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    Bushes arrived...
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    Rear fitted...
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    Fronts...
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    Fronts pressed in...tried different techniques
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    Had to sand the insides a fraction...
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    Bush pressing kit worked best...
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    Popped the centre bar back in as it had to be removed to push bush in...
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    Done...
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    Today I’m ready to fit, the old bushes were beginning to tear...
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    Jack up transmission and undo bolts...
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    Use a large ratchet strap to pull arms down to help release ball joint...
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    Old Vs New...
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    Fitted one side...
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    Both sides done...
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    Went for a test drive and they feel great! Next job is the trailing arms....

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    Watched a video on this which over complicates the job. When fitting powerflex bushes it’s really easy. It took me 24 mins to do each side including removal and refitting the wheel, only 3 bolts had to be removed apart from the 5 wheel bolts...
    Trailing arm on the XC70. These are pressed steel, but on the R they are cast iron...
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    2 bolts to remove...
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    A demo saw is VERY handy to remove the old bushing. First remove the 10mm brake line bracket bolt. You have to bend the blade to cut the bushing out straight without nicking the subframe. Go slow and you will be rewarded. Make 2 cuts...
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    Here you can see the 2 cuts, upper and lower...
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    Use grips to pull out the cut...
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    Knock bushing out from behind. This is easy now...
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    Out...
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    Grease up the powerflex bushes, these are really easy as they come in 2 halves...
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    The back one took a little force to push in, the front drops in flush...
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    Refit the 10mm bracket bolt, the 15mm front trailing arm bolt, then jack up the hub until the holes line up and refit the remaining 15mm bolt. Pinch tight when under compression with the jack...
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    Refit wheel and do the same on the other side. A surprisingly easy job, and it makes a difference to handling too.
    Next I will get a 4 wheel laser alignment.
    Front LCA bushes were £176.
    Trailing arm bushes were £50.
    If anyone is considering this and wants a pair of genuine volvo LCAs so they can do all the work without taking their car apart then PM me.

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    Good info and pics, thanks for sharing!

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    Finally picked up a set of SPORT instrument cluster dials and swapped them into the XC70
    Current dials
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    Undo screws on rears
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    Remove circuit boards and swap over
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    Re-fit the needles. Hint- use masking tape to Mark their position before any dismantling
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    Polish the scratches out of the screen
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    All changed over and put back together
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    Here is where the front LED lighting cables need to be soldered to so that the lights dim with the dimmer switch
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    Here they are in the car during daytime
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    Here they are illuminated at night
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    Quote Originally Posted by uqj83l View Post
    Here is where the front LED lighting cables need to be soldered to so that the lights dim with the dimmer switch
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    Here they are in the car during daytime
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    Here they are illuminated at night
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    Great work Bill!

    I take it your Ocean Race does have a light sensor on the dash and therefore, when you enter a tunnel from broad daylight, the LED ring around the dials, automatically light up, as they do in the R?
    At night, I can also control the brightness of the 4 LED + LED ring via the dimmer scroll wheel. Is the Ocean Race operation the same?

    (Only highlighting this for clarification for forum members, incase they have a V70/S60 (not an R model) and want to do the same mod.)

    2004 V70R 6spd manual:: Custom JRtuning REMAP @ peak 21psi :: Custom 2.75" exhaust :: TTV SMF + 07 Clutch :: WG 5.0 psi :: Tints :: IPD R gauge Rev.3 :: CFWerks door pod :: Forge CBV + yellow spring :: Windowed stock housing + blue filter :: Powerflex :: Superpro Engine mount :: Brembo Dot 5.1 :: TW FMIC :: Eibach 5mm spacers :: Brembo 330mm drilled discs :: iMiV 'Classic'+ BT :: D2R XENARC 5500k + LED H7 + LED H3 :: VolvoTech CFE OBD-V1 :: See garage for full mod list

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    Thanks Lee.
    I’d have to switch the DRLs off to know whether the dials illuminate in the conditions you describe?
    Or I’ll keep my eyes peeled the next time I drive through the Dartford tunnel. Not 100% sure TBH.

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    Quote Originally Posted by uqj83l View Post
    Thanks Lee.
    I’d have to switch the DRLs off to know whether the dials illuminate in the conditions you describe?
    Or I’ll keep my eyes peeled the next time I drive through the Dartford tunnel. Not 100% sure TBH.
    DRL's wont affect the dash leds. It should just work.

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    Finally got round to buying some new boots for the R. I had a horrible vibration at high speed, I checked my whole drivetrain and found nothing so it could only have been the wheels (which have been balanced) or the tyres which are old and tired. I went to the only place in my region which offered RoadForce wheel balancing coupled with 4 new Michelin Pilot Sport 4 tyres.
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    Quote Originally Posted by uqj83l View Post
    Finally got round to buying some new boots for the R. I had a horrible vibration at high speed, I checked my whole drivetrain and found nothing so it could only have been the wheels (which have been balanced) or the tyres which are old and tired. I went to the only place in my region which offered RoadForce wheel balancing coupled with 4 new Michelin Pilot Sport 4 tyres.
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    Where at Bill? Was it Elite?

    2004 V70R 6spd manual:: Custom JRtuning REMAP @ peak 21psi :: Custom 2.75" exhaust :: TTV SMF + 07 Clutch :: WG 5.0 psi :: Tints :: IPD R gauge Rev.3 :: CFWerks door pod :: Forge CBV + yellow spring :: Windowed stock housing + blue filter :: Powerflex :: Superpro Engine mount :: Brembo Dot 5.1 :: TW FMIC :: Eibach 5mm spacers :: Brembo 330mm drilled discs :: iMiV 'Classic'+ BT :: D2R XENARC 5500k + LED H7 + LED H3 :: VolvoTech CFE OBD-V1 :: See garage for full mod list

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    Hi Lee.
    Elite have closed down and gone into liquidation I’m afraid. It was at the Tyre Shop in North London. It’s £24 per wheel for road force balancing, so not worth the cost on tyres which are close to the legal limit. The total cost was just shy of £600, but I had no choice as this was the only company that has the Hunter RoadForce balancing machine. I would recommend them, they are meticulous and know how to treat custom or cherished cars.


 

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