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What did you do to your Volvo today?

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Re: What did you do to your Volvo today?

Post by smacknab » Sun Mar 29, 2020 3:40 pm

Replaced my parking brake pads and most of the hardware, but found out my issue was one of the cables had a cut in the sheath under the body and was seized up a bit. Used some pb blaster and worked it back and forth enough to get it working again. Nice to have the brakes holding on both wheels.
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Post by kklepack » Sun Mar 29, 2020 9:41 pm

Replaced parking brake cables (one was cut and the other was seized) new shoes, springs and painted brake dust shields.

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Re: What did you do to your Volvo today?

Post by smacknab » Mon Mar 30, 2020 4:54 am

kklepack wrote:
Sun Mar 29, 2020 9:41 pm
Replaced parking brake cables (one was cut and the other was seized) new shoes, springs and painted brake dust shields.
Can I ask how old your car is and if you live in an area with salted roads? My brake dust shields are almost non existent
99 s70 NA m56 - >213k miles

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Re: What did you do to your Volvo today? 3516683 3516684

Post by abscate » Mon Mar 30, 2020 6:52 am

smacknab wrote:
Mon Mar 30, 2020 4:54 am
kklepack wrote:
Sun Mar 29, 2020 9:41 pm
Replaced parking brake cables (one was cut and the other was seized) new shoes, springs and painted brake dust shields.
Can I ask how old your car is and if you live in an area with salted roads? My brake dust shields are almost non existent
Order able as new parts for about $70 per side, by the way. If my 1998s are good I can give you those.

3516883 3516884 part numbers for rear

Bit of a pig in the poke job, though, the wheel hubs have to come off to get plate on unless one gets 'creative'

On the front, there is a skinny bit you can cut and sneak them off/on without hub removal.
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Post by abscate » Mon Mar 30, 2020 7:24 am

Found adorable picture of Elizabeth the T5 when it was the sleeper kid hauler
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Here she is - punting down the Hudson - thats a British Seagull motor - complete with spinning flywheel of Death
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Thank you for your service , Elizabeth.....
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Re: What did you do to your Volvo today?

Post by kklepack » Mon Mar 30, 2020 8:00 am

smacknab wrote:
Mon Mar 30, 2020 4:54 am
kklepack wrote:
Sun Mar 29, 2020 9:41 pm
Replaced parking brake cables (one was cut and the other was seized) new shoes, springs and painted brake dust shields.
Can I ask how old your car is and if you live in an area with salted roads? My brake dust shields are almost non existent
1999 V70 R 212K , Car has been whole live in IL area. I Got his car 3 months ago so I'm not sure if they were replaced or not. But after looking at old brake shoes, I would say they are original.

I did spray paint them with out removing the shields. They came out ok. I should have take the photo but all is assembled now.

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Re: What did you do to your Volvo today?

Post by redc70 » Mon Mar 30, 2020 9:44 am

And I thought I was the only one here who used British Seagulls!

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Re: What did you do to your Volvo today?

Post by E Showell » Mon Mar 30, 2020 1:31 pm

Seagull, I thought those were Albatrosses. Or maybe millstones. They do double duty as anchors when they don't start. And they lay down a nice smokescreen of blue haze behind courtesy of the two stroke mixture.
'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 . . . )
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Re: What did you do to your Volvo today?

Post by abscate » Mon Mar 30, 2020 1:45 pm

Ive dunked my Nissan 4HP four times into salt water - once had to retrieve it in 10 feet by diving, attaching and winching it up.

It still runs great.
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Re: What did you do to your Volvo today?

Post by E Showell » Mon Mar 30, 2020 2:59 pm

My dad had a silver century seagull for a while back in the 70s. I don't remember that it started reliably.
'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
'95 855 auto (sold)
'86 245 manual (sold)

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