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    Quote Originally Posted by LeeT5 View Post
    I drive in comfort on B roads and rubbish A roads and Sport on Dual carriageways and Motorways. I rarely use Advanced, unless i wanna waste someone from the lights!
    Must say now I have my 18" rims fitted the ride is not as smooth as having the 17" rims on.
    The handling is better with the 18"on thought.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Harvey View Post
    Must say now I have my 18" rims fitted the ride is not as smooth as having the 17" rims on.
    The handling is better with the 18"on thought.
    Agreed. I put 16s on the wifes old MX5 in place of the old 15s and some Bridgestone Potenzas on. It was undriveable on our crappy country lanes. I had to put much higher profile tyres on and drop the pressures to make it acceptable.
    Thats why I am wary of changing the 17s on her new C70 for the 18s

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    Quote Originally Posted by LeeT5 View Post
    .....Then i thought I'd out the old high beam halogens for some extra bright ones. Don't get me wrong, there never going to be HID brightness, but a subtle improvement has been noticed
    Random%20photos/IMG_1300_zps4c030905.jpg.html]

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    Then i outed the front fog light grille's and fitted the later 05> versions:





    drove down to my local stealer and purchased........



    Then I removed my tired, worn fronts seats that had done 130k and replaced them with two newish front seats that have done only 40k. Used the Volvo leather treatment and it works a treat. The results are gorgeous! Some portions of the seats still have that grainy new leather look.






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    What I meant was, they have already gone.

    2004 V70R 6spd manual:: Custom JRtuning REMAP @ peak 21psi :: Custom 2.75" exhaust :: TTV SMF + 07 Clutch :: WG 5.0 psi :: Tints :: IPD R gauge Rev.3 :: CFWerks door pod :: Forge CBV + yellow spring :: Windowed stock housing + blue filter :: Powerflex :: Superpro Engine mount :: Brembo Dot 5.1 :: TW FMIC :: Eibach 5mm spacers :: Brembo 330mm drilled discs :: iMiV 'Classic'+ BT :: D2R XENARC 5500k + LED H7 + LED H3 :: VolvoTech CFE OBD-V1 :: See garage for full mod list

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    Thought I'd update....

    Regards the Side Hop issue. On the last wheel alignment check we found the rear toe had moved due to settlement of the new rear bushes. This was the reason for the excessive side hop.
    I had the alignment adjusted, but this time to Volvo latest spec for P2R models....( -0.08 rear toe).
    Result!! All side hop completely eliminated.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LeeT5 View Post
    Thought I'd update....

    Regards the Side Hop issue. On the last wheel alignment check we found the rear toe had moved due to settlement of the new rear bushes. This was the reason for the excessive side hop.
    I had the alignment adjusted, but this time to Volvo latest spec for P2R models....( -0.08 rear toe).
    Result!! All side hop completely eliminated.
    I'll have get ours checked and see if it's adjusted to the latest spec.

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    How old are these specs lee? I never really get side hop but It will be due a wheel alignment soon.
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    Quote Originally Posted by volvokid View Post
    How old are these specs lee? I never really get side hop but It will be due a wheel alignment soon.
    Absolutely no idea, but as I said, they are the latest spec for the rear on R models. If your not getting side hop it's probably because your alignment is within spec.
    Your old man should get he's checked while he's at MRG!

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    Lee all alignments done amongst other things .lol
    No faffing about with the guys at MRG
    First rate service and highly recommend them for any work to be done on a motor.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jimmie View Post
    Lee all alignments done amongst other things .lol
    No faffing about with the guys at MRG
    First rate service and highly recommend them for any work to be done on a motor.
    Good man Jimmie! What work did you have done then?

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    Quote Originally Posted by LeeT5 View Post
    Good man Jimmie! What work did you have done then?
    He hasn't even told me everything lee, must have had a big bill.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by volvokid View Post
    He hasn't even told me everything lee, must have had a big bill.....
    Best he pipes up then and tells us what the damage is and what works been done. Call me a nosey f***er if you like but I'd be interested to know.

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    Quote Originally Posted by volvokid View Post
    He hasn't even told me everything lee, must have had a big bill.....
    I ain't telling you or your mother but they had to redo some of Strathmore of Perths work!!!!!
    Speak about paying for a jobs three times,not good
    PLEASE DO NOT ASK ABOUT COST.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jimmie View Post
    I ain't telling you or your mother but they had to redo some of Strathmore of Perths work!!!!!
    Speak about paying for a jobs three times,not good
    PLEASE DO NOT ASK ABOUT COST.
    But the main question is was the car fixed properly first time & are you happy with the work carried out.

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    What's this? More stories of strathmore screwing things up? Who'd have thought it...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Harvey View Post
    But the main question is was the car fixed properly first time & are you happy with the work carried out.
    No and yes to your question.

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    PCV replacement went well. No major hick ups other than the fact the PCV tubing was completely and utterly rock solid with carbon deposits. It was so hard that when I tried to remove it from the inlet manifold the pipe snapped clean in half!
    I was going to do a full PCV replacement thread but to be perfectly honest, I couldn't be arsed and it's very involved and not the sort of job that should be taken lightly or rushed.
    Anyway, here's a summary and pictures of how it all went...

    If the first picture scares you then it's best you don't undertake...


    All the engine components removed from the car, in order, and placed on the floor. All the parts were then thoroughly cleaned and inspected for damage. Where possible I used OE C-clips to make the install clean and in other areas I used uprated Jubilee clips...


    Old V New..

    Engine bay looking very sorry for itself...


    Once the PCV system and pipework was removed this is what I was faced with...






    Coolant pipe cut to aid easier removal...


    Preparation is paramount on this job and having replaced my PCV on my P1 R I included things like new injector seals (top and bottom)...


    Wrapping electrical tape around the injector plug fittings to prevent the tiny square 'O' rings from falling out, removing the top engine mount to aid easier access (only four bolts), engine covers off so plugs out, cleaned and refitted (only done 5000m), power steering pump unbolted to gain proper access to lower bolt on Thermostat housing (which I replaced).
    The top timing cover comes off too so I removed the Aux belt and removed the side timing cover and gave it a good clean. Inspected timing belt and water pump for any damage/leaks (none found)...


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    I did say that plastic pipe would snap.
    Glad it all went to plan,that won't required doing any time soon again.
    This was mine.


 

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