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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 June » Mon Dec 09, 2019 11:13 am

Like a foriegn knock off! :lol: :lol: :lol: June
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1989 740 GLT ordered
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1996 960 ordered
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Post by brunocerous » Mon Dec 09, 2019 1:40 pm

A perfect match! 🤣
2004 XC90 AWD
2000 V70, base, MT, 'The Silver Bullet'
1998 V70, base, AT, 'Blue Steel'
1998 V70 T5, AT, project
1999 V70 XC AWD, AT (RIP)
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Post by bmdubya1198 » Mon Dec 09, 2019 6:39 pm

You just added like 30 hp!
2000 V70R Venetian Red/Charcoal M56 Swapped 193k
2000 S70 GLT Mystic Silver/Taupe 2??k
2003 S60 2.4T Silver/Black 108k
2007 XC90 V8 AWD Sport Titanium Grey/Black 162k
1993 944 Base Beige/Beige 221k
1991 944 Turbo Dark Green/Beige 172k
1992 245 Base White/Beige 249k
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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- Never should have sold it

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Post by brunocerous » Tue Dec 10, 2019 10:29 am

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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1998 V70, base, AT, 'Blue Steel'
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Post by bmdubya1198 » Tue Dec 10, 2019 4:01 pm

Impressive! I've got my average MPG up to 19.0.
I used to live about 30 minutes from Camden.
2000 V70R Venetian Red/Charcoal M56 Swapped 193k
2000 S70 GLT Mystic Silver/Taupe 2??k
2003 S60 2.4T Silver/Black 108k
2007 XC90 V8 AWD Sport Titanium Grey/Black 162k
1993 944 Base Beige/Beige 221k
1991 944 Turbo Dark Green/Beige 172k
1992 245 Base White/Beige 249k
Sold-
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- Never should have sold it

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Post by brunocerous » Tue Dec 10, 2019 9:23 pm

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'
1998 V70 T5, AT, project
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Re: What did you do to your Volvo today?

Post by abscate » Wed Dec 11, 2019 3:46 am

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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Re: What did you do to your Volvo today?

Post by brunocerous » Wed Dec 11, 2019 7:25 am

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."
2004 XC90 AWD
2000 V70, base, MT, 'The Silver Bullet'
1998 V70, base, AT, 'Blue Steel'
1998 V70 T5, AT, project
1999 V70 XC AWD, AT (RIP)
1998 S70 T5, AT (RIP)

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Re: What did you do to your Volvo today?

Post by bmdubya1198 » Wed Dec 11, 2019 8:08 am

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!
2000 V70R Venetian Red/Charcoal M56 Swapped 193k
2000 S70 GLT Mystic Silver/Taupe 2??k
2003 S60 2.4T Silver/Black 108k
2007 XC90 V8 AWD Sport Titanium Grey/Black 162k
1993 944 Base Beige/Beige 221k
1991 944 Turbo Dark Green/Beige 172k
1992 245 Base White/Beige 249k
Sold-
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- Never should have sold it

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Re: What did you do to your Volvo today?

Post by CIK7 » Thu Dec 12, 2019 7:09 pm

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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1998 V70 XC black ($1K trade, Mi:145K, immaculate, selling electric driver seat, PM me)
1998 V70 XC white ($50 cash, Mi:unknown, dead, is the donor for my black one)

Future upgrades: 16T, logo/badge delete excl grille

If you have a 98-00 V70, interested in 'interior remodeling' ideas, PM me. My remodel: Satin nickel on dark walnut stained wood with shiny gray shag.

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