When: May 14th at 7:30am. That’s just two days away!
Where: Sacramento, California. Click for Google map.
Details: Proceeds to charity; nearby shop to offer dynos for $60-80; helmets & car inspection mandatory
Cost: $25 per driver, $20 per driver preregistration
More Info: More here.
- Spirited Driving Tips
Button Up Before Putting Your Foot Down Here are some tips to help you get the most out of Volvo enthusiast "meet n drive" drives. Action Result Check fluids This shouldn't need explaining. Do a quick preflight. Check oil, coolant, brake and steering reservoir. Transmission fluid check wouldn't hurt if you haven't done this in a while. Keep your Volvo reasonably fit Your Volvo's fit level should match or exceed the type of driving you plan to do. Slow town cruising? You won't need much. Spirited driving at a Volvo meet? You're going to want to get close to a Stage 0. Track or rallye driving will require at least a Stage 0 level. Clear everyday items out of the car before you leave The speed (and fun) of a drive with fellow Volvo enthusiasts…
- Performance Suspension Guide
Springs support the weight of the car and are generally specified in pounds of force required to deflect (compress) the spring 1 inch, also known as spring rate. The higher the number the firmer/stiffer the spring. Springs that take a linear amount of force to deflect are called linear springs while progressive springs take less force to deflect initially and take more force to continue deflection as the spring is compressed. Progressive springs are popular with performance enthusiasts as they provide a more comfortable initial spring rate with a firmer final spring rate that keeps the vehicle more stable. A good way to think about springs is to remember that they limit how far the suspension moves, not how fast.
- C70 Convertible HP 2003 transmission slips from 2nd to 3rd
This weekend, I did a full flush using the Toyota type IV fluid. It was readily available and $4.50 a quart. I used the "drain the pan" method Vs taking off the lines. It proved easier as you have to go underneath to drain from the pan, initially, any way. Just need a tub and position it properly for the outflow. I obtained right around 3qts, upon draining. I did the flush using 12 qts. The old fluid was definetly dark and muddly looking. I checked the dipstick when cold and it looked like the new fluid level was correct. But when test driving, I found the trans slipping as bad or worse than before, very disappointing.C70 Convertible HP 2003 transmission slips from 2nd to 3rd