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Need help diagnosing oil leak [1997 Volvo 850 GLT]

Help, Advice and DIY Tutorials on Volvo's extremely popular car line -- Volvo's 1990s "bread and butter" cars -- powered by the ubiquitous and durable Volvo inline 5-cylinder engine.

1992 - 1997 850, 850 R, 850 T5-R, 850 T5, 850 GLT
1997 - 2000 S70, S70 AWD
1997 - 2000 V70, V70 AWD
1997 - 2000 V70-XC
1997 - 2004 C70

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Re: Need help diagnosing oil leak [1997 Volvo 850 GLT]

Post by jreed » Sun Jun 05, 2016 5:49 am

Glad to hear that Dave B at Ithaca Foreign Car Service is still in business. I haven't been there in more than 10 years... the last time I visited back in 2004 I bought my '97 855 GLT from him. It had about 64K miles. It has been a great car... now up to 186K miles and still running great.
1997 855 GLT (Light Pressure Turbo) still going strong. Previous: 1986 240 GL rusted out in '06, 1985 Saab 900T rusted out in '95, 1975 Saab 99 rusted out in '95, 1973 Saab 99 rusted out in '94

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Re: Need help diagnosing oil leak [1997 Volvo 850 GLT]

Post by abscate » Sun Jun 05, 2016 6:01 am

They moved into a new building in 2007, now serving Ithaca area for 38 years!

I once was in a Ithaca traffic jam of 6 consecutive Volvo wagons, talk about market segmentation.
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Re: Need help diagnosing oil leak [1997 Volvo 850 GLT]

Post by 1997volvo850 » Sun Jun 05, 2016 6:28 am

This past weekend Ithaca had their very unique Volvo parade that's traditionally part of the Ithaca Festival parade. Unfortunately I missed it. There are plenty of youtube videos.

http://www.gannett-cdn.com/-mm-/796728c ... de-133.JPG

Ithaca is the only place where I keep saying "there an 850"...and "there's another one"...I've been on drives through Ithaca at times when I passed or been with multiple 850s. Being at an intersection and seeing two or three 850s is like freaky.

Now I know where all the 850s went.

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