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    Ah, ok, sorry I thought you were new to Volvos....

    Ah, ok, sorry I thought you were new to Volvos. Just noticed your join date... doh!

    I know what you mean about trusting a garage - I actually went to night school to get qualified as I had so many...
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    Most cars from the early/mid 1990s onwards became...

    Most cars from the early/mid 1990s onwards became reasonably complex due to stricter emissions laws which required catalytic converters, etc. Its kind of a shame that your introduction to Volvos is...
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    If it helps, I ALWAYS do a cambelt change and PCV...

    If it helps, I ALWAYS do a cambelt change and PCV service as soon as I buy a whiteblock engined Volvo. If the cambelt goes, its major engine heart surgery or an engine swap - both are expensive and...
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    Ideally you'll want the aux belt tensioner tool...

    Ideally you'll want the aux belt tensioner tool to relieve the tension on the aux belt - this is a square profile male end on a long bar...
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    When I bought my S70 T5 it also had an engine rpm...

    When I bought my S70 T5 it also had an engine rpm related howl which took ages to track down. It turned out to be the aux belt tensioner on my car. It spun ok but seemed very stiff to tension so I...
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    I've just bought a Japanese import 850R which...

    I've just bought a Japanese import 850R which will need to be protected soon, so I'm also interested in first hand experiences.

    I'm considering using these guys -...
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    I've been using the S70 as the daily driver for a...

    I've been using the S70 as the daily driver for a week or so now, and while a few more issues have popped up, its turning into a lovely car - very smooth and compliant ride, but still steers very...
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    I haven't updated this in a while, but a lot has...

    I haven't updated this in a while, but a lot has happened :)

    I had a long think about the engine, and concluded that if the compressions were still good, then the valves can't be bent - the...
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    Stunning job that DD, thanks for the write up -...

    Stunning job that DD, thanks for the write up - love your plastic printing work too :)
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    Just a quick update to this. Shem didn't get back...

    Just a quick update to this. Shem didn't get back to me with a price so I'm doing it myself - I have the correct cam alignment tool now afterall! :)

    I'm currently waiting on parts - I've bought...
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    poo

    Well its not good news.


    https://youtu.be/HDRVZv0DjW4

    I've done a compression test - cyls 1-4 are ok, showing 190+ psi (it needs calibrating?!) but cyl 5 was 170psi and leaking down :( Looks...
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    Well the tool arrived at 16:00 yesterday... and...

    Well the tool arrived at 16:00 yesterday... and then I had an issue at work so I ended up working late :(

    I'm also on extended hours today and tomorrow to cover Clearing (I'm in IT in a...
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    Had a text saying the camshaft timing tool will...

    Had a text saying the camshaft timing tool will be delivered today, so I'll get it timed up properly tonight and we'll take it from there. Fingers, toes, eyes etc crossed... !
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    Thanks Dave. I've just checked the HT lead...

    Thanks Dave.

    I've just checked the HT lead connections to the dizzy cap and they look ok. Damn, if only it was as simple as that lol.
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    The car last ran about 3 weeks ago - all the jobs...

    The car last ran about 3 weeks ago - all the jobs have been done one after the other over the last 3 weekends.

    I think I know where you're going with this - the engine didn't jump around as if the...
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    Hi DD, a blast from the past, I remember you...

    Hi DD, a blast from the past, I remember you :beer:

    Yes, the crank was perfectly set - it was my OCD tendancy that made me check the cam seals this time. Must learn to keep that in check!

    I've...
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    cambelt calamity

    First off, Hi everyone. I've been away for a while as I sold my old V70R a few years back but have now bought a nice '97 S70 T5 manual :) This is a long intro, but please bear with me ...

    Its been...
  18. I've ordered a pair of Febi 3903 mounts - green...

    I've ordered a pair of Febi 3903 mounts - green flashes. That is what the Febi website indicated, so fingers crossed! I'll know if they're the right ones in a week or two when I eventually get around...
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    Belt only is pretty straight forward, its the...

    Belt only is pretty straight forward, its the pump that is the PITA. Access to it is a pig and to prevent leaks you need to clean the mating face scrupulously. IIRC it took me a (long) half day to do...
  20. I think the manual and auto ones are different -...

    I think the manual and auto ones are different - if you go to www.febi-live.com (free registration) you can see which ones are for manual and which for auto. I had the same problem with my newly...
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    You can prob pick up an old Blaupunkt DAB for...

    You can prob pick up an old Blaupunkt DAB for that - but you'll need to fit a trailing connector to the rear of the headunit as we have done as there isn't a front usb connector. Can't fault the...
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    Out of curiosity I checked it in the daylight -...

    Out of curiosity I checked it in the daylight - they're not yellowy at all, def a pale IKEA type wood lol
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    cough cough.. don't want to intrude but I'm...

    cough cough.. don't want to intrude but I'm selling my fully working 901 with dolby processor, wiring loom and centre speaker, plus throwing in a spare 900 of unknown condition? Oh, I'll also include...
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    Might just be the lighting in the pics?

    Might just be the lighting in the pics?
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    Are you still looking for one? I've got a manual...

    Are you still looking for one? I've got a manual AWD box and bevel box for a '98 V70R AWD that I bought when I was considering converting mine to manual. I'm keeping the autobox now so these are...
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