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What did you do to your Volvo today?

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Post by donoscituate » Thu Jan 10, 2019 5:40 pm

All my windows stopped working, also the electric mirrors would not adjust, and finally the electric sunroof wouldn't work. This is a 99 V70, so I spent a bit of time looking on the forum, and with that info, went to the junk yard, and found another master window switch for $10, popped it in and magic, everything works again. Another thank you to the forum.



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Post by abscate » Thu Jan 10, 2019 5:48 pm

Nice, what junk yard did you hit? I need some 99 body parts...do you remember any colors?


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Post by abscate » Thu Jan 10, 2019 10:28 pm

abscate wrote:
Wed Jan 09, 2019 7:25 pm
abscate wrote:
Wed Jan 09, 2019 2:05 pm
abscate wrote:
Mon Jan 07, 2019 11:44 am
Got Evita the new V70 S70 into the garage and evaluated seized engine. Started a maintenance thread to record for now. If I make good progress, Ill create a 'how to recover a seized engine thread"
Sneaked out into the garage over lunch and the potion has dropped! I will try spinning the crank pulley tonight. Have to work in NYC tomorrow, if I am lucky I will take Friday and see if I have a runner!!!

Irish bookmaking odds are now up to 50-50 on Lady Evita Recovery

From my maintenance log (Optimist)
Evaluation of motor this weekend.

Got 30mm socket on crank pulley - I can feel crank turning and resistance in pistons. I removed starter and confirmed that the flywheel is moving slightly, but then I put Pooh sticks into all cylinders, 1-4 move but number 5 is stuck firm.

Gentle pressure on pistons confirms movement in 1-4, none in 5

Borescope in 5 unremarkable.

Ive got a feel I have stuck ring in the bore.

Added MMO/diesel/acetone in a proprietary mixture, known only to MVS, to Cylinder 5.

Planned strategy - give it a week soak, then see if I can break it free and retain compression.

A well working MM ETM body will be sacrificed to Odin, God of Volvo this week for compensation.
Quick update. Houston, we have rotation. Cylinder 5 has freed up. I hope to see if I have a runner by end of weekend. They make these engines tough.
Well in all this excitement I can't remember if I fired 5 or 6 cylinders...

Sneaked into the garage. Pulled plugs, hooked up battery, engine is spinning nicely, sounds good. Getting 150 psi on 5

Put new plugs in , will fire up in morning.


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Post by WhatAmIDoing » Thu Jan 10, 2019 10:53 pm

Sounds like you might have a winner abscate.

Busy day today. Oil change, new license plate lights, and cleaned up the mess from when the axle boot clamp fell off and added some more grease. Also spent some more time diagnosing the short in my fog lights.


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

Post by abscate » Fri Jan 11, 2019 4:00 am

Started at 0 dark 500. Cup of coffee. Have had battery on charger then trickle for a week.

First problem, key not releasing from ignition. Oh well, doesn't need to be addressed today. Robert has a fix I'm sure.

No crank condition. Applied voltage to remote crank position, no joy. No solenoid click, not significant current pull. Bad solenoid/ starter? Swapped in spare. Deep breath. Turned key.......


Vroom! We have a runner!!

Lots of valve ticking. Lady Evita promptly signals her displeasure at being awakened by dumping engine oil, looks like chocolate milk

Sad trombone....but I'm hopeful it's just sitting condensation. Coolant clear as new, spun off oil filter, cartridge type, has rusted out. Parts store open in an hour, will grab a new one and use up some of that used synthetic from Scots Used Lube in Calgary to flush..

Stay tuned...


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

Post by Rattnalle » Fri Jan 11, 2019 4:03 am

It really hurts to say this but I might actually agree that using used oil isn't a bad idea here to flush out the chocolate ;-)



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Post by E Showell » Fri Jan 11, 2019 4:22 am

This is a bit like mission control waiting for the latest reports from the moon.


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

Post by 850 LPT » Fri Jan 11, 2019 6:34 am

Rattnalle wrote:
Fri Jan 11, 2019 4:03 am
It really hurts to say this but I might actually agree that using used oil isn't a bad idea here to flush out the chocolate ;-)
Not sure about this. I reuse old oil all the time, but only as chain oil in my Jonsered :D


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99' S70, base, 5-speed manual, nautic blue/ tan, 213k miles
04' V70, auto, ash gold/ tan, 225k miles, daughters car
05' V70, 5-speed manual, loaded, mistral green/ tan, 146k miles
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Re: What did you do to your Volvo today? (now Sticky!!)

Post by bmdubya1198 » Fri Jan 11, 2019 8:03 am

E Showell wrote:
Fri Jan 11, 2019 4:22 am
This is a bit like mission control waiting for the latest reports from the moon.
Haha, right?


2000 V70R Venetian Red/Charcoal M56 Swapped 191k
2000 S70 GLT Mystic Silver/Taupe 2??k
2003 S60 2.4T Silver/Black 108k
2007 XC90 V8 AWD Sport Titanium Grey/Black 160k
1993 944 Base Beige/Beige 221k
1992 Miata Mariner Blue/Black 146k
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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? (now Sticky!!)

Post by abscate » Fri Jan 11, 2019 8:45 am

abscate wrote:
Fri Jan 11, 2019 4:00 am
Started at 0 dark 500. Cup of coffee. Have had battery on charger then trickle for a week.

First problem, key not releasing from ignition. Oh well, doesn't need to be addressed today. Robert has a fix I'm sure.

No crank condition. Applied voltage to remote crank position, no joy. No solenoid click, not significant current pull. Bad solenoid/ starter? Swapped in spare. Deep breath. Turned key.......


Vroom! We have a runner!!

Lots of valve ticking. Lady Evita promptly signals her displeasure at being awakened by dumping engine oil, looks like chocolate milk

Sad trombone....but I'm hopeful it's just sitting condensation. Coolant clear as new, spun off oil filter, cartridge type, has rusted out. Parts store open in an hour, will grab a new one and use up some of that used synthetic from Scots Used Lube in Calgary to flush..

Stay tuned...
New oil filter, drained old, flushed with used, New Mobil 1 SYN

Ran it around block, smooth as silk

No codes, AT shifts smoothly

"Gentlemen, its been an honour flying with you...."

Sidebar - has anyone ever Slo-Mod there timing belt for diagnostics? Ill figure out how to post movie.
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