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What did you do to your Volvo today?

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Like a foriegn knock off! :lol: :lol: :lol: June
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A perfect match! 🤣
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You just added like 30 hp!
00 V70R Venetian Red/Charcoal M56 Swapped 200k
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07 XC90 V8 AWD Sport Titanium Grey/Black 174k
92 245 Base White/Beige 249k
98 V70 GLT Black/Beige 205k
99 BMW 528i
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Managed to get over 30mpg on the return trip from taking the boys to the Camden (New Jersey) museum on Sunday (86.5 miles)! For me, that's the longest 30+ mpg in the Silver Bullet so far.

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Impressive! I've got my average MPG up to 19.0.
I used to live about 30 minutes from Camden.
00 V70R Venetian Red/Charcoal M56 Swapped 200k
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07 XC90 V8 AWD Sport Titanium Grey/Black 174k
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99 BMW 528i
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00 S70 GLT Mystic Silver/Taupe 253k
91 944 Turbo Dark Green/Beige 175k
93 944 Base Beige/Beige 221k
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That's pretty good for us when driving around locally. The kids love it when I gun it, and my littlest one calls it 'celery' (for 'acceleration'). Maybe that'll get them to eat actual vegetables someday. Ha!

Tonight, I attended a party, and at one point, one of the guests announced, 'There's a silver Volvo rolling down the hill, in case it belongs to anyone here.'

The Silver Bullet, unmoored, was in fact creeping back down the sloping residential street where I'd parked. I'm so glad it was moving ever so slowly that I easily caught up to it, unlocked it, re-parked it and curbed my wheels. I guess it's time to redo the brake cables. :shock:
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2000 V70, base, MT, 'The Silver Bullet'
1998 V70, base, AT, 'Blue Steel'
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Tonight, I attended a party, and at one point, one of the guests announced, 'There's a silver Volvo rolling down the hill, in case it belongs to anyone here.'
Was there time to ask, P2 or P80?


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abscate wrote: Wed Dec 11, 2019 3:46 am Was there time to ask, P2 or P80?
:D :D :D

I can't believe I didn't bother to ask!

Another party guest commented, "There's nothing safer than an old Volvo — although you have to be inside the car."
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1998 V70, base, AT, 'Blue Steel'
1998 V70 T5, AT, project
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1998 S70 T5, AT (RIP)
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brunocerous wrote: Wed Dec 11, 2019 7:25 am Another party guest commented, "There's nothing safer than an old Volvo — although you have to be inside the car."
Haha, yeah that's that caveat... doesn't work too well if you're standing near it while it rolls away!

Time for a parking brake overhaul!
00 V70R Venetian Red/Charcoal M56 Swapped 200k
03 S60 2.4T Silver/Black 118k
07 XC90 V8 AWD Sport Titanium Grey/Black 174k
92 245 Base White/Beige 249k
98 V70 GLT Black/Beige 205k
99 BMW 528i
84 BMW 318i
01 Mountaineer 5.0
Sold-
00 S70 GLT Mystic Silver/Taupe 253k
91 944 Turbo Dark Green/Beige 175k
93 944 Base Beige/Beige 221k
98 S90- Silver/Gray 207k
95 850 GLT Tropic Green... crushed
01 S60 2.4T Black/Black 230k
88 744 Turbo M46 Beige Metallic/Beige 188k
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Complete light overhaul! After forums from 2 months ago to today, I have finally replaced those dim factory bulbs with LED light strips (11.81" flexible, $13/20pk, eBay). The side turn signal is same on driver side.
So I have: 4 red 5050 type chip strips for the rear facing of the doors (open mode), 4 white 5050 strips for the ground facing of the doors (open mode), 2 white 3528 strips for the rear seats, 2 white 3528 strips for the driver and front passenger behind visors (see front shot), 1 Amber 3528 strip stuck to sunroof mount above shifter (Amber instead of white so I'm not blinded if needing to turn on and look around), 2 Amber 3528 strips for side turn signals (kept the fender Volvo logos). No floor or ceiling lights activate on door-open (I cut them out). Going to add: 4 white 5050 strips for driver and fr pass ceiling and floor (door-open mode), 3 white 5050 strips for trunk ceiling (open mode, once I get latch fixed), 5 white 5050 strips for inside of hood so I can see while working into the night (wired SEPARATELY to battery with switch and fuse).
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1996 960 Saloon ($1200, MI:140205, The Cloud)
1998 V70 XC black ($1K trade, Mi:143,995/151K, The Storm, totalled 5/2/20 @149K, engine toast 6/23/2020 @151,1XX)
1998 V70 XC white ($50, junk, getting crushed soon)

Plans for The Storm: trailer with new electric control panel.
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