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    Can you post a video of the noise?

    Can you post a video of the noise?
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    So, the intermitent overboosting was due to a...

    So, the intermitent overboosting was due to a sticking turbo solenoid. Sometimes would underboost too. I had a used one laying in the garage and fitted it and now it's OKish. Sometimes I get...
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    Those nebulas in that colour look amazing

    Those nebulas in that colour look amazing
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    The project slowly goes forward, after my recent...

    The project slowly goes forward, after my recent paternity I didn't find much time and sometimes family visiting would last up to one month... :help:

    During the first day, the car had a blowing...
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    As a curiosity, a good friend of mine, who bought...

    As a curiosity, a good friend of mine, who bought his p2 almost at the same time last year, has also just finished it:

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    He's tried to do a replica of the S60 challenge and I've to say I...
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    In July I fought the damn couriers, because the...

    In July I fought the damn couriers, because the original radiator was leaking (wow, unexpected from a P2) and EVERY SINGLE radiator arriving home was either bent or broken. Three radiators arrived...
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    The OEM colour is more brownish I'd say and less...

    The OEM colour is more brownish I'd say and less glossy, but to me looks good.
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    Yeah, I agree with both of you. We'll see how...

    Yeah, I agree with both of you. We'll see how long it lasts.

    Meawhile I went and bought some paint:

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    Then applied some mayonnaise, because we all love...

    Then applied some mayonnaise, because we all love it:

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    It was at this point I realized that half of the angle gear isn't mine, because the bolt marks are in a different hole...
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    So I finally received my remanufactured angle...

    So I finally received my remanufactured angle gear from Maskin&Bil in Sweden.

    First impression is that it isn't very clean and that the output seal for the right driveshaft was missing (it was my...
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    I'm collecting them tonight :) 32768 32769

    I'm collecting them tonight :)

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    This week I had the time to finish it, Loctite...

    This week I had the time to finish it, Loctite with a roller and tapped the new seals with the old AG sleeve:

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    and fired it up:


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9lM11LAvK88

    First...
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    wow you went from distributor to single coil and...

    wow you went from distributor to single coil and worked without modifying the ECU? nice!
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    but, how can you explain that this compression...

    but, how can you explain that this compression tool returned VIDA values in a friend's T5? 12-12-10-12-12 Because it ate a spark plug.
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    My best effort to clean head and block: 32736...

    My best effort to clean head and block:

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    It doesn't look like new but I think it has improved a lot.
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    I love these projects :banana:

    I love these projects :banana:
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    wow ok, that's important information I didn't...

    wow ok, that's important information I didn't know, thank you. I might repeat the test, together with an oil pressure test once I've put everything together.
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    I used, in the following order, Loctite7200 and a...

    I used, in the following order, Loctite7200 and a scraper, dishwasher cycle :D and WD40 and a brush.
    WD40 and the brush was the most effective method to remove deposits from unreachable corners on...
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    I'm currently busy at home with the family but...

    I'm currently busy at home with the family but I've found some spare time to do a couple of things, mainly make everything shiny again:

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    I'm really surprised about the...
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    This is the perfect summary of what I think. ...

    This is the perfect summary of what I think.

    Engine was listed on eBay around one year ago. I saw the seller was renowned and well known in the Volvo world so I went for it. He even sent me the...
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    Yes, it was shimmed and tuned by the seller. This...

    Yes, it was shimmed and tuned by the seller. This engine was in a client's car that according to my informations was broken 2 years later.
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    Yesterday I got the timing tools to remove the...

    Yesterday I got the timing tools to remove the cam pulleys, so I opened the top.

    After removing the pulleys I found the oil seals to be seated incorrectly, which says a lot of how this head was...
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    I'm currently waiting for the cam locking tool to...

    I'm currently waiting for the cam locking tool to open the top of the engine
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    sorry I forgot to answer: yes, it was warm. TDC...

    sorry I forgot to answer: yes, it was warm. TDC sensor and cam position sensors unplugged, WOT.
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    If the engine had oil starvation on the top there...

    If the engine had oil starvation on the top there may be something damaged up there.

    Because the bearings are just fine :banana:

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