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by bugs11
Mon Sep 10, 2018 9:17 am
Forum: 850 and S70, V70, C70, V70-XC 1992-2000
Topic: 1996 850 Turbo - Bad front strut.
Replies: 11
Views: 586

Re: 1996 850 Turbo - Bad front struct.

Yeah, I figured that out after my post. I just need an front upper seat spring. What can I add to my FC Euro order to get it above $49? I'm down to one Mann oil filter. More oil filters and an air filter?
by bugs11
Sun Sep 09, 2018 11:39 am
Forum: 850 and S70, V70, C70, V70-XC 1992-2000
Topic: 1996 850 Turbo - Bad front strut.
Replies: 11
Views: 586

Re: 1996 850 Turbo - Bad front struct.

Which front top strut mount is recommended? The INA or BOGE from FCP Euro. Genuine Volvo is about $100 more than those two.
by bugs11
Sun Sep 09, 2018 11:24 am
Forum: 850 and S70, V70, C70, V70-XC 1992-2000
Topic: 1996 850 Turbo - Bad front strut.
Replies: 11
Views: 586

Re: 1996 850 Turbo - Bad front struct.

Yep, that's it. Everything looked good from underneath. I can pull the top of the strut up a good half inch or so, and spin it freely. Do I have to remove the strut to replace the top seat? https://photos.google.com/share/AF1QipOZ7Btien3sRwu0wK-RnyGMoGqqc5ZDbM5I6diLBPQ2pgXO-r-79mCiNweg1J4cLg?key=SXo...
by bugs11
Fri Sep 07, 2018 3:55 pm
Forum: 850 and S70, V70, C70, V70-XC 1992-2000
Topic: 1996 850 Turbo - Bad front strut.
Replies: 11
Views: 586

1996 850 Turbo - Bad front strut.

How exactly do I tell if a front strut has gone bad? I replaced the front struts three years ago, summer of 15, with Sachs 9140072 from FCP Euro. I replaced the strut seats and sway bar linkage at the same time. Car has been off to college with my kid for a couple years. Kid came home for a visit an...
by bugs11
Sat Apr 21, 2018 3:07 pm
Forum: 850 and S70, V70, C70, V70-XC 1992-2000
Topic: 1998 V70 heater hose leak at engine firewall
Replies: 5
Views: 1128

Re: 1998 V70 heater hose leak at engine firewall

I did the coupling bypass when I replaced my head gasket. Never could get the ancient fitting to stop leaking. No fittings, no leaking now.
by bugs11
Tue Jul 11, 2017 2:43 pm
Forum: 850 and S70, V70, C70, V70-XC 1992-2000
Topic: Driver Side Axle
Replies: 12
Views: 1124

Re: Driver Side Axle

+1 on using a chisel method. I struggled to get the drivers side axle off of my 96 850 until I tried the chisel trick, that popped the axle right out slick as you please. I purchased rebuilt axles from FCP Euro; so far so good.
by bugs11
Fri Jul 07, 2017 9:10 am
Forum: 850 and S70, V70, C70, V70-XC 1992-2000
Topic: Project Car
Replies: 8
Views: 1098

Re: Project Car

Fel-Pro was the gasket kit the machine chop purchased for my head. They just sent the kit along with the head when it was delivered.
by bugs11
Thu Jul 06, 2017 1:04 pm
Forum: 850 and S70, V70, C70, V70-XC 1992-2000
Topic: Project Car
Replies: 8
Views: 1098

Re: Project Car

One other thing, you might want to plan on doing the heater core hoses hack (search forum). The way Volvo engineered the heater core hoses is a bit of kluge, the O-rings and plastic snap-catch parts don't age well.
by bugs11
Thu Jul 06, 2017 1:01 pm
Forum: 850 and S70, V70, C70, V70-XC 1992-2000
Topic: Project Car
Replies: 8
Views: 1098

Re: Project Car

Shaker, the machine shop should know if a valve is toast or at least my local shop did. If I had to do it all over again I would have purchased a head gasket kit and sent the kit with the head to the machine shop. The shop I sent my head to purchased a head gasket kit because they needed the valve s...
by bugs11
Wed Jul 05, 2017 1:14 pm
Forum: 850 and S70, V70, C70, V70-XC 1992-2000
Topic: Project Car
Replies: 8
Views: 1098

Re: Project Car

Replacing the head gasket on my 96 850 Turbo pretty much made it into a project car for me. One of my turbo coolant hoses had an aneurysm, I replaced them both. I actually removed the turbo to clean and inspect, ended up replacing the original CBV on it. I took my head to a reputable machine shop fo...