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 Cookeh »

Oh Im sorry, I thought you had spares of each. Please do not disassemble on a whim!

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Post by abscate »

Cookeh wrote: Sat Jan 23, 2021 3:26 am Oh Im sorry, I thought you had spares of each. Please do not disassemble on a whim!
I did have to use the C70 foam with the c70 skin, when I went to put the c70 skin on the S70 seat bottom, it was loose and baggy from the bigger bolsters. The hog ring clips amd rails are different too, but I didn’t out those in, I was happy to secure just at the sides of the seat rails and at the rear, with zip ties.

I had to use the S70 seat back foam to fit with the later S70 SIPS, this fit was ok, like 8.5/10

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Still look wonderful =) Even after being awake 24 hours =)
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Post by Cookeh »

Duly noted, thanks. C70 seat base upgrades will have to wait until I can find a full set of leather seats then...even though I prefer half and half!

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Post by abscate »

Alistair...the headrests are different too. I had to punch new holes in the leather to refit my S70 headrests through the C70 leather. Wasn’t hard to do with a sharp knife, just cut an X where you feel the hole in the leather for the headrest post

My daughter loves the new bolster , and it’s really good for my fat bottom , too. ( she luckily is only 8 stone)
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Post by Ocelot »

So I replaced my exhaust manifold yesterday and boyo, what a pain in the behind! I sprayed the nuts of the manifold with WD-40 a few nights before and did that three times. The manifold came of with ease. The pain in the behind came from actually getting the right manifold. I got this manifold from eBay and I thought it was the right one (I searched on a partnumber and clearly I had the wrong one).
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I've called three different Volvo-dealers and two salvage yards who specialize in Swedish cars and luckily, I found the right one in the last salvage yard I called.
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What's up with this manifold? I mean, I've searched on American websites like FCP Euro and IPD USA and I couldn't find it there. I looked at some Dutch and German carparts stores (Autodoc being one of the biggest in West-Europe) and nope, can't find it there. So I replaced the exhaust manifold and asked the man who runs the DIY-garage who's also an expert welder with 35 years of experience if he could weld the cracked manifold so that I have that one as a spare. He said that welding cast iron is kind of tricky, but I saw a sparkle in his eyes. He welded the cracked manifold and he succeeded in welding it! :D
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So can anybody here shed some light why this manifold is so hard to find? Is there a replacement part for it? Did I miss something when searching for a new one? I'm just curious. :) I also be posting some photos real soon because the S70 is being equipped with a LPG-tank as we speak!
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Post by abscate »

Glad it came off easily, but WD40 isn’t the right stuff, you want a penetrating lubricant like Kroil, Liquid Wrench, or PB Blaster

A mix of ATF and acetone works well , too.

Heat is your friend on fasteners like this, cycle about 30 seconds of propane torch on each one, three times, let cool, then apply penetrant.
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Post by wizechatmgr »

Unless cast iron is drilled at both ends of the crack to release the strain, then preheated, it will crack again.

And he's right, cast iron is more of a dark art when it comes to welding... I'd rather try to strike an arc on a painted surface =P
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Post by Sveedy »

Your doing the LPG conversion is worthy of a thread of its own. IMHO. Please keep us posted as it goes.
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Post by duke1 »

hi i certainly would never fit the repaired manifold esp on a lpg system,every part needs to be perfectly servicable to be safe i have seen the result of lpg ignition under a bonnet and boy it is not pretty! saying that i have had manifolds and cylinder heads welded and work just fine on petrol engines,good luck but do be careful.

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