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by duke
Fri Sep 04, 2020 5:46 pm
Forum: Volvo Corner
Topic: can i join the volvo crew?
Replies: 37
Views: 26774

Re: can i join the volvo crew?

rad done! hi all well the rad came today very fast service indeed dpd courier and very nicely packed,the make is unknown to me banco and made in india. the rad comes with all the mountings and fastenings included which was great as 2/3rds of the originals just snapped as soon as any force is applied...
by duke
Thu Sep 03, 2020 2:42 pm
Forum: Volvo Corner
Topic: can i join the volvo crew?
Replies: 37
Views: 26774

Re: can i join the volvo crew?

hi all well sods law strikes again!i replaced the obviously leaking heater matrix and all the hoses and clamps but at the time the rad though old had zero visible leaks,well this morning after walking me dogs i came back and noticed a puddle under the car,bloody radiator has now decided to spring a ...
by duke
Sat Aug 08, 2020 3:42 pm
Forum: Volvo Corner
Topic: can i join the volvo crew?
Replies: 37
Views: 26774

Re: can i join the volvo crew?

hi all well its taken me 2 days on and off trying to dodge hottest part of the day as i have copd and get breathless easy esp when its this damn hot,it addles your brain and being a cambelt thats no job for a less than perfect brain! i think a 10 thumbs owned this before and has tried to do several ...
by duke
Wed Aug 05, 2020 10:10 pm
Forum: Volvo Corner
Topic: can i join the volvo crew?
Replies: 37
Views: 26774

Re: can i join the volvo crew?

Duke, Looking good for an old un :) , I'm sure you'll get many years of happy motoring out of it 1. It's a Volvo, from when they were well built. 2. Your a retired mechanic I'm surprised you have given up so easy on the pinch bolt, especially as you've buggered the end :roll: Personally without see...
by duke
Wed Aug 05, 2020 5:33 pm
Forum: Volvo Corner
Topic: can i join the volvo crew?
Replies: 37
Views: 26774

Re: can i join the volvo crew?

hi all took a few pics during the work, :lol: i have come to a bit of a problem trying to change the balljoint boot on o/s as in the damn pinchbolt is kindly rounded of already and seized beyond belief even after undoing the nut the bolt remains stuck despite copious soaking in penetrating oil. and ...
by duke
Sat Aug 01, 2020 10:05 pm
Forum: Volvo Corner
Topic: can i join the volvo crew?
Replies: 37
Views: 26774

Re: can i join the volvo crew?

hi all well im getting on well with the volvo mechanic work is so easy compared to the pug about 10x quicker doing the same jobs :lol: today i stripped out the cambelt and as expected its been changed previously at 80k but under the covers is wet and very difficult to tell how much is water and how ...
by duke
Thu Jul 30, 2020 3:41 pm
Forum: Volvo Corner
Topic: can i join the volvo crew?
Replies: 37
Views: 26774

Re: can i join the volvo crew?

A 2.5 pezzer, 4x4 that weighs two tons 'Gas Guzzler' & you think the coupe is bad I looked at a V70 D5 but the economy was bad vs the performance, Ask FarmerPug he had one & sold it in short order. Then there's the crap forum/farcebook group (ask welton :wink: ) I know what most of you think of BMW...
by duke
Thu Jul 30, 2020 3:32 pm
Forum: Volvo Corner
Topic: can i join the volvo crew?
Replies: 37
Views: 26774

Re: can i join the volvo crew?

I'm currently watching two Volvo's on eBay. One is the Saffron V70R, which is a little over budget but chatting with the owner, he seems like a good lad. Alternatively, I'm also watching this... https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/143663150183 I don't know much about these though - it's no looker that's for...
by duke
Mon Jul 27, 2020 1:07 pm
Forum: Volvo Corner
Topic: can i join the volvo crew?
Replies: 37
Views: 26774

Re: can i join the volvo crew?

just found this mot history seems good and low miles needs some work judging by pics needs front wings looking at and a derust and paint of all coil springs,manual box as well,,,, https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Volvo-850-GTL-Estate-Car/154018249931?hash=item23dc33fccb:g:yDQAAOSwsvtfGdjd if i was still l...
by duke
Mon Jul 27, 2020 12:44 pm
Forum: Volvo Corner
Topic: can i join the volvo crew?
Replies: 37
Views: 26774

Re: can i join the volvo crew?

i would not want or advise anyone to buy a more modern volvo you need a proper built before colaberations with ford/renault etc * makes mental note well so far mechanic work on her has gone easy on my old hands and only my neck is hurting still!arthritis sucks when you cant even support the weight ...
by duke
Sun Jul 26, 2020 9:10 pm
Forum: Volvo Corner
Topic: can i join the volvo crew?
Replies: 37
Views: 26774

Re: can i join the volvo crew?

How does the Volvo compare to the 406? I'm only asking as I nearly bought an 850 T5R but it was out of budget, but I have my beady eye on a V70R instead... :wink: hi ginger im quite impressed so far and only having done 300 or so miles so far and getting gassed,then steamed i decided to get the maj...
by duke
Sun Jul 26, 2020 7:43 pm
Forum: Volvo Corner
Topic: can i join the volvo crew?
Replies: 37
Views: 26774

Re: can i join the volvo crew?

Can you not just wet sand the rear lights to take the oxidisation off? hi no man they was sooooo screwed i binned them after a couple hours wasted trying to clean them up to a mot standard was not happening,so i been busy since,my volvo 850se journal hi all i recently bought this very old volvo 850...
by duke
Mon Jul 06, 2020 3:33 pm
Forum: For Sale / Wanted
Topic: radiator for 406 petrol
Replies: 0
Views: 3216

radiator for 406 petrol

cheep rad if anyone needs a spare its good used condition and has new fan switch fitted ,free 14 inch spare wheel included! £10 buyer collects horsham sussex,cheers ebay pics colipack etc 008.JPG ebay pics colipack etc 009.JPG ebay pics colipack etc 010.JPG ebay pics colipack etc 011.JPG ebay pics c...
by duke
Mon Jul 06, 2020 3:29 pm
Forum: For Sale / Wanted
Topic: 406 roof crossbars for sale
Replies: 0
Views: 3196

406 roof crossbars for sale

hi i have this pair of roof crossbars from my 406 estate may she r.i.p proper peugeot ones with all the fittings and rubbers present not rusty just a bit scruffy from use nothing a coat of paint wont fix rated to 100kg pics ebay pics colipack etc 001.JPG ebay pics colipack etc 002.JPG ebay pics coli...
by duke
Mon Jul 06, 2020 3:21 pm
Forum: For Sale / Wanted
Topic: ecu and coil pack 406 1.8 16v
Replies: 1
Views: 1869

Re: ecu and coil pack 406 1.8 16v

still got these not been bothered doing ebay ad so any one in need there going cheap! ebay pics colipack etc 013.JPG ebay pics colipack etc 015.JPG ebay pics colipack etc 017.JPG ebay pics colipack etc 018.JPG ebay pics colipack etc 023.JPG ebay pics colipack etc 024.JPG also have original bill of s...