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    S60 R Sonic Blue 'The Daily'

    So if anyone has seen my other thread about my 2003 R well this is what use to run around in on a daily basis.


    This is how it looked the day I got it (late June).

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    I used my sonic for 3 years as a daily, school runs etc which it was brilliant at, but bought an xc90 now which does all the family work and it now sits outside and covered only 700 miles this year.

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    So in true fashion I thought I would give it a good clean .







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    Quote Originally Posted by Ettienne View Post
    I used my sonic for 3 years as a daily, school runs etc which it was brilliant at, but bought an xc90 now which does all the family work and it now sits outside and covered only 700 miles this year.
    Funnily enough I've been looking at XC 90'S. V8 ones ! Who knows may end up with one those for the winter months ?

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    Carpets cleaned & refitted.




    Although the car is high mileage (87K) the carpets are in remarkable condition. The car hasn't been smoked in so it all cleaned up pretty well.

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    Oh I nearly forgot, the car.

    Well as it happens it's had a bit of money spent on it a few years ago. Firstly it had a new engine, turbo, E.C.U & every sensor replaced at Volvo, cost 12K!
    It also has an M.T.E map & a Tim Williams inter cooler & shimmed block now.
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    I always service my cars as well as thoroughly clean them, so I carried out a full engine service as well replace the M.A.F & one way valves (these cause a lot of problems on the V.A.G stuff, hence why I change them every year or so)

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    After the service I thought I'd give it a quick going over with collinite.





    Oooo!
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    I had bought these for my other car, but to be honest I DONT they suited it quite right.
    So this how they ended up on this car.



    I imported these direct from Italy & saved nearly 400 from the U.K R.R.P.

    Goodyear's finest.


    Ta Da! (Notice the black wheel weights) well maybe not ? But there on there, trust me.

    The next problem was they didn't bloody fit! Even though various sellers had told me they would!



    These were made by a local engineering company, combined spacer & spigot that stays clipped into the wheel.
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    Good work! Keep updating.

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    Here they are fitted.



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    Going to have to get my finger out & get these fitted so im ready for the winter.






    And they FIT YAY!!!!!!!!


    I've also replaced the I.A.Q.S sensor, I found an inexpensive alternative to the O.E.M sensor. I will put a post up in the coming days if anyone is interested ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by st etienne View Post
    Funnily enough I've been looking at XC 90'S. V8 ones ! Who knows may end up with one those for the winter months ?
    Hopefully picking one up tomorrow.

    How much are shares in Shell these days...?!

    Forum's being an arse, so your pics aren't uploading.
    If it's half as nice as your other S60, I'm sure it's awesome

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    Pics are loading ok for me bud
    1996 Olive Green 850 AWD - Forged rods, VXR injectors, 19T, Ostrich 2.0, cold air con. Follow the project here
    1996 Nautic Blue 850 AWD - The daily, resisting the urge to modify

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    Quote Originally Posted by st etienne View Post

    I've also replaced the I.A.Q.S sensor, I found an inexpensive alternative to the O.E.M sensor. I will put a post up in the coming days if anyone is interested ?
    Yes, that would be interesting. I'm aware of a cheap alternative for earlier cars but not one that works with facelifts.

    I assume that's sponge's old car?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dangerous Dave View Post
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    Yeah, must have been my end as they're working now.

    Looks awesome

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    Quote Originally Posted by st etienne View Post
    Funnily enough I've been looking at XC 90'S. V8 ones ! Who knows may end up with one those for the winter months ?
    I have an absolute limit of 5 cars and bought a manual s60r 2005 to mess about with on up and coming volvo track days I'm organising, I could drive it to Sweden, but before buying I was looking at v8 xc90s they're very nice, I missed out on one a while back.

    Been thinking about a t6 xc60 but again bought a T5r which I'm just about finished with and willl be moving on.

    Btw xc90 is old and now sorted mechanically, only meant to be a cheap daily but does everything, wife's newish low miles car doesn't get used. They are so practical and comfy I did 1100 miles in one day only stopping for fuel, that was solo driving.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Yosser View Post
    Yes, that would be interesting. I'm aware of a cheap alternative for earlier cars but not one that works with facelifts.

    I assume that's sponge's old car?
    Leave it with me I will put a post up in the 'How You section in the next couple of days.
    And yes it was Sponge's car.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Doingitsideways View Post
    Hopefully picking one up tomorrow.

    How much are shares in Shell these days...?!

    Forum's being an arse, so your pics aren't uploading.
    If it's half as nice as your other S60, I'm sure it's awesome
    I take it it's petrol your getting then if your needing shares in Shell ? (Good call if you have).

    And thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by st etienne View Post
    I take it it's petrol your getting then if your needing shares in Shell ? (Good call if you have).

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    Yeah, Executive trim V8.

    Should be interesting

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