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Happy 2019 Thanksgiving everyone...if your Volvo won't start after shuffling in the driveway...

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Happy 2019 Thanksgiving everyone...if your Volvo won't start after shuffling in the driveway...

Post by abscate » Thu Nov 24, 2016 5:27 am

You probably have lawnmower syndrome!

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Re: Happy Thanksgiving everyone...if your Volvo won't start after shuffling in the driveway...

Post by theWIFES_S70 » Thu Nov 24, 2016 9:06 am

At least post the video, Steve! :lol:



Have a Great Thanksgiving everyone!
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Post by matthew1 » Thu Nov 24, 2016 9:34 am

Happy non-Lawnmower Syndrome Thanksgiving to everyone here! :-D
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Re: Happy Thanksgiving everyone...if your Volvo won't start after shuffling in the driveway...

Post by cn90 » Thu Nov 24, 2016 11:28 am

If you run into Lawn Mower Syndrome, you need to pardon your Volvo haha!!!

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!!!
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Re: Happy Thanksgiving everyone...if your Volvo won't start after shuffling in the driveway...

Post by dosbricks » Thu Nov 24, 2016 9:32 pm

Just push it onto the lawn and spend the day with the family. There's always black Friday for working on the car--unless you would rather be at the mall. :wink:

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Re: Happy Thanksgiving everyone...if your Volvo won't start after shuffling in the driveway...

Post by abscate » Mon Sep 04, 2017 3:18 am

Got a great case of LMS on SWMBOs BMW yesterday.

On Saturday , we took little one ( 6 feet, 180 pounds) back to philly for school in the T4, and I moved the E83 to the road to roll out in the am. The next day it started and ran on 2 cylinders for about 3 minutes.

Chuff chuff chuff like a choo choo train
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Re: Happy Thanksgiving everyone...if your Volvo won't start after shuffling in the driveway...

Post by abscate » Wed Nov 22, 2017 3:28 am

Happy Thanksgiving everyone...and remember to run your Volvo for at least a minute to clear the cold start gas if you shuffle it in the driveway this week!
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Re: Happy Thanksgiving everyone...if your Volvo won't start after shuffling in the driveway...

Post by 850 LPT » Wed Nov 22, 2017 8:02 am

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!!

I will spend the weekend to finally finish installing the new radiator, new trans cooler hose, new starter on the XC and get that car back on the road. Got the old rad out already so it should be fun. Possibly installing the snow tires while I'm at it too.
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Re: Happy Thanksgiving everyone...if your Volvo won't start after shuffling in the driveway...

Post by scot850 » Wed Nov 22, 2017 4:09 pm

To all our friends south of the 49th, have a happy and safe Thanksgiving.

Fortunately we have too much snow on the ground to get lawnmower syndrome. All or mowers are safely tucked away for the next 5-6 months (or am I missing the point here......LoL!!). Just have to use the cars for now.

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Re: Happy Thanksgiving everyone...if your Volvo won't start after shuffling in the driveway...

Post by wizechatmgr » Fri Nov 24, 2017 10:48 pm

I've heard rumors that @Abscate may have a LPT turbo and Volvo motor on a riding mower. Haven't seen him with it yet, he never slows down enough to really identify it. More of a UDO (unidentified driving object) May have to park a beamer in front of it to slow his departure greatly. Similar to putting a chewing gum wrapper on someone's foot before going through airport security.

I also have heard rumors it is equipped with the mystical 3rd row seating - with heat and massage...
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