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What did you do to your P2 Volvo today?

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- Pete - wrote: Sun Oct 18, 2020 8:25 pm
abscate wrote: Sun Oct 18, 2020 9:50 am
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Haha!

I saw these and thought for a second I had a set stacked in the garage! Went out to check and they're only 16s. We were thinking we'd make these the snow wheels.

They have the PO's Michelins on there now, they say M+S. Seem a bit hard and not a ton of tread.
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Drove 150 miles on the highway today. I then replaced the failed upper engine mount with a Hutchinson unit (with VOLVO scraped off it appears before being packaged by the manufacturer), replaced two of five 50k mi plus NGK spark plugs with OEM Volvo with my twelve year old son, and stripped a torx screw on the left-hand-side cover. Cleaned oil off the valve cover nooks from the PO who ran it with a bad filler cap seal and a nearly plugged up PCV (entire PCV replaced last month). Replaced a rubber coil boot that had crumbled due to the oil going down into the spark plug holes.

Tomorrow morning I'll drop the other three plugs in, drive "topless" above the coils, and head to pick-a-part to grab a new cover and a few screws before work.

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I have an early 2001 P2 V70.
Today I programmed a remote control. It works perfectly too.
The remote itself cost close to $100, but it's a Volvo remote made in Germany (not some 'no label' knock-off). I bought the remote from FCP Euro.

I used VDash Lite to program it. The programming itself cost nada, nothing, zip, zilch.

All I needed were the two numbers on the remote packaging to add it, and then "live detection" while hitting the lock, unlock, light, and trunk buttons. Everything works.

Notice on the packaging label, one sequence occurs twice. It's eight characters and appears under the "P" and again under the "seed code." In my particular case, only one of the characters is alphabetic; the second from last. This is the first string entered into VDash. The second string is sixteen characters, the "seed code," and it is entered without the dashes. Both sets of characters are both letters and numbers.
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So, then, are you Mr Bean?
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Yes indeed. Some days more than others.
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Changed the downstream O2 sensor. This was an adventure in "why the hell did they do that?" and attempting to unscrew tiny screws placed in the most inaccessible places. One danged 15mm long 8mm hex screw that held the wire from the sensor just prior to entering the engine compartment took me the most time. Naturally, I used zip ties to replace it. No way in heck I'm going to spend half an hour turning a tiny screw 1/8 turn until it seats. Why no Philips or flat tip slot?

Anyway. It will be easy if I ever have to do it again.

By the way, those folks saying there was something wrong with the sensor were right. Two of the wires were completely broken off at the connector.

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liambean wrote: Fri Oct 23, 2020 11:49 am Yes indeed. Some days more than others.
I see you've Bean there and done that.

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Replaced the top torque motor mount as the rubber was starting to flake away from the housing. The replacement mount is much better with more than a simple steel bushing through the middle. This one has a steel plate on one end. Though there's no brand, I suspect that it's Volvo sold through a third party agreement. The logo has been ground off.
Because the mounting bolt at the top did not include a lock-washer, I secured it with a "lock-tight" type gel. I expect it to outlast the old one.
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^^ Interesting the difference in details there.


What did I do to my P2 Volvo today?

Well, I found it, I dug it out, I ventured forth into the slop and crunch. 10" of new snow with wet slop at the bottom. As soon as you clear the fluffy upper layers off, the air freezes it hard.

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Ran around and stocked up on salt pork and oranges before the real cold wave hit. She starts right up in the cold, so nice. The heater kicks out heat right away, which is the best - our Audi is still blowing cold air on your ankles when you've arrived and shut it off. Air bubble I assume.

I have not checked the Angle Gear oil or verified the condition of these fine industrial gears, and I feel really guilty about that. But yesterday on these unplowed streets, I was impressed. You can tell you're in AWD when you give it some throttle in a turn and the butt kicks out rally style. So fun! Mrs BB was not impressed. She also was not impressed with me holding down the ABS pedal for half a block to stop before the light on a major arterial. I could have been that guy - the first one every year to wreck a car in the snow. It's easy to forget your surface when you're playing around with grip and then you have none. Stop signs and intersections were hard packed ice, no plows or sand to be seen.

SO!.....I think the PO's all-seasons have to go. I browsed through the Tire Rack Amusing Macho Snow Tire names and stopped on VIKING CONTACT! That sounds very historical, doesn't it. Has a nice ring to it. I had to look it up, it's a Continental, with canola oil no less.... and surprisingly it's right up there with or better than the Blizzak and beats the X-ice. Decent.

It'll be 45 by Wednesday, so I have time to consider.
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