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Old Jan 27th, 2011, 15:41   #1
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Hi,

Just bought this on Tuesday, a 1997 V70 T5:









It's pretty dirty as you can see, and a bit tatty round the edges, but it will be getting a little holiday in my garage in the next few weeks where I will do a complete valet inside and out, polish it etc. - the centre of the bonnet is very dull, so that'll get some attention from Mr. Farecla etc. It has no real service history, so high on the priority list is to do a full service and cambelt change and sort out a number of other faults. I'm not driving it far until this is done.

Specific things it needs at the moment (in addition to above) are:

Tailpipe cracked where it meets back box - weld this.

Replace/repair rear exhaust hanger

EML is on permanently - I'm getting a fault code reader so I'll read/clear the codes and go from there. Also getting a service light re-set tool.

Brakes are soft & spongy with too much travel - I'll investigate this as part of the service, which will include full brake strip-down, new pads where required (and I think they will need it at least on the front) and full fluid change/bleed. I'll see what happens, hopefully this will fix it.

LH headlamp wiper arm missing - I have a new one, will fit it.

RH Headlamp wiper not moving - will take apart and investigate

Various minor internal bulbs blown - will replace

Red warning light on drivers door smashed - I have a new one to fit.

Slight knocking from front suspension - will check out, hopefully just drop links.

Suspect CV gaiters might be shonky, will check and replace if necessary, also possible lower ball joint boot split.

Load cover missing - on the lookout for a replacement.

One or two minor bits of trim broken or missing, I'll try and pick these up 2nd hand, or you guys might be able to help.

That's about it. The car drives well with lots (and I do mean lots!) of power, and the body is totally straight - just very grubby.

I paid 900 for it which I'm happy with - do you think this was a good deal?

Whaddya think?

Thanks for the help on the forum so far, it's much appreciated, expect to see more daft questions from me over the next few weeks/months - I'm a fairly experienced mechanic, but not worked on a V70 before.

Cheers!
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Old Jan 27th, 2011, 16:19   #2
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Looks like you got a bargin nice looking motor & most of what you have listed are only small jobs
The bottom ball joints however are all part of the lower arm about 50 from GSF dearer if you go genuine
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Lovely car - I'm going to admit I was looking at this one myself a few days ago on Autotrader!
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Looks like you got a bargin nice looking motor & most of what you have listed are only small jobs
The bottom ball joints however are all part of the lower arm about 50 from GSF dearer if you go genuine
Yeah - I quite like working on a car with lots of little jobs, I just hope there doesn't turn out to be anything expensive eh?

Thanks for the tip about the ball joint - the only reason I mention it is that on the last MoT there was an advice about perished/split ball joint boot, I have some spare boots so I may be able to just replace it, but I'll check for play and pay GSF or ECP a visit if I have to.....

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Nice one, mate...I'm sure you'll enjoy it.!

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Lovely car - I'm going to admit I was looking at this one myself a few days ago on Autotrader!
Hehe - that's the one! I beat you to it, it's only 3 miles down the road from where I live and I was at home on Tuesday so I went, I saw, I bought!

Plenty more out there.....
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Yeh exactly! I noticed it had the "Prancing Moose" stickers on it, thats why I took a glance.

Was the old owner a member of VPC? Just going on the stickers in the boot window
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Was the old owner a member of VPC? Just going on the stickers in the boot window
No, he was definitavely not a Volvo enthusiast, but I reckon those stickers indicate that it was once owned by someone who was - could be a good thing in that it might have been maintained well, on the other hand maybe they ragged it like they stole it - however, it seems sound enough mechanically so that's good enough for me at that price.

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My favorite colour,a car you can realy make something off by the look of it,nothing major to fix(we hope) and a bargain price enjoy.
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