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Old 03-05-2017, 09:39 PM   #11
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Looks lovely that buddy, I've always fancied one of these with the same engine. I've found Volvo's seem fairly simple to work on in my limited experience with them
Nothing looks to difficult to access in the engine bay which is always a good sign, only time will tell.

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Lovely jubbly, this is going to be an interesting one, don't think I've seen one of these Volvo motors on here before, good luck with this one mate.
Thanks, think theres quite a few floating around on Pistonheads where I post quite a bit too, it's where I first got an itch for one of these ha.
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Old 03-05-2017, 09:42 PM   #12
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Update - 03/02/2017

One of the first noticeable issues was the perished front wipers.

Sourced some from work in the correct sizes.





Can't go without some screenwash also :idea:



Removed a few stickers and residue.





Another issue I came across today, noticed after realising the tailgate is not opening correctly. Will buy a pair of new struts for this at some point soon.



Shot of the Swedish sofas. Very comfortable.



Although I haven't serviced the car yet, the car smells a touch musty on the inside, so I went for a quick air con bomb that contains odor neutralisers, seems to have freshened up the inside slightly.





Finished of with some Chemical Guys stripper scent.



Also changed the current plates to ones with my works branding on. Not to fussed at this stage for plain ones.











I never got the car on the ramp today at work as soon as I had time to look at the car we had a workshop cleaner arrive to do the floors, hopefully can get some time tomorrow to bring it in and have a look around underneath and trace the oil leak.

Updates soon.
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Old 03-05-2017, 10:54 PM   #13
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Need any advice just pm me mate. As I work for a Volvo specialist.
Good solid cars the s60. D5 163hp is the best engine ever made by Volvo.
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Lot of car fir the money
Those seats look to be a nice place to park your ass
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I like these so keep up the good work, will be following with interest!
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Need any advice just pm me mate. As I work for a Volvo specialist.
Good solid cars the s60. D5 163hp is the best engine ever made by Volvo.
Thanks, one thing I am looking in to is a new battery, I have noticed from that paperwork it doesn't seem to have been changed.

What battery type / AH would you recommend? It can take a little while to start, nothing alarming but I think it could do with a kick. What about glow plugs on these?

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Lot of car fir the money
Those seats look to be a nice place to park your ass
It is in fact 2 tonnes for my money ha. The dolby speaker upgrade is nice!

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I like these so keep up the good work, will be following with interest!
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Probably looking at 95Ah / 100Ah dependent upon brand - Bosch Silver S4 has 4yr warranty, Halfords Calcium ones used to be 5years - either way its not a cheap battery. Your choice might be influenced by how long you want to keep the car and the cost of a battery with that length warranty.
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Looking better already, that interior looks so good, I just don't get why the German interiors get so much praise, people should look at Volvo interiors more.
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I default to Bosch from Costco when I need a battery

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Nice reliable cars these, I had an almost identical one to yours albeit in manual. Mine was a second car I just used for work. Mine had 150000 miles on the clock and I paid £900 for it, I took the mileage to 169000 miles in 11 months before its core plug failed and gave me a MAJOR oil leak. I just scrapped it which I did feel abit bad about but I had a few other issues (play in steering rack for the whole 19000 miles, alarm siren battery was toast, would go into limp mode sometimes when booted) but it had served its purpose.

Good luck with yours!
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