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Old 29th May 2024, 04:02 PM
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So, after a 70 mile road test, it flew threw the MOT with no advisories.
Well done Sean, but what a ridiculous system and what extraordinary effort was required.
Looking forward to seeing you a week Friday.
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2016 Volvo V40 T5 Cross Country (4WD) with ALL the toys including adaptive cruise etc. etc. Osmium Grey with Blonde/Charcoal leather interior. Polestar performance "optimisation". (A much rarer model than a D2 S8 by the way!) Oh, and a brand new engine at just under 30,000 miles on the factory one!
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Old 29th May 2024, 04:52 PM
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Well done Sean, but what a ridiculous system and what extraordinary effort was required.
It certainly is, and my opinion of them still stands. On those screenshots I posted before, there is one site greyed out, Hydebank. The reason for that is it still hasn't opened, 2 years after it was supposed to! If that isn't enough to rankle the drivers in NI, they still have issues with the lifts. 52 of the original 55 were replaced back in 2020/21, and they were replaced with the exact same spec from the same manufacturer. I did some maths and worked out that their entire life cycle (something like 20k-25k operations) would be exhausted in about 18 months. Some of the old ones had over 100k operations, which explains the fatigue fractures they had
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My DIY jobs - Replaced alarm horn, Replaced Coolant Temp sensor, Updated RNS-D firmware, Installed Reversing Camera and Digital TV, Dashcam Installation, Retrofitted Rear Blinds, Auto-Dimming Rear View Mirror, Chrome Boot Struts

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Old 31st May 2024, 07:22 PM
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So, after a 70 mile road test, it flew threw the MOT with no advisories. The tester commented that I looked after the underside of it well. I would say so, considering what I've replaced. Then had another 70 mile road test at a more leisurely rate, but want to get another longer one done before the meet.
Managed to get out today for a 170 mile run, with several stops along the way. The car was faultless. I on the other hand am a wreck with my neck. Might have to stock up on painkillers.
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My DIY jobs - Replaced alarm horn, Replaced Coolant Temp sensor, Updated RNS-D firmware, Installed Reversing Camera and Digital TV, Dashcam Installation, Retrofitted Rear Blinds, Auto-Dimming Rear View Mirror, Chrome Boot Struts

Sold! 2008 S8 D3 5.2 V10 - Engine: BSM, Gearbox:KLW, Colour:LY7F Suzuka Grey Pearl Effect, Interior:Black/Black with Silver/Black valcona leather with carbon atlas inserts, Bang & Olufsen, Heated windscreen, Soft-close doors, TV, DAB, AMI, Quad Zone, Auto Boot, Auto dim Mirrors, Keyless entry, PDC with rearview camera, AFS II Headlights

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