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

Post by bmdubya1198 » Tue Jun 18, 2019 4:06 pm

brunocerous wrote:
Tue Jun 18, 2019 3:48 pm

I'm glad I'm not the only one who bring home stray Volvos! :)
Oh no, I buy too many of these cars! Hahaha

It hasn't even been a week, but I already feel like I need another :mrgreen:


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2001 S60 2.4T Black/Black 230k
2007 XC90 V8 AWD Sport Titanium Grey/Black 155k
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Re: What did you do to your Volvo today? (now Sticky!!)

Post by bill d cat » Wed Jun 19, 2019 5:19 am

brunocerous wrote:
Tue Jun 18, 2019 3:48 pm

That looks great! Did you use any solvent to clean up the trim?
Thanks! After scraping I did some light sanding with sandpaper and a Dremel sanding drum where needed. Then I cleaned up the flakes and dust with a shopvac followed by a dusting with a rag with isopropyl alcohol to give the tape the best chance to stick.

I didn't dare do more. The plasticizers are mostly gone from the plastic after 21 years and I didn't want to make it even worse.

("Plan F" is to locate a V70 or XC70 with a roof rack in decent shape on its way to the crusher.)


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Post by ZionXIX » Thu Jun 20, 2019 6:50 pm

Over the past few days I have been working on making a 3d printed door trim piece. Specifically the piece that surrounds the inner door handle. I wanted to start with something simple to learn from it and hopefully start designing more of the complex parts. For now I am prototyping using PLA in black since I have it lying around. The final piece will be printed in a color that best matches the tan interior.

Today was my 4th iteration of the design and finally produced a piece that fits quite well.

Please excuse the duck taped panel. She survived a tornado so she gets a pass.
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Post by bmdubya1198 » Thu Jun 20, 2019 6:59 pm

Nicely done! 3D printing fascinates me... I love that we have the ability to reproduce these sorts of parts now. Maybe the material will be better and last longer than the old Volvo plastic!


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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Post by ZionXIX » Thu Jun 20, 2019 8:32 pm

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Thu Jun 20, 2019 6:59 pm
Nicely done! 3D printing fascinates me... I love that we have the ability to reproduce these sorts of parts now. Maybe the material will be better and last longer than the old Volvo plastic!
That is the goal! I'm thinking the final part should be made of ABS or PETG. I've only worked with ABS but both are supposed to have high heat tolerance which is a necessity here in Texas.



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

Post by WhatAmIDoing » Thu Jun 20, 2019 9:35 pm

ZionXIX wrote:
Thu Jun 20, 2019 8:32 pm
bmdubya1198 wrote:
Thu Jun 20, 2019 6:59 pm
Nicely done! 3D printing fascinates me... I love that we have the ability to reproduce these sorts of parts now. Maybe the material will be better and last longer than the old Volvo plastic!
That is the goal! I'm thinking the final part should be made of ABS or PETG. I've only worked with ABS but both are supposed to have high heat tolerance which is a necessity here in Texas.
It's not so much heat and cold tolerance that's the issue. The plastic needs to withstand extreme temperature changes. On top of that, the plastic HAS to be UV stable, which is expensive and hard to do.

Nice work on the trim piece. I really think 3D printing is the future for reproducing old car parts.


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Post by bmdubya1198 » Thu Jun 20, 2019 10:02 pm

WhatAmIDoing wrote:
Thu Jun 20, 2019 9:35 pm
I really think 3D printing is the future for reproducing old car parts.
Definitely. That’s one innovation for the automotive world I can really get behind. As for the other things that people say are the future of the industry... like electric cars... not so much.


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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 » Thu Jun 20, 2019 10:15 pm

Running into a new trend with the T5M. Occasionally, starter will not engage. Turn ken to POSII, all the lights come one, fuel pump primes, everything works, turn to start and click. Car will bump start via popping the clutch. Today, I was facing downhill into a parking stop. I kept turning the key and eventually I heard the starter click on a few times until it finally started working again as it should. Thoughts?


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

Post by ZionXIX » Thu Jun 20, 2019 10:35 pm

WhatAmIDoing wrote:
Thu Jun 20, 2019 9:35 pm
ZionXIX wrote:
Thu Jun 20, 2019 8:32 pm
bmdubya1198 wrote:
Thu Jun 20, 2019 6:59 pm
Nicely done! 3D printing fascinates me... I love that we have the ability to reproduce these sorts of parts now. Maybe the material will be better and last longer than the old Volvo plastic!
That is the goal! I'm thinking the final part should be made of ABS or PETG. I've only worked with ABS but both are supposed to have high heat tolerance which is a necessity here in Texas.
It's not so much heat and cold tolerance that's the issue. The plastic needs to withstand extreme temperature changes. On top of that, the plastic HAS to be UV stable, which is expensive and hard to do.

Nice work on the trim piece. I really think 3D printing is the future for reproducing old car parts.
In my research I came across ASA filament which is like ABS but much more UV resistant and intended for outdoor use. It's a bit more expensive but not much. It's like $10 more per roll than ABS. The real challenge is finding good colors.



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

Post by abscate » Fri Jun 21, 2019 9:47 am

WhatAmIDoing wrote:
Thu Jun 20, 2019 10:15 pm
Running into a new trend with the T5M. Occasionally, starter will not engage. Turn ken to POSII, all the lights come one, fuel pump primes, everything works, turn to start and click. Car will bump start via popping the clutch. Today, I was facing downhill into a parking stop. I kept turning the key and eventually I heard the starter click on a few times until it finally started working again as it should. Thoughts?
Worthy of its own thread but try the bypass wire to isolate the problem to the starter or the switch/wiring.

'remote starter connection' should be a good search string

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