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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.

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

Post by 850 LPT » Fri Jan 11, 2019 11:00 am

That looks like a really nice catch!


96' 850 sedan, base, auto, pewter/charcoal, 106k miles
99' S70, base, 5-speed manual, nautic blue/ tan, 209k miles
04' V70, auto, ash gold/ tan, 222k miles
05' V70, 5-speed manual, loaded, mistral green/ tan, 142k miles
79' Ford Capri S, Euro Spec 2.8 V6, T9 5-speed manual
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Re: What did you do to your Volvo today? (now Sticky!!)

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

It is -- don't ask me how I know. . .


'98 V70 NA FWD 5 spd, silver sand metallic (sold)
'99 V70 NA FWD Auto, dark blue (soon to be for sale)
'99 S70 NA FWD Auto, black (sold and resurrected)
'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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Re: What did you do to your Volvo today? (now Sticky!!)

Post by abscate » Fri Jan 11, 2019 11:26 am

I bet if I had just whaled on the starter or on the crank pulley with a wrench, I would have broken a ring and been in a for many pounds and pence.


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

Post by brunocerous » Fri Jan 11, 2019 9:15 pm

j-dawg wrote:
Wed Jan 09, 2019 10:27 am
brunocerous wrote:
Wed Jan 09, 2019 5:05 am
Congrats!

How long did it take?
About three days of work up to this point. Now that all the plastic clips are broken and most of the screws are lost, it'll probably go faster next time.
HAHAHA I thought that was my patented technique.
abscate wrote:
Wed Jan 09, 2019 5:38 am

Still got that third seat BRUNO...heated too.
Ooooh! Where is Evita's third row? I can't see it in the photo.


2000 V70, base, MT, 'The Silver Bullet'
1998 V70, base, AT, 'Blue Steel'
1998 V70 T5, AT, project
1999 V70 XC AWD, AT (RIP)
1998 S70 T5, AT (RIP)

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

Post by abscate » Fri Jan 11, 2019 9:21 pm

It's under the heated rear ejector hatch..

If a stone black S70 pulls in with gears grinding.....its Brother M.

If it's quiet and slushy, it's me


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

Post by jvl » Sat Jan 12, 2019 7:37 am

A friend helped me out with his welding skills!
We rebuilt a used angle gear today by plug welding a new sleeve onto it. Added a drain plug, too.
Cleaned it thorougly on the inside. Guestimated the amount of preload on bearing (any suggestions?)

Hope to change out the current angle gear for this rebuilt one soon to get rid of virbation and whining noise. The output flange on current gear has lots of play.
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1999 V70XC. Stock, except.... I like tinkering:
electronics
2nd battery (with isolator)
2200w pure sine wave inverter
LED Work lights in tailgate
LED traffic advisor
RC parking lights

audio
stock tweeters front and back
8" underseat powered sub

camping extras
'drawer system' in trunk
solar panel on roofrack



Feel free to PM for pics

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

Post by bmdubya1198 » Sat Jan 12, 2019 8:22 am

jvl wrote:
Sat Jan 12, 2019 7:37 am
A friend helped me out with his welding skills!
We rebuilt a used angle gear today by plug welding a new sleeve onto it. Added a drain plug, too.
Cleaned it thorougly on the inside. Guestimated the amount of preload on bearing (any suggestions?)

Hope to change out the current angle gear for this rebuilt one soon to get rid of virbation and whining noise. The output flange on current gear has lots of play.
Nicely done!
abscate wrote:
Fri Jan 11, 2019 11:26 am
I bet if I had just whaled on the starter or on the crank pulley with a wrench, I would have broken a ring and been in a for many pounds and pence.
Yeah..... that method is a "sometimes" application.


1998 V70 GLT Black/Beige 193k
2000 V70R Venetian Red/Charcoal M56 Swapped 188k
2001 S60 2.4T Black/Black 230k
2007 XC90 V8 AWD Sport Titanium Grey/Black 155k
1998 S90- Silver/Gray 207k
1995 850 collection of parts... crushed... still have parts, PM if interested!
1988 744 Turbo M46 Beige Metallic/Beige 188k- Still kicking myself for getting rid of this one

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

Post by bmdubya1198 » Sat Jan 12, 2019 8:36 am

Not a Volvo, but my cousins and I pulled the engine/trans from my old Miata (now my cousin's car) and dropped them into my new Miata (the silver one, formerly my cousin's car) in about 7 hours total over the past 2 days. Running and driving in about 4 hours from starting on the silver car! It's almost like we've done this once or twice... :mrgreen:
Pics are in reverse order, but you get the idea.

You can see the two holes in the oil pan on the engine that came out of the silver car. The seller claimed he didn't see any oil coming out. Riiiight....
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1998 V70 GLT Black/Beige 193k
2000 V70R Venetian Red/Charcoal M56 Swapped 188k
2001 S60 2.4T Black/Black 230k
2007 XC90 V8 AWD Sport Titanium Grey/Black 155k
1998 S90- Silver/Gray 207k
1995 850 collection of parts... crushed... still have parts, PM if interested!
1988 744 Turbo M46 Beige Metallic/Beige 188k- Still kicking myself for getting rid of this one

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

Post by WhatAmIDoing » Sat Jan 12, 2019 11:21 am

Nice save abscate! I have actually used slow-mo on the belts before, but you need a decent camera and you have to hold it pretty still if you don't have hardware image stabilization, or else it comes out pretty bad.

My go to engine flush when i worked on old tractors was a proprietary mix of diesel fuel and kerosene, though that was back when those were cheap. Now I would probably just use the cheapest oil at wally world / local farm supply store.


'98 S70 T5M - 270,000+mi - forever a project
'99 S70 "AWD" - 218,000+mi - project
Knows enough to be dangerous :wink:

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

Post by E Showell » Sat Jan 12, 2019 2:22 pm

Sold it. Mark drove down from Vermont and picked up Dirk on the way. They left with the car and a stash of parts. Nice to meet two fellow Volvo enthusiasts. I'll miss that car, but a bum left knee kept telling me it was time to let it go. A long daily commute with a clutch was taking its toll.

We bought the car (a '98 V70 base, with stick) in September 2004 with 73,236 on the clock and sold it at 349,920. Had the car just over 14 years. Tried to look after it and replaced the engine after a burned exhaust valve at 229,500. I think it could easily run to 500k + if Mark can keep it away from the deer.


'98 V70 NA FWD 5 spd, silver sand metallic (sold)
'99 V70 NA FWD Auto, dark blue (soon to be for sale)
'99 S70 NA FWD Auto, black (sold and resurrected)
'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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