo replied to a thread DS3 service light in CitroŽn Forum
    Re the water pump - David is saying the turbo water pump. This is quite separate to the water pump that circulates the coolant and keeps your engine...
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    11th April 2019, 08:50 AM
    Armidillo replied to a thread D9 Coupe thoughts in Peugeot Forum
    Your fuse diagram sounds the same as my D9 Berline - no reason to reinvent the wheel I suppose :D! Cheers Alec
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    9th April 2019, 04:06 PM
    When our plastic one started to break up, it looked as if we were dragging a dead chook around under our car! I seem to recall the plastic...
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    8th April 2019, 11:22 PM
    Armidillo replied to a thread Xantia V6 Spheres in CitroŽn Forum
    Personally I think that choice of tyres, and correct inflation, is going to be more important than softer spheres for that sort of road conditions. ...
    10 replies | 286 view(s)
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