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Old 20-09-2017, 03:44 PM   #51
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What a clean workshop

Great pics mate
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Old 20-09-2017, 04:59 PM   #52
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Nice car and a great thread

What bulbs did you replace the indicators with, normal Orange coted bulbs or the Diadem/Silvatec bulbs?
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Old 20-09-2017, 05:20 PM   #53
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Just read all the updates there, and you've really resurrected the big Swede. It'll last for years now. Great work.

Will your mum be keeping it?

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Old 21-09-2017, 10:10 AM   #54
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What a clean workshop

Great pics mate
Ha the workshop was cleaned after I got the car of the ramp, cleaner comes in once a week at work.

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Nice car and a great thread

What bulbs did you replace the indicators with, normal Orange coted bulbs or the Diadem/Silvatec bulbs?
Just standard orange bulbs, got them for free at work so no complaints here!

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Just read all the updates there, and you've really resurrected the big Swede. It'll last for years now. Great work.

Will your mum be keeping it?

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Well I will be starting a new thread soon for what I will be driving next, job related, so will make a bit more sense as for the swap.

But for the foreseeable future the car will be staying and even when my Mum wants to change I think I would like it back. For the cost of the car, comfort, power and reliability considering the age and miles I'm not sure it would be worth selling financially. I only covered 2700 miles in the 4 and a bit months I owned it and it sat around for 6 weeks. Its cost me just over £1700 and I stand in at around £0.63 PPM. So hopefully my Mum will do a few motorway trips up north and get some use out of it and bring some value back to the car.
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Old 21-09-2017, 10:40 AM   #55
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Make sure you put a link on here to the new one
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Sorry to resurrect this but I loved following this thread and it in turn made me go out and get one of these big swedes for myself!

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Old 22-10-2017, 07:43 PM   #57
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In all my 30 odd years of owning cars, Volvo has never been in the list, but I do admire their build quality and engineering.
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Sorry to resurrect this but I loved following this thread and it in turn made me go out and get one of these big swedes for myself!

Hope you enjoy it.

My Mum is still driving the car. Had to have the DIM repaired and 2 new tyres.

Car is going to have some wishbones on and the wheels could do with a refurb thats for sure.

Miles still ticking along nicely.

May even try and give it a nice clean in the spring.
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Have you got anything else on the go?
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Have you got anything else on the go?
I have literally just put a new thread up for a car I picked up.

I now work for Uber and currently drive a Mondeo which cannot be tinkered with. Apart from servicing / tyres / clutch and dual mass not much has gone on. Apart from an accident I was in Thursday. It is now in for body repair, I was rear ended on the M4 at medium speed.

But, I have picked up an E46 compact that I was waste some money on.
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