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    Howdy,

    Fun day today, enjoyed my first bit of work on the car since I got it:

    So bought an OEM PCV replacement kit from FRF Swansea (really good people and the chap who served me was so helpful)

    Used all the kit, only difference is I bought a Victor Reinz gasket separately as the OEM one isn't victor reinz. The quality looks better on VR one compared to OEM.

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    Started stripping down.

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    It wasn't too covered in gunk but it did have a little bit. Gave me an opportunity to clean the cam cover and engine block plus manifold, as best as possible.

    Finished for today, will wrap up tomorrow!

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    Nice pictures, that's actually quite clear compared to some of the pictures I've seen and stories I've heard, but definitely can't hurt.

    You're doing an ace job!

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    Cheers, yes very clean. Well tested the glove again and its still blowing up albeit very slightly ! However I feel I can give it full beans now as I know the pcv is new.

    However what I did notice was a split in one of the pcv pipes going to the ptc and the boost pipe at the back of the engine was loose. So now my revs hang less (but still hang slightly) and I hadn’t appreciated i had little boost until now. I reckon it was slackened when they were doing work on it for AC/timing belt as it had plenty of boost when I bought it but then been pootling around since being worried about PCV blocked.

    Anyway, when I get my energy back I’ll have a look at the ptc and give it a clean and possibly replace the Idle Control Valve (or run it disconnected to check if that sorts my hanging revs) but again its really minimal compared to how others have described it.

    The issue with working on your car is you start to spot things that could need doing! So next on my list is possibly a reverse intercooler pipe kit!

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    Nothing new to report just been busy with work. Car is great enjoying the drives. Installed front a rear dash cams with hidden cables etc.

    Probably do an oil change after christmas.

    Wishing everyone a happy Christmas and thanks for all the help this year!

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    Glad to hear it's still being enjoyed! Happy New Year to you too.

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    When you start working your car is when you really know what you need and what you have available with your car. I think having it in good condition is a guarantee that everything works well.

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    Very true, same even goes for regular car cleaning/waxing to some extent.

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    Hi all,

    I have a huge update coming with lots of pics, i just need to find a good website that can do picture upload. It’s been a heck of a busy period for the car! Updates include:

    - full refurb and powder coated x5 volans now fitted (750 with new tyres all round! Ouch)
    - 850r genuine front bumper now fitted took me a year to find (i will do a separate post on fibre glass reinforcing it from the inside as they are prone to cracking. Mine hadn’t but wanted a project)
    - new Ate front calipers and goodrich braided hoses all round (rears not fitted yet as struggling to source a brake pipe manifold).
    - new idle air control valve from Volvo (250! Another ouch)
    - do88 reverse intercooler pipework. Purchased but not installed (330 triple ouch!) can’t wait to fit this as the old stuff has perished.

    One question I do have is around black plastic/bumper restorer. I have tried g-techniq c4 and it doesn’t look as good as the original black on the car when I first bought. Mitch or kmb must have used something that looked a lot better! Its also lasted a long time. I’ve sent a message to Mitch but kmb I was wondering if you remembered what you used to use?

    Thanks a lot and can’t wait to put the photos up!

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    Quote Originally Posted by attila View Post
    Hi all,

    One question I do have is around black plastic/bumper restorer. I have tried g-techniq c4 and it doesn’t look as good as the original black on the car when I first bought. Mitch or kmb must have used something that looked a lot better! Its also lasted a long time. I’ve sent a message to Mitch but kmb I was wondering if you remembered what you used to use?
    That's probably because they where never black from new, the bumper tops were dark grey originally, C4 does bring those up lovely and lasts about 2 years in my experience, your bumpers have probably been blacked with Wurth bumper dye, which is often used to treat the bumpers but is a bit to black for my taste, but most like it and it does cover well from what I've seen on other cars, just got to be careful not to get a streaky finish, hopefully KMB or Mitch can confirm that soon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by attila View Post
    Hi all,

    I have a huge update coming with lots of pics, i just need to find a good website that can do picture upload. It’s been a heck of a busy period for the car! Updates include:

    - full refurb and powder coated x5 volans now fitted (750 with new tyres all round! Ouch)
    - 850r genuine front bumper now fitted took me a year to find (i will do a separate post on fibre glass reinforcing it from the inside as they are prone to cracking. Mine hadn’t but wanted a project)
    - new Ate front calipers and goodrich braided hoses all round (rears not fitted yet as struggling to source a brake pipe manifold).
    - new idle air control valve from Volvo (250! Another ouch)
    - do88 reverse intercooler pipework. Purchased but not installed (330 triple ouch!) can’t wait to fit this as the old stuff has perished.

    One question I do have is around black plastic/bumper restorer. I have tried g-techniq c4 and it doesn’t look as good as the original black on the car when I first bought. Mitch or kmb must have used something that looked a lot better! Its also lasted a long time. I’ve sent a message to Mitch but kmb I was wondering if you remembered what you used to use?

    Thanks a lot and can’t wait to put the photos up!
    Hello buddy and thanks for the update, you're clearly doing taking extremely good care of the car! Can't wait to see the pics also.

    I used a very dark grey/black bumper dye called from eBay, it lasted a year when i applied it and I also gave it to my buddy Mitch when he bought the car from me. I thought it was called Plasticare but need to check back, I considered Wurth bumper dye but this was better value at the time. Apply in dabbing motion with a small piece of sponge.

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    It WAS called Plasticare, found it mentioned in post #23 of this thread!

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    Ah thank you! Should’ve checked myself! That’s great, I’ll get some and compare. I was really impressed with the way the bumpers/plastic was when I took the car. The C4 is very good stuff but on stuff that has gone too lighter grey its not that effective. Thanks again.

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    No probs at all, looking forward to the pics.

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    Ok photo album here goes:


    Found a genuine 850R bumper:

    [IMG]IMG_5673 by Will Mezz, on Flickr[/IMG]

    Sanded it all down but before painting I bought an epoxy resin and glass cloth kit from easy composites (https://www.easycomposites.co.uk/#!/) really helpful guys who helped me choose the reinforcement material:

    [IMG]IMG_0025 (1) by Will Mezz, on Flickr[/IMG]

    [IMG]IMG_0324 by Will Mezz, on Flickr[/IMG]

    [IMG]IMG_0328 by Will Mezz, on Flickr[/IMG]

    [IMG]IMG_0027 (1) by Will Mezz, on Flickr[/IMG]


    Then a long prep and painting process (adhesion promoter, plastic primer, original OEM volvo spray cans plus 2K clear coat) plus aa lot of rubbing down!

    [IMG]IMG_0013 by Will Mezz, on Flickr[/IMG]

    [IMG]IMG_0026 by Will Mezz, on Flickr[/IMG]

    [IMG]IMG_0027 by Will Mezz, on Flickr[/IMG]

    Then alloys (volans) got them on eBay about 9 months ago and got them powder coated and new boots. I got 5 with the thought of putting a spare but it doesn't fit. So its in the garage now.

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    IMG_0031 by Will Mezz, on Flickr


    IMG_0033 by Will Mezz, on Flickr

    I'll do a separate photo update on the engine bits.
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    Engine updates:

    New Idle Control Valve from Volvo:

    IMG_0024 by Will Mezz, on Flickr

    Then the do88 RIP Kit install:

    IMG_0106 by Will Mezz, on Flickr

    IMG_0108 by Will Mezz, on Flickr

    The only issue I have now is the 'snorkel' going to the air box doesn't fit! I will either need to cut a bit of the do88 hose going to the inlet manifold or make a new one. I was getting a boost leak from the old hoses, one had perished so happy now.

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    Brilliant work, visually it's exactly the changes I would have made to finish it off nicely. Volans and the front bumper. Perfect!

    How does it run with the RIP kit installed and all the new parts? Any improvement?

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    Thank you! Really pleased with it, and I keep giving it double takes on the drive.

    In terms of the alloys and smaller rubber I was worried it would be a harder. I honestly can’t tell the difference. I went for 215 to protect the rims also.

    In terms of RIP kit - again being honest, I can’t actually tell the difference! But then I had been driving for 2 months with quite a severe boost leak so its a huge improvement. I just can’t remember if its better than before. I also think not having the clean air intake fitted isn’t helping.

    My next job is to install a digital boost gauge so i can keep a more accurate eye on it.

    The thing that has made a huge difference is the new calipers and braided hoses at the front. I absolutely hate brakes that drag so even a small amount bothers me (its an OCD). So being able to watch it free wheel at stop lights when i lift off the brake is lovely (its the small things in life).

    My next smaller jobs are:

    Cut back the do88 pipe to allow the clean air intake back.
    Get rear braided hoses fitted now that I have found the rear brake manifold from a scrap yard.
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    My next bigger jobs are:

    Digital boost gauge (subtle possibly hidden)
    I have bought a full sunroof unit complete with head liner same colour in really good condition. Probably a job for next year!
    Remove rear inner wheel arch guards and apply POR (paint over rust)

    Beyond that I don’t really know! I think I’d like more power but not sure. Will of course keep this updated!

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