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What did you do to your Volvo today?

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

Post by bmdubya1198 » Fri Aug 30, 2019 6:33 pm

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:
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I installed one of those cheapo led strips :)
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Nice! Looks cool!


2000 V70R Venetian Red/Charcoal M56 Swapped 191k
2000 S70 GLT Mystic Silver/Taupe 2??k
2003 S60 2.4T Silver/Black 108k
2007 XC90 V8 AWD Sport Titanium Grey/Black 160k
1993 944 Base Beige/Beige 221k
1992 Miata Mariner Blue/Black 146k
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1998 V70 GLT Black/Beige 193k
1998 S90- Silver/Gray 207k
1995 850 GLT Tropic Green... crushed
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Post by kallekula » Fri Aug 30, 2019 10:06 pm

Hmmm
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Post by brunocerous » Sat Aug 31, 2019 11:13 am

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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Re: What did you do to your Volvo today?

Post by abscate » Sat Aug 31, 2019 12:52 pm

that is SERP belt, but it should also be covered with the number of bodies on I287
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Post by kallekula » Sat Aug 31, 2019 5:17 pm

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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Re: What did you do to your Volvo today?

Post by bmdubya1198 » Sat Aug 31, 2019 6:15 pm

Ouch, how'd you do that?


2000 V70R Venetian Red/Charcoal M56 Swapped 191k
2000 S70 GLT Mystic Silver/Taupe 2??k
2003 S60 2.4T Silver/Black 108k
2007 XC90 V8 AWD Sport Titanium Grey/Black 160k
1993 944 Base Beige/Beige 221k
1992 Miata Mariner Blue/Black 146k
Sold-
1998 V70 GLT Black/Beige 193k
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- Never should have sold it


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Re: What did you do to your Volvo today?

Post by kallekula » Sat Aug 31, 2019 6:38 pm

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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Re: What did you do to your Volvo today?

Post by kallekula » Sat Aug 31, 2019 7:30 pm

But it convinced me to drop the urge of keeping it OEM, thats for sure.
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Re: What did you do to your Volvo today?

Post by bmdubya1198 » Sat Aug 31, 2019 9:20 pm

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.


2000 V70R Venetian Red/Charcoal M56 Swapped 191k
2000 S70 GLT Mystic Silver/Taupe 2??k
2003 S60 2.4T Silver/Black 108k
2007 XC90 V8 AWD Sport Titanium Grey/Black 160k
1993 944 Base Beige/Beige 221k
1992 Miata Mariner Blue/Black 146k
Sold-
1998 V70 GLT Black/Beige 193k
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- Never should have sold it


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Re: What did you do to your Volvo today?

Post by theWIFES_S70 » Sun Sep 01, 2019 12:46 am

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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