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    Quote Originally Posted by stribo View Post
    She killed a Fiat, it's not all bad.
    Claymore wouldn't agree...

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    Fate is a twisted beast!
    Glad your missus is ok though.

    I like an Alfa too

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    538 Nm on the old car. Now
    that was torquing!
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    Glad to hear your good lady is OK.

    I loved my 156 wagon as well.

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    Done 53k miles in my 156 2.4JTD sw since 1/2/14, and my's wife car that is written off was a 1.8TS. She will notice a big difference in power and economy, so I think she'll be happy!!

    Looking like I'm off to collect the R later today. The car is in Carlisle, but we're meeting approx half way between us, Oxenholme near Kendal. Starting to get excited!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by foammanmark View Post
    Done 53k miles in my 156 2.4JTD sw since 1/2/14, and my's wife car that is written off was a 1.8TS. She will notice a big difference in power and economy, so I think she'll be happy!!

    Looking like I'm off to collect the R later today. The car is in Carlisle, but we're meeting approx half way between us, Oxenholme near Kendal. Starting to get excited!!
    good to hear it sort of worked itself out in the end, so your R could return....now keep hold of it this time Mark......pmsl

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    Quote Originally Posted by MoleT-5R View Post
    good to hear it sort of worked itself out in the end, so your R could return....now keep hold of it this time Mark......pmsl
    Yeah, it's a joke really, 3 Rd time ownership. Plan is to run her through the 200k barrier as she's on 191k now, celebrate her 20th birthday Feb'18, and see where we go from there.

    Negotiating with the wife on her number plate, N-- FUN, with a view to getting it on the R. Already put the plate on retention.

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    Feels really funny tbh, but I collected her earlier this evening. Train upto Oxenholme where Andy met me, and then I had an awesome drive back. Bonnet insulation removed, induction kit that I fitted, and now a dump valve also. Turned the radio off to listen to the engine and it made me smile.

    Plans when funds permit, are a cat back exhaust and a replacement bonnet. Dents from a kid on the street standing on it with football blades on, and a nasty lacquer issue.

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    Just no replacing the sounds and fun to be had in an R, whether it's v70 or 850 it's all smiles per mile...

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    Quote Originally Posted by MoleT-5R View Post
    Just no replacing the sounds and fun to be had in an R, whether it's v70 or 850 it's all smiles per mile...
    Totally agree!! I feel like I've been reacquainted with an old pal, and so good to see her outside the house again. There will NOT be 4th time ownership.....PMSL.

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    So my R sat for a month after coming back, but this week I had 2m x 1m sheets of foam to move. The foam is flexible, so bends over the back seat and then the 2m length will go in. Been to Cradley Heath and Telford, so 280 miles or so.

    Just found out that I need to collect some more sheets from Matlock next week, so it's the R again that I will have to use. Really missed the space and pace, and it's great to get some miles on her.

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    I've had to service the Forge dump valve, sort a number plate light and adjust the handbrake, but as she approaches 192k miles, she is running so sweet. Did over 1,000 miles in her in Sept due to carrying foam and needing the size of the V70.

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    Stribo is breaking what looks like a Nautic V70 T5, and I have claimed the bonnet and driver's door for my R. Subject to checking the colour code, these parts will be mine and my car will become even more sorted..........


 

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