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What did you do to your Volvo today?

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1992 - 1997 850, 850 R, 850 T5-R, 850 T5, 850 GLT
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Re: What did you do to your Volvo today?

Post by abscate » Tue Nov 19, 2019 12:38 pm

Flashing yellow - I have to pee
Flashing red - imminent core breach


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Re: What did you do to your Volvo today?

Post by June » Tue Nov 19, 2019 1:40 pm

abscate wrote:
Tue Nov 19, 2019 12:38 pm
Flashing yellow - I have to pee
Flashing red - imminent core breach
:shock: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: 8) June


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1989 740 GLT ordered
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Re: What did you do to your Volvo today?

Post by ZionXIX » Tue Nov 19, 2019 2:00 pm

People amaze me. Its not that hard to gradually change lanes and if you miss your exit just turn around at the next one. :roll:



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Re: What did you do to your Volvo today?

Post by abscate » Tue Nov 19, 2019 8:52 pm

Especially true in Northern NJ.


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Post by ZionXIX » Wed Nov 20, 2019 5:05 pm

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Re: What did you do to your Volvo today?

Post by brunocerous » Wed Nov 20, 2019 9:43 pm

abscate wrote:
Tue Nov 19, 2019 11:12 am
Almost bought the farm in NJ today. An RV pulling a Jeep decided he would pull off the shoulder at the I-87 I 287 split in Northern Jersey, and pulled across 4 lanes of traffic form a stop to take the other exit

Five of us locked up, three spun out , I ended up on the hashed out center median between the exits after a full ABS stop. Thank the Creator for new front disks , rotor, pads last summer. Great braking and control
WHOA, I'm so glad you're OK, and hopefully everyone else involved.

There's a certain psychosis that seems to take over some folks when they get behind the wheel. Last week when I dropped my kids off at school, a grandmother parked smack in the middle of a pedestrian curb cut, partially on the sidewalk, with the engine running, while kids and parents with strollers swarmed around the place.


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Re: What did you do to your Volvo today?

Post by kallekula » Fri Nov 22, 2019 9:57 am

Fixed a side indicator that I almost lost on the freeway. Gorilla tape is great 😀
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Re: What did you do to your Volvo today?

Post by abscate » Fri Nov 22, 2019 11:25 am

For Gods' sake man, at least colour match it. We arent animals..!!!

:-D

Dropped my arbor plate on my foot, thank goodness it wasnt the clutch foot, so my T5 could take me to the UC.

I got DNR on my foot - do not buy R.
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Re: What did you do to your Volvo today?

Post by wizechatmgr » Sat Nov 23, 2019 3:55 am

**CLEAR - ZAP!!!** No DNR for you!!! No soup for you!!!


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Re: What did you do to your Volvo today?

Post by bmdubya1198 » Sat Nov 23, 2019 8:24 am

Gotta love these turn signals... the last one I had fly off took the wiring with it and chipped up my fender and bumper real good. Fortunately I have tons of P80 parts lying around and had the right connector to solder in!

But yeah, good advice... don't buy an R! :mrgreen:


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
2001 S60 2.4T Black/Black 230k
1988 744 Turbo M46 Beige Metallic/Beige 188k- Never should have sold it


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