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Forum: Daily banter 26th June 2022, 07:17 PM
Replies: 8
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Posted By HPsauce
About as economically viable as owning and...

About as economically viable as owning and running a D2? :ROFL: So, how much? ;)
Forum: Daily banter 26th June 2022, 05:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 334
Posted By HPsauce
Is this going to become a standard item in the D2...

Is this going to become a standard item in the D2 Doctor Service Catalogue?

And how were they made, by you or externally?
Forum: D2 - Common Faults 25th June 2022, 01:27 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 21,347
Posted By HPsauce
Yesterday I was chatting to a neighbour who was...

Yesterday I was chatting to a neighbour who was cleaning his 3-series BMW; he'd just discovered an unknown (to him) feature. I had to take a picture!
...
Forum: D3 - Engine Bay 23rd June 2022, 08:06 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 244
Posted By HPsauce
It's not one of those stupid situations where you...

It's not one of those stupid situations where you have an apparently symmetrical item that in reality isn't quite and you try it all 4 ways that it could fit (combining back to front, upside down...
Forum: Owners Meets 20th June 2022, 02:50 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,341
Posted By HPsauce
Even simpler, for yesterdays rain spots on the...

Even simpler, for yesterdays rain spots on the roof I waited for the car to be in the shade, went over it very gently with the mitt dampened only with softened water (no shampoo) then mopped up...
Forum: Other marques 20th June 2022, 12:13 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 8,140
Posted By HPsauce
Yes I think you're right. After a further round...

Yes I think you're right. After a further round of discussions, with no really significant improvement, we've told the servicing dealer to proceed with the engine swap.

That doesn't mean we've...
Forum: Owners Meets 20th June 2022, 09:35 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,341
Posted By HPsauce
Bert's book mentions APC (All Purpose Cleaner)...

Bert's book mentions APC (All Purpose Cleaner) quite a bit, not least for removing bird droppings; we get lots of those!
There's not one in the kit, but is there one that Nicola thinks is...
Forum: Daily banter 20th June 2022, 09:26 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,140
Posted By HPsauce
Intriguing, I just checked the receipt,...

Intriguing, I just checked the receipt, definitely 195.9 on Saturday. :Confused:
Forum: Daily banter 20th June 2022, 07:55 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 8,485
Posted By HPsauce
I forgot to ask at collection, but what was the...

I forgot to ask at collection, but what was the problem/resolution? I don't normally use the handbrake a lot so when I do need it......
Forum: Owners Meets 19th June 2022, 08:59 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,341
Posted By HPsauce
There was a lot of chit-chat so it was rather...

There was a lot of chit-chat so it was rather strung out and no videos, though Bert took LOADS of photos some of which will presumably appear in his magazine (PRO DETAILER) and maybe online...
Forum: Daily banter 19th June 2022, 08:53 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,140
Posted By HPsauce
Momentum was 195.9 a litre yesterday in...

Momentum was 195.9 a litre yesterday in Crediton.
Obviously with a 90-litre S8 tank "Pay at pump, limit 99" wasn't an option..... :rolleyes:
Forum: Daily banter 19th June 2022, 04:16 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 8,485
Posted By HPsauce
It got covered in red dust and all sorts of M5/M4...

It got covered in red dust and all sorts of M5/M4 crud yesterday, so was looking very sorry for itself this morning.
Decided to do a first attempt at the cleaning process as demonstrated by Nicola,...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Audi / VW car items 19th June 2022, 09:55 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,308
Posted By HPsauce
Thread revival..... following my S8s major...

Thread revival..... following my S8s major overhaul by the D2 Doctor.
I'm after an FE twenty again (narrower D2, not wider D3 as before) but this time properly diamond cut.
I only "need" one but...
Forum: Daily banter 18th June 2022, 06:49 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 8,485
Posted By HPsauce
It was looking amazing, never seen it Green...

It was looking amazing, never seen it Green except in the sun! Then picked up some Saharan Red Dust on the bonnet from a shower, then LOADS of rain on the M5 and M4 and subsequent motorway...
Forum: Owners Meets 16th June 2022, 10:17 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,341
Posted By HPsauce
Where are you coming from - no clues in your...

Where are you coming from - no clues in your forum profile..... ;)
Forum: Daily banter 15th June 2022, 07:31 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 8,485
Posted By HPsauce
Of course it does. :D

Of course it does. :D
Forum: Owners Meets 13th June 2022, 08:17 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,341
Posted By HPsauce
We'll be there, though the weather forecast is...

We'll be there, though the weather forecast is decidedly vague at the moment. Friday does look really hot and sunny, but...
Earlier today the BBC was showing a nice warm (23c) sunny day on Saturday...
Forum: Other marques 13th June 2022, 09:33 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 8,140
Posted By HPsauce
Unfortunately it was, so that avenue is closed....

Unfortunately it was, so that avenue is closed. :-(
Forum: Other marques 13th June 2022, 09:15 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 8,140
Posted By HPsauce
Unfortunately, while I had company cars...

Unfortunately, while I had company cars throughout almost all my working life, Volvo was never an option, so I don't have that history, just the last 5-6 years with this car.

I just checked and...
Forum: Daily banter 13th June 2022, 08:58 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 8,485
Posted By HPsauce
Excellent stuff! :cool: Insider knowledge helps...

Excellent stuff! :cool: Insider knowledge helps here obviously. :ROFL:
Forum: Daily banter 13th June 2022, 08:33 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 8,485
Posted By HPsauce
Is it a 3D-printed solution to fixing my abused...

Is it a 3D-printed solution to fixing my abused scuttle cover back in place?
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Audi / VW car items 12th June 2022, 05:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 487
Posted By HPsauce
That was my exact experience. :cool:

That was my exact experience. :cool:
Forum: Other marques 11th June 2022, 09:42 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 8,140
Posted By HPsauce
Good point re contacting the original seller,...

Good point re contacting the original seller, they will not want to be dragged into this so should be motivated to get Volvo to sort it out.
No credit that I recall, it was 6 years ago!
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Audi / VW car items 11th June 2022, 09:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 487
Posted By HPsauce
Rare as rocking horse poo? IIRC there are two...

Rare as rocking horse poo?
IIRC there are two versions of that full height panel, a "flat" one (which I have) and the "bulge" one you have which is designed to clear a larger battery.
Forum: Daily banter 11th June 2022, 09:00 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 8,485
Posted By HPsauce
Wow! That Irish Green Pearl paint looks just...

Wow!
That Irish Green Pearl paint looks just incredible! You do have to see it in bright sun to really appreciate it though.

And brand new OEM centre caps straight out of the packaging, so glad I...
Forum: Other marques 11th June 2022, 07:18 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 8,140
Posted By HPsauce
I bought it from a non-local Volvo dealer (still...

I bought it from a non-local Volvo dealer (still in business), but not the (local) one who have serviced it for its entire life.
It was a quite rare specific model with options that were not that...
Forum: Other marques 11th June 2022, 11:10 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 8,140
Posted By HPsauce
Well I've finally got SOME answers in writing,...

Well I've finally got SOME answers in writing, though not really as much as I wanted/hoped for.

Volvo won't move on the 60% contribution, but the dealer seem to have pared down some of their...
Forum: D2 - Sat Nav, ICE, Audio & TV 10th June 2022, 05:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,107
Posted By HPsauce
I'm pretty sure that's the one that you break for...

I'm pretty sure that's the one that you break for TV-in-motion and it doesn't do anything else.
I'm certain My Kufatec TVIM lead loops in there via an adapter.

Though I'm hoping (fingers crossed)...
Forum: Other marques 9th June 2022, 03:17 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 8,140
Posted By HPsauce
I'm not, but what were you thinking of? As...

I'm not, but what were you thinking of?

As noted above I have access to motoring legal advice via my Insurance on that car.
Forum: Other marques 8th June 2022, 06:30 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 8,140
Posted By HPsauce
Well even allowing for the bank holiday, well...

Well even allowing for the bank holiday, well over a working week has passed and still nothing back in writing, just a couple of "holding" emails.....
The most recent did say that they are "waiting...
Forum: D3 - Body and Exterior 2nd June 2022, 05:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,503
Posted By HPsauce
All went well with no problems, though it was...

All went well with no problems, though it was done under MJs supervision at her workshop so must have been the right glass; she dealt with all the trim too (presumably) to make their life easier and...
Forum: Daily banter 31st May 2022, 08:47 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 8,485
Posted By HPsauce
I'm going to need some serious advice on...

I'm going to need some serious advice on maintaining the looks after you and Nicola have finished. :D
Forum: Other marques 30th May 2022, 07:34 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 8,140
Posted By HPsauce
Well I've asked for a number of things in writing...

Well I've asked for a number of things in writing and they have acknowledged that request and said they will progress it, i.e. nothing (yet) is deemed unreasonable.
In summary there are said to be...
Forum: Daily banter 29th May 2022, 08:29 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 8,485
Posted By HPsauce
And by the time you've finished, in many...

And by the time you've finished, in many respects, better. :cool:
Forum: D3 - Body and Exterior 29th May 2022, 11:53 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,503
Posted By HPsauce
Assuming you do it on insurance it will be...

Assuming you do it on insurance it will be whatever their excess is.
My D2 screen is being replaced on Monday by Autoglass for Privilege, no problems on stock. 75 excess is my cost. So I would...
Forum: Daily banter 29th May 2022, 10:31 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 8,485
Posted By HPsauce
Just a standard S8 non-heated screen, with tinted...

Just a standard S8 non-heated screen, with tinted band.
Forum: Daily banter 28th May 2022, 09:31 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 8,485
Posted By HPsauce
I'm guessing the bonnet will stay off until the...

I'm guessing the bonnet will stay off until the windscreen is replaced on Monday? ;)

According to an email I just got from Autoglass, that's happening between 1pm and 4pm.
(Though they apparently...
Forum: Other marques 27th May 2022, 02:56 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 8,140
Posted By HPsauce
Not sure the best way of doing that? Get it fixed...

Not sure the best way of doing that? Get it fixed first or not?
Forum: Other marques 27th May 2022, 12:31 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 8,140
Posted By HPsauce
Sadly that's not looking likely. They've made an...

Sadly that's not looking likely. They've made an offer but it's not that good and based on a very high base price. When challenged with some powerful points they wouldn't move. :-(
Forum: Other marques 26th May 2022, 12:08 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 8,140
Posted By HPsauce
So far nothing..... the dealer have let me know...

So far nothing..... the dealer have let me know today that they are still (after over a week) awaiting a response from Volvo UK on costs of a new engine.
Forum: D2 - Everything else 24th May 2022, 10:47 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 912
Posted By HPsauce
I've no idea what it holds but I'll guess 3.50...

I've no idea what it holds but I'll guess 3.50 on tools.

The conical seat suggests it's for something that solid and needs to be really secure but from the unthreaded length also quite deep, like...
Forum: Daily banter 23rd May 2022, 06:45 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 8,485
Posted By HPsauce
I bought the unit ages ago when I knew the...

I bought the unit ages ago when I knew the original was degrading and none were available.
I also reckoned even D3 ones might not be around that long so made a "pre-emptive strike". :ROFL:
Oddly in...
Forum: D2 - Interior 23rd May 2022, 09:15 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,753
Posted By HPsauce
I've had car mats for both my cars made in the UK...

I've had car mats for both my cars made in the UK and they were fine and delivered quickly.
Just can't recall the companies now, and they may have outsourced to China of course by now... :tuttut:
...
Forum: Daily banter 22nd May 2022, 06:42 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 8,485
Posted By HPsauce
Coming along nicely. I particularly like MJ's...

Coming along nicely. I particularly like MJ's grommet for Botang's hole! :D
Pretty sure that was the windscreen fitters who replaced it before my ownership; they had no idea how to refit the...
Forum: Daily banter 22nd May 2022, 11:07 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 8,485
Posted By HPsauce
I think I was in a competition with someone else...

I think I was in a competition with someone else here, we were both approaching 40 items. And that's on top of all the "standard" stuff MJ does..... :ROFL:

Not all will get done, some of it was...
Forum: Daily banter 21st May 2022, 08:45 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 8,485
Posted By HPsauce
Good to know. If you have a rummage around you...

Good to know. If you have a rummage around you should find the cut wires taped up with Certoflex. :D

Looking at this was IIRC item 27 on my list from early March, I think you commented then about...
Forum: Daily banter 21st May 2022, 08:39 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 8,485
Posted By HPsauce
So not the "Auxiliary coolant pump" that gets...

So not the "Auxiliary coolant pump" that gets noisy as it ages? The one that kicks in when you use the "Rest" function.
If it is I've cut the wiring to it and taped it up as it got really noisy...
Forum: Daily banter 21st May 2022, 08:26 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 8,485
Posted By HPsauce
I've had some horrendous problems with the...

I've had some horrendous problems with the scuttle drains, the evidence is exposed above! :tuttut:
What exactly is the very rusty component that is "nicht gerfingerpoken" and is NLA but you're...
Forum: D2 - Sat Nav, ICE, Audio & TV 20th May 2022, 08:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,107
Posted By HPsauce
OK so that was me! I happen to have a wiring...

OK so that was me! I happen to have a wiring diagram (Current Flow) PDF on my PC. :cool:
A search for DFA produced a pair of direct connections (L and R) between the RNS (J402) and the "ABS with EDL...
Forum: D2 - Sat Nav, ICE, Audio & TV 20th May 2022, 05:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,107
Posted By HPsauce
The entirety of the CD changer wiring is in one...

The entirety of the CD changer wiring is in one block of that, including the power supply. I've hacked into it a while back and can confirm that.
The other two parts of the 3-colour connector are...
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