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    At that money you should have a file of receipts...

    At that money you should have a file of receipts as thick as the yellow pages, be immaculate inside & out, plus be a lowish mileage manual.

    If not buy a 3k car and spend the balance on getting...
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    He's around.....just persevere. He's a very busy...

    He's around.....just persevere. He's a very busy boy so patience is a virtue when trying to get work booked in with Tim. Try the T5D5 facebook page. Cheers
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    Might as well start a breaking thread now:biggrin:

    Might as well start a breaking thread now:biggrin:
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    Sweet Jesus.....they're all channeling Bongo Dave...

    Sweet Jesus.....they're all channeling Bongo Dave this week!

    To the OP - throwing your toys out of the pram & then blaming your autistic son for your lack of humour is quite frankly distasteful....
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    The first thing you'll want to do is a full stage...

    The first thing you'll want to do is a full stage zero ( plenty of posts on here and other forums). Once your confident the car is running tip top with fresh fluids & and renewed ignition components...
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    What's the problem with that? Seems pretty...

    What's the problem with that? Seems pretty dedicated to me:

    Find someone who can do the work to an exacting standard then fund it, no expense spared.

    Seems like a much better plan than some...
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    Magic fella. Well done on turning a bit of a...

    Magic fella. Well done on turning a bit of a shagnacker (albeit a rare one) into a real head turner. Brilliant. Plus I expect it goes like e off a shovel. Love the attention to detail - although...
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    It should. An original R clutch should be fine...

    It should. An original R clutch should be fine up-to about 350 bhp & 400nm. You need to be looking at what's wrong with the MAP &/or hardware in your car before replacing the clutch.
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    With regards the OP....drive it if you can, store...

    With regards the OP....drive it if you can, store it if you can't, but can afford the exorbitant rates of dry space. Sell if if you can't do either of the above. Sorry if that sounds like stating the...
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    It's an interesting topic to be fair..& a complex...

    It's an interesting topic to be fair..& a complex one.

    Electric cars are here to stay. The technology will develop to make them more user friendly & practical for day to day use (including...
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    Cam seals &/ or vvt depending on your model year....

    Cam seals &/ or vvt depending on your model year. If they've popped due to previously blocked pcv then you'll need to replace them. ( I've assumed that the oil is coming from the top of the head)...
  12. Check for water/dampness in the spark plug...

    Check for water/dampness in the spark plug chambers or around any of the ignition components. Had similar symptoms on a T5 after it had stood for a bit & the plugs were damp causing misfires. Once...
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    It's limiting the boost. Either you have a boost...

    It's limiting the boost. Either you have a boost leak, incorrectly routed pipework, a dodgy actuator or TCV. Or all of the above.

    If you haven't already changed all the boost hoses then that be a...
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    :slap:So once you've finished getting springs,...

    :slap:So once you've finished getting springs, shocks, top mounts , bump stops etc... the BCs at 150 a corner will start to feel very reasonably priced. Plus it might even go around a corner without...
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    Bc coilovers (700) or KWs (1150+)are the way...

    Bc coilovers (700) or KWs (1150+)are the way forward. That will get you 4 corners of adjustable ride height & damper control. Don't waste money on anything else.

    Cheers, Morgan
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    Will the 960 be getting a bit of Teflon clear...

    Will the 960 be getting a bit of Teflon clear coat to help you old man just "slide" off those irritating pieces of road furniture that keep jumping out at him? Might save you a fortune in bodyshop...
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    Number one could well be the AG, or as shown in...

    Number one could well be the AG, or as shown in your photo, the leak from the bottom of the turbo spreading down.

    Number two looks like the cam seals have gone. Oil & timing belts dont play well...
  18. EXHAUST BACKPRESSURE CHECKS To diagnose a...

    EXHAUST BACKPRESSURE CHECKS

    To diagnose a plugged catalytic converter, you can check intake vacuum or exhaust backpressure. To check intake vacuum, connect a vacuum gauge to a vacuum port on the...
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    With 4c your looking at about 400-500 a corner...

    With 4c your looking at about 400-500 a corner supplied & fitted for a fully rebuilt suspension from abn independent using Monroe shocks but Volvo springs. It'll be more if you have to buy your...
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    I'm going to have to disagree fella....this is a...

    I'm going to have to disagree fella....this is a performance orientated forum, the clue is in the name....you yourself run a performance Volvo - just because you haven't modified it doesn't change...
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    To be fair, I don't have issue with the dreaded...

    To be fair, I don't have issue with the dreaded derv.....just can't get excited about one ......so no offense intended to the other environment wrecking, smog producing residents who already populate...
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    Welcome. Get the block shimmed if it hasn't...

    Welcome.

    Get the block shimmed if it hasn't been done already.

    Good luck with the R.

    Cheers, Morgan
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    Rear silencer could have collapsed. There's a...

    Rear silencer could have collapsed. There's a thread somewhere where somebody cut in half the rear section of the exhaust to see that the filling of the silencer had collapsed causing blockage to...
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    Does sound like you've got a leak if your having...

    Does sound like you've got a leak if your having to top the PAS system up - remember if fluid can get out then air can get in, which will probably be what's causing your whine. As you said, get it up...
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    They're all money pits. It's a 20 year old...

    They're all money pits. It's a 20 year old performance saloon. At least when you sort out any mechanical gremlins & give it a spruce up you could have a car with a top spec & reliability. Then it'll...
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