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Front calipers

Posted Nov 25th, 2014 at 18:40 by BrianH

70 labour
68.75 calliper
5 brake fluid
VAT 28.75

Total 172.50

Well I got my fuel allowance today

BrianH........... Sent 20 to JDO Instruments to get my odometer back
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Front calipers

Posted Nov 24th, 2014 at 23:25 by BrianH

Simple job to change the right hand side.


One of the 4 pistons seized. Could not get it to move, even with a large leaver.

So out with the spare.

Easy, put it on and tried to bleed just the one caliper. I used Esibleed connected to the tyre air pressure. Did not work. Too much travel on the pedal!

Must bleed through 1 to 8 in sequence..........1, 2, 3,........three is in the wrong place..........bleed screw was bottom...
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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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