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What did you do to your P2 Volvo today?

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...and ships biscuits!

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My wife and I somehow came up with Snow Rules. When there is snow on the road, you can yell Snow Rules! and then slow but not stop at stop signs. The details of snow rules are there are no rules. It is best to do this before anyone else gets on the roads.
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MoVolvos wrote: Sun Oct 25, 2020 3:56 pm
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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Just soying, you may have fallen out of Fava with that post.
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Used my V70 T5 to haul 8 foot cedar boards home from the lumber yard. Rear seat down and passenger seat moved forward. The boards are for house trim.
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THAT's why we drive wagons!
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Changed my angle gear fluid on my 216k mile 2006 s60 AWD. It was dark and smelled bad. I'm going to give it a second change at the next oil change to get the fluid baseline clean.
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If AG fluid is similar to something like 90 weight gear oil, it just stinks, not because it’s old.
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Well, the P2 was PO'd as the O3 Odyssey sat for 3 months or was that 4 in my folks garage so I couldn't get its control arms bushings started. Yes, still haven't clear enough room in my garage to do any short term work since moving in 5 years ago. Last hurtle was to inspect and potentially rebuild the calipers. Who does "parking" brake shoes anymore, that's another part of this saga. Wait, spoke too soon, I think the S80... If anyone decides to rebuild calipers they are not all created equal.

First, the good. The Odyssey pistons were still highly polished so no sanding of the caliper bore nor replacement kit needed. Was able to pull it out of the dust cover but the bad was being unable to get it back in through the small opening. Second, and getting worse, thought the dust boots were somehow pressed into the caliper. Looked seamless, spent hours trying all sorts of methods, crafting tools to return the piston into the small opening till... I really did cleaned and examined everything and didn't see the split, besides it was seated in there like it was part of the caliper. These high tolerance Japanese engineers. The ring is really smaller than it looks in the picture :roll: . Thanks for letting me digress.

Will resume the control arms bushings rebuild programing soon.

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People often get lost on long trips in the Odyssey
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Michelins generally give good tread life, but at the expense of traction. I have found with age/wear after about 30k miles the tread surface goes rock hard. They still have lots of tread depth but virtually no wet weather or snow traction thereafter, even if they might wear for another 20-30K miles. That's always been my experience with Michelins.
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