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    I ran FSD and Eibach on my 855 T5 for about eight...

    I ran FSD and Eibach on my 855 T5 for about eight years. It worked great and was pretty comfy for use as a family bus and landlord-mobile as well as fast business use and running back and forth from...
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    Volvo Amazon - upgrade to power steering?

    asking for a friend (genuinely).. I don't have an amazon and dont know them at all, but a friend has a low mileage cherished example (think <60k miles) but needs power steering. Has anyone on here...
  3. Thread: T5R register

    by woz
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    Sticky: Honest question - Whats the point in posting...

    Honest question - Whats the point in posting anything which doen't help anyone else, but you know is just going topiss one or more other peeps off?
    (you know who you are)

    This post may piss...
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    Thanks, I have "e-spoken" with Opie's team -...

    Thanks, I have "e-spoken" with Opie's team - absolutely great in terms of their response - just hope they're right!. They've recommended two alternative oils for Lusty's gearbox, one was out of stock...
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    T5 Gearbox Oil - advice sought

    Just about to replace drive shaft oil seals and refill the box with new oil. I was planning to pop down to Volvo and just buy Volvo stuff - is that the optimal course of action or would anybody...
  6. Thread: Which transmission

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    Dont know about the R, but the plain t5 had an...

    Dont know about the R, but the plain t5 had an M56H
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    MOST things ... LOL.

    MOST things ... LOL.
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    Thanks for the trip,out in "SCV" the other night,...

    Thanks for the trip,out in "SCV" the other night, pulls like a train, barring fuel-cut and clutch slIp issues which you will resolve I am sure. That heater was lovely and warm and ntoastybwhen it...
  9. Thread: Jon's New V70R

    by woz
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    Have you tried starting with it in first and the...

    Have you tried starting with it in first and the clutch pedal in?? Should reduce load on the starter too. W
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    Thanks Dave - it all went together in the end. ...

    Thanks Dave - it all went together in the end. Just being a bit girlie with I think.
    W
  11. Thread: 940 brakes

    by woz
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    Mate having driving your car last week, its a...

    Mate having driving your car last week, its a credit to you, both the way ot goes and the way it stops!! Those brakes worked great when I had to stand on them when that numpty pulled out of the slow...
  12. Thread: 940 heater matrix

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    Any luck with this?? I met a guy at the classic...

    Any luck with this?? I met a guy at the classic car show who said he can do such things - near us, but havent rung him yet.
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    Dont worry - I checked them all today and they...

    Dont worry - I checked them all today and they were all within the .30-.40mm tolerance range. 4 valves were on .39mm but nothing under .35 so no significant seat recession. Panic over for another...
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    Valve Shims for Redblock.

    So its a normal service activity right? Setting the valve clearances.... Can anyone tell me the dims of the tappet shims or where to get them? I havent tried Volvo yet but guessing they are a pretty...
  15. Thread: Performance parts

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    For what it's worth I turn to...

    For what it's worth I turn to Partsforvolvosonline.com as a good start point. They have a good range of good quality service items and a growing range of performance parts - brakes, suspension, Do88...
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    Yeah i agree , it is standard fitment on many...

    Yeah i agree , it is standard fitment on many brake lines to have a section of rubber tube over the top near potential chafe points. Inthink my 850 fronts have it. I would make some grommets up out...
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    Mmm. Thanks. Wonder if the piston ring has got...

    Mmm. Thanks. Wonder if the piston ring has got stretched slightly when going onto the shaft...
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    15g turbo rebuild - advice please?

    We have been trying to reassemble a 15g using a new rebuild kit from turborebuild.co.uk. It all came apart ok and mostly gone back ok, EXCEPT...it is a real struggle to get the turbine piston ring...
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    Did you tie the dog up to the back bumper maybe?

    Did you tie the dog up to the back bumper maybe?
  20. Bought a set of spring clip disconnection tools...

    Bought a set of spring clip disconnection tools today. <10!! Need them for disconnecting the "spring clip connectors" in the refrigerant lines. Hope the set of four will cover the right size... ...
  21. Tuesday Update: 25 for inspection - I had...

    Tuesday Update: 25 for inspection - I had taken front bumper off and headlight panel. The history was it had a leak so could not be gassed up with dye.

    George used his UV torch and noted...
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  23. Thanks Leet5, Thanks Nobananas , what you say...

    Thanks Leet5, Thanks Nobananas , what you say makes total sense. What a great excuse to spend even more money...;>)

    I have a replacement i/c and a fairly recent rad in mileage terms, but its all...
  24. Aircon - Asking for advice BEFORE I start this time...

    So I am about to lift the engine and box out, and since the a/c failed a few years back, I thought it would be a good time to replace any bits that are needed.

    Only issue, is how to know which...
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    Thanks bud. W:>)

    Thanks bud.
    W:>)
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