What did you do to your Volvo today?

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Re: What did you do to your Volvo today?

Post by bmdubya1198 »

The manual swap on my cousin's S70 has commenced! The transmission is almost ready to come out, hopefully we'll get this done quickly!
Pics will come once the AW50-42 is out!
00 V70R Venetian Red/Charcoal M56 Swapped 202k
03 S60 2.4T Silver/Black 122k
07 XC90 V8 AWD Sport Titanium Grey/Black 180k
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98 V70 GLT Black/Beige 205k
00 S70 GLT Mystic Silver/Taupe 254k
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Post by bmdubya1198 »

Auto is out and the clutch is on!
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00 V70R Venetian Red/Charcoal M56 Swapped 202k
03 S60 2.4T Silver/Black 122k
07 XC90 V8 AWD Sport Titanium Grey/Black 180k
92 245 White/Beige 249k
98 V70 GLT Black/Beige 205k
00 S70 GLT Mystic Silver/Taupe 254k
99 BMW 528i
84 BMW 318i
04 Saab 9-5 Aero
01 Mountaineer 5.0- to tow all these cars
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91 944 Turbo
93 944
98 S90
95 850 GLT
01 S60 2.4T
88 744 Turbo M46

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Post by Stu70 »

NOW it’s decorated properly...
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1998 S70 10v BiFuel “it’s a what??”
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Post by bmdubya1198 »

I need to put one on my tree!
00 V70R Venetian Red/Charcoal M56 Swapped 202k
03 S60 2.4T Silver/Black 122k
07 XC90 V8 AWD Sport Titanium Grey/Black 180k
92 245 White/Beige 249k
98 V70 GLT Black/Beige 205k
00 S70 GLT Mystic Silver/Taupe 254k
99 BMW 528i
84 BMW 318i
04 Saab 9-5 Aero
01 Mountaineer 5.0- to tow all these cars
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91 944 Turbo
93 944
98 S90
95 850 GLT
01 S60 2.4T
88 744 Turbo M46

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Post by BlackBart »

bmdubya1198 wrote: Sun Dec 15, 2019 8:05 pm Auto is out and the clutch is on!
Wow - good work!

All I did was move him out of his nice dry garage so that Bart Jr could get his old car in a garage to change oil before a trip. He announced, in a snow storm, that he was going to change his oil out in the alley, in the dark, in the slop....he assumed the red car couldn't move...HA! I said NOPE, I'll pull him out.

Now he's out on the street again, oh well. I was only halfway through my polish job when it got very cold.
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Post by Cookeh »

I've been partaking in some winter prep over the past few evenings. I use the term winter loosely, given I'm in the UK. Anyway, I started by swapping the misaligned and faulty n/s heated mirror for a straight and working one.

Next, I fixed the n/s vanity mirror lighting. The wires had been cut when swapping headlining, and I used some solder sleeves to reconnect them.
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I followed that up by fixing the broken thermostat wiring to n/s heated seat, which was accomplished by depinning the connector and crimping a new pin. I'll need to do the same for the o/s seat soon as over the past few uses its started to get rather hot indeed.
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Lastly, a full wash, decon, and wax application.
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Post by bmdubya1198 »

BlackBart wrote: Mon Dec 16, 2019 4:38 pm
bmdubya1198 wrote: Sun Dec 15, 2019 8:05 pm Auto is out and the clutch is on!
Wow - good work!

All I did was move him out of his nice dry garage so that Bart Jr could get his old car in a garage to change oil before a trip. He announced, in a snow storm, that he was going to change his oil out in the alley, in the dark, in the slop....he assumed the red car couldn't move...HA! I said NOPE, I'll pull him out.

Now he's out on the street again, oh well. I was only halfway through my polish job when it got very cold.

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Looks like it's shining up nice! That red looks awesome when it's polished up.
Cookeh wrote: Mon Dec 16, 2019 5:17 pm I've been partaking in some winter prep over the past few evenings. I use the term winter loosely, given I'm in the UK. Anyway, I started by swapping the misaligned and faulty n/s heated mirror for a straight and working one.

Next, I fixed the n/s vanity mirror lighting. The wires had been cut when swapping headlining, and I used some solder sleeves to reconnect them.
IMG_20191214_170211.jpg
I followed that up by fixing the broken thermostat wiring to n/s heated seat, which was accomplished by depinning the connector and crimping a new pin. I'll need to do the same for the o/s seat soon as over the past few uses its started to get rather hot indeed.
IMG_20191216_201933.jpg
IMG_20191216_214032.jpg
Lastly, a full wash, decon, and wax application.
IMG_20191209_152919.jpg
Looking good!
00 V70R Venetian Red/Charcoal M56 Swapped 202k
03 S60 2.4T Silver/Black 122k
07 XC90 V8 AWD Sport Titanium Grey/Black 180k
92 245 White/Beige 249k
98 V70 GLT Black/Beige 205k
00 S70 GLT Mystic Silver/Taupe 254k
99 BMW 528i
84 BMW 318i
04 Saab 9-5 Aero
01 Mountaineer 5.0- to tow all these cars
Sold-
91 944 Turbo
93 944
98 S90
95 850 GLT
01 S60 2.4T
88 744 Turbo M46

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Post by BlackBart »

Yeah, dark green with those wheels is nice!
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Post by erikv11 »

Fuel pump died on my way home from work in the 98 V70. Took an hour to wait for the tow home, an hour break for dinner, then another hour to diagnose and swap in a fuel pump I had in the garage. Ready to roll for tomorrow morning.

The one that failed was clearly aftermarket, so that means the PO put it on sometime before I got the car, that was 70k miles ago (bought it at 213k, now sits at 283k).
'95 854 T5-R, Motronic 4.4, 185k
'96 855 NA, 145k
'98 S70 NA, 220k (living out west)
'98 V70, T5 tune-injectors-turbo, LPT engine, 293k
'06 S60 R, 167k
'07 XC70, 170k
'99 Camry V6 :shock: 130k
gone: '96 NA 850 210k, '98 NA V70 182k

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Post by abscate »

erikv11 wrote: Mon Dec 16, 2019 11:20 pm Fuel pump died on my way home from work in the 98 V70. Took an hour to wait for the tow home, an hour break for dinner, then another hour to diagnose and swap in a fuel pump I had in the garage. Ready to roll for tomorrow morning.

The one that failed was clearly aftermarket, so that means the PO put it on sometime before I got the car, that was 70k miles ago (bought it at 213k, now sits at 283k).
Nice, check those front wheel bearings while you drain the tank, too.
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