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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 Goupil » Fri Jun 21, 2019 3:21 pm

That 3d printed part looks good :wink:

I got a good deal on some discs and pads for the V70, still need a few things including the infamous 302mm bracket
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Also tapped my spoiler back, it's not flopping away anymore :mrgreen:


1998 Volvo V70 2.5T manual 193hp - 312 000 km

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Post by bmdubya1198 » Sat Jun 22, 2019 7:44 pm

Did some stuff on the S60 :mrgreen:

16t is installed and it runs pretty well! I need to figure out why it won't move now, I have a feeling the passenger side axle isn't seated. The PO told me the transmission just randomly stopped working, and that was that. He towed it home and parked it, then it sat until I bought it.

The car rolls in park and makes a little grind when I put the shifter back in park. Doesn't move in any gear. Interestingly enough, the passenger outer CV boot is torn and the axle seal is leaking. I'll investigate further tomorrow.
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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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Post by E Showell » Sun Jun 23, 2019 4:42 pm

Yesterday -- Brother and I completed delta link replacement (finished both sides as opposed to only one) and replaced rear brake pads on the '99 V70. Pads were shot. Delta link went really well since we made all our mistakes (or should I say maximized our learning opportunities?) a few weeks ago on the passenger side.


'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 » Sun Jun 23, 2019 6:35 pm

Used my T5 as An anchor to drop a dead 35 foot pine between mine and neighbors houses,

Worked well.


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Post by Chuck W » Sun Jun 23, 2019 7:35 pm

Installed a new SS Maximizer exhaust on the wife's '97 855GLT, along with a used Viva rear chassis brace we had re-coated.

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Post by bmdubya1198 » Sun Jun 23, 2019 7:41 pm

Got the S60 driving. PO was obviously a pro mechanic, because the transmission that magically failed is fine! Turned out the passenger side axle was broken, which would explain the grinding it made when I put the shifter in park as well as the fact that the car would roll in park.
Took it up and down the street and it rides surprisingly well considering the control arms, struts, tie rods, etc. are totally shot.

I'll have to post pics of the old axle shortly. It totally separated right near where it goes into the transmission. Plus the inner CV joint fell right apart when I went to pull it out, so that didn't help.


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 cmblackburn » Mon Jun 24, 2019 10:28 pm

Well, I got the thing running again...with 5 forward gears instead of 4, and I get to choose them! :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
Now slowly relearning to drive stick. Just waiting on my T5M ecu to arrive and she will be 100%
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1998 S70 T5, 267k "The Blue Turd" Dead again, manual swapping
2004 S40 2.4i, 164k "Cosmo"
2001 Ford Escape XLT, 198k "The Magic School Bus"

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

Post by 850 LPT » Tue Jun 25, 2019 5:46 am

cmblackburn wrote:
Mon Jun 24, 2019 10:28 pm
Well, I got the thing running again...with 5 forward gears instead of 4, and I get to choose them! :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
Now slowly relearning to drive stick. Just waiting on my T5M ecu to arrive and she will be 100%

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wow, what a beautiful car! And congrats on your conversion, great job!

Dirk


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
58' Porsche Diesel Junior
13' Honda Odyssey :oops:

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

Post by dalel » Tue Jun 25, 2019 10:56 am

Boy do I feel like an idiot. Had grumbles and occasional clunk coming from, what I was sure, the left front of my 98 V70. Absolutely not allowed to work on cars at the apartment and I had no record of ball joints (or control arms) ever being replaced so I took it to the local independent. While waiting for them to come out and get my car, for no reason I can explain, I went around the car touching wheels. Left rear was H O T! This changes everything. Turns out that the ball joints were fine but the ceramic had fallen off the parking brake. Still odd that from inside the car I was sure the noise was coming from the front. (You would think, at the very least, I'd have gotten a P0455 idiot light.)



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Post by ZionXIX » Thu Jun 27, 2019 10:51 am

Had a productive session working on the instrument cluster. Correct my mileage and replaced the tiny broken gear. I'm alalsalalso worried I may have damaged some other gear during the repair. Only time will tell.

While I was in there I decided to change out the 4 main bulbs and the 2 smaller bulbs for the info display.

Which dash lights in the VDO cluster are supposed to have bulbs? When pulling the cluster I noticed 4 slots have no bulbs. One is labelled TRACS, which I don't have so not worried. Another is the "LOW OIL LEVEL". There is one blank and the last one is a symbol I have never seen before.
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