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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)

Post by Rattnalle » Sun Jul 21, 2019 3:18 pm

Rattnalle wrote:
Thu Jul 18, 2019 10:32 am
Just blasted off a can of AC duct (and general odor) cleaning mist in the car. I'm not following the instructions and airing it out after 15 minutes though since I'm now sitting on the balcony with a g&t and can't be bothered to walk down to the car again. I'm betting there'll be a lot of the "new car smell" in there tomorrow.
Today, three days later, the perfume in the stuff is down to a more bearable level. It seems it's a good idea to follow the instructions and air it out straight away.. ;-)
Ten hour roadtrip tomorrow so I'll get some more out then.

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Post by abscate » Thu Jul 25, 2019 4:37 am

Met a new S70 owner out of Albany, invited her to join our Albany “ bash on the car “ club

She’s has 200k on her S70
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Re: What did you do to your Volvo today? (now Sticky)

Post by E Showell » Thu Jul 25, 2019 5:06 am

Done light still giving you fits?
'98 V70 NA FWD 5 spd, silver sand metallic (sold)
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'99 S70 NA FWD Auto, black (sold and resurrected -- Don't cry for me Argentina . . . )
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Post by abscate » Thu Jul 25, 2019 7:29 am

E Showell wrote:
Thu Jul 25, 2019 5:06 am
Done light still giving you fits?
Its in the OFF position permanently right now. Still not solved.
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Post by erikv11 » Thu Jul 25, 2019 8:31 am

Had to do a rush job radiator swap last night to get the NA wagon back on the road this morning. NA so only a couple hours to do, fortunately no broken fasteners. Finally got rid of the spare radiator I had in the garage from a parts car.

Here is the breach in the factory radiator (Blackstone, 23 years, 140k):
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'95 854 T5-R, Motronic 4.4, 185k
'96 855 NA, 145k
'98 S70 NA, 220k (living out west)
'98 V70, T5 tune-injectors-turbo, LPT engine, 285k
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'99 Camry V6 :shock: 125k
gone: '96 NA 850 210k, '98 NA V70 182k

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Post by abscate » Thu Jul 25, 2019 8:57 am

Classic side tank leak from the metal to Plastic junction.

I know people get all hot and heavy over the all aluminum ones, but 23 years on a part isnt bad.
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Post by Richard_TD » Sun Jul 28, 2019 3:27 am

Yesterday I put the 855 in for its MOT test (UK annual inspection).

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A few weeks ago I installed cruise control, but the parts came from an automatic so I was missing a pedal valve for the clutch. The breaker was showing another V70 on its stock list so I went along to get the brake valve, T piece and some pipe to complete the job.
1996 855 GLT 2.5 20V

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Post by bmdubya1198 » Sun Jul 28, 2019 7:35 am

That's cool you're able to see that info online. Also that they won't totally fail you over small things like a tie rod. I know in some countries you need everything to be totally perfect! Here in NC, all they care is that your emissions equipment is in tact and working properly. Otherwise as long as you have lights and a horn, you can drive it!
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Re: What did you do to your Volvo today? (now Sticky)

Post by Rattnalle » Sun Jul 28, 2019 2:12 pm

Over here you can follow along and watch over the inspectors shoulder. Really neat way to get to know about minor stuff that they don't bother putting in the protocol.

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

Post by raivis_rsn » Mon Jul 29, 2019 2:30 pm

Rattnalle wrote:
Sun Jul 28, 2019 2:12 pm
Over here you can follow along and watch over the inspectors shoulder. Really neat way to get to know about minor stuff that they don't bother putting in the protocol.
Same in Latvia. But here cars fail due to battery that's not seated properly or oil leak that's actually not an oil leak but leaking power steering fluid or coolant.

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