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Re: What did you do to your Volvo today?

Post by abscate »

Don’t forget to draw an R o;the wheel with sharpie

Don’t think about rolling those tires , remember they die in 5 years now ( the biggest marketing scam in auto since magnets on fuel lines)
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Goupil wrote: Sat Sep 07, 2019 12:48 pm Tried fixing my washer fluid light staying on this morning, without any success. Sensor might be faulty.
Sometimes the float gets stuck. I was able to dislodge mine with a magnet. I have a friend who used a screwdriver (or any long object) to just lever it unstuck. Both easy, just take the fill spout out.

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abscate wrote: Sun Sep 08, 2019 3:13 am Don’t forget to draw an R o;the wheel with sharpie

Don’t think about rolling those tires , remember they die in 5 years now ( the biggest marketing scam in auto since magnets on fuel lines)
Lol that would be a requirement! I still need to write an R on the Propus wheels that are on it.

The tires are good though, year-old Michelins with 5-6/32". I wouldn't run them anyway if I put them on the car, they're 235/60s. Great for an XC90, way too big for a P80!
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Post by yanga001 »

Did the first drain and fill on my 98 v70 and it made a huge difference (320k km's). Prior there were jerks during some shifting situations but the first drain seems to have brought an end to that. Fluid did not have any metal bits in it so i think i caught it just in time.
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Post by brunocerous »

Finally got the ride height on the T5 back to stock with Lesjöfors HD springs (thanks, Abscate!), new OE spring spacers and closeout shocks.

I had ordered new shock mounts, but I got impatient waiting for them. Thankfully, the existing ones looked good, with no cracks or other visible damage, from the top at least.

Volvo shock absorber, Part No. 9173320, now discontinued
Volvo shock absorber, Part No. 9173320, now discontinued
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Volvo springs (marked green), Lesjöfors HD springs + ScanTech HD springs (made in Sweden)
abscate wrote: Sat Sep 07, 2019 2:21 pm Evita at college and CLARKE, the new 98 donor that will live this fall, and then live on in other cars.
That's a great find ... and trailer! Any chance you'll part out the wheels?
abscate wrote: Fri Sep 06, 2019 6:35 pm Followed a Chevy pickup home for 280 miles in my new 1998 V70

Nice meeting you , B.
Good to see you, sir!
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I may we’ll have extra steel wheels by late fall, duly noted. My scrap guy is 5 miles away so I can drag it there and pull wheels in the yard and then sadly watch that beautiful body get picked up by a magnet
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Post by raivis_rsn »

bmdubya1198 wrote: Sat Sep 07, 2019 7:53 pm Picked up some Atlantis wheels from the junkyard today. I was going to put them on my R, but I don't know yet.
Is it OEM cargo mat or some kind of aftermarket?

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Post by Clemens »

Evita looks way better than the van and that white econobox...
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Cookeh wrote: Sun Sep 08, 2019 6:43 am
Goupil wrote: Sat Sep 07, 2019 12:48 pm Tried fixing my washer fluid light staying on this morning, without any success. Sensor might be faulty.
Sometimes the float gets stuck. I was able to dislodge mine with a magnet. I have a friend who used a screwdriver (or any long object) to just lever it unstuck. Both easy, just take the fill spout out.
I got the whole reservoir out (doesn't take much time) and I can hear the float moving, so I guess it's in working condition ?
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Post by bmdubya1198 »

raivis_rsn wrote: Mon Sep 09, 2019 8:43 am Is it OEM cargo mat or some kind of aftermarket?
It's a Weather Tech mat. That was another junkyard find!
00 V70R Venetian Red/Charcoal M56 Swapped 203k
05 S60R Sapphire Black/Nordkap M66 203k
07 XC90 V8 AWD Sport Titanium Grey/Black 183k
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99 BMW 528i
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