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    0ldCh0d reacted to volvoman in My Volvo Shite...past and present.   
    Cheers mate.
    They are both Autos, whilst i have owned several manuals over the years, i always opt for an Auto. Back/disc injuries/problems means its so much easier to drive autos for me now.
    Yes, Volvos are great...but when it goes "tits up", they tend to be expensive to fix. My arguement/offset for this situation was, that they dont go wrong that often, an they/their parts outlast many non Volvo, mainstream cars.
    Your S60 T5 sounds very nice, i hope you get it sorted, with not too much expense to you. I dont have any experience with Volvos younger than the year 2000...I have always owned pre 2000 cars myself.
     
    I have many Volvo stories, thats for sure.
     
    Here is a lovely V70 (P1) 2.5 10 valve wagon. I bought this in Essex several years ago, because it had stupidly low mileage (65 000 miles). It was that lovely "pink" in places, but i soon sorted that!!!
    I like to do things the hard way!...so i T-cut an polished the whole car by hand!!! that took me 2 Saturdays (16 man hours). It did come out real nice though.
     
    Some pics. Its sporting 16" C70 Alloys here.

     

     
    I pulled over the side of the road here, to take a pic of the mileage!!! i couldnt miss this one.
    You gotta love all the 6's.

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    0ldCh0d reacted to volvoman in My Volvo Shite...past and present.   
    So, ive only just joined this forum recently, an everyone seems to have their own thread(of one kind or another).
    Im just joining in here too, i guess!...............but dont ask me any techincal shit about Volvos!...I might sound like i know what im talking about??!!...but i only really know the basics, despite owning heaps of Volvos, since the late 1980's.
     
    Im starting off with the Volvos that i own right now(just sold my lovely C70 T5 GT Coupe) so Im left with my 1992 940 GLE 2.3 (rare 16 Valve) red block Wagon, an my 1997 850 2.3 T5 CD Wagon (daily).
     
    Some pics, cheers Paul.
     
    940.

     

     
     
    850

     

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    0ldCh0d reacted to stuboy in Volvo S60 T5.....Has FTP'D!!!!.....Aaaahhh bollocks.   
    fix it by paying someone is best idea
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    0ldCh0d reacted to sierraman in Volvo S60 T5.....Has FTP'D!!!!.....Aaaahhh bollocks.   
    There’s not a cat in hells chance I’d be attempting it on the driveway if £600 gets it done at a garage. Probably right decision, once it’s done it’s done. I’ve sacked cars off due to failing clutches before but there was various other shit going wrong with them as well so it was the straw that broke the camels back in effect.
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    0ldCh0d got a reaction from oldcars in Scrap yard fun.   
    Hmmmm.....Are you going back anytime soon? If so,could yoy find out how much for that, I am genuinely interested in acquiring that if it's not gung ho expensive.
    & thanks also for pointing out that it's not a steering wheel cover.
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    0ldCh0d got a reaction from oldcars in Scrap yard fun.   
    That wood steering wheel on the Rover 75, I could be doing with that for my garage queen....although, upon looking at it closely..I suspect that's just a steering wheel cover? Or am I seeing things?
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    0ldCh0d got a reaction from BeEP in Volvo S60 T5.....Has FTP'D!!!!.....Aaaahhh bollocks.   
    Ok, update on the Volvo. I spoke today with one of the mechanics I know & that I asked yesterday. It's going to cost between £600-650, which is better than the £955. So, it's is now booked in for 8:30am Monday morning, for some major surgery,being done by someone that I know & trust. It is also getting transported to my friend, I sorted that out also.
     
    So my Volvo is going to live on, which is a result.
     
    I am more upbeat about it now than I was yesterday.
     
    So, it will be, new clutch plate, flywheel, & clutch slave cylinder, plus brake/clutch fluid & gearbox oil. Oh & he is going to sort the track rod end & ball joint whilst he is at it.
     
    Result.
     
    I will update once it is sorted, but I am well happy & looking forward to getting it back sorted. So to summarise....it is not getting & will not be bridged...Result.
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    0ldCh0d got a reaction from Norbert in Volvo S60 T5.....Has FTP'D!!!!.....Aaaahhh bollocks.   
    Ok, update on the Volvo. I spoke today with one of the mechanics I know & that I asked yesterday. It's going to cost between £600-650, which is better than the £955. So, it's is now booked in for 8:30am Monday morning, for some major surgery,being done by someone that I know & trust. It is also getting transported to my friend, I sorted that out also.
     
    So my Volvo is going to live on, which is a result.
     
    I am more upbeat about it now than I was yesterday.
     
    So, it will be, new clutch plate, flywheel, & clutch slave cylinder, plus brake/clutch fluid & gearbox oil. Oh & he is going to sort the track rod end & ball joint whilst he is at it.
     
    Result.
     
    I will update once it is sorted, but I am well happy & looking forward to getting it back sorted. So to summarise....it is not getting & will not be bridged...Result.
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    0ldCh0d got a reaction from paulplom in Volvo S60 T5.....Has FTP'D!!!!.....Aaaahhh bollocks.   
    Lol.....i know eh?..this time yesterday, my arse was shitting buttons at the thought of getting it sorted....now though, it's all good.
     
    I will definitely let every one know how it's goes, & all going good, some updated pictures of the Car aswell.. & if I can & anyone is interested in it, i will get some pictures of the old clutch assembly that comes out of it, see what it looks like.
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    0ldCh0d got a reaction from paulplom in Volvo S60 T5.....Has FTP'D!!!!.....Aaaahhh bollocks.   
    Ok, update on the Volvo. I spoke today with one of the mechanics I know & that I asked yesterday. It's going to cost between £600-650, which is better than the £955. So, it's is now booked in for 8:30am Monday morning, for some major surgery,being done by someone that I know & trust. It is also getting transported to my friend, I sorted that out also.
     
    So my Volvo is going to live on, which is a result.
     
    I am more upbeat about it now than I was yesterday.
     
    So, it will be, new clutch plate, flywheel, & clutch slave cylinder, plus brake/clutch fluid & gearbox oil. Oh & he is going to sort the track rod end & ball joint whilst he is at it.
     
    Result.
     
    I will update once it is sorted, but I am well happy & looking forward to getting it back sorted. So to summarise....it is not getting & will not be bridged...Result.
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    0ldCh0d got a reaction from Split_Pin in Scrap yard fun.   
    That wood steering wheel on the Rover 75, I could be doing with that for my garage queen....although, upon looking at it closely..I suspect that's just a steering wheel cover? Or am I seeing things?
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    0ldCh0d reacted to egg in eBay tat volume 3.   
    £895. I can't think of a suitable superlative.
     
    https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/604717646608045/
     


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    0ldCh0d reacted to egg in eBay tat volume 3.   
    MOT to December, £300.
     
    https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/2009515632460043/
     


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    0ldCh0d got a reaction from Shirley Knott in Volvo S60 T5.....Has FTP'D!!!!.....Aaaahhh bollocks.   
    Ok, update on the Volvo. I spoke today with one of the mechanics I know & that I asked yesterday. It's going to cost between £600-650, which is better than the £955. So, it's is now booked in for 8:30am Monday morning, for some major surgery,being done by someone that I know & trust. It is also getting transported to my friend, I sorted that out also.
     
    So my Volvo is going to live on, which is a result.
     
    I am more upbeat about it now than I was yesterday.
     
    So, it will be, new clutch plate, flywheel, & clutch slave cylinder, plus brake/clutch fluid & gearbox oil. Oh & he is going to sort the track rod end & ball joint whilst he is at it.
     
    Result.
     
    I will update once it is sorted, but I am well happy & looking forward to getting it back sorted. So to summarise....it is not getting & will not be bridged...Result.
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    0ldCh0d got a reaction from scdan4 in Volvo S60 T5.....Has FTP'D!!!!.....Aaaahhh bollocks.   
    Ok, update on the Volvo. I spoke today with one of the mechanics I know & that I asked yesterday. It's going to cost between £600-650, which is better than the £955. So, it's is now booked in for 8:30am Monday morning, for some major surgery,being done by someone that I know & trust. It is also getting transported to my friend, I sorted that out also.
     
    So my Volvo is going to live on, which is a result.
     
    I am more upbeat about it now than I was yesterday.
     
    So, it will be, new clutch plate, flywheel, & clutch slave cylinder, plus brake/clutch fluid & gearbox oil. Oh & he is going to sort the track rod end & ball joint whilst he is at it.
     
    Result.
     
    I will update once it is sorted, but I am well happy & looking forward to getting it back sorted. So to summarise....it is not getting & will not be bridged...Result.
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    0ldCh0d got a reaction from HarmonicCheeseburger in Volvo S60 T5.....Has FTP'D!!!!.....Aaaahhh bollocks.   
    Ok, update on the Volvo. I spoke today with one of the mechanics I know & that I asked yesterday. It's going to cost between £600-650, which is better than the £955. So, it's is now booked in for 8:30am Monday morning, for some major surgery,being done by someone that I know & trust. It is also getting transported to my friend, I sorted that out also.
     
    So my Volvo is going to live on, which is a result.
     
    I am more upbeat about it now than I was yesterday.
     
    So, it will be, new clutch plate, flywheel, & clutch slave cylinder, plus brake/clutch fluid & gearbox oil. Oh & he is going to sort the track rod end & ball joint whilst he is at it.
     
    Result.
     
    I will update once it is sorted, but I am well happy & looking forward to getting it back sorted. So to summarise....it is not getting & will not be bridged...Result.
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    0ldCh0d reacted to Mr_Bo11ox in Volvo S60 T5.....Has FTP'D!!!!.....Aaaahhh bollocks.   
    Thats a good price for that level of ballache i reckon
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    0ldCh0d got a reaction from alf892 in Volvo S60 T5.....Has FTP'D!!!!.....Aaaahhh bollocks.   
    Ok, update on the Volvo. I spoke today with one of the mechanics I know & that I asked yesterday. It's going to cost between £600-650, which is better than the £955. So, it's is now booked in for 8:30am Monday morning, for some major surgery,being done by someone that I know & trust. It is also getting transported to my friend, I sorted that out also.
     
    So my Volvo is going to live on, which is a result.
     
    I am more upbeat about it now than I was yesterday.
     
    So, it will be, new clutch plate, flywheel, & clutch slave cylinder, plus brake/clutch fluid & gearbox oil. Oh & he is going to sort the track rod end & ball joint whilst he is at it.
     
    Result.
     
    I will update once it is sorted, but I am well happy & looking forward to getting it back sorted. So to summarise....it is not getting & will not be bridged...Result.
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    0ldCh0d got a reaction from Kringle in Volvo S60 T5.....Has FTP'D!!!!.....Aaaahhh bollocks.   
    Ok, update on the Volvo. I spoke today with one of the mechanics I know & that I asked yesterday. It's going to cost between £600-650, which is better than the £955. So, it's is now booked in for 8:30am Monday morning, for some major surgery,being done by someone that I know & trust. It is also getting transported to my friend, I sorted that out also.
     
    So my Volvo is going to live on, which is a result.
     
    I am more upbeat about it now than I was yesterday.
     
    So, it will be, new clutch plate, flywheel, & clutch slave cylinder, plus brake/clutch fluid & gearbox oil. Oh & he is going to sort the track rod end & ball joint whilst he is at it.
     
    Result.
     
    I will update once it is sorted, but I am well happy & looking forward to getting it back sorted. So to summarise....it is not getting & will not be bridged...Result.
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    0ldCh0d got a reaction from barefoot in Volvo S60 T5.....Has FTP'D!!!!.....Aaaahhh bollocks.   
    Ok, update on the Volvo. I spoke today with one of the mechanics I know & that I asked yesterday. It's going to cost between £600-650, which is better than the £955. So, it's is now booked in for 8:30am Monday morning, for some major surgery,being done by someone that I know & trust. It is also getting transported to my friend, I sorted that out also.
     
    So my Volvo is going to live on, which is a result.
     
    I am more upbeat about it now than I was yesterday.
     
    So, it will be, new clutch plate, flywheel, & clutch slave cylinder, plus brake/clutch fluid & gearbox oil. Oh & he is going to sort the track rod end & ball joint whilst he is at it.
     
    Result.
     
    I will update once it is sorted, but I am well happy & looking forward to getting it back sorted. So to summarise....it is not getting & will not be bridged...Result.
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    0ldCh0d got a reaction from solid61 in Volvo S60 T5.....Has FTP'D!!!!.....Aaaahhh bollocks.   
    Ok, update on the Volvo. I spoke today with one of the mechanics I know & that I asked yesterday. It's going to cost between £600-650, which is better than the £955. So, it's is now booked in for 8:30am Monday morning, for some major surgery,being done by someone that I know & trust. It is also getting transported to my friend, I sorted that out also.
     
    So my Volvo is going to live on, which is a result.
     
    I am more upbeat about it now than I was yesterday.
     
    So, it will be, new clutch plate, flywheel, & clutch slave cylinder, plus brake/clutch fluid & gearbox oil. Oh & he is going to sort the track rod end & ball joint whilst he is at it.
     
    Result.
     
    I will update once it is sorted, but I am well happy & looking forward to getting it back sorted. So to summarise....it is not getting & will not be bridged...Result.
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    0ldCh0d reacted to beko1987 in Volvo S60 T5.....Has FTP'D!!!!.....Aaaahhh bollocks.   
    You heartless bastard, fixing your car how dare you!
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    0ldCh0d reacted to sierraman in Volvo S60 T5.....Has FTP'D!!!!.....Aaaahhh bollocks.   
    Bear in mind a lot of garages will quote you a lot because in all honesty they don’t want the job. Clutches are one of those jobs garages hate doing because frequently you find problems along the way, the bill goes up, the customer can’t/won’t pay it and your stuck with a gearboxless Volvo on your ramp preventing you from earning any money.
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    0ldCh0d reacted to scdan4 in Volvo S60 T5.....Has FTP'D!!!!.....Aaaahhh bollocks.   
    Fuck that. I’ll give you bridge money and shiply it if it comes to that.
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    0ldCh0d reacted to Dead_E23 in Volvo S60 T5.....Has FTP'D!!!!.....Aaaahhh bollocks.   
    My V70 D5 had the same problem, a failed concentric slave, and the local garage put me a new clutch in for £500-ish (this was about 5 years ago).   
     
    The mechanic looked half dead when I went to pick it up and said he couldn't believe how big a job it had been - he'd even had to unbolt the steering rack.
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