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    Yep, bog standard (although it has a cat back...

    Yep, bog standard (although it has a cat back Milltek fitted by the previous owner).
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    Good thing that you had the previous downpipe...

    Good thing that you had the previous downpipe still.

    I was annoyed that my car (a 50k miler well cared for and largely standard C30 T5) failed the last MOT on emissions, I took it to a garage just...
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    Top news on the crank. Amazing what the sand...

    Top news on the crank.

    Amazing what the sand blasting uncovered, will be good when all solid, nice work :)
  4. Well, just for an update on this, phoned FRF in...

    Well, just for an update on this, phoned FRF in Swansea with discount code C3, as usual they delivered nicely beating nearly all prices on the net including delivery, so I decided to play safe and...
  5. Checked the link - They are now listing NGK...

    Checked the link - They are now listing NGK iridium for my car: https://www.gsparkplug.com/1x-ngk-iridium-spark-plug-ilfr6b-6481.html
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    That's a good heads up, why the hell use imperial...

    That's a good heads up, why the hell use imperial bolts on a Euro car.
  7. Result... If it doesn't fall apart in the near...

    Result... If it doesn't fall apart in the near future :)
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    Looks lovely.

    Looks lovely.
  9. Let's have a look at the dyno print when it gets...

    Let's have a look at the dyno print when it gets there, we like graphs :)
  10. I'll just add that my 2010, C30 T5 has a plastic...

    I'll just add that my 2010, C30 T5 has a plastic undertray with scoops fitted as standard...
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    Hello Paul - We're looking forwards to the...

    Hello Paul - We're looking forwards to the updates, I can't help with the part number but I normally search on Skandix which gives volvo equivalent part numbers based on VIN when you look for a part,...
  12. No affiliations with Kalmar Union, but Don does...

    No affiliations with Kalmar Union, but Don does post some useful stuff and have a very good reputation!

    I'd recommend contacting him directly with the questions and I'm sure he'll know the answers.
  13. Thanks all for the comments, any good places to...

    Thanks all for the comments, any good places to buy? I'm a bit out of touch with UK retailers and bargains since being mainly in France for the last 10 years.
  14. Thanks Dave, I'm keen to use OEM Volvo due to the...

    Thanks Dave, I'm keen to use OEM Volvo due to the various stories I've read on the forums about other plugs not working as well, although I'm not sure how much truth there is in them!
  15. The age old Spark Plug question, where do people buy them these days?

    Evening all,

    My C30 T5 is nearing 52k miles and I'd like to change the plugs, no issues with the current OEM ones, but good to keep on top of serviceable items.

    My question is that a few years...
  16. Minor set back, quite typical of eBay though,...

    Minor set back, quite typical of eBay though, everything needs double checking on there :(
  17. Good luck with the fitting, hope that sorts the...

    Good luck with the fitting, hope that sorts the gear selection issue and there aren't too many sheared bolts and bruised knuckles to contend with.
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    Sounds like the fun will start very soon!

    Sounds like the fun will start very soon!
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    Does take a few days around here to get...

    Does take a few days around here to get responses, but they'll come from some knowledgeable folk.
  20. On the basis of that recognition, keep the story...

    On the basis of that recognition, keep the story coming - It'll make for interesting reading and you can look at it as building a mobile store of spares when you get to the T5 upgrade stage.

    Good...
  21. Keep the progress reports coming, hope the remap...

    Keep the progress reports coming, hope the remap brings her to life (post linkage) :)
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    Sounds like you've found it, let us know how it...

    Sounds like you've found it, let us know how it goes.
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    Could it be the infamous elbow that connects to...

    Could it be the infamous elbow that connects to the top left of the inlet manifold? It's tucked away behind...
  24. Keep us posted on how it all goes, plus some pics...

    Keep us posted on how it all goes, plus some pics of your car.
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    Nice history and a lovely car :)

    Nice history and a lovely car :)
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