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  1. Thread: 2009 Volvo S40 T5

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    Great fun at the ring! you were lucky to miss the...

    Great fun at the ring! you were lucky to miss the barrier and not get a bill from the circuit!

    One of the best yet simple upgrades I made on my 850 was solid subframe bushes and up rated drop...
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    I had bought an aftermarket stat to do exactly...

    I had bought an aftermarket stat to do exactly that! ;)
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    There is just a standard one in there at the...

    There is just a standard one in there at the moment
    I used to run without, not sure it made any difference
    But I’ve never had overheating issues before
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    Thanks I've seen the aftermarket ones do that,...

    Thanks

    I've seen the aftermarket ones do that, but not an OEM part.
    When I get around to stripping it down, I'll check it :)
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    The standard rad gave up very early on, like 10...

    The standard rad gave up very early on, like 10 years ago
    water pump was ok when fitted, doesn't mean its still ok

    I run an alloy rad now.

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    Suspected head gadget failure, probably due to...

    Suspected head gadget failure, probably due to the extreme heat at the track
    and lack of air through the new bumper

    I’ll keep trying, not going to give up
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    Need to do something to bring it a bit more up to...

    Need to do something to bring it a bit more up to date

    good news, fan has decided to start working again
    bad news, it appears the overheating has cooked the valve seals, so its developed a...
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    was thinking of going 4.4, but that's all part of...

    was thinking of going 4.4, but that's all part of next years plan :B_thumb:
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    was thinking of going 4.4, but that's all part of...

    was thinking of going 4.4, but that's all part of next years plan :B_thumb:
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    so after investigation the fan works the...

    so after investigation

    the fan works
    the relay works
    the sensor works
    all cabling is good
    and if you unplug the sensor the fan will run in a failsafe mode

    but if i warm the car up, it...
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    so after investigation the fan works the...

    so after investigation

    the fan works
    the relay works
    the sensor works
    all cabling is good
    and if you unplug the sensor the fan will run in a failsafe mode

    but if i warm the car up, it...
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    Excellent!!:cool: In other news, looks like...

    Excellent!!:cool:


    In other news, looks like my cooling fan stopped working! might explain the overheating :slap:
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    The moose is getting married ?? How cool is...

    The moose is getting married ??
    How cool is that! Excellent news
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    Well............it was Tuesday, yes the hottest...

    Well............it was Tuesday, yes the hottest day on record and I had booked a track day :lol:

    Going back a bit, I said we had some engine issues right at the end of the last test, I think we...
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    :uglyhamme

    :uglyhamme
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    So, I finally managed to get the front sorted...

    So, I finally managed to get the front sorted yesterday :cool:

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    :lol: We'll find out on Tuesday how good they...

    :lol:

    We'll find out on Tuesday how good they are :)
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    Exactly! for that money, its worth buying a...

    Exactly!
    for that money, its worth buying a couple of spares just in case :)
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    found some! https://www.jandrcvjoints.co.uk/ ...

    found some!

    https://www.jandrcvjoints.co.uk/

    I'll let you know how long they last :smile:
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    Anyone know the best place to get some...

    Anyone know the best place to get some driveshafts ???
  21. Thread: 2009 Volvo S40 T5

    by JT
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    Most oil coolers are mounted in front of the IC,...

    Most oil coolers are mounted in front of the IC, as is mine.
    you can mount it almost anywhere as long as you can get a ducted cold air feed to it or bolt an electric fan to it, if you don't
    want it...
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    yep still here, wrecking yet more engines and...

    yep still here, wrecking yet more engines and other volvo parts! :uglyhamme
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    looking good :cool:

    looking good :cool:
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    not really, but I'm going to run out of time to...

    not really, but I'm going to run out of time to finish and test it before August :uglyhamme

    this engine was built using all sorts of bits and bobs, just to get some seat time, so its served its...
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    https://youtube.com/shorts/afRUGW4ApWA?feature=sha...

    https://youtube.com/shorts/afRUGW4ApWA?feature=share
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