V70D5

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  1. You will find its longevity is also impressive, more so than some of the high end waxes. I did several 50/50 tests with various mid range waxes and it outlasted the lot of them. A sensibly priced, easy to use with good effect and long lasting paste wax were my findings.
  2. A very nice choice, that would be my choice too if I were to have another (fun) car.
  3. I can't remember (try to forget) the costs of this kind of thing so cant say how much the ARB's were but I got them direct from FRF in Swansea. See the members discount section and give them a ring and see what they can do for you. FWIW, the P2's have a bonded bush on the bar, there may or may not be an aftermarket option. Just go canny with polybushing diseasels though as you may end up with a horrendous ride instead of an improved one. Polybusing the top mounts seems to be a bad idea on the D5. Have fun.
  4. Get them to check play in the DMF, it might the fine but that would be the time to do it. The lower tie bar is a piece of piss and is a DIY job so you could do that yourself. Top mount too while you are at it? The subframe inserts are a fantastic improvement, definitely do it! I put R ARB's on my D5 and that was a good improvement too.
  5. Welcome along to T5D5. Have a read of the previous topics. You are not alone, I was one of many others who went down that route.
  6. I'd fit a fully charged, known to be working battery to the car. Do you have another key that works? (Did the new key work prior to your issues?) Was it an aftermarket key or one that you have to take out a second mortgage to buy at a volvo dealership?
  7. Sorry to hear that. The new forum software does have its foibles, I also struggle with it at times. The best way to add pictures is by uploading them to a photo hosting site and then posting the link in your post. HTH
  8. Care to elaborate? That's quite an accusation!
  9. This can of worms might get interesting... This is my view and not that of T5D5. One of the reasons this forum was started was to stop people being ripped off and to get the info out there regarding bad and dangerous mappers. You are new to this forum and have been given a fair playing field to view your opinion, however many folk have got burned with remaps. Many folk have had serious damaged to engines cause by bad maps. There are many folk popping up offering maps here, there and everywhere. The tried and trusted reputable mappers with good and reliable customer service will gain custom most of the time. The sort of questions that run through peoples minds will be... Are you in business? Are you paying tax on your earnings? What real time trials and proof of longevity do you have? Have you had to invest like the bigger companies? What if someone's engine goes bang, what guarantee do they get? Was is not John who put a death code into someone's map? Out of interest, have you heard from your good friend John recently?
  10. Nice write up, thank you for the info. Apologies for the thread hijack... Rich, do yourself a favour and get second bucket, a wash mitt and some Meguirs shampoo plus. Job, jobbed! Polished Bliss has all the gear, information and a customer service second to none.
  11. Use a photo uploading site like photobucket. Then all you have to do is post the link. I have to admit that is was years and years ago that it was common practice to use photobucket but the last time I used the site, it was just about unusable. Im sure there are better ones which are also free nowadays. HTH
  12. Congratulations Nick on doing something a lot of us would like to do but won't get round to doing it. Grass track was the most I ever did. All the best for the season and please keep the updates coming. 👍
  13. No problem, apology accepted. Thank you for the update and congratulations on the sale. At T5D5 we keep things as an archive for all to see.