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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 abscate » Tue Dec 24, 2019 8:09 pm

Is that Nautic Blue 417 or Black?

Looks like Clava 16 inch wheels, nice and neat.
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Re: What did you do to your Volvo today?

Post by my98s70glt » Tue Dec 24, 2019 9:10 pm

abscate wrote:
Tue Dec 24, 2019 8:09 pm
Is that Nautic Blue 417 or Black?

Looks like Clava 16 inch wheels, nice and neat.
Green-Blue Metallic 412 and Neptune 17”
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1998 S70 GLT: T5 ECU || 16T Turbo || White Injectors || Snabb RIP Kit || Snabb Fresh Air Pipe || Bilstein Touring || Eibach Lowering Springs || 17” Neptunes

2007 V70 2.5T: Snabb Fresh Air Pipe || BC Racing Coilovers

Previous: 2006 V70 2.5T, 2011 C70 T5, 2012 S60 T5, 2000 S70 GLT/SE

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Re: What did you do to your Volvo today?

Post by bmdubya1198 » Wed Dec 25, 2019 10:56 am

abscate wrote:
Tue Dec 24, 2019 8:09 pm
Is that Nautic Blue 417 or Black?

Looks like Clava 16 inch wheels, nice and neat.
That color looks incredible in person... matches the Neptunes very nicely!
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2000 S70 GLT Mystic Silver/Taupe 253k
2003 S60 2.4T Silver/Black 109k
2007 XC90 V8 AWD Sport Titanium Grey/Black 165k
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

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Re: What did you do to your Volvo today?

Post by Richard_TD » Wed Dec 25, 2019 12:56 pm

On Sunday I attempted to change my thermostat and discovered that some gorilla had been in there before. The first torx socket I tried wasn't as good a fit as it should have been and by the time I tried a better one the damage had been done. The bolts resisted all attempts to undo them until the inevitable happened.

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I tried taking the housing off the spares car, but soon realised that the 10V version is different. The local breaker had no 5 pot Volvos in at all so I had no option but to bite the bullet and order a new casing from Scandix. Unfortunately that left me without a car for the holidays.

Yesterday I decided to take the housing off one of the V40s in the breaker's yard and see if it would fit. It turns out that the holes are in the same place but the V40 has a fatter temperature sender, which means the boss fouls the 850's inlet manifold. I attacked the boss with a file as much as I dared and managed to create a gap. The next problem was how to connect the V40 temperature sender into the 850's wiring. I cut the plug off the spares car and soldered it on. Heating the sender with a blowtorch made the temperature gauge rise so I put heatshrink on and put it all together. I used hex headed bolts and didn't use a 6 foot pipe to tighten them, so I hope it'll come apart easily when required.

Amazingly it seems to be holding water and the temperature gauge is behaving as it should. Once the correct bits arrive I'll put it all back the way it should be but I'm just glad that I can actually use the car. I was quite despondent when I broke it.

On the plus side the heater seems to be working better, which was the reason for changing the thermostat in the first place, it would have been quite galling if I'd broken it by trying to fix it when it wasn't broken.
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Re: What did you do to your Volvo today?

Post by smacknab » Wed Dec 25, 2019 3:14 pm

Just finished doing my own head gasket on my 99 s70 na m56 and today decided to test my compression. I got even compression across all 5! Woo

I also taught my Fiance to drive stick in the Volvo and she drove us on the street about 15 minutes across town. She was so pissed at me when she stalled it 5-6 times at a green light, but it was worth it.

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Re: What did you do to your Volvo today?

Post by bmdubya1198 » Wed Dec 25, 2019 3:59 pm

smacknab wrote:
Wed Dec 25, 2019 3:14 pm
Just finished doing my own head gasket on my 99 s70 na m56 and today decided to test my compression. I got even compression across all 5! Woo

I also taught my Fiance to drive stick in the Volvo and she drove us on the street about 15 minutes across town. She was so pissed at me when she stalled it 5-6 times at a green light, but it was worth it.
Well done!

Let her keep at it, she'll laugh too eventually!
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2000 S70 GLT Mystic Silver/Taupe 253k
2003 S60 2.4T Silver/Black 109k
2007 XC90 V8 AWD Sport Titanium Grey/Black 165k
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
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Re: What did you do to your Volvo today?

Post by abscate » Thu Dec 26, 2019 7:26 am

Get her into a big empty parking lot if she needs practice with the starting off. No traffic or pressure.

Make sure your parking brake stays adjusted and working well , too. MASS DOT looks at these now pretty closely , I think.

While I grabbed photos of your air motor, I noticed the purge valve was chattering again on Evita the S70 so I swapped in my new one. ( previously ordered due to chatter at 156k$
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Re: What did you do to your Volvo today?

Post by bmdubya1198 » Thu Dec 26, 2019 7:53 pm

An old friend came to visit today... I need to diagnose a P0300, P0305 misfire issue and do the timing belt, water pump, and some other work in preparation for a 19T.

Always nice to see my old GLT!
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2000 V70R Venetian Red/Charcoal M56 Swapped 195k
2000 S70 GLT Mystic Silver/Taupe 253k
2003 S60 2.4T Silver/Black 109k
2007 XC90 V8 AWD Sport Titanium Grey/Black 165k
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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Re: What did you do to your Volvo today?

Post by bmdubya1198 » Fri Dec 27, 2019 5:23 pm

Man, I hate when people bring me junk parts. Hate to tell him it'll be back for a cylinder head in two months... the tensioner won't even adjust properly to install it.

He insists on using them, so whatever!
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2000 V70R Venetian Red/Charcoal M56 Swapped 195k
2000 S70 GLT Mystic Silver/Taupe 253k
2003 S60 2.4T Silver/Black 109k
2007 XC90 V8 AWD Sport Titanium Grey/Black 165k
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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Re: What did you do to your Volvo today?

Post by abscate » Fri Dec 27, 2019 8:00 pm

The siren song of gummy rubber and silver cheese metal parts
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