can i join the volvo crew?

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duke
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can i join the volvo crew?

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hi all well after over 10 years faithful service my old pug 406 est has died a very final death a burst bottom rad pipe caused her too get rather bloody hot rather bloody quick halfway back from southend on the m25 and drove rest of the way some 35-40 miles with zero cooling and some horrid noises in the last miles!but made it to my home and siezed solid just as we stopped!
also the brake pedal was rock hard but no brakes!
so she gone for scrap,sad.
now bought used volvo 850s 1994
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she needs work obviously but boy it shifts still! i may need some advice along the way need to sort headlights and a set of rear lamps there nearly white!

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You certainly can! this is where all the best ex-Peugeot owners go :P

Sign up to Volvo Forums.org and enjoy the friendly* help there!.....actually your model range is much more likely to have a friendly helpful following.

I still look out for late 1990's V70's similar style to yours, always liked them.

The 1990's era cars were 'proper' Volvo's that lasted and lasted so you bought well there! Mine is a hybrid of Volvo/Ford and guess which bits of it have failed first :roll:
Cars in my care:

2005 Volvo S40 T5 German Diesel botherer with new tyre grippage
2010 Citroen C4 1.6 HDi turbo de' explosions, bizarre gearbox model
2010 Renner Twingo refreshingly simple

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Truth be told, I've been hankering for a good condition Olive Green 850 T5R (preferably the TSW version ) for many years, however it seems they have increased in price by wallet-rape% so I've probably missed the boat....

Always had a soft spot for old Volvo's, after seeing a family friend with a mint 244 he had from new - there is something about an old Volvo that I admire..
1999 T4 family wagon
2005 Vauxhall Meriva
1998 406 V6 Coupe - Midlife crisis..!
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GingerMagic wrote:
Mon Jun 22, 2020 11:28 am
Truth be told, I've been hankering for a good condition Olive Green 850 T5R (preferably the TSW version ) for many years, however it seems they have increased in price by wallet-rape% so I've probably missed the boat....

Always had a soft spot for old Volvo's, after seeing a family friend with a mint 244 he had from new - there is something about an old Volvo that I admire..
There, see, I knew you'd come round eventually 8)

Now to work on Doggy...........
Cars in my care:

2005 Volvo S40 T5 German Diesel botherer with new tyre grippage
2010 Citroen C4 1.6 HDi turbo de' explosions, bizarre gearbox model
2010 Renner Twingo refreshingly simple

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Imagine my joy spotting this beauty on the bay of E....

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/124213566700

Only 15 miles from my humble home, low mileage - I was very tempted to go for a butchers, until I saw the interior pictures.

Perfect for disposing of bodies, not so easy on the eye though - unless you like red, lots of red.

:(
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1998 406 V6 Coupe - Midlife crisis..!
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Welly wrote:
Mon Jun 22, 2020 11:37 am
Now to work on Doggy...........
Luck with that.....
GingerMagic wrote:
Mon Jun 22, 2020 11:51 am

Perfect for disposing of bodies, not so easy on the eye though - unless you like red, lots of red.
:lol:
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GingerMagic wrote:
Mon Jun 22, 2020 11:51 am
not so easy on the eye though - unless you like red, lots of red.
Thinks: What's he on about? :?

*click*

*click*

*click*

Holy sh*t!! :shock:

From the days of interior/exterior colour matching. I'm sure there's a fetching Blue interior option and Brown even.
Cars in my care:

2005 Volvo S40 T5 German Diesel botherer with new tyre grippage
2010 Citroen C4 1.6 HDi turbo de' explosions, bizarre gearbox model
2010 Renner Twingo refreshingly simple

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Post by steve_earwig »

Will suit colour blind owner... :supafrisk:
It boasts a wealth of retro features such as wind up windows, manual choke, no power steering, four speed gearbox and retro 70s cloth and vinyl interior
So povvo spec is now "retro"? :roll: :lol:
Unskilled meddling sin©e 2007

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Welly wrote:
Mon Jun 22, 2020 9:24 am
You certainly can! this is where all the best ex-Peugeot owners go :P

Sign up to Volvo Forums.org and enjoy the friendly* help there!.....actually your model range is much more likely to have a friendly helpful following.

I still look out for late 1990's V70's similar style to yours, always liked them.

The 1990's era cars were 'proper' Volvo's that lasted and lasted so you bought well there! Mine is a hybrid of Volvo/Ford and guess which bits of it have failed first :roll:

Like Doggy said 'luck with that' not this one either, but I did always like the 850 T5r but too juicy for me
My Darkside wagon has more poke & better economy :cheesy:, I get 34 mpg to & from work + 50 mpg on a good run
What's not to like 8)
2002 110 HDi estate, Rapier in monaco blue! ( found quite a bit more power :cheesy: ) for sale
1999 3.0 V6 SE coupe in Diablo Red ( my baby ) sold
2006 206 1.4 16v sport in Aegean blue ( wife's shopping trolley :roll: )

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My Darkside wagon has more poke & better economy :cheesy:, I get 34 mpg to & from work + 50 mpg on a good run, yet to sort the indicators...
It's bland, but as my hairdresser says, what's not to like 8)
Fixored, you're welcome :lol:

8)
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Maybe BMW just need to make the indicators bigger... :supafrisk:

And what just arrived in my email?
ebay wrote:Is "Classic 1975 Volvo 2…" still of interest?
Curse my search history :roll:
Unskilled meddling sin©e 2007

2004 D9 2.0 HDi 110 Estate lhd VF38ERHZF81657352 - sold but being very well looked after.
1991 Yamaha TDM850 - pretending to be 425cc single :frown:
2008 Toyota Recall4 2.0 VVTI ATM LHD JTMBH31V90D007261 - flimsy piece of crap.
1953 Matchless G3LS - It's alive!!

duke
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Re: can i join the volvo crew?

Post by duke »

hi all thanks for the replies they made me giggle!well i think i did ok with the car i been all over it and all looks very good condition and very little rust on her underside and what little there was was swiftly dealt with using my power wirebrush and a good coat of decent underseal i done the numberplates which im amazed were only a note advisory on mot they was so cracked and bits blowing off in the wind it looks tidier allready!
i have to find a set of rear lamps before mot expires in a few months and the only other note was the rubber boots on the balljoints same as the old pug had every other mot so used to that one and been pleased to find parts not quite as expensive as they once where for volvo parts.
i shall post a few more pics when i have finished the spruce up,cheers :)

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Can you not just wet sand the rear lights to take the oxidisation off?
Cars in my care:

2005 Volvo S40 T5 German Diesel botherer with new tyre grippage
2010 Citroen C4 1.6 HDi turbo de' explosions, bizarre gearbox model
2010 Renner Twingo refreshingly simple

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