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by amblerman
Fri Oct 11, 2019 8:43 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Just Bought My first Volvo for 600 bucks! Topic is solved
Replies: 12
Views: 317
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Re: Just Bought My first Volvo for 600 bucks! Topic is solved

I have always liked the wheels on your car. To me they look like interlocking gears. Funny, they look like the chrome wheels on all the old Hot Wheel toy cars. Plasticky (is that a word), personally the least likeable of all the rims as it makes the Volvo look like a cheap Chinese made toy or a set...
by amblerman
Fri Oct 11, 2019 8:40 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Air Intake Hose Hard To Push On The Throttle
Replies: 15
Views: 192
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Re: Air Intake Hose Hard To Push On The Throttle

In the past I have also used Vasoline (no longer use) or dielectric grease (silicone grease) to help hoses get on. I don't use a lot. .Just a light film on the lip of the part I'm sliding the hose onto. It's it's really stubborn, you could use a hair dryer to warm up the rubber . That sometimes make...
by amblerman
Thu Oct 10, 2019 12:20 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: What did you do to your Volvo today?
Replies: 2626
Views: 337680
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Re: What did you do to your Volvo today?

That reminds me, I changed my oil and oil cooler o-rings yesterday (hopefully those will stop leaking now). The filter was nastier than I had ever seen before... even the filter I took out of this car last change wasn't nearly this bad. Big spot of sludge in the canister... easier to see on the fil...
by amblerman
Wed Oct 09, 2019 2:10 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Just Bought My first Volvo for 600 bucks! Topic is solved
Replies: 12
Views: 317
United States of America

Re: Just Bought My first Volvo for 600 bucks! Topic is solved

I have always liked the wheels on your car. To me they look like interlocking gears. All the above posts pointed to potential work you might have to do on the car. The good news is there is a wealth of information on this site to do all of the jobs mentioned above. This site + youtube allowed me to ...
by amblerman
Wed Oct 09, 2019 9:50 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 98 V70R cv joint rebuild
Replies: 9
Views: 155
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Re: 98 V70R cv joint rebuild

Yeah, I'm sorry I didn't have the information. And it doesn't surprise me that your joint is different.

I'm amazed at how many different variants of parts there have been in the late 90s and early 2000s across seemingly similar cars

I'm sorry I couldn't be more helpful on this.
by amblerman
Tue Oct 08, 2019 3:41 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 98 V70R cv joint rebuild
Replies: 9
Views: 155
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Re: 98 V70R cv joint rebuild

I just lost my reply to you but your newest message does indicate a difference fro my experience. I happened to start my reply with a note about how I thought your original picture (the one I couldn't figure out) was at a totally different scale and that I thought I was looking at something slightly...
by amblerman
Tue Oct 08, 2019 1:31 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 98 V70R cv joint rebuild
Replies: 9
Views: 155
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Re: 98 V70R cv joint rebuild

I don't what that picture is. :-)

If you're talking about the outer joint, my post below might be of come use. I haven't had to do an inner joint yet.

viewtopic.php?f=9&t=88522#p497568
by amblerman
Fri Sep 27, 2019 10:11 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: V70 D5 - Which engine oil
Replies: 4
Views: 74
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Re: V70 D5 - Which engine oil

Your location says you're in Seattle but you've listed out 3 oil brands that I believe are from UK or Europe. You will have a lot more choices than that in the Seattle area. Just walking into a walmart and you'll find that most of the 5w-30 from Mobil 1, Pennzoil and Castrol meet the specs you need ...
by amblerman
Thu Sep 26, 2019 8:48 am
Forum: Volvo Classifieds
Topic: Volvo Findings! (What have you found on Craigslist?)
Replies: 275
Views: 18826
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Re: Volvo Findings! (What have you found on Craigslist?)

It boggles the mind how/why people pay $60k+ for these pickup trucks. I see plenty of Ford Raptors around here. They’ll never see sand. A $5k sand rail will be more fun and have far lower operating costs. It will be more fun because you’re not risking your $70k daily driver on the trails. If you sp...
by amblerman
Wed Sep 25, 2019 2:52 pm
Forum: Volvo Classifieds
Topic: Volvo Findings! (What have you found on Craigslist?)
Replies: 275
Views: 18826
United States of America

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

It boggles the mind how/why people pay $60k+ for these pickup trucks. I see plenty of Ford Raptors around here. They’ll never see sand. A $5k sand rail will be more fun and have far lower operating costs. It will be more fun because you’re not risking your $70k daily driver on the trails. If you sp...