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First time DIY... all did NOT go to plan!

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Old Oct 12th, 2021, 08:41   #71
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fortunately i Do have a waterproof, padded , thermal "all in one" motorbike suit, (HG Tureg) but ice water Still finds its way down arms + neck,
... after more than 40 years of being a biker I've concluded there is no such thing as a waterproof motorbike suit :-)

PS. Skin is waterproof.
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... after more than 40 years of being a biker I've concluded there is no such thing as a waterproof motorbike suit :-)

PS. Skin is waterproof.
well you clearly havent tried a HG tureg warm + waterproof
you Dont get a "soggy crotch" as you do in So many "FT" products,
*neck hole ends of sleeves and legs excluded
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well you clearly havent tried a HG tureg warm + waterproof
you Dont get a "soggy crotch" as you do in So many "FT" products,
*neck hole ends of sleeves and legs excluded
... 'but ice water Still finds its way down arms + neck' is not waterproof...

Perhaps I'm not as green as I am cabbage looking :-)

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... 'but ice water Still finds its way down arms + neck' is not waterproof...

Perhaps I'm not as green as I am cabbage looking :-)

Alan
no but nit picking for the sake of it is SO tiresome and childish
grow up
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As I stand guilty of derailing Ilmoint's thread, can we get back to the important matter in hand?

Ilmoint. How is your sump plug?
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no but nit picking for the sake of it is SO tiresome and childish
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As I stand guilty of derailing Ilmoint's thread, can we get back to the important matter in hand?

Ilmoint. How is your sump plug?
My sump plug is still stuck to my sump

Nothing more to say, myself and the car are still in Scotland and not travelling back home until Sunday. The following weekend I'll then look to start resolving this as she will then be really due an oil change.

So far we've driven 2,700 miles this month and it will be more like 3,500 miles before we're back home. The oil has continued to darken and is now reasonably thick on the dip stick when cold in the morning. Added 0.5l of 0W-30 yesterday as it was down to one and a half crosses on the dip stick. Consumption has therefore been a little below expectations.

I am having to cross a mountain every morning with a 1 in 4 incline on single track hairpins four miles from my accommodation. This doesn't feel kind on a cold engine! By the time we get to the steep bit, the temp needle is a notch away from normal position. It would be a fun road to push hard up but not on cold oil.

Brilliant fun generally though, hope I'm not speaking too soon but but the car's running faultlessly on superlative roads and scenery. Our longest single day was 495 miles on Tuesday, reaching Dunnet Head the most northerly point of the mainland. I plan to add some photos to my showroom thread soonish.

Incidentally, did I see anyone here in Oban on Monday? I noticed a man wearing a Volvo cap. I didn't have any Volvo attire visible at the time so you wouldn't have spotted me! Also in Oban I found an early P2 V70 T5 parked on the high street, and as I was leaving, a blue H-reg 240 saloon was being trailered through the town! I think the front grille was missing but it otherwise looked intact from the very brief glance I had of it. A strange series of events, all in the same place, within an hour of each other.
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My sump plug is still stuck to my sump

Nothing more to say, myself and the car are still in Scotland and not travelling back home until Sunday. The following weekend I'll then look to start resolving this as she will then be really due an oil change.

So far we've driven 2,700 miles this month and it will be more like 3,500 miles before we're back home. The oil has continued to darken and is now reasonably thick on the dip stick when cold in the morning. Added 0.5l of 0W-30 yesterday as it was down to one and a half crosses on the dip stick. Consumption has therefore been a little below expectations.

I am having to cross a mountain every morning with a 1 in 4 incline on single track hairpins four miles from my accommodation. This doesn't feel kind on a cold engine! By the time we get to the steep bit, the temp needle is a notch away from normal position. It would be a fun road to push hard up but not on cold oil.

Brilliant fun generally though, hope I'm not speaking too soon but but the car's running faultlessly on superlative roads and scenery. Our longest single day was 495 miles on Tuesday, reaching Dunnet Head the most northerly point of the mainland. I plan to add some photos to my showroom thread soonish.

Incidentally, did I see anyone here in Oban on Monday? I noticed a man wearing a Volvo cap. I didn't have any Volvo attire visible at the time so you wouldn't have spotted me! Also in Oban I found an early P2 V70 T5 parked on the high street, and as I was leaving, a blue H-reg 240 saloon was being trailered through the town! I think the front grille was missing but it otherwise looked intact from the very brief glance I had of it. A strange series of events, all in the same place, within an hour of each other.
As you have the filter + oil changed planned going a Little over the "idea" as recommended wont cause any issues.
most modern oils will still be doing there job Way past the recommended service intervals.
i wouldnt put Too much stock on the oil colour, it will darken and in the main a Lot quicker than you would give credit.

Still dont envy you the fun task of sorting the stuck plug

Do envy the tour of scotland
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Writing this as a brief recount of my efforts today as a complete novice DIY-er. A tale mostly of frustration, punctuated with a few moments of satisfaction.


The day is over, I did what I could, feeling quite unsure whether I'm more happy or fed up really. Anyone got any ideas on the sump plug? I don't think I should try anything until I've got a new one though, and I'm not sure where I'd get one of them on a Sunday!


Don't give up on the oil change - get a vacuum pump - about 50 on the web. That's how I've been changing the oil on my '05 D5 XC70 since I bought her two years ago.

Works like a charm..
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Don't give up on the oil change - get a vacuum pump - about 50 on the web. That's how I've been changing the oil on my '05 D5 XC70 since I bought her two years ago.

Works like a charm..
as a convert to the vacuum pump option i'd naturally agree,
i can see the "ah" tho with leaving a mullered sump plug in and knowing it is in operable / seized in place And chewed like a soggy toffee

finding a workshop / garage with a lift they rent out and tackling it yourself
with the various extraction tools/ methods in the thread could be an option,
it Is easier to get the leverage, access and purchase with the car up in the air V flat on your back with axle stands/home ramps.
Might be cheaper than getting a workshop/garage to do it IF there is one local you trust,
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