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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
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Drove it! Recent purchase required some stuff (heater core, rear view mirror snapped off, blah blah), then I blew the cat off.
Removed, welded it back onto the turbo flange, lamented not having 3 elbows to disconnect/reconnect the plugins.
Visited a dear friend yesterday that had a 'Premium Sound System' head (with CASSETTE, yo!).
Surprised that the compressed used toilet paper speakers can actually sound pretty ok!
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The paper speakers are actually pretty good, just replaced one on my car that was blown out after reading about how upgraded speakers really aren't an improvement on these cars with the SC-901 system. My cassettes and CDs sound fantastic on this system!
'00 V70R Venetian Red/Charcoal M56 Swapped 200k
'03 S60 2.4T Silver/Black 118k
'07 XC90 V8 AWD Sport Titanium Grey/Black 174k
'91 944 Turbo Dark Green/Beige 175k
'92 245 Base White/Beige 249k
'98 V70 GLT Black/Beige 205k
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While waiting on my Coils to arrive I figured I would pull apart the coil wiring harness, glad I did had breaks and bare wire in 2 spots on wires going to the VVT plug. I ordered some OEM Volvo parts, i found some really good prices! I got the ECT, all 5 coils, Turbo control solenoid valve,spark plugs, MAP sensor and coil wiring harness.
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Changed spark plugs in my S70. Think the plugs I had was wrong. Probably came from a turbo model that was recycled. This time I bought the four electrode style Bosch FGR7DQE0. Cheap plug but it's supposed to be oe.
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FR7DPP+ is the correct plug for NAs, but those definitely look due for replacement! The ones you got are probably correct for that type of plug.
'00 V70R Venetian Red/Charcoal M56 Swapped 200k
'03 S60 2.4T Silver/Black 118k
'07 XC90 V8 AWD Sport Titanium Grey/Black 174k
'91 944 Turbo Dark Green/Beige 175k
'92 245 Base White/Beige 249k
'98 V70 GLT Black/Beige 205k
'99 BMW 528i
'01 Mountaineer 5.0
Sold-
2000 S70 GLT Mystic Silver/Taupe 253k
1993 944 Base Beige/Beige 221k
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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Replaced my heater core today.... Boy is it nice to not have it smell when the heat is turned on. Tried to soak up as much of the coolant from the mats and foam underneath as I could, hopefully any little left will dry out eventually. Was fairly easy only took about an hour total. Didn't even lose much coolant taking the old one out.
Replaced it with one of the swedish car parts ones from the ebay store for $37 shipped


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bmdubya1198 wrote: Wed Jul 08, 2020 3:31 pm FR7DPP+ is the correct plug for NAs, but those definitely look due for replacement! The ones you got are probably correct for that type of plug.
It's actually just listed for GLTs and T5s at the parts suppliers I looked at. Worked fine on my NA anyway.
EDIT: Except for dirt bikes I've never ever noticed any difference in engine performance after changing plugs.

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kallekula wrote: Thu Jul 09, 2020 10:20 am
It's actually just listed for GLTs and T5s at the parts suppliers I looked at. Worked fine on my NA anyway.
EDIT: Except for dirt bikes I've never ever noticed any difference in engine performance after changing plugs.
Yeah, same here. I always laugh at the reviews and whatnot for spark plugs saying how much better a car runs after replacing them. Unless they're REALLY bad, typically you won't notice a big difference.
'00 V70R Venetian Red/Charcoal M56 Swapped 200k
'03 S60 2.4T Silver/Black 118k
'07 XC90 V8 AWD Sport Titanium Grey/Black 174k
'91 944 Turbo Dark Green/Beige 175k
'92 245 Base White/Beige 249k
'98 V70 GLT Black/Beige 205k
'99 BMW 528i
'01 Mountaineer 5.0
Sold-
2000 S70 GLT Mystic Silver/Taupe 253k
1993 944 Base Beige/Beige 221k
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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bmdubya1198 wrote: Thu Jul 09, 2020 9:10 pm
kallekula wrote: Thu Jul 09, 2020 10:20 am
It's actually just listed for GLTs and T5s at the parts suppliers I looked at. Worked fine on my NA anyway.
EDIT: Except for dirt bikes I've never ever noticed any difference in engine performance after changing plugs.
Yeah, same here. I always laugh at the reviews and whatnot for spark plugs saying how much better a car runs after replacing them. Unless they're REALLY bad, typically you won't notice a big difference.
I purchased an 03 Odyssey for my sister in law (now ours) when she went back to school for her PHD. It had 154K miles and I replace the plugs with some NGK Iridium. The van has around 230K now so it's been awhile but I distinctly remember the night and day difference. Everything was at Stage O except for the plugs. It was running fine but then the difference, so much so I recommend the plugs to 3 friends who also had Odysseys, all of whom I had helped with repairs.

Have a set of Volvo plugs from FCP that will soon go into the C30. Will see if there is a drastic difference.

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I just changed my oil and wet sanded polished the headlights
2000 C70 hpt with 140k
2008 xc90 t6 non turbo with 170k
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