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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?

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bmdubya1198 wrote: Wed Aug 05, 2020 9:10 am
brunocerous wrote: Wed Aug 05, 2020 8:21 am Last weekend, with temperatures near 90 degrees, I drove home the '98 T5 with the kids because it's the only P80 I have with air conditioning, I swapped in a new AGM battery to replace the old one that kept dying — and now it doesn't start anymore. I just get a click/sproing sound when I try to crank it.

My brother says it's likely the antenna ring, so it looks like I'll be swapping it out this afternoon.

Could it be something else? Bad starter? AGM battery?
I don't think the '98 has an antenna ring, and if so, it will crank, but not start.

So does it try to crank, or does it crank and not start?
It just makes a sound that's somewhere between a 'click' and 'sproing' when I try to crank it.

I'd never had any problem starting it before, but something similar did happen with the '99 XC V70.
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Re: What did you do to your Volvo today?

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Rig that wire up, take the safety precautions noted above , and try that bypass.

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Re: What did you do to your Volvo today?

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Already feeling 100lbs lighter... removed the secondary air pump yesterday while the wife was on a call. Delete was done at the ECU a few days ago. 8)
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Sigh... I really hope this is the magic fix. I don't know how I'll bring myself to junk this if this doesn't get my monitors ready for inspection.
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ZionXIX wrote: Wed Aug 05, 2020 10:43 am
amblerman wrote: Wed Aug 05, 2020 8:29 am
ZionXIX wrote: Wed Aug 05, 2020 6:31 am
What kind of coolant type do you want switch to?
Zerex G48
Ok great. Thanks.

The reason I asked is I have always been able to find Zerex G05 in both 50/50 and concentrate at Napa.
I searched napaonline.com and they also show both the 50/50 and concentrate G48 in stock and in store local to me.

If you have a Napa near you that might be a source for you. I have also found my local napa helpful when ordering things they don't typically stock. I know some people have bad experiences with napa but I like mine.

What drives me nuts about Zerex's current labeling is their 50/50 bottles clearly state they are 50/50 mix right on the front.
The concentrate? nothing...I believe their concentrate jug does mention mixing on the back but nothing on the front that mentions it being a concentrate.

So watch out for that.
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Got one side of the front of the R brakes installed on my '97 T5 today.
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theWIFES_S70 wrote: Wed Aug 05, 2020 1:22 pm Already feeling 100lbs lighter... removed the secondary air pump yesterday while the wife was on a call. Delete was done at the ECU a few days ago. 8)

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Sigh... I really hope this is the magic fix. I don't know how I'll bring myself to junk this if this doesn't get my monitors ready for inspection.
Woo hoo! Fingers crossed!
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Very clean brakes - I like the green ! Are drilled/slotted rotors a no no on these cars ? Just wondering...

And I think everyone has their fingers crossed. No one wants to see this turn out badly. Praying to the Volvo gods :)
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Chuck W wrote: Wed Aug 05, 2020 2:41 pm Got one side of the front of the R brakes installed on my '97 T5 today.


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what coating did you use for that green?
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My tip for the day

Intake manifold (IM) installation

4 M7 bolts into slotted holes on IM

4 M7 bolts up top into full holes On IM

One M8 bolt up from below through metal angle bracket shown below

My advice? Attach angle bracket to IM loosely with M8, after getting IM M7 bolts torqued, go back , insert lower M8 and M6 wiringharness bolts, tighten them to torque

Much easier than threading in M8 blind, upside down
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Re: What did you do to your Volvo today?

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Today my cars ac wasn't kicking on. I shut the engine, pulled the ac fuse (fine), pulled the relay and shook it (no rattle), and pulled the little electric wire that runs to the compressor and reconnected. Restarted the car and the ac kicked on but was cycling at idle, on the highway it stayed on without cycling. Temp was 91 plus humidity today.

I'll monitor it but cycling compressor in most cases means low freon, right?
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