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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
1997 - 2000 S70, S70 AWD
1997 - 2000 V70, V70 AWD
1997 - 2000 V70-XC
1997 - 2004 C70

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Chuck W wrote: Tue Sep 15, 2020 6:30 am
850 LPT wrote: Tue Sep 15, 2020 5:30 am Awesome looking emerald S70, love it!
Thanks!

It's actually an 850. ;)

Sure looks curvy for an 850....but gorgeous none the less
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BlackBart wrote: Mon Sep 14, 2020 9:51 am Pumped up a low tire with a bike pump.
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ZionXIX wrote: Tue Sep 15, 2020 6:54 am Sure looks curvy for an 850....but gorgeous none the less
'97 850 with an XC70 snout on it.
'97 854 T5 - Manual Swap, M4.4,COP, P2R Brakes, 16T, chassis bracing, XC70 nose swap
'97 855 GLT - Hers. RN swap/16T/exhaust/302s/Flashable M4.4, chassis bracing, 2 kid seats
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Chuck W wrote: Tue Sep 15, 2020 6:30 am
850 LPT wrote: Tue Sep 15, 2020 5:30 am Awesome looking emerald S70, love it!
Thanks!

It's actually an 850. ;)
Wow, you fooled me. But that's easy to do :)
96' 850 sedan, base, auto, pewter/charcoal, 117k miles
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04' V70, auto, ash gold/ tan, 233k miles, daughters car
05' V70, 5-speed manual, loaded, mistral green/ tan, 150k miles
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RickHaleParker wrote: Tue Sep 15, 2020 4:00 am
bmdubya1198 wrote: Sun Sep 13, 2020 8:37 pm I don't know how the guy let it get that bad.
Wanna go fast when one can't afford it will get one a kind of go fast one does not want. Gone fast out of life that is.
Well from what he told me, the guy he bought it from was a kid, so I'm not totally surprised. The owner before him did all the work, and it seems the PO didn't really bother messing with it. He got something fast and didn't know how to take care of it. My friend who owns it now is in his 30s and knows better than to let stuff get that bad!
Stu70 wrote: Tue Sep 15, 2020 3:56 am Yes, I have the obd2 in the console, but I also have the obd1(??) in the engine bay with the jumper wire and LED, I take it that’s not the norm.
1995 and older 850s (maybe even '96-'97) had the OBD1 diagnostic connector under the hood. In the US, no S/V/C70 had that connector. They rely solely on OBD2.
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'07 XC90 V8 AWD Sport Titanium Grey/Black 174k
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Stu is in NZ so that mArket might be very different than N.A.
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abscate wrote: Wed Sep 16, 2020 4:40 am Stu is in NZ so that mArket might be very different than N.A.
Right, he was asking if it's common in the NA market, though.

Replaced the broken armrest in the XC90 yesterday. I FINALLY found a good one at the junkyard on Monday. I've been searching since we got it last March!
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'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
'99 BMW 528i
'01 Mountaineer 5.0
Sold-
2000 S70 GLT Mystic Silver/Taupe 253k
1993 944 Base Beige/Beige 221k
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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Purchased a rear wing for my wagon from Robert. It fits nicely. The 2 piece bracket design is a pain. Next I need to color match it.
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Looks just like mine! I've wanted to paint it since I put it on over a year ago. Eventually I'll get to it lol.

Changed the control arms on the S60R. Had an idiot moment and had the control arms on backwards... and I was wondering why I couldn't compress them enough to attach the spindles to the struts. I had too many distractions... they're marked for a reason!
Just about ready to go back to its owner. Now today while it's pouring rain all day, I'll have to track down a boost leak to solve MAF and LTFT codes.

Damn, this is a good looking car (and pretty fast too!). Stock HID bulbs and a stock grille would look way better though.
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'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
'99 BMW 528i
'01 Mountaineer 5.0
Sold-
2000 S70 GLT Mystic Silver/Taupe 253k
1993 944 Base Beige/Beige 221k
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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You shouldn’t be allowed to own tools with such a basic mistake. At least I can show some expert E83 work so that you can know your place. You are welcome.
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