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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. Thanks Tim , seems I got one of the "in some cases " one
  4. are you still looking for t5 glovebox lid. i have one in tan colour
  5. HI everyone , just wanted to pass this piece of wisdom on to you all. I had a bad smash in my t5r sunday evening , running into the back of a small B M W that decided to stop on amber.but obviously it was my fault in the eyes of the law, as i hit him in the back Good job I wasnt going fast , but anyway, because I braked so hard , my front end submarined and the bumper went under the bm s rear and all he got was his number plate knocked off as i moved him a few feet forward. My car --- crumpled bonnet, headlights and side lights gone, rad burst , all the front plastic structure in a million bits, ( which the police loved cos the had to sweep it up) front nearside wing bent to hell and the inner wing bent straight back at the front. Oh and i got wack in the face with the airbag and trust me , it hurts well we went through the normal exchanging details and he drives off , I have to arrange a truck to come and take me home. So on Monday morning , i rung my insurance to let them know , and the lady said would i like to make a claim for my car as im fully comp , so i said yes please. WRONG, big mistake. A inspector came from the insurance company this morning , and after i had finished telling him how rare the cars were and pricy ect ect he said no ive got to write it off apparently the damage at the front was fixable as its mainly plastic and glass a wing and a rad , but he said whats done you is the air bag and SRS units have gone off, so I said yes but I could get them fixed and he replied , Ah , but only with secondhand parts for a car this old (1997), and if you did and then you ever sold it and the buyer had a accident and they didnt go off and there was a death then the insurance and you , (me) would be in serious trouble, and with that he was gone. So i rung my mechanic mate and told him, and was told in no uncertain terms that I had been a prat. Apparently , and here is the pearl of wisdom for everyone , if this sort of thing happens get it looked at first by someone thats on your side, IF its fixable but airbags have gone off , tell your insurance that you were invovled in a colision, but DO NOT make a claim for your car, as airbags ans SRS can be fixed very easily, then no examiner will come out and it wont be registered as a write off. they offered me £470 for it and want to take it away to be crushed, it would have cost about £300 in parts to fix so ive lost my pride and joy for doing the correct thing basically, if i had not claimed , i would have had my car back in a few weeks, now i have to start the search for another. oh and i would have sold it
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. that should have been would not have sold it !!!
  9. Hi , need some opinions on upgradeing my brakes, I have a 850 T5R still with the standard brakes on , and I took the car on track at Donnington for 20 minutes 3 weeks ago. I was pleased with the speed and handling but after only 4 laps was getting massive brake fade on the 2 straights. so I would value some sensible opinions on which way to go on this now. Do I go for the 302 ? police spec disks which i have read , are not much better , or to the monster brakes ( about 330mm i think ) which fit in the 17 inch wheels but cost a small fortune ( £1600+vat i have seen) I would like to improve the car but its no good making it go faster if i cant stop it ! What are peoples views please, and could i get them cheaper / recon calipers
  10. Hi , can anyone explain simply to a computer phobic like me why , i can post messages on here , i can place a wanted ad , BUT, i CANNOT get notification through my E mail that I have replies to posts ,and I cannot reply to members adverts, its so frustrating. I have even sent messages to the moderators for help on the but have had no reply
  11. forgot to say , it always says in the top right corner ," this topic is locked" so how do i get back to the seller
  12. but what about replying to adverts
  13. hi , I am trying to find a pair of front brake carriers so i can change my front disks from 288mm to 302mm , does anyone have a pair they want to sell or does anyone know the volvo part number so i can ask at the dealers
  14. Hi mate thanks for the info. I contacted my local volvo guy and he was really helpfull, and after giveing him the part numbers you gave me, he says the first number ending 2456 , no longer exists and has been superseded by 8251319 . price is currently £42.00 each including VAT, and the order goes from them to Volvo , and they order from there suppliers, so it can take 3 weeks till they arrive in the u.k.. He did email me a picture and it must be the one you refered to as having ears , but thats all you can get now
  15. Hello to all , just joined this forum, and hope that some one can help me. I have a T5 estate 1997 reg and have notice recently the plastic coating on the roof trim strips , that cover where the roof is welded to the body , is starting to peel up on one side and a small bit has come off today showing shiny metal/ plastic underneath. I have looked on Ebay useing all the terminology I can think of , roof strips , roof joining trim, roof trim, plastic roof strips , and all I get is roof bars or roof racks so my question is what is the technical term for these strips, and does anyone know were you can buy new ones HELP
  16. well i know this might make some people shudder but its not as cheap and nasty as it sounds honest. what to get is the wide electrical insulation tape , the plastic stuff, and you will find that it is exactly the right width to cover the strip. wipe the strip down with some methylated spirit and when it has dried carefully apply the tape leaving excess at each end and trim that when its all on ok. keep it tight when applying but dont stretch it, it works super , and you can buy it in a range of colours so possibly match the body colour
  17. upgradeing brake from 288 to 302 and need carriers. anyone help?
  18. ok , well I have been and talked to Shemtech and he agrees with you that the upgrade from 280 to 302 discs and carbotech pads is a good step forward, which gives me my next problem, does anyone know were to obtain caliper carriers, cant find them on ebay or anywhere and volvo dealers cant do anything these days unless you have a part number
  19. well thanks for that , the disks only had 2000 miles on them along with the Mintex 171 pads which I thought were decent ????, you maybe correct about the fluid though. I was looking at the standard front brakes on my mates Audi Sport,( dont know the model but its Focus size) and they are huge compared. can you get the carbontech or ferodo pads on Ebay ?
  20. Hi , I am trying to get in touch with Shem from Shemtek Racing. I had his number but got new phone and it messed all my phone numbers up. Need to talk about beeter brakes on my car. Can anyone give me a contact number for him please
  21. hello are you still doimg this brake offer 2 years after the article