S/V40 New Owner of Ice White 2011 S40 T5 S

engellionPaulC @engellion Brisbane
edited July 2019 in Modern

Well, we have finally purchased a replacement for our written off 2009 S40 2.4i. A big thank you to all the folks on here who answered my various posts that helped in finalising our purchase.

The new one is very nice. A 2011 S40 T5 S. One owner, garaged when not driven. Body looks near new. Has a bit more power than the old one 😎

First project is to swap the 16" standard wheels for the 17" Serapis wheels.



  • Ex850RSnoopy @Ex850R Somewhere Over the Rainbow. Melbourne.

    Really nice,congratulations!

    White makes it look bigger and modern.

    What do weeps look like?

    Selling the 16s?

    What's interior colour?

    Have fun!

  • Ex850RSnoopy @Ex850R Somewhere Over the Rainbow. Melbourne.

    Actually looks like mini S80!

    Would you consider a tune, RICA or such?

  • Thanks Snoopy.

    Excuse my ignorance, but what are "weeps"?

    Not sure what we'll do with the 16s. Possibly sell them, if wife is happy with 'comfort' of 17s 😎

    The 16s have Continental UC6 tyres with a bit of tread left.

    Interior is the standard for the 2011 S - Off-black T-Tech seats; standard Dalaro trim.

    Will post more photos when I get it home.

    Picked it up in Melbourne yesterday. Driving it home to Brisbane

  • OK. Update. Wife likes the 17s. So I'll be selling the 16s.

  • carnut222Greg S @carnut222 Daylesford VIC

    Well done - looks nice. The P1 cars are a lot of fun..especially T5! :)

  • Ex850RSnoopy @Ex850R Somewhere Over the Rainbow. Melbourne.

    Haha, my auto correct....


  • lol. Here's a photo of the Volvo 17" Serapis wheels. Picked them up from a wrecker yesterday. Great condition. Plenty of tread on them too. So will pass the roadworthy no problem.

    They were only available on the R-Design S40, AFAIK.

  • Ex850RSnoopy @Ex850R Somewhere Over the Rainbow. Melbourne.

    Nice one?

    Are you offloading the old wheels?

  • Yes. Open to offers.

    The car is in Sydney at the moment. If anyone wants them, I can leave them here in Sydney, or else they'll be available from Brisbane after the weekend.

  • engellionPaulC @engellion Brisbane
    edited August 2019

    Here are the 16s for sale with Continental UltraContact 6 (UC6) tyres,

    Passenger Side - Front (this is most worn on the outer edge - about 1 mm till the top of the wear node. See photo)

    Passenger Side - Rear

    Driver Side - Front

    Driver Side - Rear

  • I like the Serapis...would be my choice for 17’s if mine didn’t already have 18’s (Atreus). The Atreus are a bit more of a pain to clean and with the 2 colour (paint and polished then clear-coat) I imagine they’d be pricey to repair...and all mine need repairs! :) Plus 18 inch tyres are more expensive. So 17 is a good compromise.

  • Ex850RSnoopy @Ex850R Somewhere Over the Rainbow. Melbourne.

    Shoot me a message regarding wheels. A bit harder as I'm in Melbourne though.

  • OK. Just put the 17s on it today.

  • A few interior shots.

  • Installed Bluetooth module today. Custom solution for all the single CD Player, no AUX, S40s out there.

    Half hour job to install. Remove cover from CD player and connect with supplied ribbon cable between the CD player and the mainboard. It could do with an independent volume control, but sounds great.

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