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Diary of a 17 y/o with an 850

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: Diary of a 17 y/o with an 850

Post by shihabafi » Mon Oct 15, 2018 6:02 pm

misha wrote:
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It's a grease.
but... I've taken the wheels off many times and never put any grease on... Is this a cause for concern?
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Re: Diary of a 17 y/o with an 850

Post by misha » Tue Oct 16, 2018 1:52 am

Nope...it's advantage.
I usually put some grease on wheel lugs when i change summer/winter set of tyres when the time comes.
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Re: Diary of a 17 y/o with an 850

Post by abscate » Tue Oct 16, 2018 2:05 am

Lube or dry lug nuts is one of those issues that consumes much too much internet bandwidth..like oil brands, oil change intervals, and Nitrogen in tires
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Re: Diary of a 17 y/o with an 850reased.

Post by erikv11 » Tue Oct 16, 2018 8:09 am

shihabafi wrote:
Mon Oct 15, 2018 6:02 pm
misha wrote:
Mon Oct 15, 2018 5:34 pm
It's a grease.
but... I've taken the wheels off many times and never put any grease on... Is this a cause for concern?
Not sure what you're asking but no, don't be concerned about whether or not the lug bolts are greased.

Perhaps more to the point, the lug bolts have absolutely nothing to do with the squeak. I don't know what's causing it but it isn't the lugs.
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Re: Diary of a 17 y/o with an 850

Post by shihabafi » Fri Nov 02, 2018 8:09 am

Dear diary,

The other day I took an exit off the highway, and when I turned, I admit I was going maybe a bit faster than a person should, but it wasn't "body-rolling" fast. Nevertheless, the arrow light and the check engine light started flashing, and the car stalled on me, while I was still rolling. Then I threw the car in Park and turned it back on and carried on.

I've known about this problem for a while, it's a wire that connects to the battery, and I'm assuming it's got something to do with the ignition coil. Anyways, when I got some time, I beat my car with a hammer, and now I doubt it's going to happen anytime soon. However, that doesn't mean I don't need to get it fixed soon...
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Re: Diary of a 17 y/o with an 850

Post by abscate » Fri Nov 02, 2018 2:41 pm

Thats really easy to fix right. Its a really ugly mess as it is, and yes, will cause all sorts of electrical and running problems
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Re: Diary of a 17 y/o with an 850

Post by shihabafi » Mon Nov 26, 2018 3:07 pm

Dear diary,

After having my license for just over a year, today I got into my first accident. I must admit, it was pretty scary. But there's good and bad news.

Good news:

We were all okay, I got off with a warning, insurance did not get involved, and her car was perfectly fine.
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Bad news:

umm...
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Most of the damage went to the glass in the lens. No idea how I managed to do that from a direct hit to the back, but no complains. Looks like I'll need to get a new turn signal lens cover, although that's tragic because this one was less than a month old. I took the grill out for the last picture. But the hood...

You think that'll buff out? :(



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Re: Diary of a 17 y/o with an 850

Post by abscate » Mon Nov 26, 2018 6:28 pm

A panel beater can fix that. A nice bright yellow one will give it that Jerry Garcia look.
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Re: Diary of a 17 y/o with an 850

Post by shihabafi » Tue Nov 27, 2018 5:24 am

abscate wrote:
Mon Nov 26, 2018 6:28 pm
A panel beater can fix that. A nice bright yellow one will give it that Jerry Garcia look.
But I don't have one.... looks like it's off to the body shop... :/



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Re: Diary of a 17 y/o with an 850

Post by misha » Tue Nov 27, 2018 11:58 am

It would be cheaper to replace the whole hood...from the junkyard.....if you manage to find a matching colour....it would be nice.
Headlight and side markers also from junkyard.
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'97 850 2.5 20v /fully equipped/ Motronic 4.4 / polar white wagon
'91 Citroen XM 2.0 SI /fully equipped/mandarine red metallic
History of Volvos in the family:
'71 144 S
'73 144 De Luxe
'78 244 DL
'78 244 DL
'79 244 GLE
'85 340 GLS

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