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1998 V70NAM56 (NOW ENGINE SWAP) , winter 2020 "The Orange Mountain"

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1998 V70NAM56 (NOW ENGINE SWAP) , winter 2020 "The Orange Mountain"

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We recovered a v70 with a head gasket problem to my driveway and it will live again.

Symptoms, loss of coolant from hose chafe, upper radiator hose
Little compression in 1,2,4,5
150 psi in 3

Timing belt intact

Temps soared to 38F so I did all the upper cylinder head disconnects, deep great, and popped off the four exhaust manifold bolts...zip zip zip zip by Bosch.

Air cleaner and fuel injection rail off

Rear engine mount off

One thermostat bolt head stripped out. Since head is coming off, that will be easy to remove on bench.

My garage clears on Feb 17, hope to finish shortly thereafter.
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Re: 1998 V70NAM56 cylinder head job, winter 2020 "The Orange Mountain"

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1998 V70 in Orange .... Saffron Pearl Metallic, paint code 435?
1998 C70, B5234T3, 16T, AW50-42, Bosch Motronic 4.4, Special Edition package.
2003 S40, B4204T3, 14T twin scroll AW55-50/51SN, Siemens EMS 2000.
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Re: 1998 V70NAM56 cylinder head job, winter 2020 "The Orange Mountain"

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Pictures, or it didn't happen . . .
'98 V70 NA FWD 5 spd, silver sand metallic (sold)
'99 V70 NA FWD Auto, dark blue (actively for sale)
'99 S70 NA FWD Auto, black (sold and resurrected -- Don't cry for me Argentina . . . )
'07 S80 3.2 FWD Auto, Barents Blue Metallic
'06 V70 R AWD Auto, Sonic Blue Metallic
'04 XC70 Ruby Red Metallic
'95 855 auto (sold)
'86 245 manual (sold)
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Re: 1998 V70NAM56 cylinder head job, winter 2020 "The Orange Mountain"

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I hope you play some Mandolin Orange while your doing this job :lol: :lol: :lol:
96' 850 sedan, base, auto, pewter/charcoal, 117k miles
99' S70, base, 5-speed manual, nautic blue/ tan, 216k miles
04' V70, auto, ash gold/ tan, 233k miles, daughters car
05' V70, 5-speed manual, loaded, mistral green/ tan, 150k miles
79' Ford Capri S, Euro Spec 2.8 V6, T9 5-speed manual
58' Porsche Diesel Junior
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Re: 1998 V70NAM56 cylinder head job, winter 2020 "The Orange Mountain"

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Well, 31F and cold rain, with car stuck outside until FEB17

I think I am going to call HR and take mechanic vacation day this weekend.

Car is in the beautiful Silver Sand Metallic and Charcoal interior.

Technically it should be the Green Mountain Project, but the family knows why its Orange...
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Go 'Cuse!
'98 V70 NA FWD 5 spd, silver sand metallic (sold)
'99 V70 NA FWD Auto, dark blue (actively for sale)
'99 S70 NA FWD Auto, black (sold and resurrected -- Don't cry for me Argentina . . . )
'07 S80 3.2 FWD Auto, Barents Blue Metallic
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Re: 1998 V70NAM56 cylinder head job, winter 2020 "The Orange Mountain"

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Shouldn't it be the white mountain project? I think Mark needs to chime in here.
96' 850 sedan, base, auto, pewter/charcoal, 117k miles
99' S70, base, 5-speed manual, nautic blue/ tan, 216k miles
04' V70, auto, ash gold/ tan, 233k miles, daughters car
05' V70, 5-speed manual, loaded, mistral green/ tan, 150k miles
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Re: 1998 V70NAM56 cylinder head job, winter 2020 "The Orange Mountain"

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Time for a harbor freight canopy and a heater!
I'm just glad the rain finally stopped down here. It's been miserable.
'00 V70R Venetian Red/Charcoal M56 Swapped 199k
'03 S60 2.4T Silver/Black 117k
'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
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1993 944 Base Beige/Beige 221k
1998 V70 GLT Black/Beige 199k
1998 S90- Silver/Gray 207k
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Re: 1998 V70NAM56 cylinder head job, winter 2020 "The Orange Mountain"

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Well, I am a glutton for punishment - instead of lunch I:

Got the heat shield, water pipe, and TB off, and slackened the top cover bolts in prep for removal.

Cold, wet, and wind got me after an hour though. Buttoned up

Dropped one 3 inch extension bar somewhere into engine.

My sharpie froze, so I add to notes here.

2 M8 sheild Nuts
2 M6 water pipe bolt
1 M6 ground strap bolt
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Re: 1998 V70NAM56 cylinder head job, winter 2020 "The Orange Mountain"

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Man, these boys from the frozen North are a tough breed.
96' 850 sedan, base, auto, pewter/charcoal, 117k miles
99' S70, base, 5-speed manual, nautic blue/ tan, 216k miles
04' V70, auto, ash gold/ tan, 233k miles, daughters car
05' V70, 5-speed manual, loaded, mistral green/ tan, 150k miles
79' Ford Capri S, Euro Spec 2.8 V6, T9 5-speed manual
58' Porsche Diesel Junior
13' Honda Odyssey :oops:
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