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by kallekula
Sun Jan 17, 2021 8:18 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Slight hesitation upon initial acceleration 2003 V70
Replies: 11
Views: 228

Re: Slight hesitation upon initial acceleration 2003 V70

That does not sound correct. That idle speed is too high. My Haynes manual says that idle speed should be 850. That's right where it is...Am I missing something? You seem to think that's too high? Have you checked fuel trims? How would I check the trims? I put a gauge on the shraeder valve and it r...
by kallekula
Tue Jan 05, 2021 11:31 am
Forum: Volvo S80 Forum - First Generation 1999-2006
Topic: Scotty Kilmer ATP AT-205 Re-Seal Stops Leaks
Replies: 7
Views: 971

Re: Scotty Kilmer ATP AT-205 Re-Seal Stops Leaks

You sold that good, I bought a couple of bottles:) Watching youtube videos (NOT SC) and reading reviews makes me believe this aint just snake oil. EDIT: I'm gonna try it on my BMW that has a leaking RMS, see what it does. So, did it work on your BMW leaking RMS? * Well, it actually wasn't the RMS l...
by kallekula
Thu Dec 24, 2020 12:13 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Seat Retrimming Trick
Replies: 4
Views: 184

Re: Seat Retrimming Trick

Will that steam remove wrinkles on my face too?
by kallekula
Tue Dec 22, 2020 1:58 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: What did you do to your Volvo today?
Replies: 4624
Views: 404989

Re: What did you do to your Volvo today?

Trying to get some better mpg I mounted a new O2 sensor. I have no idea when it was last changed. I checked with an OBD2 reader and the new sensor seems to flip/switch voltage faster. I'll get back with results in a few days. 20201105_141729.jpg 20201105_140122.jpg 20201105_142943.jpg So after like...
by kallekula
Tue Dec 15, 2020 8:09 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: sheared subframe bolt '96 850
Replies: 29
Views: 1193

Re: sheared subframe bolt, looks like a helicoil...

Shorten the bolt a bit with a benchgrinder or similar. Looks like there are plenty of thread on there. Maybe not the best solution from a security pov though...
by kallekula
Thu Dec 10, 2020 3:42 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Brake caliper binding/sticking after hard braking
Replies: 38
Views: 1076

Re: Brake caliper binding/sticking after hard braking

Kallekula- I would agree since all for brake lines run separately from there. From the master the fronts run together and the rear run together to the abs block. I have been thinking something is clogged in the return port. I dont know very much about how that all works but from my research it seem...
by kallekula
Thu Dec 10, 2020 2:27 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Brake caliper binding/sticking after hard braking
Replies: 38
Views: 1076

Re: Brake caliper binding/sticking after hard braking

Sounds like the ABS? Not the electronic part but the "block" with the motor on it.
by kallekula
Mon Dec 07, 2020 12:18 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: -99 Volvo v70 2.5t No spark on 2 cylinders
Replies: 24
Views: 476

Re: -99 Volvo v70 2.5t No spark on 2 cylinders

Move coil to another cylinder and check if the code now points there instead.
I believe you have two dedicated 10mm screws for ground, make sure they are snug.
by kallekula
Thu Dec 03, 2020 9:13 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: What did you do to your Volvo today?
Replies: 4624
Views: 404989

Re: What did you do to your Volvo today?

Wow, BIG drop in IAT! That's an important thing to check on NA cars. Redid my negative cable on the R the other day. The old one wasn't too bad, but the ends were starting to fray in the lugs and they were a little corroded. Went with 4ga for the main cable to the transmission and 6ga to the chassi...
by kallekula
Thu Dec 03, 2020 12:30 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: What did you do to your Volvo today?
Replies: 4624
Views: 404989

Re: What did you do to your Volvo today?

Noted that my preheat system wasn"t working properly. It was only sucking hot air through the preheat hose. On the freeway my IAT was 70 degrees C. After this ghettofix it dropped to 32 C. Gonna be interesting to see if my mpg will increase.
by kallekula
Wed Dec 02, 2020 12:40 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: S70 repair input
Replies: 15
Views: 478

Re: S70 repair input

patcal wrote: ↑Wed Dec 02, 2020 12:20 pm Just to update, core was changes today. All went smooth except there was no signs of seepage. Ended up being $280 with parts.
What brand core did you pick? Think Behr is OE on your volvo.
by kallekula
Wed Dec 02, 2020 12:34 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Transmission oil sump leak on 2000 V70 automatic
Replies: 4
Views: 220

Re: Transmission oil sump leak on 2000 V70 automatic

That return pipe has an oring on it. Easy to replace. Try cleaning the engine like previously suggested. Its hard to see where it leaks from. There are slso cheap dye kitsbyou can buybto help u see where it leaks using a uv light.
Good luck!
by kallekula
Tue Dec 01, 2020 12:21 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Tire confusion -- S70 T5
Replies: 11
Views: 523

Re: Tire confusion -- S70 T5

I'm in the process of buying new tires too. For me it’s most important that the tires are quiet, and have good grip ofc. I have almost decided upon Bridgestone Turanza QuietTrack.
by kallekula
Mon Nov 30, 2020 2:17 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Cracked oil pan - suggestions?
Replies: 16
Views: 527

Re: Cracked oil pan - suggestions?

Whats wrong eith ebay? They seem to sell for around $100
by kallekula
Sun Nov 29, 2020 3:02 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: What did you do to your Volvo today?
Replies: 4624
Views: 404989

Re: What did you do to your Volvo today?

:? So I guess I should start posting what I did on my Jeep Cherokee today here as well...? If you don't want to read my posts there are a setting to block other users. Me myself like to look at pictures, my volvo is just running now so i post some of the things i do to my bimmer. But if more people...
by kallekula
Sat Nov 28, 2020 10:19 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: What did you do to your Volvo today?
Replies: 4624
Views: 404989

Re: What did you do to your Volvo today?

Took driver seat out for repair. Im also planning to run some audio cable under the floor mat. Think this car stereo project has taken well over a year now πŸ€” also realized I started hoarding jewel lights...
by kallekula
Sat Nov 28, 2020 5:12 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Metal Bar Tappiing Sound - S70?
Replies: 4
Views: 112

Re: Metal Bar Tappiing Sound - S70?

Every time i had noises coming from suspension 8/10 it's been a anti-rollbar endlink. Make sure they are bolted on TIGHT
by kallekula
Fri Nov 27, 2020 7:53 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Transmission drain and fill - funnel size?
Replies: 21
Views: 503

Re: Transmission drain and fill - funnel size?

How many miles on the car ? I'll give you my experience - only mine. Got mine at 100,000 miles. The transmission was shifting almost very well, but I was concerned about the long term operation. I went and drained/refilled 3.5 liters which is the amount you will drain when removing the lower transm...
by kallekula
Mon Nov 23, 2020 5:54 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: What did you do to your Volvo today?
Replies: 4624
Views: 404989

Re: What did you do to your Volvo today?

Finally got me a 100% yolk free front πŸ‘
by kallekula
Mon Nov 23, 2020 4:35 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: What did you do to your Volvo today?
Replies: 4624
Views: 404989

Re: What did you do to your Volvo today?

I dodged 7 years of bad luck when I almost melted my wife's makeup mirror in the engine bay 😬
by kallekula
Mon Nov 23, 2020 3:34 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: I'm starting to think there's too much 'whoosh' and sucking noises
Replies: 2
Views: 303

Re: I'm starting to think there's too much 'whoosh' and sucking noises

If I were you I'd ditch that filter. AFAIK your engine gets enough air from the stock filter/box. The sound, as you describe, is also annoying.
by kallekula
Mon Nov 23, 2020 1:43 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 99 V70XC - ECC Confused, Owner Confuseder
Replies: 10
Views: 198

Re: 99 V70XC - ECC Confused, Owner Confuseder

You have to be careful with the 1999 and ECC control unit. Paraphrasing Expert jimmy , it’s possible to get stuck in ECC hell if the unit and actuators get out of synch, I’ll try find his post on this Do not do the actuator learn procedure running - it WILL brick it. Been there done that. Not fun.
by kallekula
Sat Nov 21, 2020 7:36 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 98 XC: making a trailer
Replies: 43
Views: 1187

Re: 98 XC: making a trailer

Good luck! Please post pictures along the way!πŸ‘
by kallekula
Wed Nov 18, 2020 4:11 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Robert DIY His car has been stolen Topic is solved
Replies: 25
Views: 1082

Re: Robert DIY His car has been stolen Topic is solved

Must be some bored kids that stole it? Hopefully it will turn up soon with little damage. Fingers crossed!
by kallekula
Tue Nov 17, 2020 2:20 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Power steering fluid or ATF?
Replies: 13
Views: 248

Re: Power steering fluid or ATF?

I've used both ATF and Volvo's own fluid. Didn't notice any difference at all between them, except the price of course.
by kallekula
Mon Nov 16, 2020 8:44 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Stolen 1998 V70R from Robert DIY channel
Replies: 5
Views: 369

Re: Stolen 1998 V70R from Robert DIY channel

That sucks man. Hope you get it backπŸ™
by kallekula
Mon Nov 16, 2020 8:39 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: What did you do to your Volvo today?
Replies: 4624
Views: 404989

Re: What did you do to your Volvo today?

I keep a spare in a hidden magnetic little box on my car since I've been in a similar situation before.
by kallekula
Sat Nov 14, 2020 6:49 pm
Forum: Volvo XC90
Topic: Hard to Start After DIY Work
Replies: 22
Views: 2145

Re: Hard to Start After DIY Work

Did you change those ebay injectors? They are JUNK.
by kallekula
Sat Nov 14, 2020 9:28 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: What did you do to your Volvo today?
Replies: 4624
Views: 404989

Re: What did you do to your Volvo today?

Trying to get some better mpg I mounted a new O2 sensor. I have no idea when it was last changed. I checked with an OBD2 reader and the new sensor seems to flip/switch voltage faster. I'll get back with results in a few days. 20201105_141729.jpg 20201105_140122.jpg 20201105_142943.jpg So after like...
by kallekula
Fri Nov 13, 2020 10:38 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: What did you do to your Volvo today?
Replies: 4624
Views: 404989

Re: What did you do to your Volvo today?

I replaced a broken clock spring on my S70.
by kallekula
Thu Nov 12, 2020 10:51 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Wiper Noise
Replies: 2
Views: 208

Re: Wiper Noise

Thanks for the tip! Never thought about that.
by kallekula
Mon Nov 09, 2020 3:03 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Brake rotor question
Replies: 8
Views: 220

Re: Brake rotor question

Measure the rotor?
by kallekula
Mon Nov 09, 2020 11:02 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Brake rotor question
Replies: 8
Views: 220

Re: Brake rotor question

Sure why not. Drilled rotors cools better but is prone to crack if you drive you car like a race car. Race cars usually just have slotted rotors for that reason.
by kallekula
Thu Nov 05, 2020 7:38 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: What did you do to your Volvo today?
Replies: 4624
Views: 404989

Re: What did you do to your Volvo today?

abscate wrote: ↑Thu Nov 05, 2020 7:14 pm Our sensors look just like that.

πŸ˜€

Let me guess, you just put a 22 mm on it and screwed it off...

🀬
Old one came off really easy yes 😁.
by kallekula
Thu Nov 05, 2020 5:41 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: What did you do to your Volvo today?
Replies: 4624
Views: 404989

Re: What did you do to your Volvo today?

Trying to get some better mpg I mounted a new O2 sensor. I have no idea when it was last changed. I checked with an OBD2 reader and the new sensor seems to flip/switch voltage faster.
I'll get back with results in a few days.
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by kallekula
Thu Nov 05, 2020 11:04 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: What did you do to your Volvo today?
Replies: 4624
Views: 404989

Re: What did you do to your Volvo today?

Nice car! Tires work fine, just some rubbing if you turn sharply but it's my absolute favorite Volvo wheel style. I would buy another silver S70 T5 w/rear spoiler if it were in great shape. I also noticed the 16" rubbing the front inner liner before changing them out besides the entire strut assemb...
by kallekula
Thu Nov 05, 2020 11:01 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Here is a simple, DIY P80 cupholder mod I did...
Replies: 5
Views: 185

Re: Here is a simple, DIY P80 cupholder mod I did...

abscate wrote: ↑Thu Nov 05, 2020 10:06 am
cxf wrote: ↑Thu Nov 05, 2020 4:10 am Shoulder holster!
Nice - next time maybe I can get higher on that BMW I popped in the OC
πŸ˜…
by kallekula
Wed Nov 04, 2020 6:52 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: What did you do to your Volvo today?
Replies: 4624
Views: 404989

Re: What did you do to your Volvo today?

I had a 99 auto T5 with the LPT block in it. It was a fun car!
by kallekula
Wed Nov 04, 2020 11:20 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: 2006 p2 xc70 - cold feet
Replies: 2
Views: 122

Re: 2006 p2 xc70 - cold feet

In that position it pulls air from the outside. If you press the recirculation button that flap will close.
Could be a bad damper motor. I think that specific motor isnt too hard to replace. Also check that the lever that pulls on the door hasnt come off.
by kallekula
Mon Nov 02, 2020 10:03 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: stripped a screw - badly
Replies: 22
Views: 583

Re: stripped a screw - badly

Yeah those are not the ones I talk about
by kallekula
Mon Nov 02, 2020 8:00 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: stripped a screw - badly
Replies: 22
Views: 583

Re: stripped a screw - badly

Whatever you do be careful if using bolt extractors. They are VERY hard but snap easy. When that happens it's not fun anymore.
by kallekula
Mon Nov 02, 2020 9:49 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: What did you do to your Volvo today?
Replies: 4624
Views: 404989

Re: What did you do to your Volvo today?

It deserves it! We’ve all had that one trusty car that deserves the attention. For me it’s my E39. Money is no object when it comes to that car lol. That’s an excellent fit with the Bavarian Money Waster maintenance plan... :lol: :lol: :lol: Cheap to buy but expensive to own if you don't know how t...
by kallekula
Mon Nov 02, 2020 9:43 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: What did you do to your Volvo today?
Replies: 4624
Views: 404989

Re: What did you do to your Volvo today?

Yeah it's the first car I bought when I was "fresh off the boat". It holds some kind of sentimental value to me. During this period I think I managed to log around 50K miles. It serves as a very reliable 2nd car to us. We use it when camping, getting the xmas tree etc. So yeah, I really like that c...
by kallekula
Sun Nov 01, 2020 9:50 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: What did you do to your Volvo today?
Replies: 4624
Views: 404989

Re: What did you do to your Volvo today?

Yeah it's the first car I bought when I was "fresh off the boat". It holds some kind of sentimental value to me. During this period I think I managed to log around 50K miles. It serves as a very reliable 2nd car to us. We use it when camping, getting the xmas tree etc. So yeah, I really like that ca...
by kallekula
Sun Nov 01, 2020 9:45 pm
Forum: Events, Car Talk, General Discussion & MVS Forum
Topic: Great article describing O2 sensors
Replies: 0
Views: 864

Great article describing O2 sensors

Yes I found this really good article and thought I would share it with the community. Enjoy:
http://www.autotap.com/techlibrary/unde ... ensors.asp
by kallekula
Sun Nov 01, 2020 6:23 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: What did you do to your Volvo today?
Replies: 4624
Views: 404989

Re: What did you do to your Volvo today?

I replaced the ignition switch in my S70. It has been bad ever since I bought the car in 2012 and the other day I had to struggle for several minutes to get the key to "bite".
by kallekula
Fri Oct 30, 2020 8:17 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: What did you do to your Volvo today?
Replies: 4624
Views: 404989

Re: What did you do to your Volvo today?

abscate wrote: ↑Fri Oct 30, 2020 6:59 pm Tough neighborhood. At least the guy who squeezed off the small arms fire was low and only hit the lower bumper
Yeah that was a close call πŸ˜‡
by kallekula
Fri Oct 30, 2020 3:06 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: What did you do to your Volvo today?
Replies: 4624
Views: 404989

Re: What did you do to your Volvo today?

I found these smoked tail lights at the bone yard. Looks pretty nice on a gray car I think.
by kallekula
Thu Oct 29, 2020 12:50 pm
Forum: Volvo XC90
Topic: 2006, XC90 2.5T no start , fuel delivery?
Replies: 22
Views: 1790

Re: Please Help 2006, XC90 2.5T

xHeart wrote: ↑Sun Oct 25, 2020 7:37 am
betoarmenia wrote: ↑Sat Oct 24, 2020 4:25 am Additionally the VIN just in case it can help. Unfortunately I do not have access to Vida. Your help is highly appreciated
Mike Lucas may help https://www.precisioncarmodules.com
Is that precopster Mike?
by kallekula
Thu Oct 29, 2020 12:45 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: stripped a screw - badly
Replies: 22
Views: 583

Re: stripped a screw - badly

Pipe wrench?
Use a dremel to make a cut so you can use a flathead screwdriver?
by kallekula
Tue Oct 27, 2020 4:28 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: What did you do to your Volvo today?
Replies: 4624
Views: 404989

Re: What did you do to your Volvo today?

I did another drain n' fill of 3.1L. Oil that came out looked and smelled good. Now I ain't touching it in another 50K miles.
by kallekula
Mon Oct 26, 2020 2:20 pm
Forum: C30, C70 2006+, S40 & V50 2004 Β½ +
Topic: Looking at 2009 S40... common problems?
Replies: 7
Views: 1402

Re: Looking at 2009 S40... common problems?

Think the new s40s lack a coolant level sensor? Maybe that's wby they're so common in the junk yards??
by kallekula
Sun Oct 25, 2020 6:31 pm
Forum: Volvo Classifieds
Topic: FS: Jewel headlights Topic is solved
Replies: 0
Views: 591

FS: Jewel headlights Topic is solved

Fits C70 97-04, V70 97-00, S70 97-00
Good condition.
Pm me for price.
by kallekula
Sun Oct 25, 2020 4:09 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: What did you do to your Volvo today?
Replies: 4624
Views: 404989

Re: What did you do to your Volvo today?

BlackBart wrote: ↑Sun Oct 25, 2020 2:54 pm
kallekula wrote: ↑Sun Oct 25, 2020 12:24 pm Me, wifey and friends went on a short camping trip. It was very nice!
The dual dawg extendo stick!
Best stick I ever had. Never lost a dog in the fire!
by kallekula
Sun Oct 25, 2020 12:24 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: What did you do to your Volvo today?
Replies: 4624
Views: 404989

Re: What did you do to your Volvo today?

Me, wifey and friends went on a short camping trip. It was very nice!
by kallekula
Sat Oct 24, 2020 10:15 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Spark plug issue
Replies: 9
Views: 345

Re: Spark plug issue

Go to Volvo and buy the correct plugs for your car and take it from there (if that wasn't the problem)
by kallekula
Thu Oct 22, 2020 3:45 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Cartridge-type Oil filter collapses.
Replies: 14
Views: 377

Re: Cartridge-type Oil filter collapses.

kallekula wrote: ↑Wed Oct 14, 2020 9:46 am I would also recommend the same brands as previous other. I usually go with WIX since I believe it's made in the USA.

Edit: I would personally drive way longer than 3k miles before an oil change.
Edit2: cool thing with WIX is that they include a washer seal. Bravo!
by kallekula
Tue Oct 20, 2020 11:33 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Oil recommendation
Replies: 22
Views: 603

Re: Oil recommendation

I always run fully synthetic, always. Its about the same price as dino since it lasts longer. Usually buy Mobil 1 Full Synth or O'reillys own brand, also fully synthetic.
by kallekula
Mon Oct 19, 2020 4:44 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: What did you do to your Volvo today?
Replies: 4624
Views: 404989

Re: What did you do to your Volvo today?

bmdubya1198 wrote: ↑Mon Oct 19, 2020 2:07 pm
kallekula wrote: ↑Mon Oct 19, 2020 12:03 pm Look what I stumbled on again at the bone yard. These things seem easier to find nowadays?
Still pretty uncommon and still sought after!
People seem to sell them for $150 on fleabay. Is that a reasonable price?
by kallekula
Mon Oct 19, 2020 12:03 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: What did you do to your Volvo today?
Replies: 4624
Views: 404989

Re: What did you do to your Volvo today?

Look what I stumbled on again at the bone yard. These things seem easier to find nowadays?
by kallekula
Mon Oct 19, 2020 8:53 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: What did you do to your Volvo today?
Replies: 4624
Views: 404989

Re: What did you do to your Volvo today?

Cookeh wrote: ↑Mon Oct 19, 2020 3:38 am Are those discs dimpled or drilled?
Drilled, unfortunately.

Edit: if I were racing I would have picked slotted rotors but this is just a street car.
by kallekula
Sun Oct 18, 2020 4:36 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: What did you do to your Volvo today?
Replies: 4624
Views: 404989

Re: What did you do to your Volvo today?

Brakes bled! Old stuff looked really yucky...
by kallekula
Wed Oct 14, 2020 11:05 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: p80 nasty bad turds thread , renamed
Replies: 23
Views: 507

Re: p80 nasty bad turds thread , renamed

A real sucky moment was when i had to pull a whole engine just to be able to get room for fixing a turbo pressure hose inlet whose threads where gone. I had just bought it and my plan was a quick flip. That was not fun.
by kallekula
Wed Oct 14, 2020 10:40 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: What did you do to your Volvo today?
Replies: 4624
Views: 404989

Re: What did you do to your Volvo today?

This evening I mounted new rear rotors and pads on my bmw. Tomorrow I will await my first mechanic to come home from work so we can bleed the brakes. I looked at the receipt i found in one of the boxes and it turns out it was almost to the day one year exactly since i purchased them. Is that why my ...
by kallekula
Wed Oct 14, 2020 9:46 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Cartridge-type Oil filter collapses.
Replies: 14
Views: 377

Re: Cartridge-type Oil filter collapses.

I would also recommend the same brands as previous other. I usually go with WIX since I believe it's made in the USA.

Edit: I would personally drive way longer than 3k miles before an oil change.
by kallekula
Wed Oct 14, 2020 8:36 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Cartridge-type Oil filter collapses.
Replies: 14
Views: 377

Re: Cartridge-type Oil filter collapses.

What brand filter do you use? How often do yo change oil?
by kallekula
Tue Oct 13, 2020 7:52 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: What did you do to your Volvo today?
Replies: 4624
Views: 404989

Re: What did you do to your Volvo today?

abscate wrote: ↑Tue Oct 13, 2020 3:06 am I’m shipping those struts to kallekula just to be spiteful...

πŸ˜€
Yuck! I've had my fair share of that thank you. Here old cars look like new underneath.
by kallekula
Mon Oct 12, 2020 6:43 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: What did you do to your Volvo today?
Replies: 4624
Views: 404989

Re: What did you do to your Volvo today?

Happy Monday everyone!
by kallekula
Sun Oct 11, 2020 7:39 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: What did you do to your Volvo today?
Replies: 4624
Views: 404989

Re: What did you do to your Volvo today?

I mounted a pair of Zimmermann rotors and Akebono pads on my bimmer. Car is on blocks waiting for misc new seals and gaskets. The quest for a non-oil leaking 540 continues...
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by kallekula
Sun Oct 11, 2020 12:59 pm
Forum: Volvo XC90
Topic: Hard to Start After DIY Work
Replies: 22
Views: 2145

Re: Hard to Start After DIY Work

Throw those injrctors in thr bin and buy oe. These cheap, often chinese made, injectors are crap!
by kallekula
Wed Oct 07, 2020 5:51 pm
Forum: C30, C70 2006+, S40 & V50 2004 Β½ +
Topic: 06 c70 rebuilt engine now no start?
Replies: 5
Views: 1333

Re: HELP! 06 c70 rebuilt engine now no start?

Do you have fuel pressure?
by kallekula
Wed Oct 07, 2020 5:41 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: What did you do to your Volvo today?
Replies: 4624
Views: 404989

Re: What did you do to your Volvo today?

I found really cheap chrome turn signal bulbs. They blink white instead of orange πŸ’€
by kallekula
Wed Oct 07, 2020 4:37 pm
Forum: Volvo S80 Forum - First Generation 1999-2006
Topic: 2005 S80 T6 really need some educated guesses
Replies: 11
Views: 1926

Re: 2005 S80 T6 really need some educated guesses!!!

Sounds like it's toast but do check level first.
by kallekula
Wed Oct 07, 2020 4:03 pm
Forum: Volvo S80 Forum - First Generation 1999-2006
Topic: 2005 S80 T6 really need some educated guesses
Replies: 11
Views: 1926

Re: 2005 S80 T6 really need some educated guesses!!!

Check level as suggested. However, my experience is that when this happens it's about time for a new or good used transmission.
How many miles has it?
by kallekula
Tue Oct 06, 2020 7:17 pm
Forum: Volvo Classifieds
Topic: Can someone tell me how to sell a car...
Replies: 8
Views: 454

Re: Can someone tell me how to sell a car...

Always write a proper bill of sale with date, mileage, "sold as is", etc.
by kallekula
Tue Oct 06, 2020 7:14 pm
Forum: Road Trip!
Topic: Glacier National Park 2020
Replies: 36
Views: 2925

Re: Glacier National Park 2020

Great pictures! Looks like a lot of fun πŸ˜ƒ
by kallekula
Tue Oct 06, 2020 2:37 pm
Forum: Road Trip!
Topic: Glacier National Park 2020
Replies: 36
Views: 2925

Re: Glacier National Park 2020

Yay nice! More pictures! πŸ‘
by kallekula
Tue Oct 06, 2020 1:32 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: What did you do to your Volvo today?
Replies: 4624
Views: 404989

Re: What did you do to your Volvo today?

I fixed a small oil leak on my S70. My oil filter housing was leaking for some reason. First time i noticed it i hadnt driven the car a lot and last oil chsnge was done a year ago. Brushed it off as the seal got hsrd and old. However, leak came back so I ordered an oe filter holder that came with fi...
by kallekula
Wed Sep 30, 2020 11:38 am
Forum: Volvo Classifieds
Topic: Volvo Findings! (What have you found on Craigslist?)
Replies: 1456
Views: 62954

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

bmdubya1198 wrote: ↑Wed Sep 30, 2020 8:32 am Good deal for only $20! https://charlotte.craigslist.org/pts/d/ ... 54845.html

Image
Hard to find anything usable on that one πŸ˜†πŸ˜†πŸ˜†
by kallekula
Wed Sep 30, 2020 8:54 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 99 V70R - lost reverse
Replies: 35
Views: 983

Re: 99 V70R - lost reverse

Rebuild it yourself! It is really not that hard and there are even some youtube videos on it.
by kallekula
Mon Sep 28, 2020 2:45 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Strange tapping Sound when braking
Replies: 5
Views: 140

Re: Strange tapping Sound when braking

Check if u have balance weights on the inside of the wheel. I have seen examples of the weights making contact with the brake caliper upon breaking, causing
pulsating knocking sound.
by kallekula
Mon Sep 28, 2020 11:53 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: What did you do to your Volvo today?
Replies: 4624
Views: 404989

Re: What did you do to your Volvo today?

I went to the bone yard this morning to get some parts for my BMW. Found a bonus for the S70. Im quite sure they will outperform my pitted originals.
by kallekula
Wed Aug 19, 2020 3:45 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Coolant Recovery tank
Replies: 36
Views: 642

Re: Coolant Recovery tank

i bought a brand new Uro bottle years ago. Lasted about one week than a long of plastic cracked snd wather was spewing. Trying to avoid the Uro brsnd after that. Maybe quality has picked up?
by kallekula
Sun Aug 16, 2020 7:18 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: 2005 S60 Coolant Reservoir Leak
Replies: 7
Views: 154

Re: 2005 S60 Coolant Reservoir Leak

if you're lucky it's only the hose that's gotten a bit soft and you can get away by cutting the bad piece off otherwise buy anew coolant bottle. not a big investment. +1 I just replaced the tank on the 03 S80 T6 and that hose was leaking even though it was tight. Cut the worn end / tip off reattach...
by kallekula
Sun Aug 16, 2020 6:59 pm
Forum: Volvo S80 Forum - First Generation 1999-2006
Topic: New front brakes vibrate. Bent hub?
Replies: 10
Views: 1592

Re: New front brakes vibrate. Bent hub?

did u clean of all rust from the hub so that the surface the rotor sits against is straight?
by kallekula
Sun Aug 16, 2020 6:53 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: 2005 S60 Coolant Reservoir Leak
Replies: 7
Views: 154

Re: 2005 S60 Coolant Reservoir Leak

if you're lucky it's only the hose that's gotten a bit soft and you can get away by cutting the bad piece off otherwise buy anew coolant bottle. not a big investment.
by kallekula
Sun Aug 16, 2020 10:50 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Contemplating full fuel injector replacement
Replies: 15
Views: 397

Re: Contemplating full fuel injector replacement

Fuel injectors are like 6 bucks each at the junkyard. Also keep in mind - the misfire codes are notorious for not reporting the right cylinder or even the same cylinder all the time, so you will want to keep an eye on that. Are the wires Bougicord? Huh, never heard or experienced that behavior with...
by kallekula
Sat Aug 15, 2020 4:29 pm
Forum: Volvo Classifieds
Topic: S40 V50 etc load bars / crossbars
Replies: 1
Views: 413

Re: S40 V50 etc load bars / crossbars

*SOLD*
by kallekula
Wed Aug 12, 2020 4:18 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: What did you do to your Volvo today?
Replies: 4624
Views: 404989

Re: What did you do to your Volvo today?

There's just something about a clean pan ready to go back on...
by kallekula
Tue Aug 11, 2020 1:52 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: 2006 V70 NA 100k Should I do the water pump while at it ? Topic is solved
Replies: 14
Views: 719

Re: 2006 V70 NA 100k Should I do the water pump while at it ? Topic is solved

Ive never seen a timing belt brake, only seized wps. I always replace it, even though it would "propably" make it to the next timing belt change. Always pick Aisin.
by kallekula
Tue Aug 11, 2020 10:28 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: What did you do to your Volvo today?
Replies: 4624
Views: 404989

Re: What did you do to your Volvo today?

I started a transmission service job on my BMW. So.... .Volvo vs BMW.. Any opinions there? I know a 540i and an s70 aren't really fair comparisons but I'm interested in your opinions because I know you have worked on both. A buddy of mine has a manual 540i. Loves it. Just had a blinking check engin...
by kallekula
Mon Aug 10, 2020 9:50 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: What did you do to your Volvo today?
Replies: 4624
Views: 404989

Re: What did you do to your Volvo today?

I started a transmission service job on my BMW.
by kallekula
Sat Aug 08, 2020 5:14 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: What did you do to your Volvo today?
Replies: 4624
Views: 404989

Re: What did you do to your Volvo today?

The crimp clamps on my auto trans cooler lines have been leaking for some time. Checked online how much new ones where. North of $400!!! So I repaired the ones I had instead using pieces of a new gates hose and an assortment of oetiker and worm gear clamps. Not the most fun job but I managed to save...
by kallekula
Sat Aug 08, 2020 11:36 am
Forum: Events, Car Talk, General Discussion & MVS Forum
Topic: "TheTruthAboutCars" - 3rd owner volvos and selling manual transmission cars
Replies: 6
Views: 770

Re: "TheTruthAboutCars" - 3rd owner volvos and selling manual transmission cars

After reading both articles, I see why some people claim a manual transmission is a great anti theft device. Personally, I learned to drive a manual transmission on a tractor before I was legal to drive a vehicle on the road. On old tractors, you generally came to a full stop to shift. They did not...
by kallekula
Sat Aug 08, 2020 11:27 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Should I bother
Replies: 14
Views: 312

Re: Should I bother

I wasn't aware that compression test should be done at wot so I decided to do one again before tearing into the head gasket job today. # 1 cyl cold was 100; added a cap full of oil and it went up to 140. Now I'm beginning to think that I have a ring issue. If that's the case should I even bother do...
by kallekula
Sat Aug 08, 2020 11:21 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: How do you use a geartronic transmission?
Replies: 20
Views: 717

Re: How do you use a geartronic transmission?

I never use it. I can't see what it's good for? Sounds like just a sale gimmick to me.
EDIT: I mean out of all people that has this auto/manual feature, how often do they really use it?
by kallekula
Tue Aug 04, 2020 10:52 am
Forum: Events, Car Talk, General Discussion & MVS Forum
Topic: "TheTruthAboutCars" - 3rd owner volvos and selling manual transmission cars
Replies: 6
Views: 770

Re: "TheTruthAboutCars" - 3rd owner volvos and selling manual transmission cars

No experience with selling or buying manuals in the US. But, I think most young people look for a manual. More "race" feeling? I myself was like that as young. I never understood why my parents always bought automatic cars. Now I'm the same. I could never go back to driving a stick. It would kill my...
by kallekula
Mon Aug 03, 2020 11:53 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: P80 Cylinder head work water pump and water pipe screws 985151
Replies: 7
Views: 311

Re: P80 Cylinder head work water pump and water pipe screws 985151

Plan B You could also glue the gasket to the head with permatex , then thread the bolts without fussing with gasket +1 Always a little bit of silicone on one side of the gasket so it stays in place when head is put back on. I never put any sealant on WP bolts, never had a leak so far. Maybe I'm jus...
by kallekula
Tue Jul 28, 2020 2:57 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Rear main seal too deep? Redo?
Replies: 3
Views: 194

Re: Rear main seal too deep? Redo?

abscate wrote: ↑Tue Jul 28, 2020 10:31 am
kallekula wrote: ↑Tue Jul 28, 2020 8:13 am Looks good to me.
Here's a picture of how deep my seal sits. I borrowed a Volvo OE tool to seat it.
Is that another Place the engine serial number is placed on the engine ?
None of those numbers I can identify in the photo match the engine nr.
by kallekula
Tue Jul 28, 2020 8:13 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Rear main seal too deep? Redo?
Replies: 3
Views: 194

Re: Rear main seal too deep? Redo?

Looks good to me.
Here's a picture of how deep my seal sits. I borrowed a Volvo OE tool to seat it.
by kallekula
Tue Jul 28, 2020 4:54 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: What did you do to your Volvo today?
Replies: 4624
Views: 404989

Re: What did you do to your Volvo today?

Kind of embarrassing but to be honest I didn't really understand how a pipe wrench worked until recently. A bolt in a tight spot was giving me hell and I read somewhere to try a pipe wrench. This tool just loosened the bolt like there was nothing to it. I was expecting it to slip and loose grip but ...
by kallekula
Sat Jul 25, 2020 9:30 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: What did you do to your Volvo today?
Replies: 4624
Views: 404989

Re: What did you do to your Volvo today?

The orfice tube is the heart of the system it controls the expansion of the high pressure coolant to low pressure, generating the cooling power I put ina custom passenger foot vent for those smelly soccer feet I'm gonna show that picture with all the cars to my wife. She always complains I have too...
by kallekula
Sun Jul 19, 2020 4:26 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: What did you do to your Volvo today?
Replies: 4624
Views: 404989

Re: What did you do to your Volvo today?

I replaced the differential fluid in my BMW. Almost two liters came out but 1.5 was enough to fill it up.
by kallekula
Sun Jul 19, 2020 8:56 am
Forum: C30, C70 2006+, S40 & V50 2004 Β½ +
Topic: 06 S40 T5 excessive engine noise/vacuum Topic is solved
Replies: 12
Views: 2320

Re: 06 S40 T5 excessive engine noise/vacuum Topic is solved

I had a loud noise coming from my S40 engine. Turned out to be the diaphragm in the pcv oil trap that was broken. It is around $25.
by kallekula
Thu Jul 16, 2020 7:37 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Poor brake performance
Replies: 9
Views: 301

Re: Poor brake performance

so i went ahead and removed the flexi hoses, the first thing i did was to blow through them to see if they were collapsed well they were not, i asked a friend to push the pedal and even doing the maximum force no fluid was comming out the metal line without the hose atached, i disconected the line ...
by kallekula
Thu Jul 16, 2020 2:00 pm
Forum: C30, C70 2006+, S40 & V50 2004 Β½ +
Topic: Engine teardown video if of interest
Replies: 1
Views: 420

Re: Engine teardown video if of interest

Very interesting. He found a good use for recycling that poor beat up thing too πŸ˜„πŸ‘
by kallekula
Thu Jul 16, 2020 1:25 pm
Forum: Volvo Classifieds
Topic: S40 V50 etc load bars / crossbars
Replies: 1
Views: 413

S40 V50 etc load bars / crossbars

good condition. Forgot to mount before selling my S40.
I want them gone so you can have em relatively cheap but I'm not interested in shipping. Pickup from Irvine,CA.
by kallekula
Thu Jul 16, 2020 11:35 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: What did you do to your Volvo today?
Replies: 4624
Views: 404989

Re: What did you do to your Volvo today?

How do you even replace that engine mount? Is there a how-to available on the MVS website? I washed my car today and gave it a good polish. See the results below :D Volvo1.jpg Volvomotorkap.jpg The clear coat is damaged on the hood. There's also a little rust spot. Anyone with a good tip/how-to to ...
by kallekula
Thu Jul 16, 2020 11:31 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: What did you do to your Volvo today?
Replies: 4624
Views: 404989

Re: What did you do to your Volvo today?

ZionXIX wrote: ↑Thu Jul 16, 2020 11:00 am I guess I get to buy a hex socket set.
great then you can start replacing brake pads too!
by kallekula
Wed Jul 15, 2020 11:23 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: What did you do to your Volvo today?
Replies: 4624
Views: 404989

Re: What did you do to your Volvo today?

So in the past week I went to a wheel alignment shop. Boy, that was a exhausting experience. I had to go back, not once, but twice. The first time the mechanic didn't do much at all. He mounted the equipment on the wheels, saw him looking underneath the car and the first tool he gets is a blowtorch...
by kallekula
Mon Jul 13, 2020 6:02 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: What did you do to your Volvo today?
Replies: 4624
Views: 404989

Re: What did you do to your Volvo today?

I mounted my euro indicator lenses.

Before:
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After:
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EDIT: I see now that I forgot to buy chromed out light bulbs
by kallekula
Mon Jul 13, 2020 2:03 pm
Forum: C30, C70 2006+, S40 & V50 2004 Β½ +
Topic: Kallekula's 2004 S40 T5 Topic is solved
Replies: 19
Views: 2027

Re: Kallekula's 2004 S40 T5 Topic is solved

Sold the car yesterday. It was a fun car to drive, night and day compared to the 2.4i I previously owned.
by kallekula
Sat Jul 11, 2020 4:59 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Does rear O2 sensor change engine management?
Replies: 9
Views: 335

Re: Does rear O2 sensor change engine management?

You have it right, the rear O2 does not control any engine parameters. One way to deal with this would be to delete the rear O2 in TunerPro on a tuned ECU, FWIW. Ok, that's good. I wonder if I got the rear sensor out of the exhaust stream (using an anti-fouler) the CEL would go out. Yes it will but...
by kallekula
Thu Jul 09, 2020 11:22 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: New 850. What stuff are a MUST to replace/repair if the maintenance history is unknown?
Replies: 65
Views: 1399

Re: New 850. What stuff are a MUST to replace/repair if the maintenance history is unknown?

I’m pretty sure you should Not be driving after your third belt ? Sorry,language barrier. InAmerican English , a β€œ belt” is slang for a alcoholic drink, usually hard liquor. Zum Beispiel β€œ Matt looked at all the standard shift 5 speed Volvos, felt sad, got his bottle of SCHNAPP’s, and had a belt.” ...
by kallekula
Thu Jul 09, 2020 11:15 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Oil drain plug crush washer / sealing washer
Replies: 15
Views: 1463

Re: Oil drain plug crush washer / sealing washer

- Helping a friend with leaky drain washer without draining the oil . - This is just generic procedure for virtually any car. - DEFINITELY need a helper (in this case my son) to apply vacuum to the filler hole. - Have a drain pan ready just in case. - Once the drain plug is removed, you will hear g...
by kallekula
Thu Jul 09, 2020 10:20 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: What did you do to your Volvo today?
Replies: 4624
Views: 404989

Re: What did you do to your Volvo today?

FR7DPP+ is the correct plug for NAs, but those definitely look due for replacement! The ones you got are probably correct for that type of plug. It's actually just listed for GLTs and T5s at the parts suppliers I looked at. Worked fine on my NA anyway. EDIT: Except for dirt bikes I've never ever no...
by kallekula
Wed Jul 08, 2020 12:06 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: What did you do to your Volvo today?
Replies: 4624
Views: 404989

Re: What did you do to your Volvo today?

Changed spark plugs in my S70. Think the plugs I had was wrong. Probably came from a turbo model that was recycled. This time I bought the four electrode style Bosch FGR7DQE0. Cheap plug but it's supposed to be oe.
by kallekula
Tue Jul 07, 2020 3:21 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1996 850 Power Steering Pump Replacement Options
Replies: 18
Views: 401

Re: 1996 850 Power Steering Pump Replacement Options

Pump on my S70 gave up after ca 250k miles. Started leaking a lot. Bought new used one from the bone yardπŸ‘

EDIT: Price at bone yard around $30+tax
by kallekula
Thu Jul 02, 2020 5:28 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Poor brake performance
Replies: 9
Views: 301

Re: Poor brake performance

I have a similar problem with my 2000 S70. Brakes require hard pressure on the pedal. Sitting at a red light the car will eventually start to move. I bled the brakes, checked booster with vacuum pump for leaks, swapped out the master cylinder but no difference. The last thing I can think about is th...
by kallekula
Wed Jul 01, 2020 2:16 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: What did you do to your Volvo today?
Replies: 4624
Views: 404989

Re: What did you do to your Volvo today?

so i replaced my rear deck speakers... my god were those old ones shot...after some searching found these on amazon... fit in the factory mounting brackets. https://www.amazon.com/Renegade-RX830-8-Inch-Range-Speakers/dp/B0045V5WLC?th=1 they sound pretty good too, tho anything is an upgrade over wha...
by kallekula
Sun Jun 21, 2020 1:16 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: squeaky dash sound
Replies: 16
Views: 286

Re: squeaky dash sound

subzerocarfanatic wrote: ↑Sun Jun 21, 2020 1:04 pm I didn't realize the entire front had to come out just to remove the dash. Guess this project won't get done after all.
It looks worse than it is. Robert (rspi) even has youtube vids describing the procedure.
by kallekula
Fri Jun 19, 2020 11:14 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Don't buy cheap injectors!!
Replies: 4
Views: 163

Re: Don't buy cheap injectors!!

I've seen youtube videos of what the spray pattern looks from those chinese ebay injectors. Yikes...
by kallekula
Fri Jun 19, 2020 5:19 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: What did you do to your Volvo today?
Replies: 4624
Views: 404989

Re: What did you do to your Volvo today?

bmdubya1198 wrote: ↑Fri Jun 19, 2020 9:09 am Wow, those are bad! This was the mount in my E39 after it was rear ended. Only damage the car sustained! Well, aside from the broken pedestal, but that was all an easy replacement.
Huh, weird. Lucky they're so easy to replace.
by kallekula
Fri Jun 19, 2020 12:39 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: What did you do to your Volvo today?
Replies: 4624
Views: 404989

Re: What did you do to your Volvo today?

I replaced motor mounts on my bimmer
by kallekula
Tue Jun 16, 2020 1:33 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: 2003 XC 70 Pulls left......alignment?
Replies: 10
Views: 393

Re: 2003 XC 70 Pulls left......alignment?

Are the tires of the same brand? If not that can also cause pulling.
by kallekula
Sun Jun 14, 2020 3:36 pm
Forum: Volvo XC90
Topic: 2005 XC90 2.5T with 120K and leaking cam seal, do I leave crank seal alone?
Replies: 22
Views: 1107

Re: 2005 XC90 2.5T with 120K and leaking cam seal, do I leave crank seal alone?

Why don't you start by checking if it leaks first and take it from there?
by kallekula
Sun Jun 14, 2020 4:29 am
Forum: Events, Car Talk, General Discussion & MVS Forum
Topic: What was your car that got away?
Replies: 20
Views: 1436

Re: What was your car that got away?

kallekula wrote: ↑Tue Jun 09, 2020 12:41 pm Dodge Challenger 1970/1971. Bought in 1992 for $200 and sold for a few more a year later. That money would probably buy one of the door handles today.
EDIT: Found a photo
by kallekula
Fri Jun 12, 2020 9:39 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Four-C
Replies: 10
Views: 211

Re: Four-C

What's the price diff of a "normal" shock/strut and the electronically controlled one?
by kallekula
Fri Jun 12, 2020 8:51 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Power steering bypass
Replies: 13
Views: 465

Re: Power steering bypass

abscate wrote: ↑Fri Jun 12, 2020 5:15 am
kallekula wrote: ↑Tue Jun 09, 2020 11:17 am Power steering is great to have when parallel parking πŸ˜€

There is no parallel parking in the OC

:lol:
That's not true. We have a few places around here πŸ˜„
by kallekula
Wed Jun 10, 2020 1:49 am
Forum: Events, Car Talk, General Discussion & MVS Forum
Topic: What was your car that got away?
Replies: 20
Views: 1436

Re: What was your car that got away?

I once gave away an Alfa Romeo Giulia Super sedan. 1967 1600. No engine. Nobody wanted them. Now they're a cult car worth quite a bit. I gave it to a guy who raced one in SCCA for spares. Remember the original Italian Job and all those Alfa police cars? That was it. It didn't look like this but it ...
by kallekula
Tue Jun 09, 2020 8:44 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Put in a used heater core...
Replies: 14
Views: 652

Re: Put in a used heater core... 9144221

abscate wrote: ↑Mon May 18, 2020 4:45 am The Swedish car parts core is $38 through amazon via the MVS amazon link, not much more than junkyard one with lifetime warranty.

Clean thoroughly to remove oil smell before installing
+1 on buying a new one
by kallekula
Tue Jun 09, 2020 12:49 pm
Forum: Events, Car Talk, General Discussion & MVS Forum
Topic: What was your car that got away?
Replies: 20
Views: 1436

Re: What was your car that got away?

matthew1 wrote: ↑Tue Jun 09, 2020 12:44 pmWhat engine?
Just a six, but still...

EDIT: Engine size was compensated by painting it with 12 rattle cans of flat black primer. It looked badass! Original color was light blue metallic with a black vinyl roof that got ripped off.
by kallekula
Tue Jun 09, 2020 12:41 pm
Forum: Events, Car Talk, General Discussion & MVS Forum
Topic: What was your car that got away?
Replies: 20
Views: 1436

Re: What was your car that got away?

Dodge Challenger 1970/1971. Bought in 1992 for $200 and sold for a few more a year later. That money would probably buy one of the door handles today.
by kallekula
Tue Jun 09, 2020 11:17 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Power steering bypass
Replies: 13
Views: 465

Re: Power steering bypass

Power steering is great to have when parallel parking πŸ˜€
by kallekula
Sat Jun 06, 2020 10:18 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: P80 head bolt tools
Replies: 8
Views: 186

Re: P80 head bolt tools

The 14mm I'm using is actually from HF. Been working fine for some time now, it's the deep black power tool socket set.
by kallekula
Thu Jun 04, 2020 12:35 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: What did you do to your Volvo today?
Replies: 4624
Views: 404989

Re: What did you do to your Volvo today?

Sveedy wrote: ↑Thu Jun 04, 2020 7:44 am Now that is a good looking car !! Don't think I've ever seen a two door version before.
Yeah I know, I always thought 162 was the only two door model. Im no expert though.
by kallekula
Wed Jun 03, 2020 9:28 pm
Forum: C30, C70 2006+, S40 & V50 2004 Β½ +
Topic: 2005 V50 Gas Pedal Sensor trouble
Replies: 3
Views: 418

Re: 2005 V50 Gas Pedal Sensor trouble

Was it diagnosed to have a bad sensor? You need to get the codes and put em in this thread if you want more help. Codes preferably pulled using a volvo scanner and not a generic OBD2 reader, even though it's better than nothing.
by kallekula
Wed Jun 03, 2020 9:08 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: What did you do to your Volvo today?
Replies: 4624
Views: 404989

Re: What did you do to your Volvo today?

Told SWMBO that β€œ shop crane β€œ is Chinese for stump puller so my purchase did not require administrative approval , falling under the home improvement exemption Great use of the cherry picker. I remember as a kid when me and my dad tried pulling out a stump using his Volvo 164 and a large chain. Ca...
by kallekula
Wed Jun 03, 2020 4:11 pm
Forum: S60 2011+ and V60 2015+ and XC60 2010-2018
Topic: How much have you spent in maintenance?
Replies: 11
Views: 1997

Re: How much have you spent in maintenance?

Find a good indie mechanic, dealer is expensive. All cars require regular maintenance to keep them running good n' safe. This is independent of how much the car cost as brand new. If you feel you can't afford the bills buy a car that is cheaper to repair/service or start bicycling. Or, spend some ti...
by kallekula
Wed Jun 03, 2020 3:53 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 850 thermostat top cover gasket needed?
Replies: 5
Views: 201

Re: 850 thermostat top cover gasket needed?

I just replaced mine. It was hard and crusty and didnt seal well at all. Get a good brand. I bought Fel-pro. Think they are of decent quality.
by kallekula
Mon Jun 01, 2020 11:30 am
Forum: Volvo V70, XC70 2008-2016, Volvo S80 2007-2016
Topic: where to buy a DICE?
Replies: 3
Views: 549

Re: where to buy a DICE?

clcmbtn wrote: ↑Mon Jun 01, 2020 3:18 am I haven't updated my profile. I also have a 08 S80.
ebay
by kallekula
Mon Jun 01, 2020 11:26 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Since we're talking about Air Conditioning shims with bread clips and wire ties....
Replies: 13
Views: 572

Re: Since we're talking about Air Conditioning shims with bread clips and wire ties....

my zips has been holding up for at least a couple of years. more like 3-4 I think. And I bought them at HF! :shock:
by kallekula
Fri May 29, 2020 9:39 pm
Forum: Volvo XC90
Topic: VIDA/DICE in Bay Area
Replies: 4
Views: 227

Re: VIDA/DICE in Bay Area

pickup a few use ones from the boney yard and try em out. cant be more than a few measly bunks if that's what you think is kaputtski with it.
EDIT: and start saving up for a vida/dice, worth it's weight in gold once you got it running and gets a a hang of how to use it
by kallekula
Fri May 29, 2020 9:29 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: What did you do to your Volvo today?
Replies: 4624
Views: 404989

Re: What did you do to your Volvo today?

I invested in a pair of non-amber (euro-look?) turn lights. Still handled by Latvia'a mail service.
by kallekula
Fri May 29, 2020 9:08 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: What did you do to your Volvo today?
Replies: 4624
Views: 404989

Re: What did you do to your Volvo today?

Realized my S70 has now rolled more than the Moon's average orbital distance of 384,402 km (238,856 mi) or 1.28 light-seconds. This is about thirty times the diameter of Earth.
More than 1.x light-seconds ha! Now that's something to brag about :P )
by kallekula
Fri May 29, 2020 8:47 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: What did you do to your Volvo today?
Replies: 4624
Views: 404989

Re: What did you do to your Volvo today?

yeah I'm not fond of convertibles either. Neck gets fried if u drive top down, my mohawk gets messed up by the wind, too noisy on the freeway, expensive & complicated to repair. The list goes on, but hey that's just my 2 cents. Remember when I was fresh off the boat I was going to buy myself a conve...
by kallekula
Fri May 29, 2020 8:34 pm
Forum: Volvo Classifieds
Topic: For Sale 02 Vovlo V70 Classic Signal Red T5
Replies: 3
Views: 425

Re: For Sale 02 Vovlo V70 Classic Signal Red T5

Selling my 2 owner volvo for parts or repair. Pretty stock vehicle other than IPD replacement control arms and bilstein shocks. The vehicle has been garaged since October 2019 after I had it towed home from work. My suspicion is I have blown main crank seal due to excess PCV pressure. Also prior to...
by kallekula
Fri May 29, 2020 6:54 pm
Forum: 240, 740, 760, 780, Bertone, 940, 960, V90, S90
Topic: Exaggerated AT movement from P to D Topic is solved
Replies: 4
Views: 414

Re: Exaggerated AT movement from P to D Topic is solved

Maybe u put back the wrong kind/amountof fluid? Not sure how sensitive these trannys are when it comes to that, but sounds like one of the first things to try. Especially if it ran fine before the drain n fill?
by kallekula
Fri May 29, 2020 2:29 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: What did you do to your Volvo today?
Replies: 4624
Views: 404989

Re: What did you do to your Volvo today?

I hate sunroofs! They frkn seem to always "explode" with plastic pieces flying everywhere every single time you show a potential buyer the car. Seriously, what's the purpose of a sun roof?? Mine is compensating for the non working A/C :mrgreen: That's what you have your side windows for. I just don...
by kallekula
Thu May 28, 2020 6:44 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: What did you do to your Volvo today?
Replies: 4624
Views: 404989

Re: What did you do to your Volvo today?

Replaced my sunroof and headliner last sunday, easy job, I just wish I had someone to help me lift the sunroof assembly while bolting it https://i.servimg.com/u/f57/16/41/73/43/10099710.jpg Today I disassembled the old sunroof, it's worse than expected :shock: https://i.servimg.com/u/f57/16/41/73/4...
by kallekula
Tue May 26, 2020 4:35 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Anyone had issues with Xemodex customer service?
Replies: 13
Views: 3936

Re: Anyone had issues with Xemodex customer service?

Never bought anything from Xemodex but I used to sell them harvested ETMs until I decided it was too much work for the money they paid. Reasonable people to do business with though, that's my opinion.
by kallekula
Mon May 25, 2020 4:40 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: What did you do to your Volvo today?
Replies: 4624
Views: 404989

Re: What did you do to your Volvo today?

Sveedy wrote: ↑Mon May 25, 2020 4:18 pm Figured that after doing some interior work, that the exterior needed something, like maybe a little color.
So 1/8" blue pinstripe seemed to fit the bill.
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003.jpg
like the sticker
by kallekula
Sat May 23, 2020 11:58 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: ETM Happily Ever After
Replies: 8
Views: 304

Re: ETM Happily Ever After

I was lucky and found a Xemodex at the bone yard πŸ‘
by kallekula
Fri May 22, 2020 11:40 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Blue Box Radiator Critique
Replies: 13
Views: 417

Re: Blue Box Radiator Critique

I've been happy with Nissens so far.
by kallekula
Thu May 21, 2020 8:53 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: What did you do to your Volvo today?
Replies: 4624
Views: 404989

Re: What did you do to your Volvo today?

Noticed that thermostat gasket had started leaking a bit so I decided to replace that and also all the coolant hoses that were starting to look a bit rotten. A little follow up: The thermostat rubber seal was rock hard and fell to pieces when I took it off. The brand was for sure Reinz because it c...
by kallekula
Wed May 20, 2020 11:04 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: What did you do to your Volvo today?
Replies: 4624
Views: 404989

Re: What did you do to your Volvo today?

Noticed that thermostat gasket had started leaking a bit so I decided to replace that and also all the coolant hoses that were starting to look a bit rotten. A little follow up: The thermostat rubber seal was rock hard and fell to pieces when I took it off. The brand was for sure Reinz because it c...
by kallekula
Wed May 20, 2020 10:55 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: What did you do to your Volvo today?
Replies: 4624
Views: 404989

Re: What did you do to your Volvo today?

I painted my fuel rail cover in gun metal gray. I think it would pop if you polish the Aluminum head with Stove Black wood stove polish. I cannot say for sure how well Stove Black will work on Aluminum. You might want to test it on a piece of scrap Aluminum before you commit to it. If it works ... ...
by kallekula
Wed May 20, 2020 7:58 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: What did you do to your Volvo today?
Replies: 4624
Views: 404989

Re: What did you do to your Volvo today?

smacknab wrote: ↑Wed May 20, 2020 7:48 am
kallekula wrote: ↑Sat May 16, 2020 11:36 am I painted my fuel rail cover in gun metal gray.
Looks good, alot of people on the on the FB v70 group paint them an ugly saturated bright red or blue
Last night I painted some of the engine plastic too. Not sure what I think about it yet.
by kallekula
Tue May 19, 2020 11:11 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Strange brake issues
Replies: 7
Views: 288

Re: Strange brake issues

I had a control arm that did that. Brand was ScanTech if I remember right. Bushing was so soft that the wheel turned outwards when brakes were applied. ScamTech is now called ProParts Sweden (or Professional Parts Sweden) and it's being sold on every web store, including Fcpeuro The company CEO mus...
by kallekula
Tue May 19, 2020 10:49 pm
Forum: Events, Car Talk, General Discussion & MVS Forum
Topic: Harbor Freight Jack Stands Recalled for Risk of Collapsing
Replies: 42
Views: 8632

Re: Harbor Freight Jack Stands Recalled for Risk of Collapsing

I used to have those metal ramps from HF. First time I drove up on them they collapsed a bit. Used them for a while but always had a jackstand somewhere in there for piece of mind. Finally tossed them and bought Rhinoramps instead. They sell a lot of $hitty products and apparently also fatally bad o...
by kallekula
Tue May 19, 2020 8:34 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: What did you do to your Volvo today?
Replies: 4624
Views: 404989

Re: What did you do to your Volvo today?

Noticed that thermostat gasket had started leaking a bit so I decided to replace that and also all the coolant hoses that were starting to look a bit rotten.
by kallekula
Sat May 16, 2020 3:03 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Brought home an S70 race car
Replies: 10
Views: 299

Re: Brought home an S70 race car

cool looking car man :P
by kallekula
Sat May 16, 2020 11:36 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: What did you do to your Volvo today?
Replies: 4624
Views: 404989

Re: What did you do to your Volvo today?

I painted my fuel rail cover in gun metal gray.
by kallekula
Sat May 16, 2020 9:16 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Strange brake issues
Replies: 7
Views: 288

Re: Strange brake issues

I had a control arm that did that. Brand was ScanTech if I remember right. Bushing was so soft that the wheel turned outwards when brakes were applied.
by kallekula
Fri May 15, 2020 11:02 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: CCM/ECC not working. No control of damper motors. AC ON-button blinking Topic is solved
Replies: 16
Views: 457

Re: CCM/ECC not working. No control of damper motors. AC ON-button blinking Topic is solved

Well, problem might just be solved. Picked up yet another control panel / module or whatever its called and hooked it up. No blinking lights. The damper motors are just hanging by their wires now and when I turned the temp gauges and directional gauge they all turn! Thank you lord. I'm gonna install...
by kallekula
Fri May 15, 2020 6:35 am
Forum: C30, C70 2006+, S40 & V50 2004 Β½ +
Topic: Kallekula's 2004 S40 T5 Topic is solved
Replies: 19
Views: 2027

Re: Kallekula's 2004 S40 T5 Topic is solved

Hired professional solder help and got the volume button working.
This car is now for sale if anyone is interested. It runs really good.
by kallekula
Fri May 15, 2020 6:24 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: CCM/ECC not working. No control of damper motors. AC ON-button blinking Topic is solved
Replies: 16
Views: 457

Re: CCM/ECC not working. No control of damper motors. AC ON-button blinking Topic is solved

Normally I’m in Laguna Beach every month or so, but I’m sequestered away from Corona Del Mar here in NY You need software to read the codes and tell you what’s faulting. It’s likely the fault is shutting down signals from the control Unit, sort of like certain engine codes turn off boost I have VID...
by kallekula
Fri May 15, 2020 5:22 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Do You Really Use Torque Wrench?
Replies: 23
Views: 2281

Re: Do You Really Use Torque Wrench?

Only time i use a torque wrench is when I bolt down a head.
Oh, also when i tighten the vvt hub torx.
by kallekula
Fri May 15, 2020 5:07 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: CCM/ECC not working. No control of damper motors. AC ON-button blinking Topic is solved
Replies: 16
Views: 457

Re: CCM/ECC not working. No control of damper motors. AC ON-button blinking Topic is solved

Normally I’m in Laguna Beach every month or so, but I’m sequestered away from Corona Del Mar here in NY You need software to read the codes and tell you what’s faulting. It’s likely the fault is shutting down signals from the control Unit, sort of like certain engine codes turn off boost I have VID...
by kallekula
Thu May 14, 2020 3:49 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: CCM/ECC not working. No control of damper motors. AC ON-button blinking Topic is solved
Replies: 16
Views: 457

Re: CCM/ECC not working. No control of damper motors. AC ON-button blinking Topic is solved

Been a while, but is there perhaps a separate fuse somewhere for the servo motor operation which allows the ECC to flash but not actually operate? This is where we need someone more familiar with the electrical side. Have you confirmed the ECC replacement is the same model as your original. These u...
by kallekula
Thu May 14, 2020 3:14 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: CCM/ECC not working. No control of damper motors. AC ON-button blinking Topic is solved
Replies: 16
Views: 457

Re: CCM/ECC not working. No control of damper motors. AC ON-button blinking Topic is solved

* After car is started the AC on button starts blinking green. Not just for a few secs but continuously * The only control I have over the system is that I can adjust fan speed and turn compressor on and off * Temperature on driver and passenger side can not be adjusted * Direction of air can not be...
by kallekula
Wed May 13, 2020 4:47 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: CCM/ECC not working. No control of damper motors. AC ON-button blinking Topic is solved
Replies: 16
Views: 457

Re: CCM/ECC not working. No control of damper motors. AC ON-button blinking Topic is solved

yes the motors work fine on the bench. I also took them off but left them hanging connected in the car. The blender motor, recirc motor and directional motor is not moving when i turn the knobs on the ecc panel. On the bench they move fine in both directions. Driving me nuts! HEEEEEEELP EDIT: and i ...
by kallekula
Wed May 13, 2020 8:12 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: CCM/ECC not working. No control of damper motors. AC ON-button blinking Topic is solved
Replies: 16
Views: 457

CCM/ECC not working. No control of damper motors. AC ON-button blinking Topic is solved

Volvo S70 2000 Vents only blew hot air so I spent some time yesterday trying to fix it without success. I took out both blender motors and directional motor and they run fine on the bench in both directions when I put power on them. However, whatever knob I turn on the ecc control panel does nothing...
by kallekula
Sat May 09, 2020 2:54 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Tool box choice?
Replies: 8
Views: 290

Re: Tool box choice?

I bought this toolkit a while ago to have in the car for those impulse visits to the junkyard and roadside repairs. What I like about it is that everything is metric and not 50/50 metric and SAE that you never ever use. Quality is somewhere in the middle, not the best but not HF junk that break off ...
by kallekula
Mon May 04, 2020 11:21 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Sanatarium's 1997 855 T-5 Adventure
Replies: 13
Views: 275

Re: Sanatarium's 1997 855 T-5 Adventure

Great post man, love all the pictures! πŸ‘
by kallekula
Fri May 01, 2020 2:56 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: What did you do to your Volvo today?
Replies: 4624
Views: 404989

Re: What did you do to your Volvo today?

I added a backup camera for my audio system 🀟
by kallekula
Wed Apr 29, 2020 12:02 pm
Forum: Non-Car Talk
Topic: Good thoughts for Grayson the Volvo Cat
Replies: 33
Views: 5513

Re: Good thoughts for Grayson the Volvo Cat

Keeping my fingers crossed he'll be fine. My sister just bought a Russian Blue, smart little buggers they are indeed πŸ˜ƒ
by kallekula
Fri Apr 24, 2020 4:59 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: What did you do to your Volvo today?
Replies: 4624
Views: 404989

Re: What did you do to your Volvo today?

Put more sound proofing in my bimmer. . More? Is it worth it in terms of cost to effectiveness? Yesterday son and I were talking about insulating the spare tire well / trunk area of our C30 due to the muffler delete. Went from no muffler, a walker flex pipe, a solid pipe and lastly flex pipe slippe...
by kallekula
Thu Apr 23, 2020 5:26 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: What did you do to your Volvo today?
Replies: 4624
Views: 404989

Re: What did you do to your Volvo today?

Put more sound proofing in my bimmer.
by kallekula
Wed Apr 22, 2020 12:52 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 2000 S70 Transmission project Topic is solved
Replies: 83
Views: 17422

Re: 2000 S70 Transmission project Topic is solved

abscate wrote: ↑Tue Apr 21, 2020 5:04 am Nice, if you see my Mom down on Laguna Beach tell her to go back home.

❀️
Hehe OK will do. Gosh, haven't been down there since this stupid virus thing started. Can't wait till Las Brisas opens up again so one can have a decent margarita.
by kallekula
Tue Apr 21, 2020 4:21 pm
Forum: Events, Car Talk, General Discussion & MVS Forum
Topic: Edit of old post not possible
Replies: 7
Views: 250

Re: Edit of old post not possible

I changed all the .org to .cc. Some of them are gone. I also changed http to https to avoid a "Non Secure Page" warning. I checked if that made a difference with the missing images, and it did not for each image. That's going in the VRD. It's a great thread on the 5-speed. Thanks for posting it and...
by kallekula
Tue Apr 21, 2020 4:23 am
Forum: Events, Car Talk, General Discussion & MVS Forum
Topic: Edit of old post not possible
Replies: 7
Views: 250

Re: Edit of old post not possible

Yes hmm thank you so far, there are however a few more imgs in that thread that are broken. I can fix it np if u give me the rights.
by kallekula
Mon Apr 20, 2020 6:34 pm
Forum: Events, Car Talk, General Discussion & MVS Forum
Topic: Edit of old post not possible
Replies: 7
Views: 250

Re: Edit of old post not possible

matthew1 wrote: ↑Mon Apr 20, 2020 6:33 pm Yep just write back what you want to change, and what the change is.
see above
by kallekula
Mon Apr 20, 2020 6:28 pm
Forum: Events, Car Talk, General Discussion & MVS Forum
Topic: Edit of old post not possible
Replies: 7
Views: 250

Edit of old post not possible

Hey there, I found a way to repair some image links of a post of mine that stopped working for some reason. I can't however edit my old posts. Is there a setting you admins can flick to give me the power to do it? Or can you help me if I tell you what to change?? EDIT: Every brokem img link needs to...
by kallekula
Mon Apr 20, 2020 5:58 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 2000 S70 Transmission project Topic is solved
Replies: 83
Views: 17422

Re: 2000 S70 Transmission project Topic is solved

Did another drain n fill today. Oil that came out looked almost red so I think I'll stop there. 6.2L replaced in total.
by kallekula
Sat Apr 18, 2020 11:02 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 2000 S70 Transmission project Topic is solved
Replies: 83
Views: 17422

Re: 2000 S70 Transmission project Topic is solved

Time came for the first fluid change. I was planning on doing it every 50K but I had nothing better to do this morning so first change was done after 35K. Oil looked a bit dark but not pitch black, didn't smell burnt either. Little bit of crud on the magnet. 20200418_085105.jpg 20200418_085110.jpg 2...
by kallekula
Wed Apr 15, 2020 11:14 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: 2002 v70 xc transmission problems
Replies: 5
Views: 217

Re: 2002 v70 xc transmission problems

Sounds like worn/sticking linear solenoids
by kallekula
Tue Apr 14, 2020 11:18 am
Forum: C30, C70 2006+, S40 & V50 2004 Β½ +
Topic: S40 t5 Injectors
Replies: 6
Views: 355

Re: S40 t5 Injectors

Look online at arbitrary parts supplier for each car you have and cross-reference the part#
by kallekula
Mon Apr 13, 2020 11:30 pm
Forum: C30, C70 2006+, S40 & V50 2004 Β½ +
Topic: S40 t5 Injectors
Replies: 6
Views: 355

Re: S40 t5 Injectors

no
by kallekula
Sun Apr 12, 2020 3:34 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: What did you do to your Volvo today?
Replies: 4624
Views: 404989

Re: What did you do to your Volvo today?

I installed a new radio in my S70. It's so nice being able to now watch a movie while driving! :roll: Super cool, I want to do this with a back up cam, how did you source the head unit? I have some dream where I can find a used one for like $50 I bought everything used in the installation from Amaz...
by kallekula
Sun Apr 12, 2020 2:34 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: What did you do to your Volvo today?
Replies: 4624
Views: 404989

Re: What did you do to your Volvo today?

I installed a new radio in my S70. It's so nice being able to now watch a movie while driving! :roll:
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by kallekula
Fri Apr 03, 2020 10:21 pm
Forum: C30, C70 2006+, S40 & V50 2004 Β½ +
Topic: Kallekula's 2004 S40 T5 Topic is solved
Replies: 19
Views: 2027

Re: Kallekula's 2004 S40 T5 Topic is solved

Ok so this turned into a $hit show pretty quick. I went to the pick n pull today for a new ac/radio control panel. Found the correct one for my car which has seat warmer buttons. Part nr on new control panel matches my car. Swapped it in and nothing. Well almost nothing. The lcd lights up but does n...
by kallekula
Fri Apr 03, 2020 1:19 am
Forum: C30, C70 2006+, S40 & V50 2004 Β½ +
Topic: Kallekula's 2004 S40 T5 Topic is solved
Replies: 19
Views: 2027

Re: Kallekula's 2004 S40 T5 Topic is solved

I managed to screw up a pair of radio/hvac control boards. My volume knob had almost stopped working.
I really need to learn how to solder.
by kallekula
Tue Mar 31, 2020 10:22 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: What did you do to your Volvo today?
Replies: 4624
Views: 404989

Re: What did you do to your Volvo today?

I changed the brake master cylinder on my S70. I've had funky brakes on it for years now but always kept neglecting it. I haven't been able to test drive yet since the brake bleeder assistant went to bed.
by kallekula
Tue Mar 24, 2020 10:09 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: What did you do to your Volvo today?
Replies: 4624
Views: 404989

Re: What did you do to your Volvo today?

I started installing a pair of 6x9s in my S70. Quite a difference compared to my rattling old oems πŸ˜ƒ.
by kallekula
Sat Mar 21, 2020 5:19 pm
Forum: C30, C70 2006+, S40 & V50 2004 Β½ +
Topic: Kallekula's 2004 S40 T5 Topic is solved
Replies: 19
Views: 2027

Re: Kallekula's 2004 S40 T5 Topic is solved

And she passed smog! Gonna try and sell it as quick as possible.
by kallekula
Sat Mar 21, 2020 12:18 pm
Forum: C30, C70 2006+, S40 & V50 2004 Β½ +
Topic: Kallekula's 2004 S40 T5 Topic is solved
Replies: 19
Views: 2027

Re: Kallekula's 2004 S40 T5 Topic is solved

Headliner back in place!
by kallekula
Thu Mar 19, 2020 5:39 pm
Forum: C30, C70 2006+, S40 & V50 2004 Β½ +
Topic: Kallekula's 2004 S40 T5 Topic is solved
Replies: 19
Views: 2027

Re: Kallekula's 2004 S40 T5 Topic is solved

Got a code P0026 for the VVT intake solenoid. Bought the cheapest one I could find. "Ultra Power" was the brand. Seems to work fine so far πŸ˜€
by kallekula
Sat Mar 14, 2020 10:59 am
Forum: C30, C70 2006+, S40 & V50 2004 Β½ +
Topic: Kallekula's 2004 S40 T5 Topic is solved
Replies: 19
Views: 2027

Re: Kallekula's 2004 S40 T5 Topic is solved

New diaphragm solved the whining noise and crazy engine vacuum πŸ‘
by kallekula
Sat Feb 29, 2020 6:17 pm
Forum: C30, C70 2006+, S40 & V50 2004 Β½ +
Topic: Kallekula's 2004 S40 T5 Topic is solved
Replies: 19
Views: 2027

Re: Kallekula's 2004 S40 T5 Topic is solved

Not super happy with the headliner but it'll do. Little bit of wrinkle here little bit of glue there but overall it looks okπŸ‘
by kallekula
Thu Feb 27, 2020 1:49 pm
Forum: C30, C70 2006+, S40 & V50 2004 Β½ +
Topic: Kallekula's 2004 S40 T5 Topic is solved
Replies: 19
Views: 2027

Re: Kallekula's 2004 S40 T5 Topic is solved

Whining noise is coming from oil filter housing. Sick vacuum, can hardly take the oil cap off when engine running. Ordered $25 replacement diaphragm from russian site.

Also did a transmission fluid drain n fill. Feels like it was time...
by kallekula
Sun Feb 23, 2020 2:59 pm
Forum: C30, C70 2006+, S40 & V50 2004 Β½ +
Topic: Kallekula's 2004 S40 T5 Topic is solved
Replies: 19
Views: 2027

Re: Kallekula's 2004 S40 T5 Topic is solved

Time to fix the roofliner.
by kallekula
Sun Feb 23, 2020 1:09 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: 1489

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

RickHaleParker wrote: ↑Sun Feb 23, 2020 12:08 pm
wizechatmgr wrote: ↑Sun Feb 23, 2020 3:02 am Apparently it isn't fully taboo...
Baked not grilled.

There you go, had several heads done this way, but not with a fancy oven like that. Regular backyard bbq big enough works just fineπŸ‘
by kallekula
Fri Feb 21, 2020 4:44 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: 1489

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

Blech. Cylinder head 0.018 high spot. Dave Hunt - "I really don't want to do this head" Options Engine swap Refurb Head Clearwater $600 Used head? Other? Build a fixture to bolt the head down and put it in a bbq oven. 500F for a few hours. It straightens the head down to < 0.012" which my machine s...
by kallekula
Tue Feb 18, 2020 12:00 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: What did you do to your Volvo today?
Replies: 4624
Views: 404989

Re: What did you do to your Volvo today?

I installed a bluetooth audio system πŸ‘πŸ˜‚
by kallekula
Sun Feb 16, 2020 5:44 pm
Forum: C30, C70 2006+, S40 & V50 2004 Β½ +
Topic: Kallekula's 2004 S40 T5 Topic is solved
Replies: 19
Views: 2027

Re: Kallekula's 2004 S40 T5 Topic is solved

Finally got something done today!
Replaced broken taillight and a couple of bulbs. Put a new "shifter blind" in and also bought a new used battery from the junkyard. Left to do is the roofliner and fix an annoying whining noise which I think is the ac clutch bearing.
by kallekula
Sun Dec 29, 2019 2:16 am
Forum: C30, C70 2006+, S40 & V50 2004 Β½ +
Topic: Coolant leak
Replies: 5
Views: 229

Re: Coolant leak

Buy one of those cheap kits you pressurise the coolant system with from harbor freight.
by kallekula
Wed Dec 11, 2019 5:17 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Excess Gas consumption
Replies: 23
Views: 666

Re: Excess Gas consumption

You guys are running some seriously low pressures. 2,8 bars/41 psi is my regular pressure. I bump it another .1 bars for long highway trips. 205/55-16 or 195/60-16. Any lower and the car feels way too squishy for my taste. So really I'm running Volvo's recommended highway+high load pressure all the...
by kallekula
Sun Nov 24, 2019 12:15 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: What did you do to your Volvo today?
Replies: 4624
Views: 404989

Re: What did you do to your Volvo today?

E Showell wrote: ↑Sun Nov 24, 2019 12:11 pm Flakt Akta -- Lite Svenska dit, eh?
Yes lite svenska ar bra πŸ˜€
by kallekula
Sun Nov 24, 2019 8:23 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: What did you do to your Volvo today?
Replies: 4624
Views: 404989

Re: What did you do to your Volvo today?

Valley pan cover part of coolant system overhaul revisited. I blame FCP for selling the wrong gasket and myself for not confirming fitment 🀯
by kallekula
Sun Nov 24, 2019 8:12 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: What did you do to your Volvo today?
Replies: 4624
Views: 404989

Re: What did you do to your Volvo today?

bmdubya1198 wrote: ↑Sun Nov 24, 2019 8:03 am I've never messed with the hog rings, but with the angles you need to get at with the inner rods I think the zip ties are easier than trying to get the pliers in there.
But the outside ones should be easy to get at with hog rings.
Nah hog rings are faster. Also, they will never break.
by kallekula
Sun Nov 24, 2019 8:01 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: What did you do to your Volvo today?
Replies: 4624
Views: 404989

Re: What did you do to your Volvo today?

You can swap in 1996-1998 skins to the 1999-2000 electronically fired seatair bags just fine You can attach with zip ties rather than hog rings Yes, zip ties are much easier than hog rings when installing the seat covers. I've done this multiple times, nobody will know the difference! Why are zip t...
by kallekula
Fri Nov 22, 2019 9:57 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: What did you do to your Volvo today?
Replies: 4624
Views: 404989

Re: What did you do to your Volvo today?

Fixed a side indicator that I almost lost on the freeway. Gorilla tape is great πŸ˜€
by kallekula
Sun Nov 17, 2019 3:21 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: SK Says: Here's Why Old Volvos Last Forever
Replies: 11
Views: 2004

Re: SK Says: Here’s Why Old Volvos Last Forever

I used to subscribe to his youtube channel 😱
by kallekula
Sat Nov 16, 2019 8:39 pm
Forum: Non-Car Talk
Topic: How do you pick your own Avatar for the forum?
Replies: 16
Views: 440

Re: How do you pick your own Avatar for the forum?

Looks like the avatar upload works again now. Gr8!
by kallekula
Fri Nov 15, 2019 6:48 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Cylinder 5 misfire on start
Replies: 3
Views: 112

Re: Cylinder 5 misfire on start

Move injector, plug to another cylinder? Did you do a compression test? Might be an exhaust valve not sealing properly?
by kallekula
Sun Nov 10, 2019 1:13 am
Forum: Non-Car Talk
Topic: How do you pick your own Avatar for the forum?
Replies: 16
Views: 440

Re: How do you pick your own Avatar for the forum?

MoVolvos wrote: ↑Wed Nov 06, 2019 8:50 pm -
I think this section is in the MVS abyss? Posts do not show up on the Home Page section on the right showing the most recent Posts.
There's a shortcut called "New Posts", it is easy peasy lemon squeeze to find this post. I don't know why no one responds.
by kallekula
Thu Nov 07, 2019 10:42 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: What did you do to your Volvo today?
Replies: 4624
Views: 404989

Re: What did you do to your Volvo today?

$46 isn't TOO awful I guess, but a lot for a mandatory inspection. Up to $80 though? DAMN! That's just one more reason I'd never live in CA! Most Miata drivers only have to pay 70% of that $21 for safety plus emissions in nYS I'll wear a skirt next time :lol: I only pay about 50% of that anyway, I ...
by kallekula
Wed Nov 06, 2019 8:24 pm
Forum: Non-Car Talk
Topic: How do you pick your own Avatar for the forum?
Replies: 16
Views: 440

Re: How do you pick your own Avatar for the forum?

In the dropdown under the text "Avatar type:", the only option available is "Gallery Avatar". I can't find any way to upload one. Whatever I dont give a $hit anymore.
by kallekula
Wed Nov 06, 2019 8:13 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: What did you do to your Volvo today?
Replies: 4624
Views: 404989

Re: What did you do to your Volvo today?

I love those old GTIs... I really want a VW. I've been looking at Corrados lately... almost picked one up, but ended up buying the S70 because I have a Volvo addiction! $30 off a Smog test? How much do they charge you guys for those that they can give you $30 OFF the price? Emissions testing here c...
by kallekula
Wed Nov 06, 2019 8:12 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: What did you do to your Volvo today?
Replies: 4624
Views: 404989

Re: What did you do to your Volvo today?

MoVolvos wrote: ↑Wed Nov 06, 2019 6:28 pm
kallekula wrote: ↑Wed Nov 06, 2019 6:02 pm White lightning beats the smog station again. Flawless victory. πŸ‘πŸ˜€πŸ’₯
Beautiful Car. Kind of like June's white S80 T6. Does CA still use the in-ground Dyno rollers on the drive wheels?
I think so yes, I wasn't paying too much attention though. Where I used to smog they had rollers.
by kallekula
Wed Nov 06, 2019 6:02 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: What did you do to your Volvo today?
Replies: 4624
Views: 404989

Re: What did you do to your Volvo today?

White lightning beats the smog station again. Flawless victory. πŸ‘πŸ˜€πŸ’₯
by kallekula
Sun Nov 03, 2019 8:14 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: AC Delete 99 S70 N/A - (Seized Compressor) Topic is solved
Replies: 19
Views: 815

Re: AC Delete 99 S70 N/A - (Seized Compressor) Topic is solved

The path of least resistance in my mind is to grab a replacement compressor from a pick-n-pull. Hooking the lines back up will help to keep the crap out of them. If it was just the clutch bearing that seized up and the compressor didn't grenade internally then it is really easy to pull a good vacuu...
by kallekula
Sun Nov 03, 2019 8:09 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: What did you do to your Volvo today?
Replies: 4624
Views: 404989

Re: What did you do to your Volvo today?

Both my 03 S80 T6 and 08 C30 T5 do not have those? The 03 however seems like it may have had something? Are those an option? I think they come standard? So I need to find 4 or those :( although the C30 is very clean despite not having them. Oh what I meant was that they're prob std on my S70. On yo...
by kallekula
Sun Nov 03, 2019 7:14 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: What did you do to your Volvo today?
Replies: 4624
Views: 404989

Re: What did you do to your Volvo today?

I replaced my non-existent roof moldings with a pair that I picked up from the boneyard. Before I did that they were cleaned with alcohol and given two coats of Plasti-Dip. I am quite pleased with the result this time πŸ‘ Both my 03 S80 T6 and 08 C30 T5 do not have those? The 03 however seems like it...
by kallekula
Sat Nov 02, 2019 5:35 am
Forum: Volvo S80 Forum - First Generation 1999-2006
Topic: Scotty Kilmer ATP AT-205 Re-Seal Stops Leaks
Replies: 7
Views: 971

Re: Scotty Kilmer ATP AT-205 Re-Seal Stops Leaks

You sold that good, I bought a couple of bottles:) Watching youtube videos (NOT SC) and reading reviews makes me believe this aint just snake oil.
EDIT: I'm gonna try it on my BMW that has a leaking RMS, see what it does.