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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 bmdubya1198 » Sun Dec 22, 2019 9:02 am

Just wrapped up my cousin's manual swap last night. Took it for a few drives around my neighborhood and it runs and drives great! Just waiting on the manual swap tune from Hilton and it'll be good to go. We're also going to bleed the clutch again today as well as the brakes just for good measure, and it should be done.
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
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1988 744 Turbo M46 Beige Metallic/Beige 188k

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Re: What did you do to your Volvo today?

Post by abscate » Sun Dec 22, 2019 9:29 am

bmdubya1198 wrote:
Sun Dec 22, 2019 9:02 am
Just wrapped up my cousin's manual swap last night. Took it for a few drives around my neighborhood and it runs and drives great! Just waiting on the manual swap tune from Hilton and it'll be good to go. We're also going to bleed the clutch again today as well as the brakes just for good measure, and it should be done.
Can you make a list of all the parts you needed for the swap?

I’ll do the part number research and put together r a document for this if you can start the list
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Post by bmdubya1198 » Sun Dec 22, 2019 11:55 am

abscate wrote:
Sun Dec 22, 2019 9:29 am
bmdubya1198 wrote:
Sun Dec 22, 2019 9:02 am
Just wrapped up my cousin's manual swap last night. Took it for a few drives around my neighborhood and it runs and drives great! Just waiting on the manual swap tune from Hilton and it'll be good to go. We're also going to bleed the clutch again today as well as the brakes just for good measure, and it should be done.
Can you make a list of all the parts you needed for the swap?

I’ll do the part number research and put together r a document for this if you can start the list
Definitely, I'll compile a list of everything from the donor car and to buy new. Now that I have two swaps under my belt, I think I can remember everything with a little help from receipts!
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

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Post by abscate » Sun Dec 22, 2019 2:10 pm

Evita brought home my last crew member (Good Ship Estrogen), from Smith College
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Post by Rattnalle » Mon Dec 23, 2019 7:39 am

All the Volvos parked for Christmas.

Tomorrow I'll be replacing the filler door hinge so it stays shut.
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Post by Cookeh » Mon Dec 23, 2019 7:54 am

Good old Falu Rödfärg. Even here in the UK numerous parts of my property have been coated in the stuff, thanks to a Swedish fiance (from Falun, actually!).

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Re: What did you do to your Volvo today?

Post by Rattnalle » Mon Dec 23, 2019 8:57 am

There might be a few liters stuck on these houses all in all since the 30s..

Is it easy to get hold of in the UK? Must stand out quite a bit?

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Post by volvolugnut » Mon Dec 23, 2019 9:10 am

Just googled Falu Rödfärg. It is hard not to learn something new here everyday. Thanks!
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Re: What did you do to your Volvo today?

Post by Cookeh » Mon Dec 23, 2019 2:27 pm

Rattnalle wrote:
Mon Dec 23, 2019 8:57 am
There might be a few liters stuck on these houses all in all since the 30s..

Is it easy to get hold of in the UK? Must stand out quite a bit?
Can get fakes, right colour but wrong chemical composition. Said fakes are very expensive, as far as paint goes. We bravely brought some
tins of the proper stuff back in a suitcase last year. It doesn't stand out too much actually, looks fairly normal - there are so many different colours in the UK that it's hard to actually stand out.

I personally prefer the yellow-shade in Sweden, though can't for the life of me recall what it's proper name is.

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Post by my98s70glt » Tue Dec 24, 2019 3:05 pm

Picked up a ‘98 GLT over Thanksgiving and have been sorting out some issues. Most notably, a few weeks ago... an ABS module from Midwest-ABS, which lead to a ABS wire troubleshoot, and a successful solder. And then today I rebuilt and installed a junkyard pnp switch, reverse lights work once again. It’s my Christmas Miracle!
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