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Forum: The Library Café Feb 22 2020, 09:14 PM
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Posted By Zelandeth
Re: What is happening

Not a huge amount but I did get some time this afternoon to look at the cars at least.

Xantia battery is utterly, totally dead again so that will be needing replaced under warranty as it was only...
Forum: The Library Café Feb 21 2020, 09:16 PM
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Re: What is happening

Hoping I might actually get to look at the cars this week! Have had most of my free time this week eaten up fixing things that were broken in the storms last weekend.

While we got off more...
Forum: The Library Café Feb 18 2020, 07:10 PM
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Posted By Zelandeth
Re: What is happening

Sadly not yet! Wouldn't say it's impossible that one will turn up one day though. It's worth the cost to get it done professionally though as the accuracy of the modern laser based systems these...
Forum: The Library Café Feb 14 2020, 08:17 PM
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Posted By Zelandeth
Re: What is happening

Before we even thought about looking at new tyres we needed to sort the tracking. The horrible tramlining, wandering to Lada extents under braking and steering wheel being off centre told me it...
Forum: The Library Café Feb 10 2020, 07:38 PM
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Posted By Zelandeth
Re: What is happening

Little care package arrived this morning.

https://i.ibb.co/GWLJqQ9/IMG-20200210-132437.jpg (https://ibb.co/x10sNqY)

Contents:

[] Air filters (X2).

[] Distributor cap.
Forum: The Library Café Feb 9 2020, 05:09 PM
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Posted By Zelandeth
Re: What is happening

So despite the weather I decided to try to get to the breakfast meet up this morning.

Despite a not insignificant amount of debris on the road there I got there without incident. 1700kgs of very...
Forum: The Library Café Feb 8 2020, 02:43 PM
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Posted By Zelandeth
Re: What is happening

I believe there's a get together of car enthusiasts tomorrow morning. My intention at this point is to get along to it. In preparation for this I figured I'd at least blast the worst of the grime...
Forum: The Library Café Feb 7 2020, 03:53 PM
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Posted By Zelandeth
Re: What is happening

Have done a bit of reading and the second coil is indeed in parallel with the main one, essentially being a cheap and simple way to get a big inductor using off the shelf parts rather than needing a...
Forum: The Library Café Feb 6 2020, 07:03 PM
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Posted By Zelandeth
Re: What is happening

This afternoon involved a lot of standing around and waiting.

https://i.ibb.co/s99L0d8/IMG-20200206-134521.jpg (https://ibb.co/0yyPgRH)

It takes a while to drain off this much oil. To put in...
Forum: The Library Café Feb 4 2020, 06:16 PM
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Posted By Zelandeth
Re: What is happening

Little package arrived this morning containing the replacement switches for the Jag. Not hard to spot the difference is it?

https://i.ibb.co/4PZq5T4/IMG-20200204-162328.jpg...
Forum: The Library Café Feb 3 2020, 07:26 PM
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Posted By Zelandeth
Re: What is happening

The offside air vent surround and the glove box lid had their first couple of coats of lacquer earlier today.

https://i.ibb.co/hMBxF9M/IMG-20200203-134024.jpg (https://ibb.co/b3sj5m3)

Will...
Forum: The Library Café Feb 2 2020, 06:36 PM
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Posted By Zelandeth
Re: What is happening

First two pieces of trim have now been reinstalled in the car. This gives us a nice "before and after" set of images I think.

https://i.ibb.co/4WVWfxL/IMG-20200202-141818.jpg...
Forum: The Library Café Feb 1 2020, 04:24 PM
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Posted By Zelandeth
Re: What is happening

After quite a bit of experimentation I eventually came to the conclusion that the correct formula required to remove the old finish from the woodwork is a combination of carefully applied heat and...
Forum: The Library Café Jan 28 2020, 07:57 PM
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Posted By Zelandeth
Re: What is happening

Took the Xantia over to my usual, trusted garage today to get a more realistic picture of what she needs for the MOT.

First, the MOT fail list as presented by the original, supposedly Citroen...
Forum: The Library Café Jan 24 2020, 06:34 PM
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Posted By Zelandeth
Re: What is happening

Out running some errands earlier and we had a good result in that this started working again.

https://i.ibb.co/qB1483J/IMG-20200124-141238.jpg (https://ibb.co/31h8b9R)

That was a nice easy fix!...
Forum: The Library Café Jan 23 2020, 07:35 PM
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Posted By Zelandeth
Re: What is happening

The perpetual light drizzle this afternoon put paid to any plans of doing anything outside. Nothing to stop me doing a bit of interior work though.

It's no secret that the warning lights on the...
Forum: The Library Café Jan 21 2020, 06:47 PM
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Posted By Zelandeth
Re: What is happening

Welcome! Always nice to see new faces (metaphorically speaking in this case of course).

Nothing wrong with spending time in a world other than this one I say!

-- -- --

Edit: Here's my...
Forum: The Library Café Jan 19 2020, 07:33 PM
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Posted By Zelandeth
Re: What is happening

Yesterday I ended the day with a car covered in smeary, hazy wax marks that refused to buff off. This was highly annoying.

https://i.ibb.co/MsQWVGq/IMG-20200118-161733.jpg...
Forum: The Library Café Jan 19 2020, 07:04 AM
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Posted By Zelandeth
Re: What is happening

Yep, that's going to be addressed pretty soon. With the exception of two small pieces next to the trip computer it's in fine shape structurally and just needs refinishing.
...
Forum: The Library Café Jan 18 2020, 07:22 PM
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Posted By Zelandeth
Re: What is happening

Finally had an opportunity to give the Jag a proper wash today.

https://i.ibb.co/9TrwsGb/IMG-20200118-144721.jpg (https://ibb.co/LtZQnvx)

https://i.ibb.co/3mPcZ0j/IMG-20200118-144733.jpg...
Forum: The Library Café Jan 17 2020, 02:54 PM
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Posted By Zelandeth
Re: What is happening

That's miles per Imperial gallon - so 4.55 litres.

Made a quick run out of town today, partly for a change of scenery and partly as it's an excuse to drive on (slightly) nicer roads.

This has...
Forum: The Library Café Jan 16 2020, 05:29 PM
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Posted By Zelandeth
Re: What is happening

450 miles in.

MPG on the last tank? Uuuuum...10.98MPG. Yeah, economy isn't her strong suit. That warmup timer needs to get in the sea and we'll see how much that helps. The trip computer is...
Forum: The Library Café Jan 15 2020, 07:07 PM
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Posted By Zelandeth
Re: What is happening

This really is a car which encourages you to go the long way to get places.

Like home to the charity shop over at Kiln Farm I check in on semi regularly as they usually have a good selection of...
Forum: The Library Café Jan 14 2020, 08:58 PM
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Posted By Zelandeth
Re: What is happening

Let's have a look at the non functional full throttle kickdown.

Having done a bit of research I discovered that the kickdown system is meant to be triggered by a microswitch on the throttle cable...
Forum: The Library Café Jan 12 2020, 03:25 PM
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Posted By Zelandeth
Re: What is happening

First task for today was to check the throttle balance.

The throttle actuation rods were waaaay out of whack, meaning that the throttle pulley was resting a good 1/2" off the closed throttle stop....
Forum: The Library Café Jan 11 2020, 06:44 PM
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Posted By Zelandeth
Re: What is happening

Figured it was time to stop cowering in fear and actually open the bonnet of the Jag again.

No huge surprises to be honest (and it is just as terrifyingly complicated as I remembered). Hasn't...
Forum: The Library Café Jan 10 2020, 09:11 PM
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Posted By Zelandeth
Re: What is happening

Had precisely zero time to do anything practical today. I did manage to snap a few better photos while on the way home from running a couple of errands though, and grabbed a couple of videos while...
Forum: The Library Café Jan 9 2020, 11:16 PM
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Posted By Zelandeth
Re: What is happening

Got my insurance sorted out this morning, a whole £10 a year more than the Lada. Not going to complain there.

Didn't actually get a huge amount done today car wise between having to spend a...
Forum: The Library Café Jan 8 2020, 09:26 PM
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Posted By Zelandeth
Re: What is happening

Today was new car collection day. My destination was roughly 160 miles away, so a nice little run without being too much of a slog.

First order of business was of course fuelling up, for the last...
Forum: The Library Café Jan 7 2020, 07:53 PM
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Posted By Zelandeth
Re: What is happening

Today involved a lot of running around in circles while also trying to get the Lada ready for tomorrow.

By 1500 or so I finally actually managed to get to the car.

[] Steering box oil topped...
Forum: The Library Café Jan 6 2020, 07:25 PM
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Posted By Zelandeth
Re: What is happening

I usually try to orient things so that the barcode is facing the scanner too...though I'm obsessed with trying to do things in an efficient way that ideally makes life as easy as possible for...
Forum: The Library Café Jan 5 2020, 06:59 PM
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Posted By Zelandeth
Re: What is happening

Things haven't been going too badly. General state of play of the fleet at the moment:

[] Citroen. Needs a few things done for the MOT. Beyond ordering some parts I'm ignoring it until the...
Forum: The Library Café Dec 31 2019, 06:49 PM
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Posted By Zelandeth
Re: What is happening

Didn't quite get as much done as I'd hoped today, mainly because I wasted about two hours trying to sort an air leak on the pick up tube on the Pela - without success. Eventually gave in and dropped...
Forum: The Library Café Dec 30 2019, 09:25 PM
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Posted By Zelandeth
Re: What is happening

The new tailpipe for the Lada arrived today.

Annoyingly it's not the same style as ordered - correct numbers stamped on it compared to the catalogue...so the manufacturer (Euroflo) are just being...
Forum: The Library Café Dec 29 2019, 07:51 PM
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Posted By Zelandeth
Re: What is happening

I went into today's job with a couple of avenues open to me.

Firstly was as suggested elsewhere, I could try to change the washer in the offending valve. This would obviously save me a bit of...
Forum: The Library Café Dec 28 2019, 08:02 PM
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Posted By Zelandeth
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Allen, I'm much the same. I check in here daily as it's part of my routine and because I like you guys...so I'm unlikely to stop as long as the forum is still here!

I discovered Anne's worlds...
Forum: The Library Café Dec 26 2019, 10:04 PM
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Posted By Zelandeth
Re: What is happening

Likewise thanks for still sharing with us Hans, it's astonishing how the time flies by.

Picture from yesterday which seemed worth sharing.

https://i.ibb.co/3Wm0vpg/IMG-20191225-110857-2.jpg...
Forum: The Library Café Dec 21 2019, 08:57 PM
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Posted By Zelandeth
Re: What is happening

Given the Lada is going to a friend I'm trying to deal with a few of the items on the to do list before handing it over.

The exhaust has been a mess since before I got the car. The front section...
Forum: The Library Café Dec 13 2019, 01:06 PM
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Posted By Zelandeth
Re: What is happening

Often is here too, sadly not in this case though as that would have been a far quicker solution than having to strip the whole thing down...though depending how it looks (of course it's apparently...
Forum: The Library Café Dec 11 2019, 09:03 PM
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Posted By Zelandeth
Re: What is happening

So the Xantia is likely to be in "dry dock" until after the Festive period...This combined with a taker being pretty much lined up for the Lada means I've given myself a metaphorical kick up the back...
Forum: The Library Café Dec 10 2019, 06:37 PM
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Posted By Zelandeth
Re: What is happening

That's quite terrifying...glad you're okay though!

We used to live pretty much at the foot of a long extinct volcano when I was a kid, and it scared the pants off me when I learned what volcanoes...
Forum: The Library Café Dec 8 2019, 08:00 PM
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Posted By Zelandeth
Re: What is happening

Well that was unexpected. Someone has just made me a distinctly left field potential swap offer for the Lada.

My initial reaction is an equal mix of the following:

"Hell yes! Not going to get...
Forum: The Library Café Dec 5 2019, 09:05 PM
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Posted By Zelandeth
Re: What is happening

Well that was a waste of a morning.

Turns out the last email I sent to BL Autos never got through, vanishing into the aether somewhere...so they weren't expecting me to appear this morning as...
Forum: The Library Café Dec 2 2019, 04:15 PM
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Posted By Zelandeth
Re: What is happening

Xantia is now wearing a nice new set of Uniroyal RainExpert 3 tyres.

https://i.ibb.co/TTBvjQS/IMG-20191202-164817.jpg (https://ibb.co/yRnfvz1)

Tell you what I wasn't expecting...that changing...
Forum: The Library Café Nov 30 2019, 09:18 PM
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Posted By Zelandeth
Re: What is happening

This afternoon an envelope containing four 3/8" BSF bolts dropped through my door.

The big question of course was whether they would fit the hub of the Invacar, given the hassle we've had on that...
Forum: The Library Café Nov 28 2019, 07:24 PM
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Posted By Zelandeth
Re: Happy birthday to us

Wow...hard to believe it's been that long!

For all this profile hasn't been around that long, pretty sure I was on here under an earlier, long forgotten username pretty close to the start.
...
Forum: The Library Café Nov 27 2019, 01:11 PM
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Posted By Zelandeth
Re: What is happening

Well that's maddeningly unhelpful.

https://i.ibb.co/Gcp9X1S/IMG-20191127-140733.jpg (https://ibb.co/qkjCz4Q)

Car was last running a few days ago. Battery is less than a year old. That isn't...
Forum: The Library Café Nov 25 2019, 10:35 PM
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Posted By Zelandeth
Re: What is happening

Is this the point where I should cue the classic mad scientist manic laughter?

https://i.ibb.co/NjY9qPr/IMG-20191125-223639.jpg (https://ibb.co/zRfXgYF)

The display is actually a lot sharper...
Forum: The Library Café Nov 24 2019, 07:34 PM
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Posted By Zelandeth
Re: What is happening

Today was the day to get all the digital cards out for a check over and to get everything reseated.

So here are the digital boards, from left to right.

"CRT" - This is responsible for taking...
Forum: The Library Café Nov 23 2019, 09:12 PM
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Posted By Zelandeth
Re: What is happening

Because I'm me and find them far more interesting than I probably should, here are a couple of additional photos of the ridiculously overcomplicated status indicators built into the buttons.

It...
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