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by veektor
Wed Jan 09, 2019 10:20 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Rear transmission mount replacement Topic is solved
Replies: 10
Views: 575
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Re: Rear transmission mount replacement Topic is solved

I pried the sway bar away and also removed the aluminum bracket that the mount is bolted to so I had more room. I do remember that being the most difficult of the 4. Ratcheting wrenches make the job much easier too. You must mean the bracket between the top of the mount and transmission housing? Be...
by veektor
Tue Jan 08, 2019 11:49 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Rear transmission mount replacement Topic is solved
Replies: 10
Views: 575
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Re: Rear transmission mount replacement Topic is solved

I'll confess I like Roberts because I love that slow Southern style... :D Robert is one of the YouTube saints. Humble, kind, detailed, informative. I'm glad there are guys like him out there to make up for all the Scotty Kilmers. There is a Subaru guy named Mike who's got quite a few videos, and th...
by veektor
Mon Jan 07, 2019 12:38 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Rear transmission mount replacement Topic is solved
Replies: 10
Views: 575
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Re: Rear transmission mount replacement Topic is solved

Just watched through the video. I was completely surprised he managed to sneak that extension and socket between the subframe and the swaybar. I'll have to try that when I get home tonight. That gap looked really tight when I was looking yesterday evening.
by veektor
Mon Jan 07, 2019 12:21 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Rear transmission mount replacement Topic is solved
Replies: 10
Views: 575
United States of America

Re: Rear transmission mount replacement Topic is solved

Thanks for the quick response and an informative link. Some days I feel like I excel at Internet searching, and other days I feel like I've forgotten everything I've ever known. I will admit that Youtube is hardly my first choice for research. FCPEuro video tutorials are top notch, but there are too...
by veektor
Mon Jan 07, 2019 11:13 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Rear transmission mount replacement Topic is solved
Replies: 10
Views: 575
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Rear transmission mount replacement Topic is solved

I'm breaking away from my other engine replacement threads to specifically address the topic of transmission mounts. I bought the Hutchinson set of engine/transmission mounts when I first got the car, so I'm going to put them all in with the 'new' engine. They all look rather straight forward, excep...
by veektor
Mon Jan 07, 2019 11:03 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Need some last minute encouragement before engine swap Topic is solved
Replies: 12
Views: 424
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Re: Need some last minute encouragement before engine swap Topic is solved

Pulled the engine on Saturday, then spent some time cleaning up and prepping on Sunday. Probably will try putting it in next weekend.
by veektor
Wed Jan 02, 2019 9:15 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Need some last minute encouragement before engine swap Topic is solved
Replies: 12
Views: 424
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Re: Need some last minute encouragement before engine swap Topic is solved

I'd probably swap the oil pan pickup tube o rings, it's a hundred times easier with the engine out. Definitely on the list. Even before I discovered the spun bearing, I had purchased the oil pan gasket set and PCV kit. I'm also thinking about replacing cam and crankshaft seals while the engine is o...
by veektor
Mon Dec 31, 2018 7:20 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Need some last minute encouragement before engine swap Topic is solved
Replies: 12
Views: 424
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Re: Need some last minute encouragement before engine swap Topic is solved

I than would go for the XC or keep looking. All it would take is a nearly invisible hairline crack on the aluminum show up once the coolant pressurized to make you kick yourself. A hard impact in the front and a brittle alloy engine, I would worry. Never had a cam cover leak yet in one of these whi...
by veektor
Mon Dec 31, 2018 6:22 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Need some last minute encouragement before engine swap Topic is solved
Replies: 12
Views: 424
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Re: Need some last minute encouragement before engine swap Topic is solved

Where is the body damage on both cars. I would be wary of a hard front collision as the donor as the engine may be physically damaged from impact or ran without coolant. Aside from that I would go with the S60 as that engine has had considerably less stress that the AWD XC. You don't mention miles ...
by veektor
Mon Dec 31, 2018 5:57 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Need some last minute encouragement before engine swap Topic is solved
Replies: 12
Views: 424
United States of America

Re: Need some last minute encouragement before engine swap Topic is solved

chrism wrote:
Sun Dec 30, 2018 9:51 pm

I believe it's the 6th and 7th digits of the VIN that have to match in order to assure a compatible engine swap.

Good luck!
Thanks, looks like are suitable donors with "59" present in my VIN and the donors.