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by sleddriver
Fri Jul 20, 2018 3:44 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: That rattling is driving me nuts ...
Replies: 18
Views: 1934
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Re: That rattling is driving me nuts ...

Thanks. I'll hang in there. About to order new front end parts and loads of dynamat to get the noise level down (has helped on the tailgate so far, it closes with a very nice 'thud' now.). Use caution with a heavy material on the tailgate as putting too much weight there will really stress the tail...
by sleddriver
Fri Jul 20, 2018 3:42 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Sluggish off the line and worse in hot weather
Replies: 8
Views: 444
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Re: Sluggish off the line and worse in hot weather

Perhaps you pinched a seal or vacuum hose or connector didn't fully seat, causing a vacuum leak. I recall RSPI warning people about intake manifold gasket leaks and the havoc they wreck.

Save time, frustration and your hair by smoking it.
by sleddriver
Fri Jul 20, 2018 3:37 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 98 v70 gas gauge
Replies: 4
Views: 330
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Re: 98 v70 gas gauge

I recently pulled mine, disassembled it and inspected it because it was 'sticking' at times when low. It would indicate less gas than there actually was (fortunately...). I gently smoothed/polished all of the sliding parts. It's been fine since. You'll need a wiring diagram to follow it. 850's shoul...
by sleddriver
Fri Jul 20, 2018 1:09 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1998 V70 throwing P0455 code
Replies: 4
Views: 297
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Re: 1998 V70 throwing P0455 code

Search is your friend here. Lots of posts re: P0455 including several of my own.

Smoke is also your friend....
by sleddriver
Fri Jul 20, 2018 1:06 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Current thinking on best axel boots?
Replies: 6
Views: 313
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Re: Current thinking on best axel boots?

I wouldn't use Rein. Search my thread on front axle removal to do boots! The passenger outer tore (may have hit something?!). I've been putting it off though I do have a GKN boot.
by sleddriver
Fri Jul 20, 2018 1:00 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Reattach inner door panels
Replies: 4
Views: 294
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Re: Reattach inner door panels

I think I used hot glue.

You could also use Sonneborne NP-1. Problem is you could never remove them again.
by sleddriver
Fri Jul 20, 2018 12:56 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1999 AC job. Rein over nissens, adjustable orfice valve
Replies: 15
Views: 794
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Re: 1999 AC job. Rein over nissens, adjustable orfice valve

A TXV would fix all of this. I can tell when in traffic the condenser gets heat-soaked, even with RECIRC on (which it always is here). The refrigerant is still a vapor at the orfice. Much like a spray can when it gets empty; rather than spraying ingredient in a nice pattern, it just 'spits'. I'd adv...
by sleddriver
Fri Jul 20, 2018 12:44 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 98 V70, T5 Power Steering Leak: Wrong ATF?
Replies: 8
Views: 434
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Re: 98 V70, T5 Power Steering Leak: Wrong ATF?

99 cars call for a different type of fluid as the pump/PS changed from 98. AT205 works great for leaky racks. BTDT. Over time the PS reservoir will 'weep'. You'll think you have a leak. And you do, sort of.

I use Valvoline Max-life synthetic ATC (red). Also use it in the auto-trans.
by sleddriver
Tue Jul 17, 2018 1:04 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Engine Sludge: Any Updated Fix?
Replies: 50
Views: 6378
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Re: Engine Sludge: Any Updated Fix?

Don't understand why engine flushes are verboten on turbo cars as some claim. No problems here. It's not just the turbo I'm worried about. I'm wary of flushes on any higher mileage engine that hasn't been flushed at least once in a while from new. If too much chunky crap thats built up come loose a...