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    A care package arrive the other day from PartForVolvo's, going to be the weekend now before I get chance to do anything with it but it's here anyway. Just need to sort the order out for the brakes now...

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    Rest of the stuff has arrived today, hoping to get the headlights painted and converted tomorrow. I have a couple of HID kits that came with the car but I dont know if either of them works, if not then I'll just get some decent normal bulbs for now.
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    I'm waiting with baited breath!

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    the fixing clips for the insert on those projector lights is quite brittle.
    i have had them apart a few times, piece of cake job.

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    I've got one apart already, myself when taking it apart as I'm a bugger for accidentaly breaking delicate stuff. Now I have one apart though I know how they come apart and doing the other should be a piece of cake. On the down side I'm replacing the side lights with LED strips, I ordered them ages ago and they sent the wrong ones. The right ones came today, then it dawned on me that I hadnt actualy ordered enough, I only ordered two and as they need doubling up I need another two so I've ordered them again today. Because of this I wont be able to get my headlights done this weekend after all, I may do the paintwork but that'll be it.
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    Busy afternoon today, my injectors came from Martin so I decided to fit them and also the new fuel filter from PartsForVolvo's, I also decided to paint the bezel on the one headlight I had stripped so I'd be ready by the time I eventually had all the bloody parts,lol..

    In the middle of swapping injectors over, I also cleaned up the fuel rail as it was bloody manky before and I hate putting things back dirty when it only takes a few minutes to clean them up.


    Old and New... Fairly certain that this things not been changed for a good long time...


    Headlight bezels...

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    Primed in Acid etch black.


    Painted Satin black..


    Got new lenses and seals and also LED side lights (eventually) still to add.
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    Love the Bezels Craig and a few little jobs sorted!

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    Thanks Ian, yeah I'm going to try and get the other one stripped and painted today too, kinda hoping the other set of LED's arrive today so I can finally put it all together and fit them to the car. Car's now running great thanks to the cleaned injectors from Martyn, the to do list is coming down..

    Electric windows dont work ................................................ ................................................. .. Fixed.
    Rear wiper doesnt work ................................................. ................................................. ...... Fixed
    Slight pull to the right .................................................. ................................................. ......... Fixed...(Tyre pressures sorted...Duh)
    Steering wheel needs replacing......................................... ............................................... ........Fixed.. (Bought and replaced)
    blocked cat .................................................. .................................................. ........................Fixed... (De catted for the time being)
    Wheels BADLY need refurbing......................................... .................................................. ........Fixed..All four painted and now with new centres
    Front and rear bumpers need re spraying, along with two splits to repair in the front bumper........Fixed
    Both rear quarters need respraying........................................ .................................................. ...
    Boot outer grab handle needs re spraying.......................................... ........................................Fixed
    Bonnet needs repainting to rectify stone chips............................................. ................................
    small patch of bubbled paint to re paint on front edge of rear wheel arch......................................
    Various bits of trim broken that need replacing/repairing......................................... ....................Most fixed still a few to hunt down.
    Tailgate trim needs 'Fix' kit............................................... .................................................. ......Fixed
    Central locking on front doors intermitant....................................... ............................................
    Front mudguard missing........................................... .................................................. ..............Fixed (Replaced)
    Recirc needs re fitting........................................... .................................................. ...................Meh..(I kinda like the noise now)
    Boost guage needs moving(keeps wobbling and it's really annoying)......................................... ...Fixed(Removed)
    Headlights look very flat inside, will need replacing sooner or later............................................. ...Very nearly,almost fixed
    Possible warped discs............................................. .................................................. .................Seems to have settled down a bit now.
    Handbrakes a little high.............................................. .................................................. ..............New handbrake parts on order.
    Door strap broken on drivers front door.............................................. ........................................Drivers door needs replacing at some point.
    Various small dents all over.............................................. .................................................. ........
    3 Disc cd changer not accepting cartridge......................................... ..........................................
    Indicators mounting clips broken............................................ .................................................. .New ones bought, just awaiting fitting.
    Cd Changer lid hinges in pieces............................................ .................................................. ....Fixed (Repaired)
    OS Mirror inner trim cover needs new mountings......................................... ...............................Fixed..Needs New interior trim
    Tailgate interior handle needs replacing......................................... ..............................................
    Needs new tyres............................................. .................................................. .......................Two replaced.
    Stupid annoying gear lever lock.............................................. .................................................. ..Removed.
    Heater matrix leaking (didn't know)............................................. ...............................................Rep laced.
    Centre console tatty and broken............................................ .................................................. ..
    Fuel filter needs replacing (never been done looking at it)............................................... .............Replaced
    Cam belt needs replacing (As I'm not exactly sure when it was last done)....................................
    Turbo possible needs new seals(The odd puff of smoke when pulling away).................................
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    Ok, so the day has finally come.....Headlight day!!!!... Yes the long awaited second set of LED's came this morning. After repainting the other headlight, then fitting the LED's and wiring them in, refitting the plastic lenses, fitting new seals, new glass etc they where ready for fitting...

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    With LED's (side lights on)...


    Had a few minor hiccups, namely that the inserts for the screws on the passenger headlight started to come out when I tighten up the bolts, that the headlight bulb on the same headlight was popped and I hand't noticed and that when I first switched them on the LED's were not working. Thankfully most of that was simple to fix, the LED's I'd just wired in the wrong way around (the wiring on the LED'd is crap to say the least), after reversing both sides they both work perfectly. Now looking forward to having better lights at night.. Just hope I dont blind anyone as I've not had the chance to check the alignment yet as it's still light out. Better bulbs will get fitted at some point, at the moment I'm just glad to have headlights that look and function better than the old ones.

    Oh and as a side note.. I wasn't overly impressed with the way the indicator units fitted, they refused to line up with the mounting holes (even with the headlights left loose for wiggle room)..
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    some people use a sharp knife to trim off the little spacing tags on the indicators to let them sit closer to the headlights if they find fitment is tight.

    looks nice, like the led's

    so much better than when i saw it.

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    Ahhh,lol, yes it was those spacers that caused the problem. I managed to wiggle them in in the end but I was worried about breaking off one or both the mounting tabs in the process. Still they're on now... and thanks, it was a bit rough when I first bought it.
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    VERY nice TC.....

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    nice but take them stupid leds out.
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    Thanks....and sod off, lol..
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    you've turned that car around mate, good job

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    looking well nice fella
    can't wait to have mine look half as nice
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    Quote Originally Posted by T5frankie View Post
    you've turned that car around mate, good job
    Still hasn't sorted out those rusty number plate screws though lol

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    I so want mine painting & tarting up. Looking well tc. Really well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by stephenevans99 View Post
    Still hasn't sorted out those rusty number plate screws though lol
    Yeah,yeah...I know.... I'll get some new plates made up if I ever remember to go....lol...
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    Mega chuffed with the way the headlights turned out, new lenses an a few other new bits has helped but being as I only paid 80 for them I'm not complaining. There's still a shed load of other work to do on her but she's certainly on the right side again.
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