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    Cool I have a T5!!!!!

    Well after 5 -6 months of searching I bought a V50 T5 two weeks ago.

    She is a 2009 T5 R-Design SE.

    Here are a few snaps I took last week (The bonnet was unlocked at the time of taking the pictures hence the alignment)


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    Very nice... identical 18" Medusa wheels and colour as my C30 T5 (powder coated anthracite). Any plans for it?

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    Very nice.

    Welcome

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    Quote Originally Posted by kmb View Post
    Very nice... identical 18" Medusa wheels and colour as my C30 T5 (powder coated anthracite). Any plans for it?
    Thanks,

    The wheels have recently been refurbished and to be honest, they are in the colour that I would have chosen myself. The plan at the moment is to tidy up a few issues. I have replaced a cracked mirror in one of the sun visors, I have replaced the windscreen washer jets and I have today received a brand new set of genuine Volvo car mats as the driver's one is beyond repair. I have replaced all the discs and pads with Brembo items as I was getting a slight wobble through the steering wheel on heavy braking which I put down to warped discs. The new discs and pads have cured this issue. I fitted a K&N Panel filter this is something I have always done on my turbo-engined cars as after a few services the filter pays for its self as they don't need replacing just cleaning and re-oiled with a very liberal amount of oil.

    The inside has had a good clean with the seats receiving some leather cleaner and protector. Everything inside the car works as it should with the high-performance sound system sounding fantastic.

    Sat Nav system works a treat although it is a bit outdated with its looks however I do have the option to use my phone via the USB port for navigation.

    Next week it is going to a Body-shop to have several scratches that have penetrated the base coat repaired. Mechanically it appears all good having had a few hundred pounds spent on various suspension components and everything else appears to be in order.

    Car was serviced and checked over back in Feb this year by a Volsaa garage in Derby who found no issues. I have purchased 6lts of Millers oil which I will change in the next few months as the oil was only changed back in Feb.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mkengineering View Post
    Very nice.

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    Fitted a set of these headlight bulbs this evening. Not had a chance to put the headlights on yet to see if there is an improvement over the Philips ones that were already fitted.

    https://www.autobulbsdirect.co.uk/h7...gen-bulbs.html

    Also replaced the locking wheel nuts with regular nuts as far as I am concerned locking nuts are more hassle than what they are worth.
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    Sounds like you're getting it how you want. Nice to sort everything.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kmb View Post
    Sounds like you're getting it how you want. Nice to sort everything.
    Yes, I collected it from the Bodyshop on Monday having had several scratches and blemish removed and the guy has done an excellent job to be fair, with the car being Silver quite a lot of blending was needed to avoid the grey/smokey appearance you get with poorly repaired Silver cars.

    I also purchased a set of genuine Volvo car mats to replace the rather tatty-looking aftermarket ones that were fitted when I bought the car. These were Volvo items were not cheap but are a perfect fit and great quality.



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    May I ask how much they cost? I have the same set in my C30 and noticed underneath the driver's heel (underside) it's starting to get thin and soft, wouldn't mind renewing them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kmb View Post
    May I ask how much they cost? I have the same set in my C30 and noticed underneath the driver's heel (underside) it's starting to get thin and soft, wouldn't mind renewing them.
    I paid around 80 including delivery from Volvo parts TMS.

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