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What's the P80 850 V70 S70 C70 Killers & Std. Faults

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Old Oct 8th, 2019, 22:37   #51
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Perhaps; though personally I think LPG is a big white elephant - more due to personal experience on other marques as opposed to Volvos. It must have good valve lubrication for starters, which for sure the likes of the early factory fitted Ford system didn't - DIRE for valve seat regression!!
In using my post to make the same points, I agree. In short, these cars are well suited to LPG.
This goes for pretty much anything, however it's more prevalent with LPG. If under a railway-arch, you'd have it lashed-in over a weekend, best avoid.
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Old Jul 25th, 2020, 13:47   #52
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Nivomats
And another... I thought I'd covered these. Nivomat shocks are brilliant things, I've seen 300K out of a set, 250K ought to be expected.


Found on the go-faster variants, 'Estate pack' and Bifuels too.

The weak point on such a premier-grade item is the gaiters. Once they fail, the writing's on the wall. They start to leak and don't self-level or start to drop in minutes.

Change your gaiters now, the alternative is a new set of Nivomat at 8-900 or complete removal. This means a spring-change and mounts with it. A 200-250 job. Gaiters at 30 odd starts to look cheap. Piccy shows AWD variant, but you get the idea.
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Old Jul 25th, 2020, 16:18   #53
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The central point here, at 20 years old, your gaiters will be breaking-up or perished. Dirt soon takes out the seals. I used motorcycle fork gaiters. This video demonstrates how to get them off, but neglects to replace. Your mileaage may vary.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ORadaSdZZKY
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Old Jul 26th, 2020, 11:10   #54
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Don't allow those Nivomats gaiters to look like this for too long... those gaiters are one of the secrets to why Nivomats last so long. Lesser shox won't have them.
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