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Steel wheel covers

Posted Jun 9th, 2018 at 13:25 by BrianH

These are the ones with integral Volvo Logos. Not the stuck on type.

They an be difficult to clean with long exposure to brake dust.

One solution: Dump trim in the sinlk and spray with wheel cleaner, with gloves on. Then use a strip of 600 wet and dry, to get down to colour. Its hard work but well worth it. If in the unlikely event you go through a paint layer, dry and use Matched Volvo spray paint. If as I suspect this now impossible I use Vaxhaul LV 163C 16/16. A...
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Offside/Left righthand side head light. Tight slot problem

Posted Apr 14th, 2018 at 18:24 by BrianH

Changing a H4 headlight bulb I broke the plastic reflecter positioner, the bottom one of course. The reflector shot upwards only supported by the back rubber. I did get some flashes from that before I realised the problem.

Brookhouse sent 6 replacements for 18 in two days. Just finished the installation.

Could'nt get the insterts to locate at all on the reflector. The slot that allows the the rotation is too narrow. Took to the small hacksaw to open up the slot. As...
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Poppet valve on the tempory B230E

Posted Apr 10th, 2018 at 18:10 by BrianH

The head was soft (unknown age) and when it was refurbished, I gave the wrong it wrong 2

Alex to put the B200E head on from the orignal engine (1989). Cost 702. Belts, idle bearings etc. all done to. Gearbox oil changed to Amsoil sythetic synco to improve bulking, about 85% better. Ouch again.

In 12 months this car has doubled its cost per mile. But now I have reached a calm period.

Now running really well. So pleased. The...
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Head lights. Bewarned

Posted Feb 26th, 2018 at 18:53 by BrianH

The main metal relay behind the glove box has over heated agian over many years though.

The muti plug behind the glove box, starts to melt and effects the spade connection.

Beware although I have 21w running lights I offen use my head lights during grey days

In heavy rain on a fast dual carriageway I did'nt know the headlights were not on. No warrings no lights on the dash!!

The dip/head was becoming intermitant on the stork so replaced....
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Rear wheel plastic inserts.

Posted Dec 22nd, 2017 at 18:18 by BrianH

These were not installed.

Disappointed............... As Alex said the rear wings were not strong enough to take self tapped screws which hold the inserts inplace around the rear wing.

OK. Next year.
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