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    Update time. It`s about time the suspension...

    Update time.

    It`s about time the suspension got an overhaul as I`ve never changed the front shocks so I brought a set of 850 Bilsteins b4`s, just need to get some top mounts and some front...
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    Forgot to put a photo of the engine bay :) ...

    Forgot to put a photo of the engine bay :)

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    I have the same problem, mine when cold only...

    I have the same problem, mine when cold only comes out of the off side pipe.
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    I had the tracking done which has made a big...

    I had the tracking done which has made a big difference to the steering :)

    I've done just over a hundred miles in it now, still getting used to the diesel box, I have to remember to change down to...
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    It was the brake pressure switch on the master.

    It was the brake pressure switch on the master.
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    Won't the exhaust just come out of the near side...

    Won't the exhaust just come out of the near side silencer ?

    As it has further to travel to come out of the off side.
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    The last job was to make a MAF bracket, instead...

    The last job was to make a MAF bracket, instead of just making the bracket I ended up make a air box complete with cold air feed.

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    Took the car out for a test drive, well the...
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    Reference tyres, I came across this on an...

    Reference tyres,

    I came across this on an American Web site about the early awd and tyres.

    IF there is a tire circumference difference you use the larger on front. The overrunning clutch in...
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    It was just a case of fitting a tracs ABS unit...

    It was just a case of fitting a tracs ABS unit and a tracs switch and it was plug and play :)

    There's something you don't see everyday..........


    https://youtu.be/kPwWqzLNjNc

    Finished the...
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    Had a week of dodging the rain but managed too...

    Had a week of dodging the rain but managed too remove the engine/gearbox and fit the replacement engine with XC70 D5 gearbox also swapped over the abs unit to a tracs unit.

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    The other thing would be is the limited supply of...

    The other thing would be is the limited supply of aftermarket springs and shocks for the AWD suspension.

    Another good day until rain stopped play.

    I managed to get the 4 mounting plates welded...
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    Had a very productive day, the awd conversion is...

    Had a very productive day, the awd conversion is going to plan. The only hiccup was all 4 shock top mount captive nuts broke off, had to cut the mount into pieces to get at the bolts.

    Tomorrow job...
  13. Thread: 6 speed gearbox

    by oblark
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    With the awd set up you won't need the rear...

    With the awd set up you won't need the rear gearbox mount you'll side to make one to fit on the side of the gearbox.

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    Thanks Dave, I've saved the pictures this time :)...

    Thanks Dave, I've saved the pictures this time :)

    Would you happen to know the torque settings for the circled bolts ?

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  15. Thread: Project 254

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    It's full steam ahead on the awd conversion which...

    It's full steam ahead on the awd conversion which all starts in just over a weeks time :)
  16. Thread: 6 speed gearbox

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    To fit the M66 gearbox to a T5 you'll need to...

    To fit the M66 gearbox to a T5 you'll need to manufacture a rear gearbox mount and modify the gear linkage on the gearbox.

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    31662 I think you two need to get your eyes...

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    I think you two need to get your eyes tested.
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    And it's still going strong :)

    And it's still going strong :)
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    I thougth it was about time I built up the...

    I thougth it was about time I built up the subframe as the awd conversionis only weeks away.

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  20. Thread: Project 254

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    Well the 240 got converted back to the B230FK...

    Well the 240 got converted back to the B230FK engine then she was sold.

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    Ummmm..... 31657

    Ummmm.....

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    850 awd rear suspension torque settings

    Would anyone know the torque settings for all the bolts on a 850 awd rear suspension sub frame ?

    Or is it a case of doing them up FT ?
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    Got the subframe and rear suspension parts back...

    Got the subframe and rear suspension parts back from the powder coaters. Made up a jig for the C70 soft top under floor brace ready for modify to fit the AWD centre brg support.

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    It's been a busy day. Got the M66 hybrid gearbox...

    It's been a busy day. Got the M66 hybrid gearbox all back together. Modified the subframe so the C70 subframe brace would fit, just waiting for the rear brace so it can modified for the AWD centre...
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    The diff is from a s60r I've had to use the...

    The diff is from a s60r

    I've had to use the s60r one as the xc70 diff has larger drive shafts and a 47 splinde collar (s60r, v70 awd & 850 awd use a 45 splinde collar)
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