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by appropriatenoises
Thu Apr 25, 2013 4:20 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Fix for slow wipers
Replies: 28
Views: 12322

Re: Fix for slow wipers

I have to laugh at how far we all go to keep our old Volvos up and running right. My neighbor would trade his car in for something as minimal as this. I truly admire the work all you folks do to keep the old iron on the road. I only started running Volvos within the past 2 years or so but can tell ...
by appropriatenoises
Wed Apr 24, 2013 4:31 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Fix for slow wipers
Replies: 28
Views: 12322

Re: Fix for slow wipers

Thanks Renn for a great writeup. Just did mine today. I will stress the importance of removing the wiper shaft using a vice (not a hammer as much as possible) because the shaft is aluminum and the threads will crush if pounded out.
by appropriatenoises
Sat Feb 16, 2013 11:44 am
Forum: Events, Car Talk, General Discussion & MVS Forum
Topic: Let's see your Volvo (The Photo Thread)
Replies: 1134
Views: 422269

Re: Let's see your Volvo (The Photo Thread)

Here's my 1996 855R on a trip in the interior of BC.

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by appropriatenoises
Fri Feb 15, 2013 5:04 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Car failed emissions for high NOX: Suspect Spark Plugs?
Replies: 22
Views: 4125

Re: Car failed emissions for high NOX: Suspect Spark Plugs?

As far as I can tell that's how it was manufactured. Unless someone changed out the intake manifold; there is no evidence of an EGR ever being present. I'm in agreement with your understanding of an EGR system and indeed wish my car was equipped with one. I probably wouldn't have installed the IPD s...
by appropriatenoises
Mon Feb 11, 2013 11:34 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Car failed emissions for high NOX: Suspect Spark Plugs?
Replies: 22
Views: 4125

Re: Car failed emissions for high NOX: Suspect Spark Plugs?

Hmmm... Thinking out loud on this one. In my attempt to preserve the IPD turboback, I'll ignore it's grievous incompetence and attempt to pass in spite of it. Help me with my reasoning if I'm not correct. (I could have something backwards) -The car is physically running lean, as is empirically evide...
by appropriatenoises
Sat Feb 09, 2013 4:12 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Car failed emissions for high NOX: Suspect Spark Plugs?
Replies: 22
Views: 4125

Re: Car failed emissions for high NOX: Suspect Spark Plugs?

Jimmy57, what effect would an extender have? It's probably a 75% chance I would get away with something on the visual, as they don't seem to be too vigilant (2/3 times I've gone they haven't even done the mirror under the car, and even if they did look, I'm sure it's not that carefully) I Just purch...
by appropriatenoises
Sat Feb 09, 2013 10:18 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Car failed emissions for high NOX: Suspect Spark Plugs?
Replies: 22
Views: 4125

Re: Car failed emissions for high NOX: Suspect - MAF/front O

I've attached a screen capture of my most recent fail, in case that helps.

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by appropriatenoises
Fri Feb 08, 2013 11:17 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1996 855R WOT lacking power
Replies: 16
Views: 1877

Re: 1996 855R WOT lacking power

Problem Persists.

Changed the plugs out to iridium 6418's on the advice of another forum member (northernlights). BCS/TCV is stock, and I will take a close look at the coil wires path to the distributor.

Thanks all for your helpful and polite responses. I'm learning a lot. I appreciate it.
by appropriatenoises
Fri Feb 08, 2013 10:31 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Car failed emissions for high NOX: Suspect Spark Plugs?
Replies: 22
Views: 4125

Re: Car failed emissions for high NOX: Suspect Spark Plugs?

BC's test is a rolling road which gathers average emissions regardless of speed. That's part of the problem. NOx goes through the roof (up to 2400ppm) on heavy acceleration, which becomes part of the average. If our test only included an idle and cruise phase, I would pass easily.
by appropriatenoises
Fri Feb 08, 2013 10:13 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Car failed emissions for high NOX: Suspect Spark Plugs?
Replies: 22
Views: 4125

Re: Car failed emissions for high NOX: Suspect Spark Plugs?

Update: Have installed 6418's, and done as much vacuum sleuthing as I can bear. Car failed again, by 3/100th's of a gram for NOx. Before fixing one vacuum leak and the plugs it failed by 26/100th's of a gram. (Aircare in BC measures emissions in grams/kilometre) So, I'm headed in the right direction...