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by JimBee
Sun Aug 11, 2019 2:47 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Decipering OBDII readers: questions
Replies: 9
Views: 194

Re: Decipering OBDII readers: questions

Robert's video, as we've come to expect from him, is well done and very useful! Surprised to see a different scanner he used, I guess b/c it works with both Apple and Android phones.

On the Android platform, does anybody know if whether Veepeak is superior to ELM327?
by JimBee
Fri Aug 09, 2019 5:44 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Decipering OBDII readers: questions
Replies: 9
Views: 194

Re: Decipering OBDII readers: questions

It would be great if somebody would set this up on an android phone and give us a walk-through with demo!
by JimBee
Fri Aug 09, 2019 8:37 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Decipering OBDII readers: questions
Replies: 9
Views: 194

Re: Decipering OBDII readers: questions

Got it. Thanks. Will it be obvious how to set it up?
by JimBee
Thu Aug 08, 2019 11:09 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Decipering OBDII readers: questions
Replies: 9
Views: 194

Decipering OBDII readers: questions

8 years ago, I used the ELM327with Torque app on a cross country trip in my 850 base. It was fine for what I needed, accurate speed, MPG, a couple of other things. Now, I'm looking at the ELM327 again and found this recent post by esl-97-850-T5 on what appears to be the latest fully featured 850 upd...
by JimBee
Fri Jul 26, 2019 9:10 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Oil - What weight do you use? (Please forgive me for asking...)
Replies: 31
Views: 393

Re: Oil - What weight do you use? (Please forgive me for asking...)

I used to use Amsoil in my 93 854 when I first bought it in 2008 but after acquiring 2 96 855's I went to whatever "full synthetic" brand is on sale and usually in the 10-40 viscosity, although I've used 5-40. Here in Minnesota my 93 (which I drive as my winter car) starts readily on 10-30 even at -...
by JimBee
Fri Jun 28, 2019 4:08 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 850 OEM axles ?
Replies: 4
Views: 132

Re: 850 OEM axles ?

My guess: Drivers side looks like it might be original, passenger side doubtful due to the finish color and deterioration.
by JimBee
Thu Jun 06, 2019 2:11 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Restore car paint
Replies: 5
Views: 272

Re: Restore car paint

The hood on my 96 burgundy color wagon has some broad streaks of missing clear coat. The paint now revealed isn't damaged but is getting sun bleached. If I want to prep it well and then re-clearcoat the whole hood (going over the remaining clearcoat) without stripping and redoing the paint and every...