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    Quote Originally Posted by craigoodwood View Post
    how much would you pay to make a journey worth while for all the ac bits you want off this xc ive got? dont worry bout bein cheeky it owes me nothin now
    ive bent the rad droppin the engine but all pipes and parts are still hooked up and was workin before i stripped it
    im not lookin forward to crackin the pipes an gettin the fluid everywhere...
    Hi Craig, I'm stick to new parts for the recommissioning of the air con, it's a job I don't want to do and will only do once. Just ordered an evaporator, drier and seals from Volvo, will get a new pump from pfv and hoping the condenser is leak free. Thanks though as it sounds like you'd of done a decent price.

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    Oil change at about 3500miles.









    Both are before shots but went over the nearside sideskirt as it was bit dull and the front bumper had a couple of marks on the corner. Clay, fine cutting compound on fast setting, wax.



    Stripped both fog light and cleaned them out, after the flood they were full of mud and crap.. Now they have condensation in them which I'm hoping will go over time.



    Evaporator, drier, o rings etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Saaamon View Post



    Evaporator, drier, o rings etc.
    Can I ask how much as I will be doing this soon, don't forget pics as you go to help the less fortunate on their way (me)

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    Ordered from frf, including VAT £445, don't really need the plates but the seals for the heater core pipes are worth changing. If you need a condenser there about £260. If like me you don't have a pollen filter you'll need to source a pollen filter housing as thats a lot of the reason they rot out, i expect they can be had from a classic.



    This is the tool you'll need to remove the quick disconnect fittings on the air con pipes.

    Not sure when I'm going fit it, its weather depending really, they say budget a couple of days, but i'll post pictures and a little write up.

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    Nice update, you'll be pleased you've done the a/c come the summer, I know I was

    I'd also advise getting a pollen filter housing and filter if they're not fitted, was only an option at the time of the 850's original sale, as it will help to prevent the evaporator from rotting out again so quickly then it should last the remaining life of the car


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    Having already made a thread going through the process of fixing the air con i won't do it again but just share some pictures instead.




    We've been using the car a lot this year, not only is it used everyday, its also had a couple of trips to Europe with the last one being quite an arduous one, 100mph+ for hours on end and temperatures at times 37c.

    Because of this i thought it could do with a service and some preventative maintenance.

    Along with the recommissioning of the AC, i fitted a new thermostat, heater core and a full coolant flush with Volvo coolant.

    Next on the list was the recommissioning of the headlight wipers, the motor was broken on the O/S and is bit of pig to replace but is do-able. That just left replacing the wiper blades and fixing the washer jets by unblocking them and fixing and T junction.




    After 3 years of having the tailgate landing on my head whilst getting the shopping out.. Now it nearly takes the end of my chin off every time I open it.



    Next on the list was to service the front shocks, one was slightly damp up on the adjuster screw and they were starting to feel soft. This is the report,

    “They found one unit had a poor rebound graph when arrived, when the unit was opened they found some dirt inside and some damage to the internal rebound spacers, probably occurred from going into pot holes. The second unit was much better. The rebound spacers have been replaced in both units, both unit graphs look very good now.”




    Upon their return all that was needed were new spring seats and spacer washers




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    The PCV has been renewed. I changed it 3 years ago when i got the car, but lately i haven't been satisfied with the condition of it so decided to replace it to be sure everything is ok and free from blockages. Whilst in the area, I replaced the vac tree seal, TB hose, TB gasket, distributor cap and rotor arm. Then changed an oil and filter which it was due anyway using 10w40 Magnetic.









    Whilst this was going on I had the wheels refurbished, fitted a brand new grill and gave the rear brakes a spruce up. Haven't taken close up pictures of the wheels yet as i’m planning on giving the car a thorough clean over the bank holiday weekend.



    The front end is pretty filthy here but this is with the new grill fitted. Replaced the indicators couple of months ago for new and replaced the headlight lenses for new LHD type ones couple years ago.






    Not pictured here, but the all 20 wheel bolts have now been replaced with new genuine.

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    Lovely level of detail, certainly looking after the car, nice to see!

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    Win all round, when you got your new grille did you have to re-use the diagonal? I don't think they come with that do they as they are non-genuine?

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    Had the tracking done with some extra cambering set, but unfortunately after putting some miles on the car i still have a problem with one of the valves on the shock. Its leaking out of the rebound adjuster as you can see in the picture, so both are going back to KW for further repair.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Max M4X WW View Post
    Win all round, when you got your new grille did you have to re-use the diagonal? I don't think they come with that do they as they are non-genuine?

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    Yes i re-used the emblem. I wouldn't have thought genuine grills come with the emblems either.

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    Certainly spent some time on it, shame about the kw's what the cost for a service on them

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ettienne View Post
    Certainly spent some time on it, shame about the kw's what the cost for a service on them
    Service for a V2 is £120 per unit, that doesn't include any work to the valve. There was a miscommunication which resulted in them just carrying out a service, they have acknowledge this though and are bending over backwards to put it right.

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    Holy thread revival!! I'm now the proud owner of M853! Bought if off you in March this year. Still going strong!

    Had the gearbox fitted, with an R clutch, new driveshaft, new downpipe, new PAS pump (although that doesn't seem to have cured the sometimes juddery steering when manouvering - although it happens very rarely!), four new tyres and will have discs, pads and a front wheel bearing soon. Also sourced some original 850 boot badges and refitted a towbar for a thule rack.

    Rear dampers need servicing again as they've stopped returning so has some stock V70 ones on currently and ABS issue still needs tracing (codes suggest it's the unit). I'm local to Shemtek so it's been there for the majority of the big jobs! As dailys go, aside from the MPG and a few more stone chips to the bonnet, it's epic!

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    Hello and welcome, I wondered where Saaamon had gone, do you know what he bought after the 850?

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    Hello and welcome, it's nice to see the cars history continue...but you may wish to start your own continuation thread though. I don't know the age of the kw's that were fitted, but they strike me as troublesome for such an expensive part, I'd expect greater longevity on a part that is meant to be the best you can get, I'm thinking I'll be having bc's for mine

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