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by subzerocarfanatic
Sat Sep 19, 2020 2:01 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Enjoying the C70
Replies: 5
Views: 242

Re: Enjoying the C70

Glad you are finally getting a chance to enjoy your car after all the trials you went through! Neil. Thank you for your help as well Scot850, I appreciate the people here, I love this forum and the people on it who enjoy helping others, this was my first experience with a volvo and it was a nice le...
by subzerocarfanatic
Sat Sep 19, 2020 7:10 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Enjoying the C70
Replies: 5
Views: 242

Enjoying the C70

Just wanted to say hi to those of you that have helped me get the C70 back on the road, we truly have been enjoying it. This has got to be one of the coolest little sports cars I have ever driven and performance wise it was surprising for Volvo, at least for me it was, the car handles very well, not...
by subzerocarfanatic
Tue Sep 01, 2020 2:13 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: What did you do to your Volvo today?
Replies: 4222
Views: 382283

Re: What did you do to your Volvo today?

I took a break from a Volvo repair to celebrate the best thing that ever happened in my life 33 years ago. 08F084B8-7BAE-4191-9A0C-08B0A61EB424.jpeg Meanwhile, back at home Elizabeth ; if you tell me why you won’t start , I’ll tell you what it’s like to have a turbo..... 44AECECF-DAFC-4F26-8B28-7AD...
by subzerocarfanatic
Fri Aug 21, 2020 10:25 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Coolant Recovery tank
Replies: 36
Views: 594

Re: Coolant Recovery tank

Does the video show the coolant level when cold or hot. It is too high if this is a cold engine. Remove fluid until the level is at the seam between the top and lower portion of the reservoir. That is the MAX fill line. If that is the action on a cold engine it looks like high pressure is entering ...
by subzerocarfanatic
Fri Aug 21, 2020 2:54 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Coolant Recovery tank
Replies: 36
Views: 594

Re: Coolant Recovery tank

https://youtu.be/77fw5oPerUE Is the level at half the bottle when cold in the morning? Perhaps air is back feeding into the system potentially causing a problem? I didn't see the cap leaking? Clean engine compartment! * * Expansion Tank.png * The video had to but cut because it was 20 seconds long ...
by subzerocarfanatic
Wed Aug 19, 2020 8:48 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Coolant Recovery tank
Replies: 36
Views: 594

Re: Coolant Recovery tank

But save the heartache, just pop for the OEM stuff, Whiteblocks DO NOT tolerate overheating. don't play Coolant Roulette, as Robert calls it. The plastic quality needs to be there, and the caps do degrade, even green OEM ones. If your old one is 20 years old, how long will a new OEM cap last, 20 ye...
by subzerocarfanatic
Wed Aug 19, 2020 8:41 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: What did you do to your Volvo today?
Replies: 4222
Views: 382283

Re: What did you do to your Volvo today?

That sucks man, sorry for your troubles. The world is full of inconsiderate and road rage drivers. Hope you get it fixed.
by subzerocarfanatic
Wed Aug 19, 2020 7:17 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Coolant Recovery tank
Replies: 36
Views: 594

Re: Coolant Recovery tank

What you guys are calling a gasket is just the center plastic part of the cap, am i missing something? Ahhh, now i see it at the base, yellow arrows, i will look.
by subzerocarfanatic
Wed Aug 19, 2020 4:21 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Coolant Recovery tank
Replies: 36
Views: 594

Re: Coolant Recovery tank

I have an 8 second video to share but not sure how to upload it, not t he same as uploading images. Ok, this is my first time uploading to YouTube and trying this so hope it woks, it is only 8 seconds because when i tried doing it before uploading to youtube it said the 16 second video file was too ...
by subzerocarfanatic
Wed Aug 19, 2020 3:32 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Coolant Recovery tank
Replies: 36
Views: 594

Re: Coolant Recovery tank

URO things are fine unless they touch Air, water, windshield washer fluid, coolant, power steering fluid, engine oil , ATF. Gear oil, differential oil, brake fluid, Haldex fluid, blinker fluid, grease, compressed air. I wonder if it could be the cap itself, they have no rubber gasket on the back si...
by subzerocarfanatic
Wed Aug 19, 2020 11:30 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Purge control solenoid valve noise Topic is solved
Replies: 3
Views: 81

Purge control solenoid valve noise Topic is solved

I notice on occasion, probably more frequent that not because at times it is not easy to hear, there is a tapping sound, I have looked and looked everywhere trying to find the noise. I put my hand on the purge control valve i believe it is, it has 2 lines going in both ends of it and it mounts by tw...
by subzerocarfanatic
Wed Aug 19, 2020 8:29 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Coolant Recovery tank
Replies: 36
Views: 594

Re: Coolant Recovery tank

Ok. Here's where i'm at this morning. I drove my wife to work, which is only probably 2 to 3 miles round trip. When we arrived at her work I sat at idle in her parking lot for 10 minutes at least, the Radiator fan never came on, the temperature gauge was at normal range in the middle by the time we ...
by subzerocarfanatic
Wed Aug 19, 2020 7:27 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Coolant Recovery tank
Replies: 36
Views: 594

Re: Coolant Recovery tank

Look at my post from july 22nd on this same topic, I just want to be sure I have no issues, i'm disabled and can not walk far at all, so I don't want to be broke down on side of road in the Colorado / Raton NM pass. We are thinking of taking the C70 on a short road trip to Colorado and back, around ...
by subzerocarfanatic
Wed Aug 19, 2020 7:18 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Coolant Recovery tank
Replies: 36
Views: 594

Re: Coolant Recovery tank

MoVolvos wrote: Wed Aug 19, 2020 12:17 am *

The photo for the Rein part is even larger.

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...and they clearly have no gasket.
by subzerocarfanatic
Wed Aug 19, 2020 7:15 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Coolant Recovery tank
Replies: 36
Views: 594

Re: Coolant Recovery tank

URO things are fine unless they touch Air, water, windshield washer fluid, coolant, power steering fluid, engine oil , ATF. Gear oil, differential oil, brake fluid, Haldex fluid, blinker fluid, grease, compressed air. I wonder if it could be the cap itself, they have no rubber gasket on the back si...
by subzerocarfanatic
Wed Aug 19, 2020 6:44 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Coolant Recovery tank
Replies: 36
Views: 594

Re: Coolant Recovery tank

My vehicle was showing normal temp on dash, coolant would reach the top of the tank and start leaking passed the cap. My fan was not coming on. A new ect sensor fixed the problem. It sounds like you already ruled that out. I was able to idle the engine and watch the coolant get almost to the top an...
by subzerocarfanatic
Tue Aug 18, 2020 11:26 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Coolant Recovery tank
Replies: 36
Views: 594

Re: Coolant Recovery tank

At what temperature does the thermostat open and when is the radiator fan supposed to kick on at what temp? Please let me know if I should not buy a new OEM tank and Cap. When AC is engaged the Rad fan comes on immediately and stays on a few seconds after AC is off, the radiator fan does come on wi...
by subzerocarfanatic
Tue Aug 18, 2020 9:01 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: The BEST CAR EVER, join me outside of the P80 world!
Replies: 75
Views: 2873

Re: The BEST CAR EVER, join me outside of the P80 world!

I have to admit, one of my favorite all time cars were the mid to late 90's Cadillac, the Seville STS in particular. I have a 98 Seville STS and a 96 Deville Concours.Both are beautiful cars, I will share some pics if allowed ) . The 98 STS I have completely gutted and cleaned,steamed and shampooed ...
by subzerocarfanatic
Tue Aug 18, 2020 8:34 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Coolant Recovery tank
Replies: 36
Views: 594

Re: Coolant Recovery tank

At what temperature does the thermostat open and when is the radiator fan supposed to kick on at what temp? Please let me know if I should not buy a new OEM tank and Cap. When AC is engaged the Rad fan comes on immediately and stays on a few seconds after AC is off, the radiator fan does come on wit...
by subzerocarfanatic
Tue Aug 18, 2020 8:29 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Coolant Recovery tank
Replies: 36
Views: 594

Re: Coolant Recovery tank

It does not appear to be according to the gauge at least, I replaced the Thermostat, ECT new antifreeze all OEM parts except the coolant recovery tank. How else could I tell on this car if it is, what about checking coolant temp with vida dice hooked up while engine is running, won't it give me real...
by subzerocarfanatic
Tue Aug 18, 2020 7:56 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Coolant Recovery tank
Replies: 36
Views: 594

Re: Coolant Recovery tank

URO things are fine unless they touch Air, water, windshield washer fluid, coolant, power steering fluid, engine oil , ATF. Gear oil, differential oil, brake fluid, Haldex fluid, blinker fluid, grease, compressed air. I wonder if it could be the cap itself, they have no rubber gasket on the back si...
by subzerocarfanatic
Tue Aug 18, 2020 6:58 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Coolant Recovery tank
Replies: 36
Views: 594

Coolant Recovery tank

Have any of you had bad experiences with non OEM Volvo overflow tanks, mine is from URO I think, brand new and it has the used original Volvo cap I used off the old recovery tank. It is leaking out of the cap after a drive, I have the cap as tight as it will go. We are going to buy a new OEM cap and...
by subzerocarfanatic
Tue Aug 18, 2020 6:52 pm
Forum: 120, 130, 140, 164, PV series, Duett, 210, 1800
Topic: There are only crickets in here...
Replies: 274
Views: 9930

Re: There are only crickets in here...

Some of the images above remind me of the old Volkswagen fastback that had dual carbs on them, we had 2 of them and the Volkswagen station wagon type i believe it was.
by subzerocarfanatic
Tue Aug 18, 2020 5:39 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: What did you put off doing to your P2 Volvo today....... Now Sticky!
Replies: 70
Views: 7653

Re: What did you put off doing to your P2 Volvo today....... Now Sticky!

Michelin X-ice XI3 are amazing winter tires which have a longer treadwear than most others. I think they are ranked #2 only second to Nokian Hakkapeliitta R2 which are some of the best snow and ice tires on the planet made by the Danish. I have owned blizzaks as well on 2 different vehicles in Alask...
by subzerocarfanatic
Wed Aug 12, 2020 9:59 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: What did you do to your Volvo today?
Replies: 4222
Views: 382283

Re: What did you do to your Volvo today?

Not sure what Volvo your driving buddy but mine is tons of fun to drive!
by subzerocarfanatic
Sun Aug 09, 2020 8:48 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 2000 C70ETM related hidden short [ bad ground point] Topic is solved
Replies: 6
Views: 200

Re: 2000 C70ETM related hidden short [ bad ground point] Topic is solved

Yay, persistence pays off. Glad you stuck with it and found both cures. Hope you get to enjoy your car for a while. Thank you very much, it was frustrating at time to the point I wanted to give up but it's not in my nature to give up. I have OCD bad with everything I do especially anything cars, so...
by subzerocarfanatic
Sun Aug 09, 2020 8:39 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Blue Face Instrument Panel Gauges
Replies: 4
Views: 137

Re: Blue Face Instrument Panel Gauges

look on youtube or even the ebay listings. The Blue faces in some images look "almost" black, they are not as bright as the P2 R and later R-design clusters. IIRC, the data for the odometer should come from the ECU. I have my blue face gauges in reserve, just went and checked, and the odometer port...
by subzerocarfanatic
Sun Aug 09, 2020 5:54 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 2000 C70ETM related hidden short [ bad ground point] Topic is solved
Replies: 6
Views: 200

Re: ETM related hidden short. Topic is solved

I just wanted to let those of you that have assisted and helped with this topic or followed it that I finally resolved the short.It was in a very inconspicuous location that was hard to reach and impossible to see, well the main short was at least, I had two separate wiring issues that were causing ...
by subzerocarfanatic
Sun Aug 09, 2020 5:28 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Blue Face Instrument Panel Gauges
Replies: 4
Views: 137

Blue Face Instrument Panel Gauges

I have a question, I found someone who has a set of 1999 V70 R that he says had the blue face gauges and is selling them, he says they will work in the C70. My question is, is that true because they do not look obviously blue like the newer style ones do and are they compatible with my 2000 C70 and ...
by subzerocarfanatic
Sat Aug 01, 2020 11:17 am
Forum: VIDA, VADIS, DiCE
Topic: Vida and EWD loading?
Replies: 16
Views: 6214

Re: Vida and EWD loading?

https://forums.swedespeed.com/showthread.php?481385-VIDA-Dice-2014D-VM-Image-Download-Link I guess I should have posted the original link, rather than the drive downloads for the file. Just an FYI, the 2014D EWD only has wiring diagrams from 2004+. If you need anything older than that, you'll need ...
by subzerocarfanatic
Wed Jul 29, 2020 1:51 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: ETM to ECM wiring/Main Relay
Replies: 0
Views: 290

ETM to ECM wiring/Main Relay

I am still learning to figure out all the wiring schematics and diagrams on the C70, can anyone help me with something.I need to know which pin #'s from individual wires coming out of the ECM are related to the Electronic Throttle Module. I am trying to find and follow the wires from the ECM that go...
by subzerocarfanatic
Mon Jul 27, 2020 6:09 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: What did you do to your Volvo today?
Replies: 4222
Views: 382283

Re: What did you do to your Volvo today?

I can't really see the glass polishing results, but your interior looks fantastic. How did you come up with the polishing mixture? volvolugnut I have been doing detailing for a very long time and paint correction was something I loved doing. The orange hand cleaner idea was told to me from an old t...
by subzerocarfanatic
Mon Jul 27, 2020 2:28 pm
Forum: Volvo S80 Forum - First Generation 1999-2006
Topic: Showing a lot of love to the S 80 (1999)
Replies: 10
Views: 1352

Re: Showing a lot of love to the S 80 (1999)

Very well done man, I did not think there was anyone else as meticulous with their car as I am,I do the exact same procedures when detailing my cars.Getting my wife's C70 Convertible done now. Where did you get the seat foam and who done the seat repair work for the leather? Thanks for sharing,from...
by subzerocarfanatic
Mon Jul 27, 2020 2:18 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: What did you do to your Volvo today?
Replies: 4222
Views: 382283

Re: What did you do to your Volvo today?

I started my window tinting on the C70. I purchased some LEXEN window tint online, it was a complete kit for 5 windows plus the front windshield strip. I am not a window tint installer by any means so I hope it turns out well. Tell me what you guys think so far. On a side note, before starting the t...
by subzerocarfanatic
Sun Jul 26, 2020 7:26 pm
Forum: Volvo Classifieds
Topic: C70 Conv. Front Air Louvre
Replies: 7
Views: 665

Re: C70 Conv. Front Air Louvre

2000c70hpt wrote: Sat Jul 25, 2020 4:53 pm Checked it out. Couldn’t find anything that was worth pulling. Either the tabs were good but broke in half or missing or just destroyed. Sorry man.
Well thanks for trying my friend.
by subzerocarfanatic
Thu Jul 23, 2020 12:30 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: RobertDIY manufacturing new parts (R bumper covers, P80 seat leather)
Replies: 48
Views: 4879

Re: RobertDIY manufacturing new parts (R bumper covers, P80 seat leather)

Seems this topic is kinda dead in the water for now at least. I want some as well. )
by subzerocarfanatic
Thu Jul 23, 2020 11:54 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 2000 C70ETM related hidden short [ bad ground point] Topic is solved
Replies: 6
Views: 200

2000 C70ETM related hidden short [ bad ground point] Topic is solved

Well I still have had no luck finding this short that makes the ETS dash light that is related to the ETM. It only happens when I hit bad bumps in the road and where I live the roads are not maintained well. I have went over and over the wiring harness, ETM harness etc etc. So I decided to buy the P...
by subzerocarfanatic
Thu Jul 23, 2020 11:36 am
Forum: Volvo Classifieds
Topic: NEW TOPIC *** JUNKYARD REQUESTS *****
Replies: 42
Views: 4373

Re: NEW TOPIC *** JUNKYARD REQUESTS *****

Looking for 1999 V70/s70 Left front fog light new $100 Right front inner wheel liner new $75 I have a set of used ones I bought for my C70 that do not fit, not sure what model Volvo they came from but they are extremely nice condition, they are the slanted tear drop style is what I Call them, i can...
by subzerocarfanatic
Wed Jul 22, 2020 11:52 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Coolant recovery tank question
Replies: 3
Views: 125

Coolant recovery tank question

I noticed yesterday when arriving back home after a short 20 minute drive that the coolant reservoir tank was filling all the way up just about with boiling blue coolant. It was way past the max fill line, when the car sits before being started and warmed up it is actually on the min level line, may...
by subzerocarfanatic
Sun Jul 19, 2020 8:55 pm
Forum: Volvo Classifieds
Topic: C70 Conv. Front Air Louvre
Replies: 7
Views: 665

Re: C70 Conv. Front Air Louvre

Does anyone have a used one of these they will sell that is not have tabs and pieces missing etc,please! I need one. I can check the yards around here. I think there’s a good one on a 2000 at my local yard If you find one take some pictures and send me a few. If is in good shape I will buy it. Volv...
by subzerocarfanatic
Sat Jul 18, 2020 5:08 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Fuel injector questions
Replies: 7
Views: 132

Re: Fuel injector questions

So if the turbo was upgraded then.Not doing it now just things to consider in future.
by subzerocarfanatic
Sat Jul 18, 2020 2:07 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: ETS Light flashes on when hitting bumps
Replies: 12
Views: 226

Re: ETS Light flashes on when hitting bumps

I know exactly where that is. I used to live in Trinidad Colorado Cool, 19 miles North of me. I like the town itself but drugs are taking over but it is impossible to find parts for a Volvo around here, no Volvo dealership, no salvage yards probably with over 200 miles one way for Volvo parts. Whic...
by subzerocarfanatic
Sat Jul 18, 2020 1:01 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Fuel injector questions
Replies: 7
Views: 132

Re: Fuel injector questions

I have another question....can the green injectors used standard on the 2000 V70 R rated at 468 cc/min? I have the blue ones in my C70 2.3 Turbo which are rated at 395 cc/min I believe. I know the white and the blue injectors have the same flow but different specs because different Volvo models have...
by subzerocarfanatic
Sat Jul 18, 2020 12:30 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Fuel injector questions
Replies: 7
Views: 132

Fuel injector questions

I still have not resolved my electrical short issue, i'm taking a break from it for a bit. I have the fuel rail and injectors pulled out and want to get a rebuild kit for them with seals,filter etc. , does anyone know if there is an OEM kit or have a part# please! All the injectors Ohm out at 12.5 i...
by subzerocarfanatic
Sat Jul 18, 2020 12:25 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: ETS Light flashes on when hitting bumps
Replies: 12
Views: 226

Re: ETS Light flashes on when hitting bumps

Try putting vida on it and wiggle the wires going to the etm if you haven't already. It's obviously a short somewhere if this happens only over bumps. I25? Sounds like you're in Colorado? I live in Raton NM, 5 minutes from southern Colorado border,it's the furthest town north in NM, right on Co. bo...
by subzerocarfanatic
Sat Jul 18, 2020 12:23 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: ETS Light flashes on when hitting bumps
Replies: 12
Views: 226

Re: ETS Light flashes on when hitting bumps

Try putting vida on it and wiggle the wires going to the etm if you haven't already. It's obviously a short somewhere if this happens only over bumps. I25? Sounds like you're in Colorado? That is a very good idea, thanks! I will try it. When i started having the issue with ETS dash light coming on,...
by subzerocarfanatic
Sat Jul 18, 2020 12:17 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Front grille question
Replies: 16
Views: 303

Re: Front grille question

abscate wrote: Sat Jul 18, 2020 4:27 am Why did the chicken cross the road?

To avoid looking at the egg crate grill.....

Cluck cluck cluck.

Never mix Shell and Mobil gasoline.
abscate...your quite a character. lol
by subzerocarfanatic
Fri Jul 17, 2020 9:59 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: ETS Light flashes on when hitting bumps
Replies: 12
Views: 226

Re: ETS Light flashes on when hitting bumps

It certainly sounds like a broken electrical contact either in the connector or internal to the unit If you bought it from Xmodex, it has a lifetime warranty, so send that back for eval, with a detailed history document. What confuses me is that the ETM passes the test On the Vida Dice when i run t...
by subzerocarfanatic
Fri Jul 17, 2020 9:41 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Front grille question
Replies: 16
Views: 303

Re: Front grille question

Keep in mind, the ‘98 had the older black “square” logo like 850’s. ‘99-‘00 got the newer blue badge that’s a slighty different shape. Yeah, I found an older 96 version with the black badge, I think I like the newer ones, they are expensive to replace though worth it I suppose.I found a new OEM gri...
by subzerocarfanatic
Fri Jul 17, 2020 9:37 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: ETS Light flashes on when hitting bumps
Replies: 12
Views: 226

Re: ETS Light flashes on when hitting bumps

It certainly sounds like a broken electrical contact either in the connector or internal to the unit If you bought it from Xmodex, it has a lifetime warranty, so send that back for eval, with a detailed history document. Actually it was a used unit that was built by them in 2013 that I bought off a...
by subzerocarfanatic
Thu Jul 16, 2020 3:48 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: ETS Light flashes on when hitting bumps
Replies: 12
Views: 226

Re: ETS Light flashes on when hitting bumps

I guess this is something i'm going to have to maybe contact Xemodex about because i'm stumped aside from tracing wires and checking main fuse box. I guess this is something no one has ever had any experience with happening to them since no one has any ideas.Wish me luck everyone. )
by subzerocarfanatic
Thu Jul 16, 2020 10:37 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Front grille question
Replies: 16
Views: 303

Re: Front grille question

Keep in mind, the ‘98 had the older black “square” logo like 850’s. ‘99-‘00 got the newer blue badge that’s a slighty different shape. Yeah, I found an older 96 version with the black badge, I think I like the newer ones, they are expensive to replace though worth it I suppose.I found a new OEM gri...
by subzerocarfanatic
Thu Jul 16, 2020 9:38 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: What did you do to your Volvo today?
Replies: 4222
Views: 382283

Re: What did you do to your Volvo today?

bmdubya1198 wrote: Thu Jul 16, 2020 9:36 am
ZionXIX wrote: Thu Jul 16, 2020 9:24 am Does anyone know what size hex is needed to remove the bolts for the AC lines? The T40 is too small and the T45 is too large. I've never seen an in between size.
I think they're hex, not torx. I wanna say they're 7 or 8mm.
I guess I just got lucky. lol
by subzerocarfanatic
Thu Jul 16, 2020 9:36 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: What did you do to your Volvo today?
Replies: 4222
Views: 382283

Re: What did you do to your Volvo today?

Does anyone know what size hex is needed to remove the bolts for the AC lines? The T40 is too small and the T45 is too large. I've never seen an in between size. You sure it not full of gunk or something because a T40 worked on my P80 on both hex bolts where it bolts to the top side, the 2 side by ...
by subzerocarfanatic
Thu Jul 16, 2020 9:31 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: What did you do to your Volvo today?
Replies: 4222
Views: 382283

Re: What did you do to your Volvo today?

Removing from the inside frame rail or just to replace or what? I just removed mine to wrap with cork insulation.
by subzerocarfanatic
Thu Jul 16, 2020 9:29 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Front grille question
Replies: 16
Views: 303

Re: Front grille question

Yes,mine is the 2.3 Turbo Convertible.
by subzerocarfanatic
Thu Jul 16, 2020 9:11 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Front grille question
Replies: 16
Views: 303

Re: Front grille question

I went to oemvolvopartsonline.com and it says this part does not fit your car then showed the one that they say does fit, which is part # 9190777. ??
by subzerocarfanatic
Thu Jul 16, 2020 8:58 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Front grille question
Replies: 16
Views: 303

Re: Front grille question

Original C70 was likely the waterfall grille or shiny one. They are fairly cheap as far as i know. If you want to be true to 2000 then you can grab one with a blue logo. Alternatively, if your logo is in good condition, then you can cut off the tabs behind it and move it over to an older 98 grille....
by subzerocarfanatic
Thu Jul 16, 2020 8:49 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Front grille question
Replies: 16
Views: 303

Front grille question

Does anyone know what was the original grille used on a 2000 C70 Convertible and was it used on other Volvo models as well? I want to replace the one on our C70,it is beat up looking.When I look for one it's kind of confusing because it pulls up the one with the black plastic honey comb style square...
by subzerocarfanatic
Thu Jul 16, 2020 8:38 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: ETS Light flashes on when hitting bumps
Replies: 12
Views: 226

ETS Light flashes on when hitting bumps

I got all the OEM Volvo Coils & Volvo plugs installed, replaced the coil wiring harness with a good used one I had to splice in,the old one had breaks and exposed wire in a few spots. I replaced the Turbo solenoid valve, the MAP Sensor, went ahead and replaced the ECT sensor even though it was new, ...
by subzerocarfanatic
Wed Jul 15, 2020 4:23 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Help! Locked my keys in car!
Replies: 1
Views: 81

Help! Locked my keys in car!

Does anyone know a trick or solution to getting in the 2000 C70 Convertible? I must have bumped the lock button when shutting the doors while working on the car,the keys are in front floor board driver side.The bad part is my wife gets off in 40 minutes! Please help!!!
by subzerocarfanatic
Sun Jul 12, 2020 4:39 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Volvo OEM Original Coil # differences Topic is solved
Replies: 3
Views: 81

Volvo OEM Original Coil # differences Topic is solved

I recently acquired some used OEM Original Volvo coils.They were all supposed to have the same numbers matching. The number is 30713416, this is the number the set has on them except one,it has # 9125601. What is the difference and why do they all have the same number on the rubber plug boot ( 1 220...
by subzerocarfanatic
Wed Jul 08, 2020 6:38 pm
Forum: Volvo Classifieds
Topic: C70 Conv. Front Air Louvre
Replies: 7
Views: 665

Re: C70 Conv. Front Air Louvre

Does anyone have a used one of these they will sell that is not have tabs and pieces missing etc,please! I need one.
by subzerocarfanatic
Wed Jul 08, 2020 5:58 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: What did you put off doing to your P2 Volvo today....... Now Sticky!
Replies: 70
Views: 7653

Re: What did you put off doing to your P2 Volvo today....... Now Sticky!

Luckily in TN safety inspections are not required. However, it's easier to buy a well-maintained car in states that do require it. So do you just drive around until you yourself decide the car isn't worth keeping or are there still rules but you need to be stopped and checked by chance for anyone t...
by subzerocarfanatic
Wed Jul 08, 2020 8:45 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: spark plug cover seals Topic is solved
Replies: 7
Views: 206

Re: spark plug cover seals Topic is solved

Wow, that is definitely a different animal all together,never worked on a car that uses valve cover as a means of holding down the cams, quite interesting to say the least, I have learned one thing about Volvo's since having the C70, nothing you are used to doing on most other cars whether it be met...
by subzerocarfanatic
Tue Jul 07, 2020 5:39 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: spark plug cover seals Topic is solved
Replies: 7
Views: 206

Re: spark plug cover seals Topic is solved

I'm used to just popping off the valve cover and installing them, this looks a bit more involved, looks like the head is removed in the image, I do not see the camshafts or rockers or anything, are the not overhead cam? it's a volvo so i guess it's to be expected. lol
by subzerocarfanatic
Tue Jul 07, 2020 12:37 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: spark plug cover seals Topic is solved
Replies: 7
Views: 206

spark plug cover seals Topic is solved

Does the 2000 volvo c70 2.3 turbo require the round rubber spark plug seals,if so where do they install and does the valve cover have to be removed?
by subzerocarfanatic
Mon Jul 06, 2020 11:38 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: What did you do to your Volvo today?
Replies: 4222
Views: 382283

Re: What did you do to your Volvo today?

While waiting on my Coils to arrive I figured I would pull apart the coil wiring harness, glad I did had breaks and bare wire in 2 spots on wires going to the VVT plug. I ordered some OEM Volvo parts, i found some really good prices! I got the ECT, all 5 coils, Turbo control solenoid valve,spark plu...
by subzerocarfanatic
Sun Jul 05, 2020 4:07 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: BOSCH vs OEM Volvo Coils
Replies: 1
Views: 110

BOSCH vs OEM Volvo Coils

Are these both basically the same? What are the benefits of having the Volvo one over the BOSCH one, if any? Comparing BOSCH # 1 220 703 014 and Volvo # 30713416. Here is a link for both coils i'm comparing. https://www.ebay.com/itm/Volvo-30713416-Ignition-Coil-1-220-703-014-C70-S70-V70-S80-XC90-2-5...
by subzerocarfanatic
Sun Jul 05, 2020 1:26 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Tuneup/spark plug question Topic is solved
Replies: 21
Views: 383

Re: Tuneup/spark plug question Topic is solved

So....is this acceptable?https://www.ebay.com/itm/Volvo-Direct-Ignition-Coil-wire-harness-plug-set-of-5-S60-S70-S80-V70-XC90-OEM/362610954687?_trkparms=aid%3D1110006%26algo%3DHOMESPLICE.SIM%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D225086%26meid%3D5a20e80191d94420af09b63f6a827bb6%26pid%3D100167%26rk%3D3%26rkt%3D15%26sd%3D3...
by subzerocarfanatic
Sat Jul 04, 2020 4:28 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Poor running under acceleration
Replies: 17
Views: 494

Re: Poor running under acceleration

Here are the coils starting left to right facing engine, 1, 2, 4, 5.
1 and 2 are wet and oily, 4 and 5 are dry but 4 is melted by plug like # 3 from yesterday.
by subzerocarfanatic
Sat Jul 04, 2020 4:13 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Poor running under acceleration
Replies: 17
Views: 494

Re: Poor running under acceleration

Ok, here are some images of the spark plug wells, plugs and the coils 1,2,4, and 5 starting with #1. Number 3 you seen already. It is hard to see the top of piston,i will try with a light.Coil #1 and #2 are oily and wet but not melted, coil #4 and #5 are dry but #4 is melted by the plug just like #3...
by subzerocarfanatic
Sat Jul 04, 2020 12:33 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Tuneup/spark plug question Topic is solved
Replies: 21
Views: 383

Re: Tuneup/spark plug question Topic is solved

Are these not the exact same thing ashttps://www.fcpeuro.com/products/volvo-spark-plug-bosch-fr7dpp the OEM Volvo plugs minus the Volvo badge,the part numbers look the same.
by subzerocarfanatic
Sat Jul 04, 2020 12:12 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Tuneup/spark plug question Topic is solved
Replies: 21
Views: 383

Re: Tuneup/spark plug question Topic is solved

So....is this acceptable?https://www.ebay.com/itm/Volvo-Direct-Ignition-Coil-wire-harness-plug-set-of-5-S60-S70-S80-V70-XC90-OEM/362610954687?_trkparms=aid%3D1110006%26algo%3DHOMESPLICE.SIM%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D225086%26meid%3D5a20e80191d94420af09b63f6a827bb6%26pid%3D100167%26rk%3D3%26rkt%3D15%26sd%3D30...
by subzerocarfanatic
Sat Jul 04, 2020 12:10 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Tuneup/spark plug question Topic is solved
Replies: 21
Views: 383

Re: Tuneup/spark plug question Topic is solved

I did all new coils somewhere between 140-160k miles and had my first failure at 250k miles If you want to drive trouble free, PM model I would replace at 100k miles and expect multiple failures by 150k miles Well the C70 has 144K on it and I assume the OEM coils that are in it are original,the pre...
by subzerocarfanatic
Sat Jul 04, 2020 12:08 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Poor running under acceleration
Replies: 17
Views: 494

Re: Poor running under acceleration

I read on another post related to this same issue, to make sure the pre heater valve door is set for cool intake, how is this done and where exactly is it located, what does it look like,is it below the air filter housing somewhere and could this be a potential cause for the issue?
by subzerocarfanatic
Sat Jul 04, 2020 11:55 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Poor running under acceleration
Replies: 17
Views: 494

Re: Poor running under acceleration

IMG_20200704_113136.jpg Here are some images of plug from cylinder 3. The plugs have less than 100 miles on them,probably around 50 miles or so since installed new,they are NGK Platinum,I did not gap them because they were specific for my make and model and i assumed they would be gaped accordingly...
by subzerocarfanatic
Sat Jul 04, 2020 10:36 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Poor running under acceleration
Replies: 17
Views: 494

Re: Poor running under acceleration

OP said it has melted! I have never seen that before and can only suggest an internal short of some kind. I'd pull the spark plug and have a good look to see what it is like. Did you replace any of the coil packs? Reason I ask is that I have heard of them shorting out. When I puled some out of a V7...
by subzerocarfanatic
Fri Jul 03, 2020 2:40 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Tuneup/spark plug question Topic is solved
Replies: 21
Views: 383

Re: Tuneup/spark plug question Topic is solved

misha wrote: Fri Jul 03, 2020 12:34 pm
subzerocarfanatic wrote: Fri Jul 03, 2020 11:48 am ...Why do the OEM Volvo ones not come pre set?
Who said that?
They do.
Proper gap setting is for cheap copper Bosch or NGK.
What about BOSCH irridium plugs,are they better than OEM Volvo plugs?
by subzerocarfanatic
Fri Jul 03, 2020 2:04 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Tuneup/spark plug question Topic is solved
Replies: 21
Views: 383

Re: Tuneup/spark plug question Topic is solved

misha wrote: Fri Jul 03, 2020 1:53 pm If spark plugs are replaced regularly and if you maintain charging system,they can last forever.
DIS system doesn't like low charging output from the alternator and battery must be healthy.
Ok, thank you.
by subzerocarfanatic
Fri Jul 03, 2020 1:50 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Tuneup/spark plug question Topic is solved
Replies: 21
Views: 383

Re: Tuneup/spark plug question Topic is solved

How many miles are OEM BOSCH coils good for?
by subzerocarfanatic
Fri Jul 03, 2020 11:48 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Tuneup/spark plug question Topic is solved
Replies: 21
Views: 383

Re: Tuneup/spark plug question Topic is solved

If the numbers match,they are ok. About spark plugs....gap is critical on turbo engines...so use volvo set of 5 for turbo engines or cheap copper NGK or Bosch and gap them properly. https://www.rendcarparts.com/volvo/parts/0-221-604-001-0221604001-1-220-703-014-1220703014/RD9125601BO Why do the OEM...
by subzerocarfanatic
Fri Jul 03, 2020 11:10 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Tuneup/spark plug question Topic is solved
Replies: 21
Views: 383

Tuneup/spark plug question Topic is solved

I wanted to ask, what is the best suited spark plug for the C70 2.3 Turbo? It has brand new NGK Platinum in it right now but after the melted coil #3 issue I was going to replace all the coils and was questioning the plugs, I found a used OEM BOSCH coil set of 5 with 10,000 miles on them for $55, is...
by subzerocarfanatic
Fri Jul 03, 2020 10:37 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: SC-901 3 Disc in dash CD player Topic is solved
Replies: 18
Views: 627

Re: SC-901 3 Disc in dash CD player Topic is solved

Volvo’s are judgy. They won’t play any music by a Madonna, the BeeGees, or Supertramp. Classical will always work, as well as anything by Prince. Bach organ music in the S70, awesome I can't wait to hear the full stage sound of the Pro-Logic when it is working properly,I was blown away by how good ...
by subzerocarfanatic
Thu Jul 02, 2020 8:48 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: SC-901 3 Disc in dash CD player Topic is solved
Replies: 18
Views: 627

Re: SC-901 3 Disc in dash CD player Topic is solved

The C70 has a much different amp to a sedan/wagon. I don't know if it has a separate Dolby unit or if it is integrated. I am assuming you have a center speaker on the dash? There was a thread recently on problems with a 'regular amp' that someone had just fitted. It was dirty/bad connections that w...
by subzerocarfanatic
Thu Jul 02, 2020 1:24 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: SC-901 3 Disc in dash CD player Topic is solved
Replies: 18
Views: 627

Re: SC-901 3 Disc in dash CD player Topic is solved

Can anyone tell me what some of the signs are if the dolby pro-logic audio unit is going out, or what symptoms arise if it is going bad
by subzerocarfanatic
Wed Jul 01, 2020 5:55 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Poor running under acceleration
Replies: 17
Views: 494

Re: Poor running under acceleration

I will try again, I have had them apart before. The plug itself has some of the melted plastic melted onto it.
by subzerocarfanatic
Wed Jul 01, 2020 3:20 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Poor running under acceleration
Replies: 17
Views: 494

Re: Poor running under acceleration

Neil,I have never replaced any of the coils, I guess I should use only Volvo Coils now that I need to replace them,or at the very least,the one that is melted.Do you know where I can buy the coil wiring harness at,the plug is melted to the coil so I would rather replace the harness if possible inste...
by subzerocarfanatic
Wed Jul 01, 2020 3:10 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: SC-901 3 Disc in dash CD player Topic is solved
Replies: 18
Views: 627

Re: SC-901 3 Disc in dash CD player Topic is solved

Ok everyone. I finally got the CD Player working, wow what an amazing sound system this car has,the best by far I have ever heard in factory form! I am amazed at the concert sound,if only my Pro-Logic option would work properly. Both side rear speakers for back seat passengers cut out to low and kin...
by subzerocarfanatic
Wed Jul 01, 2020 2:18 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: What did you do to your Volvo today?
Replies: 4222
Views: 382283

Re: What did you do to your Volvo today?

abscate wrote: Wed Jul 01, 2020 3:52 am That’s a custom oil flow bypass feature. Improves HP by 4.86%
omg....lol.
by subzerocarfanatic
Wed Jul 01, 2020 1:21 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Poor running under acceleration
Replies: 17
Views: 494

Re: Poor running under acceleration

abscate wrote: Wed Jul 01, 2020 8:32 am Whats going on with that coil? It looks like RTV gorped all over it for some reason?
It was melted,never seen a coil do that before!
by subzerocarfanatic
Wed Jul 01, 2020 8:30 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Poor running under acceleration
Replies: 17
Views: 494

Re: Poor running under acceleration

I understand, that is why my question, the parts I bought from MEYLE like the suspension parts,were MEYLE HD and i was impressed with the quality.I will get an OEM Volvo one.
by subzerocarfanatic
Wed Jul 01, 2020 12:28 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Poor running under acceleration
Replies: 17
Views: 494

Re: Poor running under acceleration

IMG_20200630_201003.jpg IMG_20200630_201059.jpg Meyle ECT??? Only Volvo ECT(which is Valeo) or at least Vernet. Check ECT connector from wiring loom side. They are prone to corrosion and damage. Flashing CEL means that engine is misfiring. May I ask what is wrong with MEYLE? Not questioning your ju...
by subzerocarfanatic
Tue Jun 30, 2020 3:52 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Poor running under acceleration
Replies: 17
Views: 494

Re: Poor running under acceleration

I wanted to add a few things that have recently been done to the C70 while in the restoration progress. The MAF was replaced with an OEM BOSCH, new OEM Thermostat and gasket with proper blue coolant, MEYLE coolant temp sensor,new OEM air filter,PCV ( fire trap assembly) was all dis assembled and cle...
by subzerocarfanatic
Tue Jun 30, 2020 3:19 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Poor running under acceleration
Replies: 17
Views: 494

Poor running under acceleration

We finally have started driving the car,today was our first trip where it was more than a around the block test drive like I have been doing. It seems to drive very well and runs very good except for when we hit a big bump or something in the road,when that happens the light related to the ETM ( ele...
by subzerocarfanatic
Tue Jun 30, 2020 2:57 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: What did you do to your Volvo today?
Replies: 4222
Views: 382283

Re: What did you do to your Volvo today?

Similar probably,mine is a convertible.
by subzerocarfanatic
Mon Jun 29, 2020 2:40 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: What did you do to your Volvo today?
Replies: 4222
Views: 382283

Re: What did you do to your Volvo today?

How do the rear side panels release,and the side panel speakers as well.
by subzerocarfanatic
Sun Jun 28, 2020 3:22 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: What did you do to your Volvo today?
Replies: 4222
Views: 382283

Re: What did you do to your Volvo today?

Thought I would start posting a few pictures of my upgrades or refurbishing I should say on our 2000 C70 Convertible. I came across a really great deal ( $125) on a basically new looking set of OEM Volvo Headlamps and corner turn signal lamps, they look so nice after installation. I upgraded the bul...
by subzerocarfanatic
Thu Jun 25, 2020 6:51 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: If only seats were L/R agnostic
Replies: 5
Views: 182

Re: If only seats were L/R agnostic

abscate wrote: Thu Jun 25, 2020 3:38 am Who was that moron who thought that could work?

And who was that lady who saved the day, that fateful June?


The leather can swap of course, which is four seat removals, two installs , and four leather Swaps. Whew!
Yeah,lol a lot of work, are they hog ring type?
by subzerocarfanatic
Thu Jun 25, 2020 6:49 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: SC-901 Pro Logic Sound Issues
Replies: 5
Views: 144

Re: SC-901 Pro Logic Sound Issues

RickHaleParker wrote: Thu Jun 25, 2020 4:32 am Check and clean the Pro logic decoder connector on the back of the SC-901 head. The decoder is a separate unit. It is not built into the head. While you are at it do the same for the connector to the Amp.
The amp that is mounted in the trunk driver side fender well area?
by subzerocarfanatic
Thu Jun 25, 2020 1:05 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: If only seats were L/R agnostic
Replies: 5
Views: 182

Re: If only seats were L/R agnostic

I have often thought the same thing,it would be nice!
by subzerocarfanatic
Wed Jun 24, 2020 4:13 pm
Forum: Volvo S80 Forum - First Generation 1999-2006
Topic: Showing a lot of love to the S 80 (1999)
Replies: 10
Views: 1352

Re: Showing a lot of love to the S 80 (1999)

Very well done man, I did not think there was anyone else as meticulous with their car as I am,I do the exact same procedures when detailing my cars.Getting my wife's C70 Convertible done now. Where did you get the seat foam and who done the seat repair work for the leather? Thanks for sharing,from ...
by subzerocarfanatic
Wed Jun 24, 2020 4:05 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: SC-901 Pro Logic Sound Issues
Replies: 5
Views: 144

SC-901 Pro Logic Sound Issues

I want to know if anyone else has had this problem and a solution to fix it. When I select the Pro Logic option it sounds awesome when it works but most of the time it cuts out to bad like half the speakers quit producing sound,only does this on the Pro Logic option.Still have not got the CD player ...
by subzerocarfanatic
Wed Jun 24, 2020 3:54 pm
Forum: Volvo Classifieds
Topic: P80 C70 Seats Beige
Replies: 2
Views: 297

Re: P80 C70 Seats Beige

Would you consider selling just the leather skins and not the frame and all?
by subzerocarfanatic
Sun Jun 21, 2020 8:09 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: AC Line insulating question
Replies: 2
Views: 90

Re: AC Line insulating question

If anyone ever decided to do this, if you look in picture #4 you can see the wire i used to wrap around the larger line where it curves and pulled up a bit and anchored the wire to the upper metal support because without raising the line up you can not get to the line to wrap it because it lays flat...
by subzerocarfanatic
Sun Jun 21, 2020 4:48 pm
Forum: Events, Car Talk, General Discussion & MVS Forum
Topic: Interior code chart
Replies: 8
Views: 25414

Re: Interior code chart

ajr2820 wrote: Wed Oct 12, 2011 6:58 am What I was able to find so far:
3950- Beige
3960- Light Beige
3970-Gray
3980- Oak
3990- Granite
Why is 1766 not listed,that is what my 2000 C70 Convertible has and I can not find the color to match the color code.
by subzerocarfanatic
Sun Jun 21, 2020 4:23 pm
Forum: Events, Car Talk, General Discussion & MVS Forum
Topic: Interior code chart
Replies: 8
Views: 25414

Re: Interior code chart

I am trying to figure out my color codes so I know what colors I need for interior such as trim,leather etc.My paint code is 189-26 which is polar white I think,second line is interior color correct? Mine shows 1766 but I can not figure out what color that is. Top # is 31, second is, 1766,third is 1...
by subzerocarfanatic
Sun Jun 21, 2020 4:13 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: AC Line insulating question
Replies: 2
Views: 90

AC Line insulating question

I am wrapping the larger of the 2 AC lines that run parallel under the coolant recovery tank.My question is,does the smaller line get cold at all or just the bigger one that is the one from the receiver/drier? I will post some pictures of what i'm doing and the lines in question in a bit. Ok, here a...
by subzerocarfanatic
Sun Jun 21, 2020 1:04 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: squeaky dash sound
Replies: 16
Views: 250

Re: squeaky dash sound

I didn't realize the entire front had to come out just to remove the dash. Guess this project won't get done after all.
by subzerocarfanatic
Sun Jun 21, 2020 12:27 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: squeaky dash sound
Replies: 16
Views: 250

Re: squeaky dash sound

Does the air bag :? ,steering wheel also have to be removed to get this dash out, this might make me change my mind. Hmmm....
by subzerocarfanatic
Sun Jun 21, 2020 12:24 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: squeaky dash sound
Replies: 16
Views: 250

Re: squeaky dash sound

Ok, I get the idea. I think i'm going to tackle the dash removal and put butyl tape under the dash area,seems like there aren't to many screws to remove it, so I assume like 4 screws from inside through AC vents somehow then what, 4 from engine bay side, it might be a bit of a pain but at least it w...
by subzerocarfanatic
Sun Jun 21, 2020 3:32 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: squeaky dash sound
Replies: 16
Views: 250

Re: squeaky dash sound

ok, thanks,look forward to the images.
by subzerocarfanatic
Sat Jun 20, 2020 2:10 pm
Forum: Volvo Classifieds
Topic: C70 Conv. Front Air Louvre
Replies: 7
Views: 665

C70 Conv. Front Air Louvre

If anyone knows where I can find this, preferably new but I will take a good used one,it is behind the lower front section of the C70 front bumper cover.It is called the front bumper air louvre/spoiler. Mine is broken in pieces,I am trying to restore every little functional piece on this car. Here i...
by subzerocarfanatic
Sat Jun 20, 2020 1:19 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: squeaky dash sound
Replies: 16
Views: 250

Re: squeaky dash sound

crlande wrote: Sat Jun 20, 2020 1:13 pm Simple stuff first. Open your glove box while driving. My latch has been making a squeaking noise over bumps! Some tape on latch bar quieted that, then tackle the dreaded dash bolts.
I know it's in the dash, i can lay my hand on top of it while driving and press down a bit and the noise subsides.
by subzerocarfanatic
Sat Jun 20, 2020 1:01 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: AC line sizing
Replies: 0
Views: 67

AC line sizing

Does anyone know by chance what size the AC line is,the bigger one,their are 2 that run on top of the rail under the ECU housing side by side.I removed the housing and ECU while checking wiring harness and decided to clean up that area and insulate the what i assume to be the discharge line ( the bi...
by subzerocarfanatic
Sat Jun 20, 2020 11:45 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: squeaky dash sound
Replies: 16
Views: 250

Re: squeaky dash sound

Thanks Neil, I will look at removing the wiper assembly.
by subzerocarfanatic
Sat Jun 20, 2020 10:26 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: squeaky dash sound
Replies: 16
Views: 250

squeaky dash sound

Anyone else have this problem, when driving the C70 It squeaks to the point it is annoying.When on a smoother road it is not bad at all but that's the problem, most of our driving is local and the roads are not maintained well. I know it's a convertible but geez! Anyone have an ideas aside from pull...
by subzerocarfanatic
Sat Jun 20, 2020 10:09 am
Forum: 120, 130, 140, 164, PV series, Duett, 210, 1800
Topic: There are only crickets in here...
Replies: 274
Views: 9930

Re: There are only crickets in here...

Boy, all these old pictures bring back memories of better times and the good old days.I am only 48 nut remember the 70's and 80's as being the best times I remember.
by subzerocarfanatic
Wed Jun 10, 2020 1:49 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: No start issue still.
Replies: 7
Views: 209

Re: No start issue still.

You can't use old school techniques on new cars. A Volvo can take 30 minutes to go to rest state, and even then, you have battery and ECU memory drawing current, and thus lighting up your positive terminal series test light. I have started going through wiring harness again, unplugged the ETM and r...
by subzerocarfanatic
Thu Jun 04, 2020 12:15 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: No start issue still.
Replies: 7
Views: 209

Re: No start issue still.

I have a brand new battery I just bought,still does the same.
by subzerocarfanatic
Wed Jun 03, 2020 10:46 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: No start issue still.
Replies: 7
Views: 209

No start issue still.

I finally got the NOCO G3500 battery charger/maintainer for AGM batteries, it was under charged when it arrived by a bit,it is fully charged now and so is the interstate battery i had been using,it will be my test battery for working on the car. I tried using a test light to find my short to ground ...
by subzerocarfanatic
Wed Jun 03, 2020 10:29 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: SC-901 3 Disc in dash CD player Topic is solved
Replies: 18
Views: 627

Re: SC-901 3 Disc in dash CD player Topic is solved

I have tried cleaning this again,still no luck.I can hear the disc loading,I have 2 disc in it,it will load or try loading,not sure which but it sounds like it loads but then will not play.
by subzerocarfanatic
Wed Jun 03, 2020 10:26 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: The Ever Alluding Oil leak part 9458504 Topic is solved
Replies: 4
Views: 204

Re: The Ever Alluding Oil leak Topic is solved

This gasket makes no sense in terms of the spatter you get when it goes, so I ignored an early recommendation from MoVolvo to replace it. It was exactly the cause of the same huge spray oil leak you describe for me. Replacement thread here with photos https://www.matthewsvolvosite.com/forums/viewto...
by subzerocarfanatic
Sun May 31, 2020 11:04 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: RobertDIY manufacturing new parts (R bumper covers, P80 seat leather)
Replies: 48
Views: 4879

Re: RobertDIY manufacturing new parts (R bumper covers, P80 seat leather)

abscate wrote: Sun May 31, 2020 5:46 am Company was in Illinois , and Robert is likely in the over age 50 danger group for Covid-19

Stay tuned!
ok i figured that's what it was.
by subzerocarfanatic
Sat May 30, 2020 11:02 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: RobertDIY manufacturing new parts (R bumper covers, P80 seat leather)
Replies: 48
Views: 4879

Re: RobertDIY manufacturing new parts (R bumper covers, P80 seat leather)

So what happened to this project! He said production was starting in April i though and it is now start of June!
by subzerocarfanatic
Sat May 30, 2020 7:43 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: ETM (Main Relay) making loud audible clicking sound
Replies: 10
Views: 346

Re: ETM (Main Relay) making loud audible clicking sound

Break out the wiring diagram and understand everything that powers up that relay before throwing parts. Simple stuff Battery new and fully charged ? History of electrical part of the ignition switch? From what i gather so far the ECM and the ETM are not communicating with VIDA DICE at all. When i r...
by subzerocarfanatic
Sat May 30, 2020 1:23 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: ETM (Main Relay) making loud audible clicking sound
Replies: 10
Views: 346

Re: ETM (Main Relay) making loud audible clicking sound

I have never touched the ignition.it is the blue relay,#1 i believe in the corner closest to battery in the main fuse box, it controls the ETM among other things.
by subzerocarfanatic
Sat May 30, 2020 10:19 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: ETM (Main Relay) making loud audible clicking sound
Replies: 10
Views: 346

Re: ETM (Main Relay) making loud audible clicking sound

Thanks a lot Neil! I read somewhere the other day about the antenna issue as a possible culprit with another vehicle but never gave it anymore thought. I will check that.I have 2 keys on the ring I was given when I bought it. I will try the other, and to be clear...no it makes no noise of any sort e...
by subzerocarfanatic
Fri May 29, 2020 10:56 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: ETM (Main Relay) making loud audible clicking sound
Replies: 10
Views: 346

Re: ETM (Main Relay) making loud audible clicking sound

Well the vida dice was no help in checking the ETM.I tried the ETM test that it can run normally but the test tab was not lighting up to be clicked on which means it is not communicating with it i assume. The ETM related dash light (ETS) that normally light up to do a check before starting was flash...
by subzerocarfanatic
Thu May 28, 2020 11:31 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: ETM (Main Relay) making loud audible clicking sound
Replies: 10
Views: 346

Re: ETM (Main Relay) making loud audible clicking sound

Break out the wiring diagram and understand everything that powers up that relay before throwing parts. Simple stuff Battery new and fully charged ? History of electrical part of the ignition switch? Yes,finally broke down and got a good battery.I purchased an ACDelco professional AGM,hope it last ...
by subzerocarfanatic
Wed May 27, 2020 10:12 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: ETM (Main Relay) making loud audible clicking sound
Replies: 10
Views: 346

Re: ETM (Main Relay) making loud audible clicking sound

Well it looks like there have been 13 views and no one has any ideas. I will run the VidaDice and let you guys know what I come up with.
by subzerocarfanatic
Wed May 27, 2020 6:14 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: ETM (Main Relay) making loud audible clicking sound
Replies: 10
Views: 346

ETM (Main Relay) making loud audible clicking sound

I guess I bragged on our C70 to soon,all my friends and neighbors alike have commented on how nice it looks with the top down and how sharp the car is and kudos to you for working on it for over 6 months slowly fixing all the issues. I bragged on it too much I guess on how well it has been running a...
by subzerocarfanatic
Sun May 17, 2020 1:45 pm
Forum: Non-Car Talk
Topic: Coronavirus Thread
Replies: 904
Views: 17968

Re: Coronavirus Thread

Remember , you wear a mask to protect others, not yourself. Well put my friend and you are so very correct,so many people worry about their civil rights being violated that they do not use common sense or good judgement in the reasoning for wearing the mask in the first place.It's not about them co...
by subzerocarfanatic
Fri May 15, 2020 11:39 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: The Ever Alluding Oil leak part 9458504 Topic is solved
Replies: 4
Views: 204

The Ever Alluding Oil leak part 9458504 Topic is solved

Well I finally believe I found and fixed my leak that I have been battling with for the past 4 months. After basically overhauling so many things on the car from front and rear brakes and pads to all new suspension among other things,when I was done I had a leak that was near impossible to find to f...
by subzerocarfanatic
Fri May 15, 2020 11:05 am
Forum: Non-Car Talk
Topic: Coronavirus Thread
Replies: 904
Views: 17968

Re: Coronavirus Thread

I'm not sure if every state is doing this but we just had an update....starting tomorrow if anyone here where we live, and I live in Raton NM, is seen outside of their home without a mask will be fined by the State Police! I am all for wearing mask in the general public anywhere,but in your own yard...
by subzerocarfanatic
Thu May 14, 2020 11:44 am
Forum: Non-Car Talk
Topic: Coronavirus Thread
Replies: 904
Views: 17968

Re: Coronavirus Thread

Trump is supposed to be in the process of making them retract some of their numbers for this, good call on his part if they are in fact over inflating the numbers for mere profit by means of more viruses equals more funding. I have no doubt lots of people are sick and dying from this but are their n...
by subzerocarfanatic
Wed May 13, 2020 9:10 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: C70 Updates/ rear caliper question and Thanks Topic is solved
Replies: 4
Views: 166

Re: C70 Updates/ rear caliper question and Thanks Topic is solved

I managed to find 4 small o-rings that fit perfectly in the recessed area where the calipers split,it fixed my leak issue. The image referenced shows the caliper piston seal and piston o-ring seal,the smallest one is the bleeder valve cap.
by subzerocarfanatic
Wed May 13, 2020 8:25 am
Forum: Non-Car Talk
Topic: Coronavirus Thread
Replies: 904
Views: 17968

Re: Coronavirus Thread

abscate wrote: Wed May 13, 2020 6:24 am It’s scary but elections come down to the choice of about 250,000 voters in a few swing states, due the Electoral College process.
Scary thought.
by subzerocarfanatic
Tue May 12, 2020 2:31 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: E-brake adjustments Topic is solved
Replies: 3
Views: 103

Re: E-brake adjustments Topic is solved

Thanks Neil,that was some very helpful info.The rear brakes...I just installed new rotors on front and rear,new ceramic pads as well.I cleaned up all the mounting hardware with brake parts cleaner, the rear pad retaining pins and clip that holds them in place were replaced as well. The shoes still h...
by subzerocarfanatic
Tue May 12, 2020 10:15 am
Forum: Non-Car Talk
Topic: Coronavirus Thread
Replies: 904
Views: 17968

Re: Coronavirus Thread

My question is, since you see more and more every day about statistics and numbers and graphs, how trustworthy is this info we are using, when they are doing all they can to jack up the numbers of corona virus statistics, there is so much money in aid for treating this so they are now calling most e...
by subzerocarfanatic
Tue May 12, 2020 9:19 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: SC-901 3 Disc in dash CD player Topic is solved
Replies: 18
Views: 627

SC-901 3 Disc in dash CD player Topic is solved

I tried cleaning the laser eye after sliding the magazine out like the post I found suggested. I used Isopropyl alcohol on a cotton cue tip and still the CD keeps cycling it sounds like,the disc seems to load in spot but after a few sconds it will not play and keeps recycling or trying to load over ...
by subzerocarfanatic
Tue May 12, 2020 9:15 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: E-brake adjustments Topic is solved
Replies: 3
Views: 103

E-brake adjustments Topic is solved

Is there a special way to adjust the ebrake on the C70 Convertible? I called my self following the directions from Vida software yet I do not feel it is where I want it or where it should be. I want it to have the new car hand brake feel where it is tight when pulled up 1/3 of the way.When I adjust ...
by subzerocarfanatic
Tue May 12, 2020 9:07 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: C70 Updates/ rear caliper question and Thanks Topic is solved
Replies: 4
Views: 166

C70 Updates/ rear caliper question and Thanks Topic is solved

I just want to start by saying I love coming here and love the community based help I get here,without you guys I would not be so close to having our C70 Convertible near ready to drive.I have addressed everything from leaks, to brakes, suspension issues and fixes and none of this would have been as...
by subzerocarfanatic
Tue May 12, 2020 8:47 am
Forum: Non-Car Talk
Topic: Coronavirus Thread
Replies: 904
Views: 17968

Re: Coronavirus Thread

So sick of coronavirus statistics, it is so over inflated and blown out of proportion to bring us to our knees.There is reason for concern,I simply stay home,I have been out once or twice in 9 weeks,but I do not have the luxury that the average person does.
by subzerocarfanatic
Tue May 12, 2020 8:21 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: RobertDIY manufacturing new parts (R bumper covers, P80 seat leather)
Replies: 48
Views: 4879

Re: RobertDIY manufacturing new parts (R bumper covers, P80 seat leather)

What happened to these, I thought Robert said they would be out in April, I guess the covid-19 had a hand in that as well! New seat leather would be nice,our 2000 P80 is in good shape inside for a 20 year old car that was neglected except the front seat side bolster are cracking and pulling apart fr...
by subzerocarfanatic
Sat May 09, 2020 9:43 pm
Forum: Non-Car Talk
Topic: Coronavirus Thread
Replies: 904
Views: 17968

Re: Coronavirus Thread

Lol, I like it.
by subzerocarfanatic
Wed Apr 22, 2020 9:47 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 2000 C70 6843481 M56 Driveshaft seal Topic is solved
Replies: 12
Views: 187

Re: 2000 C70 6843481 M56 Driveshaft seal Topic is solved

It is possibly the rear main seal or could be a turbo oil pipe. Both common issues. and oil ends up where you see it. For rear main seal, try one of the oil seal repair fluids. Can't remember the number but ATP makes one. Blue devil also do one. I have used both and they worked. Oil lines to turbo ...
by subzerocarfanatic
Wed Apr 22, 2020 9:44 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 2000 C70 6843481 M56 Driveshaft seal Topic is solved
Replies: 12
Views: 187

Re: 2000 C70 6843481 M56 Driveshaft seal Topic is solved

It is possibly the rear main seal or could be a turbo oil pipe. Both common issues. and oil ends up where you see it. For rear main seal, try one of the oil seal repair fluids. Can't remember the number but ATP makes one. Blue devil also do one. I have used both and they worked. Oil lines to turbo ...
by subzerocarfanatic
Wed Apr 22, 2020 8:42 am
Forum: Non-Car Talk
Topic: Coronavirus Thread
Replies: 904
Views: 17968

Re: Coronavirus Thread

That would be nice.Any time you bring politics into any equation things seem to get ugly because everyone has a different opinion about things or how they should be done,so it's better to keep your opinion to yourself on this topic.I love this website,it is not only very helpful,informative and fact...
by subzerocarfanatic
Tue Apr 21, 2020 9:09 pm
Forum: Non-Car Talk
Topic: Coronavirus Thread
Replies: 904
Views: 17968

Re: Coronavirus Thread

I know it would wipe me out fairly quick FWIW (IMHO) - I suspect in general that those taken to hospitals have no antibodies before being infected, and those staying at home or those without symptoms have antibodies which can act upon Covid-19 within their bodies before being infected. That said, i...
by subzerocarfanatic
Tue Apr 21, 2020 9:06 pm
Forum: Non-Car Talk
Topic: Coronavirus Thread
Replies: 904
Views: 17968

Re: Coronavirus Thread

I know it would wipe me out fairly quick FWIW (IMHO) - I suspect in general that those taken to hospitals have no antibodies before being infected, and those staying at home or those without symptoms have antibodies which can act upon Covid-19 within their bodies before being infected. That said, i...
by subzerocarfanatic
Tue Apr 21, 2020 8:57 pm
Forum: Non-Car Talk
Topic: Coronavirus Thread
Replies: 904
Views: 17968

Re: Coronavirus Thread

Trump and the astroturf protests : An ugly, cynical new strategy to divide America Stoking divisions and driving a new explosion in the pandemic: Republicans think they can win through sheer chaos ... ... As Salon's Sophia Tesfaye has reported, these "protests" are actually organized by astroturf g...
by subzerocarfanatic
Mon Apr 20, 2020 2:29 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: leaking rear calipers
Replies: 2
Views: 76

Re: leaking rear calipers

Yeah,I suppose they have to come off again for about the 3rd time,lol.
by subzerocarfanatic
Mon Apr 20, 2020 10:42 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 2000 C70 6843481 M56 Driveshaft seal Topic is solved
Replies: 12
Views: 187

Re: 2000 C70 6843481 M56 Driveshaft seal Topic is solved

I wanted to add something,I assumed it was the transmission seal because the oil level on the dipstick is right on full where it has been from day one,I checked power steering,it's full, and brake fluid reservoir both full.
by subzerocarfanatic
Mon Apr 20, 2020 10:39 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 2000 C70 6843481 M56 Driveshaft seal Topic is solved
Replies: 12
Views: 187

Re: 2000 C70 6843481 M56 Driveshaft seal Topic is solved

Well I installed the new axle shaft seal, and I still have a leak I can not find because it appears to be hitting the top of the driveshaft while spinning and slinging it everywhere to the point I can not tell where it's coming from,man this is frustrating, this is the only reason we can not drive t...
by subzerocarfanatic
Mon Apr 20, 2020 10:32 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Bent sway bar end link Topic is solved
Replies: 14
Views: 308

Re: Bent sway bar end link Topic is solved

When you straightened it with the hammer, was that difficult? When you get it replaced, see if you can bend easily with your hands. It may have no stiffness at all. volvolugnut Actually,I had to used a 3 pound sledge on it to bend it back as straight as possible,still not 100% straight but I purcha...
by subzerocarfanatic
Mon Apr 20, 2020 10:25 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: leaking rear calipers
Replies: 2
Views: 76

leaking rear calipers

I just rebuilt the rear calipers and installed new pads and rotors.I noticed after returning from driving it around the block a few times the rear wheels had what appears to be brake fluid on the inside of the rim.I double checked the piston seals with compressed air after installing to verify they ...
by subzerocarfanatic
Mon Apr 20, 2020 10:10 am
Forum: Non-Car Talk
Topic: Coronavirus Thread
Replies: 904
Views: 17968

Re: Coronavirus Thread

Scary topic for me,I have no spleen to fight off infection,1 good lung and I am a previous smoker,I quit 2 years ago,so i have COPD as well.I have been out twice in 2 months but wore protection,I know it would wipe me out fairly quick.I have a bad MVA followed by a helicopter crash all in 1 hours ti...
by subzerocarfanatic
Wed Apr 15, 2020 11:22 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: RobertDIY manufacturing new parts (R bumper covers, P80 seat leather)
Replies: 48
Views: 4879

Re: RobertDIY manufacturing new parts (R bumper covers, P80 seat leather)

rspi wrote: Wed Apr 15, 2020 9:34 am Looks like the seat skins are closer than the bumper. My guess is that the seat skins are within 30 days. Not sure about the bumper.
Is there any idea on prices yet?
by subzerocarfanatic
Mon Apr 13, 2020 4:55 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Bent sway bar end link Topic is solved
Replies: 14
Views: 308

Re: Bent sway bar end link Topic is solved

I can think of nothing routine or known that might cause that bend. Looks like tension from the sway bar was too much for it. 6 miles a new record for junk suspension parts! I used OEM except for the end links because I could not find but 1 at the time and i needed everything ordered all at once,no...
by subzerocarfanatic
Mon Apr 13, 2020 3:01 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Bent sway bar end link Topic is solved
Replies: 14
Views: 308

Re: Bent sway bar end link Topic is solved

I will check on the brand,I ordered it from ,, I want to say Kelly,not sure if I'm spelling it correctly but I will check. It was drove less than 10 miles after replacing everything, I replaced the entire front suspension, front and rear rotors and ceramic pads,rebuilt all four brake calipers,I did ...
by subzerocarfanatic
Mon Apr 13, 2020 12:20 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Bent sway bar end link Topic is solved
Replies: 14
Views: 308

Re: Bent sway bar end link Topic is solved

. Did you check the other side? Perhaps both were that way as they are straight forward (no pun) so no attention was given because they were matching. . Lol, no they were brand new, and we're straight like all end links I have ever installed.To answer you, no the passenger side is straight like it ...
by subzerocarfanatic
Mon Apr 13, 2020 10:31 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Bent sway bar end link Topic is solved
Replies: 14
Views: 308

Bent sway bar end link Topic is solved

I found yesterday when installing new brake lines and flushing the brake lines with new fluid that my driver side (LHD) end link is bent towards the back of car,so in otherwords it looks like something pushed it in from the front side facing like the bumper,they are brand new and only have probably ...
by subzerocarfanatic
Mon Mar 23, 2020 11:23 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 2000 C70 6843481 M56 Driveshaft seal Topic is solved
Replies: 12
Views: 187

Re: 2000 C70 6843481 M56 Driveshaft seal Topic is solved

I did not order the 9143911 so I hope it was not necessary!
by subzerocarfanatic
Mon Mar 23, 2020 11:21 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 2000 C70 6843481 M56 Driveshaft seal Topic is solved
Replies: 12
Views: 187

Re: 2000 C70 6843481 M56 Driveshaft seal Topic is solved

I ordered 2 of the 6843481 so I hope I was correct according to the Vida diagram from emanuals online.
by subzerocarfanatic
Mon Mar 23, 2020 11:19 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: front disc rotor retaining bolt ? Topic is solved
Replies: 6
Views: 136

Re: front disc rotor retaining bolt ? Topic is solved

I don't have the bolts that go there, I was just curious if they were supposed to be there and if necessary.Though i would use them if i had them. lol
by subzerocarfanatic
Mon Mar 23, 2020 10:41 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Hidden oil/transmission gear oil leak Topic is solved
Replies: 11
Views: 232

Re: Hidden oil/transmission gear oil leak Topic is solved

I just wanted to reply back on this topic. I think I have found the culprit, I am not 100& certain but I am pretty sure it is the RH side axle shaft seal, the seal that is end the RH side end of transmission where the axle slides in, i ordered new seal yesterday and got the correct one finally after...
by subzerocarfanatic
Mon Mar 23, 2020 10:34 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: front disc rotor retaining bolt ? Topic is solved
Replies: 6
Views: 136

Re: front disc rotor retaining bolt ? Topic is solved

Thanks Neil. I am just trying to restore everything on this poorly neglected car and $1500 later i'm just about there.
by subzerocarfanatic
Mon Mar 23, 2020 10:00 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: front disc rotor retaining bolt ? Topic is solved
Replies: 6
Views: 136

front disc rotor retaining bolt ? Topic is solved

I am installing new brake lines on the front and have a question I did not mention before when installing new rotors and pads, is there supposed to be a 10mm bolt that screws through the rotor to the hub to hold it in place? I noticed on a video i saw on another Volvo they removed a 10mm bolt,my rot...
by subzerocarfanatic
Mon Mar 23, 2020 9:55 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 2000 C70 6843481 M56 Driveshaft seal Topic is solved
Replies: 12
Views: 187

Re: 6843481 M56 SEALS Topic is solved

I confirmed that this was the correct part number, i finally was able to get the camera to zoom in on the seal enough to see the part # on the old seal.
by subzerocarfanatic
Sun Mar 22, 2020 5:41 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 2000 C70 6843481 M56 Driveshaft seal Topic is solved
Replies: 12
Views: 187

Re: 6843481 M56 SEALS Topic is solved

The seal I need is the output shaft seal,at least that is what i think it is called. The RH side axle shaft seal, the seal that is on the end of the transmission where the axle slides into. RH side.
by subzerocarfanatic
Sun Mar 22, 2020 4:50 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 2000 C70 6843481 M56 Driveshaft seal Topic is solved
Replies: 12
Views: 187

2000 C70 6843481 M56 Driveshaft seal Topic is solved

I want to confirm these are correct for my application because i have been sent the wrong seals twice already. I have a 2000 C70 2.3 T with the Manual M56 Transmission.
Volvo part # 6843481
by subzerocarfanatic
Sat Mar 21, 2020 9:00 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 2000 c70 Rear shocks nightmare [links to rear shocks threads FWD] Topic is solved
Replies: 23
Views: 866

Re: 2000 c70 Rear shocks nightmare [links to rear shocks threads FWD] Topic is solved

Thanks for all the tips and help everyone, I finally got them off and the new ones installed.Installing the new ones was just about as bad because of the lack of room to turn a wrench,could only turn the wrench a hair at a time because it would rub against the vise grips, I had to turn it a mm then ...
by subzerocarfanatic
Wed Mar 11, 2020 12:15 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 2000 c70 Rear shocks nightmare [links to rear shocks threads FWD] Topic is solved
Replies: 23
Views: 866

Re: Rear shocks nightmare! Topic is solved

This is me installing the new passenger side shock,i did get the old one out after fighting it for over 3 hours.
by subzerocarfanatic
Wed Mar 11, 2020 12:13 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 2000 c70 Rear shocks nightmare [links to rear shocks threads FWD] Topic is solved
Replies: 23
Views: 866

Re: Rear shocks nightmare! Topic is solved

IMG_20200311_114251.jpg As you can see after clamping with vise grips so the threaded stud does not turn that leaves next to no room to get a wrench on it and when I do i can only turn 3mm at a time, seems this was poorly thought out in terms of service. I did start with an impact to but it still s...
by subzerocarfanatic
Wed Mar 11, 2020 12:07 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 2000 c70 Rear shocks nightmare [links to rear shocks threads FWD] Topic is solved
Replies: 23
Views: 866

Re: Rear shocks nightmare! Topic is solved

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There is no exposed shock in wheel well,it has a plastic dust cover,it doesn't not come off. They should have notched the top threaded end about nut so it could be held with a flat head screwdriver so the nut could be turned,this is ridiculous!
by subzerocarfanatic
Wed Mar 11, 2020 8:15 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 2000 c70 Rear shocks nightmare [links to rear shocks threads FWD] Topic is solved
Replies: 23
Views: 866

Re: Rear shocks nightmare! Topic is solved

Get a deep socket, and HOLD the top part of the shock through the springs. Also, use the jack (not the cheap 2 ton you get anywhere) to push and hold the new shocks into place; you can also use it to push up on the control arm. The jack is your friend. The rear shocks on the C70 Convertible don't r...
by subzerocarfanatic
Wed Mar 11, 2020 8:10 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: RobertDIY manufacturing new parts (R bumper covers, P80 seat leather)
Replies: 48
Views: 4879

Re: RobertDIY manufacturing new parts (R bumper covers, P80 seat leather)

Is there any updates on the P80 seat skins,anyone heard? Both my front seats in my convertible are bad.Is there any talk of price yet?
by subzerocarfanatic
Wed Mar 11, 2020 7:59 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 2000 c70 Rear shocks nightmare [links to rear shocks threads FWD] Topic is solved
Replies: 23
Views: 866

Re: Rear shocks nightmare! Topic is solved

I finally got the passenger side off, i know all the details of installing shocks,not my first time wrenching, the problem i was having that i thought someone else may have found an easier solution to was the nut on top would not come off because the entire shock was spinning, the part inside the up...
by subzerocarfanatic
Tue Mar 10, 2020 7:13 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 2000 c70 Rear shocks nightmare [links to rear shocks threads FWD] Topic is solved
Replies: 23
Views: 866

Re: Rear shocks nightmare! Topic is solved

If anyone has done this and knows a trick please chime in. Sorry for ranting, this is frustrating!
by subzerocarfanatic
Tue Mar 10, 2020 7:12 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 2000 c70 Rear shocks nightmare [links to rear shocks threads FWD] Topic is solved
Replies: 23
Views: 866

Re: Rear shocks nightmare! Topic is solved

Maybe i need to take a break. You have to hold the top so the entire thing does not spin, then that leaves no room for the wrench.
by subzerocarfanatic
Tue Mar 10, 2020 7:10 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 2000 c70 Rear shocks nightmare [links to rear shocks threads FWD] Topic is solved
Replies: 23
Views: 866

2000 c70 Rear shocks nightmare [links to rear shocks threads FWD] Topic is solved

See links down thread to DIY TIPS on this procedure Wow...i have worked on more cars than i can count and have never seen a more pain in the ..... Job than this one. What was Volvo thinking,that they would never need replacing? Am i doing something wrong! You have to work through a speaker hole just...
by subzerocarfanatic
Tue Mar 10, 2020 11:07 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Hidden oil/transmission gear oil leak Topic is solved
Replies: 11
Views: 232

Re: Hidden oil/transmission gear oil leak Topic is solved

Yeah, i replaced the rubber o-ring that goes end of tube into the side of the engine,or oil pan and the top gasket.
by subzerocarfanatic
Tue Mar 10, 2020 8:56 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: E Hand brake repairs Topic is solved
Replies: 2
Views: 80

E Hand brake repairs Topic is solved

Now that the front suspension including rotors and pads have all been replaced, i'm moving to the rear to install the new shocks. I purchased a complete set of SACHS which I assume to be OEM, so now I am ready to tackle the rear and figured i would replace the rear rotors as well as new ceramic pads...
by subzerocarfanatic
Tue Mar 10, 2020 8:07 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Hidden oil/transmission gear oil leak Topic is solved
Replies: 11
Views: 232

Re: Hidden oil/transmission gear oil leak Topic is solved

I will take some pictures this morning sometime after i get my parts from car quest.
by subzerocarfanatic
Tue Mar 10, 2020 8:03 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Hidden oil/transmission gear oil leak Topic is solved
Replies: 11
Views: 232

Re: Hidden oil/transmission gear oil leak Topic is solved

I seem to remember us talking about this before and you mentioned the Turbo drain line, if it is just a drain/return line and it is not under pressure why does it only leak, (if that's whats leaking) when driving the car.I tried jacking the car up and running the car in gear while i layed under it t...
by subzerocarfanatic
Mon Mar 09, 2020 3:11 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Hidden oil/transmission gear oil leak Topic is solved
Replies: 11
Views: 232

Re: Hidden oil/transmission gear oil leak Topic is solved

Pretty neat experiment, what about the materials used,sugar etc,it won't hurt to pour that in the engine or transmission?
by subzerocarfanatic
Mon Mar 09, 2020 3:01 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Hidden oil/transmission gear oil leak Topic is solved
Replies: 11
Views: 232

Re: Hidden oil/transmission gear oil leak Topic is solved

Yes,i can do that. Just got new car ramps,as soon as I get it in the air i will take pictures
by subzerocarfanatic
Mon Mar 09, 2020 12:16 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: SC-901 in dash 3 Disc CD player not working
Replies: 3
Views: 98

Re: SC-901 in dash 3 Disc CD player not working

I read somewhere the rear 9 inch subs behind seats only work in conjunction with the CD player, is this correct. I never seem to hear anything from them when listening to the stereo, i know the rear sub woofer button controls them, when it is pressed in the orange light comes on meaning sub woofers ...
by subzerocarfanatic
Mon Mar 09, 2020 11:42 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Hidden oil/transmission gear oil leak Topic is solved
Replies: 11
Views: 232

Re: Hidden oil/transmission gear oil leak Topic is solved

Yeah, i have done that already like 4 times and i still can not find the leak.
by subzerocarfanatic
Mon Mar 09, 2020 11:09 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: SC-901 in dash 3 Disc CD player not working
Replies: 3
Views: 98

SC-901 in dash 3 Disc CD player not working

My in dash 3Disc cd player will not play a disc, it keeps cycling trying to load the next dis when I load it with a CD then push it in.Anyone had this problem? Also the Pro-logic surround option, when i select it,when it works the sound is awesome, but most of the time the speakers cut in and out wh...
by subzerocarfanatic
Mon Mar 09, 2020 10:49 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Hidden oil/transmission gear oil leak Topic is solved
Replies: 11
Views: 232

Hidden oil/transmission gear oil leak Topic is solved

I finally have the C70 up and running and have d riven it several times, really surprised with the power this little car has since it is running properly now, i hope. Only issue I have now is a leak, not sure if it is oil or transmission fluid from the manual transmission. It only leaks when i drive...
by subzerocarfanatic
Mon Mar 09, 2020 10:39 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: catalytic converter replacement availability
Replies: 11
Views: 295

Re: catalytic converter replacement availability

I ended up not replacing it, I just replaced both O2 sensors, it was just a for good measure thing that i was considering replacing it, we don't have inspection stickers,smog control and all that where i live. I finally have the car running and driving, it runs D.... good I might add, it has 144K on...
by subzerocarfanatic
Mon Feb 24, 2020 2:30 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: catalytic converter replacement availability
Replies: 11
Views: 295

catalytic converter replacement availability

Can someone please direct me to where I can possibly find a direct replacement catalytic converter that does not cost $400, I can't seem to find a direct fit even at that price,seems as there is not a replacement period.
by subzerocarfanatic
Tue Feb 18, 2020 1:07 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: No Start.
Replies: 7
Views: 95

Re: No Start.

Well abscate, i found a blown fuse( fuse #4) which is for fuel pump/coils. It was blown,i replaced it and it started right up, now to figure out what caused the fuse to blow so i don't have a reoccurring problem.
by subzerocarfanatic
Tue Feb 18, 2020 11:39 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: No Start.
Replies: 7
Views: 95

Re: No Start.

Ok, i do have the check engine light on now. I just bought a can of starting fluid, where is the best place to try and spray on this car,nothing easy to get to to spray with taking something apart again it seems.
by subzerocarfanatic
Tue Feb 18, 2020 11:26 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: No Start.
Replies: 7
Views: 95

Re: No Start.

What negative effect can the immobilizer have on a starting issue,i remember seeing something on the vida dice about immobilizer on DTC .
by subzerocarfanatic
Tue Feb 18, 2020 10:38 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: No Start.
Replies: 7
Views: 95

Re: No Start.

The plugs are new,I will check the other,though i did activate the fuel pump relay with the vida dice and it activated . there is also a fuel system test i believe the vida dice can do but car has to be running so....., i will grab a can of starting fluid. Why would it do so well then just quit if i...
by subzerocarfanatic
Tue Feb 18, 2020 9:59 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: No Start.
Replies: 7
Views: 95

No Start.

I guess I opened my mouth too soon! The car ran so good and drove like a new one would after all the work I have done to it over a 4 1/2 month time frame. All of a sudden yesterday me and my son were sitting in the front set checking some stuff out in the car,little things that do not work like the ...
by subzerocarfanatic
Tue Feb 18, 2020 8:38 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: RobertDIY manufacturing new parts (R bumper covers, P80 seat leather)
Replies: 48
Views: 4879

Re: RobertDIY manufacturing new parts (R bumper covers, P80 seat leather)

I am very interested in skins for my 2000 C70 Convertible. What I have found is only on eBay because I have no salvage yard within over 100-150 miles and usually what is available is not in the best shape.I would love new leather close to factory in style and color as possible. Would be nice if new ...
by subzerocarfanatic
Sun Feb 16, 2020 10:46 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Finally it's running!
Replies: 7
Views: 243

Re: Finally it's running!

I would love a C70 but can't fit my large bulk and height into a coupe or convertible. Good luck for the future, ,and all that future proofing you have done will be worth it I'm sure. Neil. I sure hope so, it was worth the extra time and money to do it while I had it all out anyway and majority of ...
by subzerocarfanatic
Sat Feb 15, 2020 4:19 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Finally it's running!
Replies: 7
Views: 243

Re: Finally it's running!

Well done! That took some figuring out. Neil Thank you, and yes it did, I had the entire contents of the engine wiring harness pulled out of the car in 6 different ways and went over every single inch of every wire ,harness,plug etc and could not find the short or voltage loss.Well one good thing,e...
by subzerocarfanatic
Thu Feb 13, 2020 8:33 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Finally it's running!
Replies: 7
Views: 243

Finally it's running!

:) I was beginning to wonder if I would ever make this post. I finally got it fixed the electrical problems I was having, low voltage throttle pedal fault codes on the vidaDice and everything, the problem was the the guy installed a used OEM Volvo accelerator pedal, but the plug was wrong. So he had...
by subzerocarfanatic
Fri Jan 31, 2020 11:31 am
Forum: Volvo Classifieds
Topic: FS - Colorado: 1999 Volvo V70 new parts
Replies: 6
Views: 340

Re: FS - Colorado: 1999 Volvo V70 new parts

Is this still available, will these fit a 2000 C70 2.3 turbo
by subzerocarfanatic
Fri Jan 31, 2020 11:00 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 2000 C70 HT 2.3 Turbo pie threads stripped Topic is solved
Replies: 2
Views: 109

Re: 2000 C70 HT 2.3 Turbo pie threads stripped Topic is solved

You have literally stripped the only threads on the turbo which carry stuff not under pressure; that drain pipe is just a gravity feed back to the sump. They are M6 studs, I believe 1.00 mm pitch threads I can double check on my spare turbo when I get home. I managed to get two different 10mm head ...
by subzerocarfanatic
Thu Jan 30, 2020 7:56 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 2000 C70 HT 2.3 Turbo pie threads stripped Topic is solved
Replies: 2
Views: 109

2000 C70 HT 2.3 Turbo pie threads stripped Topic is solved

Ok, so for all of you who have helped me along the way through my journey of learning about all the Volvo repairs and learning about Volvo's know I have been through alot to try and get my C70 convertible back on the road.I have rebuilt the entire front suspension, replaced all the necessary oil pan...
by subzerocarfanatic
Wed Jan 08, 2020 10:54 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Inner Tie Rod end Size
Replies: 6
Views: 211

Re: Inner Tie Rod end Size

I got it off, ended up using a long pipe wrench.Now to send back my new ones sent they sent the wrong inner ones, i have the SMI rack, I think they sent me the ones for a TRW rack. Set me back a few more days darn it.I also seen someone else has already done an in depth write up on this subject, i s...
by subzerocarfanatic
Wed Jan 08, 2020 6:30 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Inner Tie Rod end Size
Replies: 6
Views: 211

Re: Inner Tie Rod end Size

As you can tell the LH (drivers side) inner tie rod has a red graphite sleeve of some sort but up against the tie rod so I could not use my large crescent wrench to break it loose like I did the RH (Passenger side).
by subzerocarfanatic
Wed Jan 08, 2020 5:12 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Inner Tie Rod end Size
Replies: 6
Views: 211

Re: Inner Tie Rod end Size

I found out, 1" 1/4 exactly. For anyone else doing this job, the inner tie rod removal kit has the long extension pipe with one end made like a socket, the end sockets that come separately for the kit come in 3 sizes ( 1" 3/16, 1" 5/16, 1" 7/16 but none of them will fit the C-70. I will try and do a...
by subzerocarfanatic
Wed Jan 08, 2020 12:03 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Inner Tie Rod end Size
Replies: 6
Views: 211

Inner Tie Rod end Size

I can't seem to find out,can anyone tell me what size the big nut end of the tie rod is where it screws in to the steering linkage, i rented the tie rod removal tool that had 2 size end nuts with long extension,neither size fit,both were to big, one was 1" 3/16 and the other was 1" 5/16 i believe th...
by subzerocarfanatic
Tue Jan 07, 2020 3:58 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 850 Sway bar bushing replacement
Replies: 21
Views: 2486

Re: 850 Sway bar bushing replacement

So is this the only options for the C70 (Poly Bushings) I want to stick with OEM style rubber bushing but not replacing the entire sway bar, why is this common practice, throwing away an entire part when just a bushing is needed.
by subzerocarfanatic
Sun Jan 05, 2020 8:37 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Vida Dice Findings
Replies: 8
Views: 298

Re: Vida Dice Findings

Neither Pedal sensor nor ETM are married to VIN but ETM must match software in ECM If you pseudo- randomly swap an ETM from Magneti Marrelli, it’s roughly a 20% chance of working How can i find out what software the ECM has because i saw everything in the vida test about the ETM, software number an...
by subzerocarfanatic
Sun Jan 05, 2020 8:34 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Vida Dice Findings
Replies: 8
Views: 298

Re: Vida Dice Findings

I would snag a accelerator pedal assembly from a junk yard if you can find one. That seems to be VIDAs biggest complaint. I don't think the pedal sensor has to be married in software to the car but I could be wrong, I have swapped ETMs between cars and left the original pedal sensor there. ...Lee I...
by subzerocarfanatic
Sat Jan 04, 2020 6:18 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Ball Joint
Replies: 19
Views: 427

Re: Ball Joint

My argument i guess is it's such a waste, now i have to search for an aftermarket control arm complete assembly because they don't offer a simple ball joint like most other manufactures in the world do, and another thing, they sell the control arm bushing kits, why sell these if you don't sell the b...
by subzerocarfanatic
Sat Jan 04, 2020 5:50 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Ball Joint
Replies: 19
Views: 427

Re: Ball Joint

This has to be the most ridiculous thing ever, throw away a completely good control arm because a serviceable part is not available, way to go Volvo!
by subzerocarfanatic
Sat Jan 04, 2020 5:11 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Ball Joint
Replies: 19
Views: 427

Ball Joint

Does a ball joint exist either OEM Volvo or aftermarket. I have looked all day, even googled the numbers found on rubber part of the ball joint with no luck at all, not 1 single finding, please tell me the entire control arm has to be replaced. Surely someone here has had this problem before.
by subzerocarfanatic
Sat Jan 04, 2020 2:17 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: OEM front suspension components
Replies: 0
Views: 107

OEM front suspension components

Is there no way or no where to acquire new OEM or aftermarket lower control arm ball joints, i found all the other steering components such as inner and outer tie rod ends and rubber boots but no ball joints, i also found the control arm bushings.
by subzerocarfanatic
Sat Jan 04, 2020 2:10 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Vida Dice Findings
Replies: 8
Views: 298

Re: Vida Dice Findings

According to the ETM test done with VIDA DICE it passed the ETM test, both potentiometers were in sync with one another, if there was a way to share the short video recording i made while running the graph test i would put it on here to share my results.
by subzerocarfanatic
Sat Jan 04, 2020 9:19 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Vida Dice Findings
Replies: 8
Views: 298

Re: Vida Dice Findings

The codes are current.
by subzerocarfanatic
Fri Jan 03, 2020 6:01 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Vida Dice Findings
Replies: 8
Views: 298

Vida Dice Findings

Can anyone maybe help shine light on some info on my findings with Dice tool. Here is an image for starters.The accelerator pedal is a fairly new OEM Volvo that was replaced before i bought the car. My ETM seems to past the test so i can now remove that from the equation of it being the culprit.
by subzerocarfanatic
Fri Jan 03, 2020 3:21 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Volvo Alternative flange sealants Permatex Loctite 51813 51817 Volvo 30644517
Replies: 22
Views: 4341

Re: Volvo Alternative flange sealants Permatex Loctite 51813 51817 Volvo 30644517

So how long does it take to cure before use under room temperature, I live in norther NM and it is a bit colder here ( currently 39*) though my car is stored in a closed garage.
by subzerocarfanatic
Fri Jan 03, 2020 2:28 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: OEM front and rear C70 HT Shocks/Struts
Replies: 0
Views: 133

OEM front and rear C70 HT Shocks/Struts

Can anyone tell me if these are in fact OEM shocks/struts for the C70 Convertible please and if $170 was a fair price for a full front and rear set. Thank you, Chris
by subzerocarfanatic
Thu Jan 02, 2020 10:06 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Volvo Alternative flange sealants Permatex Loctite 51813 51817 Volvo 30644517
Replies: 22
Views: 4341

Re: Any Volvo Alternative flange sealants

Here is what I acquired today,only one place had a tube. The image of engine mount is to show the bolt in lower right corner that I can not get to so mount can be removed to make pan installation easier.
by subzerocarfanatic
Thu Jan 02, 2020 9:42 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Volvo Alternative flange sealants Permatex Loctite 51813 51817 Volvo 30644517
Replies: 22
Views: 4341

Re: Any Volvo Alternative flange sealants

Thanks for such a descriptive explanation,most helpful,thank you! I have a bottle of MG Chemicals electronic Isopropyl alcohol I use for cell phone repairs I used, it's 99.99% Alcohol, expensive stuff but she's worth it I hope one day maybe we can enjoy driving it.Had the C70 3 months almost now onl...
by subzerocarfanatic
Wed Jan 01, 2020 5:26 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Volvo Alternative flange sealants Permatex Loctite 51813 51817 Volvo 30644517
Replies: 22
Views: 4341

Re: Any Volvo Alternative flange sealants

So can anyone confirm the Permatex 51817 will be fine for sealing the oil pan, I will order the other if i have to but the one horse town I live in only had the Permatex 51817.
by subzerocarfanatic
Wed Jan 01, 2020 3:09 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Oil Pan Thread Sealer?
Replies: 1
Views: 147

Oil Pan Thread Sealer?

I have tried looking on here but have had no luck, still learning how to use the forums. Does anyone know what type of sealer Volvo used on the oil pan bolts, the ones that have the white sealer on them, there are only a few of them, like the ones that screw into the end of transmission on passenger...
by subzerocarfanatic
Tue Dec 31, 2019 8:08 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 2000 C70 Oil Pan reseal Topic is solved
Replies: 5
Views: 142

Re: 2000 C70 Oil Pan reseal Topic is solved

Thanks abscate,very helpful as usual, can you give any thoughts as to why there is no evidence of any type of sealant on mine coming out, nothing on the pan or the block itself! Just curious.
by subzerocarfanatic
Mon Dec 30, 2019 8:50 pm
Forum: VIDA, VADIS, DiCE
Topic: Vida and EWD loading?
Replies: 16
Views: 6214

Re: Vida and EWD loading?

Is this an unanswered topic, i have the same issue, would be nice to have.
by subzerocarfanatic
Mon Dec 30, 2019 2:57 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 2000 C70 Oil Pan reseal Topic is solved
Replies: 5
Views: 142

2000 C70 Oil Pan reseal Topic is solved

I crawled under my car for the first time and wow...there is literally oil everywhere, pan appears to be leaking, the turbo oil cooler box on the back side appears to be leaking, not really sure what all else is leaking. I managed to tackle what i would consider the worst oil pan removal job I have ...
by subzerocarfanatic
Thu Dec 19, 2019 4:45 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: How to using the VIDA DICE!
Replies: 1
Views: 170

How to using the VIDA DICE!

Can someone tell me if the car needs to be running in order to access all the functions and diagnostics on the VIDA DICE tool? I will update how my car repairs are going after I get to use my new DICE tool, hoping it will tell my why my ETS light is on and check other things so i can go forward in r...
by subzerocarfanatic
Thu Dec 19, 2019 11:36 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1999 C70 Boot/Bonnet Lift Arm Plastic Cracked
Replies: 1
Views: 495

Re: 1999 C70 Boot/Bonnet Lift Arm Plastic Cracked

Has anyone ever responded to this, i have the same issue.
by subzerocarfanatic
Sat Dec 07, 2019 9:40 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: APP/ Gas pedal assembly questions
Replies: 8
Views: 168

Re: APP/ Gas pedal assembly questions

Can anyone answer this for me please before i go back to the car and start retracing wires AGAIN please.
by subzerocarfanatic
Fri Dec 06, 2019 9:44 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Secondary Fuse Box/ Voltage Questions
Replies: 10
Views: 166

Re: Secondary Fuse Box/ Voltage Questions

OK... here we go! With key on battery voltage on the battery itself drops as i mentioned prior, and the longer my key is on the lower the voltage gets so keep that in mind. Fuses 1 - 5 in relay/ fuse box all have battery voltage with key on. Fuses in secondary fuse box are as follows, fuse 1 = 3.4 M...
by subzerocarfanatic
Fri Dec 06, 2019 8:41 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Secondary Fuse Box/ Voltage Questions
Replies: 10
Views: 166

Re: Secondary Fuse Box/ Voltage Questions

it was 13.89 i believe, i will go check real quick. BRB
by subzerocarfanatic
Fri Dec 06, 2019 8:37 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Secondary Fuse Box/ Voltage Questions
Replies: 10
Views: 166

Re: Secondary Fuse Box/ Voltage Questions

I checked it when the car was running and it always shows well over 13 volts, what gives my friend!
by subzerocarfanatic
Fri Dec 06, 2019 8:33 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Secondary Fuse Box/ Voltage Questions
Replies: 10
Views: 166

Secondary Fuse Box/ Voltage Questions

This question goes along with my last long one about the wiring and voltage. My question is, where does the power going to the fuses in the big secondary fuse box . (the one by windshield engine bay) get all of it's power from? Does the power come from battery B+ Cable to the Relay/Main Fuse Box the...