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1997 Volvo 850 NA - look what followed me home!

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: 1997 Volvo 850 NA - look what followed me home!

Post by scot850 » Fri Aug 19, 2016 5:55 pm

Time for a quick update.

Car is now officially legal and running!!

A/C had the Schraeder valve replaced (as per Eric's advice) with the OE part. Joke of it was the complex valve cost slightly less than a new 'O'' ring seal!! About $12 each.

My local repair shop called to tell me a slot had opened up on Thursday am if I could get the car there early. This was Wednesday morning, car had no rear brakes, and a bunch of other small jobs to get it ready. Spent a very long day on it and got it there for 7.30am. By lunch time it was ready with cold (37F) A/C. The repair garage owner is a friend and refused to take any payment for it. They are a marvelous bunch of guys there! I'll drop off a large case of beer next week for them. So far A/C is running well.

Took the car to the Volvo dealer today for a check over and alignment. They re-torqued the inner control arm bolts and axle nuts, checked the brake line for possible leaks, and then did an engine bay shampoo FOC. Again marvellous service and kindness from the parts and service staff! Letter to Volvo will be sent!

Car is running really nicely so far, no creaks or groans and the engine is pretty peppy for a non-turbo.

Pictures to follow!

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Re: 1997 Volvo 850 NA - look what followed me home!

Post by E Showell » Sat Aug 20, 2016 7:43 am

Hope you figure out how to keep it in the family in California. Or rather, hope your brother does. . .
'98 V70 NA FWD 5 spd, silver sand metallic (sold)
'99 V70 NA FWD Auto, dark blue (actively for sale)
'99 S70 NA FWD Auto, black (sold and resurrected -- Don't cry for me Argentina . . . )
'07 S80 3.2 FWD Auto, Barents Blue Metallic
'06 V70 R AWD Auto, Sonic Blue Metallic
'04 XC70 Ruby Red Metallic

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