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    Started on the V70

    Well since getting the 70 not a lot was done to start with because of spine op first then , prostate cancer 33 days of radiotherapy , so started collecting bits, So now has a new rad , 100 watt side and head light bulbs sports cone filter and the backbox of the 3 inch system i have been making , will do the middle bit next
    Fitted chrimbo prezzys off the misses new Kenwood double din unit and Parrot i9200 & Dash cam
    Still to fitt a new door stop o/s/f
    Heater matrex
    A set of halo door lights all 4
    Have the oil and filter for a change, the oil thats in is a clean as when it was put in
    Ordered a 7Row 8-AN8 Engine Transmission Oil cooler & 8lts of JWS3309 Fluid
    Ordered front suspension leg top bearings
    Eventually got to use my new mop used meguires 105& 205 compounds
    Just before 1 st op the start of 2013 i rebuilt the top end and its going strong with 217,500 mile on clock its a petrol
    Kenwood and Parrot the wire needs to be put through dash

    Dash cam


    Sprayed grill black and fitted new badge

    Sprayed wheels in Anthracite

    After mopping and a coat of megs tech wax



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    Looking good mate , sorry to hear about the health issues I am glad it's improving for you and you are making progress with your motor. I love the dark colours, they come up so well, my v70 is that crappy green blue metallic and no matter how much it is polished and waxed it really just looks the same. The C70 is dark red metallic and it comes up like a Ruby .

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    Thanks Orca2 yes the dark colours do clean up well , i have a few marks around the bumpers to respray when its warmer and a rusty area just under the rear screen about 3 in x 1/2 in , will be looking for so pegs for it as soon as i have saved a few notes

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    One of the guys on here , I think it is Acidicdavey has one the same colour as yours , and it comes up like dark blue Mercury when he gets stuck into it in the summer .he whole car looks like liquid. Happy daze mate . My wife went through chemo and radiotherapy a few years back and it was no fun at all .
    I tried some of the Poorboys Black hole stuff on my C70 following his advice, and it is the dogs bullhorns on dark paintwork, different league.

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    I have a lot of meguires stuff to go though there tec wax is nice stuff , the grey bits are a pain might spray them all in semi matt black like the grill ,plus i have a 28 pajero lwb i have to sell to replace the rag top of SWMBO that i blew up was a Ford so no real loss she is getting a C70 this time she wants a T5 i said ye i want a Gull or R

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    I use meguires paste wax it's a pita to apply but it lasts really well. But the black hole stuff is just different class.
    My C70 is a 2.0 lpt , the v70 is a T5, the ragtop cruises nicely at the weekend but the T5 does all the fast mileage during the week. I can't see mere placing either of them ever, between them they tick all the boxes.

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    Back box had a very sight blow so good excuss to fit a performance back box and get the tubing to do a cat back job fitted the box the middle bit will be done when the weather gets a little better , ordered 40 lts of JWS 3309 Equivillent from Germany synthetic for 85 ,apparently a lot of peps on Volvo owners club use it and have no problems with it so will see , ordered a 7 row transmition cooler from China so will do that job when i have them both

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    looks good

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    Very sorry to hear about the health issues and hope that you come through them very soon. Car looks very nice, but then I am biased towards Nautics......................

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    New bulbs arrived to day and fitted dip and main and really do make a difference 4 x H7 100W Xenon white bulbs super white HID effect ( PRIMARILY USED FOR HEADLIGHT(MAIN OR DIPPED BEAM)BULB REPLACEMENTS )
    ( will replace any standard H7 2 prongs 12V )
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    Be very careful with 100W bulbs, they made the wiring very brittle on my old 855R.

    A set of HID's from Ebay are less than 20 delivered.

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    Thought they were illegal to fit to older motors
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    Quite a few deliverys yesterday , i now have the oil cooler , atf oil,fuel filter and two 1mt lenghts of 2.5 in stainless exhaust pipe ,power steering fluid,engine oil and filter just need decent weather now to be able to get on with it
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    Still unable to get anything done with weather so did some more ordering , repair kits for front and rear calipers including pistons , handbrake shoes ,handbrake shoe fitting kit , pair of front back plates ,a set of subframe poly bushes and 5 lts of brake fluid ,
    thinking about a set of front and rear Piranha grooved and dimpled discs with pads at 170 along with Goodridge braided hoses at 75
    thought about coilovers but have driven a vectra with them and seemed very harsh any one fitted them to a V70 ?
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    I haven't personally got coilovers on mine as I'm still saving for them, however a friend of mine has KW 2 coilovers on his V70 and the ride is phenomenal. It rides like you would expect a proper sports car to ride Infact it's very similar to my old e46 M3 to give you a comparison. However at about 1200 for the set they're not cheap.
    Sooty...

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    5 litres of brake fluid?!

    I know Volvos are tanks, but 2 litres should nail a good flush!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Doingitsideways View Post
    5 litres of brake fluid?!

    I know Volvos are tanks, but 2 litres should nail a good flush!
    very true but i also have the pajero to sort plus with the discount i got it only cost 4 quid more than 2 lts would have cost
    its like the atf i bought 40 lts for a tenner more than 5 x 1lt bottles
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    Since last post i have all thecaliper repair kits with new pistons new grooved and dimpled discs front and backnew back plates for the front, fitted a door check strap to the front o/s also fitted the first halo light to the same door while it was stripped down


    just bought some new wheels with tyres

    all in great nick sould be here on the 28th

    next up date soon
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    Those halo lights look good mate
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