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What did you do to your Volvo today?

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Re: What did you do to your Volvo today?

Post by BlackBart » Tue Dec 17, 2019 11:31 am

Stu70 wrote:
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Used two of my homemade tools in the process - a piston push back tool and wheel hanging stud. Thought I’d post a picture of these tools and sep belt lever and pin I’ve made in the past
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Re: What did you do to your Volvo today?

Post by BobbyS1 » Wed Dec 18, 2019 1:23 pm

Left side mirror keeps moving won't adjust by control any suggestions?
I bought spare at scrap yard from different model I'm hopping I can rebuild it anyone who can advise please make comments.
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Re: What did you do to your Volvo today?

Post by Cookeh » Wed Dec 18, 2019 2:40 pm

After sorting the passenger heated seat the other day I decided to look at the drivers one. The heated seat was working but would get very hot indeed - leading me to suspect the thermostat wires again. I guess in this instance because both wires were broken/disconnected it allowed the heated seat to work, unlike the passenger side with one wire intact. I was lucky in that one wire still had a length of cable attached to the pin, so I could just solder the broken wire back together again. The second broken wire required a new pin to be crimped, just like the passenger side from a few days ago.

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A shot of the solder sleeves I've been using for broken wires. Make life very easy indeed, especially for automotive purposes or where access is tricky with a soldering iron!
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Re: What did you do to your Volvo today?

Post by volvolugnut » Wed Dec 18, 2019 6:41 pm

Well, I have learned something today. I did not know about solder sleeves. I think I need to upgrade from crimp connectors, which are prone to corrosion.
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Post by bmdubya1198 » Wed Dec 18, 2019 10:17 pm

Little more progress on the manual swap today... pedals and master went in last night and the shifter and cables went in today.
Had some "scheduling issues" and nasty rainy weather yesterday that put a damper on things, but tomorrow will be nice again and hopefully we can finally wrap this up! It's already taken WAY too long.
We also pressed in some delrin subframe bushings... really easy to knock right in with a dead blow! The old bushings came out surprisingly easily too... just cut through the outer shell with a sawzall and knocked them right out with a screwdriver and hammer. I tried to use the press, but the subframe is pretty heavy and I couldn't get to a saw horse to hold it up, and the angle on the front part of the SF wouldn't allow it to sit evenly to make the press effective.
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A shot of the solder sleeves I've been using for broken wires. Make life very easy indeed, especially for automotive purposes or where access is tricky with a soldering iron!
So how do those work, just use a heat gun/lighter? That's a neat concept!
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Re: What did you do to your Volvo today?

Post by Cookeh » Thu Dec 19, 2019 1:35 am

volvolugnut wrote:
Wed Dec 18, 2019 6:41 pm
Well, I have learned something today. I did not know about solder sleeves. I think I need to upgrade from crimp connectors, which are prone to corrosion.
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They are a joy to use. Crimp connectors are supposedly slightly better from a resistance pov, but we're talking tenths of a single percent to one point difference typically. Crimps can be made fully waterproof and more resistant to corrosion when used in conjunction with adhesive lined heatshrink, though.
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Wed Dec 18, 2019 10:17 pm
So how do those work, just use a heat gun/lighter? That's a neat concept!
Exactly that, just slide over one side of the wire, mechanically join the wires (lineman best option as with anything), slide the solder ring in the sleeve over the join and then use a heat gun to melt both the solder ring and the adhesive rings. Lighter won't work here as it won't get hot enough to melt the solder ring without either burning the heatshrink of blackening everything!

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Re: What did you do to your Volvo today?

Post by bmdubya1198 » Thu Dec 19, 2019 8:07 am

Cookeh wrote:
Thu Dec 19, 2019 1:35 am

Exactly that, just slide over one side of the wire, mechanically join the wires (lineman best option as with anything), slide the solder ring in the sleeve over the join and then use a heat gun to melt both the solder ring and the adhesive rings. Lighter won't work here as it won't get hot enough to melt the solder ring without either burning the heatshrink of blackening everything!
Yeah, I've never understood how people use lights for heat shrink... I've tried it and just burned it!

I'll have to find some of those though!
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Re: What did you do to your Volvo today?

Post by ZionXIX » Fri Dec 20, 2019 6:11 am

bmdubya1198 wrote:
Thu Dec 19, 2019 8:07 am


Yeah, I've never understood how people use lights for heat shrink... I've tried it and just burned it!

I'll have to find some of those though!
I've used a lighter with decent results. Just have to keep it moving to spread the heat evenly. Heatgun of course works much better.

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Re: What did you do to your Volvo today?

Post by Goupil » Sat Dec 21, 2019 1:20 pm

Replaced my lower passenger side engine mount (Febi) and transmission torque mount (Hutchinson)
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Can definitely feel the difference, the engine isn't rocking around at every gear change and the car is quieter at idle.

Replaced the leaking radiator with a Nissen and the intercooler with a cheapo chinese one
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Getting it back in was a bit tricky since the new intercooler is quite thicker. Everything works but I'll have to tidy up some things tomorrow.

Also replaced the broken tweeter in the dash and the d pillar speakers. One isn't working, I'll do more troubleshooting but I'm suspecting a wiring issue. Getting close to a fully working audio ( getting the dolby speaker to work will be the last part)
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Re: What did you do to your Volvo today?

Post by WhatAmIDoing » Sat Dec 21, 2019 6:20 pm

Finally got most of the air to burp out of the cooling system (took over a week) after replacing half of the hoses. Went to pull the cap off and top up the coolant, and was surprised to hear air hissing. First time in 3 years the cooling system has held pressure for more than an hour (car was parked for 2 days).

Really need to get it together for this clutch and RMS job. Guy at the alignment shop just complimented on how low the clutch grabbed. Thought he was crazy, especially when I almost couldn't get started from the stop sign on the hill. The screeching is starting to haunt my dreams. :shock:
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