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  • Markob1
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    Originally posted by Auto_Motive View Post
    Lovely looking car Marko!

    I spotted a lovely '00 reg S70 T5 in traffic today & then learned that not all T5s are 2.3L, this one was 2L. The estate gets all the touring car cred, but I always liked the saloon, theres something nice about the proportions

    I remember a smashing yellow 850 T5R saloon with dark grey wheels knocking around the place when I was in school. My dad had a 460 at the time. This particular T5 looked like it was turned up to eleven. Which it was really!
    Cheers its definitely a keeper. I do love the saloon but it was always the estate that I wanted. Took it to work today to give spice up the commute......sun shining, 5 pot sound track..... bliss 😊

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  • Auto_Motive
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    Lovely looking car Marko!

    I spotted a lovely '00 reg S70 T5 in traffic today & then learned that not all T5s are 2.3L, this one was 2L. The estate gets all the touring car cred, but I always liked the saloon, theres something nice about the proportions

    I remember a smashing yellow 850 T5R saloon with dark grey wheels knocking around the place when I was in school. My dad had a 460 at the time. This particular T5 looked like it was turned up to eleven. Which it was really!

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  • Markob1
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    Have just been putting up miles on the 850 lately and it has just clicked over 160k. Had a rattle coming from the rear and discovered one of the rear pad retaining clips missing so replaced the clips and pins and while I was there cleaned the wheel arches.

    Really solid underneath and has been undersealed before but might go full hog on cleaning the underside and have it minty fresh but I'll wait until I take it off the road for the winter.
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  • Markob1
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    This weekend was a bitter sweet one with the W124 going to a new home it was the ideal excuse to take the 850 out since it is just back from having a timing belt, water pump and cam and crank seals (not leaking but made sense while belt was off). Belt was said to be done 15k miles ago but couldn't find a receipt of the work so for peace of mind had it done using all genuine parts.

    ​​​​​Had to take a picture while it was parked at slane Castle today...... Definitely a car that makes me take a second glance when walking away from it 😂
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  • DadsMorrisMinor
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    Originally posted by mark_eire View Post

    That was my saloon was for sale recently, took it to work a few days and decided I didn't want to part with it so it's in getting ready for NCT now!!
    now that's just greedy

    well done
    Last edited by DadsMorrisMinor; 13-05-2022, 10:18 AM. Reason: EDIT; oops, Thought it was the same Mark - deciding to keep the saloon, having bought the estate.

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  • Markob1
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    Originally posted by Aontroim View Post
    Everything about that car is cool: the connoisseur's choice for sure!
    Why thank you sir haha

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  • Aontroim
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    Everything about that car is cool: the connoisseur's choice for sure!

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  • Markob1
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    Originally posted by ginoc View Post
    Brilliant I have a black one and it is by far the best car I have ever owned. I was toying with the idea of an exhaust and some tuning bits.

    Sent from my KB2003 using Tapatalk
    I would definitely recommend the exhaust and the chipped ecu absolutely transformed the car. Some lads have gone down the route of bigger turbos etc, cant see myself messing with it too much now its plenty quick but the I would def look into the exhaust.

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  • Rathbran
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    Originally posted by Markob1 View Post
    Here's the exhaust setup for those who are interested. 3 inch custom made cat back system..... Originally had one resonator and as epic as it was I couldn't drive 10 minutes without starting to get a headache so opted for a 2nd resonator which maintained 80% of the noise but lost a fair amount of the pops and crackles which was a pity but its now bearable inside at 3k rpm.
    Nice 👌👍

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  • Conorw89
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    Very cool, such a good colour as well, not used to seeing a volvo estate not covered in shite with 7 kids wedged into it!

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  • ginoc
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    Brilliant I have a black one and it is by far the best car I have ever owned. I was toying with the idea of an exhaust and some tuning bits.

    Sent from my KB2003 using Tapatalk

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  • Markob1
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    Originally posted by paddymc View Post

    I get the same with my Mondeo ST220. Most people assume it's a boggo mondeo or at best a tdci

    Goes under the radar until a real enthusiast notices it
    That means more anyway 😂😂

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  • paddymc
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    Originally posted by Markob1 View Post

    Cheers its definitely a car that gets the nod from people who know what they are but kinda funny if you go to a meet most young lads just think it's a old boring volvo 😂
    I get the same with my Mondeo ST220. Most people assume it's a boggo mondeo or at best a tdci

    Goes under the radar until a real enthusiast notices it

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  • TMontana
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    A real beauty! Perfect colour,estate,and the D plate ! i had a saloon red T5R ,long gone now but always wanted the estate !

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  • Markob1
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    Originally posted by paddymc View Post
    such a iconic car. Really like these. And estates are much cooler than anything else
    Cheers its definitely a car that gets the nod from people who know what they are but kinda funny if you go to a meet most young lads just think it's a old boring volvo 😂

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