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

Post by abscate » Fri Dec 07, 2018 12:07 am

I seem to recall the clips in my kit were too long. If you go way back my history to 2013 that's when I did my AC and heater core on my T5, I think I wrote it up then
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Post by j-dawg » Fri Dec 07, 2018 1:46 am

I've had 5/8" brass 90 degree hose barbs connecting two heater hoses through each hole in the firewall for about four years now. No clips, no o-rings, no leaks. I'd guess the original design is an artifact of the vehicle assembly process, or maybe to accommodate different hose routing for turbo and NA models, though I'm not aware of any differences in the heater hoses.
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Post by ZionXIX » Fri Dec 07, 2018 7:37 am

abscate wrote:
Fri Dec 07, 2018 12:07 am
I seem to recall the clips in my kit were too long. If you go way back my history to 2013 that's when I did my AC and heater core on my T5, I think I wrote it up then
I did remove what was left of the old rings and spacers since the newer design incorporates a spacer. Looking at pictures of the junction on fcp shows there is definitely a sleeve missing. I've ordered a replacement.

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Post by bmdubya1198 » Fri Dec 07, 2018 8:09 am

Yep, that's broken. Same thing happened to my cousin's S70. You're either going to have to connect those hard lines to the heater core hard lines with some good coolant hose or you'll have to replace that junction box in its entirety.
There's a really good writeup on here about doing the alternate method. viewtopic.php?f=1&t=68158
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Post by brunocerous » Fri Dec 07, 2018 1:24 pm

Today, I installed the new starter in the new-to-me '99 V70 XC but don't seem to be getting power at the green wire. Relays are getting power all right, but I think I may have broken the green wire at some point while getting the old one out.

I got no click upon cranking but hear a "sproing" when turning the key off, and it seems to be coming from the area around the passenger side door.
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Post by bmdubya1198 » Fri Dec 07, 2018 1:33 pm

brunocerous wrote:
Fri Dec 07, 2018 1:24 pm
Today, I installed the new starter in the new-to-me '99 V70 XC but don't seem to be getting power at the green wire. Relays are getting power all right, but I think I may have broken the green wire at some point while getting the old one out.

I got no click upon cranking but hear a "sproing" when turning the key off, and it seems to be coming from the area around the passenger side door.
That's funny, I get the same springy noise in my R. I've never had that in any of the other 4 P80s I've dealt with.
It sounds like it's coming from the console. It's really weird.
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Post by bmdubya1198 » Fri Dec 07, 2018 1:37 pm

I also came across this gem at the junkyard today. Spot the problems...
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Post by brunocerous » Fri Dec 07, 2018 1:48 pm

That's hilarious! It's like those kids' activity books where you have to find what wrong with this picture.

I think the screw (and the "vent") in the PCV hose is my favorite. The wire-activated turbo waste gate (?) is a close second.

Was the upper mount "repaired" with a plunger?
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Post by bmdubya1198 » Fri Dec 07, 2018 4:33 pm

brunocerous wrote:
Fri Dec 07, 2018 1:48 pm
That's hilarious! It's like those kids' activity books where you have to find what wrong with this picture.

I think the screw (and the "vent") in the PCV hose is my favorite. The wire-activated turbo waste gate (?) is a close second.

Was the upper mount "repaired" with a plunger?
Hahaha, I didn't even see that! That could explain the film of oil over everything!
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Re: What did you do to your Volvo today? (now Sticky!!)

Post by wizechatmgr » Fri Dec 07, 2018 7:33 pm

bmdubya1198 wrote:
Fri Dec 07, 2018 1:33 pm
brunocerous wrote:
Fri Dec 07, 2018 1:24 pm
Today, I installed the new starter in the new-to-me '99 V70 XC but don't seem to be getting power at the green wire. Relays are getting power all right, but I think I may have broken the green wire at some point while getting the old one out.

I got no click upon cranking but hear a "sproing" when turning the key off, and it seems to be coming from the area around the passenger side door.
That's funny, I get the same springy noise in my R. I've never had that in any of the other 4 P80s I've dealt with.
It sounds like it's coming from the console. It's really weird.
Believe the sprong noise is the airbag temporary power module. Haven't pulled one apart but believe it is similar to an old flash where a capacitor charges up and then as you turn it off, it is setup to intentionally discharge in a controlled manner.
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