shinsplintz 101

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  1. Shit happens. Check your main fuse board: Good chance you've fried one or more relays. Have a check & with a bit of luck it'll be a simple fix, simply swap out any blown relays - eBay is a awash with known good 2nd hand ones for pennies. Good luck. Morgan
  2. It'll unlikely be a HG. They're generally Pretty robust on a 2.3 white block. Much more likely your turbo is on its way out which would account for it burning oil & the smoke. You could have coolant leak, as mentioned above, so check level & top up if required. Monitor level & keep an eye out for leaks. cheers, Morgan
  3. Welcome along fella. Definitely too many projects there fella. Thin the fleet down & use the funds/time to get your favourites roadworthy. Im a Bridgend boy originally, now living in sunny Hertfordshire. We've got Castle Coombe coming up in about 8 weeks - pop over the bridge if your able, it's a good day out. Cheers, Morgan
  4. Andrew, just sent you a text. Need these if still available whilst mine go in for a refurb. Cheers, morgan
  5. I'd get in touch with Tim - he's mega busy ATM getting various sheds () ready for a ring trip....but perseverance will pay off..... By the sounds of it you'll be after a head refresh - stem seals, skim & gaskets etc, possibly new rings, potentially a turbo rebuild & fitting the clutch kit. Might make sense to do some other work whilst the engine is stripped down. Tim is very fair on what you can or can't do with whatever budget you have & will advise you on the best course of action to take. It's going north of a grand if you get it all done, more depending on the final plan, but then you've piece of mind that it should be pretty bullet proof for a good while. Also a good opportunity to do upgrades if your ever aiming for more power - specifically forged rods and p&p the head - budget & personal preferences depending. Good luck. Morgan
  6. Have you cleared the codes? probably would be worth investing is a new/known working 2nd hand sensor to swap it out & see if that helps. Good luck.
  7. Welcome along, sounds like your well on your way to getting your bus into fine fettle......if you haven't done it yet, or you've got no evidence of it being done by the last owner, then a stage zero (essentially a very comprehensive service of the ignition system & turbo pipe work plus a few other odds &sods) should be high on your priority list. Google it. Don't forget the TCV (bcs-same thing)- if it's original it'll be well past it's best. The 850s are a great old bus & with the right mods can be deceptively quick, even round a corner if set up right. Problem is, it's a slippery slope when you get started, as most on here have experienced If you download the photo bucket app to your phone you'll be able to link photos just like you do on the laptop. All the best, Morgan
  8. Well, with the imminent arrival of my 850r saloon track project and the P2 T5 I bought as a daily it's time for me to part ways with the estate I've owned for the past two and a half years. Firstly, It's Red, not pink. And although the bodywork isn't perfect ( it's original & 20years old) it is very tidy & always gets comments on how clean it looks. The interior is the same - clean, original & although not factory fresh you'll be hard pressed to find a better one - it's also dark grey. Only changes being the radio is a touchscreen double din unit & the gearknob is wooden. Mechanically the car is very solid, never let me down & I've been proactive in maintaining car with short service intervals & always changing parts for OE replacements. At the moment it's lightly modified - Ferrita 3"down pipe & stainless steel 2.5" catback, green cotton air filter, DO88 rip kit & reworked throttle body. The car is also running a RICA 304 map (nealevo's old one). It also sits on GaZ gold coilovers. One thing to note - it doesn't have a M59 gearbox, it melted under a previous owner so now sports a M56L low ratio box from an NA 850. It's solid & makes the car feel very rapid low down, however runs out of puff in top, but you'll be wanting to be on a private road before testing that out as you'll be well past motorway speeds! Tim Williams is coming down to me next Friday to take the car back to standard with original parts that I have put by & make sure the car is sorted prior to sale. So if you want it in its current form best get in touch early doors. It has 10 previous owners, is HPI clear and has a partial service history covering the last 12 years or so with loads of receipts etc showing monies spent. I'm only considering offers in excess of £3500 & to an enthusiast. It won't go for less (or to a Muppet) else I'll stick it into storage - which I'm loathe to do as it's a drivers car not an ornament - however it's the best color combo, pretty rare in the condition & I'm not giving it away. Thanks for looking, Pm's if interested for more info & it won't be available for viewing until early July once the work to take it standard is done & I've had a chance to polish it one last time! PS the private plate isn't going with the car & will be removed putting it back on P973 DAB. Cheers, Morgan
  9. The Monroe stuff is approx 30% of what Volvo want for the same item, made in the same factory, sometimes less if you shop around. Cheapest I've found for the rears is £375 delivered a pair, then as you've said, springs for just shy of £100 a pair, then any other sundries plus fitting. Found this link for the Rs, but can't imagine the 4c set up on the FWD at the rears is any different - sure somebody will chip in if I'm wrong. Cheers, Morgan
  10. Best to so them in pairs of you can. Don't forget the springs, old springs will be super soft.
  11. Welcome along. I too have a facelift P2 2.4 T5, mines a V70. From what I understand the 316mm disc is standard on the facelift T5s & the calipers are identical to the 336mm set up on an XC90. You just need the larger discs & carriers. The earlier P2 T5s had 305mm set up with a 320mm upgrade. I believe the calipers are different from the xc90 but the larger set up can be grafted on by drilling out the steering limiter arm accept 14mm bolts & you'll need calipers, carriers & discs, and probably new longer flex hose to the calipers from the brake hard line. Have a read through this, it should answer most of your questions. He's a member on here too. If your on the original 4c suspension it'll almost certainly need refreshing at nearly 9 years old, especially if your over 100k. It'll be past it's best. Buy monroe shocks, they're the OE manufacturer. I've done my fronts & rears are next up once Tim gets back from the ring (when he starts picking up the phone again lol). Your looking at £350/corner for shocks, springs & sundries. Plus fitting. HTH, all the best, Morgan
  12. Check your sky settings. Iirc Sky will chose similar programs to ones you've watched/recorded in the past & download them for your viewing pleasure. Bit like predictive text. Useful, but frustrating, especially when it goes off piste. You have the option to turn this off - somewhere in settings. Good luck & try to stay off babe station, you'll go blind.
  13. Lol.....I'd have to agree...for all their foibles they are a very nice place to whittle away the miles on a long road trip. My wife says the opposite to yours - "love it less & stop spending so much bloody money on it!" Can't keep everyone happy it seems!
  14. Sounds like a plan. I've found in my P2 T5 ownership that there's no such thing as free motoring they're the gift that keeps on giving.... Thank god they're lovely & comfy, or I would have set fire to mine
  15. Yikes Think it goes without saying...but will anyway....don't drive it! It's bad now, the timing belt slipping off is not going to make it any better. Pretty sure your pulleys are not supposed to float, so suspect the exhaust cam may be the culprit. Sure one of the more technical bods will be along once they've had their fill of chocolate eggs to advise you on the best course of action. Good luck, cheers, Morgan Edit: Just found this on Interweb Looks like you should expect a little in-out movement but excessive play & oil pissing everywhere points to worn vvt hubs.
  16. Rubbing is racing...noticed you took a little knock on the OSF as the orange car passed on the as pretty hefty shunt soon after from the fella who spun in the same area. Can't have done wonders for the alignment on that reckon you're safe on the wonky steering get out of jail free card Looks like bloody good fun though. Good luck with the car & keep the updates coming on the next race. Cheers, Morgan
  17. Pretty sure the C70 from 2006 onwards has the oil filter /pcv thingy Look at this on eBay I got mine through Tim from Sturgis Volvo. Just give them a bell, or any other Volvo main dealer parts dept, give them your VIN and they can confirm the suitability. Cheers, Morgan
  18. Get it fixed before it blows a seal. My wife recently had this on her 08 C70 T5 & in 20mile return journey going easy manged to blow the inlet cam seal.
  19. Pass. I send mine to Tim at the first sign of Amber triangle. Fortunately I've never seen the red triangle of doom. And hope never to. But I believe it exists. You should also be getting warning text in the info box - anything? Cheers, Morgan
  20. Reckon you'd be fine a rent-a-uno.
  21. Personally, having now owned a P2 T5 for 2 years, also a 2005 like yours as it happens, I'm gobsmacked that you've never seen the darling orange triangle. Mine lights up with depressing regularity, at the slightest provocation. Since you've been code reading then it can't be all bad, but worthwhile checking the bulb or deliberately instigating the car to throw a code to see if it lights up. Then clear it. Good luck, but can't say I'm not a little jealous
  22. Glad your OK fella - car doesn't look too bad considering. Hopefully you'll be back up & running quick smart.
  23. Welcome. Pretty comprehensive list. All I'd add is to replace the TCV unless you've got evidence it's already been done. I'f it's the original part it'll be getting past it's best & won't be controlling the boost as well as from new. Note - if this is the same engine that has a combined oil filter housing/pcv set up then I'd replace it. If not then don't worry.
  24. I'd imagine if you have unmetered air due to a split hose(or a faulty maf) then the car will run lean & when the O2 sensor detects this the ECU will push more fuel to bring the AFRs to within set parameters. So it's running the pump atm higher duty cycle to keep up. Just a guess mind - but hopefully an educated one. Tim or another mechanical guru can confirm. Or shoot me down in flames.
  25. Karen, no offence taken. Most folk on here have a pretty thick skin & also like to take the piss. So no harm, no foul imo. My earlier post was just aimed at pointing you in the best direction for getting yourself the information you require to help you solve the issues with your car, without alienating the most knowledgeable members of the forum inadvertently. Again, good luck with the car. Best bet would be to try & book it in with Tim - perhaps bake him a cake as an olive branch He's by far and away the best bet for getting your R back to full health. All the best, Morgan