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

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.

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

Post by bmdubya1198 » Sun May 12, 2019 7:51 pm

Installed the jewels today after soldering in new pig tails for the bulbs yesterday (some idiot cut them before I got to the lights). Looks much better now!
Yesterday I also installed a used ETM with a 2006 date code, so it’s not as old as what I was running. Hopefully this will last me a while until I pull the trigger on a Xemodex. Then tomorrow I’m going to try to finally find this boost leak. It’s loud as hell while driving, I can’t believe I still haven’t been able to find it yet.
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Re: What did you do to your Volvo today? (now Sticky!!)

Post by abscate » Tue May 14, 2019 7:05 am

Put these crappy hose clamps on my list to get rid of at next coolant change.

These are cheap, but look how they cut those beautiful OEM hoses

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Post by bmdubya1198 » Tue May 14, 2019 8:20 am

Just order a ton of ABA clamps from eEuroparts. WAY better than those cheapo clamps. Plus they don't strip out and start skipping.


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Post by abscate » Tue May 14, 2019 9:02 am

Ive recently found PEX clamps for plumbing are perfect 19mm Oetinger clamps - at about 15 cents a pop in contractor pack. With four house projects underway, I can always find them lying around, too.

If you put three on each hose, and tighten the outer ones, you don't have to either hunt for, nor remove the hose, to install a spare; the culmination of advance planning, personified.

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Post by TheOtherside » Tue May 14, 2019 1:18 pm

New plugs and cabin filter!
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Post by bmdubya1198 » Tue May 14, 2019 7:31 pm

Wow... 0.041" is a lot! Definitely time for new plugs!


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Post by TheOtherside » Tue May 14, 2019 8:20 pm

bmdubya1198 wrote:
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Wow... 0.041" is a lot! Definitely time for new plugs!
Yeah... lol. I was going to change them eventually, but someone here pointed out the gap. Changed them the next day. Lol


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Post by abscate » Wed May 15, 2019 1:33 pm

Solved the bad smelling brakes after full braking application....by replacing the smoked rotors and pads.

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Post by Chuck W » Wed May 15, 2019 7:39 pm

(Mostly) finished up the XC front end swap on my '97 T5.
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Have a few small things to address, but it's all in place and the car is mobile again.



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

Post by 850 LPT » Fri May 17, 2019 6:30 am

bmdubya1198 wrote:
Sun May 12, 2019 7:51 pm
Installed the jewels today after soldering in new pig tails for the bulbs yesterday (some idiot cut them before I got to the lights). Looks much better now!
Yesterday I also installed a used ETM with a 2006 date code, so it’s not as old as what I was running. Hopefully this will last me a while until I pull the trigger on a Xemodex. Then tomorrow I’m going to try to finally find this boost leak. It’s loud as hell while driving, I can’t believe I still haven’t been able to find it yet.
That's an awesome looking R.
I didn't know there was a date code on the ETM. My 99' has a yellow label one, I have to check the date on that.


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