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About _Lightning_

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  • Model of Volvo
    855 (Estate 850)
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  1. My mechanic thinks it's bore wear/ ring wear. [emoji37] Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  2. Cheers for the reply, I have noticed that is isn't everyday though, and yeah sometimes the coolant light goes on when I floor it but I rarely floor it when it isn't running at operating temperature. It does use a lot of coolant and oil, but I have only had white smoke, not blue. I'm guessing if it were the head gasket I'd have blue? Kind of hoping it is the turbo really, they're cheaper to sort out. [emoji37] Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  3. Seems on my mot at least I've gotten an advisory for white smoke on idle, checked today and yesterday and it was okay. But I'm guessing my head gasket is on it's way out? It's using a lot of oil though too. And sometimes on boost the coolant light comes on. Any ideas anyone? Car is a 1997 850R. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  4. Fair enough lol.
  5. Oh haha crikey, the V5 said 9 previous. 😮
  6. How many of the previous owners are on here? Pretty sure I'm the 10th owner. 😋 Haha.
  7. Fair enough haha. It's a good car though I think. The odd niggle here and there but I'd expect that from an old car.
  8. Hi everyone, thanks! And Kum wagon? Haha, I did see one of the previous plates the car had. And yeah I have the V5 now thanks. 😎
  9. New to this, my previous car was a Mk4 Golf GTI so I'm new to Volvo's thought I'd start with an 850R though as it's a nice "sensible" family bus.