Shady’s 1995 850 T-5R
thought I’d introduce myself and finally start a thread for my T-5R that I acquired in the middle of 2020. Some of you may be familiar with this car, previously owned by @martin who had done a splendid job so far of restoring it.
It still requires a lot of work, as is expected of an almost 30 year old car. I’d been chasing some electrical gremlins for quite some time and after taking it to several places (and spending $$$$) it turned out to be a faulty MAF. It’s been great since, sorted the A/C out (hallelujah) so have been using it as a daily. It still has what I would describe as a flat spot around 3-3500rpm. I’ve ordered a new PCV kit, spark plugs and wires so hopefully that will help. Also ordered a new expansion tank and all coolant related hoses in silicone.
I’m also in the process of replacing the old boost control solenoid with the newer Pierburg TCV. While I’m in there I’ll replace all of the vacuum lines, can anyone confirm the size I need? I read 5mm, I had some 4mm on hand so tried that and they were snug.
In terms of cosmetics, I just recently had the wheels refurbished, front bumper repainted and fitted the Volvo Composites splitter. The rear guards have been rolled now too, just need to buy some 10mm spacers. It’s booked in for a paint correction, detail and ceramic coat next week. Can’t wait 🤠 next will be to tackle the headlining and get the windows re-tinted.
Now for some pictures!