What did you do today?

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Re: What did you do today?

Post by SiC » Thu Oct 31, 2019 7:10 pm

Does the gearbox have lockup only on top gear or is it on many of them? They are the biggest difference to fuel economy when doing city/town/slow a+b-roads.
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Re: What did you do today?

Post by SiC » Thu Oct 31, 2019 7:12 pm

ghosty wrote:
Thu Oct 31, 2019 4:06 pm
Well, does anyone want it?
I don't think anyone on here is old enough or Scottish enough to want an automatic Volvo.









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Re: What did you do today?

Post by Hooli » Thu Oct 31, 2019 7:19 pm

SiC wrote:
Thu Oct 31, 2019 7:10 pm
Does the gearbox have lockup only on top gear or is it on many of them? They are the biggest difference to fuel economy when doing city/town/slow a+b-roads.
I can't recall but 4 speed not 5 made them less pleasing to drive.
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Re: What did you do today?

Post by SiC » Thu Oct 31, 2019 7:30 pm

Looks a useful widget for the toys if the quiescent current is low
https://www.lidl.co.uk/en/p/car-accesso ... tor/p26778

A charger with a decent charge current.
https://www.lidl.co.uk/en/p/car-accesso ... ter/p26770
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Re: What did you do today?

Post by captain_70s » Thu Oct 31, 2019 8:10 pm

SiC wrote:
Thu Oct 31, 2019 7:12 pm
ghosty wrote:
Thu Oct 31, 2019 4:06 pm
Well, does anyone want it?
I don't think anyone on here is old enough or Scottish enough to want an automatic Volvo.

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I drove D Fowler's 740 auto estate last night. It were a lovely beast, I may end up being an SVM chap in the future. Even Girlfriend_70s approved.

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Re: What did you do today?

Post by ghosty » Thu Oct 31, 2019 9:03 pm

740s are wonderful things. I miss mine from time to time.
Watch for pedestrians...
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Post by Hooli » Thu Oct 31, 2019 9:25 pm

740s are like piloting a barge down a canal, odd things but rather relaxing to drive.
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Re: What did you do today?

Post by John F » Fri Nov 01, 2019 5:21 pm

captain_70s wrote:
Thu Oct 31, 2019 8:10 pm
SiC wrote:
Thu Oct 31, 2019 7:12 pm
ghosty wrote:
Thu Oct 31, 2019 4:06 pm
Well, does anyone want it?
I don't think anyone on here is old enough or Scottish enough to want an automatic Volvo.

( :lol: )
I drove D Fowler's 740 auto estate last night. It were a lovely beast, I may end up being an SVM chap in the future. Even Girlfriend_70s approved.
Please pass on my regards to the SVM next time you see them... ta muchly!
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Re: What did you do today?

Post by fried onions » Fri Nov 01, 2019 5:43 pm

Got some good stuff from ALDI today, a pair of axle stands and a portable bottle jack. 12.99 each. When my mate called around for help the other day, I said my ramps and axle stands are in use supporting the Humber, but remembered seeing some axle stands in the store. He went to buy some and I was very pleasantly surprised at their quality and construction, expecting them to be thin and weedy for the price. But no, they are very sturdy. So I resolved to buy a pair to complement my much larger older pair, and got a bottle jack too, which comes in its own compact carry case. Ideal if, like me, you are sometimes reluctant to use the single central jacking point.
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Re: What did you do today?

Post by Bertram » Fri Nov 01, 2019 6:58 pm

ghosty wrote:
Wed Oct 30, 2019 11:50 pm
Whatever I do, the T5 won't do more than 23mpg.

It seems to be normal from some research, but might not be, who knows. A few people I've discussed it with think not. Can Mr. Black possibly advise? (The blower motor is good by the way, it's slightly noisy which I bet is why you replaced it. I don't mind that at all as the radio drowns it out. Thanks for it!)

I can't see much it comes down to as driving style makes no odds, PCV is clear, ignition was overhauled a few months ago, there's little I've not given it except a cambelt...
23mpg probably isn't far off the mark for an auto, they don't lock up until you're doing 55 in top. I'm getting high 20s in mine (20V 2.5 manual) on local work, mid 30s on a long A road run and low 30s on a long motorway run. It does seem to get more mpg on Super but I might be imagining that.
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