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Old May 19th, 2018, 14:08   #1361
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What I did today...

Watched the Wedding from 8.30 this morning. I thought it was ace, especially the preacher who went on for ages and half the congregation couldn't stop laughing at him.

That woman in the polka dot dress made my day.

The day even got better - I finished off the mixed kebab I found in the fridge that I bought last night and had forgotten about - took my mind off the 3 bids I put on eBay last night when I was a bit tipsy. I have no need for any Mulberry, leather travel bags...I could end up with 3.
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Old May 19th, 2018, 17:19   #1362
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Changed the oil (Shell Helix 5/40), oil, air, fuel and cabin filters (all genuine Volvo), fitted a Towbar and put the wiring loom in for the subwoofer. Picked the loom out of another XC70 in a local scrapyard. All good except the violet wire to switch the sub on doesn’t appear to work. If I earth the wire the sub starts, so I know the sub is OK.

Cleaned up the rear wheelarches whilst the bumper was off including unbolting the bump stops to get all the mud out and dealing with a bit of surface rust on the bumpstops.

Not yet put the new decals on the tailgate after it’s been painted and I’ve not taken enough brave pills to drill holes in the tailgate to fit the spoiler.
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Don't bore a bunch of holes through your sheet metal in order to attach a nonfunctioning appearance option.
Rust, non-matching paint, peeling paint, loosening fasteners, absence of listing on the build sheet such that no discerning millionaire will ever buy your car.
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Don't bore a bunch of holes through your sheet metal in order to attach a nonfunctioning appearance option.
Rust, non-matching paint, peeling paint, loosening fasteners, absence of listing on the build sheet such that no discerning millionaire will ever buy your car.
Thanks for the helpful input!

The tailgate is not metal; I like the appearance; there’s nothing to go rusty; the paint matches; it’s no more likely to peel than that on the rest of the car; there’s no reason why the fasteners will loosen; not sure what you mean by ‘absence of listing on the build sheet’ as it was a factory option (same as the rear skid plate and the sill skid plates); and this discerning millionaire did buy it.

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Don't bore a bunch of holes through your sheet metal in order to attach a nonfunctioning appearance option.
Rust, non-matching paint, peeling paint, loosening fasteners, absence of listing on the build sheet such that no discerning millionaire will ever buy your car.
Thanks for the advice Georgeandkira...IMHO the spoiler only makes a difference to rear grip if you exceed 155mph.......
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