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by northernlights
06 Jun 2015, 12:33
Forum: 850 and S70, V70, C70, V70-XC 1992-2000
Topic: 850 East Coast Tour RSPI, topic locked
Replies: 51
Views: 12213

Re: 850 Help near you, eastern US tour...

Anyone hear how far south Robert has made it yet? His youtube channel had him last in SC.
by northernlights
21 May 2015, 12:03
Forum: 850 and S70, V70, C70, V70-XC 1992-2000
Topic: 1998 Volvo S70 How to check water pump without pulling?
Replies: 33
Views: 7645

Re: 1998 Volvo S70 How to check water pump without pulling?

It sounds like you may have the head gasket going out on you. You mention the expansion tank boiling over in one of your previous posts. I would not be surprised if it was the case especially at the mileage you have given. That's a good call but check the whole thread: the coolant test is negative ...
by northernlights
18 May 2015, 12:41
Forum: 850 and S70, V70, C70, V70-XC 1992-2000
Topic: 1994 850 Turbo 180,000 miles
Replies: 2
Views: 902

Re: 1994 850 Turbo 180,000 miles

Either the crank or cam sensor will prevent the car from starting, but it can actually run with a bad cam sensor, or at least that's what the Motronic books say. If you haven't had any weird shut offs while driving then the cam sensor might be worth looking at. I replaced both the cam and crank sens...
by northernlights
13 May 2015, 23:56
Forum: 850 and S70, V70, C70, V70-XC 1992-2000
Topic: What socket set would you buy?
Replies: 34
Views: 7366

Re: What socket set would you buy?

It was a 1/4", 3/8", 1/2" drive kit with deep sockets for the 1/4" and 3/8" drive. Both metric and SAE. I have a bunch of Craftsman tools, but to me the 12 point sockets make it really easy to round off a nut or bolt that is rusty, to the point that I basically gave up on t...
by northernlights
09 May 2015, 20:37
Forum: 850 and S70, V70, C70, V70-XC 1992-2000
Topic: 1994 850 Stacked rod bearings
Replies: 6
Views: 1651

Re: 1994 850 Stacked rod bearings

The spec that I have makes it look like everything is the same between the B5252 and the B5254 with the exception of the head and the timing belt, but I've never seen one in person. One odd thing is my reference shows the pistons for the B5252 having a max weight tolerance of 5 grams vs 10 grams for...
by northernlights
06 May 2015, 13:46
Forum: 850 and S70, V70, C70, V70-XC 1992-2000
Topic: 97 850R wagon 98K Miles One Owner! I finally got an R!
Replies: 22
Views: 5621

Re: 97 850R wagon 98K Miles One Owner! I finally got an R!

But it does have the all important 'Keep Austin Weird.' sticker! I believe the T5-R and 850R's all have a 58 in the VIN. The standard T5 or Turbo will be a 57. Low pressure turbo will have something else. The ECU should be a 628 if it is a R. Either way, now that you have it, it's all about how good...
by northernlights
04 May 2015, 15:52
Forum: Performance, Tuning & Aftermarket
Topic: The great tire experiment continues - Volvo 850 Turbo
Replies: 6
Views: 5094

Re: The great tire experiment continues - Volvo 850 Turbo

shaker_chi wrote:From what I've read Volvo went to the 55's from the 50's due to bent rims. Not sure how accurate that information is though.
Although that may be true, so far I am having more problems with crappy 205/50R16 tires than bent rims!
by northernlights
01 May 2015, 13:03
Forum: 850 and S70, V70, C70, V70-XC 1992-2000
Topic: Oil Filter insides - I did it for science!
Replies: 9
Views: 4438

Oil Filter insides - I did it for science!

After seeing countless videos of people disassembling non-Volvo oil filters, and not finding any pictures of Volvo oil filters, I decided to cut open a pair. Why only two, and which two? One had to be the standard Mann W917, mostly because discussions about them usually follow this format: 'Why do y...
by northernlights
21 Apr 2015, 18:46
Forum: Car Talk & MVS Itself
Topic: How much of a tread defect is acceptable?
Replies: 11
Views: 6691

Re: How much of a tread defect is acceptable?

You know, maybe Bridgestone just sucks. I found this little issue today on another one of the tires in this set, not the one with the malformed tread. It looks like the inside sidewall is thinking about exploding. I noticed this when I pulled the wheel to check for puncture damage as I noticed today...