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by whoa
Tue Oct 14, 2014 2:58 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: plan for in-car valve stem seals replacement
Replies: 51
Views: 22585

Re: plan for in-car valve stem seals replacement

Just a note that a commenter reported that he found the rope trick a pain, and had better success with an air compressor (using a fitting that screws into the sparkplug hole). He also recommends having a second person help, especially at the spring-compressing/keeper-fitting stage.

Mark
by whoa
Mon Sep 15, 2014 8:19 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: '94 850 GLT Boiling coolant
Replies: 14
Views: 2503

Re: '94 850 GLT Boiling coolant

My cap failed. There were no cracks; it just didn't hold pressure. In my case it held nearly zero pressure, so when I squeezed the upper radiator hose, air would come out of the cap. Anyway I wouldn't rule out the cap just because of how it looks.
by whoa
Sat Sep 13, 2014 7:56 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: '94 850 GLT Boiling coolant
Replies: 14
Views: 2503

Re: '94 850 GLT Boiling coolant

You could replace the cap with a $10 parts-store one to see if that fixes the issue (and then get a reliable Volvo one if so).
by whoa
Sun Aug 03, 2014 7:49 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Help! Did I just blow a head gasket?
Replies: 8
Views: 1700

Re: Help! Did I just blow a head gasket?

Back home in SF now, after a nail-caused blow-out coming back over a different twisty, cliffy mountain pass (the first was Sonora Pass, the second Tioga). Not my trip for car luck! Thankfully these cars have good manners with blown tires, or I'd be in the newspapers tomorrow: "Local Man Drives off 1...
by whoa
Thu Jul 31, 2014 7:27 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Help! Did I just blow a head gasket?
Replies: 8
Views: 1700

Re: Help! Did I just blow a head gasket?

Update! When I squeeze the hose with cap on, I hear the air escape out of the cap. Bad cap, right?
Mark
by whoa
Thu Jul 31, 2014 6:26 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Help! Did I just blow a head gasket?
Replies: 8
Views: 1700

Help! Did I just blow a head gasket?

Driving up a steep mountain pass, with the temp needle perfect the whole way, the low_coolant light comes on. Coolant is coming out rapidly under the expansion cap. The cap and tank look fine. I toppled up with water and made it to my destination, but it kept happening, a always with the rock_steady...
by whoa
Mon Jul 21, 2014 10:15 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: My water pump took a dump on I-40.
Replies: 20
Views: 3660

Re: My water pump took a dump on I-40.

You managed to replace it in the AZ parking lot? Impressive.
by whoa
Fri Jul 18, 2014 8:58 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 99 s70 t5 Spongey sound from front brake VIDEO
Replies: 12
Views: 2413

Re: 99 s70 t5 Spongey sound from front brake VIDEO

Google around for "brake pedal creaking noise". Linkage to master cylinder is one culprit.
by whoa
Sat Nov 30, 2013 4:05 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1996 850T suspension clang (video)
Replies: 1
Views: 404

Re: 1996 850T suspension clang (video)

And ... a little poking around on this forum has already revealed the answer (indefatigably posted dozens of times by Ozark Lee--thanks!): the sway bar end link nuts were not tightened adequately. Whew--an easy one.
by whoa
Sat Nov 30, 2013 3:09 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1996 850T suspension clang (video)
Replies: 1
Views: 404

1996 850T suspension clang (video)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7oWT_jms6OE Came on very suddenly today. This video is me firmly pushing down on the front-passenger side. Using a long feeler (prybar), it definitely feels like the sway bar is involved. I just installed new sway bar links (as well as control arms and outer tie rod en...