James's 1996 850R "Minty"

jamesincJames (@jamesinc) Oz Volvo Ice Fortress
edited May 2017 in Modern
I'm back in the P80 game! I'm still deciding on a name for this one.

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Black exterior, black interior, just north of 300k on the clock. Everything is in fair condition. Needs a wheel alignment but no clunks from the suspension. Has a new headlining. Doesn't have a sunroof, but oh well, you can't have everything. Even the climate control works properly!

Known issues / to-do:
- Cruise control speed adjust down doesn't work, may need new stalk
- Some dash lights don't work
- Missing D-pillar tweeters
- Bumper has the usual cracks, has been triaged with cable ties (which you can't really see, because they're black! Pretty convenient)
- Engine bay needs a power wash
- Check compression and see if 20W oil is really necessary
- Front console drivers-side rear window switch doesn't work in up direction, probably needs switch contacts cleaned or switch replaced
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Comments

  • Vee_QueVee_Que (@Vee_Que) South Eastern suburbs Melbourne.
    Nice
  • Ex850RSnoopy (@Ex850R) Somewhere Over the Rainbow. Melbourne.
    Blaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaak!yeah!
    cancer sucks
  • Can't beat an 850R :)
  • jamesincJames (@jamesinc) Oz Volvo Ice Fortress
    So I went through the service history properly. Certainly been treated pretty well. I saw the rear shocks were replaced with KYB shocks, so I guess I'll need to find a set of Nivomats, as the self-levelling function is important to me for towing.
  • OvloverOPat (@Ovlover) Sutherland Shire, Sydney
    Mmmmmm 850R. Nice!
  • jamesincJames (@jamesinc) Oz Volvo Ice Fortress
    I also found the IC outlet hose is soft AF so it'll need to be replaced. I think I might just buy a silicone hose kit and be done with it all.
  • jamesincJames (@jamesinc) Oz Volvo Ice Fortress
    Some pics:
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  • jamesincJames (@jamesinc) Oz Volvo Ice Fortress
    Here's my catalogue of exterior issues:

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  • Ex850RSnoopy (@Ex850R) Somewhere Over the Rainbow. Melbourne.
    I also found the IC outlet hose is soft AF so it'll need to be replaced. I think I might just buy a silicone hose kit and be done with it all.

    Look up the one I get them from , name escapes me ATM....Worley!
    I rate their hose as good as any others and better for the fact you don't have to kill yourself trying to get the bastard tight ones on and off if you are unlucky! (Samco.....nooooooooooooo)
    As said , I can get em at slight discount/haggle if I pick up.
    L.
  • Needs much bigger brakes
    I think you need to add i was in an s80 with three wheels getting pulled backwards and was told to "hold on shit is about to get real".
  • Ex850RSnoopy (@Ex850R) Somewhere Over the Rainbow. Melbourne.
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    AaaaaarrrrrrrR.
  • Ex850RSnoopy (@Ex850R) Somewhere Over the Rainbow. Melbourne.
    Need springs?
  • jamesincJames (@jamesinc) Oz Volvo Ice Fortress
    Are they free?
  • jamesincJames (@jamesinc) Oz Volvo Ice Fortress
    edited April 2016
    Dat AutoGlym tho.

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  • By hand or machine?

    I'm keen to do the V50 but can't justify (to the lovely handbrake) buying a Festool or similar right now and won't buy a rebadged Chinese tool for top dollar.

    Will probably do it by hand :(
    previous: 67 Mini Deluxe, 84 BMW 318i, 04 Hilux, 74 KE20 w/ 4age turbo, 06 Ford XR6T, 12 Isuzu Dmax
    current: 08 Volvo V50 T5 AWD, 16 SS Sportwagon
  • I'm back in the P80 game! I'm still deciding on a name for this one.

    Number plate says "Betsy"?
  • jamesincJames (@jamesinc) Oz Volvo Ice Fortress
    @sucksqueezebangblow by hand. Paint is in decent shape for the most part, was a simple wax on, wax off affair.
  • Beading nicely!
  • nickmnicko (@nickm) Sydeneee --- home of the traffic jamb, over priced coffee, and the 2000 Olympics
    It's a nice car. Honest and not too played with.
    Not so perfect that you can't take it to a shopping centre car park.
    try a sig
  • jamesincJames (@jamesinc) Oz Volvo Ice Fortress
    Hey it's perfect enough that I figured out how to get it up my driveway without scraping the bumper. It's hard in reverse, the driveway isn't that wide and you need to hit it on an angle.
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