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What did you do to your Volvo today?

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What did you do to your Volvo today?

Post by ZionXIX » Mon Nov 07, 2016 5:59 am

I've mostly been a lurker on this forum for many years and have never seen a thread of this type so I decided to start one. Hopefully it can perpetuate itself. I always love reading about what every one is up to. Whether its an oil change or an engine swap, post it here.

So what is everyone up to? :D

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Post by bmdubya1198 » Mon Nov 07, 2016 7:06 am

I was thinking the same thing not long ago. Let's get this going!

Yesterday I clayed a bunch of overspray off from painting the driver's door and waxed my V70.


2000 V70R Venetian Red/Charcoal M56 Swapped 190k
2003 S60 2.4T Silver/Black 107k
2000 S70 GLT Silver/Taupe 2??k
2007 XC90 V8 AWD Sport Titanium Grey/Black 158k
1993 944 Base Beige/Beige 221k
1992 Miata Mariner Blue/Black 146k
Sold-
1998 V70 GLT Black/Beige 193k
1998 S90- Silver/Gray 207k
1995 850 GLT Tropic Green... crushed
2001 S60 2.4T Black/Black 230k
1988 744 Turbo M46 Beige Metallic/Beige 188k- Never should have sold it


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Re: What did you do to your Volvo today?

Post by ZionXIX » Mon Nov 07, 2016 7:12 am

bmdubya1198 wrote:I was thinking the same thing not long ago. Let's get this going!

Yesterday I clayed a bunch of overspray off from painting the driver's door and waxed my V70.
Do you get good results with the clay bar? I have never used it to be honest.



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Post by bmdubya1198 » Mon Nov 07, 2016 9:00 am

ZionXIX wrote:
bmdubya1198 wrote:I was thinking the same thing not long ago. Let's get this going!

Yesterday I clayed a bunch of overspray off from painting the driver's door and waxed my V70.
Do you get good results with the clay bar? I have never used it to be honest.
The clay bar is a great tool, but just make sure you buy a good one. I made the mistake of buying that Chinese knock-off 3M stuff on Amazon... never again! Buy a reputable brand like Mother's, Meguiar's, or Griot's. I have some thick overspray, so I'm probably going to need to go over it again, but on the lighter parts it worked great. Definitely something to try out. You'll never believe how rough your paint is until after you clay it!


2000 V70R Venetian Red/Charcoal M56 Swapped 190k
2003 S60 2.4T Silver/Black 107k
2000 S70 GLT Silver/Taupe 2??k
2007 XC90 V8 AWD Sport Titanium Grey/Black 158k
1993 944 Base Beige/Beige 221k
1992 Miata Mariner Blue/Black 146k
Sold-
1998 V70 GLT Black/Beige 193k
1998 S90- Silver/Gray 207k
1995 850 GLT Tropic Green... crushed
2001 S60 2.4T Black/Black 230k
1988 744 Turbo M46 Beige Metallic/Beige 188k- Never should have sold it


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Re: What did you do to your Volvo today?

Post by abscate » Mon Nov 07, 2016 10:11 am

Changed my oil on a beautiful 55F fall day, new Mahle filter, Mobil 1.

Got on my knees and thanked my 1999T5 for still running me around reliably at 180k miles with two last kids in college. Two more years


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Post by ZionXIX » Mon Nov 07, 2016 10:14 am

abscate wrote:Changed my oil on a beautiful 55F fall day, new Mahle filter, Mobil 1.

Got on my knees and thanked my 1999T5 for still running me around reliably at 180k miles with two last kids in college. Two more years

I bet she will give you another 100k if you keep treating her right.



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Post by clarkS70glt » Mon Nov 07, 2016 10:26 am

I removed the oil cooler lines with the intention of rebuilding, but after inspecting the tubing that the hoses are attached to, ended up being too rusty from upstate New York winters to rebuild, also 18 years old with 190k miles. Ordered new OEM lines, which is what I was trying to avoid. None available to score at my local pick-n-pull, they probably would have been rusty also.



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Post by ZionXIX » Mon Nov 07, 2016 11:20 am

clarkS70glt wrote:I removed the oil cooler lines with the intention of rebuilding, but after inspecting the tubing that the hoses are attached to, ended up being too rusty from upstate New York winters to rebuild, also 18 years old with 190k miles. Ordered new OEM lines, which is what I was trying to avoid. None available to score at my local pick-n-pull, they probably would have been rusty also.
You could buy some rebuilt lines from this guy.......
http://volvospeed.com/vs_forum/topic/11 ... ler-lines/



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Re: What did you do to your Volvo today?

Post by bmdubya1198 » Mon Nov 07, 2016 1:24 pm

ZionXIX wrote:
clarkS70glt wrote:I removed the oil cooler lines with the intention of rebuilding, but after inspecting the tubing that the hoses are attached to, ended up being too rusty from upstate New York winters to rebuild, also 18 years old with 190k miles. Ordered new OEM lines, which is what I was trying to avoid. None available to score at my local pick-n-pull, they probably would have been rusty also.
You could buy some rebuilt lines from this guy.......
http://volvospeed.com/vs_forum/topic/11 ... ler-lines/
Do you know if he still sells those lines? I might need to order the basic set. I rebuilt mine with what I thought was transmission cooler hose, but turned out to be heater hose. They are sweating oil and I'd really like to replace the hose with something that will hold up much better.


2000 V70R Venetian Red/Charcoal M56 Swapped 190k
2003 S60 2.4T Silver/Black 107k
2000 S70 GLT Silver/Taupe 2??k
2007 XC90 V8 AWD Sport Titanium Grey/Black 158k
1993 944 Base Beige/Beige 221k
1992 Miata Mariner Blue/Black 146k
Sold-
1998 V70 GLT Black/Beige 193k
1998 S90- Silver/Gray 207k
1995 850 GLT Tropic Green... crushed
2001 S60 2.4T Black/Black 230k
1988 744 Turbo M46 Beige Metallic/Beige 188k- Never should have sold it


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Re: What did you do to your Volvo today?

Post by scot850 » Mon Nov 07, 2016 1:57 pm

I did NOTHING on the 2000 'R' this weekend other than return one of the summer rims, again, to the clowns at the tire shop that fitted the summer tires. 1 leaked at the rim bead off the bat, and 3 lost some balance weights, 2 before they were fitted (found them under the last tire in the stack when swapping them over, and another fell off before leaving the garage!!

When they 'repaired' the leak, the idiot that balanced it used a screwdriver or other sharp metal object to remove the balance weights on the rear of the recently re-finished rims. Scratched the crap out of them. Took it back and now they are trying to figure out how to fix this. The rims were powder coated using a 2 step process the refinishers have now dropped where they were done. Bugger!

Next back to look for the groaning gremlins in the front end of the car......Joy!!

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2000 V70 R - still being an endless PITA
2006 XC70
2003 Toyota 4Runner V8 Limited
2015 Kia Sportage EX-L
1993 850 GLT -Sold
1998 V70 XC - Sold
1997 Volvo 850 SE NA - Went to niece in California - Sold
2000 V70 SE NA - New project and test bed - Sold

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