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What did you do to your P2 Volvo today?

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Post by Rattnalle » Sun Jun 23, 2019 11:13 pm

- Pete - wrote:
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MDK wrote:
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....Rain-X the glass and headlights .....
I'd strongly advise against rain-X on the plastic lens'd P2 headlights. Sure, you'll have water bead right off them temporarily, but in time there's an adverse chemical reaction between the rain-X & the plastic & eventually you will be left with pitted, cloudy, gross looking headlight lenses. I know the P2's with the glass (replaceable) diffused lenses are impervious to this, plastic lenses are far from impervious, sadly. I do not know if the lenses are replaceable on the plastic lens'd lights. Sorry for the bad news :cry:
Seeing as MDK would have the glass lenses on his -04 he should be fine.



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Post by Rattnalle » Sun Jun 23, 2019 11:18 pm

Earlier this weekend during a trip to Norway:
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Also it's pretty light out at midnight midsummer's eve even south of the midnight sun. Photo is pretty close to how it actually looked.
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Post by abscate » Mon Jun 24, 2019 4:42 am

I’ll have to do the miles to KM conversion but I think you Are closing in on the Earth to moon distance marker!


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Post by Rattnalle » Mon Jun 24, 2019 4:48 am

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I’ll have to do the miles to KM conversion but I think you Are closing in on the Earth to moon distance marker!
384400 km to the Moon (avg distance) so still some way to go. Unless you're counting shortest distance then I'm almost there.



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Post by abscate » Mon Jun 24, 2019 3:37 pm

We count the shortest distance since we plan our trips!

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Re: What did you do to your P2 Volvo today....now sticky!!

Post by BlackBart » Tue Jun 25, 2019 1:22 pm

Rattnalle wrote:
Sun Jun 23, 2019 11:18 pm
Also it's pretty light out at midnight midsummer's eve even south of the midnight sun. Photo is pretty close to how it actually looked.
That's impressive. It would be hard to get used to that - I have a hard time going to bed here when it's still light at 10, 10:30 in June. And I COULD NOT get used to 24 hours of dark!

And impressive that that car looks so good in that climate with that many kms. Nice work.


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Post by Rattnalle » Tue Jun 25, 2019 2:09 pm

BlackBart wrote:
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Also it's pretty light out at midnight midsummer's eve even south of the midnight sun. Photo is pretty close to how it actually looked.
That's impressive. It would be hard to get used to that - I have a hard time going to bed here when it's still light at 10, 10:30 in June. And I COULD NOT get used to 24 hours of dark!

And impressive that that car looks so good in that climate with that many kms. Nice work.
You get used to it. And you get curtains ;-)

We've only got 18 hours of darkness or so the other end of the year down here in the south. And it's mostly dark for four or five hours each night now.

I've only had the car the last three years and 70' km so it's the POs work mostly. It's got it's share of wear but looks fresh from a step back still. Drives well too.



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Re: What did you do to your P2 Volvo today....now sticky!!

Post by MDK » Tue Jun 25, 2019 3:51 pm

MDK here... back on the 2002 V-70 non turbo. I've been waiting for it to quit raining here. The upper tailight had water in it. Little fish bowl going on there. It seems that where the red/ white plastic meet it split right at the seam, so I packed some GE 4 silicone in it.. twice and pulled the bulb... stuffed it with a microfiber towel .. put it all back together...no leaks. Secondly... you know the joy stick that operates the mirrors? mine was cracked in half so I replaced it with one I cannabilized from the scrap yard... rolling on.



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Post by MDK » Wed Jun 26, 2019 12:59 pm

MDK here... again. So anyone who owns any P2... even a Volvo from the 90's knows that the control knobs even the window switches get sticky. Well...hand sanitizer does the job. I also added the dress up kit from IPDUSA. And now I'm going to replace the lower trans torque mount on the 2002 v70. CIAO!
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Re: What did you do to your P2 Volvo today....now sticky!!

Post by MDK » Fri Jun 28, 2019 5:32 pm

MDK here... Friday night in Cincinnati. I just got done adding the subframe bushing inserts from IPDUSA and the strut tower convertion kit and the little rubber corner pieces at lower windshield/fender. Time for a test drive in the R car.



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