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  1. oh its fixed itself this morning. I hate intermittent faults
  2. Should everything switch off when you turn off the ignition. Just upgraded from a T5 to a 850R and when I switch off, the radio and interior fan will keep running and I have to turn them off manually. They used to go off with the key in the T5, so have I got a fault or a short somewhere do you think
  3. ok how do i get your address Steve
  4. Hi everyone , after smashing my T5R last september and a long, long dispute with the insurance about the value, I have finally got my money and have another 850 R being delivered in the next week, so excited,feel like Im part of the family again Anyway my quick question is , does the club do ant Tee shirts, Sweatshirts or hats of any kind ????
  5. well we will see, I will let fate decide, I wont have the money for another 3 weeks , so if its still available then, maybe its meant to be. its a stunning colour tho
  6. looking for a nice condition , genuine, 850 R. estate 95,96,or 97, mileage prefer under 180,000, the nearer to Nottingham the better , will have cash at end of may
  7. ok thankyou. its a p2. its apparently all working and looks in good nick but its your expensive to maintain bit that would prob put me off. I was wondering if the 4 wheel drive system could take all the power. sometimes carmakers add these gizmos but dont make gearboxes strong enough to take it Maybe I will just search for another nice 850 R. I really miss mine
  8. Hi, after a big ish accident in my 850 R ,( it wasnt my fault, honest ) and the insurance condemning it as the airbags had gone off, I have finally got the payment from the insurance, and am looking for another one. I want another 850R, but have seen a couple of all wheel drive , V70 Rs. So I would value members opinions on 2 things, 1, I have read that the V70 does not handle as well as the 850 , is this true, and 2 , would I be buying extra trouble if I got a all wheel drive V70r. I have a reasonable amount of insurance money to spend and it will get me a nice car if i am carefull
  9. hi do you still have this car Steve
  10. Thanks Tim , seems I got one of the "in some cases " one
  11. hi, how do I remove the spoiler from a 850 . Ive took out all the screws both sides and its still on solid, is it glued on as well
  12. Help , how the hell do you get the rear spoiler off a 850 T5 , I have removed all the brackets and screws both sides and its still on solid, took the trim off but cant see any screws through the top of the door inside Did the bond them on as well as screwing them ? Any advice appreciated
  13. are you still looking for t5 glovebox lid. i have one in tan colour
  14. what I meant about stopping on amber , it was green as they were approaching the lights , and changed to amber literaly as they were going over the line and they just rammed the anchors on, and I was expecting them to go through. Thing that annoyed me later on was that if I had been going my normal speed , I would have been in the outside lane and well passed them before they got to the lights
  15. yes the sods have, they either take it away and crush it immediately , or i can have it to sell parts. If i do that they will only give me £430 , and i have 6 weeks to do it and supply them with a certificate of destruction which will cost me £20, even less money, plus my driveway is shared, and although I get on ok with my neighbour , they would be to happy about a car in bits for weeks. ah but now I have a cunning plan. There is a scrapping firm called car take back, I have used them before for old cars and they are a very professional outfit , They will pay me £ 90 for the car, AND supply me with a certificate of destruction AND collect it from my house. So that gets me the 430 and 90 =520, And i can keep my titan wheels and R front spoiler, which the insurance company would not let me. what Redbrick said about its still my car , I would have thought so to , but from what the inspector said, once those airbags and SRS units have gone off, D V L A ( BIG BROTHER ) will take it off you quick sharp even if its a brand new car , unless a main dealer can put brand new units and airbags back in, which is not possible on our cars cos of the age