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  1. If I could get my V70r any ware near that , I would definitely keep it automatic. With out spending a fortune , that is. Roger.
  2. Hi, I have got a 1998 V70R auto. That needs a fare bit of work on it The question I need to ask my self is auto and standard , or manual and more focused fast road car. I am thinking about making it in to a manual. Question 1: is do I need an external slave cylinder set up to use a solid flywheel and 850r clutch? Or can I use a later internal concentrate type ok. 2: I know the drive shafts are different, but it appears from my searches that you can use the 4 speed auto drive shafts, can any one confirm this. 3:the car will be used for daily use, has any one any experience with a Quaife dif? I think the gripper type is too hard core for the use I will put the car to. Thanks Roger
  3. Just an update. I have got a gearbox, and all the stuff to go with it such as loom, ecu , pedals, turbo , down pipe off a 1998 V70R. So comes with a M59 box . I read that these are not quite as strong as the M56, but as not a track car should do for a while. Does the drive shaft based LSD on these have much effect, assuming it is not knackered? The DMF seems ok and with in spec and free movement. So I will probably follow Tim's advice and stick with that. If the worst comes to it then I can change it later, but easier driving in traffic would be nice. Roger
  4. Hi, My 1998 V70R auto has a 16T turbo, that has a damaged compressor where a previous owner has dropped something in to it when running. Or left a bolt or something fall in it then started the car. It engine runs ok and does not smoke. I also have a 18T that I got as part of my manual swap kit, but I was told that it smokes. Can I take the compressor and housing off it and fit it to the 16T or is the centre part it fits to different as well? Or do I need to get a full rebuild on the 18T? I did ask on VPCUK but no one could answer. Also I have read that fitting the cross bar from a tow bar can stiffen the back end up , or is this not really noticeable? The front end is having a C70 convertible subframe and under brace on it , and also has a Volvo strut brace. I ask this as I have a spare tow bar , and the back end is stripped at the moment for replacement bumper bracelets. Regards Roger. Roger
  5. If you reuse the bolts, clean them very well and put a sealant on them as it is possible for the engine oil to leak along the threads, and on to the clutch. Personally I would fit new ones. Check the length of the new ones are the same. Roger.
  6. Thank you for the reply Tim. So basically a new DMF will be fine , with a bit of extra go. I will not be going too far with the tuning as a, I can't afford it. b, it needs to be Driveable in traffic and long journeys. But a bit more go is fun. Roger.
  7. So Rupert you will have no excuse for not having the wings fitted next time I see the panzerwagon. Well done on the trip , almost done in TB fashon ,if the car was not so good. Glad you all had fun. Regards Rogerb
  8. Hi, Do you still have the car ? As I am after some more bits off it. I was the one who had the dash and dor cards ect. Regards rogerb
  9. Hi, Has any one fitted a set of S60R front brakes to the front of a S70 . I.e is there any brackets to do so or anyone got a drawing to do so. If so what 17" 850/p1 rims would they fit under. I have got 302's on at the moment , but did like the volvo bbk I had on my 850 ,but sold them with the car when I had a p2 car before gooing back to a S70. Regards Rogerb.
  10. Thanks for the reply Rogerb
  11. Hi, The rear vented braks from a 2000 V70r AWD will not bolt on to a FWD s/v/c70 car. I tryed this, the bolt holes are not in the same place and the hand brake diamater is not the same or the the disk offset. Would not be inposible but you would have to make lots of bits. Regards Rogerb
  12. Hi, What sort of oil temp and presser are you seeing under a normal road use and b under heavey use. Regards Rogerb
  13. Hi, On my T5 (1997 S70 auto) ,I am planning to take out the engine and box some time soon to freshen it up. I may put in a manual ,if I can get it past the wife as she likes autos. I have got my oily fingers on a late C70 convertible subframe with solid mounting bushes and extra bracing, this has the "R" type wish bone mountings. Do the "R" type wish bones make any real improvement and also the soild bushes on the subframe? The reasion I am asking is because I only have the C70 type arms and they have a different part number, is this just the stop pads or are they a different shape? As to fit it I would other wise need a set of new arms. The wheels are 215/45/17 volans, if this helps. Regards Rogerb
  14. The bushes I was on about are the 4 big rubber ones that hold the engine/gearbox subframe to the body, as on the C70 convert they are near solid ,compaired to rubber on the normal cars. The extra brace for under the car is quite large and heavy at 8.5Kg , I know that it was originaly to stifen up the car when volvo cut the top off . What I was after was has any one used thes bits on a normal S70 as a mod and did it offer any inprovement to the handling. The same for the 4 bolt "R" type wish bones (I had these on the V70 Tdi , and all I rember is that they cost a lot when they needed replacment). Regards Rogerb
  15. The props are different depending up on the VIN of the car. Also on the pump did you fit it or a garage ,if you did did you flush the oil a few times? If a garage did it go back and say "Fix it", on the other hand if you did the work and the oil is not nice and clean a lot of suplyers state in there terms that you must the have system flushed before fitting the new pump , in case any bits from the old one damage the new pump. That said there are a lot of poor qulity replacment pumps about. Try beeing a bit firmer, mention trading standards, but if the oil is black you probley will not get far. Regards Rogerb