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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 smacknab » Thu Feb 13, 2020 4:20 am

I taped the driver side turn signal back in, so now it matches the passenger side. I pulled into a gas station and it was hanging out by the wire.

Also drove Boston to NYC and averaged 31.5 mpg (highway only) according to the trip computer.

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Re: What did you do to your Volvo today?

Post by abscate » Thu Feb 13, 2020 4:30 am

You probably have a sunroof in your S70 stickshift too, you rascal. Gotta get that AC working.

If you put a small bungy cord on it inside, if youR hood release cable breaks, you can easily pop the hood, too.
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Post by smacknab » Thu Feb 13, 2020 6:14 am

I may have been drafting a couple box trucks... But it was fun watching my trip computer say I was averaging 60+mpg for those moments.

Seriously considering the AC especially being on the backside of winter

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Post by bmdubya1198 » Thu Feb 13, 2020 8:58 am

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So for a while now I've been trying to track down a loud noise on the passenger side of the engine bay. The sound changes pitches when the AC is turned on. I was suspicious of the AC pulley bearing and decided to do the AC delete with the oreillys serpentine belt #K060495. Its fits very well and my engine is quiet again after many years of noise making.

I also had to rig up my own serpentine tension tool because of course I waited until all the stores were closed and despite saying "I need to get one of those tools or make one" for years and I still haven't.

So now that the AC is "out of the loop" I can freely spin the pulley and it spins very well for a good 10-15 seconds before stopping. I hear a slight metal on metal sliding/scraping noise.
As far as I can tell that bearing is free. I bought a replacement bearing some time ago but it's really difficult to turn. Should a new bearing have that much resistance?
New pulleys usually have a lot more resistance than old ones, so it's probably normal if it's brand new. Definitely sounds like your AC clutch/pulley is shot. They'll make a nasty noise when they start breaking apart. I bet it was wobbling quite a bit too!
My cousin's was in BAD shape, looked like it was about to shake itself off. We ended up just swapping in a whole AC compressor since it was easier at the time.
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Re: What did you do to your Volvo today?

Post by reihotep » Thu Feb 13, 2020 1:53 pm

abscate wrote:
Tue Feb 11, 2020 7:47 pm
reihotep wrote:
Tue Feb 11, 2020 2:13 pm
abscate wrote:
Tue Feb 11, 2020 4:53 am


I’ve got the 2005 version in 466 over here in Far Western Norway.
Ah, thats how you recognised it so quick!

How do you like your 2005 version? I'm over here in the middle of Norway. I'm really happy with mine so far, although it needs a wash after yesterdays roadtrip to bring it home. It doesn't seem to be as thirsty as I feared it might be, at least not when driving mostly economically.

I get well over 30 mpg ( about 8 liters/ 100 km or better) which is good for a big estate car.

Do you have a 5 speed like mine, too?
That's not bad at all!

Yeah mine is also a 5 speed, automatic.

I plunged my car into the snowbank going about 40km/h in an 80km/h zone in a slight corner while driving it home on monday. This is something I've never actually managed to do before in my 10 years of driving. It was 0C, horribly slushy roads and a snowstorm bad enough that you see less with the brights on than normal driving lights (it was night) because all you see is the snow falling. Next to no grip on the road. Even with good, spiked snow tires I had almost no control and couldn't brake for shit, so I just let go of the brake, turned the steering wheel (FWD) and gave a tiny bit of gas so as to not go into the snowbank headlights first. Hit the snow with the drivers side front corner, and got out with no problem. No damage to my car at all! Gotta say I'm glad I was driving my V70, if I was in my old Hyundai i10 I'd probably still be in the snowbank 😁
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Post by 99commutervolvos70 » Sat Feb 15, 2020 2:41 pm

Well, I replaced my heater hose firewall coupler and gave my S70 a much needed wash.
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Post by bmdubya1198 » Sat Feb 15, 2020 4:05 pm

Looking good!
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1993 944 Base Beige/Beige 221k
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1992 245 Base White/Beige 249k
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1998 S90- Silver/Gray 207k
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Re: What did you do to your Volvo today?

Post by abscate » Sat Feb 15, 2020 5:21 pm

I like that blue. What is the colour code on that?
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Re: What did you do to your Volvo today?

Post by bmdubya1198 » Sat Feb 15, 2020 5:43 pm

abscate wrote:
Sat Feb 15, 2020 5:21 pm
I like that blue. What is the color code on that?
I was wondering the same, it looks bolder than nautic.

Also corrected your spelling :mrgreen:
2000 V70R Venetian Red/Charcoal M56 Swapped 195k
2000 S70 GLT Mystic Silver/Taupe 253k
2003 S60 2.4T Silver/Black 112k
2007 XC90 V8 AWD Sport Titanium Grey/Black 166k
1993 944 Base Beige/Beige 221k
1991 944 Turbo Dark Green/Beige 173k
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 abscate » Sat Feb 15, 2020 7:53 pm

bmdubya1198 wrote:
Sat Feb 15, 2020 5:43 pm
abscate wrote:
Sat Feb 15, 2020 5:21 pm
I like that blue. What is the color code on that?
I was wondering the same, it looks bolder than nautic.

Also corrected your spelling :mrgreen:
Thank you! I’ll put a Cheque in the post for those Aluminium Tyres , too.
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