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    As always, great work Bill. I like the idea...

    As always, great work Bill.

    I like the idea of the Loctite 660 on the splines.
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    What he said......and.... Have you...

    What he said......and....

    Have you checked/replaced the Oil filler cap seal and the dipstick seal?
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    I think you need a second pair of eyes....

    I think you need a second pair of eyes....
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    The values in VIDA are for a 'WET' test. Clearly...

    The values in VIDA are for a 'WET' test. Clearly you did it 'DRY', whether or the not the engine was warm, makes no difference.

    Try the compression test again but this time, using a long reach...
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    Result! :B_thumb:

    Result! :B_thumb:
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    Definitely turbo.

    Definitely turbo.
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    Mmmm, not sure I would have chose the hotter...

    Mmmm, not sure I would have chose the hotter opening stat.

    You'll never know that without a CSPT kit. Removing the Header tank cap once hot is not an option, as this is both dangerous and counter...
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    Ditch the 5w30 oil, it won't do your engine any...

    Ditch the 5w30 oil, it won't do your engine any good long term.
    If your engine is high mileage, you'll get blue smoke on overrun with 5w30 and also under high boost/high load conditions.

    You'll...
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    Chris, Not meaning to tread on Dave's toes,...

    Chris,

    Not meaning to tread on Dave's toes, as he has given you sound advice, but before you go buying a new cylinder head it's best to try and confirm what it is that's leaking.
    Do you have...
  10. Depends on the car. What is it?

    Depends on the car. What is it?
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    Have you measured them? I do hope they are...

    Have you measured them?

    I do hope they are the correct size fella, as If I input my reg theydisplay pads and discs for a T5 that are 280mm.

    Also, make sure you get the same brand pads for the...
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    Where at Bill? Was it Elite?

    Where at Bill? Was it Elite?
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    I very much doubt it. Anything to do with the...

    I very much doubt it. Anything to do with the rack normally means you need to lower the rear part of the subframe ONLY! Remember to support the weight or you'll risk damage to the subframe bushes.
    I...
  14. Thread: CEM fault

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    Blimey! I live 2 miles from Junc 4. PM me...

    Blimey! I live 2 miles from Junc 4.

    PM me your phone number and I'll be in touch.

    Early 03 model R's suffered with water ingress to the CEM via the wiring harness. However, ALL should have...
  15. Thread: CEM fault

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    Sounds like you have an Earth problem to me. ...

    Sounds like you have an Earth problem to me.
    Where in Kent?

    I also have VIDA. Happy to try and help you fix the issue?
    Could probably come out to you on Monday if your about?
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    Where in UK are you and what makes you think it's...

    Where in UK are you and what makes you think it's the CEM?
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    DRL's wont affect the dash leds. It should just...

    DRL's wont affect the dash leds. It should just work.
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    Great work Bill! I take it your Ocean Race...

    Great work Bill!

    I take it your Ocean Race does have a light sensor on the dash and therefore, when you enter a tunnel from broad daylight, the LED ring around the dials, automatically light up,...
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    Use brake cleaner to remove all that oil residue...

    Use brake cleaner to remove all that oil residue and see if the IC is cracked on the plastic end piece. It's where they commonly fail. Mine had a 3" crack that was hard to see but obviously opened up...
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    Rear bumper trim refresh

    I was surprised to find out just how cheap the rear bumper trims are from Volvo. All 3 parts for a little under 100.
    Takes 5 minutes to remove old trim using a Boning tool (no need to remove rear...
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    FMIC protection grille

    Finally installed my FMIC protection...(Now I can breath a sigh of relief everytime I drive)...
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    I swapped out the old pen holder for a second...

    I swapped out the old pen holder for a second hand 'New' one (these are virtually impossible to find now - I got lucky!)..

    Before...
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    Ultra Brace mod + Engine brace refresh

    OK. Finally sorted the Photobucket issue (deleted 100's of photos not needed and videos that I've already got saved on my Hard disk - storage reduced to 16%).

    So, I originally had these solid IPD...
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    Not sure what you mean by 'beds in'? It's a...

    Not sure what you mean by 'beds in'?
    It's a solid brace. Sorry, if I can sort out Photobucket issue I will update more photos.

    Basically, I've removed the IPD solid engine brace brackets from...
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    Oh dear. A new KKK24 from Volvo is 1300!

    Oh dear. A new KKK24 from Volvo is 1300!
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