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JohnK's Volvo - 740 GL 'E' Reg - Now belongs to JohnK.


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#361 OFFLINE   cpjitservices

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Posted 24 November 2017 - 09:33 AM

I didn't get as far as going inside the seats, mine had a broken wire at the thermostat plug.

Thats handy, easy fix!

 

I'll see if I get time this weekend!


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Posted 24 November 2017 - 09:34 AM

I didn't get as far as going inside the seats, mine had a broken wire at the thermostat plug.

That's what's wrong with mine. Well, passenger side one anyway.
The wire connection inside the plug had corroded and and fallen out of the plug.


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Posted 24 November 2017 - 06:06 PM

That's what's wrong with mine. Well, passenger side one anyway.
The wire connection inside the plug had corroded and and fallen out of the plug.

Hmm, the driver's seat heater doesn't work on my grey 740 estate... have to check that and also the routines in the video Richard mentioned. It would be great to get it working again. Passenger seat is OK, but so tricky to drive from that side...


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Posted 19 December 2017 - 02:46 PM

Afternoon all,

 

Quick update!

 

Drove about 350-400 miles at the weekend, conclusion is Jinyu tyres are absolute dog shit. 

 

 

Don't buy them.


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Posted 19 December 2017 - 02:54 PM

Never skimp on tyres. I put Avon ZT5s on my 740 and they made a massive difference.


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Posted 19 December 2017 - 03:09 PM

Never skimp on tyres. I put Avon ZT5s on my 740 and they made a massive difference.

I usually don't skimp on tyres, I wont be doing it ever again trust me! I think all season tyres next time.... I'm going to change them after Christmas.


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Posted 19 December 2017 - 04:06 PM

Cheapo tyres are a false economy, unless you really can't afford anything better. I speak from practice of both sides of the coin. The very nearly new Pirellis and Contis I fitted in the summer, I'm very happy with, despite expectations of self destructing Italian crap. I'd have been doing well to get four new boots for the price, and they'd have been Hwa Fong Slidemasters for sure.
Barum and (ironically) Landsail seem to be the better brands of cheapies, they've done me ok in the past.
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Posted 19 December 2017 - 04:15 PM

I had a set of 5 brand new Goodyear's fitted to mine not long back and they're bloody lovely!
The old tyres were ancient on the rear, rock hard and perished/cracking and up front were cheapy jobbies. The transformation is amazing, I know it's a 30 year old estate car but it's true! The grip is much much better and they ride so much more comfortably and smoothly. Money well spent imho.
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Posted 19 December 2017 - 04:54 PM

Exactly the same as me then Dan! A couple of nasty hydroplane moments were enough to put me right off.


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Posted 23 December 2017 - 07:22 PM

I do love my Volvo I really do, but, I saw my old Jag S type today and realised how much I miss it. Think one might have to appear in the fleet in 2018!
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Posted 24 December 2017 - 05:23 PM

S Type on horizon.. maybe, anyone want to buy an Volvo lol. It has MOT ;)

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Posted 25 December 2017 - 02:50 PM

The SVM are VERY unimpressed at this development.

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Posted 25 December 2017 - 03:32 PM

I haven't gone ahead yet, not entirely happy with the S type I've been offered. No MOT for a start.

However, which ever way the development goes hopefully the 740 will stay within the Autoshite realm.

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Posted 29 December 2017 - 09:24 AM

Depending on todays development, depends on whether the Volvo will up for sale or not. 

 

I have been offered an S type without MOT, however I know the car, its had a complete engine overhaul in 2015 by Jaguar themselves. Despite having no MOT, its done 47 miles since the last one (Owner lives abroad). 2005 plate and it is a good example!

 

we will see how to day transpires! 


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Posted 15 January 2018 - 08:51 AM

Update:

 

JohnK has purchased said 740, thanks for all the interest from other folks. 

 

 

New adventures begin with the S type.

 

 

 

Thanks John


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Posted 15 January 2018 - 09:57 AM

Cheers Chris...

RichBraith and I had a run out to Hull yesteday to collect this, it’s been pushed into daily duties already, just need to decide what to do with the E39 now!

Original wheel trims are in the boot which will be fitted today to tidy her up a bit and then we will go from there.

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Posted 15 January 2018 - 04:48 PM

The Volvo's got style!  8)


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