It’s Fast Friday #41!
- Bosch copper plugs @ 29,000ths
- Straight flange on turbo
- MSD ignition
- 19t 11 blade comp fan
- ARD Green tune with some extras
- Motronic 4.4
- 17 psi
- HKS ssqv
- Snaab intake
- K&N cone filter
- TMZ muffler
- Stock dp and cat
It’s Fast Friday #41. An Automatic 850 Goes Over 300hp. Way Over.
If you need to remove a badge on the exterior of your car, take some tips from this Volvo Forum topic:
A little heat, a little dental floss, and a steady hand will do the trick. Goo Gone for the adhesive.
The other day I found myself stumbling over the definition of torque. Don’t let this happen to you. Read Rye of RZ Design‘s outstanding definition of what this “torque thing” really is.
It’s Fast Friday #40. What is Torque?
I’m a huge fan of the theory that underlies and dictates how our cars work. When Scott at FCP emailed me with a new page they put up detailing the theory of braking as it applies to brake pads, a little voice (ok, some shouting) in my head directed me to post this on MVS.
With sections titles like “What are Brake Pads Made Of?“, “Organic Brake Pads“, “Semi-Metallic Brake Pads” how can you miss?
Hey all – I’ve managed to get a lower price out of the manufacturer of the P2 XC70 2″ lift kits – (color change to red) – so, I’ve been able to lower the price.
And, I’ve got three sets of BÄD Swede 52mm (2″) lifts on eBay for a great price – one is an unused return and the others are trade show demos. They have paint blemishes but are perfect otherwise. Forum members save some $$$! (Still on as of 5/8/13).
BÄD Auto System, Sweden
“I have owned my ’97 850 wagon for about 8 years and have enjoyed driving 90,000 of its 152,000 miles myself. I have read the MVS forum for help in the past but, until today, have never needed to actually join. However, after the events of this week, I felt I needed to join to say Thank You. I cannot thank you, Matt, and all the other members for the great information and advice I found on the forum over the last few days. With your help (especially “Ozark Lee”, who seems to have answered many of the previous posts regarding fuel relay/pump issues) I was able to get my car running again after it refused to start in a hotel parking lot 100 miles from my house. I also received great service and parts from FCP Groton, as well as a discount for mentioning this site! I love my Volvo and I love your site. I feel privileged to be part of such a great community. Thank you, sincerely, JB.”
Thanks JB! To all those who haven’t joined, what are you waiting for? Registering is free, takes less than 2 minutes, and MVS will never sell or trade your email/user details. Never have, never will.
16t compressor wheel to 18t compressor wheel?
From the Performance Forum:
Q: “Is it possible to change the 16t compressor wheel to a 18t compressor wheel without having to modify the 16t compressor housing ? I recently acquired a 16t turbo off an S70. I have the rebuild kit ordered and want to know if I can just upgrade the wheel while I have it apart?”
“R-22 should NOT be used in a R-134a system. It may damage the compressor. R-22 is a high pressure refrigerant; R-134a is a low pressure refrigerant.”
“You don’t need to run the system to find out if it is full or not… With a cold engine, attach a gauge and check the pressure… The pressure should be a few pounds higher than the ambient temperature.”
Just in time for hot summer months (in the Northern Hemisphere), MVS forums member Fish Sticks drops a wonderful writeup and list on how to fix 850 AC/Heater Controls/AC Evaporator.
- Climate unit sketch
- Specifications for the AC, and Heating system
- Dash Sketch
- Damper Box, assembly Sketch
- How to remove the problematic Damper control arm
- Floor Shutter Fix
- Better look on the removal of the floor dampers, If youre having this problem.
- Entire dash removal link
“Like I said sorry for the overload, but i prepared about 3-4 months for this, and it went rather well for me. The more reading, and specific understanding of this area of your car, the better.
Also, i didn’t mention, but “felt tape” is quite nice to have as well, because you will need to put stuff back in, this helps to reduce noise, and sound (especially Squeaks).”