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What did you do to your Volvo today?

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bmdubya1198 wrote: Mon Oct 21, 2019 8:01 am So just how long does it take to change a radiator on a Beetle? I could have swapped like 15 Pink Tutu engines in this time! :rofl:
Its abolsutely brutal. Front clip has to come off, and then you work underneath getting sprayed in dripping coolant from the dead spaces in the cooling system you can't drain.

The good news is I had the clip off before, to replace an air bag sensor, so i did it in 1/2 book time (2 hours)

My blue tutu got dirty though.
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Makes P80 radiators sound like a breeze! And juggling that heat exchanger sandwich on turbo cars can be a pain.
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'07 XC90 V8 AWD Sport Titanium Grey/Black 174k
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Its a fun little car though - I got the Turbo S version in the first production year and got 180 HP with a 5 speed in a light car - its quite a neck snapper on the road. I can't quite play with the big boys but I used to stay on the corner of the BMW up the Berskhire upslope to their chagrin - and I had 50,000 more dollars left over...plus I have my hair, and don't think a $150 oil change is 'normal'
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BlackBart wrote: Sun Oct 20, 2019 9:53 pm Oh, funny! On my screen it looks like a very light grey and closely matched! Ace hardware white it is!

I want to get the smaller S60 mirrors for my XC wagon and paint to match, but it's just basic black, shouldn't be too hard.
Yeah if you want it to look really good you should use a spray gun. You can get spray can jobs to look ok but it takes some practice.

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OUch, BMDub...even Matt is making fun of you now

:D :D :D

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abscate wrote: Mon Oct 21, 2019 9:12 am OUch, BMDub...even Matt is making fun of you now

:D :D :D

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I can't help but feel personally attacked :lol: :lol: :lol:
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'03 S60 2.4T Silver/Black 117k
'07 XC90 V8 AWD Sport Titanium Grey/Black 174k
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'92 245 Base White/Beige 249k
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1993 944 Base Beige/Beige 221k
1998 V70 GLT Black/Beige 199k
1998 S90- Silver/Gray 207k
1995 850 GLT Tropic Green... crushed
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bmdubya1198 wrote: Sun Oct 20, 2019 4:20 pm That oil leak may be the turbo oil drain seals... definitely easier than dropping the pan! Looks like that axle seal might be leaking too.

You definitely caught that passenger side mount right on time! They can be a pain once the bolt heads dig into the rubber.
Already did the turbo oil drain seal 6 months ago, it was raining oil from there :lol: The turbo looks oil free from down there.
I think the axle seal is leaking a bit yep
kallekula wrote: Sun Oct 20, 2019 9:30 pm
BlackBart wrote: Sun Oct 20, 2019 9:04 pm Nice. Where did you buy color matched spray paint? And clear over it?
Oh no that is not color matched. Just some whitish i found at oreillys. Looks a thousand times better than before though👍Put primer, paint and clear on it. Looks terrible 🤣
Color match the rest of the car with oreilly paint and it will look good :mrgreen:
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Goupil wrote: Mon Oct 21, 2019 12:09 pm Color match the rest of the car with oreilly paint and it will look good :mrgreen:
Easy fix :lol:
'00 V70R Venetian Red/Charcoal M56 Swapped 199k
'03 S60 2.4T Silver/Black 117k
'07 XC90 V8 AWD Sport Titanium Grey/Black 174k
'91 944 Turbo Dark Green/Beige 175k
'92 245 Base White/Beige 249k
'99 BMW 528i
'01 Mountaineer 5.0
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2000 S70 GLT Mystic Silver/Taupe 253k
1993 944 Base Beige/Beige 221k
1998 V70 GLT Black/Beige 199k
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
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abscate wrote: Sun Oct 20, 2019 11:48 pm Used mine as a tool shed while I replaced the radiator on my New Beetle, reminding me how masculine it was next to a Miata, which means ‘“pink tutu” inJapanese
How about a nice V8 MX-5....? Much fast.
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