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by 850 LPT
Thu Sep 17, 2020 2:52 pm
Forum: Road Trip!
Topic: NY to MA. The Empire strikes back at the Commonwealth
Replies: 6
Views: 177

Re: NY to MA. The Empire strikes back at the Commonwealth

Nice photos! Amazing skies. But what's up with the upside down headshots?
by 850 LPT
Thu Sep 17, 2020 5:35 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Looking at 98 V70 GLT turbo wagon....
Replies: 16
Views: 106

Re: Looking at 98 V70 GLT turbo wagon....

98' is a great year to buy, if not the best imho. No ETM failure headaches, no canbus nonsense. Slickdizzy is spot on and his opinion reflects my experience with these. You may want to up the number of expected repairs though. I just went through a 99' S70 and brought it up to speed, but it cost me ...
by 850 LPT
Wed Sep 16, 2020 6:43 pm
Forum: Volvo Classifieds
Topic: 04' Volvo V70, base, auto, ash gold/ tan, 236k, $2200
Replies: 0
Views: 16

04' Volvo V70, base, auto, ash gold/ tan, 236k, $2200

Hello everyone, We bought this car in 02/2017 mainly for our high school age girls to drive, it had about 192k on it at the time. We are the third owner, but the second owner had it since 2005 and kept it very clean. He also kept ALL of the maintenance and repair records. It was always garaged until...
by 850 LPT
Tue Sep 15, 2020 8:24 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: What did you do to your Volvo today?
Replies: 4033
Views: 375400

Re: What did you do to your Volvo today?

Chuck W wrote: Tue Sep 15, 2020 6:30 am
850 LPT wrote: Tue Sep 15, 2020 5:30 am Awesome looking emerald S70, love it!
Thanks!

It's actually an 850. ;)
Wow, you fooled me. But that's easy to do :)
by 850 LPT
Tue Sep 15, 2020 5:30 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: What did you do to your Volvo today?
Replies: 4033
Views: 375400

Re: What did you do to your Volvo today?

Chuck W wrote: Tue Sep 15, 2020 4:29 am Threw the Thule roof rack back on the car for the CX season.

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Awesome looking emerald S70, love it!
by 850 LPT
Wed Sep 09, 2020 8:27 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Presenting Everyday Carry video (YT) of my mint Volvo
Replies: 34
Views: 597

Re: Presenting Everyday Carry video (YT) of my mint Volvo

Carrying a breaker bar has been mentioned, but length makes all the difference here. They are not that easy to find, but each of my cars has a 30" bar. That will get the most stubborn lug bolts either loose, or snap them off :D I always advocate non violent conflict resolve, but I suppose they could...
by 850 LPT
Wed Sep 02, 2020 7:21 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: P80 Sachs quick strut mount - double failure AUG 2020
Replies: 20
Views: 480

Re: P80 Sachs quick strut mount - double failure AUG 2020

I am quite shocked that this happened. As you probably know, I was the one who installed these. The overheating problem may have been a blessing in disguise. I don't want to imagine what could have happened to Mark's daughter if this happened while she was on the road.
by 850 LPT
Thu Aug 27, 2020 5:51 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1998 V70 NA M56 Crank (compression, spark, fuel ok) No-start - [incorrect install of distributor drive plate ] Topic is solved
Replies: 48
Views: 789

Re: 1998 V70 NA M56 Crank No-start - Abscate calling in the Calvary! Topic is solved

Hooray. Earl is alive and well again. Someone in VT must be very happy right now :D

Kudos to abscate for his willingness to spend a lot of time, energy and brain power to help out a fellow Volvo owner!
by 850 LPT
Thu Aug 27, 2020 5:45 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1998 S70 Which Manual Transmission [gear] Oil to use?
Replies: 21
Views: 7958

Re: 1998 S70 Which Manual Transmission [gear] Oil to use?

For those who have replaced their MTF, did you find that you needed a 3rd bottle to fully top off the 2.1L capacity? Or is the remaining .1L usually made up by fluid that doesn't fully drain? I have 2 bottles of Genuine Volvo 31280771 and am deciding whether to purchase a 3rd before I start the job...
by 850 LPT
Fri Aug 21, 2020 11:04 am
Forum: Road Trip!
Topic: Trip to Cape Cod last week
Replies: 2
Views: 211

Trip to Cape Cod last week

Last week we enjoyed some time off on Cape Cod. My younger daughter (17) joined us mid week and drove up the 260 miles with "Bertha" the 04' V70. We were on a campground in North Truro, just south of Provincetown. 20200814_101003.jpg 20200809_155008.jpg 20200813_191815.jpg 20200813_193334.jpg 202008...
by 850 LPT
Fri Aug 21, 2020 9:40 am
Forum: Road Trip!
Topic: Another summer upstate NY trip
Replies: 2
Views: 206

Re: Another summer upstate NY trip

volvolugnut wrote: Thu Aug 20, 2020 1:43 pm Love that blue sky.

volvolugnut
Typical for late summer New England :D

Great photos!
by 850 LPT
Fri Aug 21, 2020 9:19 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1998 V70 NA M56 Crank (compression, spark, fuel ok) No-start - [incorrect install of distributor drive plate ] Topic is solved
Replies: 48
Views: 789

Re: 1998 V70 NA M56 Crank No-start - Abscate calling in the Calvary! Topic is solved

You mentioned slight gasoline smell at exhaust before. Could this thing be hopelessly flooded?

Earl is not known to be stubborn like this.
by 850 LPT
Mon Aug 03, 2020 11:13 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: What did you do to your P2 Volvo today?
Replies: 1224
Views: 74834

Re: What did you do to your P2 Volvo today?

Ordered new coil packs and plugs for Bertha, my daughters 04' V70. She called me at 10:30pm on Saturday that the car was driving kind of "lumpy", and dash lights were going crazy. Troubleshooting over the phone seemed to go nowhere, so I decided to grab my Vida laptop and meet her. Glad her boyfrien...
by 850 LPT
Thu Jul 23, 2020 5:32 am
Forum: Volvo Classifieds
Topic: Volvo Findings! (What have you found on Craigslist?)
Replies: 1212
Views: 42799

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

Unpopular opinion: flash green looks so good on the 2004 with the black trim! People hate the '04s, but I love em. Looks like gobi interior, though. Atacama would bring $12k, but gobi will probably go for a little less. I totally agree with you. 04' is my favorite year as well. The trim provides a ...
by 850 LPT
Mon Jul 13, 2020 8:12 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: REM - Check Stop Lamp - VIDA reload
Replies: 15
Views: 349

Re: REM - Check Stop Lamp - VIDA reload

I had a very similar problem. All the stop lamps were working fine but I got the same message. After replacing the third brake light with harness the message went away. I think I had a bad harness or connector.
by 850 LPT
Wed Jun 17, 2020 5:47 am
Forum: Volvo Classifieds
Topic: 1971 145 S MT, No Reserve on BaT!!
Replies: 4
Views: 305

Re: 1971 145 S MT, No Reserve on BaT!!

Bidding was slower than expected and pricing seemed low, up until last 20 minutes or so, but that is par for the site. Sale exceeded my expectations, not that the car was unworthy just that past comps, only 2, were only bid/sold at 6250 and 6550, I figured that's where she would land when it ws all...
by 850 LPT
Thu Jun 11, 2020 5:25 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: What did you do to your P2 Volvo today?
Replies: 1224
Views: 74834

Re: What did you do to your P2 Volvo today?

How many miles/ years on the coils And plugs? I believe the coils were the original ones and the car has 150k miles on it now. The plugs had just shy of 30k on them. This is getting better. My daughters 04' (Bertha) developed misfires yesterday, same thing and the coils must be ancient. She really ...
by 850 LPT
Wed Jun 10, 2020 12:16 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: What did you do to your P2 Volvo today?
Replies: 1224
Views: 74834

Re: What did you do to your P2 Volvo today?

The 05' developed misfires last week, but no CEL. Actually, that's not true, I got a funny message and a blinking CEL while trying to go up a steep hill. It said "shift down while accelerating" or something stupid like that. Yesterday I installed new OEM plugs and new Bosch coil packs, and everythin...
by 850 LPT
Fri Apr 10, 2020 4:06 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 850 Air Conditioning Woes
Replies: 19
Views: 669

Re: 850 Air Conditioning Woes

Wow, that's a fantastic looking R, and it has 3 pedals too! And yes, it's evaporator time. Dirk Thanks Dirk, 3 pedals is the way to go with these, I manual swapped it almost 2 years ago now! What makes you sure it would be the evaporator? I'm thinking it's very possible, as the car has 266,000km an...
by 850 LPT
Thu Apr 09, 2020 7:19 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 850 Air Conditioning Woes
Replies: 19
Views: 669

Re: 850 Air Conditioning Woes

Wow, that's a fantastic looking R, and it has 3 pedals too!

And yes, it's evaporator time.

Dirk
by 850 LPT
Sat Mar 28, 2020 7:37 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: My 2005 Volvo XC70 2.5T
Replies: 5
Views: 192

Re: My 2005 Volvo XC70 2.5T

Welcome to the board, Dhillon. Beautiful car!
by 850 LPT
Sat Mar 28, 2020 11:37 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: What did you do to your P2 Volvo today?
Replies: 1224
Views: 74834

Re: What did you do to your P2 Volvo today?

Mounted the summer tires for the 04' and 05' Boy the tan one is in good shape (I have the same thing, but slick top & auto AWD, and not as nice). Way to go! To you and your daughter. Is it T5? Nice job to both of you on keeping the Thor's away from curbs :) Mine have encountered many curbs. I did n...
by 850 LPT
Sun Mar 22, 2020 3:53 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: New to me 99' S70, base, 5-speed, 209k
Replies: 92
Views: 3357

Re: New to me 99' S70, base, 5-speed, 209k

markone wrote: Sun Mar 22, 2020 3:44 pm Wow those rear seats look about perfect. Good job Getting things going, Dirk.
Thanks, Mark.
Next project is rebuilding the door panels, but that will have to wait. I have a big Capri project coming up next :D
by 850 LPT
Sun Mar 22, 2020 3:23 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1999 S70NA Evita Current drain evaluation and fault testing
Replies: 9
Views: 272

Re: 1999 S70NA Evita Current drain evaluation and fault testing

And this was found to be a faulty passenger door switch lock button stuck closed. Once resolved, drain current measures at 45 mA. Probably still some stuff active at that point I am glad you figured this out. Since I have the exact same symptoms with my S70 I am hoping that the cause is the same. D...
by 850 LPT
Sun Mar 22, 2020 3:19 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: What did you do to your P2 Volvo today?
Replies: 1224
Views: 74834

Re: What did you do to your P2 Volvo today?

Mounted the summer tires for the 04' and 05'
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by 850 LPT
Sun Mar 22, 2020 3:16 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: New to me 99' S70, base, 5-speed, 209k
Replies: 92
Views: 3357

Re: New to me 99' S70, base, 5-speed, 209k

It's been a while. But I was able to finish cleaning the carpet and headliner, and to install the new (used) seats from the parts car. The rear and passenger seats are in awesome shape, but the driver is only so so. The driver seat from the parts car had rips in the side bolster, but the original se...
by 850 LPT
Fri Mar 20, 2020 5:33 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 99' S70 interior light problem, how to troubleshoot?
Replies: 23
Views: 346

Re: 99' S70 interior light problem, how to troubleshoot?

I might join you very soon. Oh wait - never mind, have to wrench in my own garage.
by 850 LPT
Thu Mar 19, 2020 5:35 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: What did you do to your P2 Volvo today?
Replies: 1224
Views: 74834

Re: What did you do to your P2 Volvo today?

I also got new tires for my 05' V70, Conti ExtremeContact DWS06 in 235/45/17 and they are on the Canistos now. They will go on the car this weekend.
Also had the 225/47/17 Goodyears that were on my V70 mounted on the Thors which I had laying around. These will go on my daughters 04' V70.
by 850 LPT
Tue Feb 18, 2020 9:00 am
Forum: Volvo Classifieds
Topic: Volvo Findings! (What have you found on Craigslist?)
Replies: 1212
Views: 42799

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

Wow, service records too, very nice!
by 850 LPT
Sun Feb 16, 2020 7:14 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: What did you do to your Volvo today?
Replies: 4033
Views: 375400

Re: What did you do to your Volvo today?

abscate wrote: Sat Feb 15, 2020 7:56 pm My birthday present was one of my awesome ladies blew off her friends this weekend and rolled Evita home to spend it with me
Happy belated birthday, Steve.
by 850 LPT
Sun Feb 16, 2020 7:14 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: What did you do to your Volvo today?
Replies: 4033
Views: 375400

Re: What did you do to your Volvo today?

Very nice! I'm a little ahead of you with my S70, at 215k now.
by 850 LPT
Fri Feb 14, 2020 1:13 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Grisly photo: XC70 vs. deer
Replies: 27
Views: 680

Re: Grisly photo: XC70 vs. deer

- The difficult part of the repair is to clean all that deer kill from inside the nooks and crannies. I’ve found a hose rinses off the feathers. Oh wait, that’s killdeer hits Not funny! My old 850 got attacked by a killdeer multiple times a few years ago because we parked in his territory. Never sa...
by 850 LPT
Fri Feb 14, 2020 9:07 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Finally it's running!
Replies: 7
Views: 237

Re: Finally it's running!

Nice job!!
by 850 LPT
Thu Feb 13, 2020 4:37 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1998 V70NAM56 (NOW ENGINE SWAP) , winter 2020 "The Orange Mountain"
Replies: 74
Views: 1387

Re: 1998 V70NAM56 cylinder head job, winter 2020 "The Orange Mountain"

Steve, when an engine overheats like this one, does one ever have to be concerned about the bottom end?

Btw, I am seriously impressed by your work.
by 850 LPT
Thu Feb 13, 2020 1:16 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1998 V70NAM56 (NOW ENGINE SWAP) , winter 2020 "The Orange Mountain"
Replies: 74
Views: 1387

Re: 1998 V70NAM56 cylinder head job, winter 2020 "The Orange Mountain"

Nice job Steve. And I'm sure you bought the Costco size bottle of bleach, right? Btw, you fit right into the surroundings with that shirt. Winter Camouflage so to speak :D
by 850 LPT
Wed Feb 12, 2020 6:30 am
Forum: Volvo Classifieds
Topic: Volvo Findings! (What have you found on Craigslist?)
Replies: 1212
Views: 42799

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

I respectfully disagree. I believe you will see a trend towards higher valued examples such as this car because of the fact that they are more and more seen as classic cars, rather than just used cars that make sense to keep up for practical reasons. What drives the market in that arena are people w...
by 850 LPT
Tue Feb 11, 2020 4:46 pm
Forum: Volvo Classifieds
Topic: Volvo Findings! (What have you found on Craigslist?)
Replies: 1212
Views: 42799

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

Super clean low mileage 2000 V70XC in nautic on BAT: https://bringatrailer.com/listing/2000-volvo-v70-xc-awd-wagon/ Up,to $5250 now Ask for one picture of raw data on that car and you might feel differently on the exterior. I hate it when people grab the knob and turn the pixel gain up. Sold for $9...
by 850 LPT
Tue Feb 11, 2020 12:26 pm
Forum: 240, 740, 760, 780, Bertone, 940, 960, V90, S90
Topic: The owner got the money's worth on this one
Replies: 1
Views: 147

Re: The owner got the money's worth on this one

Nice.

Even P80's can do that with proper care. There was a white 850 wagon at a dealership in Texas a few years back. It also had 500k on it.
by 850 LPT
Tue Feb 11, 2020 6:04 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Getting Ready for Suspension refresh - 99 S70 na fwd
Replies: 9
Views: 210

Re: Getting Ready for Suspension refresh - 99 S70 na fwd

Since you raised concerns about the INA brand strut mounts I just wanted to mention that this is a good quality brand, made mostly in Germany. You won't be disappointed with INA parts.

Dirk
by 850 LPT
Mon Feb 10, 2020 8:56 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 96 yellow wagon t5r, ask price?
Replies: 11
Views: 512

Re: 96 yellow wagon t5r, ask price?

We need a lot more information on the car to make a meaningful recommendation such as service history and what it's needs are. Also we need photos.
A beat up survivor will not bring much, but like Eric said a pristine example could go through the roof, especially if 2 people start fighting for it.
by 850 LPT
Mon Feb 10, 2020 5:47 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1998 V70NAM56 (NOW ENGINE SWAP) , winter 2020 "The Orange Mountain"
Replies: 74
Views: 1387

Re: 1998 V70NAM56 cylinder head job, winter 2020 "The Orange Mountain"

I'm a spoiled whimp in comparison and really don't care about the weather. Decide which car I want to work on and move it in the garage Friday evening. Then turn the heat on before breakfast Saturday morning. It's toasty by the time I turned the laptop on to play some of my favorite music while I wr...
by 850 LPT
Sun Feb 09, 2020 5:55 pm
Forum: Volvo Classifieds
Topic: Volvo Findings! (What have you found on Craigslist?)
Replies: 1212
Views: 42799

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

Yes, this is only 25 mins from my house.

Interesting that it doesn't have the wood grain trim... I have only seen that on non leather, non sunroof XC's.
by 850 LPT
Sun Feb 09, 2020 2:32 pm
Forum: Volvo Classifieds
Topic: 1990 240 DL - one owner, 114K, auto - $3200
Replies: 3
Views: 166

Re: 1990 240 DL - one owner, 114K, auto - $3200

Wow, nice car! Did they come standard with a front spoiler? GLWS.

Dirk
by 850 LPT
Sun Feb 09, 2020 2:26 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: What did you do to your P2 Volvo today?
Replies: 1224
Views: 74834

Re: What did you do to your P2 Volvo today?

Yesterday I finally installed the new third brake light in my 05' V70, which solved the mysterious "check stop lamp" issue. No idea what was wrong with the old one as it was working fine, maybe the old connector was bad. I was suspecting that I reversed polarity initially, but that was not the case ...
by 850 LPT
Sat Feb 08, 2020 7:20 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Parking brake cables Topic is solved
Replies: 14
Views: 247

Re: Parking brake cables Topic is solved

This is the kind of stuff I only use new parts on. These cables are a real pain to remove and install and I wouldn't want to find out that a seemingly good used one seizes up in the near future and I have to do the job all over again. Not worth the saving $60 for each cable in my opinion. And just t...
by 850 LPT
Fri Feb 07, 2020 7:47 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1998 V70NAM56 (NOW ENGINE SWAP) , winter 2020 "The Orange Mountain"
Replies: 74
Views: 1387

Re: 1998 V70NAM56 cylinder head job, winter 2020 "The Orange Mountain"

Shouldn't it be the white mountain project? I think Mark needs to chime in here.
by 850 LPT
Fri Feb 07, 2020 6:53 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Gas Smell Volvo 850 GLT
Replies: 13
Views: 247

Re: Gas Smell Volvo 850 GLT

I would also inspect the fuel filler neck. There is a collar connecting the pipe to the tank which can fail I believe.

Dirk
by 850 LPT
Fri Feb 07, 2020 6:49 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: New to me 99' S70, base, 5-speed, 209k
Replies: 92
Views: 3357

Re: New to me 99' S70, base, 5-speed, 209k

I had heard about the PVC pipe trick, but I was too lazy to drag my butt to Home Depot only to find out they don't have any scrap laying around. I certainly didn't want to pay for it :o Plus, the angle gear collar has a nice weight to it, which helps reducing bounce back on the hammer blows :wink: M...
by 850 LPT
Thu Feb 06, 2020 6:10 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Car stranded, again, misfire help - 99 s70 na m56 Topic is solved
Replies: 9
Views: 291

Re: Car stranded, again, misfire help - 99 s70 na m56 Topic is solved

Glad you figured this out. These cars really run best on OEM spark plugs.

...and premium fuel.
by 850 LPT
Thu Feb 06, 2020 6:05 am
Forum: Volvo Classifieds
Topic: 1999 S70 NA For Sale or part-out: $800 Topic is solved
Replies: 13
Views: 396

Re: 1999 S70 NA For Sale or part out ($1000) Topic is solved

What a nice project for someone!! But, if you end up parting it out, I'll call dibs on the Steering Wheel, the Front Calipers and the Xemodex ETM (I have to find out how that can be reprogrammed to fit my car first though) Dirk Thanks! Regarding the Xemodex, is your car a naturally aspirated S70 au...
by 850 LPT
Wed Feb 05, 2020 6:54 pm
Forum: Volvo Classifieds
Topic: 1999 S70 NA For Sale or part-out: $800 Topic is solved
Replies: 13
Views: 396

Re: 1999 S70 NA For Sale or part out ($1000) Topic is solved

What a nice project for someone!!

But, if you end up parting it out, I'll call dibs on the Steering Wheel, the Front Calipers and the Xemodex ETM (I have to find out how that can be reprogrammed to fit my car first though)

Dirk
by 850 LPT
Tue Feb 04, 2020 10:54 am
Forum: Volvo Classifieds
Topic: Volvo Findings! (What have you found on Craigslist?)
Replies: 1212
Views: 42799

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

Here's a 1995 960 with a supercharged Ford Mustang V8 5.0L five-speed! https://newyork.craigslist.org/wch/ctd/d/mamaroneck-1995-volvo-960-wagon-base/7066688999.html Totally awesome! Paul Newman and David Letterman had one of these. I wish I had space and money right now. Watch this: https://www.dai...
by 850 LPT
Mon Feb 03, 2020 11:17 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: New to me 99' S70, base, 5-speed, 209k
Replies: 92
Views: 3357

Re: New to me 99' S70, base, 5-speed, 209k

Got everything buttoned up last Saturday, and the car is back on the ground. 20200201_154423.jpg While I changed out the axle seal I noticed that a P80 AWD angle gear shaft collar has the PERFECT dimensions to drive in the new seal. I'm glad I kept the stripped one from my 98' V70XC, this made the j...
by 850 LPT
Fri Jan 31, 2020 3:04 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: What did you do to your Volvo today?
Replies: 4033
Views: 375400

Re: What did you do to your Volvo today?

I was able to connect my phone to the OBD2 dongle which I got a while ago for the 850. Then I was able to read the true mileage of the car with the Xiaotec App and its at 116,170 right now. When I fixed the odometer long time ago I estimated the mileage based on the historical data that was availabl...
by 850 LPT
Tue Jan 28, 2020 11:11 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: '99 V70 Base Auto FWD 230k mi -- Cold Weather No Starts
Replies: 8
Views: 186

Re: '99 V70 Base Auto FWD 230k mi -- Cold Weather No Starts

This exact thing happened to me a while ago with my 05'V70. Too many short runs, breaks too long between starts and cold weather. The battery can only bear so much until it needs a decent re- charge, even a fairly new one. Of course a P2 will really freak you out, the alarm went off upon pressing th...
by 850 LPT
Sun Jan 26, 2020 5:18 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Door locks don't always work 1999 V70 base
Replies: 5
Views: 195

Re: Door locks don't always work 1999 V70 base

The problems you are encountering might point to failing door lock actuators. If they have never been replaced, they are due. When they start failing, it's always only on hot days. There is information on this on this site, you will have to search for that. But I would try and diagnose in this direc...
by 850 LPT
Sun Jan 26, 2020 5:11 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: SIPS in action Topic is solved
Replies: 18
Views: 554

Re: SIPS in action Topic is solved

I am echoing everyone else here, but I am really glad to see you unharmed.

This is the reason why both of my daughters (in addition to me) drive Volvo's. Safety first.

Dirk
by 850 LPT
Sun Jan 26, 2020 3:08 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: New to me 99' S70, base, 5-speed, 209k
Replies: 92
Views: 3357

Re: New to me 99' S70, base, 5-speed, 209k

Getting back to my project this weekend. I've been busy yesterday taking things apart for the following purposes: - replace busted spring seat passenger side - replace leaking CV axle seal in transmission passenger side - replace trans. oil with Redline MTL - all new front brakes - replace rusted du...
by 850 LPT
Fri Jan 24, 2020 8:53 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: What did you do to your Volvo today?
Replies: 4033
Views: 375400

Re: What did you do to your Volvo today?

Seeing Earl in your driveway makes my heart warm. He is in good hands.
by 850 LPT
Fri Jan 24, 2020 8:51 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: What did you do to your Volvo today?
Replies: 4033
Views: 375400

Re: What did you do to your Volvo today?

You calculate the space you need to idle in first with no clutch and let the space open and close accordingly. That's what I do in traffic as well :lol: Of course there are always some annoying people that cut in front of you only to ruin your plans. Or the ones behind you getting seriously impatie...
by 850 LPT
Thu Jan 23, 2020 10:47 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Trial balloon, update on T5M value from offer JAN 2020
Replies: 30
Views: 798

Re: Trial balloon, update on T5M value from offer JAN 2020

Turbo stick in NAUTIC blue. Temptations temptations.
by 850 LPT
Mon Jan 20, 2020 1:15 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: '99 V70 Base Auto FWD 230k mi -- Cold Weather No Starts
Replies: 8
Views: 186

Re: '99 V70 Base Auto FWD 230k mi -- Cold Weather No Starts

Hi Evan, it sounds like the starter solenoid has just enough juice to make some noise. It really sounds like a battery issue to me. Any chance you can jump it and then check alternator output?
by 850 LPT
Mon Jan 20, 2020 1:05 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 98 v70, white exhaust smoke, seek mechanic near Glens Falls NY
Replies: 6
Views: 179

Re: 98 v70, white exhaust smoke, seek mechanic near Glens Falls NY

Oh no Mark, this is terrible new indeed. Sounds almost like a radiator hose blew, since you mentioned a wet engine bay. Hopefully the engine didn't overheat and seize. Sorry I don't know anybody up that way.

Dirk
by 850 LPT
Fri Jan 17, 2020 6:28 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: P80 replacement seat skin thread research JAN 2020
Replies: 24
Views: 1052

Re: P80 replacement seat skin thread research JAN 2020

Which is why YOU need to find them before they head to the JY and then strip them.
by 850 LPT
Fri Jan 17, 2020 6:24 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Long trip prep? ('04 XC)
Replies: 95
Views: 1999

Re: Long trip prep? ('04 XC)

Rattnalle wrote: Fri Jan 17, 2020 2:37 am Best thing you can do for the engine is get a bicycle for short and super short trips. :wink:
Agreed. Except we are in America here, where bikes are only used to exercise, not to get places :o
by 850 LPT
Thu Jan 16, 2020 7:25 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Long trip prep? ('04 XC)
Replies: 95
Views: 1999

Re: Long trip prep? ('04 XC)

All good suggestions, although I wouldn't worry to much about the front suspension issues. Things aren't likely to just fall apart on you :wink: However keeping the ATF fresh is super important , as is fresh engine oil. All our cars have a basic Harbor Freight tool kit along with an emergency kit ,a...
by 850 LPT
Wed Jan 15, 2020 6:00 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Which Copper Plugs
Replies: 18
Views: 508

Re: Which Copper Plugs

Agreed, I think re gapping is a thing of the past. Unless the packaging is damaged and one might suspect bent prongs.
by 850 LPT
Wed Jan 15, 2020 5:54 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: What did you do to your P2 Volvo today?
Replies: 1224
Views: 74834

Re: What did you do to your P2 Volvo today?

:lol:

Back on topic. It looks like my mileage is creeping up again. I will keep an eye on this, but after gassing up yesterday I got 29 mpg.
by 850 LPT
Tue Jan 14, 2020 12:52 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: What did you do to your P2 Volvo today?
Replies: 1224
Views: 74834

Re: What did you do to your P2 Volvo today?

I'll take her. How much?
by 850 LPT
Tue Jan 14, 2020 9:18 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Passenger Airbag Off Warning
Replies: 2
Views: 71

Re: Passenger Airbag Off Warning

I usually tell my passengers which are almost always tiny female family members to start eating a little more so the light goes off. And of course I immediately get the eyeroll.
by 850 LPT
Tue Jan 14, 2020 9:14 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: What did you do to your P2 Volvo today?
Replies: 1224
Views: 74834

Re: What did you do to your P2 Volvo today?

Considering mice under the hood - nasty little buggers. That looks like some of your car's insulation repurposed for their nest. I try to keep a bar of mouse bait under the hood of all my vehicles. volvolugnut These little guys are destructive. I already removed my hood insulation because it looked...
by 850 LPT
Tue Jan 14, 2020 9:09 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Abscate in BOS JAN15Burlington MA late afternoon for IRL help
Replies: 3
Views: 113

Re: Abscate in BOS WED late afternoon for IRL help

Ha, I'll be there Sunday, too bad. Will be right across the river on Comm. Ave. moving my daughter into her apartment.
by 850 LPT
Mon Jan 13, 2020 11:11 am
Forum: Volvo Classifieds
Topic: Volvo Findings! (What have you found on Craigslist?)
Replies: 1212
Views: 42799

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

There is a really clean, low mileage 1995 850 for sale in Old Saybrook:

https://newhaven.craigslist.org/ctd/d/o ... 09265.html


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by 850 LPT
Mon Jan 13, 2020 7:07 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Steering wheel swap and Gauge Cluster
Replies: 2
Views: 95

Re: Steering wheel swap and Gauge Cluster

I don't know about the cluster swap, but the steering wheel swap is easy. The connectors should be the same. I am sure you know this already, but make sure you disconnect the battery before you do this and let the car sit for a while. I usually wait 1/2 hour before I start unplugging stuff like air ...
by 850 LPT
Mon Jan 13, 2020 7:01 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: What did you do to your P2 Volvo today?
Replies: 1224
Views: 74834

Re: What did you do to your P2 Volvo today?

Hey Evan, we are on the same schedule :D I did an oil change on the 05' V70 with Castrol High Mileage 5/30. And since I saw some mouse droppings on top of the engine I thought I should better check the air filter box. And sure enough, the little critters made a nice home for themselves again. Looks ...
by 850 LPT
Fri Jan 10, 2020 7:38 am
Forum: Volvo Classifieds
Topic: Volvo Findings! (What have you found on Craigslist?)
Replies: 1212
Views: 42799

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

You have to get your spouse in line. This post has been approved my Mrs Abscate. Has anyone seen my pants? :lol: :lol: :lol: For me it's not so much the number of cars in the driveway. But when I start talking about building a detached 4 car garage.... :o I don't know what the problem is.
by 850 LPT
Fri Jan 10, 2020 7:33 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: RobertDIY manufacturing new parts (R bumper covers, P80 seat leather)
Replies: 48
Views: 4821

Re: RobertDIY manufacturing new parts

Lseats sells skins at $299 for set. Reviews are mixed, I’m going to try them in Spring I am considering the same if these are better than the Elwood ones. Those don't impress me. So to the OP, if there is a manufacturer that gets the quality close to original for a reasonable price, I'm all in. Dirk
by 850 LPT
Thu Jan 09, 2020 5:37 am
Forum: Volvo Classifieds
Topic: 2004 V70R, AT, $4250 OBO Helena, Montana
Replies: 27
Views: 1636

Re: *NOPE* 2004 V70R, AT, $4250 OBO Helena, Montana *NOPE*

Makes so much sense, especially because you invested so much in this caR.
by 850 LPT
Sat Jan 04, 2020 2:49 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: M56 manual transmission Swap: The Ultimate Parts List
Replies: 12
Views: 773

Re: M56 Swap: The Ultimate Parts List

Wow! Thank you for taking the time to record all this. Much appreciated.

Dirk
by 850 LPT
Sat Jan 04, 2020 12:51 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Passenger front axle
Replies: 20
Views: 539

Re: Passenger front axle

abscate wrote: Sat Jan 04, 2020 9:23 am Do we have the definitive “what fits what ?” Drive shaft thread?
This might be a good idea.
by 850 LPT
Sat Jan 04, 2020 12:50 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Passenger front axle
Replies: 20
Views: 539

Re: Passenger front axle

You have an R though. I imagine the AWD axle is not the same as the FWD axle. My axle is supposed to arrive on Thursday. If it does it will be installed early next week. Then I can take measurements. Dirk Hi Fork how did this turn out? I have to replace the axles on my fwd manual Who is Fork? It lo...
by 850 LPT
Fri Jan 03, 2020 6:08 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Reverse parking sensors
Replies: 6
Views: 174

Re: Reverse parking sensors

It’s standard on all P2s If you have the switch, it goes “ beep” If you don’t , it’s single “ crunch” :lol: Typical abscate wisdom here. When this feature is turned on, the radio display will say: "park assist aktive" I thought at first that this is a gimmick, but I have come to appreciate it a lot...
by 850 LPT
Tue Dec 31, 2019 8:48 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1998 V70 GLT 19T Build
Replies: 86
Views: 2445

Re: 1998 V70 GLT 19T Build

Wow, amazing stuff going on here. Will be following closely.
by 850 LPT
Mon Dec 30, 2019 3:12 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: New to me 99' S70, base, 5-speed, 209k
Replies: 92
Views: 3357

Re: New to me 99' S70, base, 5-speed, 209k

E Showell wrote: Mon Dec 30, 2019 1:23 pm Hey Dirk -- If you happen to come across a spare 3960 driver's side seat switch holder, keep me in mind. Thanks, Evan
Hi Evan, I will have an extra when I'm done swapping seats. Let me check the condition and I will let you know.

Dirk
by 850 LPT
Mon Dec 30, 2019 1:07 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: New to me 99' S70, base, 5-speed, 209k
Replies: 92
Views: 3357

Re: New to me 99' S70, base, 5-speed, 209k

Finally I am able to continue on my project. Last weekend I started removing the interior in the rear and I pulled out the old parking brake cables. I also cleaned up the center console and installed the nice lid from the parts car and a brand new cup holder: 20191228_112033.jpg I had a hard time ge...
by 850 LPT
Mon Dec 30, 2019 6:17 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Replacement Key
Replies: 9
Views: 385

Re: Replacement Key

Funny how Admirals just have to do it their own way, not on the hook where everybody else hangs their keys.

But then I get the occasional "can I use your key today?, because I can't find mine" :shock: no words needed.
by 850 LPT
Fri Dec 27, 2019 7:31 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: P80s Starting to get scarce at P&Ps
Replies: 15
Views: 306

Re: P80s Starting to get scarce at P&Ps

E Showell wrote: Fri Dec 27, 2019 6:28 am I am sensing a transition point here. We are getting into the "enthusiast vehicle" zone as opposed to guys who don't want to spend a lot and still drive a nice car.
I would agree with your statement. And for that matter, you don't see many P80's on the roads either.
by 850 LPT
Wed Dec 18, 2019 7:48 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: What did you do to your P2 Volvo today?
Replies: 1224
Views: 74834

Re: What did you do to your P2 Volvo today?

Ohoo Black Betty, bamalam.
by 850 LPT
Tue Dec 17, 2019 5:52 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: HEAT!! (for your feet...and hands...in the garage) Topic is solved
Replies: 90
Views: 1719

Re: HEAT!! (for your feet...and hands...in the garage) Topic is solved

That's a nice heater you are getting. I put a 6k heater in my garage 2 years ago and I am so glad I did. This is the one I got: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00HS8FZAC/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1 And yes, I have a fridge in the garage, a stereo and a laptop station etc. Now ...
by 850 LPT
Fri Dec 13, 2019 1:07 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: What did you do to your P2 Volvo today?
Replies: 1224
Views: 74834

Re: What did you do to your P2 Volvo today?

Picked up the 05' V70 5-speed from my indie with a new passenger side axle installed. I'm really glad I didn't attempt this myself. He had a tough time getting the old one out. It wouldn't budge while in the car, so he took the whole carrier out. Then he had to heat up the bearing assembly while pre...
by 850 LPT
Fri Dec 13, 2019 7:12 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: P2 Manuals, colors, rambling - from Jims For Sale thread...
Replies: 10
Views: 1093

Re: P2 Manuals, colors, rambling - from Jims For Sale thread...

Yes sir! Although now they are degraded to only winter duty. Set of wheels and rubber in PA for $125 in classifieds Thanks, but I have it all figured out, besides it is a little late in the season to think about snow tires now. At least in the Northeast that is. 4 sets of snow tires installed now o...
by 850 LPT
Thu Dec 12, 2019 10:45 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: P2 Manuals, colors, rambling - from Jims For Sale thread...
Replies: 10
Views: 1093

Re: P2 Manuals, colors, rambling - from Jims For Sale thread...

Yes sir! Although now they are degraded to only winter duty.
by 850 LPT
Thu Nov 28, 2019 8:19 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Ny NJ MA and area Nautic Blue paint Group, color code 417
Replies: 13
Views: 261

Re: Ny NJ MA and area Nautic Blue paint Group, color code 417

I need to get a hood and trunk lid painted but CT is being discriminated :o :lol: We don't want any Lyme in our paint, that's Green. (I can pick up from work in NY though) :lol: :lol: Seriously though, how would you transport the hood? I've been trying to figure this out because initially I wanted ...
by 850 LPT
Wed Nov 27, 2019 6:01 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Ny NJ MA and area Nautic Blue paint Group, color code 417
Replies: 13
Views: 261

Re: Ny NJ MA and area Nautic Blue paint Group, color code 417

I need to get a hood and trunk lid painted but CT is being discriminated :o
by 850 LPT
Mon Nov 25, 2019 11:08 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: P80 hood removal , single handed
Replies: 11
Views: 229

Re: P80 hood removal , single handed

abscate wrote: Mon Nov 25, 2019 5:24 am 4 year Orange Plague.
:lol:
by 850 LPT
Mon Nov 25, 2019 6:56 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Rear end collission! Repair advice needed.
Replies: 48
Views: 1082

Re: Rear end collission! Repair advice needed.

What a bummer that this happened to you. But as Abscate said, you are ok and that's the main thing. Do you have a photo of the quarter panel without that Hunday biting it's teeth into it? From staring at the photos I am thinking that the frame was possibly not compromised. The rear door gaps look fi...
by 850 LPT
Sun Nov 24, 2019 2:40 pm
Forum: Volvo Classifieds
Topic: 2004 V70R, AT, $4250 OBO Helena, Montana
Replies: 27
Views: 1636

Re: 2004 V70R, AT, $5250.00 OBO Helena, Montana

I really like the dark contrasting trim on these 04' R's. It's my favorite year.

Why has this not sold yet, I wonder.
by 850 LPT
Fri Nov 22, 2019 11:15 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Rate your skills - the official MVS poll
Replies: 80
Views: 8435

Re: Rate your skills - the official MVS poll

abscate wrote: Fri Nov 22, 2019 10:58 am
one of the most knowledgeable Volvo guys on this planet
You gave jimmy some wheels??

:D :D :D
:lol:
by 850 LPT
Fri Nov 22, 2019 6:35 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Rate your skills - the official MVS poll
Replies: 80
Views: 8435

Re: Rate your skills - the official MVS poll

Whoa! You're efficient. If we worked together I'd need to speed up, or slow you down :lol: :shock: . BTW I love the design of generic steel wheels. Ahhh yes, and they have quite a history. Who would have thought they would end up on the car of one of the most knowledgeable Volvo guys on this planet...
by 850 LPT
Tue Nov 19, 2019 4:07 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Passenger front axle
Replies: 20
Views: 539

Re: Passenger front axle

You have an R though. I imagine the AWD axle is not the same as the FWD axle.
My axle is supposed to arrive on Thursday. If it does it will be installed early next week. Then I can take measurements.

Dirk
by 850 LPT
Mon Nov 18, 2019 7:33 pm
Forum: Volvo Classifieds
Topic: 2004 V70R, AT, $4250 OBO Helena, Montana
Replies: 27
Views: 1636

Re: 2004 V70R, AT, $5250.00 OBO Helena, Montana

Wow, what a nice car, and you clearly took great care of it.

GLWS
by 850 LPT
Fri Nov 15, 2019 7:17 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: S70 T5 -- softer ride? tires?
Replies: 31
Views: 690

Re: S70 T5 -- softer ride? tires?

so when I buy 15" wheels is that all I need to know? are they also sold by width? were there ever Volvo 15" wheels that would be a nice match for the T5 wheels? Most if not all P80 15" rims are 6.5" wide. And there are a ton of choices, maybe you can take a look here and see what you like: https://...
by 850 LPT
Fri Nov 15, 2019 11:31 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: S70 T5 -- softer ride? tires?
Replies: 31
Views: 690

Re: S70 T5 -- softer ride? tires?

Your car came with 16" wheels and 205/55/16 tires from the factory. In general, if you increase the size of the side wall, you get a more comfortable ride. You can achieve this by going to 15" wheels. The tire size I would recommend for that size is 195/65/15. This change will make a significant dif...
by 850 LPT
Fri Nov 15, 2019 8:19 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Passenger front axle
Replies: 20
Views: 539

Re: Passenger front axle

Axles for manual P2's are very hard to find, I am going through the same process right now. Sounds like my Indie found a source and he ordered it (passenger side as well). We shall see if it fits when it gets here.
A lot of vendors have auto axles listed as manual axles, which is really bad.
by 850 LPT
Thu Nov 14, 2019 8:46 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: P2 V70 rear spoiler installation instructions with photos
Replies: 3
Views: 1301

Re: P2 V70 rear spoiler installation instructions with photos

abscate wrote: Thu Nov 14, 2019 8:43 am I hate people who can put their car(s) in their garage
:D :D :D
You should see what's in the other bay.
by 850 LPT
Thu Nov 14, 2019 7:34 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: P2 V70 rear spoiler installation instructions with photos
Replies: 3
Views: 1301

P2 V70 rear spoiler installation instructions with photos

Hello all, I recently installed a "wing" on my 05' V70 and since I had trouble finding good instructions online I thought I take some notes and share what I learned from doing this job. There is a mounting kit available from Volvo for about $58 which includes all the hardware needed, plus the templa...
by 850 LPT
Wed Nov 13, 2019 10:47 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Links to all variations of P80 wheels pdf
Replies: 11
Views: 335

Re: Links to all variations of P80 wheels pdf

Great reference to have. Thanks Abscate and Matt for posting this.
by 850 LPT
Fri Nov 08, 2019 10:58 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: The death and resurrection of "Blue", a 2002 XC70
Replies: 13
Views: 504

Re: The death and resurrection of "Blue", a 2002 XC70

Wow, I am really glad your daughter and her boyfriend came out of that unharmed.

You did some really nice work on that car, very impressive.
And I applaud you to your choice to save it.
by 850 LPT
Thu Nov 07, 2019 6:27 pm
Forum: Volvo Classifieds
Topic: 1996 850 turbo Gold edition FS Portland ME Topic is solved
Replies: 7
Views: 232

Re: 1996 850 turbo Gold edition FS Portland ME Topic is solved

Real bummer this happened to you. Unfortunately, you are too far away from me and I'm booked this weekend and the next.
Just out of curiosity, what's the color of the interior?

Good luck.

Dirk
by 850 LPT
Mon Nov 04, 2019 11:28 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: What did you put off doing to your P2 Volvo today....... Now Sticky!
Replies: 68
Views: 6709

Re: What did you put off doing to your P2 Volvo today....... Now Sticky!

This weekend I put off investigating why I have a "check stop lamp" warning on the dash after installing a rear spoiler on the 05' V70.
Also still not addressed is an outer passenger side CV joint boot that cracked right at the shaft. Not loosing any grease so how long can I go? We shall see.
by 850 LPT
Mon Nov 04, 2019 11:17 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: 05' V70, almost dead battery, alarm going off, what to do? Topic is solved
Replies: 16
Views: 333

Re: 05' V70, almost dead battery, alarm going off, what to do? Topic is solved

The solar panel charger idea is very intriguing. I will investigate that further.

Thanks guys!
by 850 LPT
Sun Nov 03, 2019 3:14 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: 05' V70, almost dead battery, alarm going off, what to do? Topic is solved
Replies: 16
Views: 333

Re: 05' V70, almost dead battery, alarm going off, what to do? Topic is solved

This is great info Oragex, thank you so much! The car was indeed parked for about 2 1/2 weeks. And I didn't drive any kind of long distance prior to that, which is probably the reason why this happened. From now on I will drive it to work every once in a while (85 miles per day) to prevent this fro...
by 850 LPT
Fri Nov 01, 2019 1:17 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: 05' V70, almost dead battery, alarm going off, what to do? Topic is solved
Replies: 16
Views: 333

Re: 05' V70, almost dead battery, alarm going off, what to do? Topic is solved

This is great info Oragex, thank you so much! The car was indeed parked for about 2 1/2 weeks. And I didn't drive any kind of long distance prior to that, which is probably the reason why this happened. From now on I will drive it to work every once in a while (85 miles per day) to prevent this from...
by 850 LPT
Fri Nov 01, 2019 11:24 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: 05' V70, almost dead battery, alarm going off, what to do? Topic is solved
Replies: 16
Views: 333

Re: 05' V70, almost dead battery, alarm going off, what to do? Topic is solved

If it is more than 3 years old, go get your self a new one with all the money you saved on the 1999 Nautic Blue/beige NA wagon in stick shift, you rascal. P2s really hate low battery voltage, and if it has discharged in a week of non-use, its dead. It will keep you in Volvo electronic Hades until y...
by 850 LPT
Fri Nov 01, 2019 11:17 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: 05' V70, almost dead battery, alarm going off, what to do? Topic is solved
Replies: 16
Views: 333

Re: 05' V70, almost dead battery, alarm going off, what to do? Topic is solved

93SCMax wrote: Fri Nov 01, 2019 9:55 am Make sure you follow the battery disconnect/reconnect procedure.

https://howardsvolvos.webs.com/miscissues.htm#207347288
Interesting to read this, thanks. I am guessing I will be fine as far as the ECC is concerned, since I haven't driven the car in 2+ weeks.
by 850 LPT
Fri Nov 01, 2019 7:03 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: 05' V70, almost dead battery, alarm going off, what to do? Topic is solved
Replies: 16
Views: 333

05' V70, almost dead battery, alarm going off, what to do? Topic is solved

Yesterday evening I went to the carport to move the my V70 into the driveway. The forecast called for strong winds and ever since an oak tree crushed the old carport in a horrific storm last year, I feel uneasy leaving the car in there during these times. Well I was stumped when I approached the car...
by 850 LPT
Wed Oct 30, 2019 6:25 am
Forum: Volvo Classifieds
Topic: Volvo Findings! (What have you found on Craigslist?)
Replies: 1212
Views: 42799

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

E Showell wrote: Wed Oct 30, 2019 2:15 am https://newjersey.craigslist.org/cto/d/ ... 75725.html

Poster has added that it needs a windshield. That's about $350 via Safelight, plus around another $600 for the roof repaint (wink).
Hi Evan, there seems to be a problem with the link. Can you check?

Thanks, Dirk
by 850 LPT
Tue Oct 22, 2019 9:10 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: IDEA of mine: Volvo Concept Car, built from the ground up Topic is solved
Replies: 18
Views: 348

Re: IDEA of mine: Volvo Concept Car, built from the ground up Topic is solved

Interesting idea!

But I would maybe rethink the notion of a 8-speed manual. Not sure how practical that would be.
I know that I would probably get confused all the time about which gear I'm in.
by 850 LPT
Sun Oct 20, 2019 5:44 pm
Forum: Volvo Classifieds
Topic: Fore sale: 98 v70 xc electric driver seat $120, Antlers OK
Replies: 8
Views: 169

Re: Fore sale: 98 v70 xc electric driver seat $100, Antlers OK

Looks like this is the one I'm looking for. Dang, too far away.

GLWS. Looks really nice.
by 850 LPT
Sun Oct 20, 2019 5:37 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Adding remote unlocking/locking...95 850 to 96 850? Topic is solved
Replies: 11
Views: 282

Re: Adding remote unlocking/locking...95 850 to 96 850? Topic is solved

Just confirming what you probably already know, but for the remote fob you have, you need the receiver that's mounted next to the glove box. Nothing else will be compatible. So to answer your question: Yes, you need to back to the junkyard and fetch that. See this thread near the end: https://www.ma...
by 850 LPT
Fri Oct 18, 2019 9:03 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 99' S70 interior light problem, how to troubleshoot?
Replies: 23
Views: 346

Re: 99' S70 interior light problem, how to troubleshoot?

Just realized sometimes the door locks don't work when pushing the switch on the door panel (I don't have a fob). I have the same thing going on with Evita. If you energize the light circuit by moving the switch to the door position, the locks start working with the switch. This fix is “ sticky” , ...
by 850 LPT
Fri Oct 18, 2019 6:39 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Solved [seized AC compressor]- Car Stranded - Won't start, no click, lights on, no push start - 99 s70 base manual trans Topic is solved
Replies: 17
Views: 695

Re: Car Stranded - Won't start, no click, lights on, no push start - 99 s70 base manual trans Topic is solved

Well this is a real drag, that's for sure. I am not sure if this can be properly diagnosed on the side of the road. It might make sense to get it towed to your indie's shop. Does the engine crank at all? If not you may have a bad starter. If it does crank you can troubleshoot further: A no start con...
by 850 LPT
Thu Oct 17, 2019 1:10 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 2000 V70 NA needs a radiator
Replies: 5
Views: 82

Re: 2000 V70 NA needs a radiator

Radiators are super easy on these cars. Do yourself a favor and slide out the fan/ shroud assembly as a whole. This has worked well for me.

I use a large screwdriver to spread the clips apart, then you can slide them off.

Good luck.
by 850 LPT
Thu Oct 17, 2019 6:40 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 99' S70 interior light problem, how to troubleshoot?
Replies: 23
Views: 346

Re: 99' S70 interior light problem, how to troubleshoot?

abscate wrote: Wed Oct 16, 2019 1:54 pm I think I we are both suffering from hyperactive 2/76 , lock controller


My drain was eliminated by pulling either 11C/6 or 11/A7
How hard is it to replace the lock controller?
by 850 LPT
Wed Oct 16, 2019 11:25 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 99' S70 interior light problem, how to troubleshoot?
Replies: 23
Views: 346

Re: 99' S70 interior light problem, how to troubleshoot?

Couldn't it be just the microswitch in one of the door mechanism getting stuck ? And then somehow got unstuck so the lights stays on while the doors are closed This happened in my 98 S70 as well, but only with the passenger door. I put it down to a lack of use and dirt and crud messing with the swi...
by 850 LPT
Wed Oct 16, 2019 11:20 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 99' S70 interior light problem, how to troubleshoot?
Replies: 23
Views: 346

Re: 99' S70 interior light problem, how to troubleshoot?

I re--read your symptoms, Dirk, and all may not be lost. On a 1999, the dome light is logic controlled by all sorts of inputs, so lights coming on when you toggle the overhead switch to door, even when you are in the car with doors closed might be ok. Being as OCD as I am, I had to run out and test...
by 850 LPT
Tue Oct 08, 2019 6:36 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 98 S70 N/A 5-Speed: Complete A/C job (yay!) not holding a vacuum... (sigh!) How do I troubleshoot this?
Replies: 28
Views: 860

Re: 98 S70 N/A 5-Speed: Complete A/C job (yay!) not holding a vacuum... (sigh!) How do I troubleshoot this?

Well bring it up, pick up Dirk, and let’s have a massive “ do three evap party” in Albany before the weather hits. I’ve got dash out time down to 35 minutes That would be nice, but I have no time right now. We are getting ready for a camping trip in the white mountains over the holiday weekend, and...
by 850 LPT
Thu Oct 03, 2019 6:32 am
Forum: Volvo Classifieds
Topic: Volvo Findings! (What have you found on Craigslist?)
Replies: 1212
Views: 42799

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

Found a manual V70 wagon that needs some saving if anybody is interested. Not a turbo though... https://pittsburgh.craigslist.org/cto/d/pittsburgh-volvo-v70-wagon-1998/6982983082.html Looks like a nice project for a Volvo enthusiast. But how in the world do you destroy a back seat like that I wonde...
by 850 LPT
Tue Oct 01, 2019 5:31 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: What did you do to your Volvo today?
Replies: 4033
Views: 375400

Re: What did you do to your Volvo today?

That's the way to do it.

Sounds pretty much exactly how I'm going through the S70 I bought a while back. It's a lot of work but very rewarding I find.

And you can enjoy your 850 for a looong time.
by 850 LPT
Tue Oct 01, 2019 5:45 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: What did you do to your Volvo today?
Replies: 4033
Views: 375400

Re: What did you do to your Volvo today?

Pick a part yard near me finally got an 850 in so I went pickin’ over the weekend! Got a nice set of gray carpet and parts to fix the cruise control (module and vacuum pump). While I had the seats out of my ‘96 850 GLT to replace the carpet I redid the headliner too. Gray carpet actually looks real...
by 850 LPT
Tue Oct 01, 2019 5:40 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: New to me 99' S70, base, 5-speed, 209k
Replies: 92
Views: 3357

Re: New to me 99' S70, base, 5-speed, 209k

abscate wrote: Mon Sep 30, 2019 4:17 pm Now just get rid of that slow grill and get a waterfall on there.
Slow grill for slow car :D
by 850 LPT
Tue Oct 01, 2019 5:37 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Volvo 2000 S70 - $1000 133,144 Miles
Replies: 8
Views: 297

Re: Volvo 2000 S70 - $1000 133,144 Miles

Looks nice, but I would add at least another $750 to $1000 to what abscate already mentioned for the stuff that always pops up after the fact (suspension, brakes, tune-up and so on). This is just based on my own personal experience. So you may end up paying around $3k for a base model with no option...
by 850 LPT
Mon Sep 30, 2019 8:22 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: New to me 99' S70, base, 5-speed, 209k
Replies: 92
Views: 3357

Re: New to me 99' S70, base, 5-speed, 209k

Getting more stuff done. I replaced the big J hose for the EVAP system which was completely cracked. No more CEL and the car passed the emission test with no problem, yay :D The headlights were in sad shape, so I replaced them with new TYC units. I am really impressed with the quality of these, and ...
by 850 LPT
Fri Sep 27, 2019 10:52 am
Forum: Road Trip!
Topic: Taconic Parkway to NYC Fall 2019
Replies: 4
Views: 723

Re: Taconic Parkway to NYC Fall 2019

Nice images Steve. I agree the Taconic is especially beautiful this time of year.

If you go a little further east into CT you can go up Rt. 7 all the way to the Mass border. This is even more picturesque.
by 850 LPT
Thu Sep 19, 2019 5:08 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Totaled!
Replies: 12
Views: 503

Re: Totaled!

Oh man, this is sad!

A testimony of how safe these cars are though. The passenger safety cell looks to be intact.

I hope you will find another one soon enough.
by 850 LPT
Thu Sep 19, 2019 3:38 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 99' S70 interior light problem, how to troubleshoot?
Replies: 23
Views: 346

Re: 99' S70 interior light problem, how to troubleshoot?

You have got to be kidding me.....

I just read through Steve's post, and I feel totally defeated already. Since I'm not nearly as smart as Steve I think I am just going to give up.

And buy a Honda.
by 850 LPT
Thu Sep 19, 2019 12:57 pm
Forum: Volvo Classifieds
Topic: WTB front leather seat skins 99' S70 in tan
Replies: 0
Views: 86

WTB front leather seat skins 99' S70 in tan

Hello Everyone. I am looking for tan seat skins for the driver seat in my S70. Driver or passenger seat does't matter. Color code is 3960 If you have a seat bottom and seat back in excellent shape and you are willing to ship, please let me know. If you have a whole seat and don't want to bother taki...
by 850 LPT
Thu Sep 19, 2019 11:18 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 99' S70 interior light problem, how to troubleshoot?
Replies: 23
Views: 346

99' S70 interior light problem, how to troubleshoot?

Hello everyone, Most of the time the interior lights in my S70 don't come on when I open the driver door, or the passenger door for that matter. This, of course, is happening with the overhead switch in the center position. So because of this I leave them turned off so the battery doesn't drain. How...
by 850 LPT
Fri Sep 13, 2019 8:15 am
Forum: Volvo Classifieds
Topic: Volvo Findings! (What have you found on Craigslist?)
Replies: 1212
Views: 42799

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

Nice 96' 850 turbo wagon:

https://hudsonvalley.craigslist.org/cto ... 96523.html

Looks like the front seats have been redone.
850 turbo_01.JPG
850 turbo_01.JPG
by 850 LPT
Tue Sep 10, 2019 5:39 am
Forum: Volvo Classifieds
Topic: 1998 Volvo V70 "Clarke" l - Black 019 body parts ALBANY NY
Replies: 23
Views: 918

Re: 1998 Volvo V70 base model - body parts ALBANY NY

What's the condition of the front seats? Do you have photos?
I wonder how far off this is color wise from the 3960 of my car.
Maybe I can die to match?
by 850 LPT
Mon Sep 09, 2019 7:31 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: New to me 99' S70, base, 5-speed, 209k
Replies: 92
Views: 3357

Re: New to me 99' S70, base, 5-speed, 209k

I just harvested beige seats from a V70, and having bought seat bottoms, might have extra bottoms. Lets stay in touch in case we can share bottoms. That sounds too personal. I have a whole new cache of 99 Base NA parts of course, beige interior and Stone Black 019 exterior Wow, I am bottoming out r...
by 850 LPT
Mon Sep 09, 2019 6:40 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: New to me 99' S70, base, 5-speed, 209k
Replies: 92
Views: 3357

Re: New to me 99' S70, base, 5-speed, 209k

Slow progress is being made on this car. I finally installed a rebuilt ABS module (Thanks Matty Moo) which took care of the annoying warning lights. Plus it's nice to have a functioning ABS system again. Yesterday I went to NJ to harvest a complete interior from a 2000 S70, including headliner, stee...
by 850 LPT
Thu Sep 05, 2019 1:17 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 99' S70, seat skin question
Replies: 3
Views: 151

Re: 99' S70, seat skin question

Thank you guys! You're the best :)
by 850 LPT
Thu Sep 05, 2019 8:57 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 99' S70, seat skin question
Replies: 3
Views: 151

99' S70, seat skin question

Hello All,

I am looking to freshen up the seats in my S70 and was wondering if the seat skins from a passenger seat would fit on a driver seat.
Do you guys know?

Also, are 99' and 00' seats the same?

Thanks, Dirk
by 850 LPT
Wed Sep 04, 2019 12:14 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: What did you do to your Volvo today?
Replies: 4033
Views: 375400

Re: What did you do to your Volvo today?

Went for a drive to salve my wounds over my New Beetle - masculine car that it is.. Found radiator seep. Good news Nissens FCP $57 Bad news 5.8 hours with first step being remove front clip... :lol: Those German engineers! Gotta love it. If there is a way to make things more complicated, they will ...
by 850 LPT
Thu Aug 29, 2019 5:57 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: What did you do to your Volvo today?
Replies: 4033
Views: 375400

Re: What did you do to your Volvo today? (now Sticky)

The 850 got a little shoe polish treatment yesterday. The trim was badly faded and I always wanted to try this out.
DSC_0041.JPG
We shall see how long this lasts. But it's super easy to apply and takes only minutes to do the bumpers.
by 850 LPT
Wed Aug 28, 2019 1:19 pm
Forum: Events, Car Talk, General Discussion & MVS Forum
Topic: What other Euro brands do you own?
Replies: 65
Views: 36049

Re: What other Euro brands do you own?

I’ve driven one of those Euro Capris ( not to be confused with the Mercury) fun. Do you remember what year and model? I've gotten a lot of comments over years, and it goes something like "hey my brother had one of those in the seventies". Oh really? Then people look at me funny when I tell them tha...
by 850 LPT
Wed Aug 28, 2019 7:29 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: What did you do to your Volvo today?
Replies: 4033
Views: 375400

Re: What did you do to your Volvo today? (now Sticky)

Working on 3 cars simultaneously at the moment. The 850 has an annoying rattle coming from the back, and I think it's the passenger side. When I did the rear brakes I forgot to install the retaining springs for the pads. So I will install these to see if it remedies the problem. Cleaned the car yest...
by 850 LPT
Fri Aug 16, 2019 10:57 am
Forum: Events, Car Talk, General Discussion & MVS Forum
Topic: Let's see your Volvo (The Photo Thread)
Replies: 1146
Views: 430153

Re: Let's see your Volvo (The Photo Thread)

Nice cars, Chuck. I like the blue one a lot with those interesting wheels.
by 850 LPT
Fri Aug 09, 2019 9:17 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: S70 Center Console In An 850?
Replies: 1
Views: 103

Re: S70 CENTER CONSOLE IN AN 850???

Not compatible.

Your 850 has the window switches in the console. The later S/V 70 cars have them in the driver door.
Plus, the overall shape and color scheme is different.
by 850 LPT
Mon Aug 05, 2019 6:42 pm
Forum: Volvo Classifieds
Topic: 1998 Volvo V70 T5 Manual, Seattle, WA ($2900 OBO) Topic is solved
Replies: 16
Views: 690

Re: 1998 Volvo V70 T5 Manual, Seattle, WA ($2900 OBO) Topic is solved

I am quite confident the car could take you in comfort and style all the way across the country to CT! :) It shows very blue on my palette, I would swear it’s Nautic Blue, except I know about colour son computers! GLWS. Gorgeous car. Dirk is dying for those seats I'm dying for the whole car :shock:...
by 850 LPT
Mon Aug 05, 2019 11:10 am
Forum: Volvo Classifieds
Topic: 1998 Volvo V70 T5 Manual, Seattle, WA ($2900 OBO) Topic is solved
Replies: 16
Views: 690

Re: 1998 Volvo V70 T5 Manual, Seattle, WA ($2900 OBO) Topic is solved

abscate wrote: Mon Aug 05, 2019 4:51 am It shows very blue on my palette, I would swear it’s Nautic Blue, except I know about colour son computers!

GLWS. Gorgeous car. Dirk is dying for those seats
I'm dying for the whole car :shock:

Dirk
by 850 LPT
Thu Aug 01, 2019 8:42 am
Forum: Volvo Classifieds
Topic: 1998 Volvo V70 T5 Manual, Seattle, WA ($2900 OBO) Topic is solved
Replies: 16
Views: 690

Re: 1998 Volvo V70 T5 Manual, Seattle, WA ($2900 OBO) Topic is solved

erikv11 wrote: Wed Jul 31, 2019 9:50 am Great car great price!
One can only agree, beautiful car in great condition. GLWS.
by 850 LPT
Mon Jul 29, 2019 9:04 am
Forum: Events, Car Talk, General Discussion & MVS Forum
Topic: What does your garage look like?
Replies: 13
Views: 1641

Re: What does your garage look like?

Okay. Maybe I’m coming down for that AC job Lets play a little game. There is an item in the second picture that you gave me for free long time ago. If you find it you can come :lol: Man, I got nothing even after two cups of coffee That waterfall grill ...I know imhad a spare but I think you swappe...
by 850 LPT
Tue Jul 02, 2019 7:18 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Bosch #0 123 505 014 Alternator Parasitic Draw Topic is solved
Replies: 8
Views: 301

Re: Bosch #0 123 505 014 Alternator Parasitic Draw Topic is solved

abscate wrote: Tue Jul 02, 2019 6:43 am Take off the serp belt and run without alternator, PS, or AC.
This is a great upper body workout if you want to build some muscle :o
by 850 LPT
Fri Jun 28, 2019 10:54 am
Forum: Volvo Classifieds
Topic: Volvo Findings! (What have you found on Craigslist?)
Replies: 1212
Views: 42799

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

abscate wrote: Fri Jun 28, 2019 9:00 am Thats what happens when you win The Stanley Cup.

$1250 for a T5M in Nautic Blue (I think?) with beige leather - truly a gem.
Agreed. This could actually be the infamous and very pretty blue green metallic, not nautic.
by 850 LPT
Thu Jun 27, 2019 11:45 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: What did you do to your Volvo today?
Replies: 4033
Views: 375400

Re: What did you do to your Volvo today? (now Sticky!!)

abscate wrote: Thu Jun 27, 2019 11:37 am Thats the heated rear third seat indicator. It looks just like the CAT overheat warning on earlier cars.
I told you before, do NOT leave your cat in the car unattended in the summer :D
by 850 LPT
Tue Jun 25, 2019 5:46 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: What did you do to your Volvo today?
Replies: 4033
Views: 375400

Re: What did you do to your Volvo today? (now Sticky!!)

Well, I got the thing running again...with 5 forward gears instead of 4, and I get to choose them! :mrgreen: :mrgreen: Now slowly relearning to drive stick. Just waiting on my T5M ecu to arrive and she will be 100% 64845557_10219359048587324_3676485812033159168_o.jpg 64782062_10219359049027335_4746...
by 850 LPT
Fri Jun 21, 2019 12:48 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: That won't buff out
Replies: 12
Views: 394

Re: That won't buff out

Well, what a bummer.

Looks like the door got damaged as well. Hopefully you will find one at the junk yard too, they are super easy to change out.
by 850 LPT
Fri Jun 21, 2019 6:27 am
Forum: Events, Car Talk, General Discussion & MVS Forum
Topic: What does your garage look like?
Replies: 13
Views: 1641

Re: What does your garage look like?

abscate wrote: Thu Jun 20, 2019 9:45 am Okay. Maybe I’m coming down for that AC job
Lets play a little game. There is an item in the second picture that you gave me for free long time ago. If you find it you can come :lol:
by 850 LPT
Fri Jun 14, 2019 11:37 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: New to me 99' S70, base, 5-speed, 209k
Replies: 92
Views: 3357

Re: New to me 99' S70, base, 5-speed, 209k

Absolutely Matt, I will try to do that this weekend.
by 850 LPT
Fri Jun 14, 2019 8:05 am
Forum: Volvo Classifieds
Topic: WTB S70 bottom seat skins leather in tan
Replies: 0
Views: 156

WTB S70 bottom seat skins leather in tan

Hi,

If you have seat skins (or at least one) that are still in good shape with no rips or tears and you are willing to sell them, please let me know via PM.
This is the color:
DSC_0270.JPG
Thanks, Dirk
by 850 LPT
Fri Jun 14, 2019 8:01 am
Forum: Events, Car Talk, General Discussion & MVS Forum
Topic: Fixing the server...
Replies: 34
Views: 2176

Re: Fixing the server...

matthew1 wrote: Thu Jun 13, 2019 10:20 pm The photo upload problem mentioned in the last several posts has been fixed. Thanks to Dirk for your help!
This is working great again, thanks Matt.
by 850 LPT
Fri Jun 14, 2019 7:59 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: New to me 99' S70, base, 5-speed, 209k
Replies: 92
Views: 3357

Re: New to me 99' S70, base, 5-speed, 209k

Shake down week is almost over. I drove the car to work every day and no major problems occured after roughly 450 miles. The "only" codes that popped up are for an EVAP large leak and a faulty wheel sensor signal. All in all not bad and hopefully easy fixes. And there are still no leaks anywhere. I ...
by 850 LPT
Thu Jun 13, 2019 10:48 am
Forum: Events, Car Talk, General Discussion & MVS Forum
Topic: Fixing the server...
Replies: 34
Views: 2176

Re: Fixing the server...

Hi Matt,

I just sent you one of the photos. I use a Dell Latitude Laptop and I'm trying to upload directly from the hard drive.
This has always worked before.

Thanks for figuring all this out.

Dirk
by 850 LPT
Thu Jun 13, 2019 7:28 am
Forum: Volvo Classifieds
Topic: WTB R door panels in tan
Replies: 0
Views: 127

WTB R door panels in tan

Hi All,

I'm looking for a set of R door panels from 98' -00' in tan.
If you have them in decent shape and are willing to ship them to CT, please let me know.

PM is best.

Thanks, Dirk
by 850 LPT
Thu Jun 13, 2019 5:43 am
Forum: Events, Car Talk, General Discussion & MVS Forum
Topic: Fixing the server...
Replies: 34
Views: 2176

Re: Fixing the server...

Hi Matt, I have not been able to upload photos, this is what I'm getting: "It was not possible to determine the dimensions of the image. Please verify that the URL you entered is correct." The upload itself seems to be working, but then there is a little yellow triangle popping up and when you click...
by 850 LPT
Tue Jun 11, 2019 9:17 am
Forum: Events, Car Talk, General Discussion & MVS Forum
Topic: Fixing the server...
Replies: 34
Views: 2176

Re: Fixing the server...

Hi Matt,

I was trying to upload photos this morning and got an error message that didn't make sense to me.
But I'm sure the fact that you are currently working on it has something to do with it.

Great job with the new server! I like the speed of it!

Thanks, Dirk
by 850 LPT
Thu Jun 06, 2019 6:40 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Help me buy an 850!
Replies: 19
Views: 644

Re: Help me buy an 850!

Thx for infos guys! Roughly speaking, how much $$ for a stage 0? My gut tells me 500-700 This is what I am always hoping for, but my experience and recent purchase history tells me that you need closer to $1500. This is even for cars that appear to be needing little work and I do most of the work m...
by 850 LPT
Thu Jun 06, 2019 6:32 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: New member. Just bought a v70r
Replies: 11
Views: 652

Re: New member. Just bought a v70r

Nice caR, welcome to the forum!
by 850 LPT
Tue Jun 04, 2019 12:10 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Brand new 850 wagon, zero miles
Replies: 5
Views: 299

Re: Brand new 850 wagon, zero miles

How cool is that!!
by 850 LPT
Tue Jun 04, 2019 12:08 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Axle differences ?
Replies: 7
Views: 187

Re: Axle differences ?

I can tell you that the drivers side axle for NA with manual transmission has a different length than the auto axle. It is about 2" longer.
Not sure about the passenger side but I will probably find out soon because I just discovered a split boot on that side.
by 850 LPT
Tue Jun 04, 2019 12:03 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: What did you do to your P2 Volvo today?
Replies: 1224
Views: 74834

Re: What did you do to your P2 Volvo today....now sticky!!

I installed a real nice cargo (dog) barrier in my 05' V70. I found that on Craigslist nearby from a V70R enthusiast who sold his car. Hopefully soon I will be able to install that rear wing I found on ebay, which is even in the correct color. I never thought I would find one in mistral green. It was...
by 850 LPT
Tue Jun 04, 2019 5:48 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 98 v70 t5 320,000 never had pcv/ptc maintenance
Replies: 12
Views: 467

Re: 98 v70 t5 320,000 never had pcv/ptc maintenance

Do the “glove test” and if you don’t have crank pressure it’s not needed. The engine oil on top will come from your bad oil cap gasket. Cheap fix, but go OEM https://www.fcpeuro.com/products/volvo-engine-oil-filler-cap-gasket-1275379oe?ads_cmpid=1608986330&ads_adid=61198898576&ads_matchtype=&ads_ne...
by 850 LPT
Fri May 31, 2019 6:27 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1999 S70 "AWD" Rescue Thread
Replies: 94
Views: 2859

Re: 1999 S70 "AWD" Rescue Thread

...something like 96% of all cars there are auto - dreadful. It really is. As I've been driving my GLT again, my hate for automatics is slowly growing. I find myself more distracted. If I'm shifting, I can be more focused on driving, it's just so much more engaging to drive a manual car. I've been ...
by 850 LPT
Fri May 31, 2019 6:22 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 99' S70, 5-speed, surging idle
Replies: 6
Views: 270

Re: 99' S70, 5-speed, surging idle

Thanks guys, I will investigate that idle control valve and clean if I can find it. Interesting about disconnecting the MAF, will try that too.
by 850 LPT
Fri May 31, 2019 12:47 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1999 S70 "AWD" Rescue Thread
Replies: 94
Views: 2859

Re: 1999 S70 "AWD" Rescue Thread

Great thread, I've been following this closely.

But I have to agree with Cookeh, photos of your work would be nice.
by 850 LPT
Fri May 31, 2019 12:43 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 99' S70, 5-speed, surging idle
Replies: 6
Views: 270

Re: 99' S70, 5-speed, surging idle

Of course there are other issues that affect your idle I would like to learn more about this. That flow chart looks to be very helpful. I was just poking around their website and it looks like one could order from them directly again? They suggest to replace the MAF along with the ETM. I don't know...
by 850 LPT
Fri May 31, 2019 9:05 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: What did you do to your Volvo today?
Replies: 4033
Views: 375400

Re: What did you do to your Volvo today? (now Sticky!!)

Decided to take a break from the driving light installation on my S70 and finally start driving the thing. Other than an idle problem it runs beautifully.
Will hook this up to Vida soon to see what I've got and maybe attempt another emissions test.
by 850 LPT
Fri May 31, 2019 9:00 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 99' S70, 5-speed, surging idle
Replies: 6
Views: 270

99' S70, 5-speed, surging idle

Hi folks, I've been driving the new to me S70 around and it has an idle problem. When I come to a stop and take it out of gear the idle starts surging and sometimes the engine cuts out. From doing a little research on here this may be pointing to a bad ETM. The ETM is a yellow label unit and the car...
by 850 LPT
Wed May 29, 2019 7:14 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Sellers not interested in selling...A little venting here...
Replies: 21
Views: 704

Re: Sellers not interested in selling...A little venting here...

I too have had some great experiences buying cars and other stuff like wheels off CL lately. For example, the guy who sold me the $650 S70 5-speed was a super nice retired systems analyst from Westpoint. Who would have thought. Description of the car was very spotty, but on the phone he was more tha...
by 850 LPT
Tue May 28, 2019 11:12 am
Forum: Events, Car Talk, General Discussion & MVS Forum
Topic: What does your garage look like?
Replies: 13
Views: 1641

Re: What does your garage look like?

I'm kind of spoiled.
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by 850 LPT
Tue May 28, 2019 9:05 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: New to me 99' S70, base, 5-speed, 209k
Replies: 92
Views: 3357

Re: New to me 99' S70, base, 5-speed, 209k

It's been a while since the last post, but I got a few more things done over the holiday weekend. The brakes are all up to snuff now, I replaced the rears including parking brake shoes and rebuilt calipers, which was not planned initially. The calipers are Centric ones from Rockauto. They make a goo...
by 850 LPT
Tue May 28, 2019 8:39 am
Forum: Volvo Classifieds
Topic: SOLD! 2001 v70 T5m cypress green low miles! $5000 Wichita KS
Replies: 1
Views: 351

Re: 2001 v70 T5m cypress green low miles!

Absolutely beautiful car, GLWS!
by 850 LPT
Wed May 22, 2019 10:52 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Rotor size question.
Replies: 15
Views: 697

Re: Rotor size question.

Clemens wrote: Wed May 22, 2019 8:14 am If you have the 302s be sure to get the matching pads. There seesm to be a difference.
Pads are the same. Caliper is the same as well.
The only difference is the caliper mounting bracket.
by 850 LPT
Mon May 20, 2019 10:45 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Sweet s70 turbo on Craigslist
Replies: 23
Views: 779

Re: Sweet s70 turbo on Craigslist

Not that it matters much, but the car in question is a 98', not a 99'.

It is really clean though and priced right.
by 850 LPT
Mon May 20, 2019 5:47 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Auction - 1995 850
Replies: 23
Views: 535

Re: Auction - 1995 850

$1400 - Why is there so nany Volvos in Connecticut? Rich sporty people. these things were 35,000 in 1995 dollars. 1995 was a recession period too. 88 to 99 if I remember right.then three good years and then dot bomb 2002. a couple good years then 2007. now its due again. Please shoot me. this time ...
by 850 LPT
Fri May 17, 2019 10:47 am
Forum: Events, Car Talk, General Discussion & MVS Forum
Topic: FCP back on MVS as a Sponsor!
Replies: 21
Views: 1184

Re: FCP back on MVS as a Sponsor!

Glad you got things worked out. Nice work!
by 850 LPT
Fri May 17, 2019 10:40 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: What did you do to your Volvo today?
Replies: 4033
Views: 375400

Re: What did you do to your Volvo today? (now Sticky!!)

That's an awesome looking R. I didn't know there was a date code on the ETM. My 99' has a yellow label one, I have to check the date on that. Thanks! Yeah, the yellow label ETMs are the newer ones that I believe are supposed to be improved. If you look at the second line down on the left just above...
by 850 LPT
Fri May 17, 2019 6:35 am
Forum: Volvo Classifieds
Topic: Volvo Findings! (What have you found on Craigslist?)
Replies: 1212
Views: 42799

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

abscate wrote: Fri May 17, 2019 3:47 am They will take it at ask less tb job price in a heartbeat....and a tb is only 150 in parts.

I like that it already has EVANS name in the back
Too bad it's not a little closer to us.
by 850 LPT
Fri May 17, 2019 6:30 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: What did you do to your Volvo today?
Replies: 4033
Views: 375400

Re: What did you do to your Volvo today? (now Sticky!!)

Installed the jewels today after soldering in new pig tails for the bulbs yesterday (some idiot cut them before I got to the lights). Looks much better now! Yesterday I also installed a used ETM with a 2006 date code, so it’s not as old as what I was running. Hopefully this will last me a while unt...
by 850 LPT
Thu May 16, 2019 10:53 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Fuel Pump question
Replies: 10
Views: 330

Re: Fuel Pump question

MDK wrote: Sat May 11, 2019 6:18 pm MDK here..a metal fuel tank on an 2004 V70? Hmm
Yes, to my knowledge the PZEV cars have a stainless steel tank.
by 850 LPT
Wed May 15, 2019 8:04 am
Forum: Volvo Classifieds
Topic: Volvo Findings! (What have you found on Craigslist?)
Replies: 1212
Views: 42799

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

I don't know if this one is on craigslist but it is in fairly good condition. 2007 V70 FWD NA with one owner, backup sensors and wood packaged dash. Leather wrap wheel and seats good. Paint good and being a Little Rock Arkansas car no salt or rust of any kind. Wheels in excellent condition as well....
by 850 LPT
Mon May 13, 2019 12:56 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: A bunch of questions about my new-to-me S70....
Replies: 20
Views: 666

Re: A bunch of questions about my new-to-me S70....

I like the plasti dipped rails, I think that came out great. To address your "rust" spot I would take a dremel and remove as much rust as you can without cutting a whole. Then get some Rustoleum primer to fill the hole. I would highly suggest brushing that on vs. trying to spray. For touch up paint ...
by 850 LPT
Mon May 13, 2019 9:23 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: New to me 99' S70, base, 5-speed, 209k
Replies: 92
Views: 3357

Re: New to me 99' S70, base, 5-speed, 209k

I haven't posted in a while, regular life stuff like getting the kid back from college, outdoor work and such do get in the way of progress sometimes. But I did get to work on a few little things. I replaced the antenna with a good used unit off ebay. Originally the plan was to replace the mast on t...
by 850 LPT
Mon May 13, 2019 9:05 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: 2004 V70 Turbo Coolant Hose: made in Turkey (used to be "made in Spain")
Replies: 12
Views: 665

Re: 2004 V70 Turbo Coolant Hose: made in Turkey (used to be "made in Spain")

The REIN hoses appear to be good quality. Very good (snug) fit, and they come with clamps.
Plus they are half of the price than oem.
by 850 LPT
Mon May 13, 2019 7:22 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: 2004 V70 Turbo Coolant Hose: made in Turkey (used to be "made in Spain")
Replies: 12
Views: 665

Re: 2004 V70 Turbo Coolant Hose: made in Turkey (used to be "made in Spain")

Interesting.

I just replaced a bunch of cooling system hoses on my 99' S70 and opted to install REIN hoses.
Those are all made in Turkey as well.
by 850 LPT
Fri May 10, 2019 6:30 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: clunking noise from brakes?
Replies: 14
Views: 1237

Re: clunking noise from brakes?

I have a clunk happening just like what you are describing with my 850. I think your mechanic is right on when he is saying that it comes from the front brake pads having too much play. Mine started happening right after I replaced the brake pads. Old ones no clunk- new ones clunk, so I know that th...
by 850 LPT
Tue May 07, 2019 4:38 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Persistent misfire Topic is solved
Replies: 11
Views: 335

Re: Persistent misfire Topic is solved

You mentioned that you changed the plugs and wires, did you replace the cap and rotor as well?
by 850 LPT
Tue May 07, 2019 8:35 am
Forum: Events, Car Talk, General Discussion & MVS Forum
Topic: What other Euro brands do you own?
Replies: 65
Views: 36049

Re: What other Euro brands do you own?

Finally the weather cooperated and I was able to enjoy the first drive of the season in my 79' Ford Capri.
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by 850 LPT
Mon May 06, 2019 6:46 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: New to me 99' S70, base, 5-speed, 209k
Replies: 92
Views: 3357

Re: New to me 99' S70, base, 5-speed, 209k

abscate wrote: Mon May 06, 2019 3:29 pm Im thinking Im going to do Evita evaporator so I have a 5 year AC car. I wonder if I can get a buy on qty 5 evaporators, driers, o ring sets?

Anyone else in Northeast contemplating an evap R/R?
If you want to research this, I am in, naturally.

Markone, how is Mr Earl doing as far as A/C?
by 850 LPT
Sun May 05, 2019 2:31 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Thoughts on the longevity of the S70?
Replies: 23
Views: 1093

Re: Thoughts on the longevity of the S70?

wrybread wrote: Sun May 05, 2019 1:58 pm Again no big deal, it's all easy to work with and a very small price to pay for such an awesome car.
I like that attidude.
by 850 LPT
Sun May 05, 2019 2:27 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: New to me 99' S70, base, 5-speed, 209k
Replies: 92
Views: 3357

Re: New to me 99' S70, base, 5-speed, 209k

Got confirmation yesterday that the AC is indeed inoperable. So abscate look at your calendar, I'm coming for a visit.
Anything we can do with this? Perhaps ship it to VT?
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by 850 LPT
Sun May 05, 2019 2:23 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 96' 850 Fuel Pump Question
Replies: 19
Views: 817

Re: 96' 850 Fuel Pump Question

On Friday Eeuroparts really surprised me with a super speedy delivery of my OEM fuel pump, so yesterday I went right to work. The first thing I noticed was that I was not the first one to be in there, as the cables to the pump were secured by Gorilla tape :o The next surprise was the fuel pump that ...
by 850 LPT
Fri May 03, 2019 11:01 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Cheap Timing Belt Discussion
Replies: 51
Views: 1879

Re: Cheap Timing Belt Discussion

On a Volvo, im not sure WHY YOU ARE WORRYING AT ALL, since you can pop off the edge of the timing cover SO EASILY and simply look at it! Done and dusted. Yes, you can inspect the belt this way, but the belt is only part of the puzzle. Unless you take the belt off and inspect the bearings of the ten...
by 850 LPT
Fri May 03, 2019 9:41 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: New to me 99' S70, base, 5-speed, 209k
Replies: 92
Views: 3357

Re: New to me 99' S70, base, 5-speed, 209k

How does mid June sound like? But let me first see if the AC works, it never even occured to me that there is a sliver of a chance. So far I was just assuming it's dead given the overall condition of the car at the time of purchase. I have to take a photo of the receiver/ dryer this weekend, you hav...
by 850 LPT
Fri May 03, 2019 6:36 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: New to me 99' S70, base, 5-speed, 209k
Replies: 92
Views: 3357

Re: New to me 99' S70, base, 5-speed, 209k

I bet that vibration is better with new rotors and pads up front The vibration is more like a whobble sort of thing and I was suspecting the old Linglong tires were the culprit. I have changed those out for some Michelin's. Next week when the car is registered I shall find out. The front brakes act...
by 850 LPT
Thu May 02, 2019 6:18 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 96' 850 Fuel Pump Question
Replies: 19
Views: 817

Re: 96' 850 Fuel Pump Question

DeadEric wrote: Wed May 01, 2019 5:48 pm Often over looked failure of a fuel pump is the fuel filter. They get a bit clogged, the pump has to work harder and burns out faster. Always do them together unless you've replaced it recently.
Thanks for reminding me of this!
by 850 LPT
Thu May 02, 2019 6:12 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Cheap Timing Belt Discussion
Replies: 51
Views: 1879

Re: Cheap Timing Belt Discussion

Agree with all the comments above. If you don't know the brand of water pump that went into your car, replace it immediately with an Aisin brand pump (this is OEM) along with the TB and components OEM only. Take it from someone who spent $4000+ for a replacement engine after the cheapo WP failed at ...
by 850 LPT
Thu May 02, 2019 6:04 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: New to me 99' S70, base, 5-speed, 209k
Replies: 92
Views: 3357

Re: New to me 99' S70, base, 5-speed, 209k

I probably should have clay barred the hood, roof and trunk lid before I took the polisher out. Hopefully I didn't do to much damage. But the surfaces were in such bad shape I thought it really doesn't matter. The difference is pretty dramatic already though. Let's see if I can take it to the next l...
by 850 LPT
Wed May 01, 2019 3:20 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: New to me 99' S70, base, 5-speed, 209k
Replies: 92
Views: 3357

Re: New to me 99' S70, base, 5-speed, 209k

Thank you, I am very eager to try this out. The question is, do I find the time to do it?
by 850 LPT
Wed May 01, 2019 3:17 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 96' 850 Fuel Pump Question
Replies: 19
Views: 817

Re: 96' 850 Fuel Pump Question

good man. it won't be a week unless you used IPD's free shipping and then it will be two weeks. they hold it for a week to learn you a lesson. Ordered from Eeuroparts. Nice folks to deal with but they aren't the speediest either, even when you pay for shipping. Although they are only an hour away f...
by 850 LPT
Wed May 01, 2019 1:03 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: New to me 99' S70, base, 5-speed, 209k
Replies: 92
Views: 3357

Re: New to me 99' S70, base, 5-speed, 209k

Getchu some sandpaper. A bit of high-grit paper (start at like 800 and work your way up to 2000) will chomp through those scratches, the buffer alone won't do it. Take it slow and be willing to repeat the cycle, and you won't eat through the clear coat. This is very interesting. Would you basically...
by 850 LPT
Wed May 01, 2019 1:00 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: New to me 99' S70, base, 5-speed, 209k
Replies: 92
Views: 3357

Re: New to me 99' S70, base, 5-speed, 209k

markone wrote: Wed May 01, 2019 9:15 am Nice work, Dirk. May I have your old cabin air filter? :lol:
Sure thing Mark, do you need this expedited?
by 850 LPT
Wed May 01, 2019 12:58 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 96' 850 Fuel Pump Question
Replies: 19
Views: 817

Re: 96' 850 Fuel Pump Question

Wow, fuel pump seems to be a hot topic here.

So in order to avoid public flogging I ordered a Bosch fuel pump today.
That means the 850 will sit in my driveway for YET another week, but it's certainly worth it if I can keep my membership on MVS :D
by 850 LPT
Wed May 01, 2019 9:04 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: New to me 99' S70, base, 5-speed, 209k
Replies: 92
Views: 3357

Re: New to me 99' S70, base, 5-speed, 209k

I got a lot done over the last couple of weeks: New TB with WP, tensioner and idler. New Coolant reservoir with new level sensor. Replaced the main radiator hoses. Replaced coolant with OEM type. New PS reservoir with new suction hose. Replaced PS fluid with Pentosin. New OEM spark plugs replaced wo...
by 850 LPT
Tue Apr 30, 2019 4:17 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 96' 850 Fuel Pump Question
Replies: 19
Views: 817

Re: 96' 850 Fuel Pump Question

Thanks guys, I appreciate your help. I ended up ordering the Delphi one from FCP for $299 (same price as the Bosch). It's expensive I know but I don't have time right now to fiddle with it and this is a confirmed fit. Hopefully the quality is decent, but with FCP's lifetime warranty I don't really h...
by 850 LPT
Tue Apr 30, 2019 6:05 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 96' 850 Fuel Pump Question
Replies: 19
Views: 817

96' 850 Fuel Pump Question

My 850 has a bad fuel pump. I am dealing with a no start situation, confirmed spark is present but not getting fuel. Swapped out the fuel pump relay and still no fuel. My question is if the Bosch pump with part number 69745 fits my car. I'm seeing some confusing information on Ebay and was wondering...
by 850 LPT
Sat Apr 27, 2019 9:44 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Recommended phone holder?
Replies: 38
Views: 1096

Re: Recommended phone holder?

Congrats on your new S70, I hope you will drive many happy miles with it. I'm using holders with sticky suction cups and really like them. This is the one in my V70: DSC_0209.JPG And this is the one in my 850: DSC_0210.JPG Both of them are from Amazon. I actually need to buy another one for my newly...
by 850 LPT
Fri Apr 26, 2019 7:33 pm
Forum: Volvo Classifieds
Topic: Volvo Findings! (What have you found on Craigslist?)
Replies: 1212
Views: 42799

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

This is nuts:

A 98' V70 GLT in emerald with 8k on the odometer. This is no doubt the cleanest one we've seen in years.

https://bringatrailer.com/listing/1998-volvo-v70-4/
by 850 LPT
Thu Apr 25, 2019 6:49 pm
Forum: Volvo Classifieds
Topic: 1998 V70 AWD for sale, 236k NJ, unpriced
Replies: 6
Views: 400

Re: 1998 V70 AWD for sale, 236k NJ, unpriced

Looks very nice and it seems very well taken care of.

I think an asking price would be a good idea though.

GLWS.
by 850 LPT
Wed Apr 24, 2019 8:34 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1999 S70NA EVAP Refurb of cartridge bracket and hoses
Replies: 7
Views: 209

Re: 1999 S70NA EVAP Refurb of cartridge bracket and hoses

Nice job Steve!

I have the same setup on the 99' S70 and it looks pretty crusty, but the hoses are still ok and no EVAP codes, which is weird.
by 850 LPT
Wed Apr 24, 2019 6:29 am
Forum: Volvo Classifieds
Topic: For Sale: Dark Walnut Trim Set (full) from 1998 V70R Topic is solved
Replies: 2
Views: 239

Re: For Sale: Dark Walnut Trim Set (full) from 1998 V70R Topic is solved

Hi all, I have a set of the dark walnut trim. Includes Radio/climate trim, shifter trim, glove box trim and rear ashtray trim. Rear ashtray has a scuff. Shifter trim is missing two of the screw holes--but only holes that the wiring harness fits in to. $50+shipping for MVS members. Thanks. Hi Patric...
by 850 LPT
Tue Apr 23, 2019 1:21 pm
Forum: Events, Car Talk, General Discussion & MVS Forum
Topic: Volvo to put cameras inside its cars to watch you next year
Replies: 43
Views: 1901

Re: Volvo to put cameras inside its cars to watch you next year

A camera watching me while I'm driving - that is downright creepy.

Not a problem for me though, because I wouldn't buy a Volvo built after 07' anyway.
by 850 LPT
Tue Apr 23, 2019 1:19 pm
Forum: Events, Car Talk, General Discussion & MVS Forum
Topic: We (strikethrough) WON BACK FCP as a sponsor !!!
Replies: 14
Views: 934

Re: We lost FCP as a sponsor

Well that stinks, but we will readjust as you say :wink:
by 850 LPT
Sun Apr 21, 2019 6:16 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Just wanted to share my wagon!
Replies: 10
Views: 516

Re: Just wanted to share my wagon!

White wagons are just beautiful. Very nice car!!
by 850 LPT
Fri Apr 19, 2019 4:09 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Question about Crank Timing Marks 99' S70 NA
Replies: 10
Views: 506

Re: Question about Crank Timing Marks 99' S70 NA

abscate wrote: Fri Apr 19, 2019 3:49 pm Remember you set the mechanical tensioner by going. Past the tension point and then back to the correct setting
Thanks for the reminder Steve, I have not done this and will go through the motion one more time.
by 850 LPT
Fri Apr 19, 2019 3:42 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Question about Crank Timing Marks 99' S70 NA
Replies: 10
Views: 506

Re: Question about Crank Timing Marks 99' S70 NA

I got the new T belt installed today, but it took me a while. And what I thought would be the difficult part, was actually easy. I opted not to remove the pulley because I don't have an impact drill. But getting the belt around the backside of it was actually pretty easy. A little bit of fumbling bu...
by 850 LPT
Thu Apr 18, 2019 7:55 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Question about Crank Timing Marks 99' S70 NA
Replies: 10
Views: 506

Re: Question about Crank Timing Marks 99' S70 NA

Thank you guys for all the great tips, will check it all out in the am. As for parts I bought only OEM stuff with an Aisin water pump, INA roller and INA tensioner. The belt itself is made by Conti in Hannover, Germany, my home town :) I have actually visited the plant once when I was at technical c...
by 850 LPT
Thu Apr 18, 2019 5:10 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Question about Crank Timing Marks 99' S70 NA
Replies: 10
Views: 506

Re: Question about Crank Timing Marks 99' S70 NA

Thanks so much Erik, I just found the ridge on the oil pump. Boy, it really is nicely hidden behind the belt. I used a thin glove with texture to it and rubbed the corrosion away as best I could. Then I used a small but strong flash light, and voila. And then I turned the crank until the cam marks l...
by 850 LPT
Thu Apr 18, 2019 4:29 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Question about Crank Timing Marks 99' S70 NA
Replies: 10
Views: 506

Question about Crank Timing Marks 99' S70 NA

Hi everybody, I am starting the timing belt job on the 99' NA and I am one of the thousands of people who have struggled to find the marks on the crank and the notch on the valley (not sure if this is really what it's called) I can make out the two little notches on the crank teeth, but the area whe...
by 850 LPT
Thu Apr 18, 2019 7:04 am
Forum: Volvo Classifieds
Topic: Volvo Findings! (What have you found on Craigslist?)
Replies: 1212
Views: 42799

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

Really clean low mileage 2000 V70 XC for sale in Bethlehem, PA: https://poconos.craigslist.org/cto/d/bethlehem-volvo-70-xc/6864623104.html Even the asking price sounds right. Dirk You can get 7 1999s for that price...with manuals.. Very true! But original examples of these in this condition have go...
by 850 LPT
Wed Apr 17, 2019 9:14 am
Forum: Volvo Classifieds
Topic: Volvo Findings! (What have you found on Craigslist?)
Replies: 1212
Views: 42799

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

Really clean low mileage 2000 V70 XC for sale in Bethlehem, PA:

https://poconos.craigslist.org/cto/d/be ... 23104.html

Even the asking price sounds right.

Dirk
by 850 LPT
Wed Apr 17, 2019 5:54 am
Forum: Events, Car Talk, General Discussion & MVS Forum
Topic: Three Volvos: 1970s, 1990s, and 2000s, all in one backyard
Replies: 5
Views: 312

Re: Three Volvos: 1970s, 1990s, and 2000s, all in one backyard

I've been wanting to buy an RWD Volvo for years now, preferably a 240, but lately I've been looking at even older ones too. But then this S70 with manual popped up really close by. Somehow I can't get away from the P80's :)
by 850 LPT
Tue Apr 16, 2019 11:11 am
Forum: Events, Car Talk, General Discussion & MVS Forum
Topic: Three Volvos: 1970s, 1990s, and 2000s, all in one backyard
Replies: 5
Views: 312

Re: Three Volvos: 1970s, 1990s, and 2000s, all in one backyard

Nice, I like the old 144 the best.

The rims on the 850 look like Centaurus ones. They are 16x7 and I think they came on C70's originally. You can recognize them by the little spikes sticking out between the spokes.
by 850 LPT
Mon Apr 15, 2019 6:01 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: What did you do to your Volvo today?
Replies: 4033
Views: 375400

Re: What did you do to your Volvo today? (now Sticky!!)

bmdubya1198 wrote: Fri Apr 12, 2019 8:10 pm Crap, I accidentally got another Volvo. I need to stop doing this...

This one cost me no more than towing it out of the guy's yard. :D He just wanted to get rid of it, and I was more than happy to take it!

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Nice score!
And a good workout for your pressure washer :D