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by combatkarl
Wed Nov 30, 2016 10:33 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: What Brand of oil does everyone use on their P80 Volvo.
Replies: 31
Views: 2163
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Re: What Brand of oil does everyone use on their P80 Volvo.

cn90 mentioned the Napa Full Synthetic - which is what I use. On sale for $2.99/quart through Dec. 31, 2016.
by combatkarl
Tue Sep 20, 2016 12:00 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: MVS Meet in MSP this week?
Replies: 7
Views: 735
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Re: MVS Meet in MSP this week?

Dang...would be fun. I'm 75 miles SE of MSP. Lots of good food and drink in the downtown area. While the Twins are a horrible baseball team - the stadium is a good place to visit. They are playing the Tigers/Mariners this week.
by combatkarl
Wed Aug 17, 2016 2:09 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Rate your skills - the official MVS poll
Replies: 73
Views: 7918
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Re: Rate your skills - the official MVS poll

I'm a 3 & 1/5th.
A 3 for the Volvo, but a 4 with my dirt bike which has dual overhead cams with shim and buckets for valve clearances. So, the 850 motor would be like 5 dirt bike engines? :wink:
by combatkarl
Thu Aug 11, 2016 1:08 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 850 rear flexi-brake hoses. How to replace?
Replies: 30
Views: 3110
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Re: 850 rear flexi-brake hoses. How to replace?

Best tool I've found, besides heat, for brake lines is this Vise Grip. Believe cn90 has used as well.
https://www.amazon.com/Vise-Grip-Adjust ... ise+grip+4

There are a couple of sizes available.

Karl
by combatkarl
Thu Aug 11, 2016 1:05 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 2000 S70 GLT 86k Transmission flush Help
Replies: 11
Views: 909
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Re: 2000 S70 GLT 86k Transmission flush Help

Spiderbubbu aka Ms Hawkeye... I'm a ~120 miles north of you in Rochester, MN. I don't know of any Volvo indies in your area, but there are some in my area . Google provide this European shop in Waterloo- http://www.lichty.com/products.html - again don't know anything about them - but agree with absc...
by combatkarl
Fri Jul 22, 2016 12:08 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1996 855T M56 problem? (Inner axle shaft failure) Topic is solved
Replies: 12
Views: 1357
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Re: 1996 855T M56 problem? (Inner axle shaft failure) Topic is solved

Raxles no longer rebuilds Volvo axles. He couldn't get good cores which is a shame, they were the absolute best. ...Lee I sent him my OEM axle as a core for a rebuild. I paid shipping one way and Raxles (Marty) provided the return shipping to me. The rebuilt axle was quite nice - one fine piece of ...
by combatkarl
Fri Jul 22, 2016 10:30 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Scan Tool Code Reader Suggestions? Topic is solved
Replies: 14
Views: 1841
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Re: Scan Tool Code Reader Suggestions? Topic is solved

I have the Autel 619 purchased from Amazon. After my son completed the software upgrade on a Windows PC, it worked on my '97 850. It has also worked on the Mazda Miata & Ford F-150. It will do SRS, ABS, and check engine lights. I doesn't not cover the ECC in the Volvo 850 :( which I think the Autel ...
by combatkarl
Fri Jul 22, 2016 7:13 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Axle nightmare - How to remove them the easy way
Replies: 58
Views: 42198
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Re: Axle nightmare - How to remove them the easy way

Irony! I am doing this job on the driver's side today, after waiting a couple months from having done the passenger side. BTW, I found that Rock Auto had good prices on Cardone Select (or Premium, whichever was more $$) and they seem to be decently built. But, UGH! It is stuck like all hell. Passen...
by combatkarl
Fri Apr 22, 2016 7:25 am
Forum: Volvo Maintenance Log
Topic: 97 850 GLT
Replies: 11
Views: 4575
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Re: 97 850 GLT

April 16, 2016- 190,00 Oil / Filter change - NAPA synth 10W-30, Wix Filter. Interval change is short pertaining to mileage, but son only drives it a few blocks to work each day - so engine doesn't warm up. He's been instructed to drive it for 20-30 minutes once a week. Attempted driver's side axle r...
by combatkarl
Tue Apr 19, 2016 1:01 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Brake Flare Nut to Hose Rusted Stuck
Replies: 12
Views: 1973
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Re: Brake Flare Nut to Hose Rusted Stuck

Regarding locking pliers (vise grip)... I've had success with this Vise Grip (TM) Locking Wrench. It is available in two sizes. http://www.amazon.com/Vise-Grip-Locking-Wrench-Wire-Cutter/dp/B00004SBB8/ref=sr_1_19?s=automotive&ie=UTF8&qid=1461092221&sr=1-19&keywords=vise+grips I think CN90 was the fi...