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    Had them on the 850 for a few years now. As for...

    Had them on the 850 for a few years now. As for any performance difference I couldn't really tell but that all depends on the state of the calipers, etc.

    Just had to change one this year for the...
  2. I remember doing those red LEDS. Nice to hear...

    I remember doing those red LEDS.

    Nice to hear from you again Mark :)
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    A sniff test detects hydrocarbons in the cooling...

    A sniff test detects hydrocarbons in the cooling system thus indicating an issue with the head gasket
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    If you have two opinions the same then maybe that...

    If you have two opinions the same then maybe that is the diagnosis. The other way to tell is get a compression test and/or a sniff test done.

    What engine is it?
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    Yup the car battery. Have it on charge now. It...

    Yup the car battery. Have it on charge now.

    It was a new battery but the alternator failed. The first I knew though was when all the dash lights started flashing randomly. Don't think they'll...
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    850 Alarm Issue (Guard Alarm II)

    Got an issue with the alarm on my 850.

    The central locking works using the fob and indicators flash as normal. Upon turning the ignition on the alarm siren will sound but intermittently (like a...
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    Taking the head off is not too bad a job if...

    Taking the head off is not too bad a job if you're used to getting stuck in. Haynes do a guide for it.

    You'll need new head bolts and a head gasket kit, which can be expensive if you want genuine...
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    From the pic below the triangle bits look like...

    From the pic below the triangle bits look like they go on the top each side and attach to the bumper mounts (between the bumper bracket and the chassis rails, or to the body just behind the bumper...
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    It does seem to dwarf the 850 somewhat :/

    It does seem to dwarf the 850 somewhat :/
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    I was in the same boat with my engine rebuild,...

    I was in the same boat with my engine rebuild, time + money + family meant it took 4 years to get it back on the road and I still haven't finished with it.

    You going to beef up the internals of...
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    As Lee said, we need pics :D A line level...

    As Lee said, we need pics :D

    A line level converter from the amp would probably do it, though I would have thought the signal to the boot from the HU din wouldn't degrade that much. Is the cable...
  12. You need a carbide burr bit:...

    You need a carbide burr bit:
    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/INDUSTRIAL-QUALITY-6MM-SHANK-CARBIDE-BURR-5-16-DIA-DOUBLE-CUT-SH-2-ROTARY-TOOLS-/371403436145?hash=item56795eb071:g:x8QAAOSwd0BVvxrt

    Will go...
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    Here you go, give me a shout if you have any...

    Here you go, give me a shout if you have any questions


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    Claymore's temperature gauge...
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    I too was looking at the ESP32 as it has more...

    I too was looking at the ESP32 as it has more inputs than the ESP8266

    No worries, it is set up to use an ILI9341 library which has the faster draw functions than the standard adafruit libaries.
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    You wouldn't even know there used to be switches...

    You wouldn't even know there used to be switches in there :D

    How are you getting on with the arduino stuff?
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    Looking good bud, too nice for a daily :) Wow,...

    Looking good bud, too nice for a daily :)

    Wow, customs really did a number on those radios. Is there a complaints/claims procedure?

    The first setup with the digital EQ looks the best :D
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    Yeah, I've had mine pop out a couple of times,...

    Yeah, I've had mine pop out a couple of times, mainly when I've undone the universal joint on the steering rack to drop the subframe
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    Thats what I thought too. Volvo went that extra...

    Thats what I thought too. Volvo went that extra mile for some reason.
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    Hmm, looking at some parts diagrams it seems it...

    Hmm, looking at some parts diagrams it seems it goes through the bulkhead into the engine bay. This must be the ecu cooling pipework

    Apparently air is directed from the a/c system into the bottom...
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    The rear floor vents usually come off the front...

    The rear floor vents usually come off the front of the heater and down the side of the floor tunnel.

    There is a vent on both sides which demists the cargo area windows just behind the rear seats,...
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    Nice one! Something so simple....

    Nice one!

    Something so simple....
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    Lovely looking car mate :D Is that the dunes at...

    Lovely looking car mate :D Is that the dunes at Ynyslas and Aberdovey across the estuary?

    I do fancy an xc90 myself, just really don't want a diesel :)
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    I'd have thought a vacuum leak in the servo would...

    I'd have thought a vacuum leak in the servo would have some impact on the braking 'assistance', depends on how big the leak is. It would still operate, there would just be less of a vacuum to help....
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    Did it do it before you had the head done?

    Did it do it before you had the head done?
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    Brake servo? Apparently they can leak at the...

    Brake servo?

    Apparently they can leak at the bellows (grey bellows in pic below) under the dash behind the brake pedal. If you remove the drivers under dash cover you should be able to see it...
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