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  1. This.....For £200.....






    Previous owner has attempted to install L332 head light but headlights are broke, car comes with a P38 front end which I was going to weld on but have not had time, the p38 headlights and bumper are not with car.




    There is other welding the will need to be done if this was going to go back on the road but nothing major.




  2. Thought I would update on the Volvo.


    It now sports a fresh Feb 2019 MOT & Also Fresh RFL. 


    First off.....it certainly does feel quick, just touching the throttle in 3rd gear you can feel it wanting to pick up & hoof on, but.... as I do not drive foot to the floor everywhere, that was all it got, just a light, gentle, feeling prod of the accelerator.. :-D


    It is also very, very comfortable & it rides surprisingly smooth.  A special mention goes to the stereo.....Rather good sound wise, considering it is standard..


    I can also see why they ( Volvo T5's) were popular traffic police cars.


    Overall......I am rather chuffed with it. I know it is not going to be the most economical car ever to run fuel wise though. But, I can live with that.


    I will post up some nice pics of it, once I get over this shitty cold.


    But yes, .I think I am going to like this  :-D

  3. Wifes Fiat 500 did something similar. Car was dead but all lights inside worked.


    Second attempt to start set off various warnings - no fuel, low oil pressure, it was only when it started bleeping on about overheating that I knew it was lying.


    Result was a dead cell in the battery. From perfectly fine to useless in an instant. Connected up a new battery and all was well. Not saying it's your problem but may be. Have you tried getting a jump from something else so it definitely has a proper ampage to play with? - obviously only do that if you can, some moderns are very temperamental about that sort of thing.


    Mr Cade might be able to advise as to the wisdom of that course of action


    We did not try that, but as you say, it might be sensitive to this...& I dont want to be held responsible by my Dad for frying something..lol. But if advised it is ok to try, then we will give it a try. 

  4. You actually found a manual T5 with the 260hp 2.4T?


    You bastard. For some reason I cannot fathom 95% of people buying them specced the chocotronic 5spd auto.




    A whole 80hp more than my 2.0T delivered in a much more boot-in-the-back way...the envy is high.


    It is indeed a manual 260hp T5....& you are correct, the vast majority are geartronic. or ex police manuals.


    I did not want a Geartronic one....I had heard that the geartronic gearbox's were a bit..Chocolatey & not just on the T5's. 


    I also have not had the opportunity to sample the boot in the back you refer to yet, due to it currently getting sorted out for it's MOT.

  5. I've wanted an early V70 T5 for a dogs age.

    Giving up on ever owning one though, because prices are going silly now.


    I agree, they are quite strong price wise, even considering that they are old now. I spotted this on E bay......Very very nice...





  6. Is this the same engine as the Focus ST then? Similar performance? Seems a much nicer proposition than an ST that's been on track days and then seen a minimum level of servicing to tide it over.


    Guy round the corner has one and it looks tired and baggy. Pretty sure it's wearing cheapo tyres too which explains the cock-eyed bumper like it's had a brush with the scenery.


    I believe that the (Volvo Sourced) Focus ST engine is essentially the same, bar capacity,& some internals... Focus is 2.5....mines is a 2.4..However, I stand to be corrected on that one, as I do not know much about Volvo's.


    I was looking at ST's, but the vast majority of them had quite a few previous registered keepers, One even had 9 previous owners...Feck that..

  7. Thanks for all the suggestions everyone. Still no further forward with this, however, being a weekday & working, it is hard to get the proper time to spend

    on the car. Today, We had a brief go at getting to the bottom of this problem.


    When turning on the ignition, the lights are as normal, then when you turn the key to start it, it turns as normal, but nothing at all happens, the ignition lights do not go dim or anything.


    What I did notice however, when the ignition is turned on, the display comes up....DSC Fault, ABS Fault & Gearbox Fault......But the car was perfectly fine right up until this happened. So....I am thinking some sensor has fucked up somewhere. 


    I also tried what Barry Cade suggested, Turn the key as if starting it & try gently move the gear stick at the same time....but it does not move from P........


    I also had a quick look up at the Brake light switch on the brake pedal as suggested by Captain Furious....Both the switches & plugs into them looked & felt fine, with no signs of loose connectors etc. 


    My Dad also removed the battery last night after I posted on here, to see if it was possibly needing a small charge up, but when he connected the battery charger, that said that the battery was fully charged already. 


    So, he put the battery back in today, & it has not made any difference, the car is still the same. 


    Time will be spent at the weekend on it (if the weather is not shit) & hopefully, get to the bottom of this.


    Again, thanks for all your suggestions, any help is very appreciated.

  8. “I know that does not rule out a duff battery however.“


    Well, it kinda does, if the battery were that low then all your dash lights would die as soon as you turned the key.


    Also then switch for the gearbox/start inhibitor on the brake pedal will be different to the switch that is used for the brake lights, so those working doesn’t necessarily rule that out.


    I stand corrected. I will investigate this more tomorrow, I appreciate everyone's suggestions so far. Thank you.

  9. Aren't these mega sensitive to battery voltage? Stick some jump leads to it from a running vehicle and see if it suddenly comes back to life.

    Also could it be a faulty brake light switch?


    I don't know about voltage sensitivity on these, but being modern(ish) probably. The strange thing is though, the car had been perfectly fine up until yesterday. The ignition lights illuminate as normal, with no dimming & when you turn they key...they stay the same brightness.


    I know that does not rule out a duff battery however.


    Also, my Dad mentioned the brake light switch, so we checked to see if the brake lights are coming on & they are all fine.

  10. First off.......I know that this is NOT a Focus ST & nothing like it either.


    Instead of buying an ST, I bought this old thing instead.......at a much, much less price than a shagged, several thousand owners focus ST.


    2004 Volvo S60 T5 2.4, 6 speed Manual. 


    The Brucie Bonus (to me anyway) is that it has never been a police car.....So is nicely spec'd with the leather heated seats, nice alloy wheels, decent stereo etc.


    It does need some fixing/tinkering for it's MOT however & with it being 14 years old now, but the main things, engine, box, clutch etc are spot on.


    Hand brake is quite high though & I think one of the rear brake calipers is sticking slightly, but this is nothing that concerns me, as it is going to get some time spent on it & new parts fitted.


    it is my first ever Volvo.....I have never owned one before, So......Apart from wallet raping petrol thirst....WCPGW???


    Some Pics....












  11. I hope some Jaguar minded person can help here..


    My Dads Jaguar S Type had a FTP yesterday/today.  


    He went out to start it, turned on the ignition, turned the key to start it &.......Nothing....not even a click. The dash lights seem to be lit up OK, & it had been starting perfectly fine every time, up until yesterday.


    I had a try today, & it is the same, turn key to start it & nothing at all?...


     Has anyone heard of this, or can offer any advice?


    Putting your foot on the brake to release the gear lever does not seem to be working either.



    it is a 3.0 V6, 2003.






  12. Sorry to seem a pest here, but is there anyway to allow members to delete some posts that they have created?


    For example, I posted a for sale advert on here the other week there for a ford focus. I sold the car at the weekend just gone, but when I went to "my content" & went to delete the entire post, It came up a message about administration/authorisation to do it.


    So.....I just deleted the pictures & content from the post...so it is basically a blank thread/post now.  


    Does that make sense?

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