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by dahammer
Tue Mar 19, 2019 10:55 am
Forum: Volvo Classifieds
Topic: 1999 S70 300k TX $2000
Replies: 29
Views: 2013

Re: Decision of 2019, cleanest s70 in the U.S?

When it comes to listing anything for sale, you can ask for anything. But the only thing that matters is what someone will pay for it. It’s a gorgeous car and a testament to the care it received over the years. Good luck.
by dahammer
Thu Dec 13, 2018 8:18 am
Forum: Volvo Classifieds
Topic: Volvo Findings! (What have you found on Craigslist?)
Replies: 1233
Views: 44416

Re: Volvo Findings! (What have you found on Craigslist?)

Not a craigslist find, but something that might be of interest to the MVS crowd. I spotted this while doing some research for my daughter. It was probably a trade in towards an Outback. It’s a two owner 1997 960 with 95k miles and a fee Carfax report. Unfortunately, there is no price listed. https:/...
by dahammer
Thu Oct 04, 2018 6:31 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Some guys really liked their P80
Replies: 8
Views: 464

Some guys really liked their P80

They put an image on their tombstone
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Appeared here in The Guardian

https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesig ... n-pictures
by dahammer
Tue Sep 04, 2018 5:56 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: U-Pull-It ...What should I grab? s70 v70 98-99
Replies: 10
Views: 610

Re: U-Pull-It ...What should I grab? s70 v70 98-99

It’s been awhile for me, but I always grabbed a drivers window switch and the cup holder. A couple years ago, I ran into a fellow Volvo picker at Harry’s U Pull It in Pennsburg, PA. He went for the vacuum lines as long as the rubber on each end was in good condition. Sometimes headlight wipers, even...
by dahammer
Mon Nov 06, 2017 8:27 am
Forum: S60 2011+ and V60 2015+ and XC60 2010-2018
Topic: V60 Interior Volume - more than the Golf wagon? No
Replies: 3
Views: 516

Re: V60 Interior Volume - more than the Golf wagon? No

Let’s see how they do 4 years from now as used cars.
by dahammer
Sun Oct 15, 2017 1:27 pm
Forum: Volvo Classifieds
Topic: Volvo Findings! (What have you found on Craigslist?)
Replies: 1233
Views: 44416

Re: Volvo Findings! (What have you found on Craigslist?)

1990 240DL with 5 speed, 150k miles, $1,900, Wilmington, DE.

https://philadelphia.craigslist.org/cto ... 30932.html
by dahammer
Tue Sep 26, 2017 10:01 am
Forum: Volvo Classifieds
Topic: 1998 S70 155k miles Philly area $1000
Replies: 1
Views: 444

Re: 1998 S70 155k miles Philly area $1000

Sold on Saturday
by dahammer
Mon Sep 11, 2017 8:35 pm
Forum: Volvo Classifieds
Topic: 1998 S70 155k miles Philly area $1000
Replies: 1
Views: 444

1998 S70 155k miles Philly area $1000

Selling my Blue 1998 S70 because we have 4 cars and 3 drivers in our household. It's been a great car and has never failed to start and it runs well. I would not hesitate to take this on a long trip. I use Wolfe Automotive in Malvern, PA to service my car and he replaced the timing belt about two ye...
by dahammer
Fri Sep 01, 2017 10:24 am
Forum: Volvo Classifieds
Topic: Coming to auction this Friday, a 2007 XC70 White/Oak Adventure series with navigation
Replies: 14
Views: 1385

Re: Coming to auction this Friday, a 2007 XC70 White/Oak Adventure series with navigation

My friend from Rochester once told me White cars are not popular because when you get sideways on the road in the winter, a white car is harder to find in the snow. I was driving a white Lumina, a company car at the time.
by dahammer
Mon Apr 17, 2017 2:00 pm
Forum: Volvo Classifieds
Topic: Please Help Me Get Rid Of My Volvo 850 Parts
Replies: 5
Views: 893

Re: Please Help Me Get Rid Of My Volvo 850 Parts

One of my favorite Ben Franklin quotes: "a problem well defined is half solved".
by dahammer
Thu Apr 13, 2017 12:14 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: What other Volvo sedan would you recommend?
Replies: 14
Views: 1049

Re: What other Volvo sedan would you recommend?

I went from a 1998 n/a S70 to a 2005 S60 with the 2.5T. I loved the size of the S70, a big back seat plus the worlds most comfy drivers seat, but it was less than exciting to drive. The S60 driver's seat is a little smaller, and the back seat legroom is almost non existent, but I love the way it han...
by dahammer
Thu Apr 13, 2017 10:59 am
Forum: Volvo Classifieds
Topic: '99 S70 -- Pick and Pull in Northwest Jersey?
Replies: 12
Views: 1555

Re: '99 S70 -- Pick and Pull in Northwest Jersey?

I think you guys need to road trip it to Harry's in Hazleton, it's the biggest of the three yards. I had been to the Pennsburg location and the inventory seems up to date. My only minor complaint with Harry's is that I bought a seat and was charged for the motor, the frame, and the controls. I just ...
by dahammer
Fri Apr 07, 2017 1:40 pm
Forum: Volvo Classifieds
Topic: 98 s70 t-5
Replies: 23
Views: 3204

Re: 98 S70 t-5

optowalt wrote: Sat Apr 01, 2017 6:39 pm Sorry but you have to explain this one to me.
a free car and you were asked to drive it down.....that's called chutzpah.
by dahammer
Sat Apr 01, 2017 10:31 am
Forum: Volvo Classifieds
Topic: 98 s70 t-5
Replies: 23
Views: 3204

Re: 98 S70 t-5

BTW, it's free and you want it delivered???? chutzpah chutz·pah noun informal noun: chutzpah; noun: chutzpa; plural noun: chutzpas; noun: hutzpah; plural noun: hutzpahs; noun: hutzpa; plural noun: hutzpas shameless audacity; impudence. synonyms: audacity, cheek, guts, nerve, boldness, temerity "it ...
by dahammer
Tue Mar 07, 2017 9:07 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: I'm starting to love my car.
Replies: 37
Views: 2930

Re: I'm starting to love my car.

Great topic, especially because I have the non turbo version of this car. World's most comfy seats, still rides great, goes down the road straight. Unfortunately, the clear coat is peeling and it's not much to look at, but my daughter is driving it. I picked it up in October, 2009 with 76k miles for...
by dahammer
Sun Aug 14, 2016 8:56 am
Forum: Volvo Classifieds
Topic: 2010 XC70 Polestar in Doylestown, PA $14,000
Replies: 0
Views: 705

2010 XC70 Polestar in Doylestown, PA $14,000

I just saw this listing while doing a search for a family member and thought I would pass it on. $14k, 104k miles, Oyster Grey color and Sandstone interior, one owner. Looks pretty sweet. http://www.fbwestchester.com/used/Volvo/2010-Volvo-XC70-west-chester-pa-e8e20a890a0e0ae76321d18c3c2a131d.htm?sea...
by dahammer
Fri Aug 05, 2016 5:34 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Harry's U Pull It Hazelton, PA. Current P80 Inventory
Replies: 8
Views: 1178

Re: Harry's U Pull It Hazelton, PA. Current P80 Inventory

polskamafia mjl wrote:Thanks, I'll look into it.
For what it's worth, Harry's location in Pennsburg has (4) 850's and at least one is a manual.

And if you happen to see a good looking tan drivers seat for a 1998 S70, let me know :D
by dahammer
Sun Apr 10, 2016 12:01 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Looking for some parts - help 98 70 series
Replies: 6
Views: 901

Re: Looking for some parts - help 98 70 series

E Showell wrote:You sir, are in luck. Being that you are in the Filthadelphia area
That term really grinds my gears, bridge and tunnel boy.
by dahammer
Wed Jul 22, 2015 12:27 pm
Forum: Volvo Classifieds
Topic: 2010 Volvo S80 V8 AWD Executive
Replies: 2
Views: 2011

Re: 2010 Volvo S80 V8 AWD Executive

This was sold, hope it went to a good home. The source of my automotive temptation is now gone......until I find another. Good headlights are fine, but I guess I always appreciated a nice rear end. :D besides, anything over a mouthful is wasted. what a nice car looked into details and this stood out...
by dahammer
Tue May 26, 2015 3:49 pm
Forum: Events, Car Talk, General Discussion & MVS Forum
Topic: Forbes: buy teens a new car, not a 1998 S70
Replies: 13
Views: 2733

Re: Forbes: buy teens a new car, not a 1998 S70

precopster wrote: Putting a teenager in a Volvo (or BMW or Merc from same era) circa ' 98 is probably the most responsible thing a parent can do for their child.
Yep, I liked mine so much I bought a second one for my Daughter.
by dahammer
Tue May 26, 2015 11:22 am
Forum: Events, Car Talk, General Discussion & MVS Forum
Topic: Forbes: buy teens a new car, not a 1998 S70
Replies: 13
Views: 2733

Forbes: buy teens a new car, not a 1998 S70

http://www.forbes.com/sites/joannmuller/2015/05/19/why-you-really-should-buy-your-teenager-a-new-car/2/ The author suggests teens should be driving cars more recent than 2012 with up to date safety features rather than a 1998 S70. I guessed that Forbes subscribers were rich folks, but damn! I read ...
by dahammer
Tue May 26, 2015 10:28 am
Forum: Volvo Classifieds
Topic: V70-R Bright Red Near Mint NYC $5000 SOld!
Replies: 34
Views: 9398

Re: V70-R Bright Red Near Mint NYC $5000 SOld!

If your obnoxious comment was referring to mine, the stuff DOES work on split mufflers and or smaller holes and keeps them closed for years Why do you think it's call FURNACE cement? As Warren Oates said in the movie Stripes: "lighten up Francis". But that's only if your reply was directed towards ...
by dahammer
Fri May 22, 2015 12:49 pm
Forum: Volvo Classifieds
Topic: V70-R Bright Red Near Mint NYC $5000 SOld!
Replies: 34
Views: 9398

Re: V70-R Bright Red Near Mint NYC $5000 SOld!

yea, yea, yea.......and if the queen had balls, she'd be king.

Zach, glad that you replied to this thread, maybe after the summer you can sell it for $6k out west!
by dahammer
Fri May 22, 2015 7:50 am
Forum: Volvo Classifieds
Topic: 2010 Volvo S80 V8 AWD Executive
Replies: 2
Views: 2011

2010 Volvo S80 V8 AWD Executive

I really want this car, but my wife's 2005 Pathfinder is next up for replacement . Besides, we have two more checks to write to the University. For your consideration, a one owner 2010 S80 with the Yamaha V8 and AWD. I resisted the urge to test drive this car because I am inherently weak willed, so ...
by dahammer
Sat Feb 21, 2015 12:39 pm
Forum: Events, Car Talk, General Discussion & MVS Forum
Topic: I have 4,000 - What Model Volvo Should I buy?
Replies: 12
Views: 1919

Re: I have 4,000 - What Model Volvo Should I buy?

If you go to pre 99 you're back to mostly Bosch electrics which kind of defeats the purpose. You also will lose coil on plug which is very reliable and gain cap, rotor and leads (antiquated and unreliable) The S70s are great designs with very few issues and drive beautifully. If you must have a pre...
by dahammer
Wed Nov 06, 2013 10:25 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1998 Volvo XC70 Heater/AC not working
Replies: 10
Views: 2971

Re: 1998 Volvo XC70 Heater/AC not working

That model only has the automatic ECC, I believe. Didn't they kind of phase out around 96, 97? I've seen MCC in (base) 1998's. I have a 1998 S70 with MCC and a second 1998 S70 with ECC. To the original poster, had this same problem two years ago (just when it started to get cold) and picked up a us...
by dahammer
Tue Nov 05, 2013 11:38 am
Forum: Volvo Classifieds
Topic: Rebuilt ABS modules, advance exchange or rebuild
Replies: 57
Views: 20097

Re: Rebuilt ABS modules, advance exchange or rebuild

Hi Matty, I haven't been on the board in awhile, but belated thanks for the suggestion. My brother in law is a machinist, so he can handle a precision job like this, plus he works for beer. I am thinking a case of Yuengling will do it, but depending on the degree of difficulty, I may have to get him...
by dahammer
Tue Nov 05, 2013 11:31 am
Forum: Volvo Classifieds
Topic: 850 Cetus wheels, 6 spoke, 4 lug
Replies: 1
Views: 690

Re: 850 Cetus wheels, 6 spoke, 4 lug

still available, rubber has been removed.
by dahammer
Sat Nov 02, 2013 9:36 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: 2004 V70 Engine replacement?
Replies: 5
Views: 784

Re: 2004 V70 Engine replacement?

Greetings, and thanks for all of the advice. I convinced my colleague to get a second opinion from a Volvo dealer. Hope to bring this to a conclusion.
by dahammer
Wed Oct 30, 2013 12:13 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: 2004 V70 Engine replacement?
Replies: 5
Views: 784

2004 V70 Engine replacement?

Greetings, hope not to waste anyone's time here, but a good friend asked me if it would be worthwhile replacing the 3.2 engine on his 2004 V70 with 210k miles, he said the car is loaded with all options. Apparently, the took it to an independent mechanic due to poor power and was told that the best ...
by dahammer
Sun Jul 14, 2013 11:34 pm
Forum: Volvo Classifieds
Topic: Rebuilt ABS modules, advance exchange or rebuild
Replies: 57
Views: 20097

Re: Rebuilt ABS modules, advance exchange or rebuild

Matt,
I am having difficulty removing two of the four bolts and I think the heads are a little buggered up. I am driving a 1998 S70 n/a. Do you have any suggestions to help in removing these?
by dahammer
Sat Jun 08, 2013 10:43 am
Forum: Volvo Classifieds
Topic: 850 Cetus wheels, 6 spoke, 4 lug
Replies: 1
Views: 690

850 Cetus wheels, 6 spoke, 4 lug

I am selling (4) Cetus wheels with a 4 lug bolt pattern, caps included and I have 6 spare caps. The tires in the photo have dry rot and came with the wheels when I bought them. I am in the West Chester, PA area. I need to get $150 for the set and I can accept paypal, credit cards, and cash. Reply vi...
by dahammer
Fri Mar 22, 2013 12:21 pm
Forum: Volvo Classifieds
Topic: *'96 850 5 Speed Manual in local junkyard- might be crushed*
Replies: 10
Views: 1496

Re: *'96 850 5 Speed Manual in local junkyard- might be crus

Hello, I forgot to make a similar post a few months ago. I was at a junkyard in Honey Brook, PA and saw an old 850 with a manual transmission. I believe it is still there, the place is called Ford's and is only open Saturdays. I last visited there in the Fall for some bits off an S70. The owner ment...
by dahammer
Tue Feb 19, 2013 5:53 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: no power windows
Replies: 10
Views: 1043

Re: no power windows

another recommendation to pop out the master switch and clean it up with toothpicks. I bought a master switch from a salvage yard and it didn't work. I didn't feel like driving back, so I just fixed it. Works like a charm.
by dahammer
Thu Jan 17, 2013 1:38 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Your Battery Brand and Price
Replies: 99
Views: 28332

Re: Your Battery Brand and Price

I have two 1998 S70's, normally aspirated. Just bought a new battery at Sam's Club, it was a Duracell made by East Penn Mfg. who licensed the brand from Proctor and Gamble. $89 plus tax including old battery. Auto Zone, Advance Auto, Sears, and Pep Boys were all in the $130 zone.
by dahammer
Fri Aug 03, 2012 9:56 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Newbie! Buying first S70 tomorrow, smoke, codes, bad idle
Replies: 28
Views: 2699

Re: Newbie! Buying first S70 tomorrow, smoke, codes, bad id

Buy your own OBDII reader, don't rely on someone else to scan and email the codes, you will always use this tool in the future. There is a reason this car is selling for scrap value plus $35 (assuming he can get $515 from a junkyard). Are you up for up for doing your own repairs using the info on th...
by dahammer
Thu Aug 02, 2012 2:45 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Driver's side door won't open from inside
Replies: 4
Views: 3598

Re: Driver's side door won't open from inside

All is well. I removed two torx screws which hold the outside door handle and there is a small 3" x 1/4" (approx) plastic rod that is attached to the key lock mechanism. This plastic rod has a small "T" at the end which fits into a hole in the door lock mechanism. When I previously re-installed it, ...
by dahammer
Sun Jul 29, 2012 7:41 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Driver's side door won't open from inside
Replies: 4
Views: 3598

Re: Driver's side door won't open from inside

I think you should take the door panel off and make sure the cable from the handle is still connected to the latch. Thank you! That was the problem, the cable from the handle dislodged from the latch. I removed the lock mechanism and it was a real pain to get this re-attached. When I re-installed t...
by dahammer
Sun Jul 29, 2012 7:32 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: On the road w/ 850: best, cheapest smart phone
Replies: 10
Views: 1174

Re: On the road w/ 850: best, cheapest smart phone

I was in between jobs and bought a Net 10 flip phone, the service was great. They offer a $50 monthly plan with unlimited phone, text, web. Net 10 buys minutes in bulk from both ATT and Verizon and re-sells them. The company is owned by Carlos Slim, the Mexican billionaire.
by dahammer
Wed Jul 25, 2012 5:13 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Driver's side door won't open from inside
Replies: 4
Views: 3598

Driver's side door won't open from inside

Greetings! I have searched this forum for an answer, but have not been able to find a duplicate of my problem. I am unable to open the driver's door from the inside of my 1998 S70. The lock switch works and the knob will lock and unlock the door. I can open the door from the outside, I can lock it a...
by dahammer
Tue Mar 27, 2012 8:29 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Lemur Monitors OBD II BlueDriver iPad app
Replies: 9
Views: 6356

Re: Lemur Monitors OBD II BlueDriver iPad app

Yes, the $40 is for the "Blue Driver" hardware that communicates with the iPad via Bluetooth and is available from Amazon.com, using the links on MVS board :D here is what the output looks like: ----Confirmed Codes Scan Report---- 1 Confirmed Trouble Codes: 1:P0455 - Powertrain Issue Evaporative Emi...
by dahammer
Tue Mar 27, 2012 7:33 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Lemur Monitors OBD II BlueDriver iPad app
Replies: 9
Views: 6356

Re: Lemur Monitors OBD II BlueDriver iPad ap

I received the $40 Blue Driver sensor the other day and plugged it into the OBD II port; I had previously downloaded the free Blue Lemur ap for iPad. I immediately ran out to my car to test my new toy. Think of the scene when Ralphie gets his Little Orphan Annie decoder in the movie A Christmas Stor...
by dahammer
Wed Feb 01, 2012 8:39 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Lemur Monitors OBD II BlueDriver iPad app
Replies: 9
Views: 6356

Lemur Monitors OBD II BlueDriver iPad app

Greetings! Has anyone bought this scanner for their iPad? The scanner costs $40 and connects to an iPad via bluetooth, the ap is free. I have seen some cables that can connect the OBD port to an iPad, but these run about $90 or so. There are other scanners on eBay that are less than $20, direct from...
by dahammer
Sat Jan 28, 2012 2:29 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Climate unit blower replacement
Replies: 133
Views: 56350

Re: Climate unit blower replacement

Thanks Lee for this write up, I picked up a used blower fan at a junkyard (along with a driver's door and clock spring for my daughter's 1997 Hyundai Tiburon). It worked like a charm. I still have the flashing lights though.
by dahammer
Thu Jan 26, 2012 8:51 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: blower motor stops
Replies: 5
Views: 748

Re: blower motor stops

Greetings! I own two 1998 S70's and I am having a problem with the blower not working on the car with automatic climate control. Thanks to the heated seats and highway driving and a mild winter here in the Philly area, I have been fine, but it is time to address this problem. When I start the car, I...
by dahammer
Tue Jan 24, 2012 10:38 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: S70 remote key
Replies: 13
Views: 1812

Re: S70 remote key

I have a 1998 S70 and bought a used remote on eBay. I took it to a local mechanic who specializes in Volvos, he was able to match the remote to my car and didn't charge me for this. Best of luck to you.
by dahammer
Mon Sep 26, 2011 3:41 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: The I Worked on My Car Today Thread
Replies: 180
Views: 32200

Re: The I Worked on My Car Today Thread

I changed the front and rear pads on my Black 1998 S70. It was fairly simple and extremely satisfying when all done. I was able to bring my iPad2 into my garage to see several of the "how to" photos. Last week, I bought a master switch for my Blue 1998 S70 from a local junkyard through ebay for $50....
by dahammer
Sun May 22, 2011 10:39 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: DIY: 1998 Volvo V70 Ignition Switch & Cylinder Lock
Replies: 57
Views: 53421

Re: DIY: 1998 Volvo V70 Ignition Switch & Cylinder Lock

This is a repair that I will eventually need to do, on occasion the key just spins, but I have been lucky up to now. A local mechanic that specializes in Volvos quoted me $500 to do this repair.
by dahammer
Tue May 17, 2011 11:42 pm
Forum: Volvo Classifieds
Topic: For all the "pricing experts" here
Replies: 12
Views: 2377

Re: For all the

Matty Moo wrote:I may end up getting a Nissan Versa since I can't get a Fiesta anywhere.
I rented one and didn't care for it at all, I rented a Ford Focus and thought it handled much better seemed a bit bigger.
by dahammer
Tue May 17, 2011 11:24 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: trouble installing turn signal lights..
Replies: 7
Views: 1021

Re: trouble installing turn signal lights..

hello Lee, and thank you for your reply. No, there was no damage to the paint, and you're right, I will need a connector kit as well. I bought a new fender and a driver's seat for $100 and paid the body shop $200 to remove the damaged fender, paint and install my new fender. BTW, The seat was very e...
by dahammer
Tue May 17, 2011 9:45 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: trouble installing turn signal lights..
Replies: 7
Views: 1021

Re: trouble installing turn signal lights..

Today I parked my car and upon getting out, I noticed that my driver's side corner lamp was missing and three wires were just hanging out......I don't know if the lamp fell out during driving or if someone boosted during a previous stop. About two months ago, I had a body shop paint and install a dr...