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  1. I have kept nagging at B & SIL to get their cambelt changed, managed to get them to have one done on their cashcow earlier in the year. 'You really ought to get the other car done, it is 11 years old now' *SNAP* 'Can you repair it cheaply, asap?' 😇
  2. Fuck me, can we stop with the needly nit-picky bullshit. You lot are like a bunch of children. It's getting embarrassing reading some of this crap.
  3. Many tears ago on my ax 1.1, the plug inside the distributor where the ignition module plugs in had melted slightly and would occasionally kill the engine or make it refuse to start. A second hand dizzy got it up and running again in short order.
  4. Would be interested to know what it is they have offered for it?
  5. Seen a set of sockets I would like for work, but seller has gone for collection only. Anyone nearby at all?
  6. I haven't scanned it for fault codes, but no engine light. When I was last using it. I had noticed a drop in fuel economy and a bit of smoke on start/ cold idle. It's also getting a bit harder to start from cold, which when I bought it was down to one of the injectors leaking off too much and dumping the fuel pressure. We ended up going on holiday in it with a spare battery in the boot and a can of hairspray on hand to help get it going each day, Katy's Berlingo having been written off the week before!
  7. Yes, most leak off test kits come equipped for up to 6 cylinders. In this case we have connected to 5 cylinders and I would be expecting to see one injector with a higher level in the bottle than the others to show it is dumping fuel down the return. Yes the grey wonder wagon may still find itself heading this way, we shall see what the tide brings!
  8. Definitely a shiter's weekend. Out of the house early-ish to collect a second hand shed, which put up a bit of a fight to get dismantled, loaded up and dragged home behind my father-in-law's aging C5 Estate. Then, buoyed by the fact the shed seemed to be better than I'd expected, I got on with my list of automotive alements... The S40 gets a front brake service and the discs de-scaling. The Kuga finally gets the new discs and pads it's been waiting on to cure the steering shake when braking, it's also treated to a quick wipe over with Demon Clean Pink Gloss Spunk™ ready for pictures. The V70 gets another engine mount as when I replaced them all years ago, I fitted a poly bush to the front mount and it made it shake like a shitting dog. D5 volvos do not like poly bush engine mounts. I also did an injector leak off test as the starting has gotten a bit laboured. I regard this as inconclusive, perhaps @Barry Cadecould offer an insight?
  9. If I'm being brutally honest, it's strong money for one with a damaged bumper and that potentially has no history. If you know it has volvo history and you want good money, do the legwork and it'll help no end.
  10. It's not a saloon is it? Dave at work's mk1 had the passenger rear quarterlight fall out recently and we are yet to find a replacement as it's specific to the saloon model.
  11. Yeah I think it'll benefit from some more fuel in the tank, I might grab a can of fresh diesel as the nearest place to get red is a fair way out of my way.
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