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Re: What did you do to your Volvo today?

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Rolled my E83 down to NYC to pick up my P2 on loan, so I can fix it and then finish my T5

I was the only top deck guy on the ferry

Got an unofficial tour of the engine room
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Post by bmdubya1198 »

The weather looks lovely :lol:
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Post by volvolugnut »

The genset on the ferry looks to be powered by 8V71 Detroit Diesel 2 stroke engine. Roots type blower on top of engine. About 300 HP continuous rating. About 1980's or 1990's vintage.

Any other below deck photos?
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Post by CIK7 »

abscate wrote: Mon May 10, 2021 4:35 am Rolled my E83 down to NYC to pick up my P2 on loan, so I can fix it and then finish my T5

I was the only top deck guy on the ferry

Got an unofficial tour of the engine room
Not being weird or anything, just saying you have a wonderful smile. And no matter the age or gender, dimples are cute. BTW Im not gay. Just sayin'.
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More minor work done:
dashboard removed for the third or fourth time to finally get the cluster bulbs resolved once and for all; 4x 194PC bulb replaced with LED (super bright)
Completed the fabrication of rear deck and installed Bose sub
Completed wiring for the additional dual USB QC3.0 socket; I now have 6 USB 3.1 Gen1 in my car
Washed my car
Recorded a video of my car; going to rerecord because it is to long
2003 Accord V6 silver, 197K, 6 speed
1998 S GT white, 175K, manual, The Cloud, sold
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1998 XC white, junk, crushed
2001 V70 Ba white, 168k, traded for Storm
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CIK7 wrote: Mon May 10, 2021 7:56 pm
abscate wrote: Mon May 10, 2021 4:35 am Rolled my E83 down to NYC to pick up my P2 on loan, so I can fix it and then finish my T5

I was the only top deck guy on the ferry

Got an unofficial tour of the engine room
Not being weird or anything, just saying you have a wonderful smile. And no matter the age or gender, dimples are cute. BTW Im not gay. Just sayin'.
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The spotting of the rare four stack Long Island ferry this morning , with my P2 safely in the belly of the MV Park City
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Installed my new control arms this evening. Also I made my 3rd attempt to record a feature and walkthrough video on my GT. Not successful. Will try again tomorrow.
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1998 S GT white, 175K, manual, The Cloud, sold
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The wife wanted to take the xc90 on a 2 day trip with some family. While cleaning the vehicle out I decided to change the oil to. Everyone likes a fresh oil change before a road trip. Anyway i went to work and she messaged me saying she couldn't find the keys. I told her I know exactly where they are... in my pocket.......
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Post by bmdubya1198 »

ZionXIX wrote: Tue May 11, 2021 9:29 pm The wife wanted to take the xc90 on a 2 day trip with some family. While cleaning the vehicle out I decided to change the oil to. Everyone likes a fresh oil change before a road trip. Anyway i went to work and she messaged me saying she couldn't find the keys. I told her I know exactly where they are... in my pocket.......
I've done that a few times... I'll have to move a car, then I'll leave and not realize I still have the other keys with me. Fortunately it's usually for one of my cars that nobody would be driving otherwise, but I've left with my mom's key for the XC90 once or twice.
00 V70R Venetian Red/Charcoal M56 Swapped 203k
05 S60R Sapphire Black/Nordkap M66 203k
03 S60 2.4T Silver/Black 122k
07 XC90 V8 AWD Sport Titanium Grey/Black 183k
92 245 White/Beige 249k
00 S70 GLT Mystic Silver/Taupe 254k
99 BMW 528i
84 BMW 318i
01 Mountaineer 5.0- to tow all these cars
Sold-
98 V70 GLT
91 944 Turbo
93 944
98 S90
95 850 GLT
01 S60 2.4T
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