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  1. Volvo estates used to be a big car, but look dainty next to a Corsa (even at night)
  2. Whilst you have engine and gearbox apart, consider getting a replacement concentric clutch slave cylinder for it, They leak and eventually fail completely, and replacing them is a big job unless you have everything in bits already.
  3. In adjacent cylinders too. I wonder if a bit of oil or water got into the cylinder and hydraulic-ed them, then subsequently got pumped out so there's nothing to see. Maybe there was a bit of oil sitting in the pipes from the turbo or something. Feasible?
  4. What has actually happened there? I can see a couple of the followers appear chewed up, but can't see what caused it. Would be interesting to see if those valves are bent - maybe the engine ingested something.
  5. I reckon the pictures might not be showing due to permissions. Are they in your Google photos? I don't remember seeing a way of making those public. I'd have a think about whether it'll be easier to swap heads rather than engines. I researched doing an engine swap on my V70 and it seems the way to do it is by unbolting the whole front subframe and lifting the body off, which probably wouldn't be too bad with a lift but I think you may still need to pair the injectors with your ECU before it'll run. Whichever route you choose I'd imagine you'll want to fit a fresh cam belt, which makes the head swap sound less onerous, although I suspect there would be a lot of dismantling involved either way.
  6. I'm seeing grey 'no entry sign' icons instead of catastrophic engine malady pics, so whatever that engine has might be contagious.
  7. Anyone know what happened to the site? Covered in 'little boxes made of ticky tacky'?
  8. My eponymous BMW's 35 year old ZF4HP22 gearbox has the same wonderful feature - you must not rev in engine in Park or neutral else the front clutch pack wears out. The E23 was years ahead of its time.
  9. Dead_E23

    Sao Penza

    That publicity shot was taken 5 minutes walk from the importer's offices. The green cupolas behind now mark a Wetherspoon's - hurrah! (When the picture was taken they marked a derelict building that was home to 1000000 pigeons)
  10. I'd most likely buy another biggish Halfords kit if I lost mine, because they include useful stuff apart from sockets - like a selection of torx and female torx (E - type) sockets, which are handy on newer cars. Also, ratchet spanners, and 1/4 inch drive stuff that I'd probably not have bought otherwise.
  11. I have a cunning trick, which is to read it before I open the lid.
  12. Dead_E23

    Sao Penza

    The importers were based in Tunbridge Wells, and also brought Mazda, FSO and Seat into the country. I am surprised it is not a place of pilgrimage, especially as the water from the Chalybeate spring in the nearby Pantiles is a cure for rust.
  13. I wrote 'other way up'; the absence of the Halfords logo wasn't sufficient to stop me scattering sockets all over the drive.
  14. My set (which I think is the 150 piece, but quite old) has 6 sided impact sockets for the half inch 17 and 19mm, and all the deep sockets are 6 sided too. I think those are the ones I use most often (to the extent the black coating is wearing off the impact sockets), which is possibly why it had never struck me that the 12 sided sockets were a problem. I haven't had any problems with the blow moulded case either, unless you count opening it upside down so all the sockets fall out.
  15. My Mum used to find my V70 very easy to get in and out of due to the wide opening doors and the soft seats made journeys easier on her arthritis. Also, the huge boot was superb for stuff like zimmer frames and all the other accoutrements of old age. I hope phase 2 V70s are still cheap as chips when I am in my dotage.
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