Citrojim's AX, Pixo, C3, Running and Cycling Tales

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c16rkc wrote: 30 Nov 2023, 14:20 I can completely concur with your experience with the Diagbox/Lexia download fiasco... I had to do the same. What a pain it is, and downloading files that big is never fun as if your WiFi drops out the download sometimes has to be restarted... :evil:
Yep, that was the worst part by far Chris and after that, unzipping and unRAR'ing just took time. WinRAR threw a warning but it didn't look serious and I pressed on.

The VMWare player took several decades to install on my slow laptop and after that it ran up the Diagbox image fine. The Interface connected to the VM and all looked good. I got this :)
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So far, so good :)
mickthemaverick wrote: 30 Nov 2023, 14:25
I always download big files when needed by plugging in a Cat 6 cable and maintaining hardwire connection to the internet (including fibre optic I know 8-)). Works for me!! :-D
That's top advice Mick :) I'd have done the same but I ripped out all my Cat5E as part of the rewire and now only have wireless... Silly me!
c16rkc wrote: 30 Nov 2023, 14:20 If it's like mine, when you get it installed it is a big "buggy" and some errors come up on the virtual computer that you just close. But it seems to work well.
Yes, Diagbox 9.91 does seem a bit flaky and it took several attempts before it was happy to talk to my car. Seems it wants the VIN first before selecting the car.

I've not seen the update nags yet but as a precaution I disconnected the wireless. I don't believe the software is wonderfully high-quality... It deserves your 'dogbox' sobriquet :lol:

After a bit of faffing, up it came... No faults :)
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Sorry for the quality, taken in bright sunshine with the the laptop perched on the passenger seat!

It does make me giggle... Claiming to be made in France :lol:
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NewcastleFalcon wrote: 30 Nov 2023, 14:41
CitroJim wrote: 30 Nov 2023, 08:26 Thanks Matt :) I need it as I'm running short of material... I'm going to have to get creative ;)
Have you heard of the 1986 Citroen Xanthia

Not a misspelling it was a concept car based on the Citroen AX and presented at the 1986 Paris motor show.

https://www.supercars.net/blog/1986-citroen-xanthia/

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I've seem that one on the metal Neil, when I visited the Citroen Conservatoire :D It's awesome and should definitely have been produced, as should the Citroen Activa and may other brilliant concepts, not least yours Chris... As a convertible, they look stunning :cool: Such a shame and a missed opportunity :(
c16rkc wrote: 30 Nov 2023, 15:13 Though (sorry for litering your thread Jim :? ) this is my favorite car that was never made...

Never worry about littering Chris, it all goes to make it more and more interesting :) So go ahead ;)
mickthemaverick wrote: 30 Nov 2023, 14:44 I quite like the look of that, may be time to get Daffodil back and get the angle grinder to work!! :-D
Or find one that's been under a low bridge recently ;)
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On the subject of concept cars don't forget I used one during the virtual March Meander: :-D
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CitroJim wrote: 30 Nov 2023, 16:21
mickthemaverick wrote: 30 Nov 2023, 14:44 I quite like the look of that, may be time to get Daffodil back and get the angle grinder to work!! :-D
Or find one that's been under a low bridge recently ;)
Can anyone tell me why my AX was seen driving itself away from my house by itself.....reports from next door saying "No Driver in it and it was shaking"
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Wow that looks fantastic! - I would never have thought the MKI C5 would suit being a drop top.
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Stickyfinger wrote: 30 Nov 2023, 16:41
CitroJim wrote: 30 Nov 2023, 16:21

Or find one that's been under a low bridge recently ;)
Can anyone tell me why my AX was seen driving itself away from my house by itself.....reports from next door saying "No Driver in it and it was shaking"
That genuinely happened to me once... I had left the handbrake off :lol:

In my defence it had been some time since I had driven a car without an electric parkbrake... :roll:

The car went across our street and into the neighbours fence... #-o
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c16rkc wrote: 30 Nov 2023, 16:44 In my defence it had been some time since I had driven a car without an electric parkbrake... :roll:
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I can trump that one with a ---drop off a 7 foot wall and land in a back garden by a back door ! (seized h-brake cable/C5 Mk2)
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c16rkc wrote: 30 Nov 2023, 15:13 That's really smart, I wish some of these concept cars got produced!

Though (sorry for litering your thread Jim :? ) this is my favorite car that was never made...

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I spent a while looking through the ads trying to find one for sale, before I realised it was never sold :lol:
Well if you're bringing that up, only fair I show you this
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MattBLancs wrote: 30 Nov 2023, 16:57 Yes I have two of the "hard top" version and an angle grinder, but no I'm not trying it! :rofl2:
I refer you to a comment I made a few moments ago: viewtopic.php?p=781801#p781801 :-D
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The FCF has a thread French Concept cars and from it another AX based concept
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NewcastleFalcon wrote: 30 Nov 2023, 19:52 The FCF has a thread French Concept cars and from it another AX based concept
viewtopic.php?p=749791#p749791

https://oldconceptcars.com/wp-content[/code]/uploads/citroen_ax_van_evasion_prototype_by_heuliez_2.jpg

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Just a Bigger biscuit tin then :)
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Stickyfinger wrote: 30 Nov 2023, 22:18 Just a Bigger biscuit tin then :)
And full of the best biscuits :)
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Looks like you got the same Lexia I did Jim, it's a terrible faff to install if not computer literet,I'm not that computer literet, so needed my son's help with the usual 'Oh really Dad, tut' reply but once it was installed it's great. Just ignore the updates and connection to internet interuptions. (Asking a 14yr old for help ain't easy)
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Rp0thejester wrote: 01 Dec 2023, 23:31 Looks like you got the same Lexia I did Jim, it's a terrible faff to install if not computer literet,I'm not that computer literet, so needed my son's help with the usual 'Oh really Dad, tut' reply but once it was installed it's great. Just ignore the updates and connection to internet interuptions. (Asking a 14yr old for help ain't easy)
Thank goodness we have youngsters in our lives who can help us with things like this Ryan :) I have no trouble asking my kids... In fact my parent/child relationship has almost come full circle - they look after me much more than I do them!

I'm rapidly getting back to normal physically but my mental health remains rather poor... Yesterday I really enjoyed being back at a fun-filled Junior parkrun gigglefest in a minor volunteer role concomitant with my mental abilities and then I went for a magical run in the pouring rain :) I bumped into a couple of good friends at around 5 miles:
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'RWF' on Sheryl's top looks innocent but actually is an acronym for something a little cheeky...

And then this morning, this landed in my mailbox :)
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As I wear a variety of shoes for running I'm hoping, despite a couple of weeks out for illness and injury, I won't be far off 1,000 miles for the year. Strava will tell me at the end of December...
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