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Nice V70 stick in Woods Hole

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Post by DangerCell »

Stephen,
That is my stick you are referring to (98 V70) :)

Always cool to get a compliment on one's stick and very glad to get info on this site as the car is new to me (and volvos in general).

And, it has some minor issues I would like to sort out given that the car just turned 80k and otherwise seems to roll like new.

Probably the nicest car I have ever owned...historically rocking a $30k sailboat, $7k motorcycle and a $400 truck....priorities were perfect but now got 1st baby on way so when a buddy decided to sell this car I snagged it. At first I did not give 2 cents what it was other than looking fairly safe for baby transport, relatively efficient, newish and seemingly dependable. But I must say, after a couple months driving it daily, I absolutely LOVE this car!

Looking at your profile I see you are a lover of the sea too. How long you in Woods Hole? This place is a boaters paradise...if you are here for a while I would be glad to get you out on the water. If you have not already explored local WH waters, it will likely blow yer mind... "local's summer" has just begun :-)

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Post by scot850 »

I am concerned that you guys are comparing sticks........ Maybe a Woods Hole thing.


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Post by FLXC90 »

yer gonna need a bigger "garage"
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abscate wrote: Fri Sep 08, 2017 6:53 am Tagged you with a business card to MVS in case you found us!!
DangerCell wrote: Fri Sep 08, 2017 9:34 am Always cool to get a compliment on one's stick and very glad to get info on this site as the car is new to me (and volvos in general).
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Post by wizechatmgr »

At least we aren't comparing our respective Woods... We're all speaking of golf, right?

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Absolutely!!

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I just came through for two days to setup and lecture on the epi fluorescence microscope for the OmB course. I'm back late Thursday night next week to wrap, staying through

We bring our M26 but usually stay on anchor on Cuttyhunk. Occasionally make it up the Sound to Woods Hole working with both MBL and WHOI.

I need a good sailing friend in WH....will trade for Volvo repairs

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Post by bmdubya1198 »

scot850 wrote: Fri Sep 08, 2017 3:38 pm I am concerned that you guys are comparing sticks........ Maybe a Woods Hole thing.


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Post by DangerCell »

Ha! Figured some fun would be had with the stick...someone even managed to get a wood reference in there lol

Cuttyhunk is cool! There are a few even sweeter anchorages a bit further up the islands tho! West end of Naushon (bay side of Robinsons Hole) is one of the most beautiful places anywhere...

So yeah car needs:
1. a simple tune up? - skips a fire every 15 min or so

2. e brake- holds fast from fwd rolling, not backward rolling though- makes big BANG if ya pull it while rolling at all fwd

3. Rear brakes? - stops fine but: right rear disc looks like it is not getting fully grabbed - makes spooky "ohm" noises from rear while driving or braking. Must have sat a while at some point in its life..perhaps with rear of car on grass??? As rear undercarriage looks pretty rusty while everything fwd of the rear wheels looks amazingly rustless. New calipers fix all the spooky brakey noise??

4. Clutch seems to work perfectly but makes a weird screachy noise while in middle of engaging in any mode north of "babying"...again, works fine just sounds pretty screwy

Oh yeah, and pass side rear pwr window is inop. Needs new guts me thinks. Mechanism was in rear of car when I bought it. Could use some tips on how to pull off interior door panel without wrecking anything as well as any tips on installing the pwr window mechanism :-)

Very cool forum!

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