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What did you do to your P2 Volvo today?

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Re: What did you do to your P2 Volvo today?

Post by ndphotonl » Sat Apr 25, 2020 11:28 am

Good investment indeed!
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Post by ljsommar1 » Sat Apr 25, 2020 3:04 pm

Oh, my aching back! Had enough of the saging/worn down driver's seat. Today, I removed the seat and bottom seat cover and added an inch or so of foam. It is much more supportive. I would like to have replaced the foam cushion altogether but the cushion is no longer available for a 2002 V70.
Why didn't I do this years ago.

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Post by ndphotonl » Sun Apr 26, 2020 3:01 am

Is it easy to do? Did you remove the seat or just the cover
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Post by ljsommar1 » Sun Apr 26, 2020 8:02 am

It was not easy at all. It would be impossible to do without removing the seat from the car.
The seat is quite heavy and arkward and is difficult to maneuver out and especially back in (this coming from a 67 year old weakling). Because a replacement seat cushion is not available, I had to add a layer of foam on top which makes it very difficult to attach the hog clips to keep the seat tight in the middle. I used tie wraps there, through the foam to attach the seat cover to the metal wire in the original seat bottom. I had another person compress the foam and pull the seat cover tight to attach the four sides to the metal frame.
Definitely worth all the effort though. I had been using a removable foam pad sold for protecting your knees while kneeling. This is much, much better.

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Post by oragex » Mon Apr 27, 2020 11:04 am

I did the same on my 2003 but installed a bottom cushion from an S80 - got the passenger seat which was in like new condition. I think it's a great 'swap' on these cars. Be sure to check the compatibility, the 01-03 S60 V70 work with S80 first gen cushions, S60 V70 from 2004 it's completely different www.youtube.com/watch?v=AOhUYIG6Qv4

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Post by tyguyc » Mon May 04, 2020 9:07 am

I changed out my other low beam (did the first on 6 weeks ago) because I was naïve that this headlight would even need replacing. good thing that its not more expensive to buy 2 separate packs then a pair pack.

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Post by volvolugnut » Sat May 09, 2020 5:32 pm

I have started several maintenance projects on 2001 V70 T5. Two days ago I got car in garage and front end on two jack stands. Because I do not have much room in the garage, I will need to do PS and then reposition for room to do DS. I removed PS strut and brake caliper. The wheel alignment pin sheared off flush. So I have a stud to extract.

Yesterday I disassembled the strut. The shock is worse than I thought - I will be buying new struts without springs. I will also replace the boots, spring seats, bump stop, and strut bumper stop washer (rusty). The pivot bearing seems ok and will get cleaned and painted.

Today I removed the PS axle. This was easier than I expected. I learned it is an after market axle and the inner boot I had purchased will not fit. Also the other axle boots look bad and need to be replaced as well. I made boot measurements and will start the search.

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Post by iamhives » Sun May 10, 2020 9:59 am

Replaced both front control arms and sway bar links and replaced both inner and outer CV boots on the drivers side. Also, a couple of weeks ago got a new set of tires. And finally did an oil change with Mann filter and Mobil 1 High mileage 10W-30 oil. Now my teenage son's 2006 V70 runs like silk...

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Post by volvolugnut » Mon May 11, 2020 7:09 pm

Yesterday and today I started on the PCV system of my 2001 V70 T5. Most of the afternoon today was draining power steering fluid mostly on the floor, draining the coolant (some on the floor) and struggling to get the intake manifold off. The banjo bolt under the manifold and lower manifold bolt behind the alternator took a lot of time. Once I found the best tool and position combination it went quickly. I should document them.
Still it was worthwhile to see all the shiny, smooth valves. I may have leaky injectors because there are dark stains in the manifold below the injectors.
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Re: What did you do to your P2 Volvo today?

Post by - Pete - » Mon May 11, 2020 10:23 pm

volvolugnut wrote:
Mon May 11, 2020 7:09 pm
Yesterday and today I started on the PCV ... The banjo bolt ...

One thing I recently discovered in trying to get the banjo threaded back into the intake plenum is the following:

1) start by laying down a couple of those multicolor interlocking pads (the ones that you could picture being in a daycare on the floor) over the drivers/left side engine bay. Lay on these; it’s not worth hobbling away with a herniated lumbar disc to accomplish this miserable task.

2) wriggle your right forearm all the way behind the ETM/ETA and over to the banjo bolt. Between that and your left hand it is much easier to guide the banjo into the threads dead on vs kitty-whompus. Naturally, the plenum is still loose while doing this contortionists experiment. It’s always a bear, but even the trickiest of banjos will cooperate if you can do that.


Edit:
I forgot something. For doing power steering stuff, get yourself some of these to minimize PS oil leaks. With the alternator right under the pump, you really don’t want it bathing in the stuff. Clamp at the suction hose right by the pump, clamp at return line right by reservoir, remove the entire fluid containing bunch as a whole & zero mess.

https://www.harborfreight.com/4-piece-f ... 65116.html
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