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    Yesterday, 17:16
    Bloody hell its been a long time! How’s it going? Erm it was a car that was difficult to love. Always had an issue of some sort. In the end I sold...
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  • Dangerous Dave's Avatar
    Sunday 22nd October 2017, 13:07
    Would like to run but my gearbox is leaking :( They won't let me run whilst dropping oil on their nice clean track. Have no time this week to fix it...
    5 replies | 94 view(s)
  • LeeT5's Avatar
    Saturday 21st October 2017, 05:41
    LeeT5 replied to a thread Gearbox problem. in Phase 2 Models
    I've text the garage the VRN Thursday afternoon. I'll give him a tinkle this morning and see what he says. :saint:
    20 replies | 335 view(s)
  • LeeT5's Avatar
    Saturday 21st October 2017, 05:40
    LeeT5 replied to a thread Gearbox problem. in Phase 2 Models
    Nice find Bill :smile: If an auto gearbox starts to do anything that is not considered 'normal', the vehicle should not be driven at all. Most end...
    20 replies | 335 view(s)
  • LeeT5's Avatar
    Saturday 21st October 2017, 05:31
    LeeT5 replied to a thread Jon's New V70R in Phase 2 Models
    Yes indeed. My winter wheels/tyres go on in the next couple of weeks after a full wheel alignment.
    154 replies | 4732 view(s)
  • LeeT5's Avatar
    Saturday 21st October 2017, 05:28
    How do you do that then?
    22 replies | 508 view(s)
  • volvokid's Avatar
    Saturday 21st October 2017, 04:19
    That’s ace having the actual top gear R!
    2 replies | 95 view(s)
  • LeeT5's Avatar
    Thursday 19th October 2017, 14:58
    LeeT5 replied to a thread Gearbox problem. in Phase 2 Models
    Garage has asked for your reg?
    20 replies | 335 view(s)
  • LeeT5's Avatar
    Wednesday 18th October 2017, 12:10
    LeeT5 replied to a thread Gearbox problem. in Phase 2 Models
    Alan, where abouts in the country are you?
    20 replies | 335 view(s)
  • LeeT5's Avatar
    Wednesday 18th October 2017, 10:54
    LeeT5 replied to a thread Jon's New V70R in Phase 2 Models
    You should always replace HID bulbs as 'pairs' due to the colour temp change, as they age! No idea why you paid so much for them, where did you...
    154 replies | 4732 view(s)
  • Santa's Avatar
    Tuesday 17th October 2017, 17:03
    Unfortunately discussions around obtaining Vida from anywhere than the authorised source (and it costs thousands) is against the rules. Apologies
    1 replies | 88 view(s)
  • LeeT5's Avatar
    Monday 16th October 2017, 13:10
    LeeT5 replied to a thread Gearbox problem. in Phase 2 Models
    I have made an enquiry with a good independant Auto transmission specialist on your behalf. He's going to call me back tomorrow with a price to strip...
    20 replies | 335 view(s)
  • LeeT5's Avatar
    Friday 13th October 2017, 10:16
    The subframe bolts should be torqued to 104Nm + 120 degrees, not tightened with an impact gun!
    14 replies | 311 view(s)
  • LeeT5's Avatar
    Thursday 12th October 2017, 20:53
    Why bother? Why not just fit Polyurthane Subframe bush Void inserts? Very, very simple and has the same desired affect. Alot bloody cheaper...
    14 replies | 311 view(s)
  • LeeT5's Avatar
    Thursday 12th October 2017, 20:48
    LeeT5 replied to a thread Headlamp Aim too high in Phase 2 Models
    The impact has probably damaged the headlamp mounting points, hence why the lights too high. Do it properly using a light beam adjuster in a...
    2 replies | 96 view(s)
  • Dangerous Dave's Avatar
    Thursday 12th October 2017, 18:02
    If you're going oem then getting the old ones out is the hard and laborious part. When I did mine I used a sharp wood chisel to cut through the...
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  • LeeT5's Avatar
    Thursday 12th October 2017, 13:35
    LeeT5 replied to a thread Jon's New V70R in Phase 2 Models
    That’s all well and good. Problem is, once the car is mapped it’ll be running more boost. More boost = more heat. I guarantee within 6 months you’ll...
    154 replies | 4732 view(s)
  • LeeT5's Avatar
    Thursday 12th October 2017, 07:10
    Really? So you didn't buy a brand new one from Volvo then? Replacing a tired, slow reacting TCV with another tired, slow reacting TCV, isn't...
    22 replies | 508 view(s)
  • LeeT5's Avatar
    Wednesday 11th October 2017, 18:54
    LeeT5 replied to a thread LeeT5's V70R Project in Phase 2 Models
    Look at thread #510. You can see it on my car on the ramp.
    519 replies | 76314 view(s)
  • LeeT5's Avatar
    Tuesday 10th October 2017, 21:10
    LeeT5 replied to a thread Jon's New V70R in Phase 2 Models
    Listening to an exhaust on your PC speakers is not the same as hearing it in real life. Just how good/bad are your speakers for one thing? I agree...
    154 replies | 4732 view(s)
  • LeeT5's Avatar
    Tuesday 10th October 2017, 21:07
    I can see this ending in tears....:hidesbehi Anyone else wanna hide behind my sofa? :worried:
    22 replies | 508 view(s)
  • LeeT5's Avatar
    Tuesday 10th October 2017, 21:02
    V70's are not really designed to have bars WITHOUT the rails! You'd be better off getting a second hand set off ebay for around 100 then buying...
    2 replies | 105 view(s)
  • LeeT5's Avatar
    Tuesday 10th October 2017, 07:26
    There are a few things you'll need to check. Wear and tear is always progressive and affects all components. So if 5 components have 2% wear, when...
    13 replies | 712 view(s)
  • LeeT5's Avatar
    Tuesday 10th October 2017, 07:07
    LeeT5 replied to a thread Jon's New V70R in Phase 2 Models
    I have to agree with Gold 'N' Brown here! The import tax on that exhaust will be about 50-80. Could even be as much as 100 due to the weight...
    154 replies | 4732 view(s)
  • LeeT5's Avatar
    Sunday 8th October 2017, 07:38
    LeeT5 replied to a thread Jon's New V70R in Phase 2 Models
    It actually works out the same price as my custom exhaust but only because it's on sale! At the full price of $895 it's a rip off, IMH. yeah,...
    154 replies | 4732 view(s)
  • Dangerous Dave's Avatar
    Saturday 7th October 2017, 21:23
    Finally managed to get a video done :) Use headphones for the best sound experience, as the difference is really in the lower frequencies :D
    67 replies | 13054 view(s)
  • LeeT5's Avatar
    Saturday 7th October 2017, 17:48
    LeeT5 replied to a thread Afterfire in 850 Series
    BP is 97 RON.
    6 replies | 290 view(s)
  • LeeT5's Avatar
    Saturday 7th October 2017, 12:54
    I don’t think they were drl’s mate, just side lights.
    38 replies | 978 view(s)
  • LeeT5's Avatar
    Saturday 7th October 2017, 07:36
    Projectors all day long!!
    38 replies | 978 view(s)
  • LeeT5's Avatar
    Saturday 7th October 2017, 07:32
    LeeT5 replied to a thread Afterfire in 850 Series
    I take it you are running a high octane fuel (V-power/Tesco Momentum - Both 99RON) and not standard 95RON unleaded??
    6 replies | 290 view(s)
  • LeeT5's Avatar
    Thursday 5th October 2017, 01:08
    LeeT5 replied to a thread A-Pillar trim? in Phase 2 Models
    Then they're not ok then...:cuckoo: So, are you saying that the main dealer can't get them? Harvey bought some for his R recently.....perhaps he...
    2 replies | 139 view(s)
  • LeeT5's Avatar
    Thursday 5th October 2017, 01:06
    LeeT5 replied to a thread Jon's New V70R in Phase 2 Models
    I would strongly advise that you don't plug VIDA into your car until you're proficient at using it. It would be vey easy to enable/disable something...
    154 replies | 4732 view(s)
  • LeeT5's Avatar
    Thursday 5th October 2017, 01:02
    LeeT5 replied to a thread Jon's New V70R in Phase 2 Models
    I've no idea what my MAF readings are as it's been a while since I checked them. When I get a spare 20 mins I'll plug in and have a butchers. ...
    154 replies | 4732 view(s)
  • LeeT5's Avatar
    Thursday 5th October 2017, 00:51
    So now you must clear all the fault codes and road test again. Well done on finding the problem.
    27 replies | 719 view(s)
  • LeeT5's Avatar
    Thursday 5th October 2017, 00:44
    LeeT5 replied to a thread Rear wiper wiring in Phase 2 Models
    I doubt that will work as it's probably earthed internally. All you need to do it set your multimeter to 'Ohms' and check you have an Earth...
    10 replies | 277 view(s)
  • LeeT5's Avatar
    Wednesday 4th October 2017, 02:03
    LeeT5 replied to a thread Jon's New V70R in Phase 2 Models
    I'm sorry to say that the pictures you've posted are way too small! I can't make them out. Regards the filter.....it wasn't that dirty mate, so I...
    154 replies | 4732 view(s)
  • LeeT5's Avatar
    Wednesday 4th October 2017, 01:53
    LeeT5 replied to a thread Rear wiper wiring in Phase 2 Models
    I would probe the motor plug with a live to confirm it's not the motor before you go chopping wires. Easy enough to check continuity on the earth. ...
    10 replies | 277 view(s)
  • LeeT5's Avatar
    Monday 2nd October 2017, 08:46
    LeeT5 replied to a thread Jon's New V70R in Phase 2 Models
    I had the same issue when I bought mine. Your wasting your time getting a new DICE.
    154 replies | 4732 view(s)
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