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  1. 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
  2. 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. ūüĎć
  3. 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.
  4. Well said sir!
  5. Sadly the technology thats in these cars will be about 20 years old now. Don't bother upgrading to the OEM phone with removable sim etc, its a PITA. A new modern head unit is probably the way forward or something like a Parrot kit.
  6. The official line from Volvo is above but I know others use different oil, especially those tracking their cars. Often its the frequency that the oil is changed that is key. HTH
  7. If in doubt, dont drive it! Tow it to a garage/home if its only 6 miles. if you dont know what you are doing pay a garage to do it.
  8. Stick price up please Don. It gives us an idea what kind of cash you are talking about and It will help those who might be serious about buying.
  9. I did a 25mm drop on my '51 red V70D5. It was good but ruined it for load lugging and carrying 4 passengers. It entirely depends on what you want from the car. Have a read of the other similar topics currently on the go. HTH
  10. Its good to have a discussion with people offering different options and opinions without it turning into a shitfest.
  11. I dropped mine by an inch on Bilstein and eibach's but still needed it to lug a load. It would sometimes be too low with five folk in it. Anti roll bars, drop links and wishbones should be looked at while you are at it. Bottom mount inserts were probably the best mod I did to a car too.
  12. Welcome to the forum. On customer service, I'd look no further than Don @ Kalmar union for an MTE map. He can be hard to get a hold of at times but it will be worth it. They have good progressive throttle mapping. Others with the maps will give their opinions. I had a RICA map and was fucked over by the lack of customer service and them withdrawing the softloader option. Wouldn't suggest you touch them with a barge pole. I tried to get an MTE map put on the D5 but the RICA map wouldn't allow an over write so would mean paying a RICA agent to remove it and then getting an MTE map put on after, so I was stuck with what I had. The car went through two clutches in five years with the RICA map... make your own mind up on that.
  13. Isn't the black front grill badge indicative of 4.4 and the blue badge of the me7? Or is this not a definitive way of telling?
  14. Welcome
  15. Will get that looked into. Thanks for the heads up.
  16. Also, is there a hose leak as its sounding even more tractor like?
  17. I can't tell from the clip which noise it is that you are referring to. Hopefully someone will know and post up. Have you checked the top engine mount? How are the Idler pulleys?
  18. I take it we are not keeping this a secret anymore then?
  19. Not sure which specific topic you were trying to link to but here is a link to the press release page. https://www.media.volvocars.com/global/en-gb/media/pressreleases/list
  20. Hi
  21. Love this thread!!! Just come back in a couple of years for the next installment.
  22. I cant help out here much, except for those like me who are struggling to read the post... ‚ÄčHi All, ‚ÄčTried to find a pretty clean, low mileage 850T5R a few years back as wanted to take myself back to the days of BTCC when Racing Volvo estate's rocked my known world. ‚ÄčSurprisingly, I failed...so did the next best thing and bought a low mileage (83,000miles) 1998 Saffron Pearl V70R AWD from a guy down in Luton for ¬£3,450. This meant flying all the way down to Luton, from Aberdeen, with my 8yr old son, at the time, to go see it, and of course, buy it. As we arrived late at night, there was no real test drive. Paperwork, cash handover, then Premier Inn, before heading back up the road...No probs...for the 1st year that is. Then it started. It was one thing after another. Change this, change that, then the biggie . . . White smoke!!! New cylinder head gasket here we go. So...Engine out, down to Glasgow, re-furb, back again, into car. All that pallava took 1 year. Then there was the turbo re-furb etc. etc. etc. Now if I was a sane individual, which I'm afraid I'm not, I should've called up the knackers yard and had them come tow her away as soon as I heard how much it was going to cost to fix. I tried to find a replacement engine, but afraid, rare as rocking horse sh1t. The engine gig alone cost ¬£2,000, never mind turbo's and heater matrix's and all. ‚ÄčAnywhoose, finally got her back on the road April this year, only to find she was smoking just as much as before, except this time, the colour isn't white :0 ( ‚ÄčSo this is where we are...Mate who own Caledonia Autotech in Turriff has just called to tell me the bad news. Engine re-build. Re-bore, New pistons etc. etc. The price? Well thinking not much change out of ¬£2,000, if not more. So what to do? ‚ÄčI love the car (Reason why I still have her, and why I've spent so much cash) so trying to keep her as original as possible. Having hemorrhaged sooo much cash so far, which of the following is the best option : Go for a proper re-furb and get her lighting up the tarmac again, whilst having to re-mortgage my house (Keeping it quiet from her indoors) to do so. ‚ÄčTry to find a replacement engine...Do u guys know what to replace it with, where to find it, so keeping the Beast as original as possible. ‚ÄčSell it as is (Car is in pretty good nick for its age, and reason why I didn't want to scrap it in the 1st place. ‚ÄčOr lastly... ‚ÄčSend it to Volvo Scrap Heaven!!?! ‚ÄčSo gentlemen, your thoughts and expert advice if you'd be so kind. All Help and Assistance with the above would be very much appreciated. ‚ÄčDoogie Broon ‚Äčp.s. I don't really have room outside the house for her anywhoose (So), Got laid off from my Oil & Gas job last December (Again . . . So), and the wife thinks she looks like a hearse . . . But hey, Attached File V70 R Saffy01.bmp 900.05KB 13 downloadsAttached File V70 R Saffy01.bmp 900.05KB 13 downloads what does she know!!?!
  23. Have a look in the forum traders section. I have mostly used FRF Swansea and occasionally MRG. Depending on individual political views there is also City Motors. HTH
  24. Welcome along. I know of several non volvo friends who have got the newer generations and are now converts.