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Volvo 850 T5-R on wheelers dealers

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Volvo 850 T5-R on wheelers dealers

Post by mecheng » Wed Jan 23, 2019 6:51 am

I PVR Wheelers Dealers on Discovery Velocity, lo and behold the beautiful T5-R was showcased. :D

I found a version on the net for those who cut their cord



Here is a youtube video about the Turbine wheel cracking, I thought this was a non issue? Likely, the low boost could have been from the CBV or TCV. To a non specialist a crack I agree may look bad. I like Ant, I think he's a great replacement for Ed.



Lastly, is it just the T5-R that are so desirable? What about the R? I was surprised about the value of the car, I had to nearly give away my T5, the letter R would have added 10 fold value. :o
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Post by kallekula » Wed Jan 23, 2019 9:12 am

Brilliant, thank you for posting! I love that show, in fact it's the only car show I watch:) Used to watch some other British car show with this guy that was a vet or something, very funny and interesting. Don't remember the name of it now but I could probably find it on Google.

EDIT: found it. Guy's name is Mark Evans, really funny bloke.

In 1999, Evans co-devised the workshop-based "Is Born" format for Discovery Networks Europe. Since then, he has co-produced and presented ten series for Discovery Home & Leisure (now Discovery Real Time) and are often repeated on Discovery's Quest channel. The shows have transmitted in over 70 countries around the world.

A Car Is Born (build of an AC Cobra replica) - 15 episodes
A Plane Is Born (build of a 200 mph kit aeroplane) - 15 episodes
A Car Is Reborn (total restoration of an E Type Jaguar) - 15 episodes
A Chopper Is Born (build of a kit, two-seater helicopter) - 15 episodes
A Bike Is Born - Harley (restoration of a Harley WLC45) - 5 episodes
A Bike Is Born - Bonneville (restoration of a Triumph Bonneville T120R) - 5 episodes
A Bike Is Born - Trike (build of a Boom Power Trike) - 5 episodes
A Race Car Is Born (build of a Westfield race car) - 15 episodes
A 4x4 Is Born (build of an extreme off-road Land Rover) - 15 episodes
An MG Is Born (restoration of an MGB Roadster) - 10 episodes
Wreck Rescue - follows his journey to help inspire and motivate the restorers of five very different vehicles to achieve their own restoration dreams.
Wood Wizard with Richard Blizzard (crafting wooden objects) 15 episodes
He also co-devised and presented Dream Machines - a vehicle restoration series on Channel 5.


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Post by mecheng » Wed Jan 23, 2019 9:53 am

I thought you meant this show: Classic Car Rescue, with Mario (wise guy Canadian) and Bernie (over dramatic British hot head) LOL



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Post by kallekula » Wed Jan 23, 2019 10:02 am

I watched that show when he teamed up with a guy in India, pretty good, He's kind of obnoxious though, swears a lot.


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Post by abscate » Wed Jan 23, 2019 12:26 pm

Lastly, is it just the T5-R that are so desirable? What about the R? I was surprised about the value of the car, I had to nearly give away my T5, the letter R would have added 10 fold value. :o
Rs are the fastest Volvo's sitting in the driveway - just cruise NC - they are everywhere.

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Re: Volvo 850 T5-R on wheelers dealers

Post by hausmeister » Thu Jan 24, 2019 9:19 am

I watched this ep since it had the T5-R. I have to say I was very disappointed.
Ok, they did good on the bodywork. But as was said, the crack was at the very least not the only problem with this car. What about (vacuum) hoses, adjusting the wastegate and making sure all the related components are ok?
Also some mistakes in the video or voiceover.

To me the car looked pathetically slow in the videos.

Not sure about the price, but to me it seemed pretty high for a run down T5-R. At least the enginebay was pretty solid and untouched.
Sadly it is not the same without Edd. :roll:


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Post by mecheng » Thu Jan 24, 2019 10:48 am

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Thu Jan 24, 2019 9:19 am
I watched this ep since it had the T5-R. I have to say I was very disappointed.
Ok, they did good on the bodywork. But as was said, the crack was at the very least not the only problem with this car. What about (vacuum) hoses, adjusting the wastegate and making sure all the related components are ok?
Also some mistakes in the video or voiceover.

To me the car looked pathetically slow in the videos.

Not sure about the price, but to me it seemed pretty high for a run down T5-R. At least the enginebay was pretty solid and untouched.
Sadly it is not the same without Edd. :roll:
Ya, I heard one of the reasons Ed left was because they wanted to remove some of the tech details. I agree they glossed over some of the details but realistically they only have so much time in a 1hr with commercial time slot. I'm sure the boost problem lay elsewhere.
I actually think Ant is pretty good, the rig he setup to test the turbo was pretty impressive and smart. And yes, way over priced. When it comes time to sell my wife's car I think I will buy an R badge, without it the T5, GLT are all worthless on the used market.


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Post by raivis_rsn » Fri Jan 25, 2019 3:05 am

In the end producers decide what to include in episode, not mechanics. It's like that in every single tv show. Casual enthusiasts would make that car much nicer with the same budget.



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Post by hausmeister » Fri Jan 25, 2019 3:55 pm

Not saying the new mechanic is bad - I agree, the fault lies with the show - later seasons got worse and I understand why Edd left. There were many shows where they probably cut a lot of stuff. Since I know these cars it is just much more obvious.


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Post by abscate » Fri Jan 25, 2019 7:23 pm

If it's not Top Gear, it's just another automatic show..


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