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    My new to me XC90 Ocean Race

    Well took the plunge a few weeks back and bought an XC90 D5 auto, must say what a lovely car to drive, gets along nicely and is comfy as anything, sound system is amazing and all the toys you could want. First job was get a towbar fitted as this one never had one fitted, which I was happy about as this meant less stress on the transmission etc during it's previous years, all duly installed and wired by me, as Volvo wanted a kidney and half a liver to pay them to supply and fit it....lol. She has just performed her first trailer duties and bought a 854 t-5 back from Mansfield to Mid Wales for breaking up, for Olive to have her new engine and duly disposed of the shell and a corsa I was scrapping the following day, she'd done well towing a heavy Ivor Williams car transporter (40 mpg empty) grossing approx 4.75 ton in total with the T-5 on at 28 mpg, obviously it's bloody hilly around me which did knock the mpg at this end a fair bit and slow her up some what, but I can live with that as she was bought as an all-rounder and towing is not her main job, which is really lugging 4 sprockers, kids and grand kids about in the high level of comfort and safety that we have come to expect from our Volvo's.
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    Looks nice
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    Does look lovely, Ade

    Always liked the Ocean Race.

    You've done well to get the black interior too. Most are beige

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    Quote Originally Posted by Doingitsideways View Post
    Does look lovely, Ade

    Always liked the Ocean Race.

    You've done well to get the black interior too. Most are beige
    And its not broken
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    Quote Originally Posted by Doingitsideways View Post
    Does look lovely, Ade

    Always liked the Ocean Race.

    You've done well to get the black interior too. Most are beige
    Yep...I wanted black and fancy having the headlining done in black, but that then leads to what to do to all the other bits

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    Quote Originally Posted by expolicev70t5 View Post
    And its not broken
    but to rub salt into the wounds, it could even power itself when I went to view and the garage then fitted a brand new alternator and battery......lucky me

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    Quote Originally Posted by expolicev70t5 View Post
    And its not broken

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    Yeah, as soon as the vendor had my money, they just washed their hands of it.
    Trouble with buying a car 200 miles away from home - they know you're not going to bring it back.

    Black headlining is a nice idea, but I like the light and airy feel of the '90, not sure how the black would effect that.

    Are you gonna be using it to drag the 850 to York?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Doingitsideways View Post
    Yeah, as soon as the vendor had my money, they just washed their hands of it.
    Trouble with buying a car 200 miles away from home - they know you're not going to bring it back.

    Black headlining is a nice idea, but I like the light and airy feel of the '90, not sure how the black would effect that.

    Are you gonna be using it to drag the 850 to York?
    probably, it does make sense, if I kill it it can still get home easily...lol

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    Lol, fair enough.

    I'll be bringing mine if I've managed to sort it by then!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Doingitsideways View Post
    Lol, fair enough.

    I'll be bringing mine if I've managed to sort it by then!
    we may have to sneakily line them up.....Jayne will go nuts, but it would be funny....

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    I'd like to see the scrutineer try to wobble the battery without removing half the boot first.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Doingitsideways View Post
    I'd like to see the scrutineer try to wobble the battery without removing half the boot first.
    no worries he would be in there like a rat up a drain pipe. Wobble your battery sir, oh suit you sir

    Nice car, Adrian. You & Steve are making me consider an XC90 for the next daily...

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    Buy mine if you want...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Doingitsideways View Post
    Buy mine if you want...
    if it all goes to plan i'll be needing an LHD, pal. Might be easier to convert from right to left than fixing that alternator tho

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    Quote Originally Posted by Doingitsideways View Post
    I'd like to see the scrutineer try to wobble the battery without removing half the boot first.
    Quote Originally Posted by jamesy12345 View Post
    no worries he would be in there like a rat up a drain pipe. Wobble your battery sir, oh suit you sir

    Nice car, Adrian. You & Steve are making me consider an XC90 for the next daily...
    that scrutineer was mental, it's only a drag race in normal cars, if it could do it in under 9secs then yes I could understand his pickiness.....

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesy12345 View Post
    if it all goes to plan i'll be needing an LHD, pal. Might be easier to convert from right to left than fixing that alternator tho
    think you could be right there......he'd might as well convert it whilst he has half the bits removed from the front end and turning the p/s rack around may give him the clearance needed to get the damn alternator out....lol

    Quote Originally Posted by Doingitsideways View Post
    Buy mine if you want...
    I would have loved a V8 but it's going on daily duties and can't justify twice the tax and the extra fuel it would drink......but it would sound lovely though

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    I think the D5 sounds pretty nice really for a derv.
    Opened up they sound lovely

    Oh, I hate you both.

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    Not heard it from outside but Alex rekons it's quite throaty when booted....

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    You've both got the wrong gearboxes lol. If you want throaty, you should try one of these. It came off of Chris's V8, must have sounded amazing on that, pops and bangs nicely on the oveerun.

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    wow.....got a surprise today and so did a pushy beemer driver...didn't release a d5 xc would go so well and really had fun through the twisty bits and bye bye beemer....not too shabby for a big old bus (driving like a fanny.. I think not Steve.....lol)

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