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    Mole's Gul T-5R

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    Though it a good idea to start a thread for the Gul, to keep everything together that gets done on her in my ownership. I envisage her staying very much standard looking with a few hidden tweaks as we go along. The standard airbox has been refitted and contains a pipercross panel filter, which has reduced the loudness a bit, but still allows me to enjoy the turbo chatter (as the recirc was blanked when I bought her). In the coming week I hope to fit new suspension all round ( thanks Neal ) and repair/replace the alternator as it has stopped charging the battery, but the way things are going, it's looking like the engine will have to come out to change it, as the bolts are seized solid and access to them is all bar impossible. The Haynes book of lies makes it out to be a simple job and so it should be, but the truth is the complete opposite. I will manage some how as I need to get it running again for the Evo Run in a few days time.

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    If my memory is right they is only three bolts that hold the alternator and power steering pump in.

    It mite be easier to remove the alternator/ PS pump in one.

    1996 850 - Self tuned M4.4 ECU with COP`s, ostrich 2.0 , green injectors, K24 turbo, 3.25" MAF, top mounted Dump Valve, RN Exhaust manifold, 3" downpipe with 200 cell cat, 2.5" Stainless exhaust, Brembo calipers, S60R brake discs, stainless RIP kit, 3" Throttle body,

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    Looking forward to seeing it on Sunday.

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    p/s pump is off and removed all bolts I can find in the plate the p/s pump sits on and there's still something holding that on, I've tried removing the a/c pump from below, just struggling to access the bolts and still be able to turn the bolts as there is no room to turn them, just getting to the point where I've had enough of what should be an easy job and I'm starting to think to cut my losses and drop the subframe to gain some better access, as I'm getting nowhere fast a the moment

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    I had real trouble with one bolt when I done mine I had to use about 4 extentions and came at it from the o's headlight area across, sorry for the.vagueness but.it was a.few years back, or you could just scrap it it's only a.manky gull after all


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    Here is a photo of the 3 bolts position, the top one you have to get at it from the manifold side.

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    1996 850 - Self tuned M4.4 ECU with COP`s, ostrich 2.0 , green injectors, K24 turbo, 3.25" MAF, top mounted Dump Valve, RN Exhaust manifold, 3" downpipe with 200 cell cat, 2.5" Stainless exhaust, Brembo calipers, S60R brake discs, stainless RIP kit, 3" Throttle body,

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    This is exactly the reason i palmed the job off to someone else. All the best.

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    Quote Originally Posted by oblark View Post
    Here is a photo of the 3 bolts position, the top one you have to get at it from the manifold side.

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    thats the tw#t, the bottom bolt you have arrowed, does it have a nut on the end of it, hidden by the mounting plate for the p/s pump, as that would explain why it will not undo....??

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    Quote Originally Posted by MoleT-5R View Post
    thats the tw#t, the bottom bolt you have arrowed, does it have a nut on the end of it, hidden by the mounting plate for the p/s pump, as that would explain why it will not undo....??
    The nut is on the side where the arrow is (I think )

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    Quote Originally Posted by oblark View Post
    Here is a photo of the 3 bolts position, the top one you have to get at it from the manifold side.

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    Aren't you a helpful chap lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by oblark View Post
    The nut is on the side where the arrow is (I think )
    bolt head is on that side on mine,I'm just worried it's locked with a nut on the other end and that is hidden behind the metal plate the p/s pump is mounted on, I've given the bolt some serious grief and either the bolt will break or the head is about to round over, neither is a good out come, in over ten years of volvo's I've not found anything as ridiculous as this, an alternator swap should as simple as haynes make out, but no it's being a bitch...may be it will be nicer to me tomorrow.......lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ettienne View Post
    Aren't you a helpful chap lol
    he most certainly is and not the grumpy man some portray

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    Quote Originally Posted by MoleT-5R View Post
    he most certainly is and not the grumpy man some portray
    I drive him mental most days lol.

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    Right off into the garage to sort it one way or another.......wish me luck...lol

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    well this was the result at the end of yesterdays session......what a ballache of a job, no easy way of getting at anything, removed the dis-used air-con pump ( an almost impossible task on its own, V70 one is far easier with the bolts going in from the front ) to gain access to the lower bracket mounting bolts, but still had to remove the top alternator mounting bolt, to be able to pivot the alternator down to allow access to the top bracket mounts, wound up welding my 12mm socket to the rounded seized bolt to extract it, once the alternator had been pivoted a few times on the bracket the lower mounting bolt had eased its grip on things and I was able to carefully remove it, dispite its rounded head, all this hassle for to bolts that had corroded themselves into the bracket over the last 19 years




    so new regulator pack and short drive belt ordered and a gentle rebuild with plenty of copper-ease liberally applied so I don't have to go though all that ballache again for what should be a simple 3 bolt removal job

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    Well done Ade, there's no way I'd even get my hand down there!
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    Well done, it is a thing that you will always come across on these cars as they get older, at least you have a garage to work in, it's all outside here, so autumn to spring stops play.

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    Well done Adrian, im loving reading your progress with the Gul, keep it up mate

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ettienne View Post
    Well done, it is a thing that you will always come across on these cars as they get older, at least you have a garage to work in, it's all outside here, so autumn to spring stops play.
    I'm well catered for in the garage, just wish the pit was a metre longer so I could still get into it with a volvo over the top, I have to shuffle the car back and forth if I want full access underneath

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