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1996 850 Turbo Wagon White

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Ben850
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Re: 1996 850 Turbo Wagon White

Post by Ben850 » Tue Mar 18, 2014 6:52 am

I have the use of a garage for a few days.
My goal this week is to do the 3'' n/a intake and throttle body.
Silicone turbo and coolant hoses.
Now a new radiator, since seeing its deterioration. A few drips of antifreeze on the tanks, and the bottom steel strap is fairly rusty.

Timing belt, Gates Blue, Aisin tensioner, INA pulleys, Aisin water pump, Nissens Turbo radiator.
If everything ships on time, I will be done with all this by Friday.

I still have the R exhaust manifold, Drilled and slotted rotors, Akebono pads, e-brake shoes and more.
I'll do these in the driveway when it gets warmer.
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This will serve as the before Photo.
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I set up an emergency control center to order a new radiator, and whatever else may come up.
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I am on the way for day two as I type. Updates coming.
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1993 850 GLT , You wouldn't know it.
1996 850 Turbo Wagon White.
1995 T-5R Black. New work in progress.
1998 V70 XC Cross Country White.
1994 850 N/A Wagon Black.
1997 850 Sedan Black.
1996 850R Wagon White.
1997 850 Sedan Red ( not white or black!)

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Re: 1996 850 Turbo Wagon White

Post by Ben850 » Thu Mar 20, 2014 9:56 pm

3" air tube, silicone turbo hoses,3" valve body and N/A intake, silicone coolant hoses, thermostat, coolant temperature sensor, installed so far.

Unexpected new radiator as well. There were antifreeze drips on the old radiator and it looked tired.
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While I was buying silicone line and hoses, I did the PCV 5/8" to PTC in blue silicone heater hose as well.

The water pump is late in coming. It will be here tomorrow and I can finish installing the timing belt, pulleys and tensioner.
Also waiting are the serpentine belt and its pulleys for the water pump to get here. Lastly will be the expansion tank silicone hoses.
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1993 850 GLT , You wouldn't know it.
1996 850 Turbo Wagon White.
1995 T-5R Black. New work in progress.
1998 V70 XC Cross Country White.
1994 850 N/A Wagon Black.
1997 850 Sedan Black.
1996 850R Wagon White.
1997 850 Sedan Red ( not white or black!)

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Re: 1996 850 Turbo Wagon White

Post by Ben850 » Fri Mar 21, 2014 10:08 pm

I received the water pump today, so I finally was able to install the new Gates Blue Racing belt, the new Continental serpentine belt with new idler and tensioner pulleys.
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The previous owner only had the car for a year. He was moving and lost all the maintenance documents. He said the owner before him had the timing belt done but did not know what was actually done.
I found a new belt and INA pulleys. The INA pulleys are what I had also bought so I sent them back. The hydraulic tensioner was not new and appeared to be leaking so I used the new Aisin tensioner that I had bought.
The water pump appeared to be new but I had seen stains at the weep hole. Again, I replaced that with a new Aisin and new bolts with thread sealer.

With everything bolted up, I changed the oil and filled the cooling system with straight distilled water mixed with about 5 ounces of Cascade dishwasher fluid for an initial flush.

Dropped in the battery. Turned the key to position II. Waited about four seconds. Turned the key, and it started right up.
I was happy.

I did another coolant flush with distilled water only, and refilled with Zerex G-05 mixed 50/50 with distilled water.
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Don't make fun of the strut bar. It is functional until I decide to be a track terror.

Tomorrow I am putting a new Tag on the plate and testing. Yay.
I plan on switching out the ECU with the 628 R ECU tomorrow after things are settled. Double check hoses, look for drips, check fluids...
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1993 850 GLT , You wouldn't know it.
1996 850 Turbo Wagon White.
1995 T-5R Black. New work in progress.
1998 V70 XC Cross Country White.
1994 850 N/A Wagon Black.
1997 850 Sedan Black.
1996 850R Wagon White.
1997 850 Sedan Red ( not white or black!)

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Re: 1996 850 Turbo Wagon White

Post by Ben850 » Sat Mar 22, 2014 4:27 pm

Test drive went well today. Weather is going to be in the teens this week, so next week will be favorable for transferring the Wagon back to the daily driver.
The ECU took only a few seconds to realize the new injectors and airflow.

The R ECU will have to wait until next week.
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1993 850 GLT , You wouldn't know it.
1996 850 Turbo Wagon White.
1995 T-5R Black. New work in progress.
1998 V70 XC Cross Country White.
1994 850 N/A Wagon Black.
1997 850 Sedan Black.
1996 850R Wagon White.
1997 850 Sedan Red ( not white or black!)

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Re: 1996 850 Turbo Wagon White

Post by Ben850 » Sun Apr 06, 2014 10:49 pm

After more fun, cold weather, rain...
I had almost forgot, new Bosch Icon 21" wiper blades today.

I had to tighten a few of the pressure side clamps from the turbo. This made me happy actually.

Hours ago, 4-6-14 while there was still sun. Replaced last years plugs again with the Bosch Super Copper gapped a bit smaller @ .026.
The last set looked fine. All were burning equal with a visual. None were burnt, nor wet. I will give those to the Sedan which has two year old plugs of the same type.
So, a new distributor cap, rotor for the Wagon, and got rid of the silicone plug wires.
Bougicord wires dated 4-14. Nice. Bosch cap and rotor.

Took it for a drive.
While the 628 R ECU was learning, I was getting knocked into the seat.

A good day today was, photos later.


1993 850 GLT , You wouldn't know it.
1996 850 Turbo Wagon White.
1995 T-5R Black. New work in progress.
1998 V70 XC Cross Country White.
1994 850 N/A Wagon Black.
1997 850 Sedan Black.
1996 850R Wagon White.
1997 850 Sedan Red ( not white or black!)

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Re: 1996 850 Turbo Wagon White

Post by 98T5 » Sat May 03, 2014 7:28 am

where is the location of the hatch shocks? I have the same problem and the hatch keeps dropping on my head. I bought a 4ft piece of 1'inch diameter PVC pipe and decorated it to act as my hatch holder. I might just leave it like that but I would like to know where those things are located if I decide to do them. thanks. :mrgreen:


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Re: 1996 850 Turbo Wagon White

Post by precopster » Sat May 03, 2014 7:53 am

They run alongside the rear windows in the roof area behind the plastic trim. First remove the centre trim near the hatch light then work your way to the left and right sides.

Replacing them is a cinch with 10mm bolts if I recall correctly.


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Re: 1996 850 Turbo Wagon White

Post by Ben850 » Sat May 03, 2014 3:04 pm

precopster wrote:They run alongside the rear windows in the roof area behind the plastic trim. First remove the centre trim near the hatch light then work your way to the left and right sides.

Replacing them is a cinch with 10mm bolts if I recall correctly.
They are actually a ball and socket which can be quickly popped off with a pry bar, or large screwdriver. No need to remove any bolts.
It does help to have a friend hold the hatch. While removing the salvage parts (the first time), Gravity took its toll on my head yet again.
Pop back on with a rubber mallet, or other device. Once again with a helper/holder.


1993 850 GLT , You wouldn't know it.
1996 850 Turbo Wagon White.
1995 T-5R Black. New work in progress.
1998 V70 XC Cross Country White.
1994 850 N/A Wagon Black.
1997 850 Sedan Black.
1996 850R Wagon White.
1997 850 Sedan Red ( not white or black!)

Ben850
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Re: 1996 850 Turbo Wagon White

Post by Ben850 » Sun May 04, 2014 5:43 am

The weather is not cooperating for body and paint work. I've had the hood in the backyard throughout the winter. I would like three temperate days to let the paint cure. When I see them in the forecast, it will be done.
In the meantime, I have the prepared areas sealed with painters tape.
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1993 850 GLT , You wouldn't know it.
1996 850 Turbo Wagon White.
1995 T-5R Black. New work in progress.
1998 V70 XC Cross Country White.
1994 850 N/A Wagon Black.
1997 850 Sedan Black.
1996 850R Wagon White.
1997 850 Sedan Red ( not white or black!)

Ben850
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Re: 1996 850 Turbo Wagon White

Post by Ben850 » Sat May 17, 2014 9:51 am

The car has been running beyond my expectations. It seems very dependable, by my design, and is not letting me down when I put my foot into it.

I have a decent electronic/mechanical boost gauge to hook up on the A pillar when I feel motivated, but it is fun watching the factory needle diving hard into the white at only about half pedal in the mean time.
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I do have the Bluetooth Android torque app on the small galaxy tablet that lets me monitor things in real time, but I now use the video function to record telemetry when I want to see what happened after the fact.
I've found watching real time data to be distracting while driving in public traffic.
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I still have the brakes to be done all around. I plan on ordering the hard lines for the rear beforehand because I have tried to break the lines loose gingerly from the rear calipers, using three different penetrants, torches, line wrenches etc...
I have a can of the "Freeze off" penetrant that will be my last attempt before chopping lines to install the new calipers I have waiting.

Junk yard trip planned for tomorrow for myself and fellow enthusiasts.
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1993 850 GLT , You wouldn't know it.
1996 850 Turbo Wagon White.
1995 T-5R Black. New work in progress.
1998 V70 XC Cross Country White.
1994 850 N/A Wagon Black.
1997 850 Sedan Black.
1996 850R Wagon White.
1997 850 Sedan Red ( not white or black!)

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