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What did you do to your Volvo today?

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1992 - 1997 850, 850 R, 850 T5-R, 850 T5, 850 GLT
1997 - 2000 S70, S70 AWD
1997 - 2000 V70, V70 AWD
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Also be careful with the engine braking if it's slippery since that doesn't have any ABS.
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Did the heater core junction box bypass today on the R. Just have to wrap some things up in the morning, but I've really happy with how it turned out!
I used 5/8" silicone heater hose and ordered some ABA hose clamps from eEuro (yes, there's a BIG difference between these and the cheap auto store hose clamps!). I reused the original 90 degree brass/copper elbows to allow for better fitment.
We'll see tomorrow for sure that everything fits! Seemed to clear the intake elbow when I test fit it.
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'00 V70R Venetian Red/Charcoal M56 Swapped 199k
'03 S60 2.4T Silver/Black 117k
'07 XC90 V8 AWD Sport Titanium Grey/Black 174k
'91 944 Turbo Dark Green/Beige 175k
'92 245 Base White/Beige 249k
'99 BMW 528i
'01 Mountaineer 5.0
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2000 S70 GLT Mystic Silver/Taupe 253k
1993 944 Base Beige/Beige 221k
1998 V70 GLT Black/Beige 199k
1998 S90- Silver/Gray 207k
1995 850 GLT Tropic Green... crushed
2001 S60 2.4T Black/Black 230k
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Making some progress in my fog lights blowing the fuse diagnosis. With just one side plugged in, the fuse would still blow. Now have been driving around with the fog lights on and neither side plugged in, and have yet to blow the fuse. Thinking it's time to make a closer examination of the fog light assemblies themselves.
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'99 S70 "AWD" - 220,000+mi - part out :cry:
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Finished up the heater hoses today. Everything fits beautifully!

I also installed do88 expansion tank hoses and cleaned out the expansion tank. Someone added some stop leak to the cooling system at some point... I guess the radiator was leaking before, and when I flushed it out it loosened up that nasty stuff.
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'00 V70R Venetian Red/Charcoal M56 Swapped 199k
'03 S60 2.4T Silver/Black 117k
'07 XC90 V8 AWD Sport Titanium Grey/Black 174k
'91 944 Turbo Dark Green/Beige 175k
'92 245 Base White/Beige 249k
'99 BMW 528i
'01 Mountaineer 5.0
Sold-
2000 S70 GLT Mystic Silver/Taupe 253k
1993 944 Base Beige/Beige 221k
1998 V70 GLT Black/Beige 199k
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
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Got underneath my '99 S70 using my new ramps from HF (with wheel chocks and jack stands of course), and discovered the source of my oil leak (well, one of them anyway!).

Looks like the turbo drain gaskets. My independent mechanic installed new ones about 2.5 yrs ago. I guess they didn't hold so good. I read in a thread that a similar thing happened to another guy. He put on new aftermarket gaskets....failed after about 2 years. I'm thinking I'll put on the gaskets that come in the IPD kit they sell.
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99TurboBrick wrote: Fri Jan 18, 2019 6:51 pm Got underneath my '99 S70 using my new ramps from HF (with wheel chocks and jack stands of course), and discovered the source of my oil leak (well, one of them anyway!).

Looks like the turbo drain gaskets. My independent mechanic installed new ones about 2.5 yrs ago. I guess they didn't hold so good. I read in a thread that a similar thing happened to another guy. He put on new aftermarket gaskets....failed after about 2 years. I'm thinking I'll put on the gaskets that come in the IPD kit they sell.
I can't tell if that's the lip on the hose or the o-ring I'm seeing on the bottom of the drain pipe, but if it's the o-ring, someone put it in there wrong. Which would explain the leak!
'00 V70R Venetian Red/Charcoal M56 Swapped 199k
'03 S60 2.4T Silver/Black 117k
'07 XC90 V8 AWD Sport Titanium Grey/Black 174k
'91 944 Turbo Dark Green/Beige 175k
'92 245 Base White/Beige 249k
'99 BMW 528i
'01 Mountaineer 5.0
Sold-
2000 S70 GLT Mystic Silver/Taupe 253k
1993 944 Base Beige/Beige 221k
1998 V70 GLT Black/Beige 199k
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
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Its been a few months since I last updated, but just had the bumper redone after hitting a raccoon wrecked it back in December. I now have over 9000km on the manual swap that I finished in June, and the car has been virtually trouble-free!

The black part of the bumper had looked like crap since I got the car, I didn't have time to fix it at the same time that I repaired the red portion, so it looked like this
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Then I hit a raccoon and re-broke it all :(
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All fixed!! Front end finally looks as it should! So happy with it now
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Got a lot done yesterday and today. Patched up the tattered leather on the driver's seat (topic to follow), fixed some broken trim pieces, replaced the ATF in the power steering (mine was brown-red), picked up more parts to finish some other projects, and think I tracked down the fault in my fog lights. All is now ready for my 400 mile road trip this week.
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'99 S70 "AWD" - 220,000+mi - part out :cry:
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You know it's cold when the little snowflake comes on!
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'00 V70R Venetian Red/Charcoal M56 Swapped 199k
'03 S60 2.4T Silver/Black 117k
'07 XC90 V8 AWD Sport Titanium Grey/Black 174k
'91 944 Turbo Dark Green/Beige 175k
'92 245 Base White/Beige 249k
'99 BMW 528i
'01 Mountaineer 5.0
Sold-
2000 S70 GLT Mystic Silver/Taupe 253k
1993 944 Base Beige/Beige 221k
1998 V70 GLT Black/Beige 199k
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
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It's really cold at -11 F

On a 6 year old battery, cranked three times, fired and settled into that roar I love...
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