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What did you do to your Volvo today?

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
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Cookeh wrote: Mon Jul 15, 2019 6:54 am What size hoses do you need for the 302mm upgrade? Looking to do it on my 850 soon - especially since my insurer doesn't classify it as a modification.

On the topic of insurance though, does anyone actually understand the thought process (or lack thereof) of insurers? Brake upgrade is totally fine and not a mod, but re-installing the factory fit spoiler that my car used to have (I have options list) is a denied modification. What?!
Man, I sure love living in the US... you guys in Europe have some awful insurance. I can do whatever I want to my car with no issues. Well, within reason... North Carolina still has state emissions inspections that require me to have working OBD2 and a catalytic converter.

These are the ones you need: https://www.fcpeuro.com/products/volvo- ... el-9191400
I have them on my R and I've been happy with them!
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Washed the daily last night and put her in the garage to fix the sunroof that seems to be leaking. I discovered some water under the front floor mats, always fun...

Also removed the SC901 and amp in preparation to list this car (saving that for an 850 T-5R I’ll eventually have!). I need to thin the herd if I’m ever going to build something interesting!
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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
1988 744 Turbo M46 Beige Metallic/Beige 188k
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So today I decided to install my old amplifier and subwoofer into my S70. But... when I opened the bonnet I couldn't find any holes in the firewall to guide the big red wire through (the one that comes directly of the plus terminal of the battery).

I've searched the repair database, Google, YouTube, er cetera, but I can't seem to find any good clues/pictures of where to look. Do you guys have any tips for this Dutchie?
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There are pass-throughs on the firewall on the driver and passenger sides. If you look under the main fuse box (may need to remove it), you'll see a piece of corrugated hose with a rubber piece on the end with nipples that can be cut off to run wires/hoses. There is one located on the passenger/right side of the car in the same area, just look down low on the strut tower.
Inside, you'll find it under the dash behind the main connector panel on both sides.
'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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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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Does the SC901 work in the 850s? I would rather like one but was under the impression it needed a bunch of additional pieces to get it working. Oh, and thanks for the brake line info!
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I cleared the P0600 code on my ‘00 V70 for the hour-plus drive to Queens, and it was fine. Then cleared it again for the return trip, and it didn’t reappear while driving. I’ve ordered the ECU removal tool in the hope that cleaning it might solve the issue.

In the meantime, Decided to buy my cousin’s 2003 Toyota Corolla with 45k miles — for which the dealer had offered $300. That’ll provide the lady of the house with air conditioning while I look for refrigerant leaks.
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Cookeh wrote: Tue Jul 16, 2019 4:02 am Does the SC901 work in the 850s? I would rather like one but was under the impression it needed a bunch of additional pieces to get it working. Oh, and thanks for the brake line info!
It does. All you need is a factory amp of your choice and the wiring harness for it. I used the 4x50 watt amp that mounts under the passenger seat. You just need to run the wiring up through the console to the radio and plug it all in. Pretty easy job.

Additionally, you can add the Dolby sound processor and the center channel speaker and dash, but it's not necessary. A lot of people say it's worth adding because it sounds really good, but comparing my GLT to my R (R has the center channel and sound processor stock, I never installed those in my GLT) I prefer how the GLT's system sounded. Then again, I may have a blown speaker or two in the R. I haven't bothered to check yet.

I love how the SC-901 sounds, much better than any aftermarket system I've heard in these cars.
'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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brunocerous wrote: Tue Jul 16, 2019 7:54 am I cleared the P0600 code on my ‘00 V70 for the hour-plus drive to Queens, and it was fine. Then cleared it again for the return trip, and it didn’t reappear while driving. I’ve ordered the ECU removal tool in the hope that cleaning it might solve the issue.

In the meantime, Decided to buy my cousin’s 2003 Toyota Corolla with 45k miles — for which the dealer had offered $300. That’ll provide the lady of the house with air conditioning while I look for refrigerant leaks.
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New discs all the way around, 302mm upgrade up front and new lines
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Only issue I ran into was the new pads rubbing :? I ended up putting the old pads back in, they weren't that old anyway (a millimeter thinner than the new ones)

Also got my squeaking dash out to find out the tabs are looking brand new :lol:
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Finally washed the S90 after almost 5 months of ownership and drove it into the garage. I also popped on the piece of door trim that was missing, all the clips were broken and I got some from the junkyard last week. Tomorrow I'll put on the good passenger mirror glass I have (original one is gray... seems the finish peeled away many years ago) and maybe drop the transmission pan to diagnose the whining pump. I'm pretty sure it's dead, but who knows... maybe I'll be able to clean it up, replace the filter, and have it working well again.

After a quick drive up and down the street, the car shifts pretty well. I honestly think this is the first time I've driven it off the driveway since I bought it... I guess that shows I have too many cars!
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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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