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by Kara503
Fri Jul 17, 2020 10:33 pm
Forum: Volvo Classifieds
Topic: Volvo Findings! (What have you found on Craigslist?)
Replies: 1277
Views: 47432

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

Orange 1972 P1800ES project

https://portland.craigslist.org/grg/pts ... 35640.html

Do your best- convince me to not go to the bank and pull out $4000 first thing tomorrow.
by Kara503
Sun Jul 12, 2020 12:38 am
Forum: C30, C70 2006+, S40 & V50 2004 ½ +
Topic: 2008 C30 No crank No start- Dash lights shut off
Replies: 2
Views: 333

Re: 2008 C30 No crank No start- Dash lights shut off

I have 2 keys, both produce the same result- I turn the key to position 3 to begin starting and the headlights flash bright then go dull, and the dash goes dark. Removing anything related to the starter- relays, fuses, etc, just makes turning to position 3 do nothing at all. Behaves the same as in p...
by Kara503
Fri Jul 10, 2020 10:49 pm
Forum: C30, C70 2006+, S40 & V50 2004 ½ +
Topic: 2008 C30 No crank No start- Dash lights shut off
Replies: 2
Views: 333

2008 C30 No crank No start- Dash lights shut off

As title states- just bought a new to me C30. No crank no start. When I go to start, everything shuts off- all dash lights, headlights, everything. I have to turn the key back to position 0 to 'reset' everything, then I can try and start it again. All relevant fuses and relays have been checked and ...
by Kara503
Thu Jul 09, 2020 8:25 pm
Forum: VIDA, VADIS, DiCE
Topic: Vida 2014D Times out 12/31/2017 23:59 Topic is solved
Replies: 305
Views: 59374

Re: Vida 2014D Times out 12/31/2017 23:59 Topic is solved

RickHaleParker wrote: Thu Jul 09, 2020 4:47 pm Something wrong with your SQL server install or your security settings.
Got it figured out, some files were getting missed during the SQL uninstall/ reinstall. Deleted those, installed SQL again, finished everything and now using VIDA on my sisters S40! Thanks.
by Kara503
Thu Jul 09, 2020 2:08 am
Forum: VIDA, VADIS, DiCE
Topic: Vida 2014D Times out 12/31/2017 23:59 Topic is solved
Replies: 305
Views: 59374

Re: Vida 2014D Times out 12/31/2017 23:59 Topic is solved

(provider: SQL Network Interfaces, error: 26 - Error Locating Server/Instance Specified) Check services. Not getting everything you have. Wondering if something in the SQL install pack failed. I can get The server browser to start from this window, but the Active directory helper fails to start no ...
by Kara503
Thu Jul 09, 2020 1:22 am
Forum: VIDA, VADIS, DiCE
Topic: Vida 2014D Times out 12/31/2017 23:59 Topic is solved
Replies: 305
Views: 59374

Re: Vida 2014D Times out 12/31/2017 23:59 Topic is solved

Having some trouble with the repack on my Surface running Win10 Home. When I run script 2, I get a VIDA NOT OK message at the end of the install. The log indicates Error: install.doinstall.check.installed.version.is.localdb.attached.accessserver.is.attached. Reason: Failed to connect to server (loca...
by Kara503
Thu May 28, 2020 7:49 pm
Forum: S60 2011+ and V60 2015+ and XC60 2010-2018
Topic: 2014 S60 Blower Resistor tutorial- Fan won't shut off
Replies: 0
Views: 452

2014 S60 Blower Resistor tutorial- Fan won't shut off

Just finished this job. Really straightforward besides the battle of angles to remove the resistor/ blower controller! This writeup is for a Left hand drive model- 2014 S60T5 with about 150k miles. Driving home one day the A/C / climate control/ blower fan would not shut off. I was able to turn it u...
by Kara503
Thu May 28, 2020 3:32 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Reproducing wagon spoiler brackets
Replies: 10
Views: 571

Re: Reproducing wagon spoiler brackets

I have a set that must be the one piece style. They hook to the hinge then bolt to the spoiler. Cool, would you be willing to part with them temporarily? Thanks, Jason Hi, I have a spoiler on my 98 V70 that should work. If you are still willing to look at reproducing them, I can take them off and g...
by Kara503
Sun Jan 12, 2020 11:59 am
Forum: VIDA, VADIS, DiCE
Topic: VDASH- ViDA for newer Volvos? Free!
Replies: 0
Views: 845

VDASH- ViDA for newer Volvos? Free!

https://d5t5.com/article/vdash-volvo-diagnostic Anyone have experience with this program? Tips, tricks, notion of its capabilities, especially on newer vehicles? I found it a few nights ago. From what I understand it could be an alternative to VIDA. You can purchase extra services through it as wel...
by Kara503
Sun Jan 12, 2020 11:47 am
Forum: VIDA, VADIS, DiCE
Topic: Vida for my 2015.10 Volvo V60
Replies: 9
Views: 2137

Re: Vida for my 2015.10 Volvo V60

The app has a shopping basket. You always have a opportunity to change your mind before being charged. Rick- Any new insights on VDASH? It's capabilities, reliability, have you run into any issues? Recently purchased a 2014 s60 and will be picking up VDASH to play with it as well as my 2014D ViDA s...
by Kara503
Sun Dec 29, 2019 1:36 pm
Forum: S60 2011+ and V60 2015+ and XC60 2010-2018
Topic: P3 S/V60 change list by year?
Replies: 2
Views: 157

Re: P3 S/V60 change list by year?

Do we have a by the year list of major changes and known problems for these models in the USA? For starters, and I only went up to 2015 because I have no interest in Drive- E: 2010- S60 doesnt exist? 2011- S60 introduced S60: 2000–present P2: 2000–2009 (1st generation) P3: 2010–2018 (2nd generation...
by Kara503
Sun Dec 29, 2019 11:31 am
Forum: S60 2011+ and V60 2015+ and XC60 2010-2018
Topic: P3 S/V60 change list by year?
Replies: 2
Views: 157

P3 S/V60 change list by year?

Do we have a by the year list of major changes and known problems for these models in the USA? For starters, and I only went up to 2015 because I have no interest in Drive- E: 2010- S60 doesnt exist? 2011- S60 introduced 2012- Many s60 T5 models have oil consumption issues- telltale sign as diagnose...
by Kara503
Tue Dec 24, 2019 12:52 am
Forum: Non-Car Talk
Topic: I watched Joker last night
Replies: 3
Views: 88

Re: I watched Joker last night

I absolutely loved it. Very interesting 'Decent into mental illness' story versus the 'I just want to watch the world burn' Joker from The Dark Knight. I saw it right after it came out, and still my girlfriend and I will bring it up for no reason- the movie was on my mind for a solid 3 days after. I...
by Kara503
Tue Dec 24, 2019 12:30 am
Forum: Events, Car Talk, General Discussion & MVS Forum
Topic: Hey Everyone
Replies: 13
Views: 484

Re: Hey Everyone

Just wanted to chime in and say how much I enjoy this site and how much it has helped me. I appreciate how straightforward and non confrontational MVS is- many other forums can be downright hostile to newcomers. Lots of amazingly well written how tos, generally helpful mechanical knowledge, and kind...
by Kara503
Tue Nov 19, 2019 11:13 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Volvo Logo Car Door Light
Replies: 3
Views: 97

Re: Volvo Logo Car Door Light

That is so cool!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I'm going to order some with my next paycheck :)
by Kara503
Tue Nov 19, 2019 11:34 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 98 V70R and its AWD
Replies: 6
Views: 135

Re: 98 V70R and its AWD

Abscate- Thank you! Turbo leak makes much more sense given how much oil is all over. I'll do that as well while I have the AG out. Thanks for mentioning the smell! I checked the level and noticed how bad it smelled but I chalked that up to it having some dirty particulate and possibly being burned/ ...
by Kara503
Mon Nov 18, 2019 9:30 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 98 V70R and its AWD
Replies: 6
Views: 135

98 V70R and its AWD

Picked up a 98 R for a steal! It was sitting for 4 years before I bought it and in need of some love. Attached a pic of my angle gear. Appears to be leaking from all over. Rear differential is covered in fluid coming from both axle seals. The viscous coupling looks like it has fluid coming out of it...
by Kara503
Wed Nov 13, 2019 11:56 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Painting 1993 Volvo 850 GLT
Replies: 14
Views: 554

Re: Painting 1993 Volvo 850 GLT

Looks great!! You will have to give us some tips if you have the time. I just picked up a black v70 with questionable paint. Not a big fan of black anyway, wanted to repaint her red or some burned orange metallic.
by Kara503
Wed Nov 13, 2019 4:20 pm
Forum: Volvo Classifieds
Topic: WTB: Dark/ burled walnut (?) 98-2000 P80 steering wheel
Replies: 0
Views: 222

WTB: Dark/ burled walnut (?) 98-2000 P80 steering wheel

As the title states. I can post a pic if needed. Its a very dark blackish brown color. Looking for a steering wheel with the wood gain inlays for a 98-00 v70.
Thanks!
by Kara503
Sun Nov 10, 2019 10:04 pm
Forum: Volvo Classifieds
Topic: Volvo 850 ECU Tuning and Electronics Repair Service.
Replies: 2
Views: 246

Re: Volvo 850 ECU Tuning and Electronics Repair Service.

Any idea how long you plan to offer this service? I should be completing my manual swap in about 3 months, sounds like a really good deal :D If you don't mind, could you explain exactly what injector calibration entails? Would you just be telling the ECU to adjust and inject a stock amount of fuel u...
by Kara503
Sun Nov 10, 2019 9:57 pm
Forum: Volvo Classifieds
Topic: 850 Headlights - ABM Jewels with HIDs Topic is solved
Replies: 5
Views: 235

Re: 850 Headlights - ABM Jewels with HIDs Topic is solved

Do you happen to have any pics of them installed in your car and lit? I can't find any pics of them in a car online. I have a pair of very clean usable 850 housings with good condition glass lenses I'd trade you if you're interested.
by Kara503
Mon Nov 04, 2019 10:20 pm
Forum: Volvo Classifieds
Topic: 2006 S60R- $5500 Portland, OR, 105k miles, automatic
Replies: 8
Views: 195

Re: 2006 S60R- $5500 Portland, OR, 105k miles, automatic

I think 3k is a perfectly fair price for that v70. KBB and CARFAX values appall me. I would love it if P2s around here were cheaper but with IPD so close and the ultra hipster culture of Portland, all Volvos except for p80 chassis are fairly highly valued. A dealership wanted to appraise my R and va...
by Kara503
Sun Nov 03, 2019 10:47 am
Forum: Volvo Classifieds
Topic: 2006 S60R- $5500 Portland, OR, 105k miles, automatic
Replies: 8
Views: 195

Re: 2006 S60R- $5500 Portland, OR, 105k miles, automatic

I think those trades are good offers as long as the $7500 cash is in the glovebox Yeah, basically my response. I would love to pick up a P2 v70 somehow out of this, preferably one in need of some love. Problem is everyone in Portland has a thing for wagons and there are nearly none to be found. htt...
by Kara503
Fri Nov 01, 2019 11:06 pm
Forum: Volvo Classifieds
Topic: 2006 S60R- $5500 Portland, OR, 105k miles, automatic
Replies: 8
Views: 195

Re: 2006 S60R- $5500 Portland, OR, 105k miles, automatic

Should move quickly at that prce for a nice looking R. If a guy from NC shows up salivating, bump it up to 7500 and a free Miata.. :lol: :lol: :lol: You'd think so right? So far I have only been offered trades: -A 'Super clean, well taken care of' 2003 Hyundai Sonata V6 with 136k miles -A 2006 Jeep...
by Kara503
Tue Oct 29, 2019 10:55 pm
Forum: Volvo Classifieds
Topic: 2006 S60R- $5500 Portland, OR, 105k miles, automatic
Replies: 8
Views: 195

2006 S60R- $5500 Portland, OR, 105k miles, automatic

For sale!
Recently got this in a trade. Put about 2000 miles on it so far, some unexpected expenses came up :oops: In great shape and hoping for a new owner that will love it as much as I have.
https://portland.craigslist.org/clc/cto ... 90403.html
by Kara503
Fri Sep 27, 2019 7:45 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Nice looking aftermarket wheels on a P2 V70
Replies: 3
Views: 407

Re: Nice looking aftermarket wheels on a P2 V70

Those are so clean! Not usually a fan of the more intricate wheels. Must be a pain to clean...
by Kara503
Wed Sep 25, 2019 3:53 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: 'Gear Selector Service Required' and TCM-DD01 Topic is solved
Replies: 9
Views: 1707

Re: 'Gear Selector Service Required' and TCM-DD01 Topic is solved

Fuse F21 was blown and replacing it fixed the problem. I guess we will see if it blows again. Not only did I have no idea the CEM has a fuse panel but nowhere in VIDA did it tell me to check that fuse or even mention its existence. I saw 'F21' in the wiring diagram but assumed it was a relay or some...
by Kara503
Tue Sep 24, 2019 5:38 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: 'Gear Selector Service Required' and TCM-DD01 Topic is solved
Replies: 9
Views: 1707

Re: 'Gear Selector Service Required' and TCM-DD01 Topic is solved

Found that same bit of info in my copy of VIDA after a bit more looking. It really is an amazing program! I'm a bit embarrassed but I need some more help. I'm not sure if I am checking it correctly. 4 wires leading to the GSM, I checked all of these on the GSM control board itself and identified eac...
by Kara503
Thu Sep 12, 2019 9:07 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: 'Gear Selector Service Required' and TCM-DD01 Topic is solved
Replies: 9
Views: 1707

'Gear Selector Service Required' and TCM-DD01 Topic is solved

2006 S60R, auto transmission. No OBDII codes stored, info display reads 'Gear Selector Service Required'. Tried a new GSM (Gear selector module, the circuit board that lives under the shift knob)- no change. The lights on the shifter are never lit. the car shifts normally but with no geartronic func...
by Kara503
Fri Aug 23, 2019 5:59 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Volvo 850 Seatbelt Jamming
Replies: 1
Views: 119

Re: Volvo 850 Seatbelt Jamming

Thanks for posting!!!! I had this problem not too long ago on my 855 and just opted to replace the whole assembly with one I found at a yard. I'll try your process on the old one that is still jammed, I kept it :)
by Kara503
Fri Aug 23, 2019 5:48 pm
Forum: Volvo Classifieds
Topic: V70R Black Door Panels 98 / 99 / 00 Portland, OR Topic is solved
Replies: 7
Views: 307

Re: V70R Black Door Panels 98 / 99 / 00 Portland, OR Topic is solved

lolimeys wrote: Tue Aug 20, 2019 10:24 am Anybody out there know how to guesstimate shipping cost on my door panels? Any help would be appreciated. Ship them in separate boxes?
I would bring one into a post office or UPS store and ask them how to ship them safely. They should be able to help you figure out cost :)
by Kara503
Fri Aug 23, 2019 5:45 pm
Forum: Volvo Classifieds
Topic: WTB P2 interior pieces (R and standard) Topic is solved
Replies: 8
Views: 239

Re: WTB P2 interior pieces (R and standard) Topic is solved

Have you found these parts yet? If not, I can see if I can get some stuff for you tomorrow or this weekend. I can get the turn signal and wiper stalks as well as the visors. Do you have a preference for vinyl or cloth visors, and with or without homelink? Hi guys, I really appreciate the help. I fo...
by Kara503
Mon Jul 29, 2019 9:30 pm
Forum: Volvo Classifieds
Topic: WTB P2 interior pieces (R and standard) Topic is solved
Replies: 8
Views: 239

Re: WTB P2 interior pieces (R and standard) Topic is solved

bmdubya1198 wrote: Sat Jul 27, 2019 3:42 pm Do you mean the sun visors? What interior color? I'll see if I can get track down some of these parts for you.
Yeah, the sun visors! My interior color is blue/black, the headliner is a light grey color. i'd take any visors other than tan.
by Kara503
Wed Jul 24, 2019 11:00 pm
Forum: Volvo Classifieds
Topic: WTB P2 interior pieces (R and standard) Topic is solved
Replies: 8
Views: 239

WTB P2 interior pieces (R and standard) Topic is solved

Hi! Proud new owner of an 06 s60R. unfortunately it was broken into and vandalized- I need some parts. I'm unsure what years are compatible, if you have any insight please let me know. -Driver's sunshade assembly (Including hinge/ headliner bracket) -Passenger's sunshade assembly (Including hinge/ h...
by Kara503
Thu Jul 18, 2019 12:36 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: 2006: S60 R/really? What a shame
Replies: 9
Views: 296

Re: 2006: S60 R/really? What a shame

Update! We made a deal! I have an 06 s40- red, 5speed, cloth interior. We are going to trade straight across. I'm so excited!!!! Problem, though- With the gear selector snapped off, how do I get the car into neutral so I can winch it up onto my flatbed? The car starts just fine but I have no way to ...
by Kara503
Tue Jul 16, 2019 6:43 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Lost all gears. 1996 Volvo 850 GLT **Update**
Replies: 18
Views: 446

Re: Lost all gears. 1996 Volvo 850 GLT

My first thought is to suspect the transmission or torque converter is kaput if you hear a metal on metal noise. Fret not! These transmissions are not expensive. I sourced one for my current 96 850 turbo 2 years ago for only $300, and that was one with 110k. Update when you hear back from the shop a...
by Kara503
Tue Jul 16, 2019 6:38 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Smoking dipstick, could it be bad rings?
Replies: 31
Views: 700

Re: Smoking dipstick, could it be bad rings?

Did you clean out the passage in the bottom of the block when you had the PCV box off? They usually clog up inside the block where the bottom of the breather box mates to the front of the motor. I use copper A/C refrigerant line to replace the big hose. I just take the new elbows and the insulating...
by Kara503
Tue Jul 16, 2019 6:34 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 96 850 Turbo- P0133, P1505, P1507
Replies: 1
Views: 200

96 850 Turbo- P0133, P1505, P1507

Troubleshooting- Car will not enter closed loop, getting 16mpg. No driveability problems. Car pulls hard and does not smoke, idles normally. P0133- Front o2 sensor slow response ---Already replaced the front o2 sensor with new correct spec Bosch unit, code thrown again on first drive. P01505/P1507- ...
by Kara503
Wed Jul 10, 2019 6:34 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: 2006: S60 R/really? What a shame
Replies: 9
Views: 296

Re: 2006: S60 R/really? What a shame

Excited, going to go take a look at it tonight! Bringing My DiCE setup with. Interested to see if it will actually start without the gearshift assembly in place or if that causes a no start. Owner said police found scratch marks on the passenger door indicative of a shim being forced in between the ...
by Kara503
Tue Jul 09, 2019 6:20 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Downpipe compatibility for a 16T?
Replies: 2
Views: 101

Re: Downpipe compatibility for a 16T?

Yea, mine is angled flange. Finding someone selling their extra OBX is exactly what I was hoping for but haven't had any luck yet so I was seeing if I had other options.
by Kara503
Mon Jul 08, 2019 10:36 pm
Forum: Volvo Classifieds
Topic: Wanted: 16T compatible downpipe
Replies: 0
Views: 88

Wanted: 16T compatible downpipe

Aftermarket 3" preferred. Anything off of a C70 T5, or 98-00 v70/s70 t5 would work I believe. Not sure if anything else does. 16T has an angled flange outlet.
by Kara503
Mon Jul 08, 2019 10:33 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Downpipe compatibility for a 16T?
Replies: 2
Views: 101

Downpipe compatibility for a 16T?

Hi all, Searching for a 3" downpipe for a 16T going into my 96 855 Platinum. Anyone know if a pipe for a P1 or P2 car would work? It looks like they all have an angled flange but I can't quite tell if it lines up at all or if the pipe is totally different. I'm having a hell of a time finding a downp...
by Kara503
Fri Apr 05, 2019 2:09 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Ecc woes- No defrost?
Replies: 1
Views: 128

Ecc woes- No defrost?

ECC is throwing a fit on my Platinum Edition. I don't have time to troubleshoot the system and make it work properly, I just want to manually set it to 'permanent defrost' then deal with it later so I can drive in the humid rainy weather we are having now. I removed the glovebox to find the 'floor/ ...
by Kara503
Sun Mar 10, 2019 8:17 pm
Forum: 240, 740, 760, 780, Bertone, 940, 960, V90, S90
Topic: Buying a 780 Bertone?
Replies: 7
Views: 807

Re: Buying a 780 Bertone?

Dm, good idea! there are a number of low price range 960s in the area that would be suitable as donor cars for a newer inline 6. Does anybody happen to know- Are any body panels/ doors swappable with the other 700 series vehicles? The more I look at this 780 the more I'm not sure about the front end...
by Kara503
Mon Mar 04, 2019 7:39 pm
Forum: 240, 740, 760, 780, Bertone, 940, 960, V90, S90
Topic: Buying a 780 Bertone?
Replies: 7
Views: 807

Re: Buying a 780 Bertone?

Thanks for the info! That 6 cylinder will absolutely go as soon as I have time to do a swap if I buy this car, I have no intention of owning a 2 door without a turbo! It is good to know it is a newer iteration of it though. I know I'd be getting myself into some trouble with something older but the ...
by Kara503
Sun Mar 03, 2019 8:19 pm
Forum: 240, 740, 760, 780, Bertone, 940, 960, V90, S90
Topic: Buying a 780 Bertone?
Replies: 7
Views: 807

Buying a 780 Bertone?

I've only owned whiteblock cars so far, but found a redblock that caught my eye a few hundred miles away- a 1988 780 Bertone. Asking price is $800 which I feel is a steal for something like this. 250k miles on the B280F v6 engine, auto transmission. Original owner. He says it won't start but I'm not...
by Kara503
Wed Feb 13, 2019 11:55 pm
Forum: Volvo Classifieds
Topic: 1999 s70 5speed $1700 Oregon City, OR Topic is solved
Replies: 5
Views: 589

Re: 1999 s70 5speed $1700 Oregon City, OR Topic is solved

Bump. Price reduced to $1500. Next week I will be getting plates and current tags for the car, then the price will go back to $1700. Open to offers :)
Updated Craigslist Ad: https://portland.craigslist.org/clc/cto ... 49480.html
by Kara503
Wed Feb 13, 2019 11:54 pm
Forum: Volvo Classifieds
Topic: 1996 855 Platinum Edition $1200 Oregon City, OR Topic is solved
Replies: 5
Views: 821

Re: 1996 855 Platinum Edition $1200 Oregon City, OR Topic is solved

Bump. Price reduced to $800. For $1000 I will swap out the damaged front fenders and hood for a set of platinum spares I have. Open to offers.
Updated craigslist ad:
https://portland.craigslist.org/clc/cto ... 37517.html
by Kara503
Wed Jan 09, 2019 2:04 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Opinions on accent paint for a platinum?
Replies: 9
Views: 474

Re: Opinions on accent paint for a platinum?

I think a clean 850 wagon is about the best looking daily driver I've had so wouldn't add anything at all. -Just my opinion. That said, were I going to do this I wouldn't use a primary color because the contrast is too great to call it an accent. In fact the more subtle the better. A lighter accent...
by Kara503
Wed Jan 02, 2019 11:09 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Opinions on accent paint for a platinum?
Replies: 9
Views: 474

Opinions on accent paint for a platinum?

Working on my 855 platinum, currently chasing a water leak :P I've been thinking, I want a tertiary color to go with the plat and black colors. I want to go with a dark metallic red. I'd use a vinyl tape for the stripes so it is removable and wont damage the pearl paint. I also couldn't quite get th...
by Kara503
Sat Dec 22, 2018 11:46 am
Forum: Volvo Classifieds
Topic: 1996 855 Platinum Edition $1200 Oregon City, OR Topic is solved
Replies: 5
Views: 821

Re: 1996 855 Platinum Edition $1200 Oregon City, OR Topic is solved

Bump! Feel free to ask questions or try to make a deal :) may also be open to trades of the Volvo kind.
by Kara503
Sat Dec 22, 2018 11:40 am
Forum: Volvo Classifieds
Topic: 1999 s70 5speed $1700 Oregon City, OR Topic is solved
Replies: 5
Views: 589

1999 s70 5speed $1700 Oregon City, OR Topic is solved

s70-manual-transmission-for-sale.jpg Link to craigslist posting below. My ex's car, very well maintained with no mechanical issues. Has not experienced any ETM- related issues and I believe it has the updated ETM unit (Yellow sticker, right?) There is valvetrain noise when you shut down the engine-...
by Kara503
Thu Dec 06, 2018 6:48 pm
Forum: Volvo Classifieds
Topic: 1996 855 Platinum Edition $1200 Oregon City, OR Topic is solved
Replies: 5
Views: 821

1996 855 Platinum Edition $1200 Oregon City, OR Topic is solved

Feel free to message me here or through craigslist with questions :) This car is freakin beautiful other than the hood, front fenders, and front seats. Craigslist ad with pics: https://portland.craigslist.org/clc/cto/d/1996-volvo-850-platinum/6766652596.html 1996 volvo 850 turbo drive: fwd fuel: gas...
by Kara503
Fri Aug 03, 2018 1:47 pm
Forum: Volvo Classifieds
Topic: Volvo Findings! (What have you found on Craigslist?)
Replies: 1277
Views: 47432

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

https://portland.craigslist.org/clc/cto ... 12586.html

T5-R alert!!! I actually saw this one in person a few weeks ago- it's pretty clean despite being full of someone's trash.
by Kara503
Tue Jul 31, 2018 4:44 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Swapping manual to an auto- You read that right! Topic is solved
Replies: 12
Views: 1149

Re: Swapping manual to an auto- You read that right! Topic is solved

Unfortunately I think I am going to have to part out the donor car. I did some more research and it's just too hard to convert a manual to an auto. Will post an update once I start swapping the m56 into my Platinum :)
by Kara503
Sat Jul 28, 2018 11:23 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Swapping manual to an auto- You read that right! Topic is solved
Replies: 12
Views: 1149

Re: Swapping manual to an auto- You read that right! Topic is solved

I’m sure that I’m not the the only one thinking this, but have you considered just leaving the $500 car alone and and continuing your quest for a tranny? I’m just sayin’ - If it ain’t broke... I haven't because I already bought the car but I understand what you are getting at. That's why I want to ...
by Kara503
Fri Jul 27, 2018 4:19 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Swapping manual to an auto- You read that right! Topic is solved
Replies: 12
Views: 1149

Re: Swapping manual to an auto- You read that right! Topic is solved

The N/A car will get even slower because the turbo auto transmission has longer gear ratios :P I'm unfortunately not of much help on wiring. Onething to check would be whether they use the same type of ECU - should both be M4.3? I'm okay with the gear ratios. It would be a backup daily driver and m...
by Kara503
Fri Jul 27, 2018 1:54 pm
Forum: Volvo Classifieds
Topic: Volvo Findings! (What have you found on Craigslist?)
Replies: 1277
Views: 47432

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

Calling all masochists!

https://portland.craigslist.org/clc/cto ... 38600.html

96 850R, salvaged title, guy hooked his jumper cables up backwards and 'something shorted', should be fun? ;)
by Kara503
Fri Jul 27, 2018 1:46 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Swapping manual to an auto- You read that right! Topic is solved
Replies: 12
Views: 1149

Swapping manual to an auto- You read that right! Topic is solved

It finally happened!! For only $500, I sourced a 1997 N/A 855 with an m56! I can't wait to start the swap on my platinum! 8) However, the donor car is in great shape. The engine runs strong, the body and interior are great other than some pass. side body damage, and I am in need of a backup car. It ...
by Kara503
Thu Jul 19, 2018 8:01 pm
Forum: Events, Car Talk, General Discussion & MVS Forum
Topic: Are the MVS Forums over-segmented?
Replies: 13
Views: 1849

Re: Are the MVS Forums over-segmented?

matthew1 wrote: Sat Jul 14, 2018 8:02 pm S80: first generation as it was, second gen now with V70/XC70 P3s.

More changes to come...
Very cool!!! Interested to see what you come up with :)
by Kara503
Fri Jul 13, 2018 3:59 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Rear bulbs (LED) ?
Replies: 15
Views: 1322

Re: Rear bulbs (LED) ?

My 2 cents- I have tried LEDs in various forms in many of my cars. Auto store bulbs are a ripoff. Amazon bulbs are a crapshoot but the deal is too good to ignore. LEDs will cause CANbus erros and cause your car to think lights are burned out. Bottom line- I only use LEDs in my reverse lights. Anywhe...
by Kara503
Fri Jul 13, 2018 3:48 pm
Forum: Events, Car Talk, General Discussion & MVS Forum
Topic: Are the MVS Forums over-segmented?
Replies: 13
Views: 1849

Re: Are the MVS Forums over-segmented?

Rattnalle- I'm glad you brought up vehicle differences. I have noticed that, some of the vehicle specific forums could easily be combined due to their similarities. the vehicle specific forums and then some of the 'general' forums could benefit from being combined. I wonder if it would be difficult ...
by Kara503
Fri Jul 13, 2018 1:21 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Refurbish/rechrome the t-5r emblem?
Replies: 12
Views: 654

Re: Refurbish/rechrome the t-5r emblem?

I have replaced emblems on a few of my cars. I always have used 3M Automotive molding/ trim tape (Thin roll with red backing). Prep the area with alcohol, let dry, and make sure you get the placement right on the first try because it is horrible to get back off. Holds very well. As for removal, I fi...
by Kara503
Fri Jul 13, 2018 12:30 pm
Forum: Events, Car Talk, General Discussion & MVS Forum
Topic: Are the MVS Forums over-segmented?
Replies: 13
Views: 1849

Re: Are the MVS Forums over-segmented?

My opinion- I think that the forums are absolutely over segmented. It makes sense and is well organized, but this isn't a folder with subfolders on someone's desktop. MVS has a steady level of activity but it seems to always be the same people posting mostly with the exception of people popping up o...
by Kara503
Thu Jul 12, 2018 12:33 pm
Forum: Volvo Classifieds
Topic: 05 s60R for sale with front end damage
Replies: 1
Views: 212

05 s60R for sale with front end damage

https://portland.craigslist.org/clk/cto ... 60347.html

Any thoughts? Still doing research on common R problems- looks like the angle gear and clutch were both recently replaced.
by Kara503
Mon Jul 09, 2018 1:21 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: What is your favorite P2 Interior color?
Replies: 61
Views: 6086

Re: What is your favorite P2 Interior color?

AGHHHHHHHHHHH those seats are so beautiful.
by Kara503
Thu Jun 28, 2018 10:04 am
Forum: Events, Car Talk, General Discussion & MVS Forum
Topic: Which of these MVS t-shirt ideas do you like?
Replies: 28
Views: 3401

Re: Which of these MVS t-shirt ideas do you like?

I absolutely love the 'I (Wrenchfist) My Volvo' one!!!! (Matt's 3rd post, second option)
by Kara503
Wed Jun 27, 2018 2:12 pm
Forum: Events, Car Talk, General Discussion & MVS Forum
Topic: Which of these MVS t-shirt ideas do you like?
Replies: 28
Views: 3401

Re: Which of these MVS t-shirt ideas do you like?

I think simple is better. I was thinking about this a while ago- my fav idea for a shirt would be just the wrench clenching fist with its own outline (No square or rectangle background behind) with a separate 'MVS' under it. If you keep it to one single color all together with no backgrounds or anyt...
by Kara503
Wed Jun 20, 2018 11:14 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Coolant
Replies: 6
Views: 256

Re: Coolant

Thanks so much! I changed the rad and have flushed any coolant from it. It was green when i saw it all come out. Ill try the universal Teedoxo- I did a ton of searching before I landed on my choice of coolant. The consensus seems to be that because most of the internals of your Volvo are aluminum, ...
by Kara503
Mon Jun 18, 2018 4:23 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: DIY: 1998 S70 Dash Rattle Ghetto Fix! Topic is solved
Replies: 36
Views: 10253

Re: DIY: 1998 S70 Dash Rattle Ghetto Fix! Topic is solved

What are you using the butyl tape for? Reading the info it does not look like it has mechanical strength properties. If you are hoping to repair broken mounts, I would not have thought this product would work. Look at something like JB weld plastic glue which also bonds to metal and ABS. Below are ...
by Kara503
Mon Jun 18, 2018 12:46 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Turbo alternative
Replies: 2
Views: 299

Re: Turbo alternative

Hey there! Your car sounds like a beast! Do you have any pictures?

MVS, from what I have seen, is more of a DIY and fix oriented site than performance. If you haven't yet, I would try
http://volvospeed.com/vs_forum/
Though I'm sure someone around here will speak up eventually :)
by Kara503
Mon Jun 18, 2018 9:50 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: DIY: 1998 S70 Dash Rattle Ghetto Fix! Topic is solved
Replies: 36
Views: 10253

Re: DIY: 1998 S70 Dash Rattle Ghetto Fix! Topic is solved

I’m going to try butyl tape on my 99, does anyone know what shape diameter to try? There is a bewildering array of options on Amazon I will be ordering this today https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B06WLQ3WLS/ref=ox_sc_act_title_1?smid=A1S57KNZPNGJP4&psc=1 Will let you know how it turns out. It is a...
by Kara503
Fri Jun 15, 2018 3:57 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: What is your favorite P2 Interior color?
Replies: 61
Views: 6086

Re: What is your favorite P2 Interior color?

In Oregon, every Volvo I have ever seen that has not been restored, the headlight wipers are broken and dried out :P Not much use for them here. I could find one a lot quicker if I wasn't set on an 07. It just seems like they have more features, I believe DSTC is standard in that model year. Plus TP...
by Kara503
Fri Jun 15, 2018 3:16 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: What is your favorite P2 Interior color?
Replies: 61
Views: 6086

Re: What is your favorite P2 Interior color?

Just get a P2 2.5T. Full torque from 1500 rpm and a very nice pull from about 3000 rpm. Does make a wonderful sound between 4000 and 6000 rpm though ;-) That's exactly what I'm looking for. Just biding my time searching for a fully loaded 07 v70 2.5T... 06-07 v70s in general are very few and far be...
by Kara503
Fri Jun 15, 2018 12:07 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: What is your favorite P2 Interior color?
Replies: 61
Views: 6086

Re: What is your favorite P2 Interior color?

Hmm, that's too bad. I wonder if a tune would help you maintain the low end torque and also give you some pickup in the mid range? That's the kind of setup I would like. I'm not a fan of pushing my cars anywhere at all near redline. I start to get uncomfortable at around 4500rpm and it seems like ma...
by Kara503
Fri Jun 15, 2018 12:04 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: DIY: 1998 S70 Dash Rattle Ghetto Fix! Topic is solved
Replies: 36
Views: 10253

Re: DIY: 1998 S70 Dash Rattle Ghetto Fix! Topic is solved

Pretty doesn't matter if you never see or hear it! :) When you say you checked all of the servos and A/C and heating components, did you just remove the dash cowl and cycle through all of the climate control settings? Did you find anything interesting? I will end up removing the dash in my 850 and I...
by Kara503
Thu Jun 14, 2018 6:55 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: What is your favorite P2 Interior color?
Replies: 61
Views: 6086

Re: What is your favorite P2 Interior color?

Nice car MDK :) I saw a very nice red one a few days ago, the trim had been dyed black and it was absolutely beautiful. I have to say, the '00 XC I owned for about 6 months has been my favorite Volvo so far to daily drive in terms of comfort and overall look and feel. I can only imagine how much be...
by Kara503
Thu Jun 14, 2018 5:00 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: DIY: 1998 S70 Dash Rattle Ghetto Fix! Topic is solved
Replies: 36
Views: 10253

Re: DIY: 1998 S70 Dash Rattle Ghetto Fix! Topic is solved

I did the repair on the dash with a plastic butane welder (like a large soldering iron), ABS weld sticks, plastic glue that was also compatible with metal. I bought some self tapping screws and a couple of metal straps. The dash is now way stronder and re-inforced than it ever was from the factory ...
by Kara503
Thu Jun 14, 2018 4:55 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: What is your favorite P2 Interior color?
Replies: 61
Views: 6086

Re: What is your favorite P2 Interior color?

Nice car MDK :) I saw a very nice red one a few days ago, the trim had been dyed black and it was absolutely beautiful. I have to say, the '00 XC I owned for about 6 months has been my favorite Volvo so far to daily drive in terms of comfort and overall look and feel. I can only imagine how much bet...
by Kara503
Thu Jun 14, 2018 2:29 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: DIY: 1998 S70 Dash Rattle Ghetto Fix! Topic is solved
Replies: 36
Views: 10253

Re: DIY: 1998 S70 Dash Rattle Ghetto Fix! Topic is solved

This thread is now 3 years old. The Ghetto fix is still alive and well. Dash is rather quiet.. cn90, Just wanted to check in on your fix again. How is it holding up? I'm planning on stopping at the store to pick up some butyl rope to fix this issue in my fiance's 99 s70. It's driving her nuts!!! Di...
by Kara503
Tue Jun 12, 2018 4:35 pm
Forum: Events, Car Talk, General Discussion & MVS Forum
Topic: Anyone have any experience owning a VW TDI?
Replies: 10
Views: 664

Re: Anyone have any experience owning a VW TDI?

pollution monitoring A/C? Electronic suspension?? Sounds interesting!! I have been thinking about an s80 T6 as a project as the twin turbo design really interests me. I'll have to find a used one and pick it up after my other projects are out of the way. My family occasionally makes biodiesel, and I...
by Kara503
Tue Jun 12, 2018 4:27 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Volvo parts
Replies: 6
Views: 585

Re: Volvo parts

Thanks MDK :) I often forget about car-part and remember it just after manually scouring salvage yard inventories near me...
by Kara503
Tue Jun 12, 2018 2:38 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: What is your favorite P2 Interior color?
Replies: 61
Views: 6086

Re: What is your favorite P2 Interior color?

The P2 seats are way more comfortable for really long all day drives than the P80 seats. Though those are still better than even most new cars not to mention other cars the same age. Also I don't agree a dark interior is easier to keep. Sure stains might not show as easily but every piece of dust d...
by Kara503
Tue Jun 12, 2018 2:21 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: What is your favorite P2 Interior color?
Replies: 61
Views: 6086

Re: What is your favorite P2 Interior color?

A side thought also after reading one of the 'similar topics' listed at the bottom of the page- I agree with something Matt said about the beige seeming more 'noisy' when driving. I have noticed I feel I less inclined to look around inside the car and more at the road in my black interior s60 than I...
by Kara503
Tue Jun 12, 2018 2:14 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: What is your favorite P2 Interior color?
Replies: 61
Views: 6086

Re: What is your favorite P2 Interior color?

That s80 is in wonderful shape June! I do like the two tone. Speaking of two tone, I do like tan and black together. I can't afford maintenance on an R, but if I got a car with black interior, I wonder how it would look with the door panels swapped over from a gobi R model? Or would it look better w...
by Kara503
Mon Jun 11, 2018 8:52 pm
Forum: Events, Car Talk, General Discussion & MVS Forum
Topic: Anyone have any experience owning a VW TDI?
Replies: 10
Views: 664

Re: Anyone have any experience owning a VW TDI?

Thanks so much for the answer!! Its very interesting to hear your perspective :) Have you ever wanted to trade in your s80? What made you choose the s80 over an s60? Not much over on MVWS unfortunately, it doesn't seem to be very active. I'm sure once I begin driving the TDI regularly if I come acro...
by Kara503
Mon Jun 11, 2018 5:46 pm
Forum: Events, Car Talk, General Discussion & MVS Forum
Topic: Anyone have any experience owning a VW TDI?
Replies: 10
Views: 664

Re: Anyone have any experience owning a VW TDI?

Oh wow, I had no idea!! I will do that. Thanks June! By the way, I envy your history of Volvo ownership. I see your posts and you seem really passionate about your car :D If you don't mind me asking- -Do you have a favorite? Why or why not? -How has Volvo changed over the years in your eyes? -Why ha...
by Kara503
Mon Jun 11, 2018 5:41 pm
Forum: Volvo Classifieds
Topic: 1996 855 Platinum Edition, $1200, Portland OR (Future Sale)
Replies: 0
Views: 244

1996 855 Platinum Edition, $1200, Portland OR (Future Sale)

The car is NOT available yet. I plan on having it available within the next month. I will update this topic and post pictures once the car is out of my garage. The car is damaged so I expect it to take some time to find it a home and wanted to post early. If this kind of post isn't allowed I apolog...
by Kara503
Mon Jun 11, 2018 3:15 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: What is your favorite P2 Interior color?
Replies: 61
Views: 6086

What is your favorite P2 Interior color?

As the title states! Why do you like each color? I'm looking for a new P2 v70 and can't decide which interior to look for! I'm pretty set on a black exterior. Unless someone can find me one in 424 Platnum White Pearl... I have noticed I really like the beige interior in my s40 on sunny days. It ligh...
by Kara503
Mon Jun 11, 2018 2:46 pm
Forum: Volvo Classifieds
Topic: Volvo Findings! (What have you found on Craigslist?)
Replies: 1277
Views: 47432

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

Another rare color in the Portland area!! This one is a Maya yellow s60! Very beautiful.

https://portland.craigslist.org/mlt/cto ... 16640.html
by Kara503
Sat Jun 09, 2018 4:50 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: 2004 S60 2.5T- Timing belt tensioner wiggles while running
Replies: 15
Views: 1314

Re: 2004 S60 2.5T- Timing belt tensioner wiggles while running

Tensioner hand is wobbling the almost the width of the window it is supposed to be inside. The center of the hand is going roughly from one side of the window to just shy of the other. Maybe 5mm total travel? Hard to estimate down there.I have a video but am not sure how to post it? Cn90, thanks fo...
by Kara503
Sat Jun 09, 2018 3:57 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: 2004 S60 2.5T- Timing belt tensioner wiggles while running
Replies: 15
Views: 1314

Re: 2004 S60 2.5T- Timing belt tensioner wiggles while running

Tensioner hand is wobbling the almost the width of the window it is supposed to be inside. The center of the hand is going roughly from one side of the window to just shy of the other. Maybe 5mm total travel? Hard to estimate down there.I have a video but am not sure how to post it? Cn90, thanks for...
by Kara503
Fri Jun 08, 2018 9:52 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: 2004 S60 2.5T- Timing belt tensioner wiggles while running
Replies: 15
Views: 1314

Re: 2004 S60 2.5T- Timing belt tensioner wiggles while running

Alright, just took a peek at the car idling. There might be just a tad of wiggle in the exhaust cam sprocket. This car does have VVT on both int and exh. The belt stays more or less in the middle while idling, but you can see it moving side to side juuuuuust a bit. I would say overall less than 2mm ...
by Kara503
Fri Jun 08, 2018 4:39 pm
Forum: Volvo Classifieds
Topic: Volvo Findings! (What have you found on Craigslist?)
Replies: 1277
Views: 47432

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

Just found this on Craigslist for anyone in Oregon- looks quite like a Platinum Edition, and for cheap!!
https://portland.craigslist.org/wsc/cto ... 51134.html
by Kara503
Fri Jun 08, 2018 3:23 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: 2004 S60 2.5T- Timing belt tensioner wiggles while running
Replies: 15
Views: 1314

Re: 2004 S60 2.5T- Timing belt tensioner wiggles while running

Should be the correct tensioner, my engine is S/N 33xxxxx and FCP says the tensioner I bought starts at 31xxxxx. PCV I am doing due to a dipstick that starts smoking heavily 5 or so minutes after starting. I'm fully counting on having to drop the oil pan to clear out some gunk, too...
by Kara503
Fri Jun 08, 2018 1:13 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: 2004 S60 2.5T- Timing belt tensioner wiggles while running
Replies: 15
Views: 1314

Re: 2004 S60 2.5T- Timing belt tensioner wiggles while running

Engine is a B5254T2, 143k miles. Will report back this evening on the belt and how all of the components behave. I only did the standard timing service, no work on the Cam seals or the VVT hub itself (I think my car only has exhaust VVT). Now that you mention it, though, there does appear to be a ma...
by Kara503
Fri Jun 08, 2018 11:46 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: 2004 S60 2.5T- Timing belt tensioner wiggles while running
Replies: 15
Views: 1314

Re: 2004 S60 2.5T- Timing belt tensioner wiggles while running

I sure hope the valves arent contacting the pistons!! All timing marks line up and when the engine is not running the tensioner hand is juuuuust to the left of the window it is supposed to be in- I'll remedy that tonight, as well as roll the engine over a few times to triple check timing and see if ...
by Kara503
Fri Jun 08, 2018 9:55 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: 2004 S60 2.5T- Timing belt tensioner wiggles while running
Replies: 15
Views: 1314

2004 S60 2.5T- Timing belt tensioner wiggles while running

Car like the title states- just did the timing belt job about 4000 miles ago. Never noticed this before, but now I am running without a timing belt cover and happened to look down at the tensioner while the car was running. The dial indicator that you use to set tension is wiggling side to side (les...
by Kara503
Tue Jun 05, 2018 4:21 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Recovering Lost Power
Replies: 18
Views: 853

Re: Recovering Lost Power

Huh. Does it run rough at all? Is it possible you could have a misfire but aren't feeling it? Different car, but an old Ford Ranger I had, I couldn't tell it was misfiring. Had a lot of trouble with hills. No CEL, either. Turned out to be a random misfire, wiring issue. Past that, I'm stumped. I'm s...
by Kara503
Tue Jun 05, 2018 2:40 pm
Forum: Events, Car Talk, General Discussion & MVS Forum
Topic: Anyone have any experience owning a VW TDI?
Replies: 10
Views: 664

Anyone have any experience owning a VW TDI?

Gas is getting expensive.... I just recently picked up a 2003 Jetta TDI. 5 Speed sedan, ALH model engine, 250k miles. I have it apart right now to change all of the timing components as well as clean the EGR and intake manifold. Questions for anyone with experience- What are some things to look out ...
by Kara503
Tue Jun 05, 2018 2:27 pm
Forum: Volvo Classifieds
Topic: WTB - Volvo 850 Driver's Side Carpet - Beige
Replies: 5
Views: 389

Re: WTB - Volvo 850 Driver's Side Carpet - Beige

Sure thing :) Let me know, too, if there are any other beige parts you think of that you need in the meantime. Might as well grab anything else while I am there and most of the interior pieces shouldn't add much to shipping cost since they are light.
by Kara503
Tue Jun 05, 2018 1:18 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Ultragauge.
Replies: 9
Views: 625

Re: Ultragauge.

Has anyone here ever tried permanently mounting a small tablet or the like in their dash? I was hoping to use something like Ultragauge in a display mounted in the dash with a touch screen that is powered by the car and always on. The Amazon Fire tablets are pretty cheap, you can root them, and abou...
by Kara503
Tue Jun 05, 2018 1:10 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Recovering Lost Power
Replies: 18
Views: 853

Re: Recovering Lost Power

To build on this, have you done the timing belt recently? Could be that you were a tooth off and have some power loss. If you havent or it is due, I may be crazy, but I feel like my 855 was more responsive and had more kick after I replaced the TB. Do you have a boost gauge to see if you can track b...
by Kara503
Tue Jun 05, 2018 12:47 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: 2005 V70 117k value - clean retail 4800, trade 3000
Replies: 7
Views: 642

Re: 2005 V70 117k value - clean retail 4800, trade 3000

Trade value means nothing, argh when I hear a dealer asking if I have a car to trade in, he's giving me peanuts then resale the car for double or triple the price. The value of a car to me is relative to its condition, not age or mileage. You can probably buy a 20 yr old Buick with 40K miles on it ...
by Kara503
Mon Jun 04, 2018 6:25 pm
Forum: Volvo Classifieds
Topic: WTB - Volvo 850 Driver's Side Carpet - Beige
Replies: 5
Views: 389

Re: WTB - Volvo 850 Driver's Side Carpet - Beige

I can take a peek next time I'm at a U- Pull it near me. If I don't get back to you within a month, remind me. :)

Info on the carpet- does it have a separation line anywhere, or do you know is the entirety of the cabin carpet one piece? I assume you would like both the carpet and the pad backing?
by Kara503
Tue May 29, 2018 9:02 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Swapping in an s60 M56 / Manual transmission compatibility
Replies: 5
Views: 621

Re: Swapping in an s60 M56 / Manual transmission compatibility

Oh wow, good eye! Didn't think too look in Idaho. Not quite ready for an 8 hour drive from the Portland Metro area though. Will keep my eyes out for a regular 850. Thanks tryingbe!
by Kara503
Tue May 29, 2018 11:12 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Swapping in an s60 M56 / Manual transmission compatibility
Replies: 5
Views: 621

Re: Swapping in an s60 M56 / Manual transmission compatibility

That's really too bad, there are 2 M/T non running P2 cars near me for cheap and no 850s. The wait continues!

On that shifter..... oh wow. Ew.
by Kara503
Tue May 29, 2018 12:51 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Swapping in an s60 M56 / Manual transmission compatibility
Replies: 5
Views: 621

Swapping in an s60 M56 / Manual transmission compatibility

All- Looking to swap my 96 855 auto to a manual. I think I have the knowhow and have seen the swap threads. My question is on parts sourcing. Is a late model M56 5 speed from an early s60 or v70 (01-03ish) a straight swap into an 850? If not, what doesn't work? Do all of the mounts and holes line up...
by Kara503
Thu May 24, 2018 4:27 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: 2004 V70R Central Electronic Module CEM THERMAL CONNECTION ISSUES Topic is solved
Replies: 8
Views: 5085

Re: 2004 V70R "BRAKE FAILURE - STOP SAFELY" among other issues Topic is solved

I'd like to piggyback with my recent experience- 2004 S60 2.5T. Going into limp mode intermittently and displaying 'Brake failure- Stop safely'. CELs set- p0863 -TCM fault U0002- ‘High speed CANBUS performance’ P0600- Serial communication malfunction I unplugged the ECU and TCU (Requires a special t...
by Kara503
Fri May 18, 2018 5:20 pm
Forum: C30, C70 2006+, S40 & V50 2004 ½ +
Topic: Kallekula's $350 S40 Topic is solved
Replies: 32
Views: 3928

Re: Kallekula's $350 S40 Topic is solved

Dear lord!! What happened? I'm so sorry :(
by Kara503
Fri May 18, 2018 4:46 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Can you lift a 1998 V70XC?
Replies: 25
Views: 3224

Re: Can U lift a 1998 V70XC

Anyone know if a similar route could be used to lift a P2 XC70?
by Kara503
Fri May 18, 2018 12:46 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: That rattling is driving me nuts ...
Replies: 18
Views: 2290

Re: That rattling is driving me nuts ...

I have most of the rattles you guys have been talking about, but also another nobody has mentioned- my second row seats squeak and rattle all the time. I believe the noise is coming from the latch that you disengage so you can fold them down. The seats freely move just a bit when in the up and latch...
by Kara503
Fri May 18, 2018 12:41 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: engine surge
Replies: 8
Views: 431

Re: engine surge

Jack, if your car is a 98, it doesn't have an ETM- your car should still use a throttle cable so you can rule that out. My first instinct would be that the problem is electrical if you swap to Sport and the issue goes away. If I were in your shoes, I would go about removing the TCU, cleaning all of ...
by Kara503
Fri May 18, 2018 12:36 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Reproducing wagon spoiler brackets
Replies: 10
Views: 571

Reproducing wagon spoiler brackets

Been looking for quite some time now, and I can't seem to find the little secondary brackets for mounting an 850/v70 wagon spoiler. Nowhere on ebay, no dealers stock the kit, and no junkyards near me seem to have a wagon with a spoiler to pull from. A good pic available here- https://www.matthewsvol...
by Kara503
Fri Apr 27, 2018 10:10 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Looking for a diesel now. need some general info
Replies: 24
Views: 5441

Re: Looking for a diesel now. need some general info

I definitely recall seeing an 850 with a Volvo D5 engine somewhere at a car show in Ontario. Wonder what that swap entails. :roll: That would be real Swedish diesel beast. :lol: It probably wasn't a swap, but either shipped across from Europe or built at Halifax as a test vehicle. At some point Vol...
by Kara503
Wed Apr 25, 2018 6:34 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Looking for a diesel now. need some general info
Replies: 24
Views: 5441

Re: Looking for a diesel now. need some general info

I definitely recall seeing an 850 with a Volvo D5 engine somewhere at a car show in Ontario. Wonder what that swap entails. :roll: That would be real Swedish diesel beast. :lol: I have been looking and looking for more info on what that kind of a swap would entail. D5 into a gasoline P2 or 850, or ...
by Kara503
Fri Apr 20, 2018 4:28 pm
Forum: Volvo Classifieds
Topic: Moving and can't keep my '96 850R Topic is solved
Replies: 5
Views: 731

Re: Moving and can't keep my '96 850R Topic is solved

Heads up for anyone from Oregon- I might have been a bit too quick in saying I could take it, unfortunately. A talk with the fiance has gotten me in trouble for 'so many damn Volvos'... it remains to be seen whether or not I will be able to pick it up before ACarmona leaves on the 27th.
by Kara503
Wed Apr 18, 2018 11:14 am
Forum: Volvo Classifieds
Topic: Moving and can't keep my '96 850R Topic is solved
Replies: 5
Views: 731

Re: Moving and can't keep my '96 850R Topic is solved

I just sent you an Email through craigslist! I have a load of other project Volvos right now but if it gets down to the wire and nobody wants the car, I should be able buy it off of you. I have space to store it at least until I can get around to it so it can go to a good home :)
by Kara503
Wed Apr 11, 2018 8:38 pm
Forum: Volvo Classifieds
Topic: WTB 855 Platinum spoiler
Replies: 0
Views: 165

WTB 855 Platinum spoiler

Looking to buy a spoiler off of a 855 ( wagon ) Platinum edition. Or another color... Willing to pay $150 not including shipping for a Platinum spoiler. Willing to pay $100 including shipping for any other color. I can be try to be flexible on my offer depending on when payday was last :D Thank you!
by Kara503
Sat Mar 10, 2018 9:30 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: What's it worth? '04 V70 235K
Replies: 17
Views: 1563

Re: What's it worth? '04 V70 235K

Mayor- Any luck selling your car? Just wanted to drop my opinion- You may have better luck pricing what YOU think the car is worth and waiting for some Volvo nut like one of us to come along looking for this special edition. I would have paid an arm and a leg for an 850 Platinum edition before I fou...
by Kara503
Mon Jan 29, 2018 4:53 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 2000 V70XC Poor MPG and hard start- Fuel pressure?
Replies: 7
Views: 2487

Re: 2000 V70XC Poor MPG and hard start- Fuel pressure?

I bought the car 2 months ago. Drove it to my house in that condition, and the parked it until I had time to replace the PCV system, clean the throttle body, replace all of the cam seals, and replaced the timing belt. :) oragex- I've already replaced the plugs, tried a known good set of coils, and d...
by Kara503
Mon Jan 29, 2018 3:06 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: What did you do to your Volvo today?
Replies: 4246
Views: 382884

Re: What did you do to your Volvo today? (now Sticky!!)

Nothing today other than installing a new fuel filter after I get off work. Since my first post about 6 months ago I now am the proud owner of 4 Volvos. A 97 854 T5 Parts car, 96 855 Platinum Edition, 99 S70 Manual N/A (For the fiance), and a 00 v70 XC. Now looking at getting a 2005-2007 XC70 or v70...
by Kara503
Mon Jan 29, 2018 2:47 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 2000 V70XC Poor MPG and hard start- Fuel pressure?
Replies: 7
Views: 2487

Re: 2000 V70XC Poor MPG and hard start- Fuel pressure?

Good idea wlk. Rick- What kind of setup do you have/ where did you get it? I have done some looking at VIDA/DICE but am unsure what to buy.
by Kara503
Mon Jan 29, 2018 12:49 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 2000 V70XC Poor MPG and hard start- Fuel pressure?
Replies: 7
Views: 2487

2000 V70XC Poor MPG and hard start- Fuel pressure?

Currently troubleshooting a few issues on my newest find, a 2000 V70XC. Picked it up for a $900 with only 130k miles, with a recently rebuilt Angle gear and turbo. Was puking oil- found the intake front cam seal was completely missing! Good times. Anyway- It stumbles on start and gets a paltry 17 MP...
by Kara503
Mon Jan 22, 2018 4:15 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Ocassional bizarre RPM spike while starting?
Replies: 10
Views: 1236

Re: Ocassional bizarre RPM spike while starting?

I would just like to jump in and say- I own a 2000 V70 XC that does the exact same thing- It always starts hard (sounds like 1-2 cylinders fire, then nothing, then all catch all in the span of about 2 seconds). About 30% of the time the tach will spike up to 2.5K RPMs. I recently replaced my ECT sen...
by Kara503
Wed Nov 01, 2017 3:49 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Possible V70R Purchase- Transmission problem?
Replies: 10
Views: 2212

Re: Possible V70R Purchase- Transmission problem?

The 99 should have the 4 speed auto and so should not have any more issues than any other car, unless the current owner is hiding a history of drag racing. Biggest issue is usually with the lack of maintenance, even the 5 speed can be fairly reliable, but trans oil drain and fills are needed regula...
by Kara503
Tue Oct 31, 2017 4:57 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Possible V70R Purchase- Transmission problem?
Replies: 10
Views: 2212

Re: Possible V70R Purchase- Transmission problem?

I will make sure and keep your description of that in mind when I test drive the car. I don't believe he said the car has issues starting back up after shutting it off and letting it sit untouched for 2-3 minutes, though :/
by Kara503
Tue Oct 31, 2017 3:59 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Possible V70R Purchase- Transmission problem?
Replies: 10
Views: 2212

Re: Possible V70R Purchase- Transmission problem?

Also, if it has a bad alternator and the battery loses enough charge, it will do the same thing you describe. You'll not be able to move but it will idle without issue. It will act really notchy right before you lose the ability to move... Interesting. Could you give more details? What would it do ...
by Kara503
Tue Oct 31, 2017 3:39 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Possible V70R Purchase- Transmission problem?
Replies: 10
Views: 2212

Re: Possible V70R Purchase- Transmission problem?

Thanks for the advice :) J-Dawg- I hope you are right!! I just picked up a 99 S70M for my fiance about a month ago, so we will see how well it lasts. Roger- I have a bluetooth OBDII adapter and the Torque Pro app on my phone that is able to read check engine lights on my 850 and my s70, and the owne...
by Kara503
Tue Oct 31, 2017 10:07 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Possible V70R Purchase- Transmission problem?
Replies: 10
Views: 2212

Possible V70R Purchase- Transmission problem?

Hello all! My 850 Platinum is doing wonderfully, but with winter coming I don't want to risk my Unicorn out in the snow. In searching for something with AWD I have found a 99 V70R. 170k miles, in absolutely wonderful condition, owned by an older gentleman. Asking $1500. He says the only problem with...
by Kara503
Tue Aug 08, 2017 12:25 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 850 Platinum Edition Wagon engine swap/ rebuild
Replies: 10
Views: 1949

Re: 850 Platinum Edition Wagon engine swap/ rebuild

Awesome suggestions, I'll look at spark plugs once the engine is running but make sure I stick to copper. Thanks abscate. I don't plan on separating the engine and trans. Talking to the owner of the T5, he actually had the transmission replaced (Plus new RMS and torque converter seal on the used tra...
by Kara503
Mon Aug 07, 2017 6:44 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 850 Platinum Edition Wagon engine swap/ rebuild
Replies: 10
Views: 1949

Re: 850 Platinum Edition Wagon engine swap/ rebuild

Kahl, Neil, thank you so much for your replies. This is the kind of info I need to make sure this car lasts. I will absolutely post updates as I move along! Thank you for your suggestions to replace the CBV. I think I will go with the IPD upgraded version and hold onto the stronger springs should I ...
by Kara503
Mon Aug 07, 2017 4:12 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 850 Platinum Edition Wagon engine swap/ rebuild
Replies: 10
Views: 1949

850 Platinum Edition Wagon engine swap/ rebuild

Hello all! I apologise in advance for the long post. I have done a lot of searching around on the forums and cobbled together much of the info that has gotten me this far, but I'm at the point where I feel like I need to ask for some help. If you have any advice for me at all I would GREATLY appreci...