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    Quote Originally Posted by Dangerous Dave View Post
    I was thinking of doing the same with my AWD, just removing all the diff and running the multilink on it's own. The only issue I can see is the loss in weight impacting on how the rear suspension works (will it ride higher?)
    The other thing would be is the limited supply of aftermarket springs and shocks for the AWD suspension.

    Another good day until rain stopped play.

    I managed to get the 4 mounting plates welded in and the underside of the car undersealed, The rear suspension is in just need to the tie rods and bolt the fuel tank in then is on to removing the engine and subframe.

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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,

    1983 240 - M4.4 ECU with COP's, ostrich 2.0, B5234T5 engine, M90 gearbox, green injectors, 3.25 " MAF, 2.5" stainless exhaust, custom strut brace, 2" banded rear rims, brembo front calipers sold

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    Had a week of dodging the rain but managed too remove the engine/gearbox and fit the replacement engine with XC70 D5 gearbox also swapped over the abs unit to a tracs unit.

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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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    Great work as always Rob....been following on fb but it's so much easier to see the detail better here in your pics, I didn't realise that you didn't have TRACS I assumed all 850's had it as mine all do, is it hard to add or just plug and play so ask to speak..??

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    Quote Originally Posted by MoleT-5R View Post
    Great work as always Rob....been following on fb but it's so much easier to see the detail better here in your pics, I didn't realise that you didn't have TRACS I assumed all 850's had it as mine all do, is it hard to add or just plug and play so ask to speak..??
    It was just a case of fitting a tracs ABS unit and a tracs switch and it was plug and play

    There's something you don't see everyday..........



    Finished the exhaust off, got it started then put it back on it's wheels. Ride height doesn't look to bad.

    Just need to sort out a MAF bracket and readjust the handbrake.

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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,

    1983 240 - M4.4 ECU with COP's, ostrich 2.0, B5234T5 engine, M90 gearbox, green injectors, 3.25 " MAF, 2.5" stainless exhaust, custom strut brace, 2" banded rear rims, brembo front calipers sold

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    Well done, looks awesome!

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    Great work!
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    great work Rob, you'll have to keep the tread depths even front and back now to stop the awd wanting to kill itself, unless you where to fit a haldex unit somehow........???? Steve should soon have a spare one knocking about when he breaks that s60r....

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    Reference tyres,

    I came across this on an American Web site about the early awd and tyres.

    IF there is a tire circumference difference you use the larger on front. The overrunning clutch in rear of viscous unit lets the rear driveshaft not stress the angle gear. Smaller tires up front will make the rear go slower and the overrunning clutch locks and the angle gear will get loaded and cook out the fluid and it dies.

    On that I've fitted my newest to the front. But I'll keeping an eye on how all 4 wear.

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    Very impressive works as always Rob - How does the grip and driving feel differ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by kmb View Post
    Very impressive works as always Rob - How does the grip and driving feel differ?
    Having seen this in the flesh at the weekend, I have to agree 100%!!

    Even joked if Rob goes to a meet, he'll need to roll the car over on its side to show off his hard work!

    Excellent work Rob, good to see you again

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    Quote Originally Posted by oblark View Post
    Reference tyres,

    I came across this on an American Web site about the early awd and tyres.

    IF there is a tire circumference difference you use the larger on front. The overrunning clutch in rear of viscous unit lets the rear driveshaft not stress the angle gear. Smaller tires up front will make the rear go slower and the overrunning clutch locks and the angle gear will get loaded and cook out the fluid and it dies.

    On that I've fitted my newest to the front. But I'll keeping an eye on how all 4 wear.
    Now that is handy to know Rob, makes sense to me, I alway put my deepest treaded tyres upfront

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    The last job was to make a MAF bracket, instead of just making the bracket I ended up make a air box complete with cold air feed.

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    Took the car out for a test drive, well the tracking needs doing as the steering wheel is at half , the steering feels notchy - I think it still has air in the system. The only other little problem is the exhaust tone, at 40 mph in 4th it drones like hell - so I've ordered a in line silencer which should lower the exhaust tone.

    Looks like the ratios in the diesel box are a lot better than the other M66 box, 40 mph = 1700 rpm this means 160 mph = 6800 rpm in 4th

    When braking from 50mph I can fell a vibration through the brake pedal.

    The donor v70awd also did this but the only thinks brake related that have been taken from the v70awd are the brake master, long drive shaft and the near side complete hub.

    Could this be the N/S sensor playing up or a CV joint ?

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    I'd suggest CV joint.

    Any difference whether braking in gear, or with clutch depressed etc?

    Just reread...

    Were the hub faces nice and clean?
    Maybe a bit of runout giving similar symptoms to warped discs
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    Quote Originally Posted by Doingitsideways View Post
    I'd suggest CV joint.

    Any difference whether braking in gear, or with clutch depressed etc?

    Just reread...

    Were the hub faces nice and clean?
    Maybe a bit of runout giving similar symptoms to warped discs
    It was the brake pressure switch on the master.

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    I had the tracking done which has made a big difference to the steering

    I've done just over a hundred miles in it now, still getting used to the diesel box, I have to remember to change down to 2nd when pulling away from 30 mph if not the engine bogs down and won't pull away.

    The AWD is fantastic it's great powering out of corners a lot earlier than a FWD.

    Here are some photo's from Saturday's Beaulieu meet.

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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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    You can't beat a bit of shiny olive paintwork, she's looking fantastic Rob

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    Looking good there bud, reminds me I need to get my paintwork sorted as it looks a mess.

    The AWD grip is quite exciting
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    Forgot to put a photo of the engine bay

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    Quote Originally Posted by oblark View Post
    Forgot to put a photo of the engine bay

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    Looks great Rob, well done mate.


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    Update time.

    It`s about time the suspension got an overhaul as I`ve never changed the front shocks so I brought a set of 850 Bilsteins b4`s, just need to get some top mounts and some front lowering springs. The rear self leveling shocks will be replaced once I`ve made some brackets to mount the 850 shocks.

    A quick little upgrade after next months MOT will be a set of 550cc injectors

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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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