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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
1997 - 2000 V70-XC
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Re: What did you do to your Volvo today? (now Sticky!!)

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Dropped ladies at airport at 0500, whipped home to do broken spring on S70

Got parts off, opened trunk, no springs

Almost stroked out over next hour looking for them tearing through mess of garage

Gave up and ordered new ones from FCP
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Sent the 850 off to the crusher yesterday. Finally one more driveway space!
Still have tons of parts if anyone needs anything!
'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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bmdubya1198 wrote: Tue May 21, 2019 7:42 am Sent the 850 off to the crusher yesterday. Finally one more driveway space!
Still have tons of parts if anyone needs anything!
Do you have a low pressure AC switch

:twisted: :twisted: :twisted:

Found my springs 15 minutes after ordering new ones.

:lol: :lol: :lol:
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abscate wrote: Tue May 21, 2019 8:07 am
Do you have a low pressure AC switch

:twisted: :twisted: :twisted:

Found my springs 15 minutes after ordering new ones.

:lol: :lol: :lol:
Yeaaaahhh.... 'cept that one. Don't have one of those. :lol:

Isn't that always how it goes?
'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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Post by WhatAmIDoing »

My 2 Volvos are getting a much needed bath and wax today. Both are suppose to be black, but one looks more like brown and the other yellow.
'98 S70 T5M - 282,000+mi - forever a project
'99 S70 "AWD" - 220,000+mi - part out :cry:
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Drove the T5 toBOS and back for biz, Volvo spotted on the way

Nice black or dark blue P2 R with a 6 speed in MGH Parking garage

Drove I-90 in a big Volvo pack of an 850, a black S70 ( yeah!), a new V60Xc T6, and a P2 R
What’s that buzzing up ahead?
What’s that buzzing up ahead?
Drop into 4th and boost
Drop into 4th and boost
Going....
Going....
Going...
Going...
GoneR
GoneR
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Yeah, that's definitely a V70R. He probably lost boost and had a weird noise come up.
'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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Re: What did you do to your Volvo today? (now Sticky!!)

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abscate wrote: Fri May 24, 2019 3:49 am Drove the T5 toBOS and back for biz, Volvo spotted on the way

Nice black or dark blue P2 R with a 6 speed in MGH Parking garage

Drove I-90 in a big Volvo pack of an 850, a black S70 ( yeah!), a new V60Xc T6, and a P2 R

Guess who was in back?
What's up with your dash? Black silicone between dash and windshield or what? Does it stop squeaking?
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raivis_rsn wrote: Fri May 24, 2019 12:27 pm What's up with your dash? Black silicone between dash and windshield or what? Does it stop squeaking?
Butyl tape I believe. That's the lazy way to stop squeaks. :mrgreen:
'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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Re: What did you do to your Volvo today? (now Sticky!!)

Post by theWIFES_S70 »

Got on the highway and smelled some burning... could it be? Only drove a few miles. When I pulled off and stopped at a red, saw the smoking wheel... Sheesh. Look at how worn it looks!
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Will hopefully be able to refresh all my calipers this weekend.
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