My Xantia

I bought my Xantia after this story. http://johan.aacity.net/200509/index.htm It's a '97 1.9 td model and had done 300.000km Dark red (pedestrian red) metallic.
I bought it for about e3000 at a workshop specialized in Citroen. There are quite a lot of those out here in The Netherlands. They aren't official dealers, but they are specialized in Citroen. That workshop also does undenting, ie fixing wrecks and turn them into sellable cars.
So, I'm not quite sure what the origin is of the car. Could well be an ex-wreck but if it is, they did a great paint job. I knew all that when I bought the car. But the price was right and the car looked to be in a good shape. I wanted a diesel since petrol has more value these days as gold. Next to that, I had heard rumors about vegetable oil.
Well the car is great and well worth the money I spend. It hasn't left me yet despite the driver. It pulls better that expected. I had a 1.9 diesel (BX) once but with that turbo it almost acts like a petrol car.
Ever since the discussion I started here I tap 50% (or less) vegetable oil. 20 liter diesel and 20 liter vegetable oil, sunflower. Diesel is about one Euro, sunflower oil is 0.65 so that's worth the dirty hands. I have a 20 liter portable tank I fill first. It avoids spillage on the outside of the car that is hard to remove. Yeah, sure. I'm worried that customs stops me. I have thought of various excuses but I fear I'll just tell the truth when I'm stopped. I live in a rural area, agriculture all around and I know they test for blue and red. We'll see, so far so good.
The sunflowerpower works great. Just after filling the tank the engine sputters once to continue as normal after that. So far the lowest temperature I had here was minus 7 centigrade.
I had troubles with the aircon. I couldn't get the temperature right. I was always to high. I once almost cooked my mother-in-law once. I have been fiddling with the settings and I finally got it right. Set the temperature. Blow towards the windscreen to un-fog. If it gets warm blow below and the temperature will remain as set.
The Xantia isn't a looker as the XM was. It's just a car like many others. The only thing different is the suspension and the fact thre're some weird specialists that have workshops around this brand. I'm glad that Citroen has corrected the Xara error and have created a line of cars that have some character.
Nice thing about a Cit is you can comment colleges that drive VW, Audi and Volvo's. For some weird reason those are the brands on the parking place at work. Soon I won't be able to comment my current collegues. Need to find some new soon.
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It will be interesting to watch the long-term effects of your experiment. I'd be worried about excessive wear of the pump, or gradual clogging up of the pipes and valves.
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I'll keep you up-to-date. So far I have driven about 4000+km with it.
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I have somehow the idea that the pics are made on the parkingplace of the "Boskamp" -- JandeBehanger. Citroen Visa super E '84-'86 Citroen Visa Chrono '86-'88 Citroen Ax 10E '88-'89 Citroen Ax Axion '89-'01 Citroen Xsara '01-
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Well spotted. It's near and somehow it seemed fitting, a parkingplace near a cemetery. Didn't know you had that many Cit's.
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28 octobre wil be the day for for riding on 3 wheels.

Should I have bought an Opel Kadett at Wander "aan de Vaart" I had 3 Honda's, before I bought a Citroen -- JandeBehanger.
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I'm missing out a lot lately.

I found this, http://www.wintertriathlonassen.nl / and http://www.assen.nl/smartsite255.htm?y 06&m Nothing to do with three weels. What did I miss?

They tried to sell me a car that has never been involved in an accident. <carsellers reading this, don't ever do that if big dents are visible>

Had two Diahatsoe's. One from Brand in Zeijen en one from Garage de Vries. Why are we writing English?
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Hmm, because this is a group with English language. Rules are made to break. -- JandeBehanger.
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Gewoon de [nl] tag ervoor zetten en we kunnen in het Nederlands verder.
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In nieuwsgroep: snipped-for-privacy@nntp.aacity.net,
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Dan kunnen we ook wel op de koffie komen. -- JandeBehanger.
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Doen we een keertje. :-)
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2Rowdy ( snipped-for-privacy@gmail.com) gurgled happily, sounding much like they were saying :

Do I recall something about an infinite number of monkeys, typewriters and Shakespeare?
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That was Dutch. Jandebehanger and I live in the same town (Assen) but have never met though sharing same interests. That monkey thing is here http://user.tninet.se/~ecf599g/aardasnails/java/Monkey/webpages / (got 33 letters right this session)
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2Rowdy wrote:

Living the dream, eh? Lucky man.
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Why did you stop? To tough of an old bird?

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