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What did you do to your Volvo today?

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Rattnalle wrote: Fri Aug 30, 2019 4:02 pm My primary stereo is from the early 70s I think. It was quite good then and I've long ago realised that I'll have to spend a decent bunch to get an actual upgrade so I'm sticking with it. Really pleasant sound and more than enough power to watch films on an apartment. Plus the brushed steel and machined switches look brilliant.

Anything portable is either headphones or a litre bottle sized JBL Bluetooth speaker though.
Older stereos really are a work of art! A lot of stuff today is just a chunk of plastic.
kallekula wrote: Fri Aug 30, 2019 1:18 pm I installed one of those cheapo led strips :)
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Nice! Looks cool!
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Hmmm
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Popped off the RF wheel to inspect the suspension and was surprised by an exposed timing belt. The squirrel that sacrificed itself by running across the highway yesterday came to mind, I’m glad it didn’t perform a timing adjustment.
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that is SERP belt, but it should also be covered with the number of bodies on I287
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I literally set my BMW on fire while trying to repair the notorious Becker radio module.
I managed to yank the crap out of the trunk and put out the fire though. It was quite exciting!
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Ouch, how'd you do that?
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bmdubya1198 wrote: Sat Aug 31, 2019 6:15 pm Ouch, how'd you do that?
I dunno, im no electrician :lol:

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But it convinced me to drop the urge of keeping it OEM, thats for sure.
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Nice! Those E39 audio systems are tricky. My dad's 528iT has the worst sounding stereo ever... makes my SC-901 4x50w setup sound incredible!
I had looked into BavSound upgrades, but they're pricey.
'00 V70R Venetian Red/Charcoal M56 Swapped 199k
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'07 XC90 V8 AWD Sport Titanium Grey/Black 174k
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'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
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My blower motor went out on the S70 a few weeks ago. I finally had the time to get in there and replace it. All went pretty easy. I went with a 4Seasons one from Rockauto--about $45 bucks.
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Fit isn't perfect (wires don't connect to the housing). But for the price and for the functionality, who's complaining... Hope everyone is having a great weekend!
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