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Replacement gearbox

Posted Oct 7th, 2014 at 18:04 by BrianH

The gear box has no vibration now and with the sorted exhaust, 3 people have commented on how quiet the car is..............

A pleasure to drive again


The failing exhausts was due to the rear final drive out of the gearbox being so worn, and so wobbly, creating the vibration, not as Volvo said running on LPG!!!

The problem was finding the solution to the exhaust failures. I could not identify the rear gearbox as the problem until...
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Most problems solved

Posted Sep 23rd, 2014 at 19:48 by BrianH

Alex Smith of Al's Motors, Volvo Specialist has sorted.....

the..... exhaust, the gear-box, centre bearing, and rubber coupling, the speedo which now indicates 137,248k, the plastic cog is stripped on the old one at 552k, this will be corrected ASAP to 552k, the reversing lights, the power windows, the horizontal movement on the steering wheel (shear bolts loose bushes needed ,not available from Volvo).

Checked the front wheel bearings (need adjusting> I will do...
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cracking exhausts

Posted Sep 18th, 2014 at 19:39 by BrianH

So many failures to the exhaust

Bracket and bolted connections at the front

Pipe to flange to manifold cracked through many times

Tail pipe to tail box sheared off

Finally on the M25 tail pipe dropped off on Monday

Off to Alex Smith AL's Autos

Changed doughnut, centre bearing, and closely inspected engine/gearbox supports

Lots of vibration on the gearbox the bearing at the gearbox exit was very...
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wrong mls

Posted Sep 5th, 2014 at 22:57 by BrianH

Thats 551k mls and still stuck

All going well otherwise

Off to Beaulieus internatioal auto jumble tomorrow

brianh 551k
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Posted Sep 4th, 2014 at 18:08 by BrianH

Another failure

I was coming back from Portland

The red light was NOT on

But I could see the battery was draining. The electrical system was closing down. 3 miles from home the engine stalled

My multi meter had a flat battery!!

Called Britania, confirmed flat battery and no charge from alternator. Belts OK connections looked OK

Towed home, now preparing to put spare alternator on when it became obvious the...
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