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    New 850R in my garage

    Today has been a good day, but I'll start at the beginning 2 months ago.....

    Possibly one of the best saloon 850R's in Europe maybe even the world came up for sale , unfortunately it was poorly from a lack of compression, after following the build thread on here for many years and knowing the owner along with drooling every time I saw it in the flesh I knew I had to at least enquire of the price.

    After a few text over a coffee break I had decided that despite its broken engine I had to buy it.

    A deal was made, and I collected it at the earliest opportunity (on a trailer) the 3 hour ride flew by with excitement.

    The car had been locked away in a garage for nearly 18 months feeling sorry for itself but on a battery charger so when I got ther it started straight away all be it sounding very rough, loaded onto the trailer quickly and I proceeded home knowing the owner was crying into his coffee (that bit might not be true,but I would have been if it was me)

    Once home I unloaded it onto a ramp and after a few weeks of looking and smiling the decision was made to strat an engine rebuild.

    A strip down revealed that the rings that had done approx 1000 mile since its last build needed replacing along with every other gasket and bolts. New rings were sourced from USA from CP pistons and after an amazing 3 days the rebuild began.

    It was all bolted together and tested and now is running like silent dream (touch wood)
    After a few slow laps of the farm to make sure nothing leaked a MOT was booked and today it passed with flying colours.

    I've just drove it home 47 miles at a steady 65/70mph trying not to go over 2500 rpm and it made it without drama.

    So that is why today has been a good day. I now have probably a top 3 saloon and as you all know I already own the best estate

    So I would like to thank the previous owner Andy for doing a fantastic job of looking after it for many years and I'm sorry that you had to let it go. I promise I will look after it as much as you did or at least try.

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    This thread really is useless without pics.

    You know everyone hates you , right Neal?!

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    Quote Originally Posted by JT View Post
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    This thread really is useless without pics.

    You know everyone hates you , right Neal?!
    Yeah yeah I know but the pics really don't do this amazing machine justice

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nealevo View Post
    Yeah yeah I know but the pics really don't do this amazing machine justice
    those pics certainly don't! lol

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    Lovely looking car, i rewally really need an 850r boot spoiler!

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    What happened to the rings for them to only last a 1000 miles?

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    Very nice , sure they will both be Very well looked after..

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    Nice, glad it's gone to a good home ��

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    Quote Originally Posted by Craigyt View Post
    Lovely looking car, i rewally really need an 850r boot spoiler!
    May be able to help you out there if I'm moving my S70 on.
    PM me so we don't derail Neal's shed-thread.

    Does look lovely though, Neal.
    It's a good job your driving is better than your photography
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    Quote Originally Posted by MIKESC70T5 View Post
    What happened to the rings for them to only last a 1000 miles?
    Poor install of rings from previous build plus the inlet gasket leaked and the car ran rich causing failure. The previous owner was blissfully unaware of problems until too late.

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    It's not an estate.
    It's not piss yellow.
    It's an auto.

    Those things must take away from it's value...........i'll take it off your hands for 3k
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    Quote Originally Posted by LiamT4 View Post
    It's not an estate.
    It's not piss yellow.
    It's an auto.

    Those things must take away from it's value...........i'll take it off your hands for 3k
    I already have an estate so now I have a pair
    It's not piss yellow because..... why would anyone want a piss coloured vile looking sick inducing colour
    It's an auto to match my manual, so now I have a pair.
    Did I mention I now have TWO Liam

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    good job Neal, this car needed to be resurrected and i look forward to seeing it again at some meets soon, now you have the problem of trying to decide which car to take to which meet....

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    So he has the best job on the forum & now the 2 best 850r's.
    I'd hate you but your a top lad Neil.
    Nice one mate, it's good it's gone to a good home.
    Andy must be gutted.
    missing being Swedish

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    Nice pair!

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    Now it's all fixed and lovely again Neal, how long till the can have it back p.m, I'm sure he's doubting his decision ,I would it's bloody a gorgeous car

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    great to see its stayed in the club ownership one of my favourite 850s for sure
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    Quote Originally Posted by Harvey View Post
    Very nice , sure they will both be Very well looked after..
    Just need a Sonic manual V70R now Mr Harvey

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nealevo View Post
    Just need a Sonic manual V70R now Mr Harvey
    Need, Everyone needs a Sonic, Just to reassure you I am still looking after it...


 

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