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What did you do to your Volvo today?

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abscate wrote: Thu Sep 17, 2020 9:22 am 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.
:lol: Even I didn't manage that on my dad's E83.
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'03 S60 2.4T Silver/Black 118k
'07 XC90 V8 AWD Sport Titanium Grey/Black 174k
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'92 245 Base White/Beige 249k
'99 BMW 528i
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1993 944 Base Beige/Beige 221k
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A little Guibo judo
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Installed some remanufactured calipers on the project 99 2.3T S70 Auto. Had a fun time when i pushed the brake pedal without closing the bleed valves on the two front calipers. Needless to say i will need to bleed the whole system before testing it again.

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yanga001 wrote: Fri Sep 18, 2020 8:40 am Installed some remanufactured calipers on the project 99 2.3T S70 Auto. Had a fun time when i pushed the brake pedal without closing the bleed valves on the two front calipers. Needless to say i will need to bleed the whole system before testing it again.

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the missus found her carpet in the volvo rather soggy!turns out when i fitted the new heater matrix i was a bit wimpy tightening the t25 fastener and had seepage.
so i have tightened it up and dried it off left some tissue under it for tonight which i hope to find still dry in the morning,all cos i was scared id overtighten it and strip the thread,,,,,.
also got a black light today and going hunting for ac leaks,wish me luck im going in!!!!!!peace
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Finally got the starter out of the T5 after a no-crank, no-start situation, bench tested it, and it was fine. Put everything back together, and it started right up.
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brunocerous wrote: Sat Sep 19, 2020 8:10 pm Finally got the starter out of the T5 after a no-crank, no-start situation, bench tested it, and it was fine. Put everything back together, and it started right up.
Of course it did
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Ahh... one of those fun intermittent issues. It seems everything that goes wrong on my cars is like that!
'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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I did that once with my 850 starter. It was a connection issue ( but not the kind that makes sparks luckily!)

Today I finished polishing all the big panels, some little spots to finish. Looks so much better red than pink.

Oil change (Castrol GTX 10-30 for the winter), flushed out 3 qts of ATF (pretty dark), new wipers, couple of little things.

As I was poking around under there, I saw that quite a bit of oil is coming down the front / intake side of the block and blowing back across the pan. Not the pan gasket, it looks to be pretty high. Better light and a mirror tomorrow.

What’s up there under the intake that has oil pressure? Does the pcv box have any pressure?.. It’s just a vapor separator. Head gasket? (OH NO MR BILL...) hmm.
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BlackBart wrote: Sat Sep 19, 2020 10:13 pm I did that once with my 850 starter. It was a connection issue ( but not the kind that makes sparks luckily!)

Today I finished polishing all the big panels, some little spots to finish. Looks so much better red than pink.

Oil change (Castrol GTX 10-30 for the winter), flushed out 3 qts of ATF (pretty dark), new wipers, couple of little things.

As I was poking around under there, I saw that quite a bit of oil is coming down the front / intake side of the block and blowing back across the pan. Not the pan gasket, it looks to be pretty high. Better light and a mirror tomorrow.

What’s up there under the intake that has oil pressure? Does the pcv box have any pressure?.. It’s just a vapor separator. Head gasket? (OH NO MR BILL...) hmm.
It may be one of the rear cam seals letting the oil trickle down. Those leaks tend to travel.
'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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