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What did you do to your Volvo today?

Help, Advice and DIY Tutorials on Volvo's extremely popular car line -- Volvo's 1990s "bread and butter" cars -- powered by the ubiquitous and durable Volvo inline 5-cylinder engine.

1992 - 1997 850, 850 R, 850 T5-R, 850 T5, 850 GLT
1997 - 2000 S70, S70 AWD
1997 - 2000 V70, V70 AWD
1997 - 2000 V70-XC
1997 - 2004 C70

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Re: What did you do to your Volvo today?

Post by bmdubya1198 » Sun Apr 05, 2020 8:30 am

That's always a possibility too. Fortunately I don't deal with a lot of rusty cars, and I haven't had an issue with snapping a subframe bolt yet.
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Re: What did you do to your Volvo today?

Post by smacknab » Sun Apr 05, 2020 8:41 am

Yesterday I swapped my corner light indicators with aftermarkets from 1aAuto (pnP wanted $20 for patinea'd units). They don't fit well and the tabs broke off immediately, but 1aAuto issued a full refund without requiring me to send them back, which was nice of them.

Also swapped the trunk struts, which seems trivial, but makes the car feel shockingly new lol.

The biggest thing from yesterday was I found a bulge one one of my all season tires when I was switching them on. Two were already due to be switched being 7 years old, so I figured I'd get a better deal buying a full set. So I swapped all 4, and luckily I spring for the road hazard package because later that night my back wheel got a puncture and ran flat. Actually my first flat ever! They're swapping the tire with a brand new one for $14 tomorrow
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Re: What did you do to your Volvo today?

Post by Chuck W » Tue Apr 07, 2020 8:50 am

Got the 302s installed on the front of the wife's '97 855 GLT.

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Re: What did you do to your Volvo today?

Post by Goupil » Tue Apr 07, 2020 3:06 pm

Finally got my rusty trailer hitch removed. The last 2 stripped bolt put up a good fight and I had to get the angle grinder out
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When removing the hitch it got caught in the exhaust, put quite some weight on it and the p.o amazing welds made some rather bad cracking noises :mrgreen:
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So right now I'm hoping it holds for now and I have a Ferrita catback on the way
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Re: What did you do to your Volvo today?

Post by volvolugnut » Tue Apr 07, 2020 5:24 pm

I cleaned brake dust off my wheels.

Hey, I did something.

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Re: What did you do to your Volvo today?

Post by abscate » Wed Apr 08, 2020 4:50 am

volvolugnut wrote:
Tue Apr 07, 2020 5:24 pm
I cleaned brake dust off my wheels.

Hey, I did something.

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Is there away to glue this back on and get more brake pad life?
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Re: What did you do to your Volvo today?

Post by ZionXIX » Wed Apr 08, 2020 5:29 am

abscate wrote:
Wed Apr 08, 2020 4:50 am
volvolugnut wrote:
Tue Apr 07, 2020 5:24 pm
I cleaned brake dust off my wheels.

Hey, I did something.

volvolugnut
Is there away to glue this back on and get more brake pad life?
You mean brake pads arent a lifetime part?

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Re: What did you do to your Volvo today?

Post by smacknab » Wed Apr 08, 2020 5:37 am

ZionXIX wrote:
Wed Apr 08, 2020 5:29 am
abscate wrote:
Wed Apr 08, 2020 4:50 am
volvolugnut wrote:
Tue Apr 07, 2020 5:24 pm
I cleaned brake dust off my wheels.

Hey, I did something.

volvolugnut
Is there away to glue this back on and get more brake pad life?
You mean brake pads arent a lifetime part?
What were those engineers thinking??
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Re: What did you do to your Volvo today?

Post by ZionXIX » Wed Apr 08, 2020 5:47 am

smacknab wrote:
Wed Apr 08, 2020 5:37 am


What were those engineers thinking??
I'm waiting for a manufacturer to suggest lifetime engine oil with no changes needed. That will be a spectacular disaster.

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Re: What did you do to your Volvo today?

Post by jmcguire » Wed Apr 08, 2020 6:17 am

The 850 passed state inspection and emissions testing with flying colors at 65328 miles on the odometer.

At 65450 miles the engine cooling fan wasn’t shutting off when turning the ignition off. It would continue to run for about a full minute before turning off. I replaced the fan relay and the coolant temperature sensor. While doing the work I flushed the cooling system and replaced the Stant thermostat with a genuine Volvo one.

One note... when I first started the car after replacing the sensor and relay the fan kicked on immediately. I shut the car off and it continued to run. So, I restarted the car and allowed it to idle until eventually the fan turned off by itself and it is now cycling perfectly. Might have been stuck in mid-cycle and needed to reset.
‘96 850 GLT

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