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What did you do to your P2 Volvo today?

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2001 - 2007 V70
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Re: What did you do to your P2 Volvo today?

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...but soon you a veteran who has run the belt twice through its loop with the 30 mm wrench and watched those marks line up, and take a warm moment of pride in your work
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After my very first valve adjustment before tightening the valve cover bolts (8RC in a '70 Corona Mk ll) the seasoned aircraft mechanic who would often stroll by noticed my hesitancy and said, "This is what makes a Christian out of you".

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Welp.... dropped my phone between driver seat and console, reached down to get it, and got my hand jammed. This was in downtown Bridgeport with a 5 speed and was less than optimal.

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Post by jonesg »

abscate wrote: Tue May 11, 2021 7:56 am Welp.... dropped my phone between driver seat and console, reached down to get it, and got my hand jammed. This was in downtown Bridgeport with a 5 speed and was less than optimal.

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jonesg wrote: Tue May 11, 2021 9:29 am
abscate wrote: Tue May 11, 2021 7:56 am Welp.... dropped my phone between driver seat and console, reached down to get it, and got my hand jammed. This was in downtown Bridgeport with a 5 speed and was less than optimal.

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Yes, I Pulled over and it took me 15 minutes to work my hand out, badly bruising it in the process.
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Post by volvolugnut »

Sounds like there needs to be a warning sign down there. Do not drop phone here.

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Post by Starbuck »

True. Get well soon, Abscate!

Ben's been shifting rougher than I like so I took him into the shop today. Long story short, his wee leak apparently became large and according to the shop his fluid is black and low. Yeah I did the flush and fill late last year. Also, mini-rant, whomever came up with the trans dip stick can go bleep themselves. It's completely useless all crammed way down in the bowels of the engine. I have never been able to get an accurate reading (just tried last week too) and no matter how it wipes and comes out after excusing yourself past hot hoses, it's just a haphazard smear of red.

I'm booked until August with to-dos and school and mawwage so I told them to flush it and diag to see if the transmission is shot. If so, expletive rhyming with duck. If not, they'll need to replace whatever seals they were talking about between the rock and hard place. Ugh.

I think Ben might have heard me talk about selling Steve (my '17 MX-5 RF) and getting another P2 or P3 (depending on whether P3s good or not). So is he punishing me? My ol' 1980 Celica used to get jealous when I looked at other cars too.

I've been so loving toward him though! I rarely engage the Turb and I've never hit a kerb. I have PM'd him and bought him pretty new shoes! How could he break my heart with this potentially bad news?

Hopefully the transmission is still good. Hope dies last.
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Post by abscate »

Those transmissions are solid pieces of kit, Beth, don’t sweat it. They need less flushing than husbands.

Make sure they use the right fluid , which I don’t know as I don’t have a P2 slush box but I know they are picky.

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Post by kcodyjr »

Changed the PS fluid, by emptying the reservoir, disconnecting the return line, putting it into a catch bucket, plugging its port on the reservoir, filling it with new fluid, and rocking the steering wheel stop-to-stop until it started coming out clean(er).

You'll want more than 1L of fluid for that procedure. If I'd had more, I'd have kept going - it was filthy, and smelled burnt.

Also finished reassembly from the TB job: reinstalled crank pulley and a new serp belt, all the covers, installed silicone coolant tank hoses. The crank pulley had a *little* cracking visible in the rubber once I cleaned it up, but not enough to worry about... or should I be? How twitchy are they?

Still haven't started it up after all this. A few of the pintle caps cracked when I took the fuel rail out for the PCV job, and I'm still waiting for the injector overhaul kit to arrive.
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Post by Blacklab467 »

How many kms on that car?
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