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by foggydogg
Tue Jul 27, 2021 10:42 am
Forum: Volvo Classifieds
Topic: 2007 c70 manual coupe auction today!!
Replies: 1
Views: 18

Re: 2007 c70 manual coupe auction today!!

https://www.capitalautoauction.com/inventory/details/c08cfdb8-e52c-4d00-9cda-7bd4368d51cd Last chance to lose slushbox syndrome They depend on the Donor for issues in the remarks section, so 'possible head gasket' likely means 'needs motor'. Aside from the failed stitching on the drivers seat, it d...
by foggydogg
Mon Jul 26, 2021 12:45 pm
Forum: 850 and S70, V70, C70, V70-XC 1992-2000
Topic: What did you do to your Volvo today?
Replies: 5598
Views: 478762

Re: What did you do to your Volvo today?

Putain de merde ! For future reference, I wonder if orthophosphoric acid is available in Europe as some generic compound, or in powder form to be mixed as needed ? As mentioned, it is only a third of that cost here. Must be retaliation for the import taxes levied against French wine when it wades a...
by foggydogg
Mon Jul 26, 2021 12:16 pm
Forum: Non-Car Talk
Topic: Government Threatens Volvo Owner With a Crime For Finding Defects
Replies: 2
Views: 64

Re: Government Threatens Volvo Owner With a Crime For Finding Defects

Seems the States' objection is providing expertise without the required permit, so I agree, a First Amendment argument does not obtain. In any event, if he was trying to help a neighbor with a flooding problem, it shouldn't have been colored by his Chemical Engineering degree, it should have been co...
by foggydogg
Mon Jul 26, 2021 11:57 am
Forum: 850 and S70, V70, C70, V70-XC 1992-2000
Topic: Timing Belt--What to replace after 7 years and 35K
Replies: 13
Views: 110

Re: Timing Belt--What to replace after 7 years and 35K

Plus one on belt only, since I'm guessing it has the hydraulic tensioner. I'm gun shy on mechanical tensioners; I bought a car with under 40k on a belt replacement, the tensioner gave up shortly after I bought it, with the ensuing mayhem. The car is a lawn ornament under the Willow Oak now.
by foggydogg
Mon Jul 26, 2021 11:48 am
Forum: 850 and S70, V70, C70, V70-XC 1992-2000
Topic: 850 Sound insulation on the conductor side
Replies: 10
Views: 67

Re: 850 Sound insulation on the conductor side

manovlov wrote: Mon Jul 26, 2021 11:15 am ...and now, a big plate of noddles !
Along with a nice glass of wine ! Doing battle with the interior can be a chore.
Our friend Robert DIY has a video of replacing the shifter knob on his car, he removed the entire assembly, and there was a vise and large hammer involved.
by foggydogg
Mon Jul 26, 2021 11:37 am
Forum: 850 and S70, V70, C70, V70-XC 1992-2000
Topic: What did you do to your Volvo today?
Replies: 5598
Views: 478762

Re: What did you do to your Volvo today?

manovlov wrote: Mon Jul 26, 2021 11:26 am
bmdubya1198 wrote: Mon Jul 26, 2021 10:20 am



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Manov
Oops, bmdub typed faster.
It isn't quite so pricey over here, and the jug I bought years ago is a lifetime supply.
That little bottle here is $25ish, I can't figure out the Euro thing.
by foggydogg
Mon Jul 26, 2021 11:33 am
Forum: 850 and S70, V70, C70, V70-XC 1992-2000
Topic: What did you do to your Volvo today?
Replies: 5598
Views: 478762

Re: What did you do to your Volvo today?

manovlov wrote: Sun Jul 25, 2021 10:59 am
What stuff do you recommend me to treat these rust points ?
Phosphoric acid does some Magic conversion thing, I use this stuff. Don't know what is available over there.
by foggydogg
Sun Jul 25, 2021 8:08 am
Forum: Volvo Classifieds
Topic: BaT Megathread
Replies: 98
Views: 3678

Re: BaT Megathread

Fruits of the 1800 tree landed again, this one also in the Loving Embrace of a dealer. Under bits look good, already getting some traction. https://bringatrailer.com/listing/1973-volvo-1800es-77/ Jim gave this one high praise, and said he would be in the bidding if not for the fact he can no longer...
by foggydogg
Sun Jul 25, 2021 8:06 am
Forum: Volvo Classifieds
Topic: BaT Megathread
Replies: 98
Views: 3678

Re: BaT Megathread

I thought these came originally with a 1400cc engine capacity? The B16 is tough to get parts for. Do like the car though my preference is a late Duett with the B18 or replaced with a B20 motor. Nearly bought this one a few years ago but a pending house move prevented it happening. Owner was a long ...
by foggydogg
Sat Jul 24, 2021 10:20 am
Forum: 850 and S70, V70, C70, V70-XC 1992-2000
Topic: What did you do to your Volvo today?
Replies: 5598
Views: 478762

Re: What did you do to your Volvo today?

Harbor Freight still sells them! Of all parts to clean and reuse, I don't know why people try to push spark plugs so far beyond their service life. Then again, this is Abscate we're talking about... Gasoline got better, oil improved, and computers took over from points and mechanical advance distri...