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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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Post by matthew1 » Sun Jun 30, 2019 6:09 pm

Fixed the resistor pic at the cost of being able to click on it to get a larger version. Sorry about that.


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Post by bmdubya1198 » Sun Jun 30, 2019 6:15 pm

Wow, that's nasty! They really should have installed cabin filters on all of these.


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Post by amblerman » Sun Jun 30, 2019 8:24 pm

The antenna on my 99 s70 was no longer retracting so I decided to swap it for a fully functioning antenna from a 98.

And I discovered yet another difference between 98s and the 99-00 models.

The antennas are the same, but the drainage tube at the bottom of the antenna, the antenna mounting bracket and even the top nut/mount are different between the two years/generation of cars.

Thankfully, I could swap them all over from my broken 99 antenna to the 98 but I was surprised at how many changes there were on just the antenna.



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

Post by ZionXIX » Sun Jun 30, 2019 9:16 pm

matthew1 wrote:
Sun Jun 30, 2019 6:09 pm
Fixed the resistor pic at the cost of being able to click on it to get a larger version. Sorry about that.
That's ok. What is your process for fixing it? I tried using a photoeditor to rotate and save the picture. From now on my camera button needs to be on the right for landscape to be in the correct orientation.



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Post by matthew1 » Sun Jun 30, 2019 11:09 pm

You have to strip the EXIF data that rides along inside the file. I Export in Photoshop to achieve this. There are probably a few dozen ways (apps) to do it.


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Post by Rattnalle » Sun Jun 30, 2019 11:25 pm

Using a "dumb" editor like MS Paint usually works for me.



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Post by abscate » Mon Jul 01, 2019 4:54 am

ZionXIX wrote:
Sun Jun 30, 2019 11:43 am
Good Sunday all,

Since were on the subject of AC systems. I'm in the middle of replacing my blower motor and resistor. While doing that I decided to shop vac around the evaporator a bit. This is actually the first time I have ever physically looked at the evap and I this vehicle has gone 23 years without a cabin filter. Why didn't volvo make this standard? A shop vac is only able to do so much. The crud I'm pulling off is well adhered to the evap fins. I'm impressed any air was getting through. Pics below to completely disgust your Sunday out.
Are you still getting AC with the corner of that evap munched by AC sharks? Incredible.


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Post by ZionXIX » Mon Jul 01, 2019 6:32 am

abscate wrote:
Mon Jul 01, 2019 4:54 am
ZionXIX wrote:
Sun Jun 30, 2019 11:43 am
Good Sunday all,
Are you still getting AC with the corner of that evap munched by AC sharks? Incredible.
Still ice cold. I'm impressed to say the least.



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Post by matthew1 » Mon Jul 01, 2019 12:52 pm

Ice cold? Yep, incredible.


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

Post by abscate » Mon Jul 01, 2019 3:27 pm

Ah, looking closer what I thought was a gnawed evaporator is in fact a bar code sticker.

It is still impressively gunked up.


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