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by GaryB1
Thu Jul 20, 2017 3:51 pm
Forum: C30, C70 2006+, S40 & V50 2004 ½ +
Topic: New Toy
Replies: 3
Views: 1227
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Re: New Toy

When I was shopping for a new-ish car, I really wanted a C30. Of course there wasn't a single one to be found in Austin. Now that I've got the V50, I've come across three C30s, but after driving the V for a while, I'm more than happy with it!
by GaryB1
Thu Jul 20, 2017 3:42 pm
Forum: C30, C70 2006+, S40 & V50 2004 ½ +
Topic: Bad smell from AC, only when humid or rain outside.
Replies: 2
Views: 401
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Re: Bad smell from AC, only when humid or rain outside.

A friend used these and had pretty good results. Meguiar's Air Freshener, New Car kits. He got it online from Walmart or someplace. It looks like a bug bomb for the house. You turn the car on, put the A/C on recirc and lock the top down on the cans and close the door until they have finished. He use...
by GaryB1
Thu Jul 20, 2017 3:31 pm
Forum: C30, C70 2006+, S40 & V50 2004 ½ +
Topic: Just became a double Volvo guy!
Replies: 2
Views: 382
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Re: Just became a double Volvo guy!

The V50 has so far been great. My wife named it Olaf. I've got to do the TB and water pump soon even thought it looks okay. The place I bought it from had detailed everything including the engine, so I can't tell how old the TB is. There is a place where a TB change sticker might have been, but I'm ...
by GaryB1
Sat Jul 08, 2017 1:54 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Became a two Volvo guy..
Replies: 12
Views: 1261
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Re: Became a two Volvo guy..

Just went out to jump start the blue bomb and realized that neither battery cable was tightened. Doh! hooked it up and it started up first try. I found the receipt and the battery is two months old. It might be worth more than the car! I drove it around an it runs fine. We'll try to pull codes next ...
by GaryB1
Thu Jul 06, 2017 6:56 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Became a two Volvo guy..
Replies: 12
Views: 1261
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Re: Became a two Volvo guy..

[quote="850 LPT" post_id=443480 time=1499361064 user_id=38855] I think your wife would have been well advised to consult you BEFORE buying this car. To be honest, I wasn't mad because this car is almost exactly the same color as the 242 that I sold when I went into the Navy. I'm just hoping we can m...
by GaryB1
Thu Jul 06, 2017 6:44 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Became a two Volvo guy..
Replies: 12
Views: 1261
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Re: Became a two Volvo guy..

I just went out to check the ETS light and guess what? The battery's dead too. It's supposed to be a new one. I'm going to jump it Saturday and get it over to the mechanic's. He's probably going to be able to make a few boat payments when he sees me coming in!
by GaryB1
Thu Jul 06, 2017 2:24 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Became a two Volvo guy..
Replies: 12
Views: 1261
United States of America

Re: Became a two Volvo guy..

Thanks for the encouragement. We have a good and very honest mechanic who really loves Volvos otherwise I wouldn't even consider it. I brought my V50 to him to check out before I bought it and he whipped out pictures of his newest baby, a 2000 S80 that he just bought with 10,000 miles on it. Though ...
by GaryB1
Thu Jul 06, 2017 9:40 am
Forum: C30, C70 2006+, S40 & V50 2004 ½ +
Topic: V50 Fog lights
Replies: 8
Views: 888
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Re: V50 Fog lights

Sorry to revive an old thread, but is it possible to wire extra lights independently of the factory system without hurting anything? I've got sets of Bosch, Cibie and KC lights that have come off my various past vehicles and I've always made a wiring harness keyed to either the high or low beam powe...
by GaryB1
Thu Jul 06, 2017 9:07 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Became a two Volvo guy..
Replies: 12
Views: 1261
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Became a two Volvo guy..

I also posted in the V50 forum. I just bought a 2008 V50 3 weeks ago, my first Volvo since my late lamented '78 242 in my teens. Saturday my wife came in and said, "Guess what?" This is not, generally speaking, a good sign. She had just bought a 2000 S70 as our soon to be driving son's first car. Th...
by GaryB1
Thu Jul 06, 2017 8:54 am
Forum: C30, C70 2006+, S40 & V50 2004 ½ +
Topic: Just became a double Volvo guy!
Replies: 2
Views: 382
United States of America

Just became a double Volvo guy!

Hi all, I'm from Austin Texas and bought a 2008 V50 to replace my Saab 9-2x three weeks ago after it was totaled. I'll be working towards a Stage 0 because it came with no service records. Luckily our mechanic restores Volvos as a sideline because Saturday, I had one of those, "Guess what?" moments....