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    Meguiars Ultimate black plastic restorer is very...

    Meguiars Ultimate black plastic restorer is very good and lasts about 5-6 months between washes.

    https://www.ebay.co.uk/p/Meguiars-Ultimate-Black-355ml-G15812EU/3023790169?iid=291882531087
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    Well? Do they fit?

    Well? Do they fit?
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    Engine overhaul

    Been some time since I posted. Ongoing boost issue still not resolved but seeing as she's now due a timing belt, I thought I'd get that sorted first before progressing.

    So, on 26th of this month...
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    I personally find Goodyears/Pirelli over priced...

    I personally find Goodyears/Pirelli over priced for what they are.

    I use and highly recommend Dunlop Sport Maxx RT. https://www.dunlop.eu/en_gb/consumer/tires/sport_maxx_rt.SPTMAXXRT.html#
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    I'm with Dave. Sounds to me like the spring...

    I'm with Dave. Sounds to me like the spring release mechanism is seized or binding. I'd wirebrush, decontaminate and then grease up the spring release first before changing the cables. Bonnet cables...
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    I was given it by my Dad many years ago. No idea...

    I was given it by my Dad many years ago. No idea where he got it from and I doubt he'd remember.
    It's a Quality UV reflective cover with soft underside, elastic corners and waterproof/breathable...
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    Swapped out the inline one way valves with...

    Swapped out the inline one way valves with genuine Volve ones from a broken S60R. Checked before fitting and they hold 25psi. Fitted but the ECM 6806 fault is still present after a short run. Checked...
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    This explains symtoms and clear understanding of...

    This explains symtoms and clear understanding of how Diesel injectors fail on a common rail system:


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NUvWnOd5lFw"]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NUvWnOd5lFw
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    Use VIDA to see 'live readings' or 'Actual data'.

    Use VIDA to see 'live readings' or 'Actual data'.
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    No, I mean 280bar NOT psi. 280Bar is standard...

    No, I mean 280bar NOT psi.
    280Bar is standard starting pressure for most high pressure diesels. When under load at high rpm, the pressure can be as much as 2000Bar in the fuel rail, yes, 2000Bar!!...
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    Checking for Sludge build up

    Assuming you’ve recently changed the fuel filter, the only quick easy way to check for sludge contamination is to remove the fuel filter, making a note of the tank side of the filter. Then carefully...
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    Fuel is not sucked into the injectors, the fuel...

    Fuel is not sucked into the injectors, the fuel pressure should be minimum 280Bar in the rail to start. Once started, the fuel pressure is kept at a regulated pressure by the FP regulator. A fuel...
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    ECM-644A and ECM-280A are the only fault codes...

    ECM-644A and ECM-280A are the only fault codes active that's in relation to rough running, the rest are minor. Looks to me like both could be an easy fix!

    In the mean time, have a read of this as...
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    Mate, in retrospect, fitting poly bushes is a...

    Mate, in retrospect, fitting poly bushes is a piece of pi ss compared to a stock bush.
    Poly will not degrade or fatigue, unlike rubber, so performance will be constant.

    Volvo don’t make shocks...
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    I think your right there Dave. A DTC is...

    I think your right there Dave.

    A DTC is present but not active....meaning it's historic.

    First thing I'd do is delete all the codes then drive for 50 miles with at least 3 switch off cycles...
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    Given the fact that clearly the suspension is in...

    Given the fact that clearly the suspension is in need of overhaul and that it is obviously tired, saggy and unresponsive....I'd stick with the OE route because you said the car is a daily/family car!...
  17. Like I said, get the codes read from the ABS...

    Like I said, get the codes read from the ABS module.
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    Interesting issue. Thinking outside the...

    Interesting issue.

    Thinking outside the box.....When the car pulls back and goes into 'Restricted performance' (not to be confused with 'Limp home mode') are you then only getting low boost...
  19. Get the fault codes read from the ABS module then...

    Get the fault codes read from the ABS module then come back here and list them. Without the fault codes it could be a banana in your exhaust pipe or shi te in your carburettor! (You get what I'm...
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    It may scratch the surface but I doubt you’ll...

    It may scratch the surface but I doubt you’ll notice any difference.
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    Air quality sensor's are a common failure and...

    Air quality sensor's are a common failure and often people don't bother to replace them due to their cost. However, if you have Automatic Climate control, the automatic recirculate function won't...
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    Assuming Dave intends to use as a panel wipe? ...

    Assuming Dave intends to use as a panel wipe?

    The main reasons for this is IPA is made up of two ingredients, Alchohol and Propan. Unlike Brake cleaner, which contains many harmful ingredients...
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    Does the voltage increase when you bring the revs...

    Does the voltage increase when you bring the revs up to 3000rpm?

    If they do, the regulator is knackered so it’ll be a new Alternator.

    13.62v is just within threshold but if you switch on...
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    Boost leak....

    Car has developed a boost leak at around or just above 17 psi under load in 4th/5th/6th gear.

    Fault code is ECM 6806 - Turbocharger (TC) control system flow fault - Flow too low. Car boosts fine...
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    if you can stretch to an AGM battery, then even...

    if you can stretch to an AGM battery, then even better, as they are designed to cope with over 300,000 starts!
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