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What did you do to your Volvo today?

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Ha! I ended up finding a Russian-language site that listed the part number as ScanTech.

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Scan tech was an aftermarket Swedish parts maker who were located in Sweden, but I think they folded or were bought/acquired by the Koch Brothers

Al least with Springs on a P80 labor is a snap, and its pretty easy to tell if they go...snap, too. I don't think they have a horrible reputation on the springs but might be worth a search here.

Volvo part numbers

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Volvo Coil Spring - Lesjofors 3546893

Heavy duty for all those bodies you have to move in NJ

Volvo Coil Spring - Lesjofors 3546335
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abscate wrote: Wed Sep 04, 2019 6:40 am Scan tech was an aftermarket Swedish parts maker who were located in Sweden, but I think they folded or were bought/acquired by the Koch Brothers

Al least with Springs on a P80 labor is a snap, and its pretty easy to tell if they go...snap, too. I don't think they have a horrible reputation on the springs but might be worth a search here.

Volvo part numbers

Standard (non-leveling suspension)
Volvo Coil Spring - Lesjofors 3546893

Heavy duty for all those bodies you have to move in NJ

Volvo Coil Spring - Lesjofors 3546335
I'm from Jersey... you'll definitely need the latter :lol:
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Re: What did you do to your Volvo today?

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bmdubya1198 wrote: Wed Sep 04, 2019 8:02 am
abscate wrote: Wed Sep 04, 2019 6:40 am Scan tech was an aftermarket Swedish parts maker who were located in Sweden, but I think they folded or were bought/acquired by the Koch Brothers

Al least with Springs on a P80 labor is a snap, and its pretty easy to tell if they go...snap, too. I don't think they have a horrible reputation on the springs but might be worth a search here.

Volvo part numbers

Standard (non-leveling suspension)
Volvo Coil Spring - Lesjofors 3546893

Heavy duty for all those bodies you have to move in NJ

Volvo Coil Spring - Lesjofors 3546335
I'm from Jersey... you'll definitely need the latter :lol:
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abscate wrote: Wed Sep 04, 2019 9:24 am I shed a tear as Evita headed for Smith College for grad school
She'll come back a better person...er...car.
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Went for a drive to salve my wounds over my New Beetle - masculine car that it is..

Found radiator seep.
Good news Nissens FCP $57
Bad news 5.8 hours with first step being remove front clip...

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abscate wrote: Wed Sep 04, 2019 12:08 pm Went for a drive to salve my wounds over my New Beetle - masculine car that it is..

Found radiator seep.
Good news Nissens FCP $57
Bad news 5.8 hours with first step being remove front clip...

:lol:
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Clemens wrote: Thing is though: if you are mindful that you don't turn the steering wheel to full lock you should get away with it. You will need to inspect the inner wheelhousings occasionally.
A nice idea in principle but I have to park in a very tight multistorey car park every day. Perhaps I need to find an acquaintance with 55s and give it a go.
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Should have done this 6 month ago...
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