Mike's Citroen woes

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Re: Mike's Citroën woes

Post by Philip Chidlow » Sat Nov 10, 2012 8:59 pm

Onwards and upward! :)

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Re: Mike's Citroën woes

Post by Mickey taker » Sun Nov 11, 2012 8:32 am

Oh Phil, you dirty fokker,
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light travels faster than sound, thats why you look intelligent and then you spoil it all by opening your mouth !!!!!

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Re: Mike's Citroën woes

Post by MULLEY » Sun Nov 11, 2012 7:16 pm

:lol: :lol: In the 80's i used to regularly travel in a Fockker Friendship, perhaps that would be CODE for something these days :wink:
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Re: Mike's Citroën woes

Post by mike22861 » Mon Nov 12, 2012 9:45 pm

Red Baron fully fuelled ready for a day trip tomorrow
371 miles done 27 litres consumed i make that 62.5 mpg
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Re: Mike's Citroën woes

Post by MULLEY » Mon Nov 12, 2012 10:39 pm

You must drive even slower than me :)
2002 C5 2.0 HDI Estate - Remapped - It goes better
2011 Mini Cooper D Clubman - it does over 60mpg
1992 TZD Turbo - SORN - slowly getting there
1991 Gti 16V - Blaze is back on the road since 2008
1990 Gti 8Valve SOLD - looks like it's been scrapped
2002 Mini Cooper S - SOLD - i miss this car
1992 TXD - Scrapped in March 2014

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Re: Mike's Citroën woes

Post by Philip Chidlow » Tue Nov 13, 2012 3:57 pm

Don't think I ever managed better than 48 :(

That's brilliant. Well done. (You might want to remove the block of wood from under the accelerator pedal, just in case you need a burst of power - ;) lol
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Re: Mike's Citroën woes

Post by mike22861 » Tue Nov 13, 2012 7:38 pm

actually it goes quite well certainly well enough to make me not want to adjust the max fuel stop any further it hits 90 if asked it's next journey will be to the NEC and back so will see what it does on that run
1992 BX 4x4 Gti aircon Silver
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1993 BX 17 TZD Red the new Daily
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Re: Mike's Citroën woes

Post by mike22861 » Sat Nov 24, 2012 5:59 pm

Well the Red Baron has been fine all week its half full after getting filled on the way home from the NEC.
Tonight its leaving me to be swapped for the Activa I'm looking forward to getting the Activa back I do like Activas except for the fuel consumption.
Anyway Im expecting some smiley motoring and some pissed off BMW drivers in the next few weeks.
1992 BX 4x4 Gti aircon Silver
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1993 BX 17 TZD Red the new Daily
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Re: Mike's Citroën woes

Post by Paul296 » Sat Nov 24, 2012 6:04 pm

mike22861 wrote: some pissed off BMW drivers.
I find sitting in front of them doing 45 in 50 on a busy single carriageway normally does the trick!:D

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Re: Mike's Citroën woes

Post by mike22861 » Sun Nov 25, 2012 12:57 pm

I find letting them eat my dust works for me.
1992 BX 4x4 Gti aircon Silver
1991 BX 19 TGD Red(the Red Baron)
1993 BX 17 TZD Red the new Daily
1986 BX 16 RS Leader (The only 1 left I believe)
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Re: Mike's Citroën woes

Post by mike22861 » Sat Dec 22, 2012 10:45 am

After a week liking the new Qashqai very much it is way better than the Juke I went for a swim in the Activa , was there any need for so much rain.
It's ten times the car the Qashqai could be it was making me smile even just accelerating up the slip road.
Now all i need is a box of roundtuits for christmas and I can sort the Landrover and the RE.
Sadly or luckily depending on your point of view, now that Nissan Sunderland has won the Infiniti, spare time will become as rare as Rockinh Horse Poo
1992 BX 4x4 Gti aircon Silver
1991 BX 19 TGD Red(the Red Baron)
1993 BX 17 TZD Red the new Daily
1986 BX 16 RS Leader (The only 1 left I believe)
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1985 Landrover Defender 90 4SC County
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Re: Mike's Citroën woes

Post by mike22861 » Sat Jan 12, 2013 10:27 am

The Christmas period has be relatively drama free.
Today I'm at work in the Activa as the Qashqai is logging too many miles it is far to easy to hop in a drive somewhere for little cost it will be 4 weeks old tomorrow and is coming up 2000 miles and I havent really been anywhere.
The Red Baron is now sporting a cracked windscreen following a stone from nowhere direct hit, just in front of the drivers eyeline, as Jennie was driving home from my place.
The 4x4 has been readied for some fun in the snow mif we get it (I hope we do)
Ive definately decided by summer the white 4x4 and the RE have to go not enough time or space to keep them really and ive got a hankering for something German and sporty or maybe Jaguar and sporty.
1992 BX 4x4 Gti aircon Silver
1991 BX 19 TGD Red(the Red Baron)
1993 BX 17 TZD Red the new Daily
1986 BX 16 RS Leader (The only 1 left I believe)
2003 Landrover Defender 110 CSW TD5
1985 Landrover Defender 90 4SC County
some other newer Nissans

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Re: Mike's Citroën woes

Post by mike22861 » Sat Jan 19, 2013 9:19 pm

I took the BX Gti out in the snow last night, it was good to let it have some fun. I quite enjoyed passing lines of cars stuck on hills (sorry if that offends) but some of the driving I saw proved a lot of people shouldn't drive in snow. I saw one guy in a Citroen xara picasso sit and spin the front wheels until the tyre burst the car didnt move an inch as the wheel was doing about 20mph.The torque sensing diff on the BX works well in wet icy snow only problem with four wheel drive in a Gti is a little too much right foot and the whole car slides all four wheels spinning. I enjoyed the night sodid the BX so didnt a few BMW drivers.
1992 BX 4x4 Gti aircon Silver
1991 BX 19 TGD Red(the Red Baron)
1993 BX 17 TZD Red the new Daily
1986 BX 16 RS Leader (The only 1 left I believe)
2003 Landrover Defender 110 CSW TD5
1985 Landrover Defender 90 4SC County
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Re: Mike's Citroën woes

Post by MULLEY » Sat Jan 19, 2013 11:44 pm

I cruised up behind someone in a kangoo on a hill, the wheels were just spinning & it was hardly moving, so after about a minute of waiting to see if i could get past him, i turned round & went up another road that runs parallel with the other, again its uphill. It wasn't looking good as i'd just started to go up it & some idiot in an audi came out of side road turning left to go up the hill, their car just slid wide & hit the pavement, he kindly just reversed back & i could continue my journey unhindered.

The standard of driving really goes down a few notches with the white stuff. I always enjoy driving in these conditions as its a challenge which i find fun, but most people just seem to see it all as doom & gloom & then seem to drive without any consideration for the rules of the road by being on the wrong side of the road etc....As per usual i had to overtake a few cars that were in my way :)
2002 C5 2.0 HDI Estate - Remapped - It goes better
2011 Mini Cooper D Clubman - it does over 60mpg
1992 TZD Turbo - SORN - slowly getting there
1991 Gti 16V - Blaze is back on the road since 2008
1990 Gti 8Valve SOLD - looks like it's been scrapped
2002 Mini Cooper S - SOLD - i miss this car
1992 TXD - Scrapped in March 2014

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Re: Mike's Citroën woes

Post by Tim Leech » Sun Jan 20, 2013 1:31 pm

Modern cars with big fat tyres and over sensitive traction control arent much use, my new Golf 7 is a fabulous drivers car but rather hopeless in the snow!
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