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by timmyc
Thu May 23, 2013 9:40 pm
Forum: Events, Car Talk, General Discussion & MVS Forum
Topic: 93 850 Paint
Replies: 6
Views: 4084

Re: 93 850 Paint

It's hard to say, but I would guess that it is either Akzo Nobel or Glasurit. I repainted our 93' with Glasurit 55 line basecoat/clearcoat and the color match was spot on. Did our BMW in R-M Diamont and am going to paint the 97' in R-M. I just had to repair the 93' after it was backed in to and did ...
by timmyc
Thu May 23, 2013 9:33 pm
Forum: Events, Car Talk, General Discussion & MVS Forum
Topic: Can these scratches be fixed?
Replies: 9
Views: 2939

Re: Can these scratches be fixed?

To quickly tell whether or not it is past the clear, grab some clear nail polish and "paint" one of the deepest scratches. If the clear makes it go away, you are are in luck. Honestly, if you can wrench on your car, you can repair scratches. PM me if you would like detailed instructions on how to re...
by timmyc
Tue May 14, 2013 9:29 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Unlocking steering wheel w/o the key
Replies: 2
Views: 338

Re: Unlocking steering wheel w/o the key

Thanks for the reply. I will try that and let everyone know how it goes.
by timmyc
Tue May 14, 2013 7:54 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Unlocking steering wheel w/o the key
Replies: 2
Views: 338

Unlocking steering wheel w/o the key

Does anyone know how to unlock the steering wheel from the locked position to get at the screws that will release the airbag to remove the steering wheel? I found a really nice leather wrapped steering wheel that I want to grab up.
by timmyc
Tue May 14, 2013 7:42 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Advice on Replacing drive axle [1997 Volvo 850 GLT]
Replies: 23
Views: 5099

Re: Advice on Replacing drive axle [1997 Volvo 850 GLT]

I just finished doing the cv boots last weekend and swear that I will never do them again. It is a real PITA. I know that some folks will chime in saying that it is not that bad, but honestly, it is worth buying a quality replacement. If you go the used route, try to find a u-pick-it yard where you ...
by timmyc
Tue Mar 19, 2013 9:51 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 850 Blower motor
Replies: 17
Views: 2136

Re: 850 Blower motor

Lee is the man when it comes to Volvo's. Check his recommendations first then check this: When I first pulled the motor out to replace it, I replaced a pigtail connection to the wrong connector. It is a 2 wire connector that has a red and a black wire. I believe that it is on the bottom of the motor...
by timmyc
Mon Mar 18, 2013 10:03 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Massive Oil Leak, top of engine under plastic cover
Replies: 52
Views: 12151

Re: Massive Oil Leak, top of engine under plastic cover

Like Mike says, take a look at that "port' between cylinder 2 and 3. I just had to deal with that leak and it was really messy. The amount of oil looks like what was happening with mine, but from the picture it (the port) looks clear. Definitely use a rag and clean the oil then monitor with the cove...
by timmyc
Mon Mar 18, 2013 9:55 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 850 Blower motor
Replies: 17
Views: 2136

Re: 850 Blower motor

Stone, Honestly, it could still be the blower motor. I have replaced numerous motors on my daughters' 850 and they have all been from the bone yard, so their life is short. What I have found is, when you have an older motor, the resistance to get the motor started is enough to, one: blow the fuse or...
by timmyc
Mon Mar 18, 2013 9:45 pm
Forum: 240, 740, 760, 780, Bertone, 940, 960, V90, S90
Topic: 940 headlight housing replacement
Replies: 5
Views: 1462

Re: 940 headlight housing replacement

If you are taking the time to pull the headlights and sand them, take them to a body shop and have them clear the lenses. They will not go bad again. If you just polish them, the haze will return in 6 months or so if it is outside often. Just did my parents 240 and they can't believe the difference ...
by timmyc
Tue Mar 05, 2013 8:55 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: xc90 struts on an 850?
Replies: 6
Views: 647

Re: xc90 struts on an 850?

I just ordered all the goodies from FCP. Doing A arms and links and all that good stuff while I am in there fooling around with the suspension. Car only has 115k on it and I am surprised that both the struts and mounts are bad. Our other 850 has like 204k with all the original suspension and it is 4...