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#31 ONLINE   beko1987

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Posted 07 January 2017 - 04:52 PM

Ah well, surely you'll have bought another entire v40 for 67p by Wednesday and nick the wheels from it...
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Posted 07 January 2017 - 09:03 PM

That headlining is epic!


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Posted 07 January 2017 - 09:13 PM

Think I have found the headlining solution for the Golf!!!


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Posted 07 January 2017 - 09:20 PM

Think I have found the headlining solution for the Golf!!!

 

 

You must stick some tees & holes into it too


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Posted 07 January 2017 - 09:22 PM

Beat me to it.


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Posted 07 January 2017 - 09:22 PM

What a bitch!!!!

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Posted 07 January 2017 - 09:33 PM

Think I have found the headlining solution for the Golf!!!

 

You must stick some tees & holes into it too

Practice your driving


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Posted 07 January 2017 - 09:39 PM




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Posted 14 January 2017 - 09:04 AM

But back to now.

The V40 had a couple of slow punctures which have turned out to be cracked wheels. This is irritating and also expensive.

As a result I bought four 16in V40 Sport alloys for 75 quid. Sod it.

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'89 Volvo 740GLE - broken
'89 Vauxhall Cavalier SRi130 - broken
'96 Volvo 850 S 2.5-10v - not broken

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#40 ONLINE   beko1987

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Posted 14 January 2017 - 09:06 AM

£75! blimey,you could have bought 3 mot'd whole volvos for that!
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Posted 14 January 2017 - 12:23 PM

£75! blimey,you could have bought 3 mot'd whole volvos for that!

I actually missed a whole 03-plate 1.6 for a hundred quid. Not happy

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'83 Volvo 340DL - broken

'87 Volvo 740 Turbo - awaiting collection

'88 Volvo 740GLE - poorly

'89 Volvo 740GLE - broken
'89 Vauxhall Cavalier SRi130 - broken
'96 Volvo 850 S 2.5-10v - not broken

'97 Peugeot 406 2.1LXDT - not broken

'99 Kia Pride 1.3SX - not broken

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Posted 14 January 2017 - 04:40 PM

Nice rims man.

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Posted 14 January 2017 - 05:57 PM

Now on mingebag wheels. Rides better. Washed it too. Still looks bogging.

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In other news I did some scrapyard raiding today so it now sports a fuel cap, OEM front floormats, a handbook & folder, a rear ashtray, a load cover and some other bits and pieces which were missing.

Irritatingly all the eggcrate grilles I found today were broken, every one that had sideskirts was on the ground with at least one car on the roof and the centrecaps off the previous wheels don't fit these ones so there is one missing.

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'83 Volvo 340DL - broken

'87 Volvo 740 Turbo - awaiting collection

'88 Volvo 740GLE - poorly

'89 Volvo 740GLE - broken
'89 Vauxhall Cavalier SRi130 - broken
'96 Volvo 850 S 2.5-10v - not broken

'97 Peugeot 406 2.1LXDT - not broken

'99 Kia Pride 1.3SX - not broken

'01 Volvo V40 T4 SE - mostly broken


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Posted 14 January 2017 - 06:55 PM

Looks better on those wheels. More sleeperish.
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Posted 18 January 2017 - 10:08 PM

Today at SVM HQ

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The V40 had been behaving impeccably since bleeding the clutch up, so in true SVM "snatching defeat from the jaws of victory" fashion I lost the clutch again today whilst out for lunch with the gaffer. It doesn't want to bleed up this time so it looks like the slave is fucked altogether now.

I turned my attention to the 740 Turbo.

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Initial inspection seems to suggest it's actually okay underneath, so reeling from the V40's clutch issues I set about the 740's clutch. I cleaned up the (new) slave cylinder and after a bit of dicking about I managed to get it actually seated in the bracket and the circlip in place. Buoyed by this and with the aid of my glamorous* apprentice Alex, we spent ninety minutes failing to get the clutch to bleed up on that bastard either, ending up with either a solid pedal at 2/3rds travel or absolutely fuck all.

Armed with itchy shit from this evening of fuckery, I did the done thing, got in the 406 and went home.

Have some photos of the underneath of a 740 Turbo with a sweaty diff and no fucking clutch.

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'83 Volvo 340DL - broken

'87 Volvo 740 Turbo - awaiting collection

'88 Volvo 740GLE - poorly

'89 Volvo 740GLE - broken
'89 Vauxhall Cavalier SRi130 - broken
'96 Volvo 850 S 2.5-10v - not broken

'97 Peugeot 406 2.1LXDT - not broken

'99 Kia Pride 1.3SX - not broken

'01 Volvo V40 T4 SE - mostly broken


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Posted 18 January 2017 - 10:09 PM

Start it in gear & crash the box.



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Posted 19 January 2017 - 08:56 AM

Start it in gear & crash the car.


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Posted 19 January 2017 - 11:26 AM

The 740's underside looks remarkably good for a car that's going on thirty and has probably lived in Scotland for many years. Even the radiator support panel isn't the worst I've ever seen; replacements are available and can be bolted on, as they aren't structural.


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The Aero - 2000 Saab 9-5 Aero 2.3 HOT manual estate.


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Posted 19 January 2017 - 12:10 PM

The 740's underside looks remarkably good for a car that's going on thirty and has probably lived in Scotland for many years. Even the radiator support panel isn't the worst I've ever seen; replacements are available and can be bolted on, as they aren't structural.

I am trying to find out more of it's intermediate history, but it was supplied by the Volvo dealer in the town where I live, was exported to Australia, then brought back. It'd been with it's last owner for over ten years so it's been back a while even at that.

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'83 Volvo 340DL - broken

'87 Volvo 740 Turbo - awaiting collection

'88 Volvo 740GLE - poorly

'89 Volvo 740GLE - broken
'89 Vauxhall Cavalier SRi130 - broken
'96 Volvo 850 S 2.5-10v - not broken

'97 Peugeot 406 2.1LXDT - not broken

'99 Kia Pride 1.3SX - not broken

'01 Volvo V40 T4 SE - mostly broken


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Posted 19 January 2017 - 12:20 PM

Sounds like the car has had an interesting life. Even if it wasn't a Turbo Intercooler, it would be worth preserving for that reason alone.


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Posted 19 January 2017 - 05:01 PM

We finish the day as we started. Two Volvos, no clutches. One Volvo is now clean.

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Once again, the shame of travelling home in a Peugeot. Oddly I posted to that effect in one of the Volvo owners pages last night and it appears about 75% of Volvo owners have an XUD powered Peugeot as a backup for when their Volvo inevitably shits something.

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'83 Volvo 340DL - broken

'87 Volvo 740 Turbo - awaiting collection

'88 Volvo 740GLE - poorly

'89 Volvo 740GLE - broken
'89 Vauxhall Cavalier SRi130 - broken
'96 Volvo 850 S 2.5-10v - not broken

'97 Peugeot 406 2.1LXDT - not broken

'99 Kia Pride 1.3SX - not broken

'01 Volvo V40 T4 SE - mostly broken


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Posted 19 January 2017 - 06:03 PM

... decided against the Peugeot. Fuelled up and heading home from work in luxury Council Estate splendour.

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'83 Volvo 340DL - broken

'87 Volvo 740 Turbo - awaiting collection

'88 Volvo 740GLE - poorly

'89 Volvo 740GLE - broken
'89 Vauxhall Cavalier SRi130 - broken
'96 Volvo 850 S 2.5-10v - not broken

'97 Peugeot 406 2.1LXDT - not broken

'99 Kia Pride 1.3SX - not broken

'01 Volvo V40 T4 SE - mostly broken


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Posted 19 January 2017 - 07:15 PM

I was going to say that the underneath of that 740 looked pretty rust free for a 28 year car!

I wouldn't be at surprised if the S40 is worse. I also agree the S40 looks much better with the subtler wheels. The original ones are two 'fast and furious' for my liking.
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Posted 19 January 2017 - 07:37 PM

I was going to say that the underneath of that 740 looked pretty rust free for a 28 year car!

I wouldn't be at surprised if the S40 is worse. I also agree the S40 looks much better with the subtler wheels. The original ones are two 'fast and furious' for my liking.


The Council Estate believe it or not is the most sound bodied 700 I've ever owned, never been welded at all. This Turbo was tickled last year but nothing catastrophic, will need the sill ends tidying a little but I'm more concerned with making it move under it's own power first.

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'83 Volvo 340DL - broken

'87 Volvo 740 Turbo - awaiting collection

'88 Volvo 740GLE - poorly

'89 Volvo 740GLE - broken
'89 Vauxhall Cavalier SRi130 - broken
'96 Volvo 850 S 2.5-10v - not broken

'97 Peugeot 406 2.1LXDT - not broken

'99 Kia Pride 1.3SX - not broken

'01 Volvo V40 T4 SE - mostly broken


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Posted 19 January 2017 - 08:27 PM

I miss my T4.

 

Although The Alfa is nice and all, it's just not as a) scary B) comfy c) discreet (debadged mine) d) stupid bastard fast e) useful as The Moose was.


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Posted 19 January 2017 - 09:31 PM

Any photos of the glamorous Alexis?

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Posted 20 January 2017 - 02:15 PM

Today at SVM HQ.

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All that done, the standard carry on was once again started. The Turbo has no clutch because...

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... BROKEN.

We are currently this stage. This may end badly.

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Wish us luck.

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'83 Volvo 340DL - broken

'87 Volvo 740 Turbo - awaiting collection

'88 Volvo 740GLE - poorly

'89 Volvo 740GLE - broken
'89 Vauxhall Cavalier SRi130 - broken
'96 Volvo 850 S 2.5-10v - not broken

'97 Peugeot 406 2.1LXDT - not broken

'99 Kia Pride 1.3SX - not broken

'01 Volvo V40 T4 SE - mostly broken


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Posted 20 January 2017 - 02:21 PM

'Ats yer cms206 deid


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Posted 20 January 2017 - 03:02 PM

Good luck son. We're not counting on you.
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Posted 20 January 2017 - 03:16 PM

SAFETY FIRST

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BOX OOT

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BROKEN

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Volvo can do one for 48 quid but it'll be three weeks. Tame lunatic is welding it now.

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'83 Volvo 340DL - broken

'87 Volvo 740 Turbo - awaiting collection

'88 Volvo 740GLE - poorly

'89 Volvo 740GLE - broken
'89 Vauxhall Cavalier SRi130 - broken
'96 Volvo 850 S 2.5-10v - not broken

'97 Peugeot 406 2.1LXDT - not broken

'99 Kia Pride 1.3SX - not broken

'01 Volvo V40 T4 SE - mostly broken





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